Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Edmonton Chapter: January E-News

These highlights from the most recent LDAEC E-News are posted as a service to the ADHD community. Please address any questions directly to them:

Call us -780.466.1011
E-mail – info@ldedmonton.ca
Website – http://www.ldedmonton.ca

For full information on the activities of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (Edmonton Chapter), please forward their website and sign up for their newsletter.

E-News: January, 2012

Chapter News

5th Annual Chocolate and Wine Gala, February 3, 2012.

Programs Starting Up Again In January
Don’t Forget to R.S.V.P.!

Parent’s Support Group: January 11, 7 pm to 9 pm

Parent Information Series:
Topic: Who is on Your Team?: January 25, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Adult Support Group:
Topic: Say What? Effective Conversation for Communication: January 26, 7 pm to 9 pm

Writer’s Block: Overcoming Adversity
A writing contest for individuals with learning disabilities/ADHD to share stories about a success that was achieved and/or a skill or talent that was recognized.

Tutor Training Workshop: January 14, 2012

Extraordinary Parenting: a specialized in-depth parenting workshop from LD Edmonton.
When: Four Saturday mornings: January 21 & 28 and February 4 & 11, 2012

Teaching Reading to Students with Reading Disabilities (Grades 4-6) – for Teachers and Educational Assistants
When: Four Saturday mornings: January 14 & 28 and February 11 & 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Spring Child Social Skills Program
Children who have Learning Disabilities often have difficulty with social interaction at school and at home. Difficulties with social interaction can cause a child to feel lonely and depressed, which then impacts their performance academically, and can continue to impact their relationships with others.

A collaborative program between LDEdmonton and Corinne Eckert Child & Adolescent Psychology offers a 10 week social skills program for children 8-12 years old.

Date: Saturdays from March 3, 2012 to May 19, 2012 (there will be no classes March 24 & 31)
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Parent Support Group: This meeting is specifically designed for parents to come together in an open and supportive environment where you can meet other parents, share stories, strategies and resources, ask questions and form meaningful LD community bonds.
Date: every second Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: LD Edmonton Office, Room #24 Fulton Place School, 10310-56 Street, Edmonton
Cost: By donation

Parent Information Series: Our Parent Information Series are organized on the fourth Wednesday of the month. They are on topics of interest to parents or teachers of children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Date: every fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: LD Edmonton Office, Room #24 Fulton Place School, 10310-56 Street, Edmonton
Cost: Free for members and $10 for non-members

Adult Support Group: This group is specifically designed for adults to come together in an open and supportive environment where you can share stories, strategies and resources, ask questions and form meaningful LD community bonds. This group is co-facilitated by a registered psychologist. Come expecting to support and be supported.
Date: every fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: LD Edmonton Office, Room #24 Fulton Place School, 10310-56 Street, Edmonton
Cost: By donation

LD Alberta News

Youth Video Contest: LD Alberta, with a generous donation from the Randy Anderson Learning Foundation, is having a video contest for Alberta students in Junior and Senior High! Deadline for submissions is midnight, February 2nd, 2012.

Dr. Russell Barkley Workshop on ADHD: To order DVDs from this workshop, contact LD Alberta.

Community Events

Programs at the Idywylde Library, 8310 – 88 Avenue.

There are programs happening for all ages involving reading, music and interesting discussion. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the programs are free and attendance is on a drop-in basis (no registration required). More information is available at http://www.epl.ca.

Download Your Passport and Take the learning Journey

Canadians can now Take the Learning Journey as part of Family Literacy Day® 2012 by downloading the Journey to Learning Passport.

Families are encouraged to complete at least five activities in the weeks leading up to Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2012 to see how easy learning can be.

Workshops for siblings of children with special needs!
To Register call 311 or http://www.edmonton.ca/ereg
Registration began November 1, 2011.
For more info, contact Debi Currie at 780-496-7318 or debi.currie@edmonton.ca

6 – 8 year olds #432479
Saturday, January 21 1:00pm – 4:00pm $26.75
Muttart Conservatory 9626 – 96 A St

9 – 12 year olds #432478
Saturday, March 3 11:00am – 3:00pm $32.10
Terwillegar Recreation Centre 2051 Leger Road

13 – 15 year olds #432477
Saturday, March 17 10:00am – 2:00pm $32.10
City Arts Centre 10943-84 ave

Corinne Eckert Child & Adolescent Psychology offers: Training in Core Social Skills

Level I: “The Hidden Conversation” – In Progress (will be offered again next fall)
Level II: “Successful Communication”
Level III: “Positive Peer Interaction Skills”

ADHD & Weight Management Online Seminar:

How to Build Healthy Eating Habits that are ADHD-friendly
January 24-25, 2012 | 7-9pm EST both nights | ONLINE!

When you register for the ADHD & Weight Management Seminar, you’ll get 4 hours of structured information and practical strategies from a prominent psychologist and ADHD expert—for less than the cost of a session with your doctor, a nutritionist, or a personal trainer. ADHD Management.com

Capoeira Kids

A free program (thanks to generous donations of space and time and help from volunteers) providing instruction in a fusion of Martial Arts, Dance, Music and Fun for Kids with Special Needs.

Resources

Interactive LD Checklist (on LDAA website)

Learner’s License Prep Kits

Achieve Training Centre Workshops

Share Your Story! Learn from Others’ Experiences! LD Experience

“Helping people affected by LD share their experiences” http://www.ldexperience.ca.

This site is to help people affected by learning disabilities share their experiences. By sharing stories and reading about the journeys and opinions of others, we hope you will gain personal insight.

Kathryn Burke’s new book “An Accidental Advocate” is now available for purchase on the website! The book chronicles the journey to identify her son’s challenges and obtain the supports necessary to address his needs. Kathryn writes with candour about the steep learning curve and emotions that accompany being a parent of a child with exceptional needs, and her family’s experiences in dealing with the education and health systems.

InfoSmart

InfoSmart is dedicated to removing barriers to learning, employment and quality of life through the provision of personalized AT Services. InfoSmart is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is part of Burke & Associates Inc., a respected firm with almost two decades of consulting experience in the fields of health, human services, and education. Learn more at http://infosmartat.ca/.

Learning Disability Quarterly is now published by SAGE and the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Visit http://ldq.sagepub.com/ today and explore the site’s exciting new features and the journal’s high-quality research and scholarship concerning children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities.*

Interesting Links

ADDitude Magazine’s e-letter has some great articles about impulses and To-Do-List Apps.

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