Learning Disabilities

Warning Signs That Your Child Is Struggling With School

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Parents

It's better to identify any problems sooner rather than later.

My Former Student Will Likely Get More Help For Learning Disability In Jail Than In B.C. School

Lizanne Foster | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

With cuts to the number of school psychologists, waiting lists got longer and longer. And when choices had to be made between you and a student exhibiting violent behaviour in the classroom, your suspected reading disability was seen as less urgent. After all, you were funny and kind, not violent.

There Are Way More B.C. Students With Special Needs Than You Think

Cecelia Griffiths | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cecelia Griffiths

B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender has decided that because about 10 per cent of all B.C. students were identified as having special needs last year, only 10 per cent of students in B.C. schools have special needs. But in fact, the number is a great deal higher that.

When Learning Disabilities Disguise Themselves

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

For children and youth with learning disabilities, school is complicated and back to school can be very different. Academic performance is interrupted by any number of difficulties, and for some students, expectations of social etiquette and self-sufficiency frequently create an environment ripe for true catastrophes.

Mental Health Week: The Link Between Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

2013-05-06-MentalHealthBannerfinal.jpg Our discussion of learning disabilities is a mental health issue. I was born with severe learning disabilities. By my twenties I had tried to commit suicide more than once. What saved my life was research that taught me there was a neurological cause to my confusion: parts of my brain were underperforming

What if Video Games Are Actually Good for our Kids?

Robert Whent | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

I wasn't a particularly good student when I was a kid. In grade school, I had a lot of problems with math, and to a lesser extent reading and writing. It didn't matter how much I tried, I just couldn't get it. I couldn't seem to grasp concepts that most of my friends seemed to understand easily.

How Tablets Can Help Your Child's Learning Disability

Robert Whent | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

While certainly not a cure, technology's ability to create differentiated learning environments and to create exciting simulations and virtual environments will go a long way in helping children with learning disabilities succeed.

How NDP Leadership Hopeful Dewar Overcame Dyslexia

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - He may not have Winston Churchill's gift for oratory, Ludwig van Beethoven's musical genius, Albert Einstein's Nobel prize or Bill Gates' bil...