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LDAA Response to the Task Force on Teaching Excellence Report

The LDAA was invited to provide feedback about the Task Force Report on Teaching Excellence; however, the time between the Minister’s invitation and the deadline was extremely tight for a provincial organization to consult with members and prepare a considered response.  As a result, LDAA submitted two letters in response to the Task Force. Our Initial Response and Our Official Response

Summer Seminar for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Teachers!

Screening and Interventions for Students with Reading Difficulties
is a two-day seminar conducted by accomplished reading specialist, Joanne Heckbert, M.Ed.  Through our Right to Read Project, the LDAA, in partnership with the Centre for Literacy, is offering this session in Edmonton during the summer:

Tuesday/Wednesday, August 5 & 6

For more information click here.

To register: info@centre4literacy.com

About the Right to Read project: www.righttoread.ca

LDAA is seeking new board members

Would you like to help maximize the potential of people in Alberta who are affected by Learning Disabilities? You can help achieve this vision by joining the Provincial Board of the LDAA. There are opportunities for new Directors to join the LDAA Board for a two-year term beginning September 2014.

More information Here

AGM 2014… Mark your Calendar!

The LDAA AGM will be held September 20, 2014 at the iHotel in Red Deer. Please hold that date… more info to follow!

Calgary Chapter Closed

As of January 2014, the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – Calgary Chapter (LDAA-CC) has permanently closed. The programs formerly operated by the LDAA-CC (Camp Amicus and Social Skills) are now being offered by Foothills Academy Society. You can find out more about the programs on the Foothills Academy website, calling 403-270-9400 or emailing amicusprograms@foothillsacademy.org.

Foothills Academy Community Services offers programs and services to all Calgarians affected by learning disabilities and ADHD. In addition to the Social Skills and Camp Amicus programs, they offer assessments, counseling, remedial reading/writing and math instruction, parent and teacher workshops and much, much more. You can find out about all the things going on at Foothills Academy Community Services and in the Calgary community by signing up for their monthly E-News.

Other resources in the Calgary area include:

CanLearn Society
Psychologists Association of Alberta online referral search for a private psycho-educational assessment
CHADD support group for parents of children with ADHD and adults
Working ADDults support group
DCD Parent Support Group
Champions Career Centre - for adults needing help with employment matters
Prospect - for adults needing help with employment matters

For the time being, the website for the Calgary Chapter is still available.

Looking for the LDAssociation in Edmonton or Red Deer?

Edmonton: 780-466-1011 or info@ldedmonton.ca

(Office is closed to August 25 except for Beyond Words Summer Camp, but can be reached via email)

Red Deer: 403-340-3885  or www.ldreddeer.ca

 

Watch our Video FAQs!

The LDAA recently released four innovative videos on learning disabilities. Learn more about this exciting initiative!