Resources

In addition to the support offered at Eaton Arrowsmith, Magnussen and the Eaton Cognitive Improvement Centre, there is a wealth of resources available to individuals with learning difficulties and their families.

Please click through the below categories of helpful links.

Learning Disability Organizations

The LDAV is a non-profit organization in Vancouver that serves as a support network for children with learning disabilities and their families. The LDAV helps children increase their self-esteem and achieve academic success. The association works with families one-on-one, reviews each child’s situation and develops a program/plan using a team-based approach.

 

The LDAFS is a charity that provides information, programs, resources and support to individuals with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder (ADD) who live in Surrey, Delta, Langley, Abbotsford and White Rock. This organization also offers programs, workshops and tutoring.

 

This Association has been offering support to individuals with learning disabilities as well as their parents, teachers and other professionals since 1963. Ask experts questions, find out about advocacy efforts, read legislative news and updates, or browse a comprehensive collection of resources on the LDA’s website.

 

The LDAC seeks to be a voice for Canadians with learning disabilities. This non-profit organization has supported people with learning disabilities since 1963. The LDAC provides information about prevention, identification, assessment, education, intervention, social interaction, health, coping skills, family support, advocacy, transitions and employment with regards to learning disabilities.

 

The NCLD strives to better the lives of children and adults living with learning and attention issues. It accomplishes this goal through programs for parents, young adults, educators and professionals.

 

This non-profit organization supports individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through virtual support groups, conferences, webinars, monthly newsletters, research and advocacy. The ADDA also helps people with ADHD transition from high school to post-secondary education and offers toolkits about ADHD in the workforce and coaching support for individuals in the criminal justice system.

 

The IDA is a network of professionals, individuals and families who are affected by dyslexia. This organization promotes teaching methods and educational interventions for people living with dyslexia.

 

This website helps give teachers the knowledge to educate students based on their individual needs and learning profiles. All Kinds of Minds believes that the US education system is too focused on indicators, test scores and teacher evaluations. It wants teachers to lead the learning revolution and recognize that each student has different strengths and weaknesses.

 

The CEC is the largest, international professional organization that works to improve the academic success of children with learning disabilities, gifts and talents. The council provides educators with resources to help them foster their students’ talents and help them become successful learners.

 

This non-profit network of parents and educators works to help blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students overcome obstacles and succeed in education.

 

CHADD represents more than 12,000 people, including mostly children and adults with ADHD. This non-profit organization offers resources, training and events to its members.

Higher Education & Learning Disabilities

The centre advocates on issues related to diversity and equality, facilitates student growth, liaises between students and faculty regarding disability related services and accommodations, reviews eligible students’ disability documentation and provides information, support and counseling about disability to the SFU community.

 

Access and Diversity works to make UBC’s community inclusive and welcoming. This department can help students, who have disabilities or ongoing medical conditions, with academic and exam accommodations, financial support and assistance, academic concessions, priority access to housing, and transportation access.

 

AHEAD is an organization for individuals who develop policies and provide services for people with disabilities in higher education. The association has been providing training through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation since 1977.

 

Learning Disability Info & Support

Howard Eaton, the founder and director of Eaton Arrowsmith writes about how long parents should wait before getting their children tested for learning disabilities in WestCoast Families. Eaton also briefly outlines some of the interventions – including cognitive programs to improve brain functioning – that are available to individuals with learning difficulties.

 

Have you ever wondered if you have a learning difficulty? Now you can take a test, developed by the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, from the comfort of your home.

 

This resource provides information about disability insurance, disability grants, wheelchair accessories, sleeping disorders and healthcare reform in the United States.

 

This is an up-to-date online database of resources about learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The website includes hundreds of articles, monthly expert columns, essays, children’s writing and artwork, resources, forums, and a directory of professionals and schools.

 

This Schwab Learning article talks about how children with learning disabilities can succeed. It also gives advice about how parents can help their children with learning disabilities.

 

Tutoring

This Vancouver charity offers remedial teaching to children and youth with learning disabilities.

 

This organization offers one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, penmanship, comprehension, grammar, and level-appropriate math to students in Coquitlam and Vancouver. Symbols uses multisensory lessons based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.

 

CATT certifies and supports tutors who use the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is a multisensory, phonics-based approach to reading, writing, and spelling.

 

Sylvan offers tutoring in math, reading and writing. It also offers homework help, online tutoring, robotics, coding and college prep.

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News & Events
January 27, 2017

  Are you a parent or student interested in learning more about professionals in the Lower Mainland who support students with learning difficulties? Or, are you a professional in the field yourself who would like to network with others and meet potential clients? Join us on March 2nd between 6:30pm…  Read More »

December 16, 2016

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