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Summer Reading Intervention

LDAS is pleased to announce that we will be offering a subsidized reading intervention program at our Regina location over the summer months.

The reading intervention program at LDAS is an intensive, one-on-one service to help struggling students learn the skills they need to become successful readers.

Students meet with a qualified instructor for 45 minutes to work on the specific skills they need to strengthen their reading. A diagnosis of a learning disability is not required to receive this service.

What: One-on-one sessions with tutors who have specialized training in evidence-based practices for teaching children to read.

Who: Children between 6 and 8 years old at the time of service.

Where: 1445 Park Street (across from Tim Horton’s). We are on the third floor.

When: July and August 2024

Cost: $20 per 45-minute session

Please contact the Regina office for booking: 306-790-8452 or reginareception@ldas.org.


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Assessments

What is a psychoeducational assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by a psychologist to assess an individual’s cognitive and academic abilities. The primary purpose of a psychoeducational assessment is to investigate the nature of the client’s challenges so that informed decisions regarding appropriate educational programming can be made.

It is essential to conduct these assessments using a variety of tools and methods to ensure accurate and comprehensive results. This process helps educators, parents, and other professionals better understand an individual’s learning profile and formulate appropriate strategies to facilitate their academic success and overall well-being.


Who needs an assesment?

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How does it help?

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Costs Involved

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - $2400
  • Autism Spectrum Assessment - $3500

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Summer Day Camp

The Summer Sunshine Day Camp, hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, offers a summer of pure fun and new friends.  Children do not need to have a learning disability diagnosis in order to attend.

Our weekly camps run Monday to Friday from July 8 to August 16. LDAS prides itself on delivering a fun-filled day with lots of activities and educational opportunities. Summer Sunshine Day Camps – a home away from home!

The days are packed and busy when campers are participating in the Summer Sunshine Day Camps! Get ready for morning engagement. Campers aged 7 – 11, participate in fun activities such as games, centers, crafts, computers, just to name a few! In the afternoons, the kids will enjoy outings and activities with a focus on FUN, FUN, FUN!

Only our Saskatoon location will be offering Sunshine Summer Day Camp for 2024.

Please note, we have moved to a new location and are now located at 133 3rd Avenue North.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Saskatoon camp, feel free to reach out to StephanieT@LDAS.org.

Daily schedule:

8 AM – 9 AM – Camper drop off
9 AM – 4 PM – Programmed events and activities
4 PM – 4:30 PM – Camper pick up

Our camps run Monday through Friday of the scheduled week, with the following dates and fees:

Camp 2 – FULL
Camp 3 – FULL – 1 spot for daily dropin for Monday, Tuesday and Friday available.
Camp 4 – FULL
Camp 5 – August 6 to 9 ($175) – Tuesday through Friday, due to the long weekend
Camp 6 – August 12 to 16 ($200)

New this year:  Daily drop-in summer day camp! If you would like to have a camper attend for just one day of the week, this is now available in the online booking at $50 for the day. Please choose the Summer Sunshine Day Camp Daily Drop-in when online booking. Daily drop-in is subject to availability.

For a copy of the downloadable/printable Camp Information sheet once registration is complete, please click here. 

We have a new booking and registration system for 2024!

Important details about our new booking system. Please read before booking camper(s).

You will have to set up a separate profile and username for each child you are booking for camp. Do not use the same email address as a username for each profile you create. Instead, create a different username for each profile and use your email as the contact information once this has been created. Otherwise, using the same username or same email address as a username for multiple accounts will limit the accounts you can sign into and information you can access.

Please make sure that the first, last, preferred names and pronouns are those of the camper you are registering for, as well as the address, date of birth, gender and so on.

All weekly camps will show as booked for one day in the system, which will be the start day of the week you have registered the camper for.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Click the booking button below to register for the Summer Sunshine Day Camp!

Register for Summer Camp here

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Employability Coaching

Working with LDAS’s Saskatoon’s Employability Coach, you will be able to

  • Identify a career path and how to get there
  • Identify barriers to success
  • Construct a resume and cover letter that matches your employment goals
  • Prepare for the job interview
  • Learn the soft skills that are essential to surviving in the workplace
  • Learn coping strategies to ensure job sustainability
  • Identify other resources available to you in the community

The process:

The first step is to contact LDAS for an assessment interview. You will then be contacted by an Employability Coach, who will work with you, respecting your career aspirations, goals, challenges and skills set. If you want to move out of a job into a career, then the Coach will help you develop that action plan. If you are frustrated with not being able to find a job, the Coach will help you to build on your strengths and overcome barriers to success.

For more information, contact LDAS, Saskatoon at 306-652-4114.


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ADHD Coaching

ADHD Coaches provide support for some of the day-to-day struggles that individuals with ADHD regularly encounter by helping clients to implement structures and routines to address their challenges.

ADHD Coaching is focused on assisting with:

  • time management
  • organization
  • prioritizing tasks
  • task initiation and completion
  • planning
  • attention
  • self-monitoring

Insight into the Coaching Process:

The coach creates a safe environment that encourages honest and open communication. This environment exists on a foundation of unconditional acceptance of the client coupled with information and instruction about ADHD. The coach becomes the client’s champion, reinforcing and reminding them of their natural talents and successes.

For further information on ADHD Coaching please contact our Saskatoon office at 306-652-4114 or our Regina office at 306-790-8452.


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Adult Education/CAEC

Adult Education Program

  • CAEC Prep Class
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Part-time options may be available

Criteria:

  • Motivated and able attend a full-time academic program
  • May have completed a Modified Grade 12 but NOT a Regular Grade 12
  • 18 years of age or over

Adult Education offered in all three locations:

Saskatoon – 306-652-4114

Prince Albert – 306 – 922-1071

Regina – 306-790-8452

**Program offered year round**


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Academic Strategy

Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practised and then it is shared.” ~ Sparky Anderson

Taking into account your strengths and challenges, an Academic Strategist helps you to understand how to achieve your academic goals. The Academic Strategist assists you in the development of useful tools that you can use to help you succeed in your studies.

Weekly sessions with the Strategist often include:

  • Open collaboration with students to find tools & strategies that they are willing to use
  • Support in the form of academic coaching, technology training, assistance with academic writing
  • Reviewing the recommendations on their personal psycho-educational assessment
  • Providing a variety of strategies to improve learning
  • Identifying barriers and providing strategies to overcome them
  • Providing tools and resources to help students find balance, organization and efficiency
  • Time management techniques
  • Discussing possible technology that would assist learning
  • Assistance navigating Student Loans and the paperwork associated with the Students with Permanent Disabilities – Grant Application

To book an appointment with the Academic Strategist please contact our Saskatoon office at (306) 652-4114.


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Academic Tutoring

Academic Tutoring is a one-on-one service intended to help learners from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Tutoring offers personalized learning support in the areas students need most, such as:

  • Reading skills, including phonemic awareness, fluency, and comprehension. Struggling readers can be tutored using the Barton Reading System, which is an Orton-Gillingham influenced, multisensory, systematic phonics program.
  • Writing skills for all ages. Our tutors can assist with skills like letter formation, or support more advanced concepts, such as essay writing.
  • Math skills, from fact fluency all the way through high school level content.

A learning disability is not required to receive services. Tutoring sessions are guaranteed to have at least 45 minutes of instructor support and can be offered both in person and virtually.

If you would like to know more about tutoring, please contact us. Our helpful staff will schedule an intake interview so the student can be personally matched with the tutor best-suited to help them achieve academic success.


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Academic Intervention Program

Our Focus:
To promote academic growth and independence through evidence-based practices and a supportive and collaborative environment.

Key Program Objectives:

  • Small Class Size
    • 12 to 1 ratio of student to teacher.
    • Allows for more interactions between student and teacher and for more feedback from teacher.
  • Individualized academic programming
    • Students are assessed regularly to inform programming based on their unique academic needs
  • Focus on remedial math and literacy
    • In Numeracy, students will be placed at their skill level as opposed to actual grade level and work their way through consistent and repetitive work with guidance and assistance.
    • In Literacy, we will use a Science of Reading approach to make sure students have a systematic explicit phonics program for reading and spelling.
      • Resources will include Orton Gillingham methodology, Barton Reading System, Science of Reading methodology, F.A.S.T Learning Reading System
  • Thematic Unit approach
    • Multiple subjects are taught using one central topic.
    • It allows teachers to incorporate and combine elements of English, math, history, the arts, and other subject – all while focusing on a particular topic.
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    • Students with learning disabilities/ADHD often struggle with social interactions and emotional regulation. Students will be lead through a program that will help students develop social-emotional skills.
    • Resources: Merrell’s Strong Kids: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum
  • Delivered by specialized professional
    • The Learning Disabilities Association has the benefit of having many specialized and experienced staff to help guide your child through this educational experience.
  • Calendar and Timetable:
    • Our 2024-2025 program will start Tuesday, September 3rd, and runs to June 26th.
    • We will also have the following days off:
      • February/Winter Break
      • Easter Break
      • Christmas Break
      • Statutory holidays, including Easter Monday and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
      • One PD Day per month
    • Monday to Friday
    • Drop off between: 8:00-9:00 am
    • School Day 9:00 am -3:00 pm
    • Pick up between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuition
    • $11,000 per year for full-time, starting in fall of 2024-2025
    • Families will be invoiced $1,100 per month for the 10-month school year
  • What does this mean for your child?
    • Your child will be registered under Home Based Education, and we will need to follow the home-based education procedures.
    • A Notice of Intent must be filled out by parent/guardian.
    • The team at LDAS will create an education plan, as well as provide periodic logs, summative records and/or work samples to the Home-Based Education department.
    • Parents/guardians can apply for an annual reimbursement for each student registered in a home-based education program.

This program is only offered at our Saskatoon office. To obtain more information, please contact them at (306) 652-4114 Ext 4902.