Child and Youth ProgramsParent and Family Support Programs
Child and Youth Programs

Program Information

For more information on our programs, please choose a heading below.  The Summer Schedule is now available in each Program Information Section.

Academic Skills Programs
Our Academic Skills program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their abilities in a wide range of skills, depending on their needs. Program participants work one-on-one with trained tutors to identify and work on their specific areas of challenge and learn how to utilize their areas of strength. Learning these skills can help to increase success across many subject areas and reduce the stress level of the overall school experience.

Skills such as reading for purpose, understanding course outlines, assignment breakdown and completion, research skills, organization of self and belongings, test taking, time and stress management are all necessary for success and well-being at school. However, children and youth sometimes require extra support or repetition of teaching or explicit instructions of how to master these skills.

Tutors work with participants to gain an understanding of what their daily events and expectations are. After this is clearly understood, the participants work with the guidance of their tutor to create an easy-to-follow, effective method of keeping track of what has been done and what needs to be done. Participants also complete a ‘learning styles inventory’ that helps them determine what style of learning and studying is most effective for them (such as visual, auditory, reading, etc.).

Summer Schedule : July 9th – July 31 and August 1 – August 17 Monday thru Friday 10-3 pm.  Please identify your preferred times on the registration form.

COST: 35.00 per session. No child is turned away. Financial assistance is limited over the summer months. Contact us for more information.

Reading and Writing Programs
Effective reading and writing are fundamental to your child’s overall success in school; however, they are some of the most challenging skills a student has to develop and apply throughout their academic career. At LDA-SVI, we teach not only reading and writing, but also thinking skills. Our goal is to cultivate overall literacy by supporting each student’s individual learning processes and fostering their confidence along the way.

This program is designed for any student who is struggling with reading or writing. Your child does not have to have an assessment for Learning Disabilities to qualify. What we do during our sessions is as diverse as the learners who attend our programs. Our approach is strength based and focuses on the whole child.

While the overall program is structured according to the current reading remediation research, each child will focus on their own individualized goals during their session with a tutor. Parents will meet with the tutor during the first session to discuss how to best tailor this program to their child’s needs. These goals and activities can be changed as often as necessary to fit your child’s development.

Summer Schedule : July 9th – July 31 and August 1 – August 17 Monday thru Friday 10-3 pm.  Please identify your preferred times on the registration form.

COST: $35.00 per session. No child is turned away. Financial assistance is limited over the summer months. Contact us for more information.

Emotional Social Development Program
Daily social life can be challenging and confusing, both in school and at home. Through a variety of activities and discussions, our emotional/social development program covers several themes to assist children in their daily interactions with others.

An underlying theme of this program is that before we can begin to connect with and understand others, it is important for us to understand ourselves and our thoughts and emotional processes.

  • Self awareness is covered through understanding our own personal boundaries, values and beliefs. Once participants understand what their personal boundaries, values and beliefs are, it is possible for them to learn and be aware of and respect other people’s boundaries, values and beliefs.
  • Self-regulation is taught through helping children with strategies for them to ‘be in charge of themselves’. Social problem solving is explored through group role-play and strategies that help children progress beyond ‘ignoring’ or ‘walking way’.
  • Assertive communication is taught through step-by-step strategies that give children the tools to clearly and solidly stating their feelings and needs (i.e. through using ‘I’ statements and appropriate body language). The importance of assertive communication is also explored through comparing the consequences of aggressive, assertive and passive communication.

Over the course of the program, children are provided with the opportunity and with the feedback to understand and develop their own inner strength and resilience in the face of challenges (regardless of what those are). This positive esteem building experience allows children to take risks and learn and understand they are unique individuals – the building blocks for developing positive relationships.


Week Long Sessions:

July 9 – July 13  10 am – 12 pm.  Ages 7-9 and 10-13

July 23- July 27 10 am – 12 pm.  Ages 7-9 and 10-13

August 13- August 17 10-12 on Ages 7-9 and 10-13

2 x per week

Tuesdays and Thursdays July 10 – July 26 Ages 7-9 and 10-13

Mondays and Wednesdays July 23 – August 13 (no session August 6) Ages 7-9 and 10-13

COST: $150.00 includes a parent consultation on how to continue to support their child’s emotional and social development.

No child is turned away. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. Contact us for more information.

Online Registration Information and Instructions for all Child and Youth Programs:

Registration for programs are accepted at any time for sessions in:

  • Fall (September – December)
  • Winter (January – March), Spring (April- June)
  • Summer (July-August)

Individualized programming is available for 1-5 sessions per week. Sessions are 1 hour in length.

Emotional Social Development programs can be offered in individual or group sessions. Determining the best program for the child/youth will be determined during intake.

The program information above will help you determine which program is the best fit for your child. If you are unsure which program would be the best fit for your child, please check the “unsure” box on the registration form and we will contact you to discuss further and schedule an intake meeting.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you to let you know it was received and to schedule an intake meeting. Please note that at certain times of the year, we receive increased applications and it can take 4-6 weeks to schedule an intake meeting. If you have not heard back, please feel free to contact us!

Complete the online registration form
Parent and Family Support Programs

Program Information

Online Registration Information and Instructions for all Parent and Family Support Programs:

Parent and Family Support Programs are changing! Details coming soon. If you would like us to contact you regarding the options available or if you have any questions, please fill out the form below for more information.

Contact us about parent and family support programs

Resource Centre

Due to the volume of visitors, appointments or visits are by appointment only. Please call the centre to book a convenient time to visit. Weekend and evening scheduling is available.
Our resource centre has a lending library with the large number of resources on learning disabilities and related topics. Please note that the annual membership to borrow materials is $10.00. Please click here to download our Library Application Form for more details.

Our centre is located at:

Unit 5-744 Bay Street
Victoria BC
V8T 5E4

Please feel free to book an appointment by calling the resource centre or by emailing