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Child and Youth Programs

Program Information

For more information on our programs, please choose a heading below.  The Fall 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.).

FALL Schedule: September 23rd – December 14th. Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Please identify your preferred times on the registration form.

COST: 35.00 per 1 hour session. No child is turned away. Financial assistance may be available. 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 LDABC The Learning Curve, 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.

FALL SCHEDULE: September 23rd – December 14th. Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Please identify your preferred times on the registration form.

COST: $35.00 per  1 hour session. No child is turned away. Financial assistance may be available. Contact us for more information.

NEW WRITING WORKSHOP

NEW WRITING WORKSHOP!

An opportunity for children and youth to explore their inner author and superhero at the same time.  This fun workshop provides children assessed with learning and/or attention challenges that impact their written expression with an opportunity to explore and write about their strengths, inner thoughts and feelings through a variety of activities.

FALL SCHEDULE: MONDAYS October 7th – November 4th (No session on October 14th). 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

COST: $100.00/ 4 sessions (includes a parent follow-up session)

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Emotional Social Development Program

Our programs are designed to be fun and use play to explore common themes for children and youth with learning and behavior challenges. Each group provides:

  • Opportunities to self reflect within a safe environment
  • Exploration, expression and validation of feelings and emotions

Our goal is to create an environment where each child and youth will experience safety, support and understanding within a group setting.

Parents are provided with a follow up session to understand and support their child’s healthy emotional and social development.

FALL SCHEDULE

Dates                                          Times

WEDNESDAYS    OCTOBER 2 – NOVEMBER 6th                    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      AGE RANGE:  10 -13

WEDNESDAYS    November 13th – December 18th        4:00 pm – 5:00 pm          AGE RANGE   9-12

THURSDAYS       October 17th – November 28th            3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

AGE RANGE  7-10

No sessions on Statutory Holidays or October 31st (Halloween).

COST: $150.00/5 sessions and 1parent consultation (last session) 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.

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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 have changed! 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

UPCOMING PARENT EVENTS:

Title: Adolescence

Facilitated by: Pam Tobin

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8th  

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  LDABC The Learning Curve Resource Centre

About the Workshop:

Growing into our maturity or crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood is a naturally turbulent, often confusing, and challenging transition. It can also be a very misunderstood passage, both by the adolescent and the adults in their care.  For this reason, many are not making the voyage across, and are facing the consequences of this arrested maturity.

Join us in discussing how we can equip our teens (and ourselves) to support and trust the developmental process that was meant to deliver them to their full potential.

COST: $20.00

To register: Please register by clicking on the link below and include Adolescence Workshop Registration in the text box provided.

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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 info@ldasvi.bc.ca.