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Camp session: RISE at Home (Learning Disabilities Society)

RISE at Home


By: Learning Disabilities Society  
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Learning Disabilities Society


Program and Sessions Details:

  • Type:
    Virtual program
  • Age (Gender):
    6 - 18 (Coed)
  • Specialization:
    Education (multi)
  • Support for special needs:
  • Session dates:
  • Activities:

Contact:

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LDS Learning Centre: 3292 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 1Z8


In the face of COVID-19 related school closures and physical distancing—we launch RISE at Home. A new, innovative online learning platform providing students with learning disabilities one-to-one at-home instruction. This tool will be available beginning March 30th, when students were set to return to the classroom following Spring Break. 

“Consistent learning support is especially critical for students with learning disabilities,” said Rachel Forbes, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Society. “By designing a system that combines online learning with personalized instruction, we can provide some of the much-needed engagement and continuity that not only curtails potential regression through a break from school, but positively impacts learning.”

LDS’s RISE at Home (Research-informed Individualized Student Education) sessions support vulnerable learners by utilizing dynamic and interactive software that enables LDS instructors to customize lessons based on the needs of students, just as they would during in-person sessions. The new format of the LDS RISE at Home program makes it available to students learning from home throughout Greater Vancouver.

In keeping with its mandate of ensuring that high-quality learning support is available to all students, regardless of circumstance, LDS offers bursaries to families in need. The pricing structure is based on a sliding scale model to make it accessible to all who need it.

Responding to the needs of its community at this critical time, LDS is providing additional services through RISE at Home including:

  • Access to secure specialized educational software with interactive tools and a dynamic interface at no extra cost
  • Increased instructional hours, Monday through Saturday 9am to 7pm
  • An online library to support families in effective home learning, including videos, technology support and webinars (e.g. Walk a MileInMy Shoes on April 1 and Disability Tax Credit on April 23 http://ldsociety.ca/event/).

Eva Cipera, whose daughter in grade 7 has a diagnosed learning disability, has already been using the RISE at Home program. She was granted early access during the program’s trial phase. “The system that LDS has set up is a rich, dynamic platform. It is great to see the potential to integrate all sorts of media, templates and resources that can enhance the online lesson,” she says. “My daughter found it very intuitive to use.”

“Our team of instructors and staff are very pleased to offer ongoing individualized educational support to our community, helping to provide resources and structure at a time when families are feeling multiple pressures,” said Forbes. “RISE at Home is one more way LDS is diversifying its services to ensure we are empowering all students with learning challenges. We are now able to take these technological tools and apply them to our RISE & Tell and RISE & Solve Summer Camps to ensure that programming continues regardless of our ability to meet in groups come July.”

About Learning Disabilities Society (LDS): 

Founded in 1970, LDS is a non-profit charity that serves children with suspected or diagnosed learning disabilities by providing customized learning support. LDS’s Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) program enables students to understand their unique strengths and find success in the classroom. The organization is committed to making high-quality, affordable learning support accessible to all students, regardless of circumstance.



Session Dates and Locations:

Mar 30 - Aug 31, 2020
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 19:00
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$10 - $67
2020-03-3010


Special Needs Support: (All campers have special needs)

Mild Support       Specialized programming

ADD/ADHD
Autism/Pervasive development delay
Dyslexia
Intellectual disability
Mild Support       Specialized programming


Activities:

Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Instructor lead (group)
Instructor lead (one on one)
Math
Reading
Writing / journalism
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive



Contact & Location:

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Location: Online


 
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Learning Disabilities Society  
Contact name:
Eva Cipera

Phone number:
(604) 873-8139
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