LIFE = Learning Is For Everyone
Learning disabilities affect at least 10% of Canadians. More than 50% of these experience difficulty in learning to read. Learning disabilities (LD) are recognized as a lifelong neurological disorder. It is estimated that at least 30% and possible as many as 60% of adults in literacy and foundational learning programs have learning disabilities
. In addition, an estimated 50% of individuals with LD also have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).
We, adult foundational learning practitioners, are not qualified to diagnose learning disabilities, but it is important for us to understand, recognize and support the unique learning challenges and needs of these learners.
Calgary Learns is pleased to partner with CanLearn Society to extend this training opportunity to the adult learning community. Join Dr. Anne Price and Nada Jerkovic for informative and interactive sessions.
By the end of the LIFE training, you will have:
Date(s): June 3 and June 10 (optional*)
- A broader awareness of learning disabilities and their impact on adult foundational learners
- Skills to recognize “red flags” in learners who may have LD and attention issues
- A repertoire of skills and practical tools to make your programs more responsive to the learners’ needs
- Advocacy strategies to support learners with diagnosed or suspected LD or attention issues
- Knowledge and skills to help learners move towards self-advocacy
Time: 9:30 AM - 4 PM
15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary
Members $50 (June 3rd only), $75 (both days)
Non-Members $75 (June 3rd only), $125 (both days)
*will allow participants to have more breadth and depth
Offered through a partnership with: