Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston



Headline News...

817-divisioin street photo

We are thrilled to announce our move to
Family and Children Services, 817 Division Street.

As of September 6, community members can visit our Resource Library and meet with our Office Coordinator from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday. Our monthly parent sessions and assistive technology series workshops will be held in one of the beautiful, tech-savvy workshop rooms. We are thankful to @FACSFLA for their ongoing support and consideration!

Current News...



Thinking of purchasing some books?

The Chapters Kingston bookstore will host a fundraiser for the Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK) on Tuesday October the 4th, 2016. The fundraiser will be held between 5pm and 8pm. For every customer who chooses to participate, 10% of the proceeds from their purchase will go towards the fundraiser.

Mark the date and consider making your upcoming purchases on October 4th in support of LDAK. We hope to see you there!

  • Summer 2016 newsletter pdf icon (posted May 25, 2016)

  • Assistive Technology Support Program
    Watch for more details coming this fall.

  • iPad TechSmart Workshop Series
    Details on a new series of hands-on practical iPad workshops are available below!

    Join our mailing list (on our Contact Us page) so you won't miss any updates! Like us on Facebook too!
  • DISCOVER THE WEALTH OF RESOURCES on the LD@SCHOOL website, such as "Gifted Students with LD", and "LD and Mental Health Issues" -- links are further down this page!


Community Information Session

WORKSHOP Topic: The Psychoeducational Assessment - What is it? What does it mean for my child?

Presenter: Carolyn Wiens, PhD, Educational Consultant

Date: Tuesday September 27
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room, 817 Division St. (FACSFLA)

Parents, doctors or schools request a psychoeducational assessment when students exhibit problems with academics, possible learning disabilities or behavioural and emotional problems. The goal of this session is to broaden a parent’s understanding of the assessment and how the results are used by the school system.

This session may be of interest to Parents and Educators.

The session is free, but please register in advance by email to ldak@ldakingston.com or call 613-546-8524.


iPad TechSmart Workshop Series

  • A series of free hands-on practical workshops to help you get the best out of your iPad using built-in tools and some useful apps. Each workshop consists of 2 sessions, and includes time for one-to-one and Q&A.

  • Unless noted otherwise, all sessions run on a Saturday from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

  • Bring your own iPad or use one of ours.

  • Workshops are suitable for parents and/or their children (grade 6 and up), or those who work with them.

#1: How Can The iPad Read To Me - Let Me Count The Ways
(alternative reading strategies)

#2: Smart Ways To Communicate
(writing / expressive communication strategies)

#3: Ways To Work Smarter With Your iPad
(organization and workflow strategies)

#4: Smart Subject-Area Tool Apps
(explore subject related tools on your iPad)


iPad TechSmart Workshop Series:
Workshop #3

Dates: this fall, tba
Location: 817 Division St., Kingston

Ways to Work Smarter with your iPad

(writing/expressive communication strategies)

More info...

One-page downloadable Series flier (pdf)


STAY TUNED FOR all our fall Workshop dates!




JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to get up-to-date details about upcoming events and news. (Click on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page.)


Have you visited the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario's LD@School website?

See http://ldatschool.ca/ for further information related to Classroom Resources, Professional Learning, and the Educators' Institute. Watch informational videos such as "An Introduction to Learning Disabilities in the Classroom".


Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities: What Teachers Need to Know

Students who are gifted, and who have LDs, may be “exceptionally” difficult to identify: their LDs may “hide” their giftedness and their giftedness may “hide” their LDs. This means that their needs in both areas may not be addressed appropriately. This summary discusses what educators need to know about students with LDs who are also gifted, and includes strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem, but those with LDs could be at higher risk. Students who have LDs may experience feelings of frustration, shame and perceived stigma, hopelessness, and anxiety about not meeting expectations. They are also at greater risk for bullying and victimization, social isolation and rejection, or for feelings of loneliness.

This summary discusses the impact of LDs on mental health and provides links to useful resources.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.

Workshop Handouts - 2014


Have you seen these "Snapshots" about LD?

Please note that these "Snapshots" are free to share – help yourself! But please keep in mind that these sheets and the information in them are not for sale or resale – free is the word.

LDAK COmmunity Fair display table

For more resources, news, and events, check out our provincial association website.




Stay tuned for more LDAK Workshop dates.

Further information about upcoming workshops.




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