2013 LDAK Annual General Meeting
The LDAK Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to our AGM to be held at Ongwanada Resource Centre (*), Room 453A on Monday April 22nd, 7pm - 9pm.
There will be a brief business meeting, before our regular meeting begins, with the election of officers to the new Board.
The proposed slate of officers for 2013-2014:
|Proposed Slate of Officers for 2013-2014|
|Vice President||Gail Eaton-Smith|
|Recording Secretary||Cole Greenlees|
Further written nominations will be accepted at the LDAK office until 21 days before the AGM date.
“My Journey Towards Success, Living with ADHD and a Learning
Please join us in welcoming Aaron Bailey, a 22 year old living with a general anxiety disorder, ADHD, and a learning disability in reading, writing and math.
Aaron will discuss the struggles he faced academically and with his peers throughout his school years; the difficulties he experienced with his disability defining who he was as a person, and finally beating the feeling of “I am my disability.”
He will share programs that helped him along his journey and strategies he developed for success.
Everyone welcome! This presentation may be of special interest to teenagers and young adults and their families. Discussion to follow. No fee.
(*) Ongwanada Resource Centre
191 Portsmouth Avenue
Learning = Power Series
FALL CONFERENCE 2011
Saturday October 22
Speaker: Dr. Garth SmithBy the end of this talk, participants should appreciate:
Medical Director, Child Development Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital,
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Queen’s University
Topic: “Meeting at the Crossroads”…
The overlap between Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, & ADHD
- The basic features of NLD’s, Asperger Syndrome, and ADHD
- The similarities and differences between the 3
- The concept of “tapestry” as it relates to developmental disorders
- A basic approach to management
This workshop targets both elementary and high school age students.
FALL CONFERENCE 2010
Saturday October 23
Speaker: Dr. Judy Van Stralen, Consulting Pediatrician
Topic: “My Child/Teenager Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD-Now What? Management principles in and out of the classroom.”
This session briefly discussed what ADHD is and how it is diagnosed. The focus was on managing this condition and common co-morbidities -- oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorder, and learning disabilities, inside the classroom and beyond. It included behavioural strategies as well as a review of medications.
Handout (Powerpoint) 2.7 MB
Assistive Technology Demonstration
Speaker: Pat Dudley, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University and LDAK Board Member, demonstrated some of the assistive software and hardware that LDAK has available in its resource centre.
Software includes writing predictors, text-to-speech, talking word processors, mind mapping software and others.
Hardware includes easy-to-use video recorder, digital scanning, audio recording pens, portable spell checkers and light weight portable (speaking) recording keyboards. (e.g. Dane Elec Zpen, Alphasmart and Writer Fusion keyboards, Livescribe Pulse Digital Smartpen)
FALL CONFERENCE October 2009
Pediatric Anxiety and How It Interacts with ADHD and Learning Disabilities
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Nugent
In this presentation, Dr. Nugent, an experienced consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, will review the main types of anxiety conditions and how they present in the pediatric age group. Significant anxiety symptoms are quite common in children and adolescents. He will also look at the interplay between anxiety symptoms and ADHD as well as other learning problems. There will also be some review of treatment options, including medications and cognitive-behavioural strategies. This topic is relevant for both elementary and high school age students.
Keeping Cool About Your Anxious Child (Powerpoint presentation)
MORE Kitchen Table Math
Speaker: Dr. Lynda Colgan
Dr. Colgan is celebrating her 31st year as an educator. A winner of a number of professional awards, including OSSTF’s Excellence in Education Award for outstanding classroom teaching and the first Marshall McLuhan Award for visionary use of technology with students. Lynda is actively involved in research, writing and community service. Watch for Dr. Colgan’s math section in the Kingston Whig Standard.
Handout available from Lynda Colgan's January workshop
Kitchen Table Math
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