Learning About Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities affect approximately 10% of the population. People with LD often have an additional diagnosis of ADHD and/or other complications for learning. LD and other disabilities vary in range and severity, and every individual’s experience is unique.

The definition endorsed in 2015 by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) has been widely accepted across the country. http://www.ldac-acta.ca/learn-more/ld-defined/official-definition-of-learning-disabilities

Much has been written about learning disabilities and ADHD, and the body of knowledge is growing. The following links will be helpful and we encourage you to contact us with links to other valuable resources to share.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) has developed a series of workshops and courses that were supported by partners, such as the Government of Ontario, and can be accessed through the LDAO website. Workshops are self-paced online learning environments, similar to the courses, but without direct access to a moderator. They can be accessed here.