Children and Parents

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We receive thousands of calls, emails and drop-in visits a year from people seeking help in coping with learning disabilities.

More than half (60 per cent) of the people contacting us are parents concerned about their children’s struggles in school, using social skills with peers, as well as self-management issues such as organization, time management, problem solving, and difficult behaviour. They don’t know how to manage the present and plan for the future.

We also hear from adults who are struggling in post-secondary education, stuck in dead-end jobs, on social assistance, dealing with major life challenges as well as professionals seeking support for their clients. We provide support, counselling, information and referrals to internal and external resources. Many of our clients return to us seeking support every few years.

Programs and Courses


Children’s Literacy Tutoring – Our flagship program welcomes children up to age 11 where they learn about their disabilities along with their parents. Through one on one tutoring with our trained instructors, children improve their reading and writing abilities while mastering new learning skills and strategies. One of our programs also includes a social skills component.

We also provide training for parents on how to support their children so they can more confidently approach their school work and various social situations.

Please see calendar for registration form.

Destination Learning Tutoring Program – This program works with children aged six to 11 who are struggling with literacy and who are also affected by learning disabilities or ADHD. The program boosts children’s literacy levels and confidence while also providing parents new strategies to help support their children.

LINKS – Linking Language to Learning is a literacy program designed for children who are experiencing difficulty in reading skills development, which may be attributed to a learning disability. The LINKS Program is dedicated to helping children become competent, independent learners through the experience of good books, and opportunities for good writing.

Parenting  and AD/HD

NEW START – APRIL 18TH @ 7PM – Parenting the Adolescent with AD/HD

ADHD/ADD is not caused by poor parenting. Parents can learn about the condition and the  strategies that will help make life more manageable for the whole family at home, at school and in the communityIncrease your knowledge and understanding of ADHD/ADD and take home ways to foster a positive and productive present and future.

Parenting the child with ADHD or ADD

How a child interacts with his or her environment over time will have a lot to do with the outcome. Parents have a lot of control when it comes to the environment of their child, and may be able to contribute to a more positive outcome.

This seven-week course is designed for parents of children aged 6-11 who have been diagnosed with
ADHD/ADD. The objectives are to increase parent knowledge of how ADHD/ADD impacts their child’s environment, and to develop and apply strategies that make life more manageable for the child and the family.

Syllabus includes: An introduction to ADD/ADHD and its impact on the individual and the family such as: understanding child development, common behaviours of children with ADHD, problem solving, conflict resolution, listening skills, behaviour management, and dealing with the school, siblings and peers.

Course fee:
$110 individuals
 $145 couples, ($10 discount for members of LDAM)

Instructor: Marilyn MacKinnon, BSW

Please see calendar for latest registration form.

Please call (204) 774-1821 for details or email ldamanitoba7@mymts.net to register.

 

Parenting the adolescent with AD/HD – START April 18th

This is a seven-week course is designed for parents of adolescent children aged 11-17 who have been diagnosed with
ADHD/ADD. The objectives are to increase parent knowledge of how ADHD/ADD impacts their teen’s environment, and to develop and apply strategies that make life more manageable for the teen and the family.

Syllabus includes: An introduction to ADHD/ADD and its impact on the individual and the family such as: understanding adolescent development, common behaviours of adolescents with ADHD/ADD, problem solving, conflict resolution, listening skills, behaviour management, and dealing with the school, siblings and peers.

Register: P AD Adolescent Course START 18apr2017

Course fee:
$110 individuals,
$145 couples

Facilitator: Marilyn MacKinnon

Please see calendar for registration form.

For more information please call Marilyn at (204) 774-1821, ext. 14.

Programs coming soon to LDAM

Post Parenting Course Program
Parents are usually alone in their role as case managers in an à la carte system. This program will allow them to meet for mutual support, establish best practices with other parents, and implement and refine new strategies to help their children.

Parent Advocate/Support with the Schools
Parents who grew up with a learning disability or ADHD themselves can often tell their children are having difficulties, but they still need support when it comes to advocating for their children with teachers and principals.