The Learning Disabilities Society (LDS), is a research-based, non-profit organization that has been servicing children and families in our community for over 50 years. In partnership with the University of British Columbia LDS provides research-based individualized instruction and progress monitoring for children with Learning Disabilities (LD), in addition to family support and advocacy work. As a non-profit, we believe that all children should receive the academic support they need in order to be successful. We are proud to offer a variety of funding options to support families and children who require assistance.

Our mission is to empower children and youth with Learning Disabilities to recognize their unique strengths and develop the confidence and tools to achieve academic success. We embody the values of community, kindness, acceptance and achievement.

What are Learning Disabilities?

Did you know that 1 in 10 children have a learning disability?

A Learning Disability is a neurologically based, hereditary condition that affects a person’s ability to learn in a “typical” way. Those with LD have difficulty understanding and using language, which includes obstacles in receiving, processing, recalling and communicating information. Those with LD typically have above average intelligence and just require an understanding of their learning style and the tools to overcome their challenges.

Our Instructors:

LDS works with a roster of over 30 qualified instructors, who are all SRSD (Self Regulation Strategy Development) trained and certified, a model based on 50 years of research in cognitive science and educational psychology. Many instructors are certified BC teachers, some with specializations in Orton Gillingham. For more information on SRSD, please click here:

Our Programs:

  • Summer Program: July 2 to August 15
  • Fall Program: September 9 to June 20

LDS works one-on-one with each child and their family to develop a plan for diagnosis and remediation. Children complete our programs with a keen understanding of their learning strengths and challenges and the tools and strategies to help themselves through high school and beyond.

1:1 Individualized Instruction, which assists students in achieving expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy.

SRSD Model, which includes a structured set of student strategies that develop student ownership and confidence and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Progress Monitoring, which is used to assess students’ academic performance, to quantify a student’s rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.


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