Better Emotional & Social Times
Grades 3 – 5
This self-advocacy and self-esteem program helps children gain a better understanding of their learning disability and/or ADHD, that they simply learn differently by providing explicit instruction in coping skills, understanding and interpreting body language and facial expressions. This program targets children who live with learning disabilities and students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); although an official diagnosis is not necessary. Through discussion, games, role playing and direct instruction in small groups, children learn about and build on their strengths, various coping skills and ways to interact successfully with others. We coach children how to fit in social situations with proper actions and reactions to develop their self-confidence; touching a variety of topics.
Please note this is not a ‘behavioural program’ and there is no one-on-one support available for behaviour issues.
LDA Member Program Fee: $50
(+ Family LDA membership fee: $50/year)
If you require financial assistance, please click here to complete and submit a program subsidy application.
Date: October 1 – December 3
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm (Wednesdays)
Location: St. Catharines
Duration: 8 weeks
What people are saying about B.E.S.T:
I am pleased they had exposure to mindfulness. The Chill Kit is something I have worked on with [my child] and something he continues to work on. I think it has helped in helping him identify with having ADHD and that it is ok…it has helped with his self esteem and willingness to address areas of need without feeling shame.
– B.E.S.T. Parent, Spring 2017