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B.E.S.T.

Better Emotional & Social Times

Ages: 6 – 11 years

rsz_istock_000064899121_xxxlargeThis 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.

*B.E.S.T. in the NEWS!* LDANR recently received a mini-grant from the Niagara Community Foundation to implement Mindfulness into the B.E.S.T program! Check out The St. Catharines Standard coverage of the new mindfulness component HERE!

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.


Winter 2018

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This program is generously funded by United Way St. Catharines.

fullsizerenderSt. Catharines *All winter program spots are full
Date: January 30 – April 10
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm (Thursdays)
Location: Harriet Tubman Public School (St. Catharines)
Duration: 8 weeks

**Excluding the weeks of February 18-23 and March 12-16 **Tentative dates/locations

**Accepting applications starting November 27, 2017 at 6:00am 

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

ldaniagara@cogeco.net
Phone: 905-641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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