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.

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.

Spring 2018


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

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Date: May 3 – June 21
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm (Wednesdays)
Location: St. Catharines
Duration: 8 weeks

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

Phone: 905-641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336