Sunshine, Learning, Achievement & More!

Ages: 6 – 10

ChalkwordsLiteracy, Self-advocacy, Social Skills & Fun!
S.L.A.M. is a full-day literacy program for children ages 6-10 with learning disabilities/ADHD (diagnosis/identification NOT required) to keep them on their toes during the summer months. Children will spend the day involved in hands-on, engaging  literacy activities and the other

half of the day working on social skills through recreational activities (cooperative games, crafts, sports, swimming) all while reinforcing their self-advocacy skills. Children will work and play in a friendly, supportive environment with low adult-child ratios. Children will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a facilitator daily on their individual literacy needs.


Trained therapy dogs from St. John’s Ambulance also visit the program where the children practice reading to the dogs to help improve their reading abilities!

Please note this is not a ‘behavioural program’ and no one-on-one support is available for behaviour issues. This program is for children who are behind in their academics due to a learning disability.

Per Week: $100 for LDANR members; $100 for non-members + $50 annual membership fee (2017 fees)
*Please note: There will be a $10 processing fee for all credit card transactions.

**Accepting applications starting March 20th at 6:00am!
Applications must be received 2 weeks prior to the start date (limited spots available).

If you require financial assistance, please click here to complete and submit a program subsidy application.

S.L.A.M. 2017

9am – 4pm
(extended care available 8am  – 9am and 4pm – 5pm)

St. Catharines (Parnall Public School – 507 Geneva Street, St. Catharines):
July 4 – 7 (S.L.A.M. will not run on Monday, July 3 for Canada Day)
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28
July 31 – August 4
August 14 – 18
August 21 – 25

Niagara Falls (St. Patrick Elementary School – 4653 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls):
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28

Welland (Niagara College – 100 Niagara College Boulevard, Welland):
July 31 – August 4
August 14 – 18
August 21 – 25

*Locations are tentative.

This program is funded by the Branscombe Family Foundation.

This program is generously funded by the Branscombe Family Foundation.







Thank you to our program partner, St. John Ambulance!





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Thank you to our program partner, YMCA of Niagara!







2017 S.L.A.M. Brochure

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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