Workshops and Presentations
CanLearn Society offers workshops and presentations on a variety of topics. We are happy to share our knowledge and expertise in the areas of literacy development, learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
- Canadian Psychologists Association: Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists (Approved)
- Magic Carpet Ride: Training for Family Literacy Practitioners
- PD Workshops: These workshops can be booked for teachers and other professionals. The workshops can include requests for specific topics. For example, ADHD in the Classroom.
Learning disabilities (LD) are hidden disabilities that affect many individuals who usually have average or above average intelligence, but they are not able to achieve their potential. A learning disability means having difficulties in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using language, speaking or writing. This can lead to challenges in being able to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder. It interferes with a person’s ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibits behaviour (impulsivity) and the ability to pay attention to the task at hand (inattention).
For many, undetected learning disabilities and/or ADHD can create a lifelong pattern of frustration and failure. This failure can start in school and evolving into a number of issues such as school dropout, low self-esteem, substance abuse, unemployment, depression, trouble with the law, and the list goes on.
As an adult foundational learning practitioner, it is important for you to understand, recognize, and support the unique learning challenges and needs of these learners. LIFE Training will provide you with the tools to help support these learners. Registration provides access to the module for one year.
You can call 403-686-9300 ext. 126 or email us to register in the LIFE Training programs.
CanLearn provides opportunities for parents to attend Myths and Misinformation: Demystifying Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder for Parents.
- What ADHD is.
- What ADHD is not.
- What to do if you think your child has ADHD.
Your child has been diagnosed with ADHD – now what?
- Strategies for home.
- Communicating with teachers.
Please contact us if you are interested in this workshop for your school or group @ 403-686-9300 ext. 126, or by email.