LDA Chatham-Kent

Chapter Programs

Information Meetings during the academic year.

Better Emotional and Social Times (B.E.S.T) Social Skills Training Program – This program, intended for elementary aged children with LDs and/or ADHD, teaches children to interact successfully with others, through discussion, games, role playing and direct instruction in small groups. Topics may include listening, dealing with anger, friendship, peer pressure, bullying, accepting consequences, ignoring distractions and more.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S for Life©A world-leading program, written by Dr. Paula Barrett; friendsresilience.org. Proven to be effective in helping children and youth cope with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety, and depression and build emotional resilience and self-esteem. Assists with skills such as: recognizing signs of anxiety, managing emotions, using relaxation to calm down, becoming more mindful, using positive and helpful self-talk, facing fears, and building a support team. For students ages 8-12.

S.O.A.R. (Some Assembly Required) Transition Planning Program A transition-planning program for students in grades 7-9 to help them gain an understanding of their LDs and use this information to advocate for their needs and experience a smooth transition to secondary school.

Tutoring Program – A unique one-to-one, after school program for children of elementary school age, offering tutoring of basic academic skills as well as organization and study skills, keyboarding, and assistive technology training.

Social skills, tutoring, SOAR and technology training are also offered in the summer.

Contact information

LDA Chatham-Kent

Telephone: (519) 352-2024
E-mail: LDAck@netrover.com
Website: www.LDchatham-kent.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LDAChatham/