Our Programs

The Child Social Skills Program

  

The Child Social Skills program for ages 8-12 years was developed in collaboration with a registered psychologist. Parents as well as teachers have reported that they noticed positive changes in the participants’ social interactions as soon as three weeks into the program. This program helps children struggling with friendships, reading social queues and struggle with managing their emotions. This program runs Saturday mornings in 8 week sessions.

The Life Project

This program is for ages 13-18 years and was developed it in collaboration with a teacher from the Boyle Street Education Center for At-Risk Youth (BSEC). This program is based on a life skills program this teacher developed for the BSEC and the social skills program model that we had already been using. This program includes instruction and hands on experience with basic skills such as; time management (e.g., completing school projects on time), navigating junior high and high school, it also includes guidance related to social skills such as; self-awareness, emotion regulation, conflict management, recognizing non-verbal cues, and recognizing healthy versus unhealthy relationships

Camp Abilities Summer Day Camp

Our Summer Day Camp is structured for age groups 8-12 years and 13-18 years who are struggling at keeping friends and interacting with their peers. Participants will learn social skills in a safe setting in the morning and then practice what they have learned out in the community in the afternoon. Outings can include: visiting City of Edmonton facilities, riding Edmonton Transit, swimming, bowling and other activities that the group may choose to try. This camp offers direct social skills promoting and teaching confidence in:

 

  • Conversations
  • Friendships
  • How to read nonverbal cues.

Roblox Social Group 7+

Rolox is an educational online video game. It enhances creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills. Both fun and educational, The purpose of Roblox is for players to interact and make friends. This is achieved by wandering around the online world and stopping to talk with other players within a moderated chat feature. This group is a closed group, only children/youth registered for this group will be playing Roblox together.

Information Sessions

Held every month, our informative evening has a panel of presenters talking about the facts and personal experiences with ADHD/LD. We feel at LD Edmonton that educating parents is very important.

Parent Support Groups

Our parent support groups are held every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. This support group is to give parent a safe place to come together.