Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury’s Conference Keynote to be Streamed to Northern College

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TIMMINS, ON: Parents and educators in Timmins and area will be able to virtually attend the keynote address of the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury’s first-ever regional conference, thanks to a live stream hosted by Northern College. The stream will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7 p.m., in the Xstrata Lecture Theatre at Northern’s Timmins Campus.

Rick Lavoie, an educator and champion for students with special needs, will present his new presentation on social success and mental health for children with learning differences.

This seminar will explore the relationship between learning differences, disabilities, and social incompetence and will identify the specific causes for special social skills deficits. Field tested strategies will be presented that can be used by parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers to assist students in gaining peer acceptance and developing age-appropriate social skills.

Lavoie is the author of the book “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success” and his recent videos “Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead” and “Rick Lavoie: The Motivational Breakthrough”, are among the most widely distributed films in educational media. He has delivered his message to over 500,000 parents and professionals throughout North America, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Lavoie has the distinction of having delivered keynote addresses for all three major special needs advocacy organizations in the United States (Learning Disabilities Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Children with Attention Deficit Disorder).

Jim Chalmers, Accessibility Advisor for Northern College and member of the regional team for the Northern Ontario Centre for Learning Differences / Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury will be on hand at this live-streamed event to discuss specific cases and provide additional information.

A proud United Way-funded agency, The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury would like to thank its partners, including school boards, Northern College and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support in bringing this life-streamed event to Timmins. For more information about the event, contact Jim Chalmers and 705.235.3211 ext. 2237.

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