Category Archives: learning

What does it mean to have ADHD or a learning disability?

Join me at LD Edmonton’s parent support night this September for an information session and Q-&-A about how ADHD / LD translate into real life and school. Wednesday, 12 September from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fulton Place School – … Continue reading

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: Alberta Education hones its definitions

Alberta Education recently announced an updated Education Act (now in second reading).  Although critics claim that “not much has changed,” the ministry aims to target bullying and cyberbullying. The new Act names the 3rd week in November as Bullying Awareness … Continue reading

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Is it ADHD or LD? – Update

A recent national opinion poll shows that most Canadians are confident about psychologists’ abilities.  However, only 44% of Canadians are aware of psychology’s role in diagnosis, assessment, and management of learning disabilities. Of course, from my chair (as a psychologist), our role … Continue reading

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Is it really ADHD or LD? They say my child is “fine,” but I can’t help but feel something is up.

Stumbled across this article recently.  Voices the frustrations (but ultimate relief!) that many parents & smart-but-struggling students face: http://www.todaysparent.com/school-age/education/when-it-learning-disability An experienced and compassionate teacher can usually sum up what the usual psychoeducational assessment covers.  This is why many assessments don’t garner … Continue reading

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