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One to one tutoring will be offered

Learning Disabilities Association – Fraser South Chapter (LDAFS) will be offering one to one tutoring in Langley at Douglas Park Community School, 5409 – 206 St., starting next month.

The association has run the program in Surrey since 1999, and this is the first time it is being offered in Langley.

It is for children aged six to 14 who struggle with acquiring reading, comprehension, spelling and writing skills.

Children will be tutored by a specially trained tutor who works under the direction of an experienced special education teacher using strategies developed to help the child with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder or any child who is behind in reading or writing.  However, a child does not have to be diagnosed as having a learning disability to attend the tutoring program.

At least 10 to 15 per cent of the population has learning disabilities. Many have difficulty learning to read and write but remain undiagnosed and not remediated.  LDAFS programs are designed to help these children by providing early intervention at an affordable fee.  In addition, some partial subsidies are available courtesy of the CKNW Orphans Fund for families in financial need.

Tutoring is available from Feb. 14 to May 24, and students attend for one hour sessions twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school. To register, see www.ldafs.org.

LDAFS also offers seminars and workshops for parents and educators.  Upcoming events include a Helping with Homework workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4 and The Science of Attention and Learning: Why Can’t Children Sit Still? - The importance of movement and play for attention and learning, held on Saturday, March 3.

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