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Workshops and Training

We offer interactive workshops and training for parents and caregivers, educators and other professionals who interact with children and youth with learning disabilities and mental health (LDMH).

There are two types of training available:

1. Professional development, workshops and training

Best suited for educators and students, children's mental health agencies, child protection groups, medical professionals, early childhood educators, those working in youth justice and parent groups, our professional development training sessions are tailored to meet the unique learning goals of each specific group.

Contact our Community Education and Engagement Program, at 416-603-1827 ext. 5221 or integra@childdevelop.ca for fees and availability.

2. Community workshops

These evening sessions are offered throughout the year to parents/guardians, educators and other professionals. The workshops are open to all members of the public for a cost of $15 each. Advance registration is required.

Please consult our Winter 2021 Workshop Schedule here.

Below is a list of some of the commonly requested workshops, which can be tailored for a professional development session, and are also offered through our community workshops. To learn more about the workshops, please contact us at 416-603-1827 ext. 5221 or integra@childdevelop.ca.

Commonly requested workshops

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
This is an experiential workshop that is designed to give participants an understanding of what it may feel like to have a learning disability by engaging in a series of activities. Through these exercises, participants will gain knowledge about current thinking in the field of learning disabilities and a practical understanding of how they may affect mental health and everyday life at home and at school.

Executive Functioning and Emotion Regulation

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the nature of executive functioning (higher order thinking skills including planning, organization, and flexibility) for children with LDs in this area. Practical strategies to support the development of executive functioning skills and self-regulation will be shared.

Social Competence Children and Youth with LDs
In this workshop we will discuss why children with LDs are at risk for experiencing social challenges with their peers. Participants will explore what skills are needed in order to be socially competent in everyday life. Strategies on how to understand and support social competence will be shared. 

Other topics include:

  • Understanding anxiety and LDs
  • Understanding memory and LDs
  • Supporting self-advocacy in children and youth with LDs
  • Unraveling the mystery: Practical tips for understanding psychology assessment reports
  • Adapting therapy for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and mental health