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Read more +22 March 2021 By ldanb-taanb in Uncategorized, Updates

LDANB-TAANB’s Response to Bill 35

March 22, 2021 Re: Bill 35 Amendments to the Education Act Dear Minister Cardy, The Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB) is a provincial organization that supports and promotes the abilities of persons with learning disabilities. We serve as a provincial authority on learning disabilities and together with the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada,
Read more +27 January 2021 By ldanb-taanb in LDANB-TAANB Newsletter, Uncategorized, Updates

December 2020 Newsletter – Bulletin de Décembre 2020

Seasons Greetings! Although it certainly was a year that presented unique challenges, 2020 was a milestone year for LDANB, marking the association’s 50th anniversary. In celebration, LDANB held the first biannual Awards Gala in October of this year. The Gala took place in Fredericton on the 22nd of October. We were thrilled to have the
Read more +16 December 2020 By ldanb-taanb in LDANB-TAANB Newsletter, Uncategorized, Updates

November 2020 Newsletter – Bulletin De Novembre 2020

LDANB Student/Client Survey LDANB is conducting a survey of students with LDs. This survey is being conducted to better understand our clients/students and how best to serve them. The data collected on specific learning disabilities, access to AT, PLPs, and access to assessments, will be used to continue to drive our advocacy and help LDANB
Read more +30 November 2020 By ldanb-taanb in Uncategorized, Updates

LDANB Partners with Renaissance College

LDANB is excited to be working with four Renaissance College students for the 2020-2021 school year. Four Renaissance College Students chose to work with LDANB as part of their Community Problem Solving course. The Community Problem-Solving course is about facilitating change within our community. This course is meant to introduce students to change processes using
Read more +04 November 2020 By ldanb-taanb in LD Awareness Month, Uncategorized, Updates

LDANB Awards Gala

The staff and board of LDANB are ending October with full hearts after a great month of celebration. October marked Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, and LDANB celebrated its 50th anniversary as an association.
Read more +02 October 2020 By ldanb-taanb in LD Awareness Month, LDANB-TAANB Newsletter, Uncategorized, Updates

September Newsletter – Bulletin de Septembre

50th Anniversary Awards Gala  As announced this summer, LDANB will be holding its first Award Gala on October 22nd. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick over the past 50 years. We will be honoring current serving board members with five or more years of

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What are people saying about us?
  • The greatest pleasure of all is seeing the improved confidence and the renewed enjoyment that the students experience when reading; an activity which prior to the LINKS program caused a great deal of frustration.
    Methods and Resource Teacher
  • My daughter is having her assessment done this Saturday and we are all very excited and grateful to your organization for setting us on the right track. We felt we were 'blind' in our search for progress. You came to our rescue!!  
    Parent of Child with LD
  • “I had the great pleasure of attending your SFS Workshop. Within the first ten minutes I came to regret that I had not signed up for the complete two day session, and given the opportunity again I would certainly do so. I did come away much more knowledgeable than when I arrived, which is positive, but also with the realization of how much more I should know to enable me to serve learning disabled clients more effectively.”
    Employment counselor
  • "The confidence I gained in myself as a result of the LDANB Program prompted me to enroll in university. I went for four years part time and one year full time. In 2005 I graduated earning a 3.6 GPA. I experienced pride in myself for the first time in my life the day I walked across that stage.”
    LD adult
  • Garath has always been very good at reading facial expressions and guessing with pictures. After a summer of testing, a psychologist recommended the Barton system for his specific type of dyslexia. Luckily we learned that the LDANB uses this system in our own city. We knew that we were in for the long haul since we had already been with other tutors for a few years and he was still struggling with the alphabet and stuck with only about 20 memorized words (even though he was already in Grade 2). About a year in, a one page, three paragraph story was sent home for him to read over a long break. We dreaded the fear, frustration and disappointment that would ensue as we saw all of the long five and six letter words on the page. However, we shed tears of joy that night as he sat down and slowly but surely sounded each word out, only getting caught on one word that did not follow the usual sound rules. To be honest, we did not expect this progress after just one year. It has been a few months since then, and we continue to see progress and most importantly see him look at words on a page without any fear.
    Parent of a student participating in the Barton Tutoring Program
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