Why choose the SOAR Transition Skills Program?

This 10 week program focuses on the basics of learning and Learning Disabilities, provides an opportunity for personal skill development, and prepares students for their upcoming transition into high school.

Designed specifically for students in grades 6 – 9 as they begin preparing and adapting to the choices and challenges of high school – building self-awareness, how to develop strong learning skills and work habits, and become a self-advocate in the learning process.

*Please note: We have adapted this program to also meet the needs of students in Grades 10-12 called Pathways to Success

About This Program

In this program, students will:

  • NIdentify their own strengths & needs
  • NUnderstand their preferred learning style and how this relates to their own diagnosis (e.g., Learning Disability and / or ADHD)
  • NDevelop self-advocacy skills and understand the importance of being involved in their own learning
  • NDiscuss strategies to develop strong learning skills and work habits (e.g., organization, responsibility, time management, etc.)
  • NBuild study skills for test and exam preparation
  • NLearn how to navigate common social situations both inside and outside of school
  • NPrepare to transition/adapt to high school

    Course Outline and Key Outcomes

    The course work is divided into three main sections:

    Section 1: Me & My LD

    Looks at how people learn, and how students choose their academic focuses through their learning styles, interests, and abilities. It explains how a learning disability impacts learning, and what can be done to overcome these challenges. It gives students an opportunity to take a closer look at their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and understand the tools and resources available to them.

    Section 2: Skills for Success

    Looks at how people learn, and how students choose their academic focuses through their learning styles, interests, and abilities. It explains how a learning disability impacts learning, and what can be done to overcome these challenges. It gives students an opportunity to take a closer look at their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and understand the tools and resources available to them.

    Section 3: Making Choices for the Future

    Prepares students for the changes and choices that will come in high school, including strategies for staying organized and on top of schoolwork, and how to navigate common social situations.

    *Students MUST know that they have a Learning Disability and/or an IEP in order to benefit from the Transition Skills Program.

    Program Details

    Winter Dates

    January 4  March 9th 

    Tuesdays from 7-8PM

    Location - TBD

    Program Length

     10 Weeks

    Required documents: Please note that a copy of the student’s psych-ed assessment and/or current IEP must be provided at the point of registration in order to enroll your student into this program. Required documents are shared only with program staff. Please email all documents to elle_morgan@ldahh.ca

    Fees

    This program is now free of charge due to a generous  $10,000 grant from the Edith Turner Foundation in Hamilton.

    The purpose of the Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund is to assist and provide funds in the fields of education, health, humanities and social development in Hamilton.

    *Subsidies available on a case by case basis, for a subsidy form contact info@ldahh.ca.

    COVID-19 Policy

    The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton follows and will continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and requirements for the operation of its in-person programs. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and it’s affect on the Halton-Hamilton area, the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton reserves the right to transition all in-person classes to a virtual environment in accordance to any recommendation by Health Canada. When signing up for this program, you agree that in-person classes may be held online when deemed necessary. No refunds will be applicable in the case that classes continue in-person and families choose to withdraw, but applicants will have the choice to withdraw if classes transition to online-based learning.

    Program Cancellation Policy

    50% of the registration fee will be refunded for any program cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the first class.

    Please contact us for any cancellation questions at info@ldahh.ca.

    Many of our programs have limited space available as we aim to provide a low student to teacher ratio; unfortunately space cannot be held for any student until payment is received.

    We reserve the right to cancel program sessions if minimum numbers are not reached.

    Join Us Today!

    We are a registered charitable organization that does not receive any government funding to support our initiatives. Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue providing our programs and services to support those who are impacted by Learning Disabilities in Halton and Hamilton.

    woman and child with learning disabilities at home colouring at kitchen table

    For Parents

    For Educators

    group of members in organization

    For Adults

    Lecutre workshop on learning diabilities and ADHD

    For Professionals

    Group Of Elementary School Pupils Sitting On Floor Listening To Female Teacher Read Story

    For Students