Online Some Assembly Required (SOAR) Transition Skills Program
This 6 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 – 10 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 are currently adapting this program to also meet the needs of students in Grades 11 and 12
About the Program:
In this program, students will:
- Identify their own Strengths & Needs
- Understand their preferred learning style and how this relates to their own diagnosis (e.g., Learning Disability and / or ADHD)
- Develop self-advocacy skills and understand the importance of being involved in their own learning
- Discuss strategies to develop strong learning skills and work habits (e.g., organization, responsibility, time management, etc.)
- Build study skills for test and exam preparation
- Learn how to navigate common social situations both inside and outside of school
- Prepare 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: Explores learning skills and work habits and how they impact success at school (e.g., from daily work to larger projects and assignments). Provides students with strategies and tools that they can use to develop and refine these skills. Students will also be given tips on how to study for tests and exams. Each student will complete a small project to practice applying their skills.
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 an IEP in order to benefit from the Transition Skills Program.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, July 15 – August 19th.
- Group 1 (Grades 6-8): 12:00 – 1:00 pm
- Group 2 (Grades 9-10): 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Last class will be 1.5 hours
Fee: Members*: $215 / Non Members: $235
*The cost of annual membership is $50.00 per family, paid separately from program fees.
Required documents: Please note that a copy of the student’s psych-ed assessment and 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 info@Ldahh.ca
To add your student to our wait list for the next available session, please complete the form below.
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.