Parents » How We Help
Our teachers, principal and staff all have many years of experience with learning disabilities. We have a wealth of strategies, approaches and suggestions to help you and your child.
We can teach your child specific approaches to schoolwork that will help them ‘learn how to learn’, and provide specific adaptations that will help them succeed. At the same time, we will help your child discover their unique strengths, and learn to work and get along with others. Please think of us as a resource.
Some parents ask us “Can you cure my child’s learning disability?” The short answer is ‘no’. We cannot cure learning disabilities. What we can do, though, is to help your child do their best, appreciate their strengths, and understand their own specific abilities and learning needs so they can succeed.
Some of our students stay at Discovery for several years, some for only a short time before they re-integrate into the public or independent school system. We work to ensure that each student leaves with new skills, new confidence, and new abilities, so their next experience at school is a successful one.
There are many resources to help you help your child. Here are a few you may want to connect with:
Learning Disabilities Association,
South Vancouver Island Chapter
1524 Fort Street
Victoria, B.C. V8S 5J2
Learning Disabilities Association
of British Columbia
c/o LDA of Vancouver
3292 E. Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 1Z8
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
323 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7H2
Children and Adults
with Attention Deficit Disorders Canada
International Dyslexia Association
CH. A.D.D – Children and Adults
with Attention Deficit Disorders
TeachingLD – The Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children