LDAPEI Thanks The Campbell Webster Foundation for their Generous Support of The Island Reader Program!!!
The Campbell Webster Foundation has generously provided LDAPEI with a grant to help support the Island Reader Program!
The estimated population of Prince Edward Island is 146,000 of whom between 4,500 and 10,200 Islanders have a Learning Disability or Learning Difficulty (there are different measures dependent upon Government and private research figures). Of these approximately 3,000 current students require additional educational interventions beyond regular class study and are at risk of leaving secondary education without basic literacy skills at a Grade 12 level.
The Campbell Webster Foundations's grant will allow us to help support more families with financial need in the Island Reader Program. If you know of anyone that may benefit from this financial assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 902-894-5032
The Learning Disabilities Association of Prince Edward Island is happy to announce that UPEI's Faculty of Education has joined our membership program! Along with becoming a member, they have also graciously donated two bursaries for students in our Community Tutoring programs! Thank you for your contribution! We are delighted with the faculty's involvement in advancing the interested of people with learning disabilities.
We wish to offer more membership opportunities and will have more information on this soon. If you are interested in becoming a member please let us know by contacting us at email@example.com. Student, individuals and organizations are all welcome to become members!
Here at LDAPEI we have recently stumbled across a website that is designed to make math fun! This site allows for free sign ups where kids can play games with other kids around the world to improve their math skills. There are also reading and writing versions, but they do require a payment.
I've been refreshing my math skills all morning! Check it out at www.sumdog.com! Or download their app to your iPad or Android.
The Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) Launch
New Community Tutoring Programs
(Charlottetown, PE) – On Wednesday, June 10th, at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown, approximately 100 people including our patron the Hon Dorothy Lewis, were present as LDAPEI launched their new Community Tutoring Programs (the Island Reader and JUMP Math).
The event, hosted by Paul Alan of Q93FM, gave parents, educators, Government and the business community an opportunity to support Island students to reach their educational potential through this new initiative.
Those present were given practical demonstrations of the Island Reader Program supporting those with dyslexia or reading/spelling difficulties and also JUMP Math, a program that proves everyone can do math and can enjoy the learning process. The Neil Squire Society was in attendance demonstrating practical applications for tablets in support of those with a learning disability.
“Thank you so much for organizing the mixer yesterday. As a new mom on the scene trying to figure out the best way to help my son, it was helpful and encouraging to connect with others who are trying to do the same. It was also helpful to see and now be connected with a supportive LD community. I truly appreciate your efforts and that of your Board in the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and provide support to people and families dealing with learning disabilities” said one parent in attendance.
Future plans for LDAPEI include a seminar series of LD topics that parents require information on, an Open House, further mixers in Summerside and Charlottetown and collaboration with other groups on issues in support of LD families.
“It was wonderful to see so many Islanders in one space with a common purpose in helping those with Learning Disabilities excel and realize their true potential. It was clear from the event that parents want to have opportunities to meet and support each other and LDAPEI will find ways to facilitate this” says Executive Director Martin Dutton.
LDAPEI are asking Island businesses or individuals who wish to support those with Learning Disabilities to contact our office or visit us at www.ldapei.ca to join others who have been proud to support us.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary LDAPEI has been in existence since 1975 and is dedicated to advancing the interests of people with learning disabilities on Prince Edward Island.
LDAPEI gratefully acknowledges the continued financial support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and thanks Q93FM in Charlottetown for sponsoring the event.
LDAPEI Board Secretary and Treasurer drew for last night's Door Prize Winner today at the office! The winner is (drum roll please...) Debbie Hogan! Congratulations Debbie! We will be in touch soon! Debbie will receive 12 weeks of free tutoring for the student of her choice.
Thanks again to everyone who came out last night! We appreciate your support in the launch of our Community Tutoring Programs! More on that to come soon.
Paul Alan will be joining us again on June 10th for the Launch of our Community Tutoring Programs! Thanks for having us this morning Paul!
LDAPEI's Excutive Director was on Mainstreet on Monday talking to Karen Mair about our upcoming launch of our Community Tutoring Programs. Thank you so much for having us Karen!