What is a learning disability?

The BC Ministry of Education defines a learning disability as:

Learning Disabilities refers to a number of disorders that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or non-verbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning. As such, learning disabilities are distinct from global intellectual impairments. Learning disabilities result from one or more impairments in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering or learning. These include, but are not limited to: language processing, phonological processing, visual spatial processing, processing speed, memory and attention, and executive functions (e.g. planning and decision making) Learning disabilities may also involve difficulties with organizational skills, social skills, social perception, social interaction and perspective taking.


- Quoted from the B.C. Ministry of Education, Special Education Services: A Manuel of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines 2010, p.46


James Cameron School shares the Ministry’s definition of a Learning Disability. However, we also intimately understand what it means to experience life with a learning disability. Many of our staff and board members have experienced first-hand what it means to live with learning disabilities.

Read more: http://www.ldabc.ca/my-child-has-ld/what-is-ld/

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Date: 2017-10-28
  • The Beauty of Generosity

     “THANK YOU” seems so inadequate to express the depth of our gratitude for the generous giving James Cameron School received on Saturday evening! Over $40,000 was raised at our first Gala.  There are many who deserve our thanks, and so it is with a heart full of gratitude that I pen this expression of deep thanks to everyone who helped make our Gala the roaring success that it was.To those who contributed talent, to those who contributed donations and time or money thank you! Your generosity is truly beautiful. To everyone who attended the Gala, thank you! For those of you that could not attend I have included a link to a video of our guest speaker, Greg Epp.  Greg attended JCS in the 90s and gave an inspiring speech. Warm regards, Penny Shepherd-Hill, Principal     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8HMF639UiU