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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School Event Calendar

  •  The JCS Board of Directors would like to congratulate Penny Shepherd-Hill for being selected as one of the WCH Women Influencers Awards Finalists of the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.  We are proud of our “Exceptional Educator”.

     

     

    Literacy instruction for all abilities and all ages.

    Morphology Workshop with Dr. Pete Bowers – February 21st to 22nd, 2019 

    Link - Morphology Workshop Information