Have you ever wondered about what a typical day at James Cameron School in Maple Ridge is like? Here is an example of what our students from all over the Lower Mainland of British Columbia experience.
Principal, Mrs. Wagstaff rings the morning bell to start the day, waves to the parents as they drop off their children, and greets all students as they arrive at the front door.
After handing in tutoring homework students go up to homeroom with their planner (organizer) and any class...
Nancy and Daughter
We had our daughter privately assessed for a learning disability. A public assessment would take years and I was told hers would keep being held off because she was 'coping' in school
We lived in the Okanagan region of BC and the public route would have been a minimum three years. We were told that five children per year in the Okanagan are assessed and the wait list had 15 kids before her.
I looked at all the websites. Our private registered psychologist told...
Navigating the school system and learning to advocate for your child’s education can be a struggle for many parents. Adding a suspected learning disability to the mix can make things even more difficult.
No one experience is the same. If you are trying to determine if your child has a learning disability, such as dyslexia, the road can be long and winding, full of detours or sometimes clear and direct. Whatever the case, we hope to give you some insight through the experiences of the following families in their...
Here is part two of our interview with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, registered psychologist and the clinic founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic.
JCS: How does an assessment work?
Dr. Lapointe: Some clinics use a set battery, a set series that they administer to every single child. We do not.
We create the assessment based on what the referral questions are...
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist and the clinic founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic. She and other clinicians offer psychoeducational assessments as well as many other services at their clinic in Surrey, BC.
I recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Lapointe some questions.
James Cameron School: What questions should parents ask their children’s teacher about the learning...