Winter Programs for Parents and Youth

Does your child, teen or young adult display anxiety, stress or anger?  
Join our HeartMath® Anxiety, Stress & Anger Reduction Groups

Adult LD Employment Program & Adult LD Support Group

Our programs aid adults with learning disabilities to understand & cope with LD, job skills, writing a CV, the interview process, communication skills, support and more.
Queen Elizabeth Health Center
Contact Desiree Chaker at
(514) 488-8989
Monday & Friday

The Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities, along with our sponsors, was looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s conference on executive functioning with our keynote speaker, Sarah Ward. However, given the continuing concerns over COVID-19 and in keeping with the recommendations of government and public health officials to avoid large gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel the conference scheduled for April 18th, 2020. Our decision was reinforced by this morning’s announcement to restrict border crossing between Canada and the U.S.A.  Moreover, we made the decision because we are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our conference registrants, volunteers and American keynote speaker.

All conference registrants will be contacted shortly and will be eligible for a full reimbursement. We are also in the process of exploring the feasibility of rescheduling the conference with Sarah Ward for the spring of 2021.

As we move through these uncertain weeks, we wish that you and your loved ones stay in good health.

Not Home Alone: Activities You Can Do With Your Children

To avoid the spread of COVID-19, it is being suggested that whenever possible everyone stay home and avoid contact with people outside their household. Some parents with school age children, especially for those trying to work from home, may be finding the situation challenging. Play dates are out of the question and there is concern about the amount of time children may end up spending in front of the screen. It may be especially difficult for parents of children with learning disabilities who need to continue to practice newly acquired academic skills, or children with ADHD who may do better following a structured routine. Here are a few suggestions of learning activities you can do with your children to enjoy and benefit from this “imposed” family time.

1 - Going out for a walk is OK and in fact encouraged, but many children find walking boring.

Turn the walk into a learning activity and play some games.  Look for different geometric shapes on buildings or practice mental math by adding up house numbers. If you go online you can find lots of suggestions for scavenger hunts and other walking activities.

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2 - If the weather is not cooperating to go outdoors, turn your home into a family gym and get everyone exercising.

Find a place clear of obstacles. Get into some comfortable gym clothing and put on your running shoes. Find some music that you can all agree on to get you pumped up. Give your children the opportunity to select and lead some of their favorite exercises. If they run out of ideas you can suggest exercises such as planks, pushups, squats, leg lifts, or bicycles and burpees. If you and your children need more guidance during your home exercise, there are plenty of tutorials available online, whether on YouTube or other portals. Remember though, exercising should be fun.

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3 - When is the last time you and your children played school?

The great thing about this activity is that it lets your children be in charge of the classroom as they can take turns being the teacher. If there is only one child playing, the other students can be imaginary classmates or a host of stuffed animals and dolls. Teaching a skill to someone else is a great way of reviewing. You may also find that children are willing to read aloud to younger children as the vocabulary is often simpler. The majority of people just use their imagination when setting up a classroom, but as for most topics, there are websites available to guide you.

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Honestly compliment your child every day

It is said that kids with ADHD and Learning disabilities receive 20,000 more negative messages than their peers.  No matter how difficult the day, find one thing you can compliment your child on.  For example: You are so funny I really like that about you or Way to go on setting the table what a great help you are.  By adding this to your daily routine you will see a difference in your child in a matter of days.


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Montreal Learning Disabilities presented renowned special education expert & author Rick Lavoie on Saturday June 1. What a fabulous inspirational seminar filled with parents, educators and professionals.

The Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities brought world-renowned special educator Rick Lavoie to town June 1 to share his teachings in a daylong seminar with nearly 200 teachers, special educators, professionals and parents. Author Lavoie is known for his popular video How Difficult Can This Be: The F.A.T. City Workshop, which allows viewers to experience the frustration, anxiety and tension that children with learning disabilities face in their daily lives.

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Welcome to Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities

MCLD is a is a charitable organization that aims to disseminate information, promote awareness and provide innovative services and programs to the English speaking community in Montreal. Working for and with children, parents, individuals and families dealing with learning disabilities, ADHD and Mild ASD . MCLD has been providing support through information, referrals, programming and advocacy since the 1960’s.

Since one of our main goals is to disseminate information, we are pleased to present PERSPECTIVES! Each month, you will be able to access articles related to Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Mild ASD , written by various specialists, students and parents from Montreal’s English community. Also, by liking our facebook page, you will be able to gain access to the most up to date information, available resources and thoughts of inspiration.

Learning Disabilities

1 in 10 Canadians has a learning disability. A person can be of average or above-average intelligence, not have any major sensory problems (like a hearing impairment), and yet struggle to keep up with people of the same age in learning and regular functioning.

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Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities
is made up of dedicated volunteers, who advocate and defend the rights of children and adults with learning disabilities/ADHD.

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