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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

November's Meeting


Walk a Mile in My Shoes: An Interactive Workshop about Learning Disabilities 

presented by Integra


Download The Walk a Mile LD Handbook (PDF)
This handbook is produced by Integra and was handed out to people who attended this workshop.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an experiential workshop that is designed to give participants an understanding of what it is like to have learning disabilities.  Participants engage in a series of exercises that simulate problems with memory, decoding words, or reading facial expressions.  Through these exercises, participants gain knowledge about current thinking in the fields of LDs and a practical understanding of the implications for everyday life and mental health.  Group discussion, led by a skilled facilitator, helps participants to integrate experiences with practical strategies and ideas for how to help.

This workshop is aimed at parents and caregivers.  It will help participants:
  • Understand the emotional, social and behavioural impact of learning disabilities.
  • Experience the challenges of having a learning disability.
  • Understand the overall impact of learning disabilities
  • Identify effective strategies and approaches
  • Understand terminology used to examine Learning Disabilities
  • Empathise with what it’s like to have a learning disability
The workshop is being presented by Integra (www.integra.on.ca). Integra is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre specializing in treating the social/emotional needs of children and youth with learning disabilities (LDs).  A leader in the field of learning disabilities and children’s mental health, Integra offers innovative clinical services, including individual, group and family therapy, a residential summer camp, community consultation and professional training, and research.

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