Fraser Valley/Vancouver – In response to the acute needs of children and youth with learning differences which during the COVID-19 pandemic has frequently translated to less learning support, the Learning Disabilities Society (LDS) is now enabling students across B.C. to receive online learning support at home in time for Back to School.
NOTE: Fees for the program are on a sliding scale based on household income to ensure all students who require support receive it.
Applications for RISE at Home BC are open now, with placements starting in September for the 2021-22 school year: https://ldsociety.ca/riseathome/ . For more information about the RISE at Home BC program, or LDS, please visit the website or contact the office at [email protected] or 604.873.8139.
“For students with learning differences, the lack of access and resulting gaps they’ve experienced during the pandemic puts them at an increased risk of falling further behind their peers,” says Dr. Jennifer Fane, Director of Education at LDS. “Our programs focus on those gaps with individualized support also helping their self-confidence and passion for learning, which can have devastating knock-on effects if not addressed.”
The RISE at Home program combines online learning with personalized instruction. The sessions support vulnerable learners by utilizing dynamic and interactive software that enables LDS instructors to customize lessons based on the student’s needs, just as they would during in-person sessions. The format of the program now makes it available to students learning from home throughout B.C., including in regions currently underserved with learning support.