We are a group of independent psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches in Ottawa, who also work(ed) at Carleton University, Algonquin College and CHEO providing support to young adults with disabilities.We specialize in providing supports for adults with learning disabilities (LD). Our therapeutic success is the result of combining counselling interventions with coaching, learning strategies, and mindfulness training to meet the individual needs of our clients. If you have been diagnosed with a learning disability and/or are experiencing academic difficulties, performance anxiety, difficulties with time and project management, or experiencing chronic lack of success; know that you can learn compensatory strategies and maximize your chance of a successful life. We encourage you to read the following general information about LD and to book an appointment.
Information about Learning Disabilities
A learning disability affects a specific psychological process involved in learning. A person diagnosed with a learning disability will present with unexpected academic underachievement and with one or more academic impairments in the areas of reading, math, written expression and oral language. The most common academic weakness is in reading.
Persons with learning disabilities may present with the following difficulties:
- Reading fluency, decoding new words, reading comprehension, word recognition
- Problem-solving, math fluency and basic calculations
- Written expression (e.g. organization and flow of ideas), spelling, writing speed
- Expressive and receptive communication
- Executive functioning (e.g. time management, organization)
Adult LD Support
Coaching, workplace and academic accommodations, learning strategies and assistive learning technologies are common interventions to support adults with learning disabilities. Learning compensatory strategies can help you focus on your strengths so that you can overcome your learning weaknesses. Working with one of our team members can greatly improve the way you approach tasks in the academic and work environment.