About The LDC
Our mission is to provide comprehensive services, in an emotionally supportive environment, to children and adults affected by learning difficulties.
The Orton-Gillingham method teaches students to read and write through a multi-sensory, systematic, cumulative, fun approach.
The LDC provides remediation and support based on how each individual “best” learns;
empowering them to maximize their learning capacity. Individuals with learning difficulties
We providing one-to-one
therapeutic tutoring based on a
multisensory approach. Our qualified
Therapeutic Tutors work one-to-one
with a client using the Orton-Gillingham (O-G)
approach. This approach was designed specifically
for the remediation of learning difficulties.
The O-G approach to teaching language
uses a sequential system that builds on itself,
specific to the needs of each individual client.
Contact us to receive an information package or to check on availability
Once or twice a year, the LDC offers ‘Phonic Fundamentals- an Orton-Gillingham Approach.’ This is an intensive course which will require lots of practice and preparation of materials. By the end of the course, trainees will have completed 6 lesson plans using multisensory aids, 6-1 hour practicum lessons, mastery of the Auditory and Visual Sounds and a final review.
The Orton-Gillingham approach is used effectively by: teachers, and other educational professionals, parents, tutors, homeschoolers, and others wanting to learn new methods and strategies for teaching individuals experiencing learning difficulties.
Our resource library has information about various learning difficulties, advocacy, learning styles, as well as learning aides and games and books for young children through adults. This information is available to members, parents, students, staff, tutors and allied professionals. It provides a place to create, develop and share multisensory learning aides to assist children and adults.
Contact us to find out about upcoming course dates
We do not diagnose learning disabilities. To diagnose a learning disability you must contact a registered psychologist. If you are interested in obtaining a diagnosis there are a number of people you can contact in BC. Please call our office for further information.
No. Having an official diagnosis is not a requirement to having your child, or yourself tutored at the Learning Differences Centre. We recognize that diagnosing a learning disability is not financially feasible for many families, and for others not something that they seek out. Our main priority is to provide comprehensive services, in an emotionally supportive environment, to children and adults affected by learning difficulties.
The LDC helps people of all ages with their learning needs. The Orton-Gillilngham method is readily adaptable for working with adults.
All of our tutors have taken at least Level 1 of the Orton-Gillingham Progam, an extensive 8 day course. Most of our tutors have also taken Level 2. All of our current tutors are trained teachers or education assistants.
The Learning Differences Centre is looking for enthusiastic, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference, and help those who struggle to succeed.
Successfully completing Level 1 of the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Program is a prerequisite to being a tutor at the LDC. Contact our office to learn more about training, our mentoring program and tutor incentives.
Contact Learning Differences Centre
Learning Differences Centre
785 Patricia Blvd. (use Hemlock Street Entrance)
Prince George, BC V2L 3V9
PO Box 1068
Prince George, BC V2L 4V2
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday – Sunday
* The LDC is closed for all statutory holidays.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia