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2017 Workshops & Groups

Montréal Centre for Learning Disabilities

Held at Queen Elizabeth Health Complex 2111 Northcliffe

2nd Floor, Suite 212

Call to register at (514) 487-3533

Winter Nurtured Heart® Parenting Workshops

  • Embrace a strength-based parenting approach to foster connective communication, self-esteem & enhance your parent-child/teen relationship.

Winter Theraplay® Social & Thinking Skills Groups (Youth & Parents together in sessions)

  • Become your child's Social Coach & utilize new skills at home.
  • Our unique Saturday or Sunday program is offered
  • Acquire a new parenting approach that works & fun strategies to foster emotional regulation, perspective taking & friendship skills.
  • Enhance your parent-child relationship.

Winter HeartMath® Stress & Anger Reduction Groups

  • What it means to be In-Sync & Out of Sync?
  • Your Inner Weather Report.
  • 3 Tools to reduce stress & anxiety in just 30 seconds.
  • Reduce test anxiety & improve mental clarity.

Winter HeartMath® TestEdge Individual & Family Groups (Youth & Young Adults & their Parents)

  • Six 2-hr sessions where participants learn a research based program that helps students increase their capacity to learn and improve their performance on tests.
  • Helps develop the motivation and focus they need to approach daily classroom learning and test-taking in an optimal-performance state.
  • Neutralizes performance blocks such as anxiety, frustration, boredom and resignation.
  • Enhances confidence, problem solving and stamina.

Theraplay® Young Adults Social Skills Groups ADHD, LD & mild ASD (ages 17 & up) 

Our group provides a safe place where young adults can meet & make new friends while acquiring pro-social skills plus enjoy activities together. Topics include:

  • communication, social & relationship skills, character building, anxiety & anger reduction.

Adult ADHD Support Group: Embrace your Hidden Gifts

  • TBA (7pm-9pm) -  Learn the power of Nurtured Heart "positivity", strategies for stress & anxiety, relationship, organization & time management for home & work.

October & February MCLD Aqua-Kids Swim, Art & Gym Program:  Friday,  (10 weekly sessions)

  • For youth ages 6-16 who have ADHD, LD, Mild ASD & fine or gross motor skills difficulty. Held at the Hampton YMCA in NDG Fridays from 6 pm-8:15 pm. Join the fun, swim & meet new friends.

Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities & The Centre for Excellence for Behavioural Management

Proudly Present



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Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Presentation: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Doors open for admittance at 6:00 PM

Ruby Foo's Hotel
7655 Decarie Blvd
Free Parking

General Admission: $35.00
Registration Discount for Current MCLD Members

For more information contact (514) 482-7196

Click Link Below to Register
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based psychologist with over 45 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm.

Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children, Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.

Topic Summary: We all want our children and students to thrive - to become all they were meant to be. But how do we
accomplish this? What conditions are required for a child to reach his or her full potential? What experiences are
essential to the unfolding of human potential, regardless of the challenges a child may face? Dr. Neufeld will put the
pieces together to reveal rather surprising answers to these basic yet important questions regarding human development.
When children are facing special challenges, whether at home or at school, it is even more critical for parents and teachers to keep such essential information in mind.

Suitability: This talk is relevant to parents, grandparents, childcare providers, teachers, youth workers, and other professionals who work with children and youth.


Thank You to our Sponsor

Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities

AGM & Public Lecture

Managing Anxiety & Anger in Children/Adolescents with ADHD, LD & Mild ASD: The Heart-Brain Connection
Monday, September 11th, 2017
7:00 PM Annual General Meeting
Lecture begins 7:30 PM

Queen Elizabeth Health Complex
2111 Northcliffe Ave.
5th Floor, Room 534
Free for MCLD members - $5 for non-members

Speaker: Linda Aber is a certified Nurtured Heart®, Theraplay®, HeartMath® Anxiety, Stress & Anger Reduction Practitioner, Attachment Parent Coach, Family Life Educator and proud adoptive parent. For over 20 years she has provided parent coaching, parent educational workshops, social skills & social thinking groups for The Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities to families living with ADHD, LD, Mild ASD, oppositional defiant, mood, adoption and attachment disorders. Linda presents to educators in various Montreal schools as well as (QPAT) Quebec Teachers Conference. Empowerment of parents and educators is Linda's passion. She inspires to bring out the best in adults, so they can bring out the best in their children and students.

Topic Summary: When children/teens become anxious, reactive or argumentative, the #1 mistake parents make is to use demand & command communication scripts. This reactive approach triggers both youth & adults adding fuel to the fire.

In this lecture Linda will introduce strategies to take the difficult parenting moments, when you are simply trying to survive, and turn them into opportunities for your children to thrive. She will share the "heart-brain connection" that will empower parents with effective insights plus tools to help end the yelling and power struggles.


"When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers."

- Thich Nhat Hanh


  • HeartMath
    Stress, Anxiety & Anger reduction workshops

  • Nurtured Heart Parent Workshops

  • Support Groups for Parents of Children/Teens with ADHD, LD & Aspergers Syndrome

  • Theraplay Social & Thinking Skills Groups for Children/Teens AND their Parents

  • Sunshine Circles for School: Nurture Your Classroom with Play

  • Nurtured Heart School & Teacher Workshops:

Presented as a
Guest Speaker at:

  • (QPAT) The Quebec Provincial Teacher's Convention

  • LDAQ Montreal Chapter 1 Parent Conference

  • The Bronfman Educational Teacher's Convention

  • McGill Distinguished Speaker's Seminar

  • AQETA Learning Disabilities Association Conference

  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board SEAC Parent Conference

  • Tyndale St. George

  • St. Colombia House

  • plus numerous Montreal schools