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Variety of help at Family Resource Centre

The Family Resource Centre run by the Learning Disabilities Association North Branch is registering for programs for children, including a support group for siblings of children with special needs.

The Family Resource Centre run by the Learning Disabilities Association North Branch is registering for programs for children, including a support group for siblings of children with special needs.

The new support group is a six-week workshop to offer support and encouragement to children and youth ages 10 and up that have siblings with special needs. The workshop will help them learn how to deal with stress and anxiety, among other things.

In addition, three fun and engaging programs are available for both girls and boys to help them develop social skills. They are as follows:

• Friends and Community for girls Grades 5 to 9;

• Let's Explore for boys ages 11 to 15 years;

• and Our Neighbourhood Club for boys ages five to 11.

The programs include games, activities, cooking, drama, and role playing. Fees vary and are paid monthly but all supplies are provided.

The Fraser North branch also offers multi-sensory literacy tutoring for children five to 12 years of age. The program runs Mondays, Wednesdays or Tuesdays and uses the Orton Gillingham and Singerland methods in a small group setting. This programs runs through June and fees work out to $20 per hour for certified tutors.

All information and registration is available at ldafrasernorth@gmail.com.

COMPREHENSION CLASS

The Family Resource Centre and the Learning Disabilities Association Fraser North Branch (LDAFN) are partnering with Stepping 4words Learning Centre to present a parent work shop.

The seminar "Focus on Comprehension" will offer teaching tips for parents with Jennifer Carson, a reading comprehension specialist.

This skills workshop is designed to help parents foster and implement comprehension skills while they read with their children at home.

Parents will take home a Comprehension Skills Tool Box. Visit www.stepping4words.com for more information.

It will be held Tuesday, March 8 in Room 9, Minnekhada Middle School, 1339 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam from 7-9 p.m.

To register, email ldafrasernorth@gmail.com. The cost is is $10.

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