The LDAO-C Presents Dr. Leonard Sax - Session One
October 25, 2019
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The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton (LDAO-C) is pleased to present two special events with Dr. Leonard Sax, taking place on October 25 and 26, 2019, in celebration of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Parents, educators and professionals alike are invited to join us for these fascinating sessions, taking place at Sir Robert Borden High School Auditorium.

"Instagram Ate My Daughter, and My Son Won't Stop Playing Fortnite"
Friday, Oct 25 7:00pm-9:30pm

The current obsession with the Internet, video games and social media is having a significant impact on how our children are responding to education, forming relationships, and developing the skills required to survive in society at large. Parents are frequently confused when it comes to how much screen time is too much, which video games are acceptable and which are harmful, and where boundaries need to be drawn and upheld. Dr. Sax will share his knowledge about these issues and offer strategies that help parents and educators understand and successfully navigate these frequently unfamiliar waters.

BOYS ADRIFT: The 5 Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Saturday, Oct 26 9am-11:30am

Across Ontario and across Canada, there is a growing gender gap in every demographic group, with the current generation of boys falling farther and farther behind girls, being less likely to earn good marks at school, less likely to attend university much less graduate, and less likely to do well in their first few years in the workplace. Dr. Sax describes the factors driving this phenomenon and shares concrete strategies which parents and educators have successfully deployed to re-engage boys in school and the real world.

About Dr. Leonard Sax:

Leonard Sax MD PhD graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of 19, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both a PhD in psychology, and an MD. For 19 years, Dr. Sax was a practicing family physician in Maryland, and now sees patients in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is the bestselling author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and The Collapse of Parenting. Dr. Sax is frequently invited to speak on issues of child and adolescent development in the United States and Canada, and around the world. He has appeared on CBC, the TODAY Show, CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, PBS, and many other national and international media.

This talk is relevant to: Parents with children or adolescents, Special Educators, Teachers, School Support Staff, Psychologists, Behaviour Consultants, Social Workers & Professionals.

Proceeds from this event will support LDAO-C programs, including its signature summer camp program, Sunshine Day Camp. This program is a unique Day Camp Program for kids 7 to 12 with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. For more information about this event or our programs, please visit our website, call (613) 567-5864 or email

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