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Sir Robert Borden High School

131 Greenbank Road

Ottawa, ON K2H 8R1

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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.

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

In this session, Dr. Sax will explore:

  • How much time spent playing video games is too much time, and how do we know?
  • Which video games are OK to play, and which are not, and how do we know?
  • The more time a girl or boy spends on Instagram, the more likely that girl or boy is to BECOME depressed. That's a huge effect for girls, but a much smaller effect for boys. How come?
  • How much should a parent know about what their teenager is doing on Instagram?
  • At what age is it appropriate for a child to have a smartphone?
  • And more!

Saturday, Oct 26 9am-11:30am
"Why Gender Matters: Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge"

In this session, Dr. Sax will explore:

  • How a mother could perceive an odor which is – for the woman – overpoweringly awful, while her son doesn’t smell anything?
  • What do parents need to know about girl/boy differences in language?
  • Why do girls want to draw pictures that are different from the pictures most boys want to draw? And, why does your daughter says it’s “periwinkle” when your son says it’s “blue”?Why does a father's daughter says he is always shouting at her? Are girls more sensitive to mid-range sounds compared with boys?
  • And more!

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.

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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 execdirector@ldaottawa.com.

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