4 Types of Learning Disabilities We Help Students Manage at Chisholm Academy

Within Canada, some students encounter a wide range of learning challenges. Learning disabilities can pose significant hurdles to academic success when teachers and schools don’t understand them. At Chisholm Academy, we take pride in our facility’s experience and winning track record when it comes to helping children with learning disabilities thrive.

We often help students with these 4 common learning disabilities understand their condition and develop learning strategies that work for them. Ultimately, we provide them with the support they need to succeed!


Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by difficulties with reading and language processing. Students with dyslexia may struggle with phonological awareness, decoding words, and comprehending text. Dyslexia affects individuals regardless of their intelligence or educational background.

To support students with dyslexia, our educators often give students additional time for reading and writing tasks and encourage self-confidence.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD affects a student’s ability to pay attention to a task, control impulsive behaviour, and regulate their activity level. Students with ADHD often experience challenges with organization, time management, and staying focused in class.

Creating structured routines, breaking tasks into manageable chunks, and implementing visual aids are some of the ways that our expert teachers can help students with ADHD thrive in the classroom.


Dyscalculia is a learning disability that affects a student’s mathematical abilities. Learners with dyscalculia have trouble with numbers, computation, and problem-solving. They may have difficulty understanding mathematical concepts, memorizing facts, and organizing numerical information.

Our teachers work with students to break down complex problems and provide step-by-step guidance to enhance their problem-solving skills.


Students with dysgraphia may struggle to write and spell. They often find it very difficult to write their thoughts down, have messy handwriting, and battle with sentence structure.

Our caring teachers are well-versed in helping students manage this condition and learn effectively in spite of it.

Our private school offers students with learning disabilities a safe, engaging space to learn and grow. Take a look at what we offer and our admission process today.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or when you are ready to enrol your child.