Educating and learning online can be daunting in the best of times. If your students have learning disabilities (LDs) it can be even more complicated. How do you adapt online lessons to meet the needs and tap into their strengths of students with LDs?
Students with learning disabilities (LDs) commonly encounter more difficulties than their peers when it comes to working in the often less structured environment of home.
Unfortunately, there is no miracle strategy to make students manage their time, especially on their own. Nathalie Arbour answers questions received from webinar participants about giving students extra time in assessment settings.
In this webinar, we will examine various ways to assess thinking that allow students to demonstrate their learning without the barriers of inflexible assessment tasks. Participants will consider some sample assessment tools and think about how teacher teams, schools or districts might collaboratively refine their approach to assessing thinking.
The decision tree below is a tool offering educators (grades 1 through 12) a roadmap to identifying issues and solutions when a student demonstrates difficulty learning. It is based on a series of five questions that educators can ask themselves in order to identify the difficulty observed in the student. Depending on the answer to [...]
Webinar Recording: Strategies to Support the Success of Students with LDs on Exams and Standardized Tests
Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Presenters: Jenessa Dworet Special Education Assistant Curriculum Leader at York Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board Chris Sands Special Education Assistant Curriculum Leader at Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board Exams and standardized tests can be stressful for students and staff [...]
This article addresses accommodations and how to adapt assessment to respond to the strengths and needs of students with learning disabilities.
When an assessment from a qualified professional recommends the use of assistive technology for a student with a learning disability, the assistive technology must be included in the student’s IEP and educators have a legal obligation to make these tools available to the student.
Self-assessment has been shown to improve student achievement significantly, particularly for students with learning disabilities. In this article, discover practical tools to engage students of all levels in meaningful self-assessment.