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  • Pathways

LEARNING MODULE: Helping Students with LDs Navigate Secondary School

This module is intended to provide an introduction to the new demands and expectations that are placed on students when they begin secondary school and prepare educators to support students with LDs while they navigate their way through secondary school.

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How can parents reduce back to school stress for students with LDs?

Parents can help reduce back to school stress for students with LDs by reducing the working memory load so their child can focus on the job of learning; it will directly impact their child’s experience going back to the classroom this September.

  • service animals

Students with Service Animals: 10 Things to Know as a Teaching Professional

What is your role, as a member of the educational team, if a student brings a service animal to school? Why might such an animal be needed? This article is intended to provide the tools needed to understand the important role such an animal plays in the life of a student with a disability, using research on the subject.

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What impact will de-streaming applied and academic courses in grade 9 have on students with LDs?

If academic and applied streams are amalgamated, there is a possibility that students who require more support - such as students with LDs  - could fall through the cracks. Educators should be aware of the following potential challenges that may be caused by de-streaming.

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

VIDEO: They didn’t know how to help – How my LDs made me a better educator

When Michael was a student, the last place he ever thought he would end up working in, is a school. Growing up with dyslexia and ADHD, Michael worked hard in school but his results did not reflect his effort. His teachers just didn't know how to help. But now that Michael is an educator, he draws on his own experience to support students with LDs.

How can I support a student with LDs who is worried about falling behind academically after distance learning during Covid-19?  

We may not know what September holds for our schools and communities, but we can be sure that supporting students with an LD will require serious thought and precision.

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How do I choose between the different types of assistive technology to make sure my students have the tools they need to succeed?

There are hundreds of assistive technologies available, and simply too much information for one person to track. To help with this problem, Dr. Todd Cunningham, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto/OISE, specializing in AT, and his team of graduate students have gone through and compiled as much information and research as they could find. All this information is available on the website ATSelect.org.

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
  • Transition to work

From Secondary School to the Workplace: Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Success

Graduating from secondary school is a rewarding and exciting time. For students with LDs making the transition to work, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. Support from educators can help reduce anxiety and prepare students for success in the workplace.

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Transitions|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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How can I support a student who refuses to do homework?

When a student refuses to complete homework, the first step to helping is to understand why. If we do not know how the student became “lost” in trying to carry out the task, our guidelines might not be very useful.

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments
  • Oral language disorder

Oral Language Skills and Learning Disabilities: A Review for Educators  

Having impaired oral language skills can impact learning in all subject areas and thus have an enormous effect on school success. It is not surprising then, that children with a persistent problem learning language, known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), are at an increased risk of poorer academic and social performance.