FREE WEBINAR! At the Heart of the Matter: Creating Classrooms and Schools that Support Well-being July 10th, 2019 3:45 - 4:45 PM ET Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB Click here [...]
Considering the Principles of UDL, How Can Educators Actively Involve Their Students with LDs in the Learning and Assessment Process?
This question was received during the LD@school webinar, Supporting Students from the Ground Up: Universal Design to Support Students with LDs in the Inclusive Classroom; click here to view the webinar recording. Answered by Candide Dovey Involving student with learning disabilities (and all students) in the learning and assessment process is an important element of Universal [...]
Answered by Nathalie Paquet-Bélanger Although some research (MacArthur, 2013) has shown that the use of text-to-speech technology improves the performance of students with reading difficulties, this method should not be the first one considered or may not be good for everyone. Here are a few ideas for strategies and tools that could be useful for readers [...]
This article is an adapted excerpt from the LD@school learning module, Technology for All: Supporting Students with LDs by Integrating Technology into Classroom Instruction; click here to access this module. Many students struggle with math, but for students with learning disabilities (LDs) math may be even more challenging. Students with LDs may have trouble [...]
Webinar Recording: Math and LDs – Using Assistive Technology and Project-Based Learning to Support All Students
Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Click here to access Richard Parker's slides. About the webinar: Math has become a hot topic in Ontario and yet, despite our best efforts, students with LDs can still be left behind. Some students struggle with numerical skills and computation. Others fall behind in math class [...]
Webinar Recording: Supporting Students from the Ground Up – Universal Design to support students with LDs in the Inclusive Classroom
Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Presented by: Candide Dovey, B.Ed., M.Ed., Special Education Consultant, Toronto District School Board About the webinar: Students with learning disabilities represent the largest portion of students receiving special education support in schools; most of these students are integrated in regular classroom settings. Teachers faced with meeting [...]
According to the discussion document, Ontario’s Well-Being Strategy for Education (2016), “well-being is a positive sense of self, spirit and belonging that we feel when our cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs are being met” (p. 3). Well-being is fundamental to overall student success.
Thinking Thursday, an initiative of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School at the York Catholic District School Board’s school improvement plan, is a day dedicated to mathematics and mathematical thinking. Every Thursday, classes work on different open-ended math questions that promote collaborative communication, creative processes and critical thinking to problem-solve.
In Ontario, a student who has been identified as Exceptional through an IPRC must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed and maintained. An IEP may also be prepared for students who require accommodations, program modifications and/or alternative programs, but who have not been identified as exceptional by an IPRC.
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (#LDmonth)! We’ve designed two posters that that you can download and print to use in your school or classroom, share with students, parents, and your community. Thumbnails of the posters can be viewed below with downloadable links available directly below each poster. [...]