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Strategies to Assist Students with Writing Difficulties

Students with LDs may experience frustrating writing difficulties, unable to write with the same ease as they can understand, think, and discuss.

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5 Simple Tips to Help Your Child Acquire Reading Skills

Parents play a significant role in supporting children’s reading development. Use this list of tips at home to help improve your child’s reading skills.

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Using Assistive Technology at Home for Literacy

Many students use assistive technology (AT) regularly in the classroom. As we turn to distance learning, is it important that parents are able to support the use of these tools in the home.

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Webinar Recording: Assistive Technology & Distance Learning – Developing Skills with Accessible Tools During COVID-19

All too often, Assistive Technology (AT) is provided as a solution or accommodation to learning challenges. However, not often enough are students provided ample opportunity to become proficient with the tool before being expected to produce academic assignments.

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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What are the differences and similarities between Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) and ADHD?

While it is theoretically possible to have someone who has both NVLD and ADHD, these two conditions often get confused because some of the symptoms associated with them overlap. This does not mean that the two conditions are co-morbid (that is, it is not the case that they frequently occur together), but rather that some of the symptoms of both conditions look the same.

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VIDEO: Preparing Students with LDs to Transition from Secondary to Post-Secondary

The transition from secondary to post-secondary can be a challenging time for students with learning disabilities (LDs). In order to mitigate this, there are a range of resources and support available both before and after the transition.

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Transitions|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Developing Caring Schools: Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Developing caring schools involves creating a safe, orderly, predictable and positive environment that promotes education and learning. By implementing the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system, Canadian schools can foster the development of such positive environments.

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What strategies can we use to improve a student’s flexibility?

Much of the time, flexibility problems persist less because of a lack of objectively good strategies and more because of a lack of the motivation, engagement, and interest to get behind a strategy and apply it.

WEBINAR RECORDING: Understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities – From Diagnosis to Intervention

Non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) is a frequently misunderstood and misused diagnosis. You may have heard non-verbal learning disabilities described as a cluster of difficulties that are primarily in non-language areas, but what does this really mean? And more importantly, if a student in your class has been diagnosed with NVLD do you know how to support him or her?

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Math and the Growth Mindset

Mindsets are the beliefs that people hold about their own intellectual abilities and the abilities of others. Some believe that the ability to learn is limited, or fixed, and that there is not much that can be done to change it. In contrast to this fixed mindset is a growth mindset, which is the belief that with the right instruction and practice anyone can improve their ability.

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments