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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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WEBINAR RECORDING: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

In this webinar, we will examine an approach to inviting and nurturing thinking that allows for effective and feasible differentiation. We will grapple with various scenarios and how to practically apply this approach through small tweaks to current practice.

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

The LD@school team has developed a toolkit for educators to use during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (#LDmonth) to help spread awareness in your school and classroom. You may choose to use one or all of the resources, share with your colleagues, students, parents or your community.

Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice for teaching students with learning disabilities (LDs). This means that a vast amount of research, conducted over many decades, support the use of this practice with students with LDs.

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Understanding Learning Disabilities: How Processing Affects Mathematics Learning

Understanding Learning Disabilities: How Processing Affects Mathematics Learning, developed by the York Region District School Board, is a Companion Resource to the Understanding Learning Disabilities Waterfall Chart. Referred to as the “math waterfall chart”, this comprehensive resource is designed for educators to support students with learning disabilities in the area of mathematics, from kindergarten to [...]

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How can I support a student who is experiencing difficulty learning?

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 [...]

Managing Parent-Teacher Relationships

In this podcast, Kelli Cote shares her story about navigating the educational system, both as a parent of a child with LDs and as an educator who has worked with many families of students with LDs. She explains the importance of cultivating empathy and caring in educators who work with students with LDs so that they approach parent-teacher relationships with care and sensitivity.

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs: A Guide for Ontario Schools

“Inclusive education is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.” (Realizing the Promise of Diversity: Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, 2009, p. 4.)

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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 [...]

LDAO’s Parent Resource: LD@home

In 2017, LDAO launched a website for parents: LD@home (www.LDatHome.ca)! LD@home is a free resource for parents of students with learning disabilities (LDs) from kindergarten to grade 8. Its goal is to help bridge the gap between school and home.

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , |0 Comments