Welcome to this LD@school online learning module for educators!
This module is intended to provide an introduction to advocacy for students with learning disabilities (LDs). This module will present the ways in which advocacy can help students with LDs to succeed in their education and will provide guidance, strategies and tools for educators to help support the development of self-advocacy skills in their students. Although all students with LDs can take steps to becoming self-advocates, the strategies outlined in this module are most appropriate for students at the junior, intermediate, and senior levels.
The menu on the left hand side of this screen displays the outline of this module, which should take approximately 45 - 60 minutes to complete. To begin the module, you will complete a self-assessment to gauge your current knowledge of this topic. Then, the body of the module will provide you with information, strategies, and resources to help you support your students. To conclude, you will complete a final self-assessment to consolidate your learning.
- Understand what advocacy is and the types of advocacy you are most likely to encounter as an educator
- Understand the importance of building self-advocacy skills in students with LDs
- Identify teaching strategies and tools that will help students strengthen their self-advocacy skills
Upon completion, it is our hope that you will apply what you learn in this module to your daily practice to help support the needs of students with LDs, as well as all your other students.