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Using the Response to Intervention (RTI) Model to Develop Reading Fluency in Grade 2 Students 

Teachers devote a lot of energy to teaching students to become competent readers, which is even more challenging in the inclusive classroom where some students have reading difficulties. This article examines the efficacy of a teaching activity program designed and tested in the three tiers of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model.

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Reading for Science at Home

For many students with LDs, reading is a challenge that may impact their ability to ‘reading to learn’ in Science. You can use these strategies to help your child learn to read science at home.

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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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VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

Learning to read is a vital academic milestone for all students. But for many students with LDs, learning to read is the hardest task they face at school in the primary years. Avon Maitland District School Board's STAR (Students with Technology Achieving Results) team has been working to change teacher practices by encouraging the use of accessible text technology in classrooms. A move that helps level the playing field for students with LDs.

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Literacy, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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.

Technology for Reading

The right technological tools can make a significant difference to students who struggle with word recognition as well as reading comprehension.

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Technology for Writing

This article is an 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. Writing is one of the most complex tasks for all students, and particularly for students with LDs. In this article, we will consider four stages of [...]

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What are Some “low-tech” Methods for Helping Students  with Reading Difficulties?

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 [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

VIDEO: Supporting Struggling Readers: How School Leaders Contribute to Effective Reading Programs

This video provides viewers with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the key role school administrators play in determining effective reading programs for students with LDs in the area of reading.

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments