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In this TalkLD podcast, we discuss social and emotional development. This podcast features a one-on-one interview with Dr. Judith Wiener, Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wiener shares her knowledge and perspective on the impact that educators and learning environments can have on the social and emotional development of students with learning disabilities (LDs) and their success in the classroom.

Hosted by: Lawrence Barns, President & CEO of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Click here to view the transcript of this podcast.

Note: You may listen to this podcast while you are on the LD@school website, or you may download to your portable audio player and listen while you are on the go.

The listeners’ guide below will prompt you to reflect on your practices relating to students' social and emotional development. The guide includes pre-listening activities, listening activities, and post-listening activities, which can be completed individually or with a group of educators.

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Click here to access the listener’s guide of this podcast.

Related Resources on the LD@school Website

Click here to access the article Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Students with Learning Disabilities.

Click here to access the article Promoting Social and Emotional Competence Through Mindfulness.

Click here to access the recording of the webinar Growth Mindset: Putting Positive Thinking into Practice.

Click here to access the response to the question How can educators help students be empathetic towards students with learning disabilities?.

Click here to access the response to the question How can educators support student mental health and well-being for long-term success?.

Click here to access the video A Mindfulness Practice to Support the Well-Being of Students with LDs – Feed All Four.