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  • What are the differences and similarities between Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) and ADHD?

    What are the differences and similarities between Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) and ADHD?

    Published April 7, 2020, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


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

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

    Published April 2, 2020, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


  • Developing Caring Schools: Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

    Developing Caring Schools: Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

    Published March 6, 2020, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


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

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

    Published February 18, 2020, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


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

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

    Published February 13, 2020, by LDAOeng 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? 0 Comments


  • Math and the Growth Mindset

    Math and the Growth Mindset

    Published January 31, 2020, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


  • FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    Published January 9, 2020, by LDAOeng Unfortunately, there is no miracle strategy to make students manage their time, especially on their own. Nathalie Arbour answers questions received from webinar participants about giving students extra time in assessment settings. 0 Comments


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

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

    Published December 17, 2019, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng In this webinar, we will examine various ways to assess thinking that allow students to demonstrate their learning without the barriers of inflexible assessment tasks. Participants will consider some sample assessment tools and think about how teacher teams, schools or districts might collaboratively refine their approach to assessing thinking. 0 Comments


  • Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng This webinar was adapted from a keynote address delivered at the LD@school Educators’ Institute in 2017. The LD@school team is pleased to present the session: Beyond “Lazy" and "Unmotivated” - Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills presented by Dr. Peg Dawson. 0 Comments


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