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  • LDMH: A Handbook on Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

    LDMH: A Handbook on Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

    Published May 15, 2017, by LDAOeng The Integra Program by the Child Development Institute is the only accredited children’s mental health agency in Canada to specialize in providing mental health services exclusively to children, youth and families with learning disabilities.  LDMH: A Handbook on Learning Disabilities and Mental Health is a resource developed by Integra Program staff as part of their […] 0 Comments

  • Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs: A Guide for Ontario Schools

    Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs: A Guide for Ontario Schools

    Published May 11, 2017, by LDAOeng “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.) 0 Comments

  • How do I support intermediate and senior students struggling with working memory in math problem solving?

    How do I support intermediate and senior students struggling with working memory in math problem solving?

    Published May 11, 2017, by LDAOeng One challenge that may arise for students is working with symbolic representations. Students with working memory difficulties continually have to make sense of symbols, and may forget where they are in a procedure. Using manipulatives, graphic organizers, or pictorial representations can reduce this strain on their working memory, as these tools may allow students to draw on their strengths to represent their thinking. 0 Comments

  • FREE Webinars in May and June!

    FREE Webinars in May and June!

    Published May 10, 2017, by LDAOeng LD@school is having two FREE upcoming webinars in May and June! The dates and information can be found below. Please note that all LD@school webinars are hosted from 3:30 - 4:45 PM EST. Don't miss out on these great, FREE professional learning opportunities! 0 Comments

  • FREE Webinar: Strategies to Support the Success of Students with LDs on Exams and Standardized Tests

    FREE Webinar: Strategies to Support the Success of Students with LDs on Exams and Standardized Tests

    Published May 4, 2017, by LDAOeng 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 Click here to register for this webinar. Exams and standardized tests can be stressful for students and staff in general, […] 0 Comments

  • Metacognition and Assistive Technology

    Metacognition and Assistive Technology

    Published May 1, 2017, by LDAOeng Metacognition is a process that relates to the knowledge that we have of our own strategies and the control that we are able to exert over these strategies in order to solve problems more efficiently. Metacognition is a high-level executive function that draws on our ability to reflect on what we know in order to understand how we function and assess our approach to learning. It is one of the best predictors of school success (Dévolvé, 2005). 0 Comments

  • How does one differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe LDs?

    How does one differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe LDs?

    Published April 4, 2017, by LDAOeng How does one differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe LDs? How can I tailor my interventions/strategies to the needs of students with differing degrees of learning disabilities? Answered by Dr. Maria Kokai M.A., PhD., C.Psyc., Chief Psychologist with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. According to the definition, learning disabilities are due to genetic, congenital […] 0 Comments

  • LDAO’s New Parent Resource: LD@home

    LDAO’s New Parent Resource: LD@home

    Published April 3, 2017, by LDAOeng LDAO is excited to announce the launch of a new 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. LDAO is looking for your feedback so that we can […] 0 Comments

  • All Students can Read to Learn Science!

    All Students can Read to Learn Science!

    Published March 27, 2017, by LDAOeng For today’s students to participate in tomorrow’s decision-making, it is imperative that they possess the skills to be mobile and adept at reading, writing, and oral communication in science (Krajick & Sutherland, 2010; Pearson et al., 2010). Even though only some students will pursue careers in science, all will engage in reading about science during their lifetime. So, all students need to ‘read to learn’ in science! 0 Comments

  • Webinar Recording: Recognizing and Supporting Anxiety in Students with LDs

    Webinar Recording: Recognizing and Supporting Anxiety in Students with LDs

    Published March 20, 2017, by LDAOeng This webinar will provide educators with an understanding of the relationship between anxiety and LDs. Practical strategies for supporting the student with anxiety and LDs in primary, elementary, and secondary school settings will be shared. 0 Comments

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