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  • VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    Published September 6, 2019, by LDAOeng Click here to view the transcript of this video. The transition from grade eight to grade nine is a daunting time for many students. But for students with learning disabilities (LDs), it can be a particularly challenging experience.  In the Peel District School Board, Erindale Secondary School and Homelands Senior Public School have created a […] 0 Comments


  • VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    Published September 3, 2019, by LDAOeng 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 […] 0 Comments


  • Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

    Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

    Published August 30, 2019, by LDAOeng Sarah Calvin, OCT, Producer of Bilingual Educational Content with the LD@school team “Explicit instruction is a group of research-supported instructional behaviors used to design and deliver instruction that provides needed supports for successful learning through clarity of language and purpose, and reduction of cognitive load. It promotes active student engagement by requiring frequent and varied […] 0 Comments


  • LEARNING MODULE: Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

    LEARNING MODULE: Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

    Published August 23, 2019, by LDAOeng 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. 0 Comments


  • Using Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

    Using Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

    Published August 19, 2019, by LDAOeng By Richard Parker, OCT, Google Certified Educator, Halton District School Board Project Based Learning (PBL) is “a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge” (Buck Institute for Education, n.d.). PBL brings […] 0 Comments


  • Why is it Important to Build and Support Resiliency Skills for Students with LDs?

    Why is it Important to Build and Support Resiliency Skills for Students with LDs?

    Published August 13, 2019, by LDAOeng This question was received during the LD@school webinar, At the Heart of the Matter: Creating Classrooms and Schools that Support Well-being; click here to view the webinar recording. Answered by Dr. Sue Ball, Chief Psychologist, York Region District School Board Resiliency is a key skill for everyone, not just for students with learning disabilities (LDs). The ability […] 0 Comments


  • Creative Problem Solving and Children with Learning Disabilities: A Hidden Potential

    Creative Problem Solving and Children with Learning Disabilities: A Hidden Potential

    Published July 24, 2019, by LDAOeng John McNamara, Ph.D., Brock University Recently, researchers and educators have explored an interesting idea – that there may be distinct advantages to having learning disabilities. Within the field of business, the arts, entrepreneurship, and many other areas, there are numerous examples of individuals with learning disabilities who have reached tremendous levels of success. For instance, Richard […] 0 Comments


  • How can Speech-Language Pathologists Support Students with LDs to Learn Math?

    How can Speech-Language Pathologists Support Students with LDs to Learn Math?

    Published July 23, 2019, by LDAOeng These questions were received during the LD@school webinar, The SLP in the Math Class – Empowering Math Learners Through Collaboration between Educators and Speech Language Pathologists; click here to view the webinar recording. Answered by Sabrina O'Keefe, M.H.Sc., Speech Language Pathology How can Speech-Language Pathologists Support Students with Learning Disabilities to Acquire Math Literacy Skills? Regardless […] 0 Comments


  • Technology for Reading

    Technology for Reading

    Published July 15, 2019, by LDAOeng 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. The act of reading simultaneously draws on many different processes: a reader must decode words, know what they mean, understand words when they are strung together in […] 0 Comments


  • Technology for Writing

    Technology for Writing

    Published July 4, 2019, by LDAOeng 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 […] 0 Comments


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