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  • Effective Behaviour Management for Students with LDs and  Behavioural Disorders

    Effective Behaviour Management for Students with LDs and Behavioural Disorders

    Published July 24, 2017, by LDAOeng Behavioural disorders, particularly those of the externalized type[1], and learning disabilities often occur together. Indeed, the comorbidity between these two types of disorders in students was identified more than 20 years ago (Hinshaw, 1992). More specifically, empirical studies have shown that 75% of students with learning disabilities also lack social skills (Lane, Gresham, & O’Shaughnessy, 2002; National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, 2008). 0 Comments

  • Visual Strategies for Organization and Planning

    Visual Strategies for Organization and Planning

    Published July 24, 2017, by LDAOeng The goal of this video is to show educators how using visual structure and supports can improve organization and planning in our students. 0 Comments

  • Managing Parent-Teacher Relationships

    Managing Parent-Teacher Relationships

    Published July 24, 2017, by LDAOeng In this podcast, Kelli Cote shares her story about navigating the educational system, both as a parent of a child with LDs and as an educator who has worked with many families of students with LDs. She explains the importance of cultivating empathy and caring in educators who work with students with LDs so that they approach parent-teacher relationships with care and sensitivity. 0 Comments

  • TalkLD SPECIAL EDITION: A Look Back and a Leap Forward

    TalkLD SPECIAL EDITION: A Look Back and a Leap Forward

    Published July 24, 2017, by LDAOeng n this special edition podcast, we’re going to look at what path these students took to get where they are today, what that transition looked like, the hurdles they’ve had to overcome, the successes they’ve had, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Their teacher, Jenessa Dworet, will also comment about the progress these three students have made and how her teaching style has changed since we last spoke to her two years ago. 0 Comments

  • Blended Learning: Levelling the Playing Field for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Blended Learning: Levelling the Playing Field for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Published June 26, 2017, by LDAOeng Students with LDs are often singled out in the classroom because they are usually the only ones using technology. This is not the case in Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB) because every student within this board has access to technology as part of a blended learning initiative. Watch this video to see how students at St. Ambrose School in HPCDSB are using technology, how its building their confidence, and the difference educators and administrators are seeing in their school board. 0 Comments

  • How do we encourage more educators to integrate technology into their classrooms?

    How do we encourage more educators to integrate technology into their classrooms?

    Published June 16, 2017, by LDAOeng Answered by Lise Galuga and Marie-Josée Joly Technology has made great strides over the last few decades. Today, we rely on small devices that remind us of our appointments, allow us to collaborate on writing documents, make audio recordings or videos, or entertain us. Today’s students cannot fathom a world without technology. They regularly engage […] 0 Comments

  • Teaching Fractions: a Few Cautionary Notes

    Teaching Fractions: a Few Cautionary Notes

    Published May 30, 2017, by LDAOeng In this article, we seek to understand the errors that students make. We offer a number of cautionary notes for creating activities for the acquisition of this mathematical concept. The errors explored in this article come out of research involving students between the ages of 9 years and 12 years, at the moment when they displayed reactions of avoidance, worry or anxiety (DeBlois and Bélanger, 2016, DeBlois, 2014). 0 Comments

  • 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

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