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  • 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


  • WEBINAR RECORDING: At the Heart of the Matter – Creating Classrooms and Schools that Support Well-being

    WEBINAR RECORDING: At the Heart of the Matter – Creating Classrooms and Schools that Support Well-being

    Published June 18, 2019, by LDAOeng Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB About the Webinar: What we do matters. Research shows us that when we focus on mattering and belonging, we improve academics, […] 0 Comments


  • Considering the Principles of UDL, How Can Educators Actively Involve Their Students with LDs in the Learning and Assessment Process?

    Considering the Principles of UDL, How Can Educators Actively Involve Their Students with LDs in the Learning and Assessment Process?

    Published May 27, 2019, by LDAOeng This question was received during the LD@school webinar, Supporting Students from the Ground Up: Universal Design to Support Students with LDs in the Inclusive Classroom; click here to view the webinar recording. Answered by Candide Dovey Involving student with learning disabilities (and all students) in the learning and assessment process is an important element of Universal […] 0 Comments


  • What are Some “low-tech” Methods for Helping Students  with Reading Difficulties?

    What are Some “low-tech” Methods for Helping Students  with Reading Difficulties?

    Published May 15, 2019, by LDAOeng Answered by Nathalie Paquet-Bélanger Although some research (MacArthur, 2013) has shown that the use of text-to-speech technology improves the performance of students with reading difficulties, this method should not be the first one considered or may not be good for everyone. Here are a few ideas for strategies and tools that could be useful for readers […] 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: The SLP in the Math Class – Empowering Math Learners Through Collaboration between Educators and Speech Language Pathologists

    Webinar Recording: The SLP in the Math Class – Empowering Math Learners Through Collaboration between Educators and Speech Language Pathologists

    Published May 8, 2019, by LDAOeng Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. About the webinar:  Grade level: Junior, Intermediate and specific Senior grades (e.g., LD class, Special Education Classroom instruction) Many educators view Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) as consultants, test administrators, or pull-out therapists who work 1-on-1 on articulation. The SLP's advanced education and training in language development is […] 0 Comments


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