Published April 10, 2017, by LDAOeng
Do you have a best practice that you would like to share with educators in Ontario? The LD@school Team is looking for dynamic and innovative webinar presenters for the 2017 – 2018 school year who are dedicated to inspiring all educators who work with or support students with learning disabilities (LDs). Click here to view our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Published March 17, 2017, by LDAOeng
Watch this video to see how teachers at Sagonaska Demonstration School are using manipulatives to help students at all grade levels improve their mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
Published March 15, 2017, by LDAOeng
Approaches drawing on mindfulness have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Research in school settings, specifically relating to students with LDs, is still only in the beginning stages, but the results available to date are promising.
Published February 23, 2017, by LDAOeng
Number Talks are short conversations about math problems intended to help students, including those with LDs, consolidate their understanding of concepts.
Published February 6, 2017, by LDAOeng
Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively, developed by the National Centre for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Educational Sciences, is a practical guide for educators working with students between grades 6 and 12. The guide was compiled by an expert panel, with the goal of offering educators specific, evidence-based recommendations to […]
Published January 27, 2017, by LDAOeng
by Elisa Blasi, Learning Disabilities Association of York Region Ambassador Elisa's Story Have you ever heard the term “the elephant in the room”? It is often used when there is an obvious issue or problem that everyone can see, yet, in order to avoid an uncomfortable situation, is sidestepped. For most of my life, I […]