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  • Call for Webinar Presenters for the 2017-2018 School Year!

    Call for Webinar Presenters for the 2017-2018 School Year!

    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 […] 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

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

    FREE Webinar: 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

  • VIDEO: Math Manipulatives: Tools to Help All Students Become Effective Problem Solvers

    VIDEO: Math Manipulatives: Tools to Help All Students Become Effective Problem Solvers

    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. 0 Comments

  • Has there been any research exploring the effects of Mindfulness on adolescents with LDs?

    Has there been any research exploring the effects of Mindfulness on adolescents with LDs?

    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. 0 Comments

  • Are Number Talks an Effective Strategy for Students with LDs?

    Are Number Talks an Effective Strategy for Students with LDs?

    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. 0 Comments

  • Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively: An Educator’s Practice Guide

    Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively: An Educator’s Practice Guide

    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 […] 0 Comments

  • The Elephant in the Classroom

    The Elephant in the Classroom

    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 […] 0 Comments

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