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  • Behind Enemy Lines: How THAT Student Became a Vice Principal

    Behind Enemy Lines: How THAT Student Became a Vice Principal

    Published January 13, 2017, by LDAOeng In this podcast, Michael Karras will frankly share with you his struggles and successes as a student, linked in part to his learning disability (LD) and ADHD, but also due to the type of teaching he received. 0 Comments

  • Designing Accessible Classroom Websites

    Designing Accessible Classroom Websites

    Published December 13, 2016, by LDAOeng Do you have your own classroom website, or do educators in your school have their own websites? When these websites are designed, is there thought being applied to those students who may have accessibility challenges? Students with learning disabilities (LDs) are not the only students who may have difficulty accessing online content, so it is good practice to design with accessibility in mind. The LD@school team has put together some background information on why designing accessible classroom websites is important, as well as some simple steps educators can take to ensure they are designing websites that can be easily navigated by everyone. 0 Comments

  • Choosing Appropriate Assistive Technology for Students with ADHD

    Choosing Appropriate Assistive Technology for Students with ADHD

    Published December 8, 2016, by LDAOeng Without appropriate accommodations, students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may find themselves at a disadvantage. If these students are then asked to “try harder”, despite making an effort that may already be above and beyond what is expected or necessary for their peers, they may develop anxiety and low self-esteem related to their difficulty in learning. 0 Comments

  • How can I adapt my assessments to better meet the needs of my students with LDs?

    How can I adapt my assessments to better meet the needs of my students with LDs?

    Published November 29, 2016, by LDAOeng This article addresses accommodations and how to adapt assessment to respond to the strengths and needs of students with learning disabilities. 0 Comments

  • Assessments and Assistive Technology

    Assessments and Assistive Technology

    Published October 26, 2016, by LDAOeng When an assessment from a qualified professional recommends the use of assistive technology for a student with a learning disability, the assistive technology must be included in the student’s IEP and educators have a legal obligation to make these tools available to the student. 0 Comments

  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators, Classrooms and School Communities

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators, Classrooms and School Communities

    Published October 11, 2016, by LDAOeng This webinar explored the emerging field of mindfulness in education, providing participants with a foundational understanding of what mindfulness is and why it has become an increasingly accepted and popular resource for teachers and students, in Ontario and around the world, to increase well-being and self-regulation, and combat issues such as burn-out, anxiety, and stress. 0 Comments

  • VIDEO: Building Reading Skills Through Assistive Technology

    VIDEO: Building Reading Skills Through Assistive Technology

    Published August 31, 2016, by LDAOeng This video discusses the role that assistive technology can play in helping students with LDs remediate their reading skills as well as compensate for areas of weakness. Reading is a difficult task that does not come naturally to humans; it draws on many different cognitive processes at the same time including: decoding words, understanding meaning, creating mental pictures, making inferences and many more. 0 Comments

  • Google Docs, Apps and Add-ons for Students with LDs

    Google Docs, Apps and Add-ons for Students with LDs

    Published August 30, 2016, by LDAOeng What are Google Docs, Apps and Add-ons and why should my students with LDs use them? Let’s start with a review of both differentiated instruction (DI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to answer that question. 0 Comments

  • VIDEO: Building self-advocates: a key to student success

    VIDEO: Building self-advocates: a key to student success

    Published August 15, 2016, by LDAOeng Click here to view a transcript of this video. This video discusses the importance of helping students, especially those with LDs, become strong self-advocates. In order for students to successfully speak on their own behalf and advocate for their learning, they must first understand their own strengths, to develop confidence and a sense of identity. […] 0 Comments

  • Elementary to Secondary: Transition Planning for Students with LDs

    Elementary to Secondary: Transition Planning for Students with LDs

    Published July 22, 2016, by LDAOeng The transition from elementary to secondary school is generally considered to be one of the most challenging for adolescents, both with and without LDs. This practice-informed summary focuses on the key considerations and steps to support a successful transition from elementary school to secondary school for students with LDs. 0 Comments

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