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  • Upcoming Webinar: Recognizing and Understanding Girls with ADHD

    Upcoming Webinar: Recognizing and Understanding Girls with ADHD

    Published April 26, 2021, by LDAOeng ADHD is a prevalent diagnosis, but girls are often missed because their ADHD presents in different ways than boys, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. 0 Comments


  • Betting on Success: Teaching Reading through the Principles of Direct Instruction in a Regular Classroom

    Betting on Success: Teaching Reading through the Principles of Direct Instruction in a Regular Classroom

    Published March 9, 2021, by LDAOeng Reading is a significant area of need throughout Ontario schools. Too many students have gaps in too many areas of reading, impacting not only the day-to-day instruction in our classrooms, but the face of education as a whole. Direct Instruction is needed to remediate those gaps and build literate children who are equipped with a variety of strategies to decode words and comprehend ideas. In order to provide our students with the quality of reading instruction they need, we as teachers need to better understand the skills that build readers and provide consistent opportunities for practice and application. 0 Comments


  • What is the best advice that educators can pass onto parents and students who are preparing for the transition to post-secondary education?

    What is the best advice that educators can pass onto parents and students who are preparing for the transition to post-secondary education?

    Published March 2, 2021, by LDAOeng Research suggests that students with LD transitioning to post-secondary environments often face a variety of academic, social, and emotional challenges as they navigate changes and differences between the secondary and post-secondary settings. 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: The Road Ahead – The undergraduate learning experience for students with LDs

    Webinar Recording: The Road Ahead – The undergraduate learning experience for students with LDs

    Published February 23, 2021, by LDAOeng This webinar will provide insight into the undergraduate learning experience in university settings for students with LDs. Educators attending this webinar will gain an understanding of what the student experience at university might look like for students with LDs and how to help prepare students for a successful transition to post-secondary learning. 0 Comments


  • Are Online Courses Suitable For Students with LDs?

    Are Online Courses Suitable For Students with LDs?

    Published February 17, 2021, by LDAOeng When the Ministry of Education announced it would require students to take online courses in order to graduate, there was concern about whether students with learning disabilities (LDs) would find success. In response to this concern, the Ministry amended their original plan and announced that students with LDs could be exempt from online learning. This has sent mixed messages to students with LDs and their parents and may have convinced many that online learning is not possible for students with LDs. 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: Teaching Students with LDs Online – Engagement, Work Completion and Evaluation

    Webinar Recording: Teaching Students with LDs Online – Engagement, Work Completion and Evaluation

    Published January 26, 2021, by LDAOeng Educating and learning online can be daunting in the best of times. If your students have learning disabilities (LDs) it can be even more complicated. How do you adapt online lessons to meet the needs and tap into their strengths of students with LDs? 0 Comments


  • Differentiation in the Math Class Using EquatIO

    Differentiation in the Math Class Using EquatIO

    Published January 20, 2021, by LDAOeng EquatIO is truly a revolutionary tool that mathematicians have always wanted but never had. Its accessibility features allow students from all skill levels to enter into the world of mathematics, using the prior knowledge they already have. The end result, confidence and capacity building within the world of numeracy. 0 Comments


  • LDAO’s Parent Resource: LD@home

    LDAO’s Parent Resource: LD@home

    Published January 3, 2021, by LDAOeng In 2017, LDAO launched a 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. 0 Comments


  • What are some strategies that could be used to better support students with LDs when teaching math online?

    What are some strategies that could be used to better support students with LDs when teaching math online?

    Published December 21, 2020, by LDAOeng Teaching math online is a challenge for many teachers. It has become necessary for teachers to find virtual strategies or incorporate new platforms into their teaching. 0 Comments


  • Accessing Support for LDs in University: Student perceptions of support received from the accessibility service office

    Accessing Support for LDs in University: Student perceptions of support received from the accessibility service office

    Published December 14, 2020, by LDAOeng In order to access support and accommodation in University, students must disclose their disability to the accessibility services office. This article explores how useful students with LDs perceive these supports and accommodations to be to their learning. 0 Comments


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