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Students with Service Animals: 10 Things to Know as a Teaching Professional

What is your role, as a member of the educational team, if a student brings a service animal to school? Why might such an animal be needed? This article is intended to provide the tools needed to understand the important role such an animal plays in the life of a student with a disability, using research on the subject.

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From Secondary School to the Workplace: Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Success

Graduating from secondary school is a rewarding and exciting time. For students with LDs making the transition to work, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. Support from educators can help reduce anxiety and prepare students for success in the workplace.

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Transitions|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Oral Language Skills and Learning Disabilities: A Review for Educators  

Having impaired oral language skills can impact learning in all subject areas and thus have an enormous effect on school success. It is not surprising then, that children with a persistent problem learning language, known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), are at an increased risk of poorer academic and social performance.

Avoiding Working Memory Overload in Students with LDs

Students with working memory deficits will have to work much harder than their typically developing peers to learn and carry out classroom activities. The strategies outlined in this article can help to increase the efficiency and functioning of working memory to avoid overload.

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Dynamic Communities of Math Learners: Fostering Well-Being and Reducing Anxiety

This article provides strategies for recognizing and reducing math anxiety in all students while using the growth mindset and inquiry to create dynamic communities of math learners.

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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Using the Response to Intervention (RTI) Model to Develop Reading Fluency in Grade 2 Students 

Teachers devote a lot of energy to teaching students to become competent readers, which is even more challenging in the inclusive classroom where some students have reading difficulties. This article examines the efficacy of a teaching activity program designed and tested in the three tiers of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model.

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Bringing Mindfulness to Learning at Home

Mindfulness interventions are often used in schools to promote social and emotional competencies among K-12 students. You can use the same principles to help your child lower their stress and improve their executive function, attention, and emotional control at home.

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Reading for Science at Home

For many students with LDs, reading is a challenge that may impact their ability to ‘reading to learn’ in Science. You can use these strategies to help your child learn to read science at home.

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Project-Based Learning at Home 

Project-Based Learning (PBL) can be easily integrated into distance learning to keep your child working steadily over a longer period of time with less direct oversight on your part. Your child can develop independent research and work skills while delving deeper into topics through genuine curiosity. 

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What Strategies Can Parents Use to Support Students with LDs in Math?

It can be challenging to have to help your child learn math concepts you may not have touched for many years; especially if your child has a learning disability (LD). My hope is that this article will show you five helpful ways you can help to engage and support your child with math at home. 

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments