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

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.

By |March 9th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Differentiation in the Math Class Using EquatIO

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.

LDAO’s Parent Resource: LD@home

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.

By |January 3rd, 2021|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Accessing Support for LDs in University: Student perceptions of support received from the accessibility service office

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.

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Transitions|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Homework Strategies for Students with LDs

Students with learning disabilities (LDs) commonly encounter more difficulties than their peers when it comes to working in the often less structured environment of home.

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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