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Evidence-Based Assessment in the Science of Reading

Rigorous, systematic, and explicit instruction of reading must go hand-in-hand with a comprehensive reading assessment system to allow educators to adjust instruction to meet the specific needs of students.

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Using the “Road to Reading Infographic” to Guide Assessment of and Intervention for Foundational Literacy Skills

The Road to Reading infographic was designed to provide an easy-to-follow visual overview of the developmental sequence in which foundational literacy skills are acquired in students.

By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Staying Connected to Students with LDs while Learning Remotely: Testimonials and concrete examples

Stephanie Dionne has collected advice from teachers on how educators can stay connected with students who have learning disabilities (LDs) while learning remotely.

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Calming Measures in the Classroom: Support or Distraction?

Calming measures are methods used by students to regulate their emotions and their engagement in tasks but could they be more distraction than support?

Supporting the Development of Self-Determination as a Lever for Engaging Learners

Supporting the development of self-determination appears to be a promising way to promote academic success and seems to have an impact beyond the school career of students with and without learning disabilities (LDs).

By |August 27th, 2021|Categories: Self-Advocacy, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Building Oral Language Skills through Classroom Instruction: Six High-Yield Strategies to Borrow from the Clinic

This article provides a number of high leverage strategies to target oral language skills that can be adapted for classroom instruction.

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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SMHO: Promoting the Mental Health of Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities may be at greater risk for mental health problems including ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, and interpersonal problems. Deanna Swift, from School Mental Health Ontario provides resources support educators in their efforts to create a mentally healthy classroom.

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Stop, Observe and Act: A Strategy for Managing Attention, Impulsiveness and Anxiety

ADHD and anxiety have become big problems for classroom teachers. New research on the notion of cognitive control leads us to believe that managing attention, impulsiveness, and anxiety requires several shared skills, which can be taught explicitly. 

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Cultivating the Hearts of Students through Books: Using Children’s Literature to Support Social-Emotional Learning 

For over 20 years, research has shown that social-emotional learning should take a more important role in the classroom. Teachers should highlight the emotions felt by the characters in children's literature to promote social-emotional learning and discussions while continuing to meet academic goals.

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Shifting from Avoidant to Approach Coping Strategies: Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Face Challenges

Often, children cope with distress by gradually withdrawing from or avoiding situations, thoughts, or feelings, and engaging in behaviours like procrastination, school refusal, lying about getting work done, or feeling tired or unwell.