Evidence-Informed

Your Culturally Responsive Classroom: A Socially Shared Approach

How can we ensure that school is responsive, supportive, and nurturing for all students, even if they do not experience that connecting first interaction?

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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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?

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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.

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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
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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.

Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice for teaching students with learning disabilities (LDs). This means that a vast amount of research, conducted over many decades, support the use of this practice with students with LDs.

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Creative Problem Solving and Children with Learning Disabilities: A Hidden Potential

Recently, researchers and educators have explored an interesting idea – that there may be distinct advantages to having learning disabilities. Children with reading disabilities may be neurologically endowed to succeed with creative problem-solving tasks because of their reading disability.

An Introduction to Working Memory

What is Working Memory? Working memory refers to a brain system, or mental workspace, responsible for temporarily storing and manipulating information. It is different from short-term memory, where information is stored and recalled in the same format; for example, students can hold a set of numbers in short term memory, but in order to repeat [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Executive Function|Tags: , |0 Comments