Intermediate (7-10)

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FAQ: Developing Skills with Assistive Technology

The following questions were received during the LD@school webinar, Assistive Technology & Distance Learning – Developing Skills with Accessible Tools During COVID-19.

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Adapted Webinar: Unlocking the power of the Relationship – Growing Social-Emotional Skills in Students with LDs

This webinar was adapted from a keynote address delivered at the LD@school Educators’ Institute in 2016. The LD@school team is pleased to present the session: Unlocking the power of the Relationship - Growing Social-Emotional Skills in Students with LDs presented by Dr. Colin King.

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.

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Webinar Recording: Knowing the Learner – Creating and Contributing to a Robust Learner Profile for Students with LDs

According to Learning for All, students who require additional support, like those with LDs, should have a learner profile in place. These learner profiles should give detailed, in-depth information about the learning strengths and needs of the individual student. But do you know what to include in the profile? 

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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How does one differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe LDs?

This article has been updated to reflect the new set of guidelines for diagnosis created by the Cross-Sectoral Psychology Working Group on Learning Disabilities, adopted by the Ontario Psychological Association in 2018, and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario in 2019.

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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. 

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