ADHD is a prevalent diagnosis, but girls are often missed because their ADHD presents in different ways than boys, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
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.
Educating and learning online can be daunting in the best of times. If your students have learning disabilities (LDs) it can be even more complicated. How do you adapt online lessons to meet the needs and tap into their strengths of students with LDs?
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.
What are some strategies that could be used to better support students with LDs when teaching math online?
Teaching math online is a challenge for many teachers. It has become necessary for teachers to find virtual strategies or incorporate new platforms into their teaching.
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.
EquatIO is a chrome extension that makes math digital. It can help teachers and students at all levels create math expressions, formulas, equations, quizzes, all quite easily.
The LD@school team has developed a toolkit for educators to use during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (#LDmonth) to help spread awareness in your school and classroom. You may choose to use one or all of the resources, share with your colleagues, students, parents or your community.
Parents can help reduce back to school stress for students with LDs by reducing the working memory load so their child can focus on the job of learning; it will directly impact their child’s experience going back to the classroom this September.
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.