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Why is it Important to Build and Support Resiliency Skills for Students with LDs?

Resiliency is a key skill for everyone, not just for students with learning disabilities (LDs). The ability to overcome adversity, manage setbacks, and be adaptable to the new or difficult situations one is faced with, are central to success for everyone. It is even more essential that students with LDs develop resiliency.

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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.

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How can Speech-Language Pathologists Support Students with LDs to Learn Math?

Sabrina O'Keefe, a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), answers two questions about the ways in which SLPs can help students with LDs aquire math skills.

Technology for Reading

The right technological tools can make a significant difference to students who struggle with word recognition as well as reading comprehension.

WEBINAR RECORDING: At the Heart of the Matter – Creating Classrooms and Schools that Support Well-being

Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB Presented by: Dr. Sue Ball, ABSNP, C. Psych., Chief Psychologist, York Region DSB About the Webinar: What we do matters. Research shows us that when we focus on mattering and belonging, we improve academics, [...]

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What are Some “low-tech” Methods for Helping Students  with Reading Difficulties?

Answered by Nathalie Paquet-Bélanger Although some research (MacArthur, 2013) has shown that the use of text-to-speech technology improves the performance of students with reading difficulties, this method should not be the first one considered or may not be good for everyone. Here are a few ideas for strategies and tools that could be useful for readers [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Webinar Recording: Math and LDs – Using Assistive Technology and Project-Based Learning to Support All Students

Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Click here to access Richard Parker's slides.  About the webinar:  Math has become a hot topic in Ontario and yet, despite our best efforts, students with LDs can still be left behind. Some students struggle with numerical skills and computation. Others fall behind in math class [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Webinar Recording: Supporting Students from the Ground Up – Universal Design to support students with LDs in the Inclusive Classroom

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that teachers and schools can use to support the inclusive classroom model. By building on student strengths and planning with the needs of all students in mind, including students with LDs, teachers can engage all learners, provide multiple entry points for learning, and allow for varied ways to “show what you know”.

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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How to Foster a Positive Classroom Environment

A sense of belonging and school connectedness is central to promoting well-being for students with learning disabilities (LDs). Educators play an important role in creating and advocating for a safe and supportive school environment.

VIDEO! Thinking Thursdays: Encouraging Critical Thinking in Math

Thinking Thursday, an initiative of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School at the York Catholic District School Board’s school improvement plan, is a day dedicated to mathematics and mathematical thinking. Every Thursday, classes work on different open-ended math questions that promote collaborative communication, creative processes and critical thinking to problem-solve.

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments