Supplementary Resources

John Hopkins University: Best Evidence Encyclopedia

“What works in education? The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) presents reliable, unbiased reviews of research-proven educational programs to help: POLICY MAKERS use evidence to make informed choices. PRINCIPALS choose proven programs to meet state standards. TEACHERS use the most powerful tools available. RESEARCHERS find rigorous evaluations of educational programs. ...because all children deserve the best in education.” Visit the [...]

Learning Disabilities Association of America: For Teachers

“With four to six percent of all students classified as having specific learning disabilities (SLD) in our nation’s public schools, every teacher can expect to find students with learning disabilities in the classroom. Success for these students requires a focus on individual achievement, individual progress, and individual learning. Despite obstacles, recent research tells us that [...]

The International Dyslexia Association: Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

“The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) created the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading in 2010. This document serves as our guide in recognizing programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities.  One of IDA’s long term goals is to inform [...]

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Florida Center for Reading Research

“The Center’s Four Part Mission: To conduct basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction that will contribute to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefit students in Florida and throughout the nation. To disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade. [...]

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TeachingLD: Information & Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

“The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is a international professional organization consisting of teachers, psychologists, clinicians, administrators, higher education professionals, parents, and others. The major purposes of DLD are: To promote the education and general welfare of persons with learning disabilities. To provide a forum for discussion of issues facing the field of learning disabilities. To [...]

  • Teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Leaders

Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners, Province of Alberta, 2005

Chapter 7 (pp. 123-149) of this guide is dedicated to teaching Aboriginal students with learning disabilities. The focus of the chapter is “to: refine, or perhaps redefine, their understanding of learning disabilities to enable them to see Aboriginal students with learning disabilities as having unique gifts, strengths and needs, recognize the importance of positive parent [...]

  • Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Middle and Secondary Levels

Teachers Make the Difference: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Middle and Secondary Levels, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, 2009

“This document is a tool for teachers and professionals striving to address the unique learning needs of students who are struggling academically. These students may have characteristics of learning disabilities, or they may be identified as students with learning disabilities. The document: identifies characteristics of students with learning disabilities; describes cognitive and achievement profiles of [...]

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  • Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities Guide

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Teachers, Province of British Columbia, 2011

“The Guide is founded on the principles of early intervention (identifying challenges early, intervening robustly, and using evidence-based practices) and response to intervention (an ongoing cycle of assessment, planning, intervening, and monitoring within a continuum of supports, from school-wide to small group to individual interventions) to help learners who are struggling. This guide is intended [...]

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  • Education for All

Education for All – The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6

The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6 was built on a powerful foundation – Ontario’s ambitious province-wide process of consultation and professional learning on literacy and numeracy. The Expert Panel is deeply indebted to the groundwork of its predecessor panels. Early [...]

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  • Learning for All

Learning for All – A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for All Students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, 2011

Learning for All, K – 12 (Draft) is a resource guide that builds on the guiding principles outlined in Education for All: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6 (2005). This resource is designed to share information with educators about evidence-based and research-informed educational approaches [...]