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Webinar Recording: Assistive Technology & Distance Learning – Developing Skills with Accessible Tools During COVID-19

All too often, Assistive Technology (AT) is provided as a solution or accommodation to learning challenges. However, not often enough are students provided ample opportunity to become proficient with the tool before being expected to produce academic assignments.

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

WEBINAR RECORDING: Understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities – From Diagnosis to Intervention

Non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) is a frequently misunderstood and misused diagnosis. You may have heard non-verbal learning disabilities described as a cluster of difficulties that are primarily in non-language areas, but what does this really mean? And more importantly, if a student in your class has been diagnosed with NVLD do you know how to support him or her?

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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WEBINAR RECORDING: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

In this webinar, we will examine an approach to inviting and nurturing thinking that allows for effective and feasible differentiation. We will grapple with various scenarios and how to practically apply this approach through small tweaks to current practice.

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

In this webinar, we will examine various ways to assess thinking that allow students to demonstrate their learning without the barriers of inflexible assessment tasks. Participants will consider some sample assessment tools and think about how teacher teams, schools or districts might collaboratively refine their approach to assessing thinking.

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Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

This webinar was adapted from a keynote address delivered at the LD@school Educators’ Institute in 2017. The LD@school team is pleased to present the session: Beyond “Lazy" and "Unmotivated” - Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills presented by Dr. Peg Dawson.

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Executive Function|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]

Webinar Recording: The SLP in the Math Class – Empowering Math Learners Through Collaboration between Educators and Speech Language Pathologists

Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. About the webinar:  Grade level: Junior, Intermediate and specific Senior grades (e.g., LD class, Special Education Classroom instruction) Many educators view Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) as consultants, test administrators, or pull-out therapists who work 1-on-1 on articulation. The SLP's advanced education and training in language development is [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Math|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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Webinar Recording: Managing Anxiety in Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities (LDs) are more likely to experience anxiety than their peers without LDs (Nelson & Harwood, 2010). However, the presence of a learning disability may complicate the identification of an anxiety disorder. In addition, intervention approaches and classroom strategies need to take into account both the LD profile and the anxiety symptoms. In this advanced level webinar, we will review subtypes of anxiety disorders to understand what they may look like in a school setting. We will share practical strategies for supporting the student with LDs and anxiety, reflecting challenging issues such as school refusal, selective mutism, social anxiety, and obsessive- compulsive disorder, for example.