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Instructional Technology vs. Assistive Technology: Understanding Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

This article provides a foundational understanding of the differences and complementary roles of instructional and assistive technologies in education.

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Toward an Equitable Classroom: Using Assistive Technology to Remove Barriers to Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities

Assistive technology typically does not close gaps in learning, and on its own can be discriminatory and a barrier to learning. A balanced and well-monitored approach to the use of AT is the most equitable solution for supporting students with LDs.

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Literacy, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Toward an Equitable Classroom: Using Assistive Technology to Remove Barriers to Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Fostering Student Self-Advocacy for Students with Diverse Learning Needs in Online Learning

By: Adrianna Arsenault & Dr. Jess Whitley Creating a safe, inclusive and caring learning community is an important part of addressing students’ diverse needs. In an inclusive classroom, all students feel welcome and valued, see themselves in their environment, and have their learning needs met. However, online learning presents unique opportunities and challenges for teachers [...]

By |July 8th, 2022|Categories: Educator Supports, Self-Advocacy, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fostering Student Self-Advocacy for Students with Diverse Learning Needs in Online Learning
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How can educators support students with LDs while hybrid learning?

Although the hybrid model can make aspects of learning difficult for students with LDs there are ways to ensure students are consistently supported and accommodated during online and in-person learning. 

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Staying Connected to Students with LDs while Learning Remotely: Testimonials and concrete examples

Stephanie Dionne has collected advice from teachers on how educators can stay connected with students who have learning disabilities (LDs) while learning remotely.

By |December 7th, 2021|Categories: Educator Supports, Mental Health & Well-Being, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Staying Connected to Students with LDs while Learning Remotely: Testimonials and concrete examples
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LEARNING MODULE: Secondary School Part 2: Teaching Techniques and Student Skills

This module is intended to provide educators across all subjects with the necessary teaching tools to support their students with LDs to gain the skills and knowledge required for success in secondary school, and beyond.

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Behaviour, Educator Supports, Literacy, Math, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LEARNING MODULE: Secondary School Part 2: Teaching Techniques and Student Skills

Supporting the Development of Self-Determination as a Lever for Engaging Learners

Supporting the development of self-determination appears to be a promising way to promote academic success and seems to have an impact beyond the school career of students with and without learning disabilities (LDs).

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What influences the effectiveness of Assistive Technology for students with LDs?

Research indicates that a number of conditions must be met in order to maximize the effectiveness of assistive technology, three of which are in this article.

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Webinar Recording: In Love With Learning… Online! Ten Keys to delight, persistence, and attention in an online space 

Let's get back to basics! In this calm and grounding presentation, we’ll refresh key research on engagement and motivation, provide our straightforward Ten Keys tool for tweaking your online lessons, and create space for participants to use the keys to start unlocking a frustrating previous experience.

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Are Online Courses Suitable For Students with LDs?

When the Ministry of Education announced it would require students to take online courses in order to graduate, there was concern about whether students with learning disabilities (LDs) would find success. In response to this concern, the Ministry amended their original plan and announced that students with LDs could be exempt from online learning. This has sent mixed messages to students with LDs and their parents and may have convinced many that online learning is not possible for students with LDs.

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Educator Supports, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are Online Courses Suitable For Students with LDs?
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