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Current News...
  • Thank you ECE Students
    A big thank you to the second year Early Childhood Education students at St. Lawrence College Kingston. Through fundraising events they raised over $2,400 which was donated to LDAK at a ceremony on April 20 at the College. Their support is very much appreciated!

  • Roy Cooper SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE 4 pm Wednesday June 17, 2015
    Further information and application form.

  • Summer 2015 newsletter pdf icon (published May 27, 2015)

  • Assistive Technology Survey:
    The survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned for future announcements about the startup of our new Assistive Technology Support Program!
  • CHECK OUT THE WEALTH OF RESOURCES on the LD@SCHOOL website, such as "Gifted Students with LD", and "LD and Mental Health Issues" -- links are further down this page!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS

Wednesday September 30, 2015
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm


Making Sense of Math


Presenter, Jade Gunn, is an Orton-Gillingham trained reading Therapist and Developer of the Yes! Math Program of the Reading Clinic.

It’s an exciting new school year with many learning opportunities and most importantly to get on the right foot with math. Many students avoid math as they feel it is hard and it doesn’t make sense. How do we teach math in a way that highlights its inherent sense? This talk is for parents and teachers of primary students to consider some key components that help students make sense with math.

Topics include number sense, math language, math symbols and going beyond counting.

Location: Kingston

Free workshop. Mark the date and watch for further details in the fall.

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Tuesday October 27th, 2015
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

 

Assistive Technology in the K-12 Classroom


Jill Gardner, Special Assignment Teacher, and Lori Bryden, Coordinator of Student Services, Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB, will give an overview of assistive technology used in K-12 classrooms within the ALCDSB.

Free workshop. Mark the date and watch for further details in the fall.
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RESOURCES...

Have you visited the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario's LD@School website?

See http://ldatschool.ca/ for further information related to Classroom Resources, Professional Learning, and the Educators' Institute. Watch informational videos such as "An Introduction to Learning Disabilities in the Classroom".

RESOURCES FROM LD@SCHOOL

Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities: What Teachers Need to Know

Students who are gifted, and who have LDs, may be “exceptionally” difficult to identify: their LDs may “hide” their giftedness and their giftedness may “hide” their LDs. This means that their needs in both areas may not be addressed appropriately. This summary discusses what educators need to know about students with LDs who are also gifted, and includes strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem, but those with LDs could be at higher risk. Students who have LDs may experience feelings of frustration, shame and perceived stigma, hopelessness, and anxiety about not meeting expectations. They are also at greater risk for bullying and victimization, social isolation and rejection, or for feelings of loneliness.

This summary discusses the impact of LDs on mental health and provides links to useful resources.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.


Workshop Handouts - 2014

 


Have you seen these "Snapshots" about LD?

Please note that these "Snapshots" are free to share – help yourself! But please keep in mind that these sheets and the information in them are not for sale or resale – free is the word.

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For more resources, news, and events, check out our provincial association website.

 

 

NEWS...

Stay tuned for more LDAK Workshop dates.

Further information about upcoming workshops.

 
 
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