Becoming Word Scientists: Research Study Seeks 8 - 10 yr olds
Researchers from Queen's University are hoping to learn more about how children can develop word inquiry skills and a better understanding of how spelling works, which can in turn help lead to reading success.
They are looking for two participants (approx. age 8 - 10). Participants should be identified with difficulties in literacy, and be able to participate in 10 one-on-one tutoring sessions. The two week program starts in mid January 2015, and will take place in a room at the Faculty of Education. Participation by a parent is also required.
Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy
Online Advocacy Course, Partnering with Schools for Student Success
Starts on October 20th for seven weeks.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, in partnership with Integra Children’s Mental Health Centre, is once again offering an online workshop for parents, and for individuals who are helping parents navigate the school system. The course is called Partnering with Schools for Student Success, and promotes a collaborative approach to advocacy, based on knowledge and understanding on both sides. Feedback has been very positive on the first four offerings of the workshop. The seven units explore (more...)
Thursday January 29, 2015
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
"Reality Checklist - Life After High School"
So, you've survived high school, and want to go to university or college. What’s in your academic tool kit?
Speaker: Gail Eaton-Smith, Learning Disabilities Strategist, Queen’s University
Free workshop for students, parents & teachers.
Stay tuned for further details and registration information coming in early January.
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Have you visited the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario's new LD@School website?
See http://ldatschool.ca/ for further information related to Classroom Resources, Professional Learning, and the Educations' Institute. Watch informational videos such as "An Introduction to Learning Disabilities in the Classroom".
Workshop Handouts - 2014
- Handout with links to further resources June 2014
- Intro to LD and ADHD.pdf
- Handouts October, 18 2014 Workshops
- Marjory Phillips - LDs and Anxiety 2014 October 18.pdf
- Garth Smith - Meeting at the Crossroads 2014 October 18.pdf
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.
For more resources, news, and events, check out our provincial assocation website.
Stay tuned for more LDAK Workshop dates.
***** Fall 2014 newsletter (published Sept. 30, 2014)
Stay tuned for information about upcoming LDAK workshop schedule for 2015.
Further information about upcoming workshops.
Transitions Program Information
The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC), Queen’s University offers a 2-year program, beginning in grade 7, to assist students with learning disabilities and their families to make a successful transition from elementary to secondary school and beyond. There is no cost to participants. Further information...
- New - Resource
Guide for Students with Disabilities:
Transition to Post-Secondary Education
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- Links for Parents: Limestone District School Board
Special Education Plan
New - The LDSB Family Lending Library
- Links for Parents: Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic
District School Board
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