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Current News...
  • Winter 2016 newsletter pdf icon (posted Jan. 5, 2016)

  • Assistive Technology Support Program
    Our Assistive Technology support program is starting up with a great series of 4 workshops -- details are below under "Accessibilities Series Workshops". Also watch for details on more hands-on iPad workshops coming soon!

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  • DISCOVER 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


Accessibilities Series Workshops

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Location: 164 Van Order Drive, Kingston

#2: Accessibility Features on the iPad

Presenter: Joanne Borges, Limestone District School Board.

More info...

One-page downloadable Series flier (pdf)

Upcoming workshops in this series:

#3: Microsoft Office O365 Accessibility Features (April 12)

#4: Making it Work: Accessing documents on any Device (May 17)


Tuesday March 1, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Kingston

From Chaos to Calm: Building School Success at Home for a Child with AD/HD

Presenter: Lynn Sadlowski.

More info...

One-page downloadable workshop flier (pdf)

 


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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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NEWS...

Stay tuned for more LDAK Workshop dates.

Further information about upcoming workshops.

 
 
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