A number of organizations have been providing resources that parents can use to help them with their children’s education at home during the Covid-19 crisis. LEARNstyle LEARNstyle has made a couple of programs available free of charge: CloudGear Learning | Click to read the press release here (PDF File) PULSE (Personal Use Learning Evaluation) | Click to read the press release here (PDF File) Texthelp Texthelp has made their Read&Write program available free to Ontario students and parents | Click
The following are some options you could consider for online activities that can be done at home while kids are out of school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has announced locations and participation details for its Right to Read public hearings in Brampton, London, Thunder Bay and Ottawa, where students, parents and other stakeholders can share their stories and lived experiences related to reading disabilities.
LDAO study results measuring awareness, perceptions and attitudes among Ontario residents towards learning disabilities
In the summer of 2019, the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario partnered with the Community Research Co-Operative in order to measure awareness, perceptions and attitudes among Ontario residents towards learning disabilities.
The Department of Psychiatry at the Hospital for Sick Children is undertaking an exciting new research study where they will be looking to see if a video game can help improve behavioural control and working memory in kids. Criteria for participation in the study: A child with a diagnosis of either: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)and/or Congenital Heart Disease(CHD) Between 6-12 years of age Willing to come to SickKids for 3 study visits Willing to play the
The Information and Communications Standards Development Committee’s Initial Recommendations Report has been posted online for public comment. Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 the report must be posted for public comment for a period of 45 business days. The comment period has been extended to October 18, 2019. Feedback will be used by the Committee to finalize its recommendations before they are submitted to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. You can read the report on the Ministry for
A new study led by Ryerson University, released June 2019, suggests teens with learning disabilities and mental health challenges practicing a mix of meditation, yoga and martial arts can focus better.
Summer is an important time for students transitioning to postsecondary education. An excellent resource to help transition planning is the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) Transition Resource Guide (www.transitionresourceguide.ca/). Parents and students can also read an updated version of the LDAO document, Accommodating Students with LDs in Postsecondary Studies 2019, to get a better understanding of how accommodations work at the postsecondary level. Most colleges and universities offer summer transition programs for students with disabilities entering their institution. These
Now available online as a digital download, Carol McMullen’s comprehensive handbook, Saving Your Child, Saving Yourself: Navigating Roadblocks in Managing ADHD, Asperger's and Learning Disabilities, has a wealth of information for parents and individuals of all ages who have LDs, ADHD or ASD. Carol McMullen is a Learning Disabilities Specialist and a Family or Personal Coach specializing in Attention Deficit Disorders, ASD/Asperger’s, Learning Disabilities (LD), Non-verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI). She has directed educational and mental
March 28, 2019 The OHRC has released videotapes of a training session on our new Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities. OHRC Senior Policy Analyst Cherie Robertson leads you through key elements of the policy, including: The vital importance of education to a person’s social, academic and economic development – and the need for accessibility and accommodation in the process A broad definition of disability Up-to-date information about human rights and responsibilities for students, parents and educators Practical