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Accommodating Students with LDs in Postsecondary Studies

LDAO’s new position paper addresses the provision of accommodations at the postsecondary level for students with LDs, and effective transitions for these students from secondary to postsecondary institutions.

Findings in two new reports from the USA have relevance for Ontario

“Don’t ‘Dys’ Our Kids -- Dyslexia and the Quest for Grade-Level Reading Proficiency,” examines the connections between teaching children with dyslexia (and other learning disabilities) to read, and improving reading proficiency among all children. The authors of the report conducted extensive interviews with leading learning disabilities experts in the USA. Learning Disabilities Facts and Trends: 2012 Review, prepared for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) by The Advocacy Institute, analyzes learning disabilities trends, facts, needs, challenges, and opportunities in

How to use the ReadSpeaker Listen function

How to use the ReadSpeaker Listen function


Job-Fit leads the individual through the development of a clear understanding of their specific learning disability and its potential impact on their employment prospects.

LDA Canada joins medical and environmental NGOs against reversing the ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides

Dear Member of Provincial Parliament, Oppose Bill 88, Pesticides Amendment Act (Licence for Cosmetic Purposes), 2012

ABCs of Mental Health

New parent resource and updated teacher resource launched February 6, 2012 by Hincks-Dellcrest Centre The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources - one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer questions about children’s behaviour and ways to respond. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to

LDAO supports increased access to special education for students with ADHD

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The US National Institutes of Health announces funding for learning disabilities research centers

January 17, 2012 Funding for four centers to conduct research on the causes and treatment of learning disabilities in children and adolescents has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. The centers were established in 1989 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The NICHD Learning Disabilities Research Centers are supported by the institute's Child Development and Behavior Branch. Funding for the centers is provided on a competitive basis and was previously

Lynn Ziraldo honoured

Lynn Ziraldo, Executive Director of LDA York Region, was presented with the Advocacy Award at the conference of the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS) in early November. The Advocacy Award recognizes contributions that impact quality of life for children and youth with disabilities and their families.  As well as her position with the York Region chapter, Lynn is on committees at LDA Ontario and has served on several advisory committees at the Ministry of Education, including the Minister’s

Tips from family living with learning disabilities

Watch this CTV Ottawa 2 part video series featuring interview with Linda Barbetta, Executive Director of LDA Ottawa-Carleton, and her family