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Teacher participants needed for study of Assistive Technology selection tool

The University of Toronto is seeking participants for a study examining an Assistive Technology selection tool. The Academic Intervention Lab is seeking Ontario Certified Teachers with experience teaching special education or Grades 4+ to participate in a 1.5 hour virtual focus group. Participants will receive a $25 gift card to compensate for their time. We are hosting focus groups August - October 2022. Please email h.mcnaughtan@mail.utoronto.ca to sign up or for more information!

Right to Read audiobook, PDFs now available!

In February 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its much-anticipated Right to Read inquiry report, which found that Ontario’s public education system is failing students with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) and many others, by not using evidence-based approaches to teach them to read. This release included a shorter executive summary, which is now available in audiobook format. The summary combines research, human rights expertise and lived experience of students, parents and educators to provide recommendations on curriculum and instruction, early

Holland Bloorview Project Inclusion

Educator modules on disability, accessibility, and inclusion Modules pour représentants du milieu de l’éducation sur le handicap, l’accessibilité et l’inclusion Five interactive learning modules on disability, accessibility, and inclusion, developed with input from students and parents, educators and school leaders, as well as community organizations. Click here to visit the site

Justice for Children & Youth Parent Navigation Resource

Special Education in Ontario: A Guide for Students and Caregivers is available for download, in full or section-by-section, including five flowcharts on the main special education processes. Developed with input from students, their families, educators, and community supports/organizations. Click here to visit the site About the project Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) is a project focused on developing resources to support students & families to navigate the special education system. Thank you to all the students, parents, caregivers, community support

Participants needed for an OISE-based study on self-advocacy skills during transition to high school, for Grade 9 students with LDs and their parents

Request for Grade 9 Research Participants Project Title: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Practice of Self-Advocacy in Grade 9 Students with Learning Disabilities: A Case Study of the High School Transition Experience Diane de Vos is a graduate student in the School Psychology Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education who is conducting a research study as part of the requirements for her Doctoral degree. This study has received ethical approval from the University of Toronto. Diane is recruiting English-speaking

Help Justice for Children & Youth create new resources on accessing special education

Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is excited to announce their newest initiative, Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE). “We recognize that navigating different special education processes can be challenging, and it can often feel like you are alone on the journey. EASE is working to develop accessible resources to support students with special education needs and their families in navigating special education processes. We are asking students, their families, educators, and community supports/organizations to share their experience and expertise with

Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 1 to 12 – ASSIST is recruiting 300 Canadian Teachers

Dr. Penny Corkum, a Professor at Dalhousie University and Child Clinical and School Psychologist, along with a research team of health and education specialists, is inviting teachers to register for the "ASSIST Sustainability and Implementation Study" Canadian teachers in grades 1 to 12 can access this free online professional development. As part of the research study, access to the ASSIST program will be offered at no cost to teachers who register before March 31st, 2021. To Register: https://assistforteachers.ca/research-study What is the program? ASSIST is a self-paced, step-by-step,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a Math Anxiety Study (Queen’s University)

Pamela McDonald and Dr. Derek Berg, of the Mathematical Cognition and Instruction Laboratory, Queen’s University, are looking for preservice and inservice elementary teachers from Canada to complete an anonymous survey exploring teachers’ experiences with and perceptions of mathematics, math anxiety, and learning disabilities. The study will take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete and can be completed online. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a draw to win one of four, $50 dollar amazon gift cards. Please Click: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pe2qbXE9ndx8jj

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Information Survey

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada : "We are studying how individuals find information on learning disabilities in Canada. Learning disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. By participating in this survey, you will be helping to improve access to information for all Canadians impacted by learning disabilities. All responses are annonymous, and you will never be solicited. " The following short survey is studying how individuals find

Survey Opportunity for Postsecondary Students taking online or blended course(s)

"Hi everyone! Are you an undergraduate student taking at least one online or blended course at a Canadian university this academic year of 2020-2021 and are 18 years of age or older? If so, you are eligible to participate in this study that looks at self-perceptions, beliefs about growth abilities, stress levels, and possible experiences with learning disabilities and ADHD if applicable. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All data will be confidential. If you are interested