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Resources available on Executive Function

Many students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD have difficulties in Executive Functions such as planning, time management and keeping track of multiple assignments.

Educational Implications of Supreme Court ruling on Moore case

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the legal rights of students with learning disabilities to receive an education that gives them an opportunity to develop their full potential.

The learning disabilities community loses a courageous, dedicated advocate

The learning disabilities community loses a courageous, dedicated advocate. LDAO was very sad to learn that our longtime colleague and friend, Heather Holden, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Resource on LDs for Health Care Providers

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has a new resource, the LD Navigator, that provides online, comprehensive and up-to-date information and resources that enable pediatric professionals and parents to navigate a child’s learning disability together.

ADHD Scholarship program for post-secondary students

Shire Canada Inc. is launching a new, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Scholarship Program tailored for Canadians 18 and over diagnosed with ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. The Program will award recipients with a unique scholarship that combines financial support for tuition ($1,500) as well as one year’s worth of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation (approximate value: $4,400).

Online Courses at Cambrian College: Applied LD Specialist & Teaching Math Strategies

New Online Courses at Cambrian College: Applied LD Specialist & Teaching Math Strategies

Free Online French Homework Help

Voilà Learning is a not-for-profit organization mandated to provide programming and support for students studying in French Immersion, Grades 1-8. Partnered with school boards across the country and uniting dozens of French teachers, the team at Voilà Learning is excited to provide free online French homework help.

Landmark Supreme Court decision on LD case

On November 9, 2012, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the appeal of the Moore family.

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