Understanding Learning Disabilities: How Processing Affects Learning, developed by the York Region District School Board, is a comprehensive resource that was originally designed for educators working with students with learning disabilities (LDs), from kindergarten to grade 12. Referred to as the “waterfall chart”, this resource provides parents with information about how processing affects learning. Parents can skip ahead to their child’s assessed areas of strength and/or need to find strategies to adapt and apply at home or to share with their child’s teachers.

Front page of waterfall chart Understanding Learning Disabilities - How Processing Affects Learning

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The York Region District School Board also developed a condensed two-page chart for easy reference to the processing areas, definitions, possible signs, strategies and possible assistive technologies relevant to a child’s areas of strength and/or need.

Front page of the chart Understanding Learning Disabilities - How Processing Affects Learning

Front side of the chart.

Click here to access a PDF version of the chart.

Both charts can act as jumping off points for parent-teacher meetings to better support a child in their learning!

Disclaimer

This resource has been developed and produced by the York Region District School Board. Rights to the internal and external sale, reproduction and use of this resource belong solely to the York Region District School Board. Copyright for this resource belong to the York Region District School Board and therefore the materials are not to be scanned, stored, digitally transmitted, duplicated or altered in form or content unless permission is received in writing from the York Region District School Board. Further, this material is not to be reproduced for external use or sale without separate written approval from the York Region District School Board.

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