Click here to access the transcript of this video. Parents of children with learning disabilities (LDs) know that math can present some of the greatest hurdles in their academic careers, yet building math skills is necessary for succeeding in
Understanding Learning Disabilities: How Processing Affects Mathematics Learning, developed by the York Region District School Board, is a Companion Resource to the Understanding Learning Disabilities Waterfall Chart. Referred to as the "math waterfall chart", this comprehensive resource provides a definition,
As parents we are often bombarded with many questions from our children, some easier to answer than others. You might even find yourself having to answer heart-breaking questions like, "Mom, what's wrong with me?" or "Why am I not smart?"
What is social competence? Social competence requires more than just social skills; it is a complex and interconnected set of skills that enables us to navigate social interactions and initiate and maintain relationships with others (Stichter et al, 2012). Social
Children with LDs often have difficulty using a phonics approach to reading as they have difficulty with phonemic awareness, or hearing different sounds. A different approach to reading – one that does not rely on hearing sounds – is using
by Amy Gorecki, OCT and Eve Dufour, M.Ed. “Resilience (from the Latin resilire: “to bounce back”) refers to the capacity to return to good mental health after challenging and difficult situations. Some researchers define it as the return to normal
Reading is not an innate or natural process; everyone must learn to read, starting from the basics. Children with learning disabilities (LDs) may progress at a slower rate than other children, but, with the right supports, they can become competent
Homework can be a daunting task for children with learning disabilities (LDs) and their parents. After working and learning all day, spending more time practicing algorithms and perfecting prose is not what many of us envision as quality family time.
For children with LDs and/or ADHD, structure and routine can be key. So how can you help your child successfully transition from the school year, with all of its structure, to the summer, where, for many, anything goes? Understood.org hosted
Why is keeping records important? Even prior to receiving an official diagnosis of a learning disability (LD), you may be starting to find that there are many different issues and members of your school team to deal with in regards