Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Learning Project

What is learning like for ME? A Community Approach to Learning Disabilities (2011)

Resources and Tool Kit for Community Service Providers on Haida Gwaii

This tool kit was developed in response to requests from community service providers, teachers, and tutors for a simple guide to identifying and dealing with learning difficulties among adults and students on Haida Gwaii, the chain of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia. The area is populated mainly by the Haida Aboriginal people.

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2014-05-26

Learning Disabilities: Strategies to help adult learners in their quest for success! (2011)

This document is part of a resource package developed through a project designed to address the needs of literacy practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

It contains sheets for three activities that can be carried out either one to one or in small groups to help adults improve their reading and numeracy skills.

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2014-05-23

My Math Path: 4, 5 and 6 - Decimal numbers, Common fractions and Powers & roots (2011)

This is an e-learning textbook for adults who want to upgrade their basic math skills, and for teachers or tutors looking for math resources they can use with students.

The first section covers decimals in general, with specific reference to place value; mathematical operations with decimals; and order of operations.

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2014-05-22

Addressing Learning Disabilities With the Medicine Wheel [Video - 4:58] (2013)

This video shows how the Ts'zil Learning Centre in British Columbia uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. The wheel is divided into sections representing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

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2014-05-16

Understanding Learning Disabilities and Strategies for Tutors of Adult Learners - Tutor Training Module (2011)

This is the outline for a two-hour workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults. It provides a timeframe for the workshop, sets out specific objectives, offers suggestions for ice-breaking activities, and lists materials that will be required.

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2012-10-30

Time for a change: learning disabilities or abilities? (2011)

This guide has been designed to help both literacy tutors and their students understand the impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs. The author notes that a learner’s prior experiences and emotional reactions to learning can pose greater barriers to success than the learning difference itself.

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2012-10-17

Snakes and ladders for learning: learning disabilities edition (2011)

Designed for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game uses a new take on a traditional board game to foster awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. In this version, the ladders and snakes represent the ups and downs of learning and learning disabilities.

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2012-10-10

Learning disabilities: simple assessment and proven teaching techniques (2011)

This document contains resources from a workshop based on the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory reading program, which combines seeing, saying, hearing, and writing.

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2012-10-04

Digital storytelling workshop at Douglas College [Video – 3:37] (2011)

This video provides a look at how digital storytelling became another means of expression for learners in the Individualized Community Adult Reading Education (I CARE) program at Douglas College in British Columbia. The program helps adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills by matching them with trained tutors.

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2012-09-27

Literacy and digital storytelling [Video – 4:18] (2011)

This brief video describes a workshop that helped a group of literacy instructors, tutors, and students learn to create digital stories.

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2012-09-19

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