Learning Disabilities

Canada slow to overcome limits for disabled learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 16, 2007

Learning opportunities for Canadians with disabilities are slowly improving because of technological advances that help them to overcome limitations, and because society is increasingly willing to eliminate the barriers that restrict their activities. However, the authors of this paper argue that there is still ample room for improvement.

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2013-02-18

Learning Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors examine the impact of learning disabilities, which affect more than 10 percent of Canadians.

Learning disabilities affect an individual’s ability to acquire, process, and interpret information, but they do not reflect a lack of intelligence. With the right learning strategies and supports, the challenges of learning disabilities can be overcome.

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2013-01-07

Voices of Dyslexia, Tragedies and Triumphs (N.D.)

In this document, real people explain, in their own words, the barriers and prejudice they have faced because of dyslexia. The people include civil servants, a hairdresser, a scientist, a computer expert, and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame inductee Garney Henley.

The authors have also included advice for parents; tips for teachers; and suggestions for employers on working with someone who has dyslexia.

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2012-11-30

Advocacy Checklist for Parents and Other Community-based Advocates (2010)

This document, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY), is a companion to the LDAY’s “Parents as Advocates” booklet.

The authors explain the roles and responsibilities of an advocate and offer tips for getting started. They also include advice on keeping records, taking notes and maintaining contact logs.

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2012-11-27

Parents as Advocates (2010)

The goal of this guide, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, is to help parents support their children’s in-school learning by becoming effective advocates for them. The authors point out that parents know under what conditions their children behave well or badly and they are in the best position to make those patterns known to their children’s teachers.

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2012-11-20

Specific Developmental Dyslexia (1998)

This document provides an introduction to the observable characteristics and neurological aspects of dyslexia. The author has included recommendations on screening for dyslexia; information for parents; suggestions for classroom teachers; and tips for dyslexic adults.

The author has also included a section on increasing awareness of “dyslexic talents” and the role they can play in the new knowledge-based economy.

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2012-11-14

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

Understanding Learning Disabilities and Strategies for Tutors of Adult Learners – Presentation (2011)

This slide presentation has been prepared for a workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults.

It begins with a discussion of the impact of learning disabilities on both the individual and on society, followed by an introduction to the broad categories of learning disabilities.

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2012-10-23

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

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