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Advocating for Children: Tips for Parents
Adults with Learning Disabilities
Auditory - Language Learning Disabilities
Assistance in Ontario for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Barrier Free Interviews and Competitions (*also available in French)
Giftedness and Learning Disabilities
Helping Students with LD in Your Classroom
The LD/ADHD High School Student
Learning Disabilities and French Immersion
LD Issues Working with Families
Learning Strategies
Mathematics and Learning Disabilities
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Preschool/Kindergarten Child - For Parents and Teachers
Reading
Reading Skills & Learning Disabilities
Siblings - Relationships
Social Skills Focus on Friendship
Support for Parents - Homework
Support for Parents - Parenting Skills
Support for Parents - Working With Health Professionals
Technology
Tips for Parents - Homework
Tips for Regular Classroom Teachers
Transitions
Tutor Booklet For Parents and Teachers - Math
Tutor Booklet For Parents and Teachers - Reading
Understanding and Self-Esteem Tips for Parents
Visual-Spatial & Visual Motor Learning Disabilities
Writing Difficulties/Dysgraphia

Advocating for Children: Tips for Parents

1. Parents Guide to the New IPRC and IEP

2. Developing A Useful Needs Statement

3. Tips for a Successful IPRC

4. Guidelines for Parents when Meeting with Psychologists

5. Tips for Parents on Home Records

6. Enhancing Parent-Teacher Interviews

7. Placement Options and Class Size

Adults with Learning Disabilities

1. Adults with Learning Disabilities

2. Adults with Learning Disabilities and Assessment

3. Tips for Persons with LD

4. Self-Advocacy: Practical Advice to the Adult with LD

5. Adults with Learning Disabilities: Overcoming the Odds

6. Social Skills and Adults with Learning Disabilities

7. Emotional Problems in Adults with Learning Disabilities

8. Dealing with Learning Disabilities in Relationships

Auditory - Language Learning Disabilities

1. The Language Experience

2. Spoken Language Learning Disabilities

3. The Visual Learner

4. Central Auditory Processing Disorder

5. The Audiologist and Children with Learning Disabilities

6. Attention Problems or Auditory Processing?

7. Oral Language Problems of Adults with Learning Disabilities

Assistance in Ontario for Adults with Learning Disabilities

1. Introduction

2. Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

3. Ontario Works

4. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

5. Employment Insurance

6. Human Rights

7. Listing of Community Legal Clinics throughout Ontario

Barrier Free Interviews and Competitions (*also available in French)

1. How to Best Use This Booklet

2. Introduction

3. Definition

4. An Employer’s Legal Duty

5. Myths and Truths

6. Disclosure

7. Best Practices and Accommodations for Various Learning Disabilities

8. Considerations Preceding Disclosure

Giftedness and Learning Disabilities

1. Giftedness and learning disability

2. Learning disabled pupil can be gifted as well

3. Gifted kids can’t always spell

4. The gifted learning disabled: Identification and instruction

Helping Students with LD in Your Classroom

1. Learning Disabilities: A New Definition

2. A Scientific Approach to Reading Instruction

3. Learning Disabilities in Mathematics

4. Helping Students Who Struggle To Write

5. Memory Strategies for Students

6. Responding to Students with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

7. Technology Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities

The LD/ADHD High School Student

1. Characteristics of the Adolescent with a Learning Disability

2. Yearning and Learning

3. Surviving and Succeeding in High School

4. The Kid who Doesn’t Pay Attention

5. Serving LD Adolescents: High School Resource Rooms

Learning Disabilities and French Immersion

1. Learning disabilities and French immersion

2. Learning disabilities: A bar to immersion?

3. Learning disabilities and French immersion: When to transfer; When not to transfer

LD Issues Working with Families

1. Concerns of Families of Children with Learning Disabilities

2. Don’t Give up the Dream

3. Considering Mental Health Intervention for Children with Learning Disabilities and Their Families

4. Family Preservation

5. Working With Families Across Diverse Cultures

Learning Strategies

1. Learning How to Learn

2. Learning Strategies and Study Skills

3. Strategies Instruction in the Content Areas Using Mnemonics

4. Metacognitive Skills: Practical Strategies

5. Using Cognitive Strategies to Teach Problem Solving in Mathematics

Mathematics and Learning Disabilities

1. Math Learning Disabilities

2. Learning Disabilities in Mathematics

3. Mathematics and Dyslexia

4. Overcoming Math Phobia

5. Using Cognitive Strategies to Teach Problem Solving in Mathematics

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

1. What are Nonverbal Learning Disabilities?

2. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities - NLD

3. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities An Overview

4. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Impact on Social Functioning and Interpersonal

Preschool/Kindergarten Child - For Parents and Teachers

1. The Caregiver and Kindergarten Readiness

2. Reading and Numbers for Parents and Young Children

3. Precursors of Learning Disabilities At Preschool Age

4. Developing Self-Esteem in Toddlers and Preschool Age Children

5. Preschoolers with Learning Disabilities

6. The Young and the Restless: Helping the Preschool Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Reading

1. Reading Methods and Learning Disabilities

2. The Teaching of Reading: A Phonemic Awareness Approach

3. Older Students: Making Reading Happen

4. Research Shows Phonological Awareness Key to Reading Success

5. Tips for Parents: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader

6. Tips for Teachers: Teaching Reading to Students with Learning Disabilities

Reading Skills & Learning Disabilities

1. Reading Methods and Learning Disabilities

2. The Teaching of Reading: A Phonemic Awareness Approach

3. Older Students: Making Reading Happen

4. Research Shows Phonological Awareness Key to Reading Success

5. Tips for Parents: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader

6. Tips for Teachers: Teaching Reading to Students with Learning Disabilities

Siblings - Relationships

1. A sibling speaks

2. Siblings: A mother’s perspective

3. He’s my brother, isn’t he?

4. So what is it really like to be a sibling

5. Brothers and sisters

6. Sibling rivalry

Social Skills Focus on Friendship

1. Helping learning disabled students improve social skills

2. Finding friends and persuading people: Teaching the skills of social interaction

3. How parents can help LD children to make friends

4. No one wants to play with me

Support for Parents - Homework

1. Helping your learning disabled child with homework

2. No more homework?

3. Helping the LD child with homework: Ten tips

4. Whole language: Have we swallowed it whole hog?

5. When you read with your child

6. For parents… Helping your child at home with spelling

7. For parents… Helping your child at home with arithmetic

Support for Parents - Parenting Skills

1. Who is this child?

2. Prescriptions for healthy parenting

3. Twenty-one memos from your child

4. Important hints for parents of learning disabled children

5. Pointers for parents for helping with specific tasks

6. 10 ways to get your child to listen

7. Helping your child become more responsible

8. Tips for… Bringing order into the LD child’s world

9. Self-control therapy with learning disabled children

10. Building social skills and self-esteem: How parents can help

11. Parent’s feelings

12. Preventing parent burn out: Model for teaching effective coping strategies to parents of LD children

Support for Parents - Working With Health Professionals

1. Observable signs warranting further inquiry into learning disabilities

2. School problems and the doctor/patient relationship. A matter of experience

3. How to be an assertive parent in the treatment team

4. Controversial treatments for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

5. Alternative approaches to children with learning disabilities

Technology

1. Supporting Special Needs with Software

2. New Technologies/Applications for Special Education

3. New Applications of Existing Technology

4. Assistive Technology for Writing

5. Evaluating Computer Software: What Should I Look For?

6. About Technology and Dyslexia

7. Learning Disability-Related Sites on the Internet

Tips for Parents - Homework

1. Helping Your Learning Disabled Child With Homework

2. For Parents…Helping Your Child At Home With Arithmetic

3. No More Homework?

4. Helping The LD Child With Homework: Ten Tips

5. Whole Language: Have We Swallowed It Whole Hog?

6. When You Read With Your Child

7. For Parents - Helping Your Child At Home With Spelling

Tips for Regular Classroom Teachers

1. Understanding Learning Disabilities

2. Possible Accommodations for Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom

3. A Practical Look at Multiple Intelligence

4. What Successful Adults with Learning Disabilities Can Tell Us About Teaching Children

5. Managing the ADHD Child in Classroom Contexts

Transitions

1. Transitioning To College: Challenges for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Learning Disabilities and Their Parents

2. Strategies for Family Involvement in Transition Planning (2 Parts)

3. Self-Advocacy Skills in Post-Secondary Education

4. Young Adults with Learning DISABILTIES and other Special Needs: Guide for Selecting Post-Secondary Transition Programs

5. Alternatives for Independence: Learning How to Cook, Clean and Balance a Checkbook is not Necessarily a Formula for Success

Tutor Booklet For Parents and Teachers - Math

1. What Can Be Modified?

2. Top Ten Difficulties of LAD Students in Math

3. Use Manipulatives of Ten

4. Use Visual Cues

5. Use Auditory Clues

6. Use Finger Tracing

7. Shorten Verbal Direction

8. Assign From Numerous Pages

9. Max. Drill/Min. Frustration (con’t)

10. Multiplication Matrix

11. Problem Solving

12. Problem Presentation

13. Build a Repertoire of Strategies

14. Try These Problem Solving Units

15. Build Confidence

16. Calculations

17. Develop a Math Profile

18. Computers

Tutor Booklet For Parents and Teachers - Reading

1. Your Child’s Point of View

2. The Reading Process

3. Diagnosis

4. Comprehension

5. Oral Reading

6. Silent Reading

7. Your Role As Teacher

8. Your Role As Parent

9. Practical and Tested Ideas

10. Summary

11. Appendix

Understanding and Self-Esteem Tips for Parents

1. Understanding Learning Disabilities

2. Explaining Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficits to Your Child

3. Expectations: A Delicate Balance

4. Self-Esteem and the Learning Disabled Child

5. Fostering Self-Esteem in the Child and Adolescent with Learning Disabilities: The Search for Islands of Competence

6. Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Visual-Spatial & Visual Motor Learning Disabilities

1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Right Hemisphere Learning Disorder

2. What are Nonverbal Learning Disabilities?

3. The Auditory Learner

4. Developmental Output Failure

5. The Junior High School Student with Visual-Motor Difficulties

6. See and Learn Not Always True

Writing Difficulties/Dysgraphia

1. The Puzzle of Written Language

2. Children with Fine Motor Difficulties

3. Handwriting: The Learning Disability, Dysgraphia

4. Helping the Child who has Problems with Handwriting

5. Helping Children with Learning Difficulties Discover the Writing Process

6. Emerging Writers: Keys to Success

7. Written Expressive Difficulties in Children: Suggestions for Teachers

8. The “Write Stuff” for Preventing and Treating Writing Difficulties

9. Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Handwriting Problems and/or Dysgraphia

10. Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia