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Closing the COVID Gap: Supporting Literacy, Numeracy, and Social Emotional Learning for Students with Specific Learning Disorders

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May 2021

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"Discover the ways Canada's best are counselling teachers to close the COVID-19 gap"
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada is hosting a virtual conference on May 28, 2021 entitled Closing the COVID Gap Supporting Literacy, .. Read more Numeracy, and Social Emotional Learning for Students with Specific Learning Disorders. The learning gap for students with Specific Learning Disorders is an ongoing concern and with the onset of the COVID pandemic, individuals are struggling even more due to school closures, online learning challenges, and mental health issues. This conference is relevant to: Teachers, Parents of children with Learning Disabilities, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and Psychologists.

Highlights

  • Responding to the ongoing concern with the onset of the COVID pandemic
  • Knowing exactly how to facilitate effective learning for those with learning disabilities
  • Connecting with teachers and experts from across Canada
  • Getting ready for the upcoming academic year
Opening Ceremony
Welcome and Introduction
Welcome and introduction to the day
Thealzel Lee
Thealzel Lee Chair, Learning Disabilities Association of C..
Lynne Wawryk-Epp
Lynne Wawryk-Epp Research Committee Chair, Learning Disabiliti..

Keynote
Closing the COVID Gap: Early Intervention to Prevent Reading Difficulties
In this presentation, Dr. Siegel will describe a Tier 1 intervention for kindergarten and grade 1. The intervention, called Firm Fo
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..
Dr. Linda Siegel
Dr. Linda Siegel Professor Emerita UBC

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Session
Interventions for Students with Specific Reading Disabilities
In this session Dr. McNamara will present the latest research around best practices in supporting children and youth with learning d
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..
Dr. John McNamara
Dr. John McNamara Professor and Chair - Department of Child and..

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Effective Teaching Strategies to Support Reading and Writing
In this session Melanie will share practical applications of the research presented by Dr. John McNamara. After exploring the underl
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..
Melanie Grice
Melanie Grice Teacher, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic Dis..

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Exploring Developmental Dyscalculia: Understanding Specific Learning Disorders in Math
Around 5% of school-aged children present with persistent difficulties learning numerical and mathematical concepts and skill
Dr. Daniel Ansari
Dr. Daniel Ansari Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) ..
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..

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Instructional Strategies to Support Mathematics Difficulties
In this session, Sarah will discuss ideas on how to support learners in multiple environments (online, blended, face-to-face)
Sarah Hamilton
Sarah Hamilton Research and Numeracy Learning Supports
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..

Break
Break


Landmark College Introduction
Landmark College Introduction
Marina Spalla
Marina Spalla Assistant Director of Canadian Enrollment & M..

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Supporting Social and Emotional Learning
In this session, Dr. MacMillan will provide a brief overview of the mental health challenges often faced by individuals with learnin
Dr. Karen MacMillan
Dr. Karen MacMillan Executive Co-Director, Foothills Academy Soci..
Dr. Gabrielle Young
Dr. Gabrielle Young Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education, M..

Closing Ceremony
Wrap up and Closing
Wrap up and highlights of the day
Lynne Wawryk-Epp
Lynne Wawryk-Epp Research Committee Chair, Learning Disabiliti..

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