Inclusionary Practices in French Immersion: A Need to Link Research to Practice

“Although more research is needed in terms of the suitability of French immersion for specific learning challenges, research has consistently shown that the program poses no detrimental risk to normally developing students or to students who may be at risk for academic or learning difficulties. Accusations of elitism, documented cases of a lack of support […]

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Ontario Psychological Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Assessment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Learning Disabilities

This document written by the Ontario Psychological Association provides information on the diagnosis of a learning disability in Ontario. The following topics are addressed: 1) History of academic impairment, 2) Developmental, health, educational or contextual factors, 3) Academic achievement, 4) Basic psychological and cognitive processes, 5) Abilities essential for thinking and reasoning, 6) Effort motivation, […]

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Access to special education for exceptional students in French immersion programs: An equity issue

L’article souligne les pratiques d’exclusion : les parties prenantes en éducation hésitent à accommoder les élèves ayant les difficultés d’apprentissage en immersion et donc ces élèves sont retirés du programme. L’étude répond à ces questions : (1) Qui gagne pour refuser aux élèves exceptionnels des programmes d’IF un accès équitable aux programmes et services d’éducation […]

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Teaching Tips

This resource provides tips and strategies for teaching students with a variety of disabilities in Ontario’s post-secondary institutions. These include 1) visual disabilities, 2) deaf-blindness, 3) deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, 4) physical disabilities, 5) speech-related disabilities, 6) mental health disabilities, and 7) learning disabilities. This resource also includes tips on how to create […]

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Teaching Students with Disabilities

This resource provides information and strategies to support students with disabilities at the post-secondary level. These include 1) types of disabilities, 2) access to resources, 3) confidentiality, stigma, and disclosure, and 4) teaching for inclusion. Save to Board […]

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Equal Access: Universal Design of an Academic Department

This resource provides tips on how post-secondary administrators can promote accessibility within their departments. These areas include, 1) planning, policies, and evaluation, 2) facility and environment, 3) support services, 4) information resources, 5) courses and faculty, and 6) computers, software and assistive technology. This resource also has communication tips for supporting all people with disabilities, […]

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“Access to special education for exceptional students in French immersion programs: An equity issue”

L’article souligne les pratiques d’exclusion : les parties prenantes en éducation hésitent à accommoder les élèves ayant les difficultés d’apprentissage en immersion et donc ces élèves sont retirés du programme. L’étude répond à ces questions : (1) Qui gagne pour refuser aux élèves exceptionnels des programmes d’IF un accès équitable aux programmes et services d’éducation […]

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