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

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Author:  Ontario Psychological Association

Submitted by:  Michael

Date Submitted:  February 1, 2022


Language of Resource: English

Resource Type: Article

Media Format: Document

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, and noncompliance with instructions, 7) Social, emotional, and behavioural, 8) Formulation of a diagnosis, 9) Supports and interventions, 10) Communication. This resource may be useful for teachers wishing to understand the process of diagnosing a learning disability and the common signs. There is also brief information on additional considerations to be made when a child is learning a second official Canadian language (specifically on pages 11 and 12).

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Subject(s): Education, Psychology & Behavioural Sciences

Equity, Diversity, Social Justice: This material contains content related to equity, diversity, and/or social justice.

License: No Creative Commons License

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