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For Parents and Students

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) – Visit their website now.

CADDAC. The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, non-profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

ADHDandYou.ca is a website that includes resources and information for both parents and professionals. This website is sponsored by Shire Canada Inc.

LD@School is a bilingual Canadian website that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education that provides resources and information for educators, the classroom, and for parents. For resources in French, check out the www.TAaLecole.ca website.

LDOnline.org is “the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD”. Their website includes many resources for parents and professionals.

The Family and Community Resource Centre (FCRC) is part of Alberta Health Services. They offer free presentations to parents and professionals on a regular basis. You can find a list of their Education Sessions on their website.

The founders of the ADDvance website, Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., are both internationally recognized authorities on ADHD and authors of many books for children, teens, and adults. This site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with AD/HD across the lifespan.

 

For Professionals

Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines – from CADDRA (Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance.

A new study, Hyperactivity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Impairing deficit or compensatory behavior? From the Children’s Learning Clinic at the University of Central Florida and Dr. Mark Rapport. This study will be published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

ADHDandYou.ca is a website with resources and information for professionals who work with individuals who have ADHD. This site is sponsored by Shire Canada Inc.

CADDAC. The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, is a national, non-profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada.

CADDRA (The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance) has many resources available on ADHD.

All Kinds of Minds is a non-profit institute for the understanding of learning differences. The website includes many free resources that you can use with your students and increase your knowledge of learning differences.

LDOnline.org is “the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD”. Their website includes many resources for parents and professionals.

Mental Health Online Resources for Educators (MORE) is a program of online professional development for classroom teachers and other school personnel working in ECS through Grade 9 in school divisions throughout Alberta. There has been increasing realization of the important role that educators can play in the promotion of positive mental health. CanLearn has contributed to the resources available on this website: The Impact of Learning Disabilities on Mental Health – Proactive Series #4.

The TeachADHD website provides teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically for students with ADHD and classroom practice. These resources and materials are relevant for teaching and supporting students who are inattentive, off-task, fidgety, restless, disorganized, and have problems remembering and following instructions regardless of whether they have received a diagnosis of ‘ADHD’.

The Family and Community Resource Centre (FCRC) is part of Alberta Health Services. They offer free presentations to parents and professionals on a regular basis. You can find a list of their Education Sessions on their website and many of the sessions are available via video conferencing.

 

Resources

 

For Parents and Students

BrainFuse – Calgary Public Library has introduced an online tutoring tool for all students from grades 3 – 12. BrainFuse provides live-chat access to expert tutors who are familiar with all areas of the Alberta curriculum. Available on desktop or mobile, via the “E-Library” link on the Calgary Public Library website. Check out BrainFuse now.

These videos on Learning Disabilities were created by Edmonton, Alberta-based video artist and producer, Ryan Ewasko for the LDAA. Watch now.

Registered Disability Savings Plan – The Government of Canada has now made available the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to help people with disabilities, under 60 years of age, who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit. Visit the RDSP website or call 1-800-622-6232.

Bookshare Canada, the world’s largest online library for individuals with print disabilities, offers a wide range of books including bestsellers, novels, children’s books, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, foreign-language books, and more, direct from publishers. Bookshare is free if you qualify as a Canadian with a print disability. You can find out how to register on their website.

The ABCs about ADHD is a video for parents on the Teach ADHD website. Watch now.

Dr. Geraldine Farrelly has written an article entitled ADHD: A Diagnostic Dilemma. You can access it here.

Learner’s Licence Prep Kits were developed by the LDAA (Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta). These Prep Kits will help you prepare to take the Learner’s Licence test and pass the first time! Find out where you can buy your own copy of the Learner’s Licence Prep Kit!

Students with Learning Disabilities and High School Graduation, written by Meadow Schroeder, Ph.D. This article covers some of the factors why students with learning disabilities drop out of school and strategies that will help them to stay in school. Read more.

Inspired by Hallowell and other individuals who are both living with ADHD and working with individuals with ADHD, Focusing on Success offers practical information and sample strategies that teachers can use to help students with ADHD manage learning so that school is a successful and satisfying experience for them and their families. You can access it here.

Here is a website that we recommend for smoking addictions, called Quit Smoking Community.

 

For Professionals

Take Ten Spotlight Series – Learning is a complex task and teaching is even more complex given the diversity of learners in each classroom. This series of videos and tip sheets is a great new resource created to be a tool for educators.

This report, Best Practices in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, presents a review of best practice in the field of learning disabilities (LD) based on current research from international resources. The report was completed by CanLearn Society (formerly Calgary Learning Centre) in 2009. Read more.

Inspired by Hallowell and other individuals who are both living with ADHD and working with individuals with ADHD, Focusing on Success offers practical information and sample strategies that teachers can use to help students with ADHD manage learning so that school is a successful and satisfying experience for them and their families. You can access it here.

These videos on Learning Disabilities were created by Edmonton, Alberta-based video artist and producer, Ryan Ewasko for the LDAA. Watch now.

What ADHD Students Wish Their Teachers Knew by Lisa Gridley. Although each child should be treated as an individual with their own strengths, challenges, and needs, here is a list of the most commonly experienced issues for students with ADHD. Read more.

Students with Learning Disabilities and High School Graduation, written by Meadow Schroeder, Ph.D. This article covers some of the factors why students with learning disabilities drop out of school and strategies that will help them to stay in school. Read more.

Mental Health Online Resources for Educators (MORE). Strategies for promoting school mental health. The Proactive Series 4: The Impact of Learning Disabilities on Mental Health, was developed by Dr. Anne Price. Find out more about the 2014-15 series here.