October is Learning Disabilities (LDs) Awareness Month across Canada. According to Stats Canada, learning disabilities are the fastest growing type of disability not associated with aging. How does this affect us as educators?
It is our responsibility to know what learning disabilities are and how to best support our students. The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada has great resources to inform our learning and teaching. We have eleven Learning Disabilities Associations to choose from and your nearest one can be selected here.
So how do we celebrate Learning Disabilities Awareness Month?
"An educated and understanding teacher can ease many of the hurdles a child with a learning disability experiences in the classroom" as quoted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba.
Now is the time to share your knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities with your peers, students and parents. The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario has a great poster to promote understanding of LD's:
Enjoy sharing your knowledge and understanding this Learning Disabilities Awareness Month!