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The Educational Implications of ADHD

This article examines research into treatment outcomes, and teaching practices that work with students who have ADHD.

The Educational Implications of ADHD

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Since 1963, the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada has provided understanding and support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. This site contains a great deal of useful information for educators.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Resources in Special Education

This is a large collection of online special education resources gathered by Michigan State University.

Resources in Special Education

Substituting in the Special Education Classroom

This article is from the Sub Journal, a publication of the Substitute Teaching Division of Utah State University contains valuable information for OTs who are called to work in a special education classroom.

Substituting in the Special Education Classroom

 

PBS: Misunderstood Minds

This American site is a companion to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds, and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding.

PBS: Misunderstood Minds

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

This site contains a great deal of information and resources focused on children’s mental health.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Teacher Tube

This site, based upon a similar model as YouTube, features teacher-created curriculum-related or teaching videos, links to partner and subject channels and specialty groups. It requires a free sign up.

Teacher Tube

ABCs of Mental Health

The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources – one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.

ABCs of Mental Health

Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education

Developed by OTF, with funding from the Ministry of Education, the Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education provides specific strategies and resources to help teachers address the unique needs of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Well organized and extremely user friendly, the Teachers’ Gateway to Special Education includes links to board special education plans, Ministry documents and other helpful resources.  The Gateway also includes definitions of key special education terms, and can be used as a practical guide for teachers building Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education