Workshops & Speaking Engagements Materials

2016 | 2015 | 2014

Connecting Assistive Technology to Learning Profiles
For the AT Conference 2015, June 4, 2015

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Learning Differently in 2015
For the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury

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Matching tools with Students’ Needs
CIS Learning Support Specialist Workshop at Havergal College

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Linking AT to a student
presented to LDAO of Halton

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Tyndale University College & Seminary
Presentation to faculty at Tyndale University College and Seminary on Learning Disabilities

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Sharpening the tools for learning: learning skills, working habits and executive functioning skills

Presented to the TCDSB’s Annual Dr. Mary Anne McCarty-Mayor Memorial Psychology Symposium
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This workshop aims to draw a connection between learning skills/work habits, and executive functioning skills. Dr. Cunningham will present strategies for developing these skills as important tools – not only for academic learning, but for being successful later in life: as a citizen, a worker, a family member, a friend…

LD: Two letters that don’t spell failure

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Webinar for the Learning Disability Association of Ontario

ONBIDA 2014: What our education system needs to know and do to support students with Learning Disabilities

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In this two-part address, Dr. Todd Cunningham will bring together areas of research from Universal Designs for Learning, Response to Intervention, Differential Instruction, Intervention and Accommodation including assistive technology, to look at how to support students with learning disabilities and difficulties both academically and social-emotionally in order to help them reach their true potential. Learning Disabilities are complex, but we do know what to do, and we need to do it.


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For a student who has a learning disability, a psychoeducation assessment report can be the “manual” to how their brains work. However, understanding the information in a psychoeducation report and translating that into interventions to support a student can be tricky. This webinar will walk you through the process of pschoeducation assessment, what is in a report and guidelines to implementation. In addition, a dictionary for “psychobabel” will be provided. You will come away from this webinar knowing that a psychoeducation assessment report tells you more than if a student has a learning disability; it can provide you insights into how the student learns.


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Description: The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the document that lays out the supports a student will receive. The development of the IEP varies between boards, therefore, this webinar is not on how to write an IEP, but addresses more fundamental questions in the developmental process. Topics that will be discussed include 1) how to tune the industrial accommodations to meet both the student’s learning profile and the classroom teacher’s pedagogy, 2) evaluating the teaching environment to support a student, 3) deeper understanding of summative assessment to inform selecting accommodation and, 4) remediation is more than modification. The IEP can be a wonderful resource on how to support a student, however, steps need to be taken so that the classroom teacher can take what is on the IEP and apply it to the student in their class. Case studies will be used for illustration.


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