Complex Needs Resources
Canadian Language Benchmarks for the Deaf (CLBD)
Canadian Language Benchmarks for the Deaf (CLBD) is a document intended for Canada's Deaf community. It describes levels of receptive and productive ability in American Sign Language (ASL) for learners of ASL as a Second Language. It also describes the ability of Deaf immigrants to learn how to read and write in English.
Provincial Resource List from Alberta Hands & Voices Parent Toolkit
This e-book is part of a series called Best of The Reader. The stories in the e-books are from The Westcoast Reader. It is a newspaper for adults who are improving their English reading skills. Booklet include difficulty different difficulty levels.
Volunteers & Supporting Specialized Learner Needs in ELL Programming - Podcast
This podcast touches on two important themes. ELL service providers and volunteers support literacy learners, newcomers with multiple barriers, and learners with low digital literacy skills. Experts in working with volunteers explain key aspects of working effectively with the volunteers who are essential to success. The podcast touches on improvisations made to program delivery during the pandemic, and a future with blended learning in the context of the specialized needs of multi-barriered individuals. Click here for the podcast show notes
Statements of Best Practice for Supporting Learners with Diverse Learning Needs
Click on a best practice for indicators that clarify how to meet the best practice.
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References and PD Resources for Supporting Learners with Diverse Learning Needs
This section includes resources that informed this document and resources (academic articles, websites, videos, tutorials, courses, etc.) for professional development and further learning on this topic.
Resources for the Classroom for Supporting Learners with Diverse Learning Needs
This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, readings, videos, podcasts, etc.) to use in class.