Programming and Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) uses a tiered approach to program for students’ needs, including those students with a learning disability. A tiered approach allows a continuum of supports and interventions to be provided based on the intensity of a student’s learning needs. In a tiered approach, student progress is monitored regularly so […]

Frequently Asked Questions About the Identification of Students with Learning Disabilities

What is the difference between identification and diagnosis of a learning disability? PPM 8 describes the new criteria school boards will use in order to identify a student as being exceptional in the area of learning disability. Identification as an exceptional student in the area of learning disability occurs through the Identification, Placement, and Review […]

New Educational Definition of Learning Disabilities

On January 2, 2015, a new educational definition of learning disabilities came into effect as outlined in Policy/Program Memorandum No. 8 (PPM 8). Identification of and Program Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities: Policy/Program Memorandum No. 8 (PPM8) PPM8 describes the requirements that all Ontario school boards will use to identify and provide educational programming […]