Learning Support

This page is dedicated to providing parents with resources and supports for children with Special Education needs.

Viscount Alexander


Ontario Ministry of Education

IEP Letter - September

Special Education

Special Education

IEP Letter - Term 1

Identification, Placement and Review Committee

Elementary Curriculum

IEP Letter - Term 2


IEP Resource Guide


Identification, Placement and Review Committee

Educational Links

Reading and Writing Mathematics Keyboarding


Spelling City

Math Playground


Ottawa Public Library



Nimble Fingers


Literacy Tips for Boys

Math Frog

BBC-Dance Mat

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Reading A-Z

Cool Math

Power Typing


PBS Kids

Mathville (Primary)

Learning Games

Assistive Technology

Throughout the OCDSB we have been transitioning to Google products as a primary source of assistive technology, communications, and collaborative online activity. This includes Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Read & Write among others. At Viscount Alexander PS, all of our computers (desktop and mobile lab) offer these Google options, as well as Premiere AT, WordQ, Smart Ideas and a range of other helpful software. Our software and applications allow students to word process with text-to-speech and speech-to-text capability. Students can hear text as they read it and/or as it is typed or have their computer automatically read an entire sentence as soon as they finish writing it. Google Read & Write also comes with predictive texting (just like cell phones), as well as an integrated dictionary, picture dictionary, translator and a fact finder that links your text to online resources to assist with research.

How can I support my child's Reading and Writing, using Assistive Technology?

Developing keyboarding skills is an essential step. Above you will find a number of links to webpages that offer free instruction and games to develop these skills. The OCDSB has acquired the rights for families to download Premiere AT software to be used at home. Contact the school to get the user name and password required (we are not allowed to post it on our site). Also, a number of the Reading and Writing links offer books being read to children while they follow along with the text, and for beginners, the Starfall site is excellent to see and hear words sounded out.

If you would like free online Assistive Technology Resources and Support for OCDSB students, families and volunteers, please visit the Ontario Network for Education (ONFE) for links, training, videos and much more. Please contact our school to get the username and password required to access these services

Additional Links



Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa- Carleton - Parent Support Group



English Language Learners

Mental Health

Bloomin' Apps

Behaviour Support

Learning Disabiilities

First Words - Preschool Speech & Language

ESL Vocabulary Games


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