Learning Support

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


Ontario Ministry of Education

Special Education

Special Education

Identification, Placement and Review Committee

Elementary Curriculum


IEP Resource Guide


Identification, Placement and Review Committee

Educational Links

Reading and Writing Mathematics Keyboarding


Spelling City

Math Playground


Storyline Reading Rockets: Literacy Tips Math Frog TypeDoJo       


Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Reading A-Z

Mathville (Primary)

Power Typing
BBC-Dance Mat

Woodlands Literacy Zone


Assistive Technology 

Assistive Technology at the OCDSB

Throughout the OCDSB we are using 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 Chromebooks offer these Google options, as well as a range of other helpful apps and extensions. This allows students to read and write 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. 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


Autism Ontario

English Language Learners

1 call 1 click

Bloomin' Apps

Kids Mental Health


First Words - Preschool Speech & Language

ESL Vocabulary Games

Parent Resource Centre

Indigenous Education

Fine Motor

Ontario Autism Program


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.