Learning Strategies

Learning strategies are active approaches to learning that benefit all students, but they are crucial tools for students who have disabilities. They provide structure and organization so that learning can be accomplished more effectively and efficiently.

The most effective strategies for individual students will be those which utilize their learning strengths while helping them to manage their areas of difficulties. However, determining the most appropriate strategies for individual students within specific situations may require a period of trial-and-error as various strategies are proven more or less effective. What works for one student, may not be effective for another student even with a similar learning profile. Further, what works for one student in one situation may not easily transfer to new and different learning situations.

Our learning strategists work with students to create a plan to work on skills, such as:

  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Note-taking
  • Effective Textbook Reading
  • Study Skills

College Committee on Disability Issues (CCDI); LD Resource Guide, 2008

Contact Information

Haileybury Campus
Wendy Jibb
Tel: 705-672-3376 ext. 8818
jibbw@northern.on.ca

Kirkland Lake Campus
Shelley O’Reilly
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext. 3625
oreillys@northern.on.ca

Timmins Campus
Diane Leblond
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2272
leblondd@northern.on.ca

Useful Links
http://tlp-lpa.ca/study-skills/home
http://www.studygs.net