Archives for April 2014

LDA Legislative News – April 2014

Department Collects Comments on RDA The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken to revamp its State and federal monitoring processes to focus on improving results for students with disabilities. While the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) called for this change, monitoring has continued to emphasize compliance with substantive and procedural requirements rather than educational outcomes. OSEP is now preparing to institute a new monitoring system – Results Driven Accountability RDA – and is examining stakeholder input on how best to use results data to ensure accountability. Monitoring… Read More »

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Adult Literacy Reading Programs

A well-trained teacher or tutor in an adult literacy program should be trained in at least three methods, including the multisensory approach, which has proven to be effective for adult students with learning disabilities. A multisensory method uses a combination of visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic instruction to enhance memory and learning. Following is a list of multi sensory structured language programs.This list does not include every available adult literacy reading program; however, many of the programs listed are based on the “Orton Gillingham-Stillman Approach.” This approach is often described as the grandfather of many successful multisensory reading programs. Literacy Reading Programs… Read More »

How to Pick a Lawyer

People sometimes ask: “How do I pick a lawyer?” The starting point is to understand the nature of your legal problem. What is the Exact Nature of My Legal Problem? The individual with specific learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may require the assistance of a lawyer in connection with problems in areas such as: elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, professional licensing, and employment. Problems may pose legal issues under the IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and state laws. Occasionally, criminal law issues may be posed. Once the… Read More »

What Every LD Educator Should Know: Separating Difference & Disability

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President’s Report to the Board and Delegate Assembly

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President’s Budget Highlights ‘Results Driven Accountability’

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Call for 2015 Conference Proposals

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LDA Conference in Anaheim Sparkled at the Disneyland® Resort

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LDA Officers and Directors Elected

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Giving Thanks

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2014 LDA Awards

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Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D.: 1921 – 2014

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Membership/Affiliate Support Committee

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Across the States

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Healthy Children Project (HCP)

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IEP and School Transfers

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Summary of Performance for Students Exiting High School

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Locate Free Assistive Technology Online in Five Easy Steps: A Guide for Parents

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