Archives for December 2015

LDA Legislative News – December 2015

Forget NCLB – it’s ESSA Now! After close to eight years of fits and starts, Congress has finally passed and the president has signed into law the newest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Congress negotiated the House and Senate ESEA bills, which were quite different in scope and approach, to reach the final legislation. Now the U.S. Department of Education takes over, as the regulatory process begins. ESSA represents significant changes from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), first and foremost by moving accountability to the States for school and… Read More »

President’s Message

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Orlando set to welcome LDA in February!

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You Understand Your Child Best: Finding Support for Developmental Milestones

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Dr. Joan Teach receives 2015 Educator of the Year from CHADD

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LDA ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANDIDATES

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Special Needs and Special Occasions: Making family gatherings good, not ghastly

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Across the States

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Laziness and Lack of Motivation is Not the Problem for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Neurological Impairment Is!, Part II

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LDA Tackles Career-Tech Ed

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2015 Marketing Project to Raise Consciousness of the Variety of Issues Surrounding Learning Disabilities

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Sarah’s Story: Teachers are our most precious resources. An interview with an LDA Teacher Scholarship Recipient

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A Tribute to Justine Maloney

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I’m ashamed of failing!

Question: I am an adult and I struggle with what I feel is a learning disability. I have always struggled with learning math, even though I always liked it. I also have trouble comprehending and retaining things long term especially since I’ve gotten older. Even though I have had pretty decent jobs for someone with my educational background, I have had lots of failure as well. I also have four children, who all struggle with math and I want to be able to help them with their homework. I feel as of now that my math level is behind theirs.… Read More »