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The month of October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, and at LDA we’re excited to further awareness of LD and LD-related topics. To do that, we’re introducing our 2021 LD Month Webinar Series!

Each week in October, join us for a new webinar! Our topics will encompass accurate diagnosis of LD, the connection between mental health and LD, adult diagnosis and evaluation, and how to advocate for your child in school.

All webinars will be recorded, and webinar recordings will be sent to registrants.

Not all Specific Learning Disabilities are Dyslexia: Accurate Diagnosis Matters for Effective Instruction

A Free Webinar with Dr. Virginia Berninger!

10/1 at 12:30pm EST

Join psychologist and researcher Dr. Virginia Berninger as she shares her expertise in the field of learning disabilities. This webinar will cover a range of topics, including common myths about specific learning disabilities (SLDs), SLD definitions, the steps of an evidence-based diagnosis for each learning disability, evidence-based instruction linked to each learning disability, recommendations on how parents can contribute and collaborate with their child’s school, and more! The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, and a recording of the webinar will be sent out to all registrants.

Adults Can Have Learning Disabilities Too! Everything You Need to Know About an Evaluation and Diagnosis

10/14, 2:00 pm EST

Join Dr. Abbey Weinstein and Laurie Gaines-Peterson for a discussion on adult diagnosis and evaluation for learning disabilities. The webinar will dispel common myths, and discuss where to get diagnosed, explain the different types of evaluations, and more. This webinar will be recorded, and a recording will be sent out to all registrants after the webinar.

Sitting at the Meeting Table: How Families and Schools Can Advocate for Children with LD

10/18 at 1:00pm EST

When families have a seat at the IEP/504 meeting table, they can have a powerful voice! This webinar, led by assistant professor of curriculum and instruction Dr. Karen Kohler and high school counselor Amanda Schmitt, will provide resources to help teachers and families advocate for students with LD within the school. The presentation will explore the roles of parents and the school, and will discuss how the two can work together for the common good of the child.

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: Understanding the Connection

10/25 at 5:00pm EST

In this webinar, Dr. Lauren McGrath and Dr. Laura Santerre-Lemmon will discuss research on the connection between learning differences and mental health, especially ADHD and anxiety. They will discuss what is known about how these challenges impact each other over time and best practices for intervention.