Marcia Livingston on Working With English-Language Learners

Marcia Livingston talks about education of teachers of English-Language Learners (ELL) as well as students with Specific Learning Disabilities and how to best work with both types of students, as well as students that may be in both groups, and what unique challenges they may face. Marcia’s video is relevant to the ELL Community — because of the increase in the number of ELL students and the tendency for general education teachers to have primary responsibility for the student’s success…Read More>>

Our 56th Annual International Conference is Coming Up Fast! Join us in Forth Worth!

Did you know that Fort Worth, Texas is the 16th largest city in the United States? It’s one of the top tourist destinations in Texas? It’s the city of Cowboys and Culture, where the West begins. ​ It will also be the site for LDA’s 56th International Conference to be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel on February 18-21, 2019! The outstanding program will feature keynote presentations from Anne Ford, Eric Tridas and Alba Ortiz. Nearly 200 additional sessions, Table Talks and Poster Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics of interest to families and professionals in the… Read More »

News From Affiliate Support/Membership Committee

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The Documentation Dilemma: Current vs Recent – What do colleges want?

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LDA Membership and Affiliate Update

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LDA Attends Dollar General Shareholder Meeting

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Nominating Committee Requests Recommendations for 2019-20 Officers and Board of Directors

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President’s Message

Beth McGaw is the current LDA President. In this video, Beth gives a brief overview of what to expect in this issue of LDA Today.

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Across the States

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I’m a Scientist with Learning Disabilities and That’s Okay!

Self-advocacy helped me become a scientist despite the negatives associated with my multiple learning disabilities “Collin, here are the letters you need to give to all of your professors,” my college’s disability resource official told me at the end of our learning disability assessment meeting. “That makes me nervous. Can’t you just tell all of my professors I have learning disabilities? Just email them,” I pleaded, scared to admit that I didn’t want to tell my professors I needed accommodations. How embarrassing. “No. We prefer all registered students to talk directly to their professors. It’s good practice, you’ll see.” I… Read More »

The President’s Message

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The Summer Slide

Too often parents hit the pause button on reading over the summer. If this happens with a student with learning disabilities, who is often below grade level in reading, the summer slide may put the child even further behind Mira, an educator and parent of four, discusses the importance of parents reading with their child, how often it should be done — and the importance of a Chocolate Diet — watch the video to see and hear some ideas on how parents can make the difference over the summer and what we mean by a Chocolate Diet. Return to LDA… Read More »

Across The States

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Nominating Committee Requests Recommendations for 2019-20 Officers and Board of Directors

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Lowe’s Campaign a Success!

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Let’s Talk About Third Grade Retention

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President’s Message

by Patricia M. Lillie, LDA President Dear Members and Friends of LDA, I invite you to read this letter from beginning to end.  There is an introduction, a memo of appreciation, a sharing of a genuine concern for the safety and well-being of the construct of Learning Disabilities and a message of gratitude to the Poses Family Foundation and to the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America. Introduction of the new LDA President, Beth McGaw This is my final report to you as President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).  The last two years seem to have gone by… Read More »

Incoming President’s Message

Our incoming President, Beth McGaw, has created a video message for her first message in LDA Today.
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In Memoriam: Barbara Bush

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Speaking “Child”

by Kevin Gailey,Treasurer, Board of Directors What Language do you speak?  Most of the time this question elicits responses based in terms of native tongue – English, French, Spanish, etc.  But I am asking in terms of nomenclature, meaning what perspective do you speak from.  Do you speak from the mindset of a teacher, using terms such as LRE, BIP, accommodation vs. modification, PLoP, etc.?  Do you speak from the mindset of a parent, using terms such as emotional safety, individual needs, my child’s future? Too often when parent-teacher meetings or IEP conferences occur we do not speak the common… Read More »

Moving, School, Records & IEP’s

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Thanks to all for a great LDA Conference

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Thank you to Conference Sponsors

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Longtime friend and supporter of LDA, Douglas Fuchs, receives LDA Award 2018

Douglas Fuchs, Ph.D., a nationally known researcher and professor in the field of special education and learning disabilities, is the recipient of the LDA Award– the highest honor given by LDA. The LDA Award is presented annually in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding leadership at the national level in the learning disabilities field. President Patricia Lillie made the presentation during the conference at the LDA RTI Symposium where Dr. Fuchs was the keynote speaker. Dr. Fuchs  is Professor and Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development, Department of Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Professor of… Read More »

Steven Korner, Ph.D. is LDA’s Sam Kirk Educator of the Year

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