LDA Today - November/December 2015

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season to our members and their families. May the coming year be one of Peace, Contentment and Prosperity.

Some holiday coping strategies for families with younger children are covered in the article Special Needs and Special Occasions: Making family gatherings good, not ghastly.

Other articles in this issue cover:

  • Nancie Payne’s President’s Message provides some perspectives on the way individuals think, learn, and communicate;
  • Understanding your child and finding support for developmental milestones;
  • Recognition of Joan Teach as the 2015 Educator of the Year by CHADD;
  • Nominating Committee Report on slate of officers and directors for the coming February elections;
  • Kristina Scott, State President’s Representative provides updates from several state affiliates;
  • Laziness and Lack of Motivation is Not the Problem for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Neurological Impairment Is!;
  • Career-Technical Education impending changes appear in the Director of Public Policy’s regular column;
  • The 2015 Marketing Project to Raise Consciousness of the Variety of Issues Surrounding Learning Disabilities;
  • Sarah’s Story: An interview with an LDAA Teacher Scholarship Recipient; and, lastly,
  • A tribute to Justine Maloney, an intrepid advocate and long-time member of LDA who left us on November 29.

Shirley Hilts-Adams
Editor, LDA Today

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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