LDA Today - July/August 2018

In this issue...

  • President’s Message
  • I’m a Scientist with Learning Disabilities and That’s Okay!
  • Nominating Committee Requests Recommendations for 2019-20 Officers and Board of Directors
  • LDA Attends Dollar General Shareholder Meeting
  • News From Across The States
  • LDA Membership and Affiliate Update
  • News From Affiliate Support/Membership Committee
  • The Documentation Dilemma: Current vs Recent – What do colleges want?
  • Our 56th Annual International Conference is Coming Up Fast! Join us in Forth Worth!
  • Marcia Livingston on Working With English-Language Learners

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 »