LDA Today - March/April 2018

In this issue...

  • President's Message
  • Incoming President's Message
  • In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
  • Speaking “Child”
  • Moving, School Records, and IEPs
  • Thanks to all for a great LDA Conference
  • Thank you to Conference Sponsors
  • Douglas Fuchs, LDAA Award
  • Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award
  • Harrison Sylvester Award Winner
  • Carolyn Phillips, Adult Luncheon Speaker
  • Affiliate Support and Membership News

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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Mark Brugger: 2018 Harrison Sylvester Award Winner

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Adult Topics Luncheon Speaker: Carolyn Phillips

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Affiliate Support & Membership News

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