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[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania] The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) awarded Dr. David Allsopp, Professor of Special Education at the University of South Florida, with the LDA Award. This award is the highest honor given by LDA, and is presented in recognition and appreciation of outstanding leadership, support, and dedication in the field of learning disabilities. 

Dr. Allsopp has contributed extensively to the field of special education through research, writing, resource development, and presentations during his 23 years in academia. Dr. Allsopp’s focus is on instructional methods for students with high incidence disabilities and research methods for developing and validating effective practices. He is the co-author of five books on learning disabilities and ADHD, and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and books. 

In addition to being a professor at the University of South Florida, Dr. Allsopp also served as the Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation and Partnerships, and Endowed Chair and Director of the David C. Anchin Center in the College of Education.

“I am humbled to receive the LDA Award,” Dr. Allsopp said, “There are so many wonderful folks who do very meaningful work advocating for and with individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Receiving this award truly means a great deal to me and I am very appreciative of the LDA Board of Directors for this prestigious recognition.”

LDA’s CEO, Cindy Cipoletti, expressed support of the Board of Director’s decision to honor Dr. Allsop.  “Dr Allsopp has been a member of LDA’s Professional Advisory Board for the past four years, and has  been actively involved in LDA’s educational programs and resources.  His contributions to our Annual Conference and expertise in learning disabilities have been invaluable to our organization.  We are thrilled to honor Dr. Allsopp with this Award.”

Dr. Allsopp will be presented with the LDA Award at LDA’s 60th Annual International Conference in February at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel.