LDA Webinars address a variety of topics to provide valuable information to Parents, Educators, Adults and Professionals. Most Webinars are one hour long and can be viewed in their entirety or in segments. The most current Webinars will be listed in this section temporarily then will archived in the Members Only area.
Upcoming Webinar: October Webinar: Stress!! The Missing Piece of the LD/ADHD Puzzle, What to Know and What to DO!
In this interactive webinar, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Harvard Medical School faculty member Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz will explore the impact of stress on learning and behavior in students with learning disabilities and associated ADHD.
Tune in to learn why the brains of kids with LD and ADHD are at risk and what we can do about it.
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and get some very practical and sensible advice from a seasoned professional (and former special education teacher!) who spends most of his time these days in schools, working directly with kids and their teachers and counselors.
Dr. Schultz will offer some surprisingly easy to implement strategies for turning stress into the "fuel for success." This session is based on material from Dr. Schultz’s ground-breaking book: Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It. This book has been endorsed by long time "friends of LDA" -- Bob Brooks, Rick Lavoie and Ned Hallowell-- for its positive impact on the lives of children and families—and their teachers.
Fun & Engaging Reading and Math Activities
Part 1: Make Time On-the-Go Count! (25 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
There’s a growth opportunity in every activity! Let Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) and Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) share and discuss strategies, ideas, and activities to make summertime travel - and even your everyday errands – fun and valuable learning moments with little or no advance preparations. Families with children of all ages can connect as they participate in “car” or “store” games. We also understand that even our youngest children are attracted to electronic devices, so let’s be the “YES!” parent by incorporating engaging and purposeful reading and math apps.
Part 2: No Cost (or Low Cost) Multi-Sensory Activities to Help Prevent “Summer Slide” (25 min + 10 min Q&A)
What are two of the biggest issues during summer? First, it’s nearly three months without school and you’re concerned about the dreaded “Summer Slide” (defined as the loss of learning over the summer break). Second, I bet you can already hear, “Mom, I’m bored! What can I do now?” We can help you solve both issues! Join us as Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) and Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) share and discuss multi-sensory strategies for reading & math that use many items you already have on hand. Your kids never knew learning could be this fun! (And we won’t tell them if you don’t!)
Adults: Confused About Applying for and Receiving Test Accommodations?
Presenter: Nancie Payne, Ph.D., Payne & Associates, Inc.
Are you confused about applying for and receiving testing accommodations as an adult? Do any of the following questions apply to you, a friend, a family member or a client?
- Do you or someone you support have learning disabilities?
- Are you planning to take a standardized college or university entrance test?
- Are you ready to take your high school equivalency exam?
- Do you need accommodations on exams in college or at the university?
- Have you finished your coursework and need to take a state licensing exam?
- Do you need to take an exam to become certified in a technical field?
- Do you need to take the written portion of the driver's license test?
This webinar will focus on the ins and outs of applying for and receiving accommodations for an entrance or advancement exam, certification in a technical field, or acquire a state license. No matter what test or exam you need to take, if the question of getting accommodations because of your learning disability is a critical factor, then this webinar is for you!
This webinar is no longer available, but you can still download the presentation here: LDA Adult Webinar Test Accommodations
Transforming Third Grade Common Core Stress to Success for Students with Learning Disabilities
Presenters: Mark Halpert, LDA Florida, Co-President, Mira Halpert, M.Ed, Founder of 3D Learner
The convergence of Common Core Assessments and Third Grade Retention policies pose a major threat to students with learning disabilities nationwide. Students with LD are likely to be retained and/or fall behind in their reading comprehension.
This presentation will focus on how parents, teachers, outside professionals and advocates can help students with learning disabilities using a combination of strategies from early identification, effective interventions, the most effective accommodations, parent and teacher collaboration and other innovative ideas.
Our presenters, Mira and Mark Halpert, will share some startling statistics that highlight the risks, share strategies parents and professionals can use and discuss ways LDA can help to make the difference.
View the webinar: Transforming Third Grade Common Core Stress to Success for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Early Intervention: The Key to Success
Presented by: Dr. Yujeong Park, University of Tennesse and Dr. Amber Benedict, University of Florida
In this webinar we tackle a very serious subject that affects our younger students with LD, reading proficiency by third grade. Reading is a critical milestone for all students but state mandatory retention laws bring this to light even more for a student with LD.
- What are the third grade reading policies?
- How can early intervention be effective for future success?
- What do we know about students with LD that affects their ability to learn?
- Why does effective reading instruction make a difference for students with LD?
- What are the rights of parents and what role do they play?
This webinar is for parents, educators and professionals alike. Let’s start the conversation and help advocate for our students with LD early and effectively.
This webinar is no longer available, but you can still download the presentation here: Early Intervention: The Key to Success 10.14.14
AT102: Back to the Basics-Tablets and Apps for LD
Presented by: Carolyn Phillips, Director of Tools for Life, AMAC Accessibility Solutions
We've all heard the phrase, "There's an app for that!" but where do you start? What device is best for you? What applications work best for different situations? In this webinar we explore:
- The difference between Android & Apple.
- A closer look at tablets.
- A few of our favorite apps for the classroom and daily living.
Join us as Carolyn Phillips, Director of Tools for Life, AMAC Accessibility Solutions dives a little deeper with specific solutions for use in the classroom and daily living.
AT101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology
Presenter: Carolyn P. Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life
Assistive technology can mean different things to different people depending on their disability. It can be both low tech and high tech. Join LDA as Carolyn Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, provides an easy to understand overview on the basics of Assistive Technology (AT) and how it can benefit individuals with learning disabilities in the classroom and in everyday life. This is a jam packed presentation that provides a snapshot of the variety of assistive technologies that are available today and what is to come in the future.
This webinar is no longer available, but you can still download the presentation here: AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology
Archived Webinars - Available for Members Only
What's in Your Future? Options for Higher Education and the Workplace
Presenter: Rudy Molina, Jr., Director of the SALT center, Arizona State University
Adults and young adults with Learning Disabilities are unified and unique. Do you know how to access the accommodations and supports that will enable you to pursue your pathway to success? What services and supports are out there for you- in higher education and in the workplace? Join us as our presenter, Rudy Molinas, provides an overview of the services and accommodations that adults with learning disabilities can utilize in higher education as well as in their professional careers. Log in and View the Webinar
Why is my Child Struggling in School? The Basics of a Learning Disability
Presenter: Cheri Crow, M.A., Learning Specialist, Baltimore, MD
Is it normal for my child to struggle so much with school work? Is this a motivational issue or something more? As parents and teachers, we become detectives in attempting to figure out why a student is having difficulties. Get the facts. Join us as our presenter, Cheri Crow, helps us understand the basics of learning disabilities, how to recognize the warning signs, and steps you can take now to get the assistance your child needs. Log in and View the Webinar