February 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Mary-Clare Reynolds, Executive Director
412-341-1515, ext. 206
53rd Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference in Orlando to address current issues such as employment, technology, and education as they relate to individuals with learning disabilities
Educators, Professionals, Parents and Individuals gather at national conference.
Assistive technology, diversity and other timely topics will be featured at the 53rd annual international conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) at the World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL, February 15-18, 2016.
This conference attracts educators, administrators, support professionals, parents and adults with learning disabilities from around the country as well as from other countries to take a comprehensive look at issues and best practices in professional preparation and evaluation; advances in research, assessment for learning disabilities, and the transition from school to work or college.
The four-day conference includes 200 breakout sessions and workshops featuring leading experts in education, assistive technology, research, mental health, classroom techniques, public policy, advocacy, juvenile justice and much more.
Keynote sessions include “You Built It! Celebrating 53 Years’ presented by Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor, Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar, University of Central Florida; “Two Reasons Why Many Students with Disabilities are Failing School and Why RTI Hasn’t Helped Them’ presented by Doug Fuchs, Ph.D., Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development, Department of Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; and “What Makes Online Learning Work (or Not Work) for Students with LD” presented by Don Deshler, Ph.D., and Sean Smith, Ph.D., Department of Special Education, University of Kansas.
Kayla Wilson shares her moving story, “The Elephant in the Room: Trying to Hide my LD, but Knowing It was Always There’ during Tuesday’s Adult Luncheon. The Thursday Awards Breakfast spotlights David Bowker, Director of the Office of Future Engineers, Purdue University, who asks the question “Is Everybody Special?”
LDA is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, adults with learning disabilities and professionals providing support, information, and advocacy on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities.
For further information go to www.ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp