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  • Join us for all of the great DLD activities at CEC!

    We will be at the DLD Booth in the Divisions Section of the Exhibition Hall throughout the Convention. Come by to say hello, get information about events, or to pick up great freebies!

    Thursday, April 10:

    10:30-11:30am DLD Showcase: Take a Stance! DLD's Position Statements (Convention Center, 103B)

    Join DLD President, Erica Lembke, and other leaders in the field as they discuss what special education should be for English Language Learners with LD and intensive interventions for students with LD.

    5-6pm Annual Business Meeting at the Marriott (Liberty Ballroom A [Note room change])

    Board members will report on the state of the Division and honor our Outstanding Doctoral Research, Sam Kirk, and Jeannette Fleischner Award winners.

    6-8pm Reception and Student Poster Session (Liberty Ballroom B and C [Note room change])


    Join DLD Members and friends as we honor the work of Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri and hear about the research of current doctoral scholars.

    Committee meetings will be happening throughout the week. Please see your convention book for times and places.

  • On behalf of the Executive Board of the Division for Learning Disabilities, President Erica Lembke noted the passing of Past President Janette Klingner 20 March 2014: "Remembering our dear friend, colleague, and DLD board member Janette Klingner. An outstanding scholar and someone who led in a gracious manner, Janette’s efforts on behalf of students, their teachers, and parents will continue to have an impact on our field. Our board is so privileged to have had her in our lives!"


    Join us for a remembrance of Janette at our Business Meeting and Reception on Thursday, April 10 from 5-6pm and 6-8pm in the Marriott Level 5, Salon F.


    A resolution in Janette's honor will be read and presented in the Representative Assembly on Friday, April 11 between 4:30 and 5pm.

  • Election News: On behalf of Past President Janette Klingner, DLD is pleased to welcome members to vote in the 2014 election of a vice president and secretary for its executive board. Elections open today 11 March 2014 and will run for four weeks. Results will be announced at the annual business meeting in Philadelphia. Members, please monitor your e-mail for a message from executive director John Lloyd with directions for voting. A preview of the ballot is available. 

  • Ever wondered about helping students with organization, memory, or transition? Looking for help with RtI, CBM, or reading software? TeachingLD experts, including lots of names you'll recognize right away (Torgesen, Fuchs, Espin, and many more!) have brief, readily accessible answers to questions from readers in the Expert Connection section. Take a look at the full list of questions.