With the beginning of July, the Division for Learning Disabilities begins its new year. As just-installed President Laurie deBettencourt recounts, the new year will bring some changes and continuation of other work. Read about it in her July presidential statement.
Experts Explain (almost) Everything
In a new Expert Connection, Laura Berry Kuchle addresses the topic of selecting data to help guide instruction. This column joins many others that help teachers address students' issues 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 others!)—provide brief, readily accessible answers to questions from readers in the Expert Connection section. Read Laura Berry Kuchle's contribution at the left and follow it to many more.
Voices from the Field
How did Naomi Zigmond, Sharon Vaughn, and Donald Deshler get their starts in special education? What do they think are the implications of their work for the contemporary study of LD? DLD members can watch video clips of them explaining at TLD's new feature in the Videos section!
Every Child Achieves Act
During the pending mark up Tuesday 14 April 2015 in the Senate HELP Committee, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is introducing an amendment to Every Child Achieves Act that will encourage state and local education agencies to promote evidence-based professional development for educators who work with children with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. The Division for Learning Disabilities encourages support of this amendment. Download the accompanying flyer to learn more. Take action today: http://bit.ly/1CBOifD
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