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New Alert for Brain-Based Learning!
Want to know about the efficacy of brain-based learning techniques? Click here to find out if you should go for it or use caution!
The newest issue of New Times for DLD is out!
Click here to read about DLD's contributions to research, learn how DLD supports pre-service teachers, preview the coming DLD events at CEC in Tampa, and more!
Stephanie Al Otaiba takes over as President. Read her President's Message here. Kristin Sayeski starts her term as Vice President. Kristi Baker begins as the new Student Representative.
A huge thank you to Linda Mason who moves to Past President and Laurie deBettencourt who moves off the Board.
Find out more about how YOU can get involved with DLD by contacting one of our Board members here.
Interested in getting involved in DLD?
We are always looking for members to work with committees, submit to LDR&P, suggest work for TeachingLD.org, and potentially run for office. Please visit Our People under About Us to find out more about our work! Click here
Interested in math? Read what Professors Sarah Powell and Lynn Fuchs wrote recently regarding Intensive Intervention in Mathematics for DLD's journal, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.
New Alert available!
Wendy Cavendish and Kristen Hodnett evaluate the evidence for Collaborative Strategic Reading (Go for it!). You can find it here
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!
CCCS Free Resource
In Reconciling the CCSS with Realities of Learning Disabilities, Louisa Moats raised important questions regarding students with learning disabilities and the widely discussed Common Core State Standards (CCSS). You can download and read her important commentary right here.
On Thursday 4 April 2013, at the annual business meeting of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, Past President Paul Ricominni announced that Laurie deBettencourt was elected vice president and Margaret (Peggy) Weiss was re-elected treasurer. The newly elected officers will begin their terms 1 July 2013.