New and Noteworthy
Proposals for Student Posters during DLD Reception at CEC Convention EXTENDED
Attention doctoral students! The call for proposals for DLD's Poster Session during the Reception at the CEC Convention is here. Click here to check it out. Proposals are due by February 13, 2017. Don't miss this opportunity! It's a great chance to talk with influential others in the field about your work.
Endrew F., Supreme Court Case
On January 11, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on what has the possibility of being the most important special education case in many years. The issue is:
What is the level of educational benefit that school districts must confer on children with disabilities to provide them with the free appropriate public education guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Read the transcript of the oral arguments here.
The Supreme Court ruled on appropriate education back in 1982 in the Rowley decision.
Linked here are: (1) articles summarizing the case; (2) the statement from the parents; (3) the district response; (4) briefs in support from the NEA, AASA, and National Disability Rights organizations; and (5) the original decision by the court in Rowley.
I’ll post the transcript to the oral arguments when they become available.
David Bateman, Public Policy Chair
From our Public Policy Chairperson
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services just released two very important documents:
2) A resource guide for parents and educators to Section 504 in public elementary and secondary schools.
We will have more information about the upcoming Supreme Court case very shortly.
Join Us at CEC
Mark your calendars! CEC Convention in Boston--April 19-22. DLD will again have showcase sessions, student poster sessions, our Thursday night business meeting and reception, and other great events. Need help justifying the time, travel, or expense? CEC has just finished a Justification Toolkit for teachers and other professionals. You can find it here...
Proposals for Student Posters during DLD Reception at CEC Convention
Attention doctoral students! The call for proposals for DLD's Poster Session during the Reception at the CEC Convention is here. Click here to check it out. Proposals are due by February 3, 2017. Don't miss this opportunity! It's a great chance to talk with influential others in the field about your work.
Interested in getting involved in DLD?
Laurie deBettencourt, past president, is soliciting nominations for the offices of Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in finding out more or nominating someone, send Laurie an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Just in time for the new school year, Mary Little and Lauren Delisio review explicit instruction (Alert Issue 23) for improving mathematics outcomes for students with LD. It's a Go For It! Check it out here
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!