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The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) held its 45th annual International Conference at the Chicago Hilton, on Feb 27-Mar 1, 2008.
The LDA Web site is www.ldaamerica.org.
Keynote address was by Reg Weaver, President of the NEA, on “Diversity and Culturally Responsive Teaching for Students With Learning Disabilities.” Other speakers:
Rick Lavoie, on “The Motivation Breakthrough”
Dr Margo Mastropieri, research and education expert from George Mason University, on “Maximizing Learning for Today’s Schools,” focusing on learning and memory as well as effective and inclusive strategies for learning
Dr Peter Scheidt, Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Ann Ford, former Chairman of the NCLD
Dale Brown, senior manager of LD Online
Sessions covered IDEA and the justice system; adults with learning disabilites; youth and substance abuse; parenting issues; RTI (Response to Intervention); early childhood; and fostering independence in children and young adults with LD,postsecondary opportunities.
Future conferences are planned in Salt Lake City (2009), Baltimore (2010), Jacksonville FL (2011), and Chicago again in 2012.
source: LDA Newsbriefs and www.ldaamerica.org
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