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The 34th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, to be held in Texas in October, is calling for proposals.
The theme of the CLD conference is “Learning Disabilities: Looking Back and Looking Forward — Using What We Know to Create a Blueprint for the Future.”
TYPES OF SESSIONS
- Panel — Topics should be pertinent to LD and include three or more panelists; and be of use to researchers, policy makers, teacher educators, and educators. Content should be readily applicable to their professional roles.
- Cracker-barrel — Sessions leaders should introduce key issues, provide ample opportunities for group interaction, facilitating small-group discussion. Controversy is okay.
- Poster — Content should be evidence-based; might include (for example) a synopsis of an intervention study, progress monitoring tools, practices relating to pre-service training , meta-analysis/synthesis of the literature, examination of technical applications.
- Intervention — Sessions should offer information that helps implement practices and approaches directly, provide their documentation as evidence-based, summarize the theory and underpinnings, include relevant data.
- Policy — These sessions address system-level issues, systems change, legislative/legal issues, or policy development. Should delineate multiple perspectives, discuss how a policy impacts individuals, families and advocates. Proposals should include an explanation of the policy, give a brief background, explain the how and why of its effects on LD people and the professionals who serve them.
- Teacher Preparation — These sessions should describe evidence-based practices for preparing teachers, advocates and families. Proposals should include a description of the practice and examples of its use in a university/clinic setting, as well as ways to measure effectiveness.
- Research Methodology — Of particular interest: methodologies that advance the participants’ understanding of how to conduct evidence-providing research on interventions; also how to read research-based articles, follow analyses, design studies and write them up. Proposals should describe the methodology strategies and how session participants can apply the content for themselves.
For more information and instructions for submitting a proposal, visit http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102084425506-10/2012CLDCallForProposals-final.pdf
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