DLD Highlights from DISES

Stephanie Al Otaiba

At the annual DISES conference in Capetown, DLD Past President Stephanie Al Otaiba presented guidance for training teachers and parents how to conduct Dialogic Reading, which is an evidence-based practice to support language and literacy outcomes. She described the research base, provided videos to support training, and shared links to readings. In addition, she highlighted other DLD alerts and resources that support professional development for teachers working with students with or at-risk for learning disabilities. Other former DLD board members and DLD members attended the DISES conference to promote collaboration across these two organizations.  Al Otaiba is a professor in the College of Education at Southern Methodist University.