Publications and Communications Committee Chair Report

William J. Therrien

It has been a busy year for the publication and communications committee.

The DLD Board, the Publications Committee, and I would like to thank Mira Cole Williams for her many years of service as the editor of The New Times for DLD. Mira oversaw the transition of the newsletter from print to electronic format. She also worked tirelessly to ensure The New Times provided both updates on the board’s activities and practical information on serving students with LD. We all owe her a debt of gratitude for her service.

I am pleased to announce that Sarah Watt will be taking over as The New Times editor with Shaqwana Freeman-Green assuming the role of co-editor. I am confident that Sarah and Shaqwana will continue to ensure the newsletter provides you with valuable and timely information.

Learning Disabilities Research and Practice (LDRP)is now available via its own App. Check it out and download it for free from Apple’s iTunes store and have LDRP articles available to you wherever you go. LDRP has also added ‘early view’ so you can read articles before they hit the print edition of the journal. Articles can still be accessed via the journal’s website at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-5826.

The Samuel A. Kirk award for excellence in journal articles published in LDRP was given to two author teams this past April. Eunsoo Cho, Garrett J. Roberts, Philip Capin, Greg Roberts, Jeremy Miciak and Sharon Vaughn won the award for Best Research Article for their article entitled, “Cognitive Attributes, Attention, and Self-Efficacy of Adequate and Inadequate Responders in a Fourth Grade Reading Intervention.” Sarah R. Powell and Lynn S. Fuchs won the award for Best Practitioner Article for their piece entitled, “Intensive Intervention in Mathematics.” Congrats to all!

Please email me at Pubs@TeachingLD.org with questions, comments, or ideas you have about publications provided by DLD.

Bill Therrien