New Times for DLD

New Times for DLD is the official newsletter of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD). It is published three times per year (fall, winter, and spring) and is distributed to members of DLD for free. A few articles from it are sometimes made available to the public. For example, see Louisa Moats's widely discussed examination of the Common Core State Standards

  • 37 (2)

    Date: September 2019
    Editor: Shaqwana Freeman-Green, UNC Greensboro
    • Word Problems? No Problem! Helping Students to Set Up and Solve Word Problems - Featured Article
      Sarah R. Powell & Katherine A. Berry

      An important way students demonstrate mathematics competency is through solving word problems. In this brief, we describe effective word-problem instruction for students with a mathematics learning difficulty (MLD) to better equip educators with the appropriate content knowledge to support their most vulnerable students.

    • Division of Learning Disabilities Student Poster Showcase: CEC 2019 - Chapter Highlight

      An overwhelming number of graduate and undergraduate students submitted posters for submission in our Division of Learning Disabilities Student Poster Showcase at CEC 2019 in Indianapolis.  

    • Points of Pride: Membership Accomplishments - Points of Pride

      Highlighting our members and their continued contributions and success within the field.

    • Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act - Policy Note

      With IDEA reauthorization off the table, for the time being, DLD members need to pay attention to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The following are facts related to the need for higher education, along with recommendations related to the reauthorization of the law.

    • DLD Research Committee Update - Standing Announcements

      A brief update from the DLD Research Committee on awards, changes to membership, and upcoming presentations.

  • 37 (1)

    Date: March 2019
    Editor: Sarah J. Watt, Miami University & Shaqwana Freeman-Green, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    • President's Update - Standing Announcements
      Kristin Sayeski

      DLD President, Kristin Sayeski, provides an update on all things DLD!

    • Publications and Communications Committee Update - Standing Announcements
      Kristen Beach

      DLD welcomes Kristen Beach, an assistant professor in special education at UNC Charlotte, into the Chair position on the Publications and Communications Committee of DLD.  Read more on the committee's updates and exciting happenings for 2019!

    • DLD Awards and Honors 2019 - Points of Pride
      Miriam Ortiz

      We would like to congratulate this year’s DLD Award Winners for the Samuel A. Kirk Award, Fleischner Career Leadership Award, Marva Collins Diversity Award, and the Oustanding Educator of the Year Award.


    • Effective Strategies to Improve Math Attitudes - Featured Article

      This feature article describes strategies that can support teacher and student attitudes towards learning math.  Specifically the author describes the importance of developing strong conceptual understandings within math and declarative knowledge flexibility.

  • 36 (2)

    Date: September 2018
    Editor: Sarah J. Watt, Miami University and Shaqwana Freeman-Green, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 36 (1)

    Date: January 2018
    Editor: Sarah J. Watt & Shaqwana Freeman-Green
  • 35 (2)

    Date: August 2017
    Editor: Sarah Watt, Miami University
    • Educational Technology for Diverse Learners - Featured Article
      Tara L. Kaczorowski, Illinois State University

      This article describes how teachers can provide multiple means for representation, expression, and engagement using flexible tools that allow for the embedding of more individualized supports including AT and elements of explicit instruction.  When selecting tools specifically for representation, such as video, audio, images, and text, teachers need to consider how multimedia interacts to help students process, connect, and generalize new information.  The author describes feasible and research-based strategies to support diverse learners in inclusive settings through the use of educational technology.

    • Do Research Findings Apply to My Students? Examining Study Samples and Sampling - Research to Practice
      Bryan G. Cook & Lysandra Cook, University of Hawaii

      Special educators are encouraged to use research to inform their instruction. However, it can be difficult to tell whether and how research findings apply to one’s own students. In the current issue of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Cook and Cook (2017; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ldrp.12132/full) discussed two approaches for examining the degree to which research findings apply to one’s students: the classical generalization model and the case-to-case transferability model.  

    • DLD Shares Evidence-Based Practices in Cuba - Chapter Highlight
      Stephanie Al Otaiba

      The DLD board members who traveled to Havana at the International Congress on Teacher Training and Education Research Docencia Conference held from the 25th through the 29th of October share their experiences and learning. Hosted for the first time ever in Cuba, the conference included 29 Americans joining over 400 scholars from across Latin America.  

  • 35 (1)

    Date: February 2017
    Editor: Sarah J. Watt, Miami University and Shaqwana Freeman-Green, Illinois State
    • Feature Article - Featured Article
      Debra G. Holzberg

      Teaching Self-Advocacy and Conflict Resolution Skills to Access Accommodations to Students with Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Education 

    • Research News You Can Use - Research to Practice
      Bryan G. Cook & Lysandra Cook

      Research Designs and Special Education Research:

      Different Designs Address Different Questions

    • Brief Report from the Treasurer - Standing Announcements
      Peggy Weiss

      2016-2017 Treasurer’s Report

    • Baby Green Announcement - Chapter Highlight

      Congratulations to co-editor of New Times, Shaqwana Freeman-Green!

    • DLD Call for Posters - Standing Announcements
      Carlos Lavin
      Call for Student Posters - Division for Learning Disabilities
      Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children
      April 19-22, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts
    • Update from the DLD Research Committee - Standing Announcements
      Bryan G. Cook

      Brief report from the DLD Research Committee.

  • Volume 34 (2)

    Date: August 2016
    Editor: Sarah J. Watt, Miami University and Shaqwana Freeman-Green, Illinois State University
  • Volume 34(1)

    Date: March 2016
    Editor: Mira Cole Williams, James Madison University; Sarah J. Watt, Miami University
  • Volume 33(1)

    Date: March 2015
    Editor: Mira Cole Williams, James Madison University; Sarah J. Watt, Miami University
  • Volume 32(3)

    Date: November 2014
    Editor: Dr. Mira Cole Williams, James Madison University ; Dr. Sarah Watt, Miami University Ohio
  • Volume 32(1)

    Date: March 2014
    Editor: Mira Cole Williams, University of Virginia
  • Volume 29(2)

    Date: June 2011
    Editor: Shannon Gormley-Budin, Buffalo State College
    • DLD Secretary Report - Chapter Highlight
      Michael Faggella-Luby

      Michael Faggella-Luby, DLD Secretary, shares with us the transitions and collaborations taking place within the DLD community.