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DLD@Night 2019 New Orleans Posted on

Thank you to all who made DLD@Night a success! This year DLD partnered with the Division for Teacher Education to provide a low-cost evening conference for practitioners on November 7th. Our amazing presenters who understand the idea of research-to-practice presented strands on early literacy, math instruction, writing instruction, and preparing to teach students with Dyslexia. […]

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How Math Symbols Influence Math Performance Posted on

This featured article describes two different studies related to how math symbols influence student performance. Researchers discuss student’s interpretation of the equal signs and give examples of how study findings can be applied to the classroom.

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DLD at CEC 2019 Posted on

This year’s CEC Conference was quite the event in Indianapolis! We loved having the opportunity to see many of you at the invited sessions, showcase, business meeting, and the reception featuring the annual Student Poster Session. Read on to learn more about the excitement and to see a few snapshots of the events!

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DLD Awards and Honors 2019 Posted on

We would like to congratulate this year’s DLD Award Winners!  Below is a description of each award and our winners. Samuel A. Kirk Awards Winning Research Article: Baker, D. L., Richards-Tutor, C., Sparks, A., & Canges, R. (2018). Review of single subject research examining the effectiveness of interventions for at-risk English learners. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 33, 64-74. […]

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Publications and Communications Committee Update Posted on

I am thrilled to begin my new role as Publications and Communications (P&C) Chair of the Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD). I wanted to take this opportunity to review the role of this committee in DLD and to share our exciting plans for calendar year 2019. A major role of the P&C involves helping to […]

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President’s Update Posted on

It was wonderful to see so many DLD members at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana last month. DLD was represented well with many members presenting in the Learning Disabilities (LD) and Response-to-Intervention (RTI) strands. In addition, we had two special sessions—the DLD Showcase, The State of Learning Disabilities: Issues Related […]

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Effective Strategies to Improve Math Attitudes Posted on

It is not uncommon to hear both children and adults proudly proclaim their lack of skill in math. “I am not very good at math,” seems to be a socially acceptable statement. Students say it, parents say it, even teachers say it, and then we all laugh about it. Studies have shown that attitudes and […]

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2018 DLD Award Recipients Posted on

We would like to congratulate this year’s DLD Award Winners!

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DBI-TLC: Findings from a Descriptive Analysis Posted on

Teachers are often unprepared to provide individualized intensive intervention (Lemons, Al Otaiba, Conway, & Mellado De La Cruz, 2016). Data-based instruction (DBI) is a systematic approach to assessment and intervention that relies on evidence-based instruction (Fuchs, Fuchs, & Stecker, 2010). DBI, coupled with high-quality professional development and on-going coaching can result in improved outcomes for teachers and has promising outcomes for students (Lembke et al., 2018).

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The Effects of Social Stories and a Token Economy on Decreasing Inappropriate Peer Interactions with a Middle School Student Posted on

One of the many challenges that children with learning disabilities (LD) experience, apart from academics, is severe deficits in the areas of social skills and peer relations. The learning of social skills and appropriate ways to interact with peers are crucial for school-aged children with learning disabilities.

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