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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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Vocabulary-Matching in Preservice Coursework: Learning Critical Terminology and Principles of Progress Monitoring Posted on

All levels of education require valid and reliable assessments to measure student learning. Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is one assessment method that has demonstrated reliability and validity for measuring content-area knowledge in secondary-level, content-area classes (Espin et al., 2013). The use of CBM in a preservice setting allows for both vocabulary knowledge to be assessed and for the curriculum-based measurement procedure to be modeled.

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DLD at CEC’s Leadership Institute Posted on

President Elect Michael Faggella-Luby and new Executive Director Miriam Ortiz brought in the new term at the CEC 2018 Leadership Institute in Alexandria Virginia. There, Michael and Miriam received training on legal issues relevant to non-profit organizations, growing membership & managing data, planning professional development, and managing division websites & social media.

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2018 CEC Recap Posted on

We loved seeing many of you in Tampa this past February for CEC 2018!  Thank you for attending DLD’s business meeting and our annual Reception and Student Poster Session.  Scroll down to see some of the highlights from the events and click here to read about our amazing 2017 award recipients!

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