President’s Message 2022

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Welcome Back!

I hope this message finds you relaxed, recharged, and ready to start the new school year whether
as a k-12 educator or university faculty member. On behalf of myself and all DLD board
members, we would like to extend a warm welcome and lots of good wishes to the start of a
fabulous new year.

Over the past year, DLD has been working hard to provide valuable resources and tools that you
can use in your professional role to improve the educational programs for students with learning
disabilities. I hope that you become frequent visitors to DLD’s website:
and follow us on Twitter @TeachingLD. We will continue to roll out and make available a
variety of new resources as well as revisiting the vast array of existing DLD resources.

We recognize the significant challenges of providing specially designed instruction to students
with learning disabilities in today’s classroom. These challenges have always existed, but the
recent disruptions caused by the pandemic has further exasperated those challenges. Having
worked in education for close to 30 years, I am confident that educators and faculty will rise to
the challenge of meeting the learning needs of students with learning disabilities. DLD is here to
help meet those challenges.

The DLD board is a fantastic team comprised of enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated people
working together to improve the educational programs and lives of students with learning
disabilities and their families. We are always looking for new members to join our team. Please
feel to reach out to me directly at

Paul J. Riccomini
Professor Special Education
The Pennsylvania State University