TLD Blog

TeachingLD Blog is a great place to watch for breaking news about TeachingLD, the Division for Learning Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities around the world. 


  • Welcome to the TeachingLD blog!

    Posted on July 5, 2011


    We are pleased to inaugurate this new feature of TeachingLD. We hope that visitors to TeachingLD will find it a valuable way to learn about and share recent and interesting events related to learning disabilities. 

    We invite registered visitors to submit comments and content in certain areas of TeachingLD. We hope you will take the opportunity to contribute in the interactive areas of the site--the blog, the lesson-plans section, and others--as a way of helping each other help students with Learning Disabilities. To ensure that the interactive features are enjoyable and appropriate for visitors to TeachingLD, we ask that contributors adhere to a few rules, which we have outlined in simple form here and in greater detail in our disclaimer
    By submitting content, you agree that you will not submit 
    1. Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
    2. Material that personally identifies a child or a student;
    3. Material that is untrue, defames, abuses, harasses, or threatens others;
    4. Statements that are bigoted, hateful, mean spirited, or ethnically or racially offensive;
    5. Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
    6. Unauthorized copyrighted material (including, but not limited to, text, sound, or graphic files);
    7. Material that contains vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent language or images;
    If we find that someone has posted materials that violate these guidelines, we'll remove the material and, completely at our discretion, we may ban the person from posting in the future.
    We look forward to having TeachingLD provide a vibrant and pleasant forum for people to exchange helpful content about teaching students with Learning Disabilities. 
  • Twitter Feed

    Posted on January 13, 2017

  • 2018 CEC Recap

    Posted on April 1, 2018

    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!


  • DLD at CEC's Leadership Institute

    Posted on August 2, 2018

    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. 

  • 2018 DLD Award Recipients

    Posted on January 23, 2019

    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.

    Winning Practice Article: Schumacher, R.F., Jayanthi, M., Gersten, R., Dimino, J., Spallone, S., & Haymond, M.S. (2018). Using the number line to promote understanding of fractions for struggling fifth graders: A formative pilot study. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice,  33, 192-206.

    The Kirk Award is named after Samuel A. Kirk, one of the United State’s foremost leaders in special education and the field of learning disabilities. This award is overseen by DLD's Publications Committee, is given occasionally, and recognizes excellence in professional journal articles that have been published in Learning Disabilities Research

    Jeannette E. Fleischner Career Leadership Award
    Winner: Dr. Asha Jitendra, University of Minnesota

    The Fleischner Career Leadership Award honors those who have advanced the field of learning disabilities through direct services, policy development, community service, research or organizational leadership throughout their career.

    Marva Collins Diversity Award
    Winner: Anna Elise Kay, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    The Marva Collins Diversity Award honors a special education teacher who makes a significant impact in the education of children and youths with learning disabilities who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    Outstanding Educator of the Year Award
    Winners: Dr. Kelly Grillo, Flagler County Schools & Corali de Pablos, Broward County Schools

    Outstanding Educator-of-the-Year Awards are designed to recognize outstanding professionals who serve students with specific learning disabilities. Nominees may be special educators, general educators, administrators, or other educators who have spent at least 5 years serving students with learning disabilities at any grade level.

    Congratulations to our DLD Award Winners!   

  • DLD at CEC 2019

    Posted on February 13, 2019

    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!
    Committee Meetings
    Each DLD Committee took time to meet with their members and plan ahead for the upcoming year.  Committee membership is a great way to get involved and we are always looking for individuals who are willing to serve.  If you are interested in joining a committee, please visit our committee page and contact the chair for how to get involved.
    CEC Invited Session and DLD Showcase
    This year, DLD waas fortunate to host two panels providing current and relevant research on the topic of Learning Disabilities.
    • DLD Invited Session: Dyslexia: A Conversation about How to Align Practice with Research and Legislation
    • DLD Showcase: The State of Learning Disabilities: Issues Related to Definition and Identification
    Thank you so much to all of our panel participants and our moderators, Kristin Sayeski and Stephanie Al Otaiba!
    DLD Business Meeting
    This year we had two BIG announcements at our business meeting:

    1.) TeachingLD.org is getting a makeover! We are working on giving our website a fresh look and making our resources more accessible.

    2.) DLD invites YOU to New Orleans! In collaboration with CEC's Teacher Education Division, DLD is hosting a mini-conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 7th! Stay tuend for more information and how to register!

    We also had the opportunity to recognize several outstanding educators and researchers during our awards presentation! Click here to see our 2019 Award recipients.
    DLD Student Poster Session and Reception
    This year we had a great turnout at our annual reception and student poster session.  Students from universities all over the U.S. presented their research and DLD members had a great time!