This morning, Director of Public Policy Laura Kaloi presented to a packed audience on key federal policy issues and will be participating tomorrow on a panel on how to become an LD advocate. Tomorrow, we'll be presenting this year's Bill Ellis Award to a well-deserving educator who has dedicated her career to improving education for all students, including those with learning disabilities.
The conference is, as always, an exciting time to not only share NCLD's work but to engage with others active in the LD world. NCLD team members are networking with advocates from around the nation and attending sessions on topics including:
The latest in neuroscience research on dyslexia and other LDs
Smartphone apps to support skills in reading, vocabulary, and writing
How to help students develop executive function skills
LD, AD/HD, and family dynamics
The impact of nutrition and exercise on students with LD
Helping students with LD combat stress
Disability documentation for college admissions testing, the transition to college, and beyond
Motivational strategies for students who struggle with reading
Screenings of the new films "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" and "Dislecksia: The Movie"
Keep following the LD Insights blog over the coming weeks for more on what we've learned at the conference and a profile of this year’s Bill Ellis Award winner.”