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This biweekly series from the Learning Disabilities Association of America features individuals with learning disabilities, researchers, parents, educators, and other experts to discuss the latest LD research, strategies, lived experiences, and more! 

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This biweekly series from the Learning Disabilities Association of America features individuals with learning disabilities, researchers, parents, educators, and other experts to discuss the latest LD research, strategies, lived experiences, and more! 

    Managing Depression & Transition for Students with LD

    Managing Depression & Transition for Students with LD

    Learning and behavior consultant Bev Johns and Mental Health Committee member Rachel Krueger discuss the symptoms and impact of depression on students with learning disabilities, dealing with transitions, and strategies for parents and educators to support students.

    • 28 min
    Empowering Struggling Readers: Lois and Nicholas’ Story

    Empowering Struggling Readers: Lois and Nicholas’ Story

    Lois Letchford, a reading specialist, dyslexia advocate, parent, and speaker joins us to share how her dyslexic son Nicholas went from non-reading to earning a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Oxford University. Lois talks about teaching Nicholas, the importance of focusing on strengths, and more.

    • 29 min
    Anxiety: A Parental & Professional Perspective

    Anxiety: A Parental & Professional Perspective

    Bev Johns, a learning and behavior specialist, and parent Rachel Krueger, members of LDA's Mental Health Committee, provide insights into the prevalence of anxiety, the impact of anxiety in children with learning disabilities in school, strategies for educators and parents to support those dealing with anxiety, and more!

    • 28 min
    A Talk with the "Let's Talk Learning Disabilities" Podcast

    A Talk with the "Let's Talk Learning Disabilities" Podcast

    Educational diagnosticians Laurie Peterson and Dr. Abbey Weinstein are co-hosts of the popular Let's Talk Learning Disabilities Podcast, and join us to talk about the inspiration for the podcast, the meaningful impact it has on its listeners, and more! Tune in to the Let's Talk Learning Disabilities Podcast at: https://ltldpodcast.com/ Listen to DJ's episode at: https://ldaamerica.org/ltldDJ

    • 23 min
    Standardizing Learning Disability Evaluations: LDA's Principles & Standards

    Standardizing Learning Disability Evaluations: LDA's Principles & Standards

    Currently schools in the U.S. can utilize three different evaluation methods when assessing children for learning disabilities, which can lead to learning disability identification varying from school to school. LDA's Education Director Dr. Monica McHale Small was a co-writer of LDA's principles and standards for evaluation, and shares why standardization of evaluations is so important, what's essential to consider in an evaluation, and how listeners can push for LD evaluation standardization...

    • 26 min
    Special Education Knowledge is Power: A Talk with the DC Special Education Hub

    Special Education Knowledge is Power: A Talk with the DC Special Education Hub

    We talk to Hannah Blumenfeld-Love, a past special education teacher and current program manager of the DC Special Education Hub, about how navigating special education can be intimidating for parents and caregivers, how essential parents are to the special education team, and how schools can work to make information and resources about special education more accessible. Learn more about the DC Special Education Hub at: https://specialeducation.dc.gov/

    • 13 min

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