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A two-day virtual conference for all about learning disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders!

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LDA Michigan and LDA New Jersey are partnering to present a two-day virtual conference for parents, administrators, educators, advocates, professionals, students (14+, college, and graduate), and others. It’s a conference for all focused on learning disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders!


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Conference Schedule

Schedules for both days are listed below. You can also download a copy of each day's schedule and/or a full listing of sessions and their descriptions at our state websites: ldanj.org or ldaofmichigan.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

8:45-9:00 Welcome & Conference Instructions

9:00-10:00 Keynotes

Disability, Race and Identity - Lederick Horne

Linking Assessment to Interventions-Educational Strategies-Resources - Dr. Dawn Flanagan

Lead Poisoning 101: Preventing Exposures in Home & Community - Tracy Gregoire & Dr. Rebecca Meuninck

10:15-11:00 Session A

Identifying SLDs Using AADA, RTI, and PSW; Where Do We Go from Here? - Dr. Steven Korner

Dyslexia in the Public School Setting: Advocacy Tips & Resources for Parents - Deborah Lynam

Online Tools You Should Be Using-No Matter What You Teach - Kara Guiff

Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Dawn Monaco

Vocabulary Word Selection: Tools and Strategies for Classroom Teachers - Dr. Susan Chambre

Large Print & Audiobooks from NJSL Talking Book & Braille Center - Jennifer Apgar

Help! My (Middle/High) Child Is Not Reading! What Do I Do? - Russell Van Brocklen & Lois Letchford

11:15-12:00 Session B

Mythologies of Dyslexia & the ‘Soup Pot’ of Variables - Dr. Richard Selznick

Reading Motivation and the Adolescent Learner - Monica Crumback

Techniques to Increase Learning, Manage Attention & Understand Executive Functions - Andrea Elrom

Leveraging Strengths for Student Growth: A How-to-Guide for Dynamic IEPs - Kara Loftin

Cutting the Apron Strings: How to Shift from Enabling to Empowering - Melissa Knight

NJCAN360-The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator; Not Only for NJ! - Joanne Hamza

Intro to the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, 3rd Edition - Selina Oliver

12:15-1:15 Keynotes

Practices Promoting Executive Functioning In & Out of the Classroom - Michael Delman & Susan Lohman

Emotions and Learning: How to Support Kids with Both - Trynia Kaufman

Social Skills After Covid - Caroline Maguire

1:30-2:15 Session C

Effective Strategies to Support Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities - Dr. Daniel Franklin

AT DIY (Do It Yourself): Getting Started with Assistive Technology - Adam Krass

Preparing Neurodiverse Students for the Transition to College - Sharona Sommer & Dr. Michele Ramsay

Parents at the Center: How Parent Coaching Boosts Child Therapy Success - Cindy Goldrich

All Things Considered…From the Lens of a School Psychologist - Krista Siefert

Resilience Can Be Taught: 4 Strategies to Build Resilience in Every Student - Christian Moore

Using Data from the WIAT-4 for Eligibility and Programming-Part 1 - Selina Oliver

2:30-3:15 Session D

The Ultimate Selfies to Take to College - Dr. Mary Hebert

Learning to Navigate and Advocate for Self-Directed Services - Alison Goodrich & Jeanette LeBron

A Frickin’ Elephant-Developing Language Comprehension - Lavinia Mancuso

Preparing for Your IEP Meeting - Jeannine Brinkley

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Assistive Technology Toolkit and Resources - Alexandra Mendez

The Story Behind Reversed: A Memoir - Lois Letchford

Using Data from the WIAT-4 for Eligibility and Programming-Part 2 - Selina Oliver

3:15-4:30 Resource Expo-Vendor Hall

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

8:45-9:00 Welcome & Conference Instructions

9:00-10:00 Keynotes

Teaching Practices to Promote Executive Functioning In & Out of the Classroom - Dr. George McCloskey

Launching into Young Adulthood...Ready or Not! - Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Student Perspective-Succeeding with Language-Based Learning Disabilities - STAMP NJ

10:15-11:00 Session A

Dyslexia and Good Evidence-Based Methods to Use for Remediation - Dr. Deborah Levy

Everything You Need to Know About Navigating Disability Supports in College - Jennifer Sullivan

Why Won’t Anyone Play with Me-The Often Unspoken Side of LD & ADHD - Dr. Richard Selznick

Gap Year Option and Benefits - Holly Bull

Pandemic to Plandemic - Lynda Shanahan

Thriving with Dyslexia and ADHD-Part 1 - Olive Hickmott

11:15-12:00 Session B

Teacher Knowledge and the Keys to Successful Reading Instruction/ - Cindy Hadicke

IEP Writing as a Subversive Activity - Dr. Kathleen Rotter

Work Readiness: Preparing Students for the World of Work - John Tomasetti

The Emotional Health of Children with Dyslexia - Matthew Pagirsky & Katie Bernstein

Applying to College with LDs: A Top 10 List - Sherri Maxman

Thriving with Dyslexia and ADHD-Part 2 - Olive Hickmott

12:15-1:15 Keynotes

Assessment of Dyslexia: Constructs and Challenges - Dr. Nancy yMather

Practical Strategies for Reaching Children and Young Adults with Anxiety - Bev Johns

Survival Guide for College-Bound LD Students - David Carson

1:30-2:15 Session C

Understanding Dyslexia: What Parents Need to Know - Dr. Nancy Mather

3 Keys to Being College Ready - Eric Endlich & Lisa Andrews

Assistive Technology for LD Students - Heather Tellier

Neuropsychological Evaluations and Learning Disabilities-Part 1 - Dr. Cristina Sperrazza

Helping Students Build Resilience Through Social-Emotional Learning - Jennifer Scully

Teaching Basic Math Following the Strong Learning easy “LEARN” Method - Dr. Linda Silbert

2:30-3:15 Session D

The Role of a Trauma-Informed Specialist - April Brown

Support Provided by Faculty to Postsecondary Students with Disabilities - Toby Tomlinson Baker

Word Problem Solving: Implications from a Meta-Analysis - Dr. Brad Witzel & Jonte Myers

Supporting a Student with a Learning Disability-Part 2 - Dr. Cristina Sperrazza

Pencils Down! Navigating Transition Times with Complex Kids - ImpactParents

Teaching Basic Phonics Using the Strong Learning easy “LEARN” Method - Dr. Linda Silbert

3:15-4:30 Resource Expo-Vendor Hall

Both Days:

3:15-4:30 Certificate of Attendance-up to 5 hours PDUs (Professional Development Units -NJ Provider Id #568) will be automatically emailed to you immediately after you complete the Feedback Form

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