Linking Information About Learning Disabilities: A Two-Day Virtual Conference

LDA of Michigan is partnering with LDA of New Jersey for a two-day virtual conference for parents, administrators, educators, advocates, professionals (lawyers, doctors, psychologists, etc.), students (14+, college, and graduate), and others who want to learn more about Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders. It’s truly a conference for all!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us for all day Friday and Saturday. Most sessions will be recorded and you can watch them until October 31 – all through LD Awareness Month!

Linking Information about Learning Disabilities features 12 keynote speakers and 52 breakout sessions!

Topics include: dyslexia, executive functions, self-advocacy, IEPs, assistive technology, evaluation, social skills, transition, trauma-informed practices, reading instruction, disability supports at work and/or in college, and MORE!

Michigan teachers: you can earn 10 SCECHs for FREE! Register today!

Download schedules for each day and/or the full conference brochure with session descriptions!


Learn more about the sessions and speakers and follow the event updates at the Event Page on Facebook.

Special thanks to The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) for their expertise in organizing this virtual conference!

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Webinar: Reducing Diagnostic Errors in SLD Identification

Because school psychologists are required to use cut scores to identify specific learning disabilities (SLD), this webinar presents best practice recommendations that reduce diagnostic errors. When school psychologists follow these recommendations, most so-called “diagnostic errors” will be negligible! Join us as Dr. Dawn Flanagan shares How to Use Discrepancy-Based Methods (AAD, RTI, PSW) Responsibly, Reduce Diagnostic Errors, and Narrow the Gap Between Assessment Results and Interventions.

This event is FREE to LDA of MI members and $20 for non-members. Learn more about membership here.

Reserve your ticket here.

Webinar: Using Assessment to Design Intervention & Resources

There is no real “one size fits all” for effective intervention for students with learning disabilities and similar difficulties. It can be hard to figure out just how tests can help plan appropriate intervention or select the appropriate resources to address the needs of individual students – but it CAN be done. Dr. Dawn Flanagan shares with LDA of Michigan How to Quickly and Easily Find and Tailor Interventions and Resources for Students with Learning Difficulties Based on Assessment Results.

This event is FREE to LDA of MI members and $20 for non-members. Learn more about membership here.

Learn at your convenience! You will be able to view Dr. Flanagan’s presentation and access handouts from 7 pm on October 26 until 7 pm on October 31.

This learning experience is presented by LDA of Michigan for #LD Month 2020. 

About Dr. Flanagan

Dr. Flanagan is the Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of Learning Disabilities Association of America and a Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She is also an Affiliate Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She teaches graduate level courses on psychoeducational assessment for intervention and diagnosis and treatment of specific learning disabilities (SLD). She serves as an expert witness, SLD consultant, and test/measurement consultant and trainer for organizations both nationally and internationally. She is a widely published author as well as a co-developer of the Cross-Battery Assessment approach and its corresponding software system (X-BASS). Her most recent books include Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues – 4th edition; Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification – 2nd edition; Essentials of WISC-V Assessment; Clinical Use and Interpretation of the WJ IV: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives and Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners. Dr. Flanagan’s recent awards include APA’s Contributions to Practice Award – an inaugural award for exceptional contributions to the field of school psychology through innovations in practice; and a Lifetime Achievement Award given at the 13th annual national School Neuropsychology conference.