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Call for Papers is OPEN!

Submit your presentation to be a speaker at our 61st Annual International Conference in Orlando!

We are now accepting presentation submissions. To be considered, please review the information below and submit your application before July 31, 2023.

What We’re Looking For:

LDA’s Annual International Conference focuses on support, education and advocacy for individuals with LD. It attracts educators, professionals, researchers, parents and individuals with learning disabilities from the U.S. and worldwide. In 2024, the program committee is especially interested in submissions addressing the intersection of dyslexia, dyscaculia and other SLD’s with language, culture and economic disadvantage.

We’re seeking presentations that speak to the following audiences:

  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Classroom Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Educational Professionals
  • School or District Administrators
  • Human Service Providers
  • Psychologists / Diagnosticians
  • School Counselors
  • Higher-Ed / Post-Doctoral Professionals
  • Adults with LD
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Lawyers and Advocattes
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Students with LD
  • Pre-Service Teachers
  • Graduate Students

Our Main Strands:

The following strands will be used during the conference. The lists are examples and are not all-inclusive.

Law, Policy & Advocacy: Sessions focused on disability rights, individual advocacy and public policy advocacy on topics related to:

  • IDEA and 504
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Legal and Justice
  • School Discipline and Disability
  • Environmental & Medical
  • Educator Preparation (teachers, principals, school psychologists, school counselors)
  • Related Service Provider Preparation
  • Post-Secondary Issues & Practices
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Adult Education, Literacy Policy & Advocacy
  • Career and Technical Education Advocacy
  • Workplace Accommodations and Support

Ideas for the Classroom to Implement NOW

Sessions offering practical strategies and activities, grounded in evidence, that educators can implement in their schools and classrooms. These sessions are typically offered by practicing teachers, interventionists, counselors, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists and other education service providers.

  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Instruction and Intervention
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Mental Health and Behavior

Research To Practice

Sessions focused on research supported practices and implementation of such practices by educators, psychologists, policy makers and others. Focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Educator Preparation (teachers, principals, school psychologists, school counselors)
  • Related Service Provider Preparation
  • Post-Secondary Issues and Practices
  • Discipline Practices
  • Mental Health
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Adult Education and Literacy
  • Early Childhood
  • Instruction and Intervention
  • Research