Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Technology for Specific Learning Disabilities - Save the Date - August 26th

Recognizing the need for a specialized conference addressing the unique needs of learners with specific learning differences, Mike Marotta and I have decided to pioneer a new conference and you are invited to attend. IDEA defines SLD as follows: 
Specific learning disability means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.
Disorders not included. Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
With this in mind, we have organized the first annual Technology for Specific Learning Disabilities (TSLD) conference which will be held August 26th at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield, MA (just north of Boston). The audience is innovative educators or those who would like to think outside the box to reach every learner. We hope to see many General Educators, Special Educators, OTs, SLPs, AT Specialists, Innovation Specialists, and Instructional Technology Specialists attend the event. 
Save the date and start the new school year inspired to implement a new educational technology toolkit designed to reach all learners with SLDs for the 2019-2020 school year. 

To learn more and register, please visit the TSLD website

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