Register now for LDAA's 2016 annual conference - Saturday, August 13 in Bentonville. Lisa Dieker, Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Central Florida, will be the keynote speaker. Her primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist for students in urban and rural settings. She also has a passion for how technology and simulators, TeachLivE™, can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning.
Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, deafness, blindness and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. In addition, they should not be confused with lack of educational opportunities, such as frequent changes of schools or attendance problems. Also, children who are learning English do not necessarily have a learning disability.