Wednesday, February 20, 2008

LDA Interview: Jean Lokerson, PhD

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Jean Lokerson, PhD., Professor Emerita, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA., is Chairman of the Instruction Strand for the LDA National Conference.

Dr. Lokerson shares an overview of the teaching, professional preparation and educational research side of the conference. She also describes the keynote and general session speakers, and she highlights several workshop strands and special features, including Table Talk and Chew and Chat! Don't miss this wonderful overview of the upcoming Chicago conference!

LDA Conference Overview

The Conference
The 2008 Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) International Conference is the 45th Annual Conference, to be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, February 27-March1, 2008. It is especially appropriate because it was at a 1963 meeting in Chicago, that Dr. Samuel Kirk first coined the term “Learning Disabilities” to describe the learning/behavior problems that were typical of the individuals now identified as having learning disabilities(LD).

The Setting and Atmosphere
The LDA Conferences generally attract more than 2,500 attendees. The Conference is widely recognized for bringing parents, adults with LD, and professionals together with the common goal of improving opportunities for children, youth, and adults in education, independence, work, and life success. This “interactive mix” at the Conference is enhanced by more than 200 sessions that provide information, networking, support, research data, and practical solutions for parents, LD adults, and professionals who attend the intensive four days of sessions. All Conference sessions, as well as lodging are available within the Hilton Chicago to facilitate communication among attendees. (More)

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