LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT

Learning Disabilities Association

ILLINOIS LDA PROGRAMS (2017-2018)


Download the full LDA 2017-2018 workshop flyer.


Note: All programs are on Saturdays and are held at ​Saint Xavier University, 4th floor Boardroom, 3700 W. 103rd St. Chicago, IL (773-298-3000).


September 9th, 2017  "What Is a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate IEP?"
Sara Jozwik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

>> With the increasing population of students who are English Learners and who are identified as in need of special education, it is critical that the IEP team members understand how to write appropriate IEPs for our English Learners.


September 16th, 2017 "Legal Issues re: Students with Learning Disabilities and their IEPs"

Matt Cohen, Attorney at Law

>> How do IEP team members write relevant and appropriate IEPs for students with learning disabilities. What are some of the common mistakes in writing IEPS that have been found in the courts. Come to learn about what you, as an IEP team participant, need to know about crafting a meaningful IEP.


September 23rd, 2017 "Navigating the IEP Process - Guidance for Parents and Teachers"
Kathleen Loftus, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, NEIU Steven Glink, Attorney at Law                    

>> This workshop focuses on the critical components of the IEP meeting, including what needs to be included, what teachers should know, what parents should ask, and what happens if you don’t agree with the decision of the other IEP team members. Also included are some components of the Transition Plan meeting for graduating high school students with IEPs.

October 14th, 2017 "Why Kids Hate School: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, How to Approach Students Who Don’t Want to Be in Your Class. Mike Viles, IL CEC, Clarissa Hug, Special Education Teacher of the Year"

>> This workshop focuses on reluctant learners and why they don’t want to come to school. It also will provide a whole array of strategies for working with students who don’t want to come to school. How do you get them to come to school and how do you keep them there?


October 21st, 2017 "Putting the Bite in the BIP: Writing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans"
Bev Johns, Professional Fellow, MacMurray College

>> This session is a must for all IEP team members working with students whose behavior interferes with learning. How do you choose which behaviors to focus on, how do you assess those behaviors, how do you write appropriate present levels and goals pertaining to behavior, and how do you write an effective and positive behavior intervention plan (BIP).


November 18th, 2017 "Child-Family-Community: The Power Trio for English Learners with Disabilities"
Meg Carroll, Ed.D., Professor, Saint Xavier University
>> This workshop focuses on reluctant learners and why they don’t want to come to school. It also will provide a whole array of strategies for working with students who don’t want to come to school. How do you get them to come to school and how do you keep them there?

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For all programs go to www.ldail.​com.


Join LDA Now!

Join a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the education and general welfare of children and youth of normal or potentially normal intelligence who have learning disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual or coordinative nature or related problems.

What Does LDA/IL Do for You?
Here are some of the activities of our volunteer organization which benefit the learning disabled in Illinois:
> Monitor and advise on special education legislation at the federal and state levels.
> Monitor and advise the Illinois State Board of Education on issues dealing with learning disabled students.
> Provide advocacy information and support to parents, learning disabled individuals and professionals.
> Provide scholarships for secondary education for students with learning disabilities.
> Host conferences each year, particularly in October, Learning Disabilities Month.
> Provide and support workshops and mini-conferences.
> Publish the quarterly state newsletter, Scope. All members receive the national newsletter, newsbriefs, and most local chapters also publish newsletters for their members.
> Provide a central location, through the LDA/IL State Office, to support LDA/IL and chapter activities and supply information to the general public. Our State Office also maintains a lending library of books, pamphlets, and audio and video cassettes.
> Increase public awareness of learning disabilities in communities throughout Illinois.

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