LDA of Illinois Upcoming Events

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  • What Everyone Should Know about Bilingual Education
  • 2/22/2022-19:0
  • 2/22/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Samuel Aguirre, Director of Consortium Relations for the WIDA Schools Consortium.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Supporting Emergent Bilinguals and Emergent Bilinguals with Disabilities for Parents
  • 2/25/2022-19:0
  • 2/25/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Jackie Bjes, Special Education Teacher and Parent.

    This session will be presented in Spanish/

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dyslexia Doesn’t Mean Your Child Will Never Read
  • 03/08/2022-19:0
  • 3/8/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor, Saint Xavier University

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Everything Parents of Children Who Are English Learners Need to Know About Special Education
  • 03/10/2022-17:0
  • 3/10/2022-18:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by:
    • Julieta Pasko, Born in Guatemala, bilingual school psychologist, co-founder of the National Association of School PsychologistsMulticultural Committee and LDA IL board member, NASP awardrecipient, WISC-IV Spanish researcher
    • Adela Weinstein, Raised in Uruguay, a CPS ESL teacher, an ISBEbilingual education consultant, an IRC education specialist, andrecipient of an award from the USDOE

    Parents’ rights and responsibilities; linguistically and culturally appropriate assessment, IEP, and special education; qualifications of service providers.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Why Does My Child Behave the Way He Does: Understanding the Behavior of Children and What to Do about It
  • 03/15/2022-19:0
  • 3/15/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Bev Johns, co-author of Learning Disabilities and RelatedDisabilities, 13th Edition by Janet Lerner and Bev Johns

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Female ADHD: A Girl’s Journey to Success
  • 3/24/2022-19:0
  • 3/24/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • This presentation will explore the journey that a mother and daughter went through learning how ADHD impacts the female learner. Featuring Julianne Vanderwerf (Alvarado), Special Education Teacher with 26 years of experience in education and 15 years working with female learners that have learning differences and Jeanette Alvarado, College Student, studying Studio Art and Design.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dyscalculia
  • 4/5/2022-19:0
  • 4/5/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Your smart child works hard, but keeps struggling in math. Could it be a Math LD or dyscalculia? What parents need to know and what they can do. Dr Anneke Schreuder is a Dutch pediatrician and neonatologist, her PhD was in the fieldof developmental epidemiology. She is the founder of Dyscalculia Services. She is afrequent speaker on dyscalculia and a consultant to various local schools, does podcasts, and shares her experience through webinars and online courses. She is considered the national expert on this topic.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Childhood Depression
  • 5/10/2023-19:0
  • 5/10/2023-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Sylvia Gonzales Youngblood is longtime member of LDA of California and former member of the LDAA Board.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Practical Strategies for Supporting Learners with Dyscalculia in Everyday Life
  • 5/16/2023-19:0
  • 5/16/2023-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Laura Jackson is the author of Discovering Dyscalculia. She is also the mother of a teen with dyscalculia.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Putting the Bite in the BIP- Writing Individualized, Positive, and Meaningful Behavioral Intervention Plans for Students
  • 5/23/2023-19:0
  • 5/23/2023-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Bev Johns is the president of LDA of Illinois and currently secretary for LDAA. She is also the author of over 20 books in the area of behavior interventions.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • There’s NOTHING to Do! Coping with the Summer Lament of Children
  • 6/7/2023-19:0
  • 6/7/2023-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Meg Carroll, full time professor at Saint Xavier University and an expert in specialized instruction. Past President and currently the newsletter editor for LDA of IL.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Watching for Signs that your Child May be Being Abused or Groomed
  • 1/16/2024-19:0
  • 1/16/2023-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Speaker for this session, Michelle Denault, Consultant and Speaker.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Sixty 60-Second Behavior Interventions
  • 1/25/2024-19:0
  • 1/25/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Speaker for this session, Bev Johns, President, LDA of Illinois

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • What to Do for Your Child Who is Depressed or Suicidal
  • 2/6/2024-19:0
  • 2/6/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • This session will be presented by Kris Fulkerson, Mental Health Counselor

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Twice Exceptional: Children Who Are Gifted and Have Disabilities
  • 3/6/2024-19:0
  • 3/6/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • This session will be presented by, Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Differentiating Second Language Learners from Children with Language Disorders
  • 4/3/2024-19:0
  • 4/3/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Our Spring Session of Speakers kicks off with Dr. Monica Oganes. Dr. Monica Oganes is a licensed billingual school psychologist who combines the fields of school psychology and neuropsychology in her practice.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Working with Our Children to Build Learned Optimism
  • 4/4/2024-19:0
  • 4/4/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Known as “Doc Roc,” Dr. Sylvia Rockwell is a specialist in motivating reluctant learners who provides professional development.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention for Multilingual Learners
  • 4/9/2024-19:0
  • 4/9/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan is a bilingual speech language pathologist and the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, TX.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Sensory Savvy Supports: Understanding and Addressing Sensory Processing Needs
  • 4/16/2024-19:0
  • 4/16/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Angela Labrie Blackwell researches innovative practices and teaches graduate occupational therapy students at the University of St. Augustine.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Sensory Integration Activities for Exceptional Learners
  • 4/25/2024-19:0
  • 4/25/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Analisa L. Smith serves on the National Board of Directors of LDAA and president of state affiliate in South Carolina.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Program for Families of Adults and School Aged Students Who Are In Need of Services
  • 6/26/2024-19:0
  • 6/26/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Speakers: Teresa Parks, Deputy Director and Human Rights Authority Director, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission. Laura Hart, Special Education Advocacy Initiative, Special Education Division Advocate. Come to this session to learn more about a whole set of resources for families and individual with learning disabilities.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • LDA of IL Virtual Conference
  • 10/4/2024-18:0
  • 10/4/2024-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • SAVE THE Date LDA of IL Virtual Conference

    October 4th 2024

    Speaker 6:00-7:00 p.m. Dr. Meg Carroll Professor, Saint Xavier University-“What Does “Study” Mean? Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Do It”

    Speaker 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Bev Johns, President, LDA of IL- “The Power of the Best Positive Behavior Strategies – How to Implement To Make A Difference in Children’s Lives”

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  • LDA of IL Virtual Conference
  • 10/5/2024-8:30
  • 10/5/2024-16:40
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Save the Date October 4th and 5th

    LDA of IL Virtual Conference.

    More Information coming soon!

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