Professionals in

Learning Disabilities 

and Special Education

Welcome to Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education

Who are we?

Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a group of dedicated volunteers who are professionals in the field of Special Education in Chicago and the north suburbs. We seek to provide professional growth experiences for ourselves and others in the field that broaden our knowledge in the field. Meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday every other month at McCracken Middle School in Skokie or Rogers Park Montessori School in Chicago. For more information, please email us at pldsechicago@gmail.com.

2016-2017 Programs

September 13, 2016: Learning Disabilities Then and Now: Models, Economics, Politics, Practice, Viability, Jay Einhorn, PhD. McCracken Middle School 8000 East Prairie Rd., Skokie, IL 60076

November 1, 2016: Executive Functioning: Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications, Jennifer Edidin, PhD and Dorit Raviv, PhD.  New Location: Rogers Park Montessori School, 1800 W. Balmoral, Chicago, IL 60640

December 3, 2016: Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar:  Supporting Students with Google Chrome, Lynda Hartman, MA, MLS

February 7, 2017: The Effects of Language Difficulties on Reading Comprehension and Writing, Stacey Buck, CCC-SPL/L at McCracken Middle School 8000 East Prairie Rd., Skokie, IL 60076

March 7, 2017: Research and Strategies Supporting Children's Positive Peer Relationships, Clark McKown, PhD and Lori Tall, PsyDNew Location: Rogers Park Montessori School, 1800 W. Balmoral, Chicago IL 60640

May 9, 2017 Dinner: Thirty Million Words Initiative, Beth Suskind, Co-Director

June 19, 2017: Summer Volunteer Project at Bernie's Book Bank. 1:00-3:00pm 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044.

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Continuing education programs featuring speakers who are leaders in the field, keeping members abreast of current trends and new developments in learning disabilities and related areas.  Topics concern students from preschool age through adulthood.  Programs are scheduled every other month from September through May. Members receive discounts for Annual Seminar and Dinner.

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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities as a service to its membersPLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.

 PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. For more information, email us at PLDSEChigago@gmail.com



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