Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference Facing The Challenges 2009 (LDAP2009)
Venue: Harrisburg Holiday Inn East
|Event Date/Time: Oct 30, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2009|
|Registration Date: Oct 30, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Oct 09, 2009|
2009 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Larry B. Silver,M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in theWashington, D.C. area. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. For more than thirty years his primary areas of research, clinical and teaching interest have been focused on the psychological, social, and family impact of a group of related neurologically-based disorders ? learning disabilities, language disabilities, sensory integration dysfunction, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He has more than 150 publications, including the popular book, The Misunderstood Child. A Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. He is active with the Learning Disabilities Association of America and in 1992 received the Association's highest award, The Learning Disabilities Association Award, for outstanding leadership in the field of learning disabilities.
Nancy Mather, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Arizona in the department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology. She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction nationwide. Among the books that Dr. Mather has co-authored is Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors, the Evidenced-based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges and she is the co-author of the Woodcock Johnson III. Dr. Mather was a private consultant for Dr. RichardWoodcock in test development (1985-1989) and had the mentorship of Dr. Samuel Kirk as a post-doctoral fellow at University of Arizona (1984-85). Dr. Mather was selected for the Samuel Kirk Award (1994) for Outstanding Special Educator for the State of Arizona.
Matthew Cohen, Esquire currently practices law in Illinois, with a concentration in the representation of children and families in special education and discipline disputes with public schools. Mr. Cohen frequently litigates special education matters in the federal courts, and has represented hundreds of families in special education disputes. He lectures on special education,mental health and confidentiality issues throughout the United States and publishes frequently on these topics. He is a legal commentator for LD Online and a periodic columnist for Attention Magazine. He contributed to the introduction in the K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities, 8th Edition (College Admissions Guides). He also has completed a book on special education advocacy titled, A Guide to Special Education Advocacy: What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know, which was published in February 2009.