The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) held a symposium regarding the release of “Adolescent Literacy and Students with Learning Disabilities: Building Effective Programs and Partnerships Adolescent.” Invited guests representing various US agencies, organizations, and interest groups joined delegates from the organizations that are members of NJCLD the afternoon of Friday 5 June 2009 for the session.
Mary Beth Klotz, chair of the NJCLD, introduced the session and individual speakers. Froma Roth, a representative of the American Speach-Language-Hearing Association and one of the writing team that prepared the statement, began the session with a brief recapitulation of its contents. Brett Miller followed Professor Roth with an overview of current research supported by the Reading, Writing, and Related Learning Disabilities of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, US Department of Health and Human Services. Nancy Hennesy, of the Council for Learning Disabilities and also a member of the writing group, described the complex and challenging context for addressing deficits in adolescent literacy.
These are the folks who participated in the panel:
- Mary Beth Klotz (National Association of School Psychologists);
- Nancy Hennessy (International Dyslexia Association) ;
- Amanda Karhuse (National Association of Secondary School Principals);
- Brett Miller (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development);
- Barbara J. Moore (Anaheim Union High School District, CA);
- Patti Ralabate (National Education Association);
- Froma P. Roth (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association); and
- Kippi Sutphen (Parent Representative).