Spring Symposium

Annual Symposium UPDATE 

Well, the March 2006 Annual Symposium is over and was a great success!  Planning for the 2007 Symposium is already underway.  All information on symposiums past and present will be available here so check back from time to time for the latest news and information.

2007 Symposium Planning: (updated 03-30-2006)

  • Save the date for the 2007 Symposium
    March 2 & 3 2007
  • Other symposium updates will be posted here as they become available.

2006 Symposium in Review: (updated 03-30-2006)

CD’s of Presentations:

We will have CD’s of the presentations available for sale shortly, so check back periodically.

All information related to the Symposium will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Presentation Handouts:

Handouts provided to us by the presenters will be posted here as they become available.

  • Click Here for currently available handouts from our 2006 Symposium

If you were unable to attend,
here is what you missed in 2006:

10th Annual Symposium March 10 & 11, 2006

“A Decade of Progress in NLD”

Many thanks for your interest in the milestone 10th Annual Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association Symposium!  Anyone wishing to receive periodic updates about next spring’s symposium may receive them through contactingNLDAsymposium2006@excite.com .

Our 10th Annual NLDA Symposium will be held on March 10-11, 2006, at the South San Francisco Conference Center, close to the San Francisco International Airport.  (More information on hotels, amenities in the area, directions, and parking information can be found at www.ssfconf.com.)

The theme of this year’s milestone symposium will recognize “A Decade of Progress in NLD”.  For the past 10 years our spring symposium has provided valuable information and practical interventions to parents of children with NLD, as well as various professionals who also serve them, including medical professionals, psychologists, educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, therapists, and social workers.  It is also our desire to provide encouragement and useful information to adults and adolescents with NLD, through various presentations at the symposium, including a panel discussion comprising adults with NLD.

Our keynote speaker in 2006 will be Rick Lavoie, internationally-known educator and expert in learning disabilities (www.ricklavoie.com), plus we will have over two dozen other expert speakers, who will present on the many interrelated aspects of NLD.  Because the symposium is intended to equip parents, professionals, and adults/adolescents with NLD with practical strategies and education for helping those with NLD, we run several concurrent tracks of presentations throughout the 2-day event, from which those attending can pick and choose.  In addition, our NLDA symposium will feature again, back by popular demand (from our March, 2005, symposium), a poster (and paper) session, in which a limited number of graduate students and professors informally discuss their ongoing research in areas related to NLD.  Special Needs Project (www.specialneeds.com) will again return as our featured bookstore, and this year we will also be hosting a limited number of exhibitors, who will display information regarding their products and services.  You may email NLDAmedia@sbcglobal.net for more information about either poster sessions or exhibitors.

We also plan to provide a variety of continuing education options for a nominal fee, for those who may derive professional benefit from their attendance.  We anticipate offering continuing education to professionals similar to last spring’s symposium, for which accrediting agencies granting CE units included the American Academy of Pediatrics under the CA Medical Association (for medical professionals and psychologists), University of the Pacific Office of Continuing and Professional Education (as professional growth credits for educators), CA Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board (for speech-language pathologists), CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (for LCSW and MFT), and certificates of attendance for occupational therapists.  Certificates of attendance will also be available for anyone else who wishes to have one.

If you request by email to be added to the symposium mailing list, you will receive several updates about the symposium between now and next January or February, as we proceed to finalize our list of speakers and titles, and as we develop our schedule of presentations. You will not be inundated with unwanted emails.  If we have your postal address, your name will also be added to our mailing list to receive a hard-copy flier for the symposium, when they are printed and mailed in about January, 2006.  If you have any questions about the symposium that have not been addressed, please feel free to email them toNLDAsymposium2006@excite.com.

Please keep checking our NLDA website for more extensive information as it becomes available.  (The website www.NLDline.com will also post the latest updates– a courtesy to NLDA from Judy Lewis, webmaster of NLDline and founding board member of NLDA.)

I hope this information is helpful to you, and that we might just see you next March at our symposium.

Sherry White, NLDA Board

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