Committee on Speech and Language Learning Disabilities

Chair: Chris Ross

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What is the Committee on Speech and Language/Learning Disabilities in Children and Youth, and how does it relate to the overall Division?

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The primary purpose of DCD is to promote the welfare, development, and education of infants, toddlers, children and youth with communicative disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Committee on Speech and Language Learning Disabilities in Children supports this work through its focus on the language, literacy, and learning needs of children across the age span who have speech, language, and learning disabilities.

How Can I Become Involved?

DCD constituents are invited to serve on this committee and participate in the committee’s activities. If you are interested in becoming an active member of the committee, please contact Chris Ross (ross.181 {at}

Committee Responsibilities

  • Provide recommendations for and prepare information to be included in the Division’s publications and programs
  • Assist with the program for the annual CEC convention and other DCD professional development activities
  • Help to develop and implement an annual plan of activities related to speech, language, literacy, and learning

Where Can I Get More Information?

For More Information Please Contact:

Chair: Chris Ross

ross.181 {at}

Some Posted Message Titles:

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  • Evaluating Your Workload by Charles H. Carlin
  • Department of Education Issues Guidance on Access to Services and Providers for Children with ASD by Diane Paul
  • Is Telepractice Right for Your District by Diane Paul
  • Strategies for Teaching Basic Concepts by Froma Roth
  • Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Call for Action by Diane Paul
  • Strategies for Teaching Basic Concepts by Froma Roth
  • Basic Concepts Seem so Basic, But They are Not by Froma Roth
  • The 3rd to 4th Grade Transition by Froma Roth
  • What is IPP and Why is it Important in the Educational Setting by Froma Roth
  • Collaborative Solutions for the CCSS by Diane Paul
  • Scanning and Analyzing the Environment and People in the Environment by Jean Blosser
  • Strategies to Manage Workload by Charles Carlin
  • Re-Evaluations for Speech & Language Disorders by Diane Paul
  • The Complexity of Complex Sentences: It Makes my Head Hurt by Froma Roth
  • Oral Reading Fluency in School-Age Children Who Stutter by Diane Paul
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) by Diane Paul
  • CEC-DCDD Webinars: Writing to Build Language & Communication + Using Writing to Build Language & Communication by Diane Paul
  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Communication & Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders by Diane Paul
  • Pragmatics – Learning Conversation Rules by Diane Paul