For More information on awards CLD gives out please
select from the following:
CLD Outstanding Teacher of the
Each year, the Council for Learning Disabilities recognizes outstanding
teachers who are CLD members and who consistently provide quality instruction
to students with learning disabilities. These teachers, selected by
local chapters, provide direct services to students. They are dedicated
to implementing evidence-based instructional practices and collaborating
with classroom teachers and other service providers to greatly improve
the quality of education for all struggling learners.
Recipients are guests at the annual international conference. They
receive a complimentary registration and a one-year membership renewal.
During the conference-award program, they receive a certificate of recognition
and an honorarium. These members are also profiled in LD Forum (the
CLD newsletter) and on the national Web site.
Floyd G. Hudson Service Award:
The Floyd G. Hudson Service Award is presented by the Council for Learning
Disabilities for outstanding performance and commitment by a professional
who works in the field of learning disabilities in a role outside of
the classroom. This CLD member, working in a leadership capacity, enhances
the professional learning of others in the field and impacts the lives
of persons with learning disabilities.
This award is named in memory of Dr. Floyd G. Hudson, a professor at
the University of Kansas, who was a leader in the early years of CLD.
Floyd was instrumental in formulating early policy to drive federal
and state initiatives in the area of learning disabilities. Don Deshler
has said of Floyd, “As I visit many schools across KS, MO and
NB, I can really see Floyd’s lasting influence. He was a kind,
generous, innovative, and collaborative professional. He worked closely
with many school districts solving problems, preparing teachers, and
implementing more effective programs. Even today, many people here in
the Midwest and around the country tell me about their positive experiences
working with Floyd, many of which took place more than 20 years ago.”
Local chapters may nominate candidates, one of whom is selected and
then recognized at the annual international conference. The award recipient
also receives a complimentary registration and membership renewal. During
the award program, the recipient is presented with a certificate of
recognition and an honorarium. The recipient will also be profiled in
LD Forum (the CLD newsletter) and on the CLD Web site.
CLD Outstanding Researcher
In an effort to promote and acknowledge research, the Council for Learning
Disabilities recognizes an outstanding researcher who submits a manuscript-length
paper about learning disabilities that is based on a doctoral dissertation
completed within the last five years. The award recipient is a guest
at the annual international conference. This recipient receives a complimentary
registration and CLD membership or renewal. The recipient is also presented
with a certificate of recognition and an honorarium at the award program.
The recipient will be profiled LD Forum (the CLD newsletter) and the
national Web site. Additionally, the recipient’s paper will be
submitted for possible publication in Learning Disability Quarterly.
Nomination Forms: Outstanding
Teachers of the Year and the Floyd
G. Hudson Outstanding Service Provider Award.
For additional information, contact Kyle Hughes, Leadership Development
Chairperson at email@example.com
or Caroline Kethley, CLD President at firstname.lastname@example.org