This newsletter will feature: 

  • Want to learn about the DSM-5?
  • Upcoming CEU Opportunity
  • 2021 Blueprint Event

Want to learn about the DSM-5?
LEPs are allowed to use the DSM to make diagnoses but they are not always sure exactly how.  Check out our newest online course that walks you through:

  • Overview of the DSM-5
  • Steps to take when considering a diagnosis
  • ICD Codes
  • Case Studies

Check it out and sign up today!  All participants also get a 30-minute 1-1 call with either Kristin or Jenny to chat about your questions. Link:

Upcoming CEU Opportunity
LDA of America is hosting its first Virtual Science to Practice Conference Jan 21-24th.

This virtual event is focused entirely on the science of learning disabilities! Hear from leading researchers and scholars in the fields of learning disabilities, special education, school psychology, neuropsychology, and speech-language pathology.

S2P is designed for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language pathologists, researchers, special educators, and other professionals involved in identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities, and intervening with individuals with learning disabilities.  S2P is the only professional conference designed specifically to address the science to practice gap in SLD identification and intervention! Up to 20 CEU credits are available for participants who register for the full conference.

Topics include:

  • Learning disabilities in reading, math, and oral & written language
  • Nonverbal learning disabilities
  • Learning disabilities in gifted and talented individuals
  • Tele-assessment of learning disabilities
  • Differential diagnosis and differentiated instruction
  • Assessment for intervention
  • Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological approaches to learning disability assessment and intervention

And much more! Link:

2021 Blueprint Event
Mark your calendars.  Our next Blueprint event for LEPs begins in January 2021. Our Blueprint Event assists aspiring and current LEPs to determine the focus and plan for their LEP business through weekly video content, activities and three calls with Kristin and Jenny. Stay tuned for more information!

This newsletter is intended for those aspiring to become Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs) and those on the LEP journey.  We want to provide you with knowledge, resources and opportunities. Do you know anyone who might appreciate this newsletter?  Please forward the newsletter to a colleague or two!

Thank you!  Jenny Ponzuric, LEP #2779 and Kristin Makena, LEP #3575