IARLD (International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities) is an international professional organization dedicated to conducting and sharing research about individuals who have learning disabilities.
IARLD members come from many nations and represent:
- distinguished researchers,
- distinguished practitioner/clinicians,
- young researchers, and
- promising doctoral students.
The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) is an elected group of premier scientists, educators and clinicians in the field of learning disabilities throughout the world. The Academy was formed in 1976 by Dr. William Cruickshank (United States of America) and Dr. Jacob Valk (The Netherlands), meeting in Canada with the intention of providing a forum for the exchange of information and the advancement of knowledge regarding learning disabilities.
Since its inception, the Academy has realized its mission of being a professional, international, interdisciplinary consortium of scientists. The Academy currently has a membership of nearly 200 distinguished scholars, representing 26 different countries and thirty disciplines.
In its history as an association, IARLD has encouraged international research in the field of learning disabilities, developed a Research Monograph Series in Learning Disabilities, maintained an exclusive in-house publication, The International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities (formerly Thalamus), which is published bi-annually, and has convened international colloquia aimed at concerns in the study of research on learning disabilities. The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, in its first twenty-five years, has already impacted significantly the field of learning disabilities.
IARLD encourages promising graduate students to become a member. The advantages of joining IARLD include:
- You are joining the most prestigious group of international scholars in the field.
- You will receive several publications and an insider’s view of much of the research in the field.
- You will find the IARLD conferences highly stimulating and rewarding.
- You will undoubtedly develop some wonderful professional and personal relationships.
- You will put yourself in an advantageous position to join later as a full member and possibly as a fellow.