The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) 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 practitioners/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 300 distinguished scholars, representing 29 different countries and 30 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 has significantly impacted the field of learning disabilities.
IARLD encourages promising graduate students to become Student members. The advantages of joining IARLD include:
- You are joining the most prestigious group of international scholars in the field.
- You will receive the Academy’s main publication, the International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities (IJRLD) 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.