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David Allsopp

Dr. David Allsopp was honored with the 2023 Learning Disabilities Association of America award

Dr. David Allsopp, Professor of Special Education at the USF College of Education was selected by The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)’s executive committee and board of directors as the 2023 recipient of the LDA award. The LDA award if the highest honor given by the LDA in recognition of Dr. Allsopp’s leadership, support and dedication in the field of learning disabilities.

Dr. Allsopp shared, “I cannot communicate how special this award is to me. However, this award is really about all those experiencing specific learning disabilities and their families. They are the ones who are doing the hard work, pushing through barriers and reaching for success. Given that the LDA is a grassroots advocacy organization composed of individuals with specific learning disabilities, families, practitioners and researchers, I am humbled that the Association thinks that I am deserving of this award.” 

The LDA is a membership-based, non-profit organization of parents, educators, adults with LD, professionals and academic researchers with 35 state affiliates and members in every state and territory. Established in 1964 as a grassroots movement, LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education and advocacy.

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As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.