Think about when you first became concerned about your child’s learning or behavior. Maybe your child kept bringing home poor grades and was just not meeting grade-level standards. Perhaps you noticed that your child seemed sensitive and upset when it was time to go to school or do homework. Or maybe you picked up on other warning signs your child displayed. Who did you talk to about your concerns? If you answered “our family pediatrician,” you’re like a lot of parents. Now, NCLD has a new resource—the LD Navigator, an online, comprehensive, clinical tool, developed by the field’s leading experts—that enables pediatric professionals and parents to navigate a child’s learning disability.
An In-Demand ToolRecent studies have found that up to 20 percent of children have a learning difficulty or disability (LD). Many parents go to their child’s pediatrician or other pediatric healthcare professional as the first source for professional screening, diagnosis and information. Furthermore, the field of learning disabilities is rapidly changing, as states and school districts create new policies on LD identification and educational practices for struggling students. NCLD created the LD Navigator to ensure that critically important information about LD reaches the pediatric healthcare professional community precisely when and where they need it.