Caprice Young, a school-choice expert from Greatschools.org, joined our #LDchat to talk about how you can choose the right school for your child with special needs. Here are highlights of what she had to say, and answers to questions from our Twitter. audience.
Want to join the conversation next time? Every Wednesday at 12 pm ET, NCLD hosts a discussion on Twitter called #LDchat. People from all over the country and around the world log on each week to discuss a new topic, and you can, too! Here’s how:
Two experts share their expertise on assistive technology for children with learning disabilities, and offer advice to parents who seek more information for their child. Make sure to visit our Assistive Technology page!
Janette Klingner, PhD is a professor at the School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder and is also a mother of a gifted child who has ADHD. Dr. Klingner shares some insightful tips on how parents can advocate for a gifted child with LD.
Be sure to also visit our “For Parents” page for more insightful information and tips from experts.
Do you think your child might have a learning disability? NCLD is here to help. Learn about the first steps you should take if you are a parent of a child who is struggling in school. For more helpful resources, check out our stage-related contentor visit our “Warning Signs & Evaluation” section.
Your child is now eligible for an IEP. Should you get involved in the process? Is it recommended that your child be a part of this process? Markay Winston, PhD, provides important insights into these two important questions. To learn more about IEPs, read our “What Is an IEP?” article or download helpful resources, like our IEP checklist for parents.
You just found out your child isn’t eligible for an IEP. What do you do? Do you stop there? Markay Winston, PhD provides some alternative solutions for parents who face this situation. For more information about IEPs and 504 plans, be sure to visit our “IEP & 504 Plan” page.
Learning disabilities (LD) expert Dr. Sheldon Horowitz explains the different types of learning disabilities and their impact on people with LD. To find more information about the different types of learning disabilities and other related issues, visit our “Types of LD” section.
Laura Kaloi, public policy advisor at the National Center for Learning Disabilities and mother of a child with a learning disability, explains what a 504 plan is and how eligibility works. Find out if getting a 504 plan is right for your child, and learn more about ADAAA and Section 504.
This informative Ask the Expert video offers top line information about different disorders that fall under the Autism Spectrum (ASD) classification. Learn about the core features of ASD and become familiar with the specific areas of challenge that are hallmarks of this category of disabilities on our Autism Spectrum Disorder page.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that people are born with. This language processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dr. Horowitz talks about dyslexia and its impact on individuals with LD. For more resources, visit our “Dyslexia” section.
What is executive function, and how it is related to children with learning disabilities? How does executive function affect learning? What are the warning signs? Dr. Horowitz answers these questions, and more, in this Ask the Expert video. For more information, read our article, “What Is Executive Function?”
What does visual processing mean for students with learning disabilities (LD)? What are some of the aspects of visual processing? Dr. Sheldon Horowitz will discuss these topics and more in this Ask the Expert video. For more information about how visual processing is related to LD, visit our “Visual Processing Disorders” section.