In this modern world of tablets and iPads, sometimes it’s just easier to receive all the information you need in the form of one, easy-to-read document. Say hello to our electronic books, toolkits, and guides—we call them “e-books”—on LD and related issues. Just a few clicks and you’ll have access to a reliable resource. All of our e-books can printed and are equipped with read-aloud technology for your convenience.
The parents of millions of children who struggle to learn are searching 24/7 to help their children move forward in school. This guide to Response to Intervention is an easy-to-understand and critical tool for these parents.
- James H. Wendorf. Executive Director, NCLD
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NCLD has created the IDEA Parent Guide to help you become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting your child's special learning and behavioral needs. Use this Guide to understand:
How the federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (ID... More >
Most parents will agree that both teaching and learning today are full of enormous challenges. Teachers face classrooms full of students with a wide range of abilities, speaking an array of languages, and coming from very diverse backgrounds.
Students face increased learnin... More >
The Impact on Students with LD and AD/HD
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) was passed by Congress in December 2008 and became effective January 1, 2009. This significant piece of legislation corrected what Congress considered to be a departure from ... More >
Whether you're getting ready to attend your child's first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or you've already gone to a number of them, these meetings may be intimidating, complicated, and sometimes confusing.One way to lessen your pre-meeting “jitters” and to boost ... More >
Many states and local school districts are embracing a new approach to developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students receiving special education. This approach – most often referred to as "standards-based IEPs" – is driven by changes to both the Individuals with... More >
Transition is one of the many areas supported by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). When IDEA was last reauthorized, Congress made substantial changes to the law to increase opportunities for more students to graduate with a regular diploma and then make the ... More >
Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), public school students throughout the country must participate in annual testing in specific academic areas and grades, including students with disabilities. Requiring the inclusion of all students with disabilities in state- and district-wide assess... More >
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of a quality education for every child enrolled in special education. As a parent, you’re encouraged to collaborate with your child’s school to develop an IEP tailored to your child’s specific needs and goals – and ... More >
While the preschool years are a time of triumphs for most children and families, approximately 8% of all young children are identified as having disabilities that may prevent their reaching important milestones as expected. It was with these children and their families in mind that Co... More >
The start of the school year is a busy time for students, parents, and teachers alike. This guide will help you better advocate for the needs of your child with LD so she isn’t lost in the shuffle. Learn how – and why – to become an effective advocate and ally for your child wit... More >
Students with learning disabilities (LD) need to have every opportunity to pass "high-stakes" tests with their classmates. The rapidly growing use of assessments to make important decisions about individual students is of particular concern to parents of students with LD.
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Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings
For a variety of reasons, young children entering preschool may not have had the opportunities needed at home or in childcare to learn the language, early literacy, and social-emotional regulation skills expected. Preschool Re... More >
Sometimes a child’s perplexing behavior is one of the first clues that he has a learning disability. Even a child who’s been identified with LD and has academic support may act inappropriately. Either way there are concrete steps you and his school can take to determine what is ca... More >
Parents of children with LD are often faced with many questions. What are the warning signs of LD? How can I get my child tested? What is an IEP? NCLD has asked some of the top LD experts to respond to these questions and many more in 50 Questions About LD: An E-Book for Parents of ... More >
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and its federal regulations for implementation have significantly changed the way students suspected of having specific learning disabilities (SLD) are identified and found eligible for special education. Under IDEA 2004, sta... More >
Families in the military face learning opportunities as well as obstacles. When “military kids” struggle in school, their parents (and teachers) need to understand the unique educational landscape and laws that come into play – and what resources are available to help them. Whet... More >
It's a tough job market out there, and those who have learning disabilities (LD) have a harder time getting — and keeping — a job than those who do not. According to our 2011 State of Learning Disabilities report, “adults with LD face challenges with employment, most likely due ... More >
Often undiagnosed in children and teens, dyslexia impacts an estimated 15% of people and is a lifelong challenge for the individual diagnosed and for his or her parents, siblings, and teachers. NCLD is here to help navigate what can be a confusing time for both you and your child. We'... More >
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has partnered with The Bully Project to draw attention to this nationwide problem and to commit time and resources to prevent and stop bullying of this at-risk population. The attached collection of articles and resources will help ... More >
Whether you are a parent of a child with LD, an adult with LD, an educator, or an LD professional, there's a place for you in the world of LD advocacy. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the voices of children and adults with learning disabilities are heard in Washington, D.C. ... More >
The National Center for Learning Disabilities has partnered with The Bully Project to draw attention to the nationwide problem of bullying and to commit time and resources to prevent and stop bullying of children with learning disabilities. This e-book will help you protect your chil... More >