Not sure where to start or not finding what you’re looking for? This FAQ answers frequently asked questions about using our Resource Locator.
Which category should I select to best meet my needs?
See the main page for a description of the categories available in the Resource Locator.
My child exhibits many of the signs of LD on the Checklist of Signs and Symptoms. I want to take the next step and find out if my child has an LD or not. How do I find a place to get tested in my area?
There is only one way to know for certain if you or your child has a learning disability: through a formal evaluation by a qualified professional who has been trained to identify learning disabilities. Such professionals may be clinical or educational psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, or learning disabilities specialists. Our Resource Locator does not list individual practitioners or group practices. We recommend you use our Resource Locator to find your state or local chapter of an organization such as the Learning Disabilities Association, International Dyslexia Association, or your regional Parent Training and Information Center. They will have the most updated information regarding professionals in your area. In addition, the Resource Locator lists university and hospital-based LD programs that may be able to assist you with testing.
There are not many resources available in my area. What can I do?
The Resource Locator links to both local and national resources. The information you are looking for may be available through a national website or organization. If you live within commuting distance of another state, you can search for resources available in that state. We are consistently adding resources and are improving our geographic coverage. If you have a suggestion for a resource we can add, submit your suggestion here
How do I know that the information I find in the Resource Locator – books, services, websites – is trustworthy?
NCLD is committed to offering only the highest quality resources. Members of the NCLD team screen and approve (without endorsement) all listings before they are posted to the Resource Locator. It is important to remember, however, that NCLD has no control over changes that organizations make to their web content, programs, and services. You are urged to use these listings as a first step in the process of identifying helpful resources, followed by careful questioning and follow-up as appropriate. For tips on evaluating resources you find online and elsewhere, read, “Fixing Learning Disabilities? Consumer Beware!
I want to print the resources I found, but when I click print from my browser window what comes out of my printer is on different pages and does not look like it does on my screen. How can I print just the information?
The Resource Locator offers the handy “print” feature. To use it, simply click on the word “Print” on the upper right hand side of your table of results. This will generate a file of the information your computer can print neatly.
Will the Resource Locator help me find articles on LD.org?
No, the Resource Locator lists content outside of LD.org. To search LD.org, use the Google custom search box at the top of any LD.org page.
I am looking for organizations that provide services to people in my area. How can I adjust my Resource Locator results to make sure I am only getting these kinds of resources?
On the main Resource Locator page, locate the drop-down menu entitled “Type of Resource” and select “Service." This will restrict your results to services only.