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Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.

Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.

Director of LD Resources

Sheldon H. Horowitz is the director of LD resources at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Prior to his arrival at NCLD in 1996, he served as the associate director of the Learning Diagnostic Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) in New Hyde Park, New York. He also held the position of assistant unit chief, educational supervisor, and grand rounds chairperson of the Center for Mental Health Department of Psychiatry at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Sheldon has taught at primary, secondary and college levels, and worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York metropolitan region. His interests include neurobiology of learning, educational assessment, fetal alcohol effects in children, language-based learning disabilities, disorders of hyperactivity and attention, and learning disabilities in adolescents.

Sheldon completed his master’s degree at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a doctorate in learning disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York, with a specialization in learning disabilities and neurosciences in education.

He is a regular presenter at professional conferences in the field of special education, and is frequently cited in the popular press on topics including parenting children with special needs, LD and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, assessment and evaluation, and LD throughout the lifespan.

Sheldon has provided leadership on many of NCLD’s key projects and programs, including: annual awards programs, national summits, Every Child Is Learning, Get Ready to Read!, Living with LD, Recognition & Response, LD Talks, LD News, LD Insights, Research Roundup, Transitioning to Kindergarten Toolkit, and Early Learning Observation & Rating Scales. He is also the co-author of NCLD’s 2014 State of Learning Disabilities report, oversees NCLD’s Professional Advisory Board, and serves as an expert to Understood.org.

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Statement by NCLD’s James Wendorf on the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy Team | 2 weeks ago

National Center for Learning Disabilities Executive Director James H. Wendorf issued the following statement applauding a new Comprehensive Literacy Center in the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, while expressing significant concerns about the lack of accountability in the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate on July 16, 2015.   “The National Center for Learning […]

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