Reports and Studies


Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy team | April 15, 2016

A Growing Movement Now, more than ever, schools, districts and states are exploring and using personalized learning in classrooms all over the country. When schools and teachers personalize learning, students – including students with disabilities – receive a customized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace with structure and support in challenging areas. Learning aligns with interests, needs […]

Student Voices - A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Student Voices: A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by NCLD Team | August 19, 2015

More than 1,200 young adults with learning and attention issues were surveyed to gather firsthand information about factors that had the greatest impact on them during and after their transition from high school. Read about what they say mattered most to them during this time in their lives. Consider how their answers can inform decisions made by parents, educators, employers and society in general. And explore the data gathered as part of this study to better understand ways to help young adults with learning and attention issues navigate toward success.


2014 State of LD

Written by Candace Cortiella - Founder/director of the Advocacy Institute & Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D. - Dir. of LD Resources, NCLD | November 24, 2014

The updated and expanded third edition of NCLD’s The State of Learning Disabilities report captures data about the 5 percent of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15 percent or more of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues.

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Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the High School Graduation Rate

Written by Candace Cortiella - Founder/director of the Advocacy Institute | November 24, 2014

A high school diploma raises a worker’s average weekly earnings from $471 to $652. A diploma decreases average unemployment from 12.4 percent to 8.3 percent. Graduating from high school opens the doors to college and career success. With facts like these, it’s not difficult to understand why one of our cornerstone goals is to ensure that every child graduates from high school with a regular diploma.

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Student Voices Update: Young Adults Visit NCLD Offices to Talk About Support They Need After High School

Last year, NCLD surveyed more than 1,200 young adults with and without identified learning and attention issues, to understand what factors contributed to their success after high school. The results of this nationwide survey formed the basis of our Student Voices report. Our findings revealed that a supportive home life, connection to friends and community, […]

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