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NCLD Statement on Department of Education Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017 NCLD Statement on Department of Education Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month WASHINGTON–In recognition of October being National Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month, representatives from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) participated Wednesday in a roundtable convening hosted by the … Continue reading NCLD Statement on Department of Education Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month

Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Clear and effective communication between parents, educators, and other school professionals is critical to identifying and meeting the needs of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). But sometimes, confusion over specific terms like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia can lead to unnecessary tension or conflict between members of a student’s IEP team. And there may be … Continue reading Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

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A specific learning disability in reading. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty in reading, spelling and performing other skills related to the use of printed language.

READ Act Passes House of Representatives, Expands Research in Dyslexia

“We need to enable those with dyslexia to achieve their maximum potential. The READ Act will help accomplish this.”       – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman, House Science Space, Technology Committee   As ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month comes to a close, leaders in the House of Representatives have been furiously working … Continue reading READ Act Passes House of Representatives, Expands Research in Dyslexia

Statement by James H. Wendorf on the U.S. Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” Letter to States and School Districts Regarding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia

Statement by James H. Wendorf, Executive Director Emeritus of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, on the U.S. Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” Letter Encouraging States and School Districts Use the Terms “Dyslexia”, “Dysgraphia” and “Dyscalculia” The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) commends the U.S. Department of Education for informing states and school districts … Continue reading Statement by James H. Wendorf on the U.S. Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” Letter to States and School Districts Regarding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia

CassidyMikulski Dyslexia FINAL

CassidyMikulski Dyslexia FINAL

NCLD, 13 Organizations Urge U.S. Department of Education to Tell States: It’s Okay to Use Terms Like ‘Dyslexia’ in IEP

Far too often, NCLD hears similar stories from parents across the country that schools may be reluctant to use the terms dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia in a child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), instead opting for the umbrella term of specific learning disabilities. While it is true that SLD is one of the 13 disability categories … Continue reading NCLD, 13 Organizations Urge U.S. Department of Education to Tell States: It’s Okay to Use Terms Like ‘Dyslexia’ in IEP

House Dyslexia Caucus Dear Colleague letter to Join

House Dyslexia Caucus Dear Colleague letter to Join

Members of House Dyslexia Caucus

Members of House Dyslexia Caucus

Support Senator Cassidy’s #2 Amendment to Strengthen Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities – TODAY!

Senator Cassidy continues to lead the effort for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities in today’s Senate Education Committee debate.  But he needs our help – now! Please call, tweet, and send a Facebook message to your Senator ASAP! Here are talking points for your call: I urge Senator [name] to vote for Cassidy Title II … Continue reading Support Senator Cassidy’s #2 Amendment to Strengthen Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities – TODAY!

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