Learning Disabilities (LD)

_________________________________Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of the fact sheet on Learning Disabilities at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/ld/_________________________________ NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet … [Read more...]

Addressing the General Education Curriculum

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Addressing the General Curriculum at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/gened/_________________________________September 2010 Links updated, May … [Read more...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module11/_________________________________by … [Read more...]

WWC reports focus on multisensory programs for students with LD

The What Works Clearinghouse offersd Intervention Reports that review the research on Orton-Gillingham-based programs for students with learning disabilities.http://tinyurl.com/3a29fgl  … [Read more...]

The “state” of LD in the U.S.

About 5% of public students (2.5 million) in the U.S. have a learning disability, of which almost two-thirds are male. The State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Indicators (2011) will give you key facts and current statistics about LD, as well as info about LD in secondary schools, postsecondary education, and the workforce. From the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).http://www.ncld.org/stateofld … [Read more...]

Top 10 resources on dyslexia

Whether you're just looking to learn the basics on reading disabilities or are delving into the wide world of assistive technology, these articles on dyslexia will help you find the information you need. From LD Online. (Posted December 28, 2011)http://www.ldonline.org/article/42331  … [Read more...]

LD in Your Classroom: 7 Tips for Teachers

by Kori Hamilton National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)Profile of LD at SchoolStudent has difficulty reading. Struggles to connect letters to sounds. May also have messy penmanship or a hard time spelling . Confuses math symbols. Mixes up details of a story, or the sequence of events. Cannot get organized. Has unexpected problems learning to read, speak, write, or do math.Does this sound like someone in your class? … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for students with LD

This article from LDonline gives an overview of assistive technology that's helpful to students with learning disabilities. (posted September 7, 2012) http://www.ldonline.org/article/33074 … [Read more...]

The Legal Issues of Identification and Intervention for K–12 Students with Dyslexia

November 2012 Read the article (PDF) About This Article The two primary sources for identification and intervention for dyslexia are the IDEA and Section 504, although a handful of states have laws that have special provisions specific to dyslexia. The first part of this article provides an overview of these federal and state laws, along with an illustrative sample of the pertinent court decisions. The concluding section of this article analyzes … [Read more...]

Learning disabilities FAQ

This multi-part series of information and guidance comes from PBS. Section by section, you can learn the basics of LD, what types of LD there are and how they affect a student's school work and learning, and how to manage LD. Assistive technology, communication strategies, and teaching strategies are also covered. Additional sections emphasize special education, IEPs, and inclusive education. An excellent, comprehensive resource! (posted January 4, … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.