Learning Disabilities (LD)

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 7 (FS-7) January 2011PDF versionEn españolIn This Publication:Sara’s storyWhat are learning disabilities?How common are they?What are the signs?About the evaluation processWhat if the school declines to evaluate your child?Definition of "specific learning disabilities" under IDEAAdditional evaluation procedures for LDWhat about school?Tips and resources for teachersTips and resources for parents____________________________ Sara’s … [Read more...]

Addressing the General Education Curriculum

September 2010 Links updated, May 2013IDEA requires that students with disabilities be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This refers to the same subject matter and skills that children without disabilities are expected to learn: math, science, history, and so on. Moreover, most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom, alongside their peers who do not have disabilities.To read more … [Read more...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education April 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 11 looks closely at the process by which schools identify that a child has a specific learning disability (LD). While all of the requirements discussed in Modules 9 and 10 also apply to evaluating a child for the presence of LD, there are many additional requirements … [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...]

Dyslexic like me

Dyslexic like me is an organization that provides resources for individuals with dyslexia and for people that want to learn more about dyslexia. The site provides information and links to tools, learning aids, and organizations that specialize in helping individuals with dyslexia.http://dyslexiclikeme.org/  … [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...]

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