Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability. Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new … [Read more...]

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

 _________________________________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 Categories of Disability under IDEA at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/categories/_________________________________March 2012In PDFIn Spanish … [Read more...]

Speech and Language Impairments

_________________________________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 Speech and Language Impairments fact sheet at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/speechlanguage/_________________________________ NICHCY Disability … [Read more...]

FAQs: Speech and language disorders in the school setting

If you are wondering if a possible speech-language disorder is affecting your child's school performance, you may find this FAQ helpful. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/schoolsFAQ.htm … [Read more...]

Speech and Language Impairments in Your Classroom: 8 Tips for Teachers

by Kori Hamilton National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) There are many types of speech and language disorders that can affect children. Over one million students are being served in our schools under the speech or language impairment category of IDEA, the law that authorizes special education. Do you have a student in your classroom who struggles with articulation, fluency, voice, or language? Is the student’s … [Read more...]

Parent guide to childhood apraxia of speech

The Family Start Guide was developed as a first "primer" for parents about this speech disorder. (posted November 5, 2012) http://www.apraxia-kids.org/site/c.chKMI0PIIsE/b.839037/k.BE48/Family_Start_Guide/apps/nl/newsletter.asp   … [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.