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. Don't see the disability you were looking for listed below? Try our suggestions page. _____________________ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity … [Read more...]

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

March 2012 In PDF In Spanish | En español The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes. The IDEA's disability … [Read more...]

Speech and Language Impairments

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 11 (FS11) January 2011, Resources updated April 2013 Approximately 7 pages when printed.PDF versionEn español | In SpanishTable of Contents Day in the life of an SLPDefinition of SL impairmentsDevelopment of SL skillsCharacteristics of SL impairmentsCausesIncidenceFinding helpEducational considerationsTips for teachersTips for parentsResources of more info  A Day in the Life of an SLPChristina is a speech-language pathologist. … [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: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.