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Watch for Signs of Speech or Language Delay

Finding and treating problems early is the best way to help a child with language delays.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Federation for Children with Special Needs: FAQs about Postsecondary Options- (PDF)

Learn about the eligibility and/or availability of services and supports in college for students with intellectual disabilities.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

Federation for Children with Special Needs

About Learning Disabilities: For Parents

Parents will find useful resources on learning disabilities, including negotiating the special education process and getting help for their child.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Being Tested for LD (Learning Disability) in Adulthood

This fact sheet outlines three key steps to finding out if you have a learning disability. The evaluation should provide direction for employment, education and daily living, and should make specific recommendations for learning strategies that may be the most helpful to you.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Building Resilience in Children with Challenges

Children with learning disabilities lack the language,motor, and memory skills to easily negotiate everyday life, and can quickly sink into a defeatist frame of mind. This toolkit of values and strategies is designed to counteract the failure-focused attitudes commonly experienced by children with learning disabilities.

Review Date: September 12, 2012

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Evaluating Children for Disability

Evaluation is a process that helps parents and schools determine whether a child has a disability. Under IDEA a “child with a disability” is one who qualifies for special education and related services. Read more about the evaluation process and what it measures.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Resources for Students with LD

Supporting your child with LD will impact your wallet. Your child may need a tutor for extra academic support or a counselor to help build some social skills, or you and your teen may be looking ahead to college. Take heart: resources are available.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Find a Chapter: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD chapters provide support groups and other services in more than 225 communities across the country and offer a variety of activities that can truly make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families. Learn about these services.

Review Date: October 04, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Kids: Dyslexia

This article is about the learning disability called dyslexia and how to cope with being dyslexic.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Learning Disabilities

This overview describes specific kinds of learning problems that typically cause children to have trouble using certain academic skills. Tips for parents and teachers are provided.

Review Date: June 25, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Resource Locator

Search for learning disability services in your area. Listings are divided into testing, tutoring, private schools for students with learning disabilities, legal rights/advocacy and more.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

One in Seven: Learning about Learning Disabilities

This site provides information on understanding learning disabilities, negotiating the special education process and helping your child and yourself.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Promising Practices—Fluency: Helping Your Child Read and Understand- (PDF)

As a parent, you can help your child become a better reader. Find out how.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

State Organization: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Locate organizations and agencies within your state that address disability-related issues, including agencies serving children and youth with disabilities, parent groups, and more. .

Review Date: March 12, 2013

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Success Outside of School

Children with learning disability grow into adults with LD. Find out how you can teach them practical “daily living” skills. These skills will give them confidence about their future independent adult life.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Education

What are Learning Disabilities?

A learning disability (LD) is a neurological disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. This fact sheet provides an introduction to LDs in general and how they affect people at different ages.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

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