Since 1963, Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a network of resources. Read more ›
As the most common learning disability in the U.S., dyslexia affects somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population. In a five-part special series, National Public Radio (NPR) explores dyslexia. Articles include a first-person account by an NPR reporter Read more ›
One in five people have dyslexia, and it affects people who use both languages based on alphabets (such as English) or logographics (such as Mandarin, Korean, etc.), making it a worldwide issue. Despite its prevalence, though, dyslexia is often misunderstood by the people who have it, by the parents of kids who have it and by the teachers who teach those kids.
So what can parents do to help children with dyslexia? Read more ›
Welcome to Understood.org, an online resource dedicated to helping the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues. Read more ›
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.
The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.
You may wish to start with a few of these… Read more ›
Executive functioning is the set of mental processes that allow us to be efficient learners, thinkers, and actors. Learn about the components of executive functioning, executive functioning deficits and the strategies that can be taught to help compensate for and work around executive dysfunction. Read more ›
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a plan that can help your child succeed in school. What are the key scores that impact scholastic competency? What should go on an IEP? Learn the answers to these questions and more in “Demystifying the IEP Process.” Read more ›