Heard on The LDA Podcast “I had an IEP through high school and I really know the power of the special education system…And I feel like I’m living out the purpose…
What is ADHD?
Learn how ADHD is identified, the types of ADHD, treatments and accommodations, how ADHD co-occurs with LD, and more.
A Parent’s Guide to Evaluations, IEPs, and More
Learn about learning disability evaluations, the difference between an IEP and 504 plan, the IEP process, and more from a parent’s perspective.
A Parent’s Guide: What to Expect When Your Child Has LD
Explaining your child’s LD to them, homework strategies, teaching self-advocacy, and more.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
*LDA sent the following letter to all State Directors of Special Education regarding delays in evaluations and reevaluations. September 1, 2020 As the start of the school year draws near,…
LDA Raises Concerns over IDEA and Section 504 Waivers to Secretary Betsy DeVos
Pittsburgh, PA (April 1, 2020) – The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos related to concerns about a provision…
Homework: Don’t Let Today’s Kindness Be Tomorrow’s Cruelty
Homework. In many families, this word brings up instant angst – LD or no LD. Students who struggle to complete homework often voice negative thoughts and demonstrate negative behaviors about…
Testing Accommodations for ADHD: Evidence that the Status Quo is Ineffective
Here at LDA, we’re very proud of our quarterly journal, Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal. The following is an excerpt from a study published in our most recent issue. Access…
The Reading Brain: Executive Function Hard at Work
by Linda R. Hecker When I talk with educators across the country, they often lament that students don’t read much anymore, especially in the face of ubiquitous social and multimedia distractions.…