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The Use of Response to Intervention to Inform Special Education Eligibility Decisions for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

Response to intervention (RTI) is a critical component of a multi-tiered service delivery system. This National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) paper presents concerns related to the implementation of RTI and its use as the sole method of evaluation to determine identification and eligibility for special education as a student with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) and implications for

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NJCLD Fall 2020 Symposium

What is the connection between early speech and language skills and literacy? Research has identified the predictors on whether a preschool child will struggle to develop the foundational skills of literacy.  Learn about these predictors, how practitioners and early education professionals can provide intensive and early interventions that will improve student outcomes, and how educators can advocate for an integrated

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COVID-19 and Learning Disabilities

The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for children and their families, schools and the entire education and human services communities. The member organizations that comprise the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) are united in ensuring that students with learning disabilities receive the services and supports they need to succeed. The following principles should guide decisions

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NJCLD COVID-19 Resources

Check out some of our member organizations’ resources: AFT: A plan to safely reopen America’s schools and communities AHEAD Coronavirus and COVID-19 Updates ALTA’s Response to COVID-19 ASHA’s Latest Coronavirus and COVID-19 Updates CLD’s Let’s Talk Solutions: Topics that Matter to Educators and Researchers DLD’s COVID-19 Resources for Special Educators IDA Offers Discounted Membership and Access to Video Library During

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NJCLD Fall 2018 Symposium: How Public Policy Affects Individuals with Learning Disabilities

On Monday, October 22, 2018, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is hosting the NJCLD Fall 2018 Symposium at the ASHA National Offices in Rockville, MD. Join nationally recognized policy experts as we discuss issues impacting individuals with learning disabilities (LD) on October 22nd. Our panel includes Lou Danielson of AIR, Jeff Regan of ASHA, and Myrna Mandlawitz

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2018 Spring Symposium: Section 504/ADA and Learning Disabilities

On behalf of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), I invite you to us for a free Symposium on Section 504/ADA and Learning Disabilities. The Symposium will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the American Speech-Language and Hearing National Office, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Founded in 1975, the NJCLD is a

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