Author Archives: NJCLD

2022 Fall Symposium: Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Learning Disabilities

Presented by Glennis Daniels–Bacchus, Janet Medina, Psy.D., Arlene Stewart, Ed.D, JoAnna J. Barnes & Nicole Jimerson, Ed.S Students with learning disabilities encounter unique challenges when they advance to postsecondary education. NJCLD addressed this critical transition in a recent paper. Join us as we share the paper and discuss this topic from multiple perspectives, including those at the high school and

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Considerations for Transition from High School to Postsecondary Education

The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) affirms the importance of transition as a critical component of successfully progressing from secondary school to college or university for students with learning disabilities. Although NJCLD has addressed secondary to postsecondary education transition planning in a previous paper (NJCLD, 1994), several challenges remain. This paper includes information about the laws that affect

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NJCLD Summer Virtual Symposium – Digital Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia

In digital learning the needs of students with LD’s, including dyslexia, must be addressed. The COVID Pandemic forced all schools into digital learning settings.  What was once an uncommon instructional platform has become an essential option for educating students. Educators and decision-makers today are deciding how this digital option will be implemented.   Join this FREE presentation where LD and dyslexia

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The NJCLD Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Tree

Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) may experience significant difficulties in one or more areas of educational performance, such as in reading comprehension or mathematical problem solving. These difficulties may persist over an individual’s life span and affect them in all areas of their lives. Learn more by downloading the NJCLD infographic or reading the full paper, “Learning Disabilities: Implications

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Misconceptions about learning disabilities

NJCLD encourages teachers, administrators, tutors, paraprofessionals, and students with LD to be aware of these misconceptions about learning disabilities. It is important to know that LD can impact a wide scope of academic skills, including reading, writing, listening, and math. Click to download our infographic or learn more by reading our paper “Learning Disabilities: Implications for Policy Regarding Research and

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NJCLD 2021 Spring Symposium: Closing the Equity Gap – Meeting Student Needs During a Pandemic

Join NJCLD Chair Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D. in a conversation with educator and Thaddeus Stevens College President Pedro Rivera on addressing the needs of students with learning challenges and other at-risk student populations in this pandemic, especially those supports that are critical to closing the equity gap which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. This webinar is free and will take place

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What we know about Learning Disabilities

Understanding learning disabilities (LD) can be confusing. Sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction or truth from opinion. The member organizations that comprise the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) have long accepted these five facts as indisputable points of agreement: People with LD have brains that are wired differently LD impacts the way the brain processes

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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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