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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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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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