Category Archives: Statements

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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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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