• NJCLD 2023 Summer Symposium

    This symposium will focus on evidence-based strategies that can be used to support students who experience difficulty with reading. This is especially important in light of recent NAEP scores which show the number of students who struggle with reading continues to increase. As part of this symposium, the presenter will review high-impact practices that will benefit all students, including those with Learning Disabilities. Dr. Lane has vast knowledge on the evidence base of reading interventions and will provide tools that can be immediately applied to your learning environment. Register now at https://njcld2023summersymposium.splashthat.com/

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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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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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