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Developmental Delay/Learning Disability

Normal Growth and Development:

Village Pediatrics website/Local Resources:

Special Education Preschool:  what to expect

Special Needs resources:

Learning Disabilities:

  • What is and isn’t a learning disability (LD)? LD is more than a “difference” or “difficulty” with learning—it’s a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. LD will vary in how it impacts each individual child, adolescent and adult.

Internet Resources: 

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
  • Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities: provides information, support and inspiration to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.  This comprehensive website and blog include a free e-newsletter and regional educational programs that empower parents to become effective advocates for their children. Smart Kids also emphasizes the importance of nurturing a child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
  • Understood: Understood.com is comprised of 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.
  • LD OnLine: A leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

Common Classroom Accommodations and Modifications: