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Responsiveness to Intervention and Learning Disabilities

The purpose of this National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) report is to examine the concepts, potential benefits, practical issues, and unanswered questions associated with responsiveness to intervention (RTI) and learning disabilities (LD). A brief overview of the approach is provided, including attributes, characteristics, and promising features, as well as issues, concerns, unanswered questions, and research needs.

Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents

Learn what questions to ask about Response to Intervention (RTI), an approach to helping struggling learners that is gaining momentum in schools across the country. This article from the National Association of School Psychologists tells you the most important features of the process, key terms, and RTI’s relationship to special education evaluation.

Adolescent Literacy and Older Students with Learning Disabilities

This report describes the adolescent literacy problem (grades 4 to 12), its consequences, and contributing factors. Guiding principles for assessment, instruction, and professional development, as well as recommendations for short-term and future consideration, are also addressed.

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Math & Dyscalculia, Teaching & Instruction

Teaching mathematics

The following articles provide information on how to teach mathematics to students with learning disabilities. These articles include how to teach students with dyscalcula, a specific math learning disability.

Early Identification, Evaluation / LD Testing

Identifying Learning Disabilities

Understanding why a child is having difficulties is the first step to finding help that will make a difference to him or her. See the articles below for information about the academic, cognitive, physical, and behavioral symptoms of learning disabilities.

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