This is the AAP's Joint Statement on learning disabilities and discusses background information, diagnosis criteria and educational assistance and treatment approaches.
This is the AAP's Joint Technical Report on learning disabilities discusses how people learn to read, the phonologic model, recognition and treatment of reading difficulties, vision therapy and the role of the pediatrician.
This handout from the NICHY provides information about learning disabilites for families.
Protecting Students with Disabilities: Q & A about the Education of Children with Disabilities
This document from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights answers common questions about the education of children with disabilities.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Information about APD, also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) including ways to detect APD, causes, diagnosis, common problem, and ways to help children with APD.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explanation and information about APD in children.
This article by Judith W. Patton discusses the challenges of living with CAPD and offers suggestions for success.
Information from the ASHA about APD including terminology, diagnosis, and treatment.
This article defines Developmental Dyscalculia and examines the genetic, neurobiologic and epidemiologic evidence indicating that dycalculia is a brain-based disorder.
This article defines Developmental Dyscalculia, identifying the behavioral, cognitive and biological aspects of the disorder and its effect of math education and brain development.
This research study examines attention abilities of participants sufferning from Developmental Dyscalculia.
This article explores the effects of math anxiety on numerical processing in children with Developmental Dyscalculia.
This article reports on a study of population-based birth cohort of school-aged children with learning disabilities.
This article discusses the effects that poor handwriting compentency can have on both academic success and self-esteem.
Internet Resources and Websites
Council for Exceptional Children: www.CEC.SPED.org
The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Learning Disabilities Online: www.ldonline.org
LD Online is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD and seeks to help children and adult reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
Learning Disabilities Association of America: www.ldanatl.org
LDA is a non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org
Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD): www.nldontheweb.org
NLD is a developmental disability that often goes undiagnosed. The NLD website offers information about NLD including things to look for and additional resources for physicians and families.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): www.ncld.org
The NCLD is focused on ensuring that children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.
National Dissemination Center for Students with Disabilities (NICHCY):www.nichcy.org
NICHCY is the central source for information about disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth and offers information about IDEA, No Child Left Behind, and effective educational practices.
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTap): www.nau.edu/ihd/aztap
AAP Partners on New Resource on Learning Difficulties and Disabilities The AAP has partnered with the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to develop the LD Navigator, a free comprehensive resource guide about learning difficulties and disabilities (LD) for pediatric health care professionals. The online hub is a unique and easily accessible way to navigate a child's LD and delivers evidence-based tools and strategies into the hands of busy pediatric healthcare professionals. Please visit http://ldnavigator.ncld.org/ to access this resource.