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About 13–14% of the school population nationwide has a handicapping condition that qualifies them for special education. Current studies indicate that one half of all the students who qualify for special education are classified as having a learning disability (LD) (6–7%). About 85% of those students have a primary learning disability in reading and language processing. Nevertheless, many more people— perhaps as many as 15–20% of the population as a whole—have some of the symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing, or mixing up similar words.
- International Dyslexia Association (2020)
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) team envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.
The Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA) is a non-profit national professional organization incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists.
The mission of IMSLEC is to accredit quality training courses for the professional preparation of multi-sensory structured language education specialists.
ASHA’s website is for professionals (i.e. speech-language pathologists, audiologists) and students who are members of ASHA. It contains information about different language disabilities and a directory for you to find a professional within your state.
IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dyslexic individuals and the families who support them. Their website contains information on dyslexia, an online bookstore, and much more
Michigan Alliance for Families is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC)
LDA believes that every person with learning disabilities can be successful at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community – given the right opportunities.
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The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.
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The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity strives to illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia and disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest research to transform the lives of people with dyslexia. Their website is a great resource.
The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy has offered intensive language and literacy intervention, evaluations, and consultations to clients of all ages and from all parts of the country.
NICHD and other federal agencies looking into the causes of disabilities, how to identify them, and ways to treat them.
Guidance to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities.
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State resources for the Disability and Resources Program for the State of Michigan.
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