Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia. Dysgraphia. Dyscalculia. Read more about students diagnosed with disorders related to learning
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Dyslexia?
Answer 7 questions about dyslexia.
June 4, 2024
Reading & Literacy Webinar Oral Language Development: The Missing Link to Supporting Students with Dyslexia 
Dyslexia affects 20% of students. Join our webinar & discover the "missing link" to reading success: oral language development.
February 7, 2024
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The Bridgeable Math Gap: Lessons Learned from Dyslexia
Explore dyscalculia resources, tools, and solutions with a panel of expert educators. Shift paradigms, bridge gaps, make a difference.
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Reading & Literacy What the Research Says 3 New Studies to Know on Screening Students for Dyslexia
More than 40 states now require screening for dyslexia.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 4, 2024
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Special Education Spotlight Spotlight on the Science of Reading for Students with Disabilities
This Spotlight will empower you with strategies to apply the science of reading to support students with learning differences and more.
December 15, 2023
Special Education Video A Student Wrote a Book About Her Learning Disability. Now, She Has Advice for Teachers
Zoe Kozina, 17, is the author of Your Beautiful Mind, a children’s book published this year.
Sarah Schwartz & Jaclyn Borowski, November 30, 2023
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Classroom Technology Q&A This School Leader Believes AI Could Transform Education for Students With Dyslexia
AI could revolutionize how people with dyslexia navigate K-12 schools, said a school leader who works with children with the condition.
Alyson Klein, November 22, 2023
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Special Education Disability or 'Superpower'? The Push to Change Mindsets About Students With Learning Differences
Advocates are calling for a paradigm shift in how adults perceive, and educate, students with learning differences.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 17, 2023
5 min read
Mathematics Spotlight Spotlight on Dyscalculia and Math Anxiety
This Spotlight provides strategies for supporting students anxious about math, insights on the challenges of having dyscalculia, and more.

November 15, 2023
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Student Well-Being White, Brown, Pink: What Different Colors of Noise Mean and How They Can Help Learning
White noise has been found to help ease symptoms of ADHD, but should teachers play it in class?
Madeline Will, November 7, 2023
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Straight Talk: Effective Practices to Support Students with Dyslexia
Learn about the history, the research, and strategies for selecting evidence-based instructional methods that support reading success for all students.
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Special Education Educators Share Advice on Supporting Students With Learning Differences
Students with learning differences benefit from flexibility, inclusivity, and clear communication, educators said.
Hayley Hardison & Evie Blad, September 26, 2023
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Special Education Test Your Knowledge: How Does Universal Screening for Dyslexia in Schools Work?
Take our quiz to gauge your knowledge of the language processing disorder—and find links to further reading.
Hayley Hardison, September 18, 2023
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Special Education Opinion Educating Dyslexic Students Starts With Educating Teachers About Dyslexia
Countless teachers enter the classroom without any training on dyslexia. That’s been devastating for students like my son, writes one mother and dyslexia advocate.
Robin Zikmund, July 20, 2023
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