Special Education

Spanish-Language Resources for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

By Lesli A. Maxwell — November 07, 2011 1 min read

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, roughly 1 million children who are learning English in public schools nationwide also have a learning disability and many of them are at risk for receiving inadequate services or no services at all.

To help fill a gap in information and resources about this student population, NCLD has rolled out a new online initiative for Spanish-speaking parents whose children have, or may have, learning disabilities.

Called “Recursos in Español,” the online parent guide developed by NCLD offers more than three dozen resources that are meant to help parents recognize the signs of learning disabilities, seek help and services for their children and advocate for them in school. It appears that much of what the website offers are translated versions of informational documents already widely available in English on NCLD’s website.

It includes links to a few other organizations that also offer resources on learning disabilities in other languages, including more in Spanish, as well as Hmong and Somali.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.