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