Speech & Language Development
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.
The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.
You may want to begin with the following articles:
Are you concerned that your child may have a reading problem?
Literacy Program Director at Sand Hill School Lisa Parnello MEd takes a closer look at reading difficulties. Read more ›
There are 13 categories that guide how disability is defined under the federal special education law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In order to be eligible for special education and related services as a “child with a disability,” a child’s educational performance must be adversely affected due to the disability. Read more ›
Many children have difficulty with reading, writing, or other learning-related tasks at some point, but this does not mean they have learning disabilities. A child with a learning disability often has several related signs, and these persist over time.
Each learning disability has its own signs. Also, not every person with a particular disability will have all of the signs of that disability. Children being taught in a second language that they are learning sometimes act in ways that are similar to the behaviors of someone with a learning disability. For this reason, learning disability assessment must take into account whether a student is bilingual or a second language learner. Read more ›
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. In 2009, the AAP launched HealthyChildren.org to provide parents with health information from a trustworthy source.
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The use of handheld devices is now common among toddlers and nearly universal among teens. New research shows that too much device time may be detrimental, especially in the areas of communication, language development, attention span, school performance, and hearing problems. Read more ›
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. Read more ›