Building Educational Content on Learning Disabilities

New online resources help parents and providers

Dates of Project: June 15, 2005 through June 14, 2006 and October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013

Parents of children with learning disabilities often turn to pediatricians and nurse practitioners for information and advice. However, those providers are often ill-equipped to help, because they receive little training in diagnosing and treating learning disabilities and lack a user-friendly source of comprehensive, reliable information.

Existing resources “did not focus on questions many parents might ask their providers.”—Project Director, Kevin Hager, National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Key Results

  • The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) launched the Parent Center, which provided extensive information on learning disabilities, in April 2006. NCLD expanded the Parent Center to its entire website in 2009, and added many more resources.

  • NCLD launched the LD Navigator, a comprehensive guide to learning disabilities for pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners, in May 2013.

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