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FOR PARENTS

Understanding and encouragement from mom and dad are key ingredients for helping children with LD overcome obstacles.

As the parent of a child with a learning disability (LD), you have a lot of responsibility. We understand your daily struggles and invite you to visit the pages below to find a variety of helpful information—including the warning signs of LD, the rights you and your child have, and how you can support your child on the home front.

Warning Signs - LD EvaluationWARNING SIGNS & EVALUATION

If you’ve noticed that your child is struggling with learning, don’t wait to take action. Understand the warning signs of LD.More >

 
Bullying - LDBULLYING

Children with learning disabilities are at particular risk for bullying. What can parents can do to prevent it?More >

 
Teens and Transitions - LDTEENS & TRANSITION

Prepare your teenage child for success beyond high school—whether that means going on to college or other options.More >

 
Parent Guide - IDEAPARENT’S GUIDE TO IDEA

Support your child’s learning needs by getting up to speed on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.More >

Social Emotional Skills - LDYOUR CHILD’S SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Coping skills and the ability to build friendships will have a positive impact throughout your child's life.More >

 
LD Impact - FamilyLD IN THE FAMILY

Raising a child with a learning disability can lead to unique challenges. Remember: balance is key.More >

 
LD - Child's RightsYOUR CHILD’S RIGHTS

Understanding your child’s rights will help you guide him or her to become an effective self-advocate.More >

 

Knowing how to deal with frustration with creativity and humor will help lead children with learning disabilities to greater success.

FOR PARENTS

Understanding and encouragement from mom and dad are key ingredients for helping children with LD overcome obstacles.


As the parent of a child with a learning disability (LD), you have a lot of responsibility. We understand your daily struggles and invite you to visit the pages below to find a variety of helpful information—including the warning signs of LD, the rights you and your child have, and how you can support your child on the home front.



Warning Signs - LD EvaluationWARNING SIGNS & EVALUATION

If you’ve noticed that your child is struggling with learning, don’t wait to take action. Understand the warning signs of LD. More >

 
Bullying - LDBULLYING

Children with learning disabilities are at particular risk for bullying. What can parents can do to prevent it? More >

 
Teens and Transitions - LDTEENS & TRANSITION

Prepare your teenage child for success beyond high school—whether that means going on to college or other options. More >

 
Parent Guide - IDEAPARENT’S GUIDE TO IDEA

Support your child’s learning needs by getting up to speed on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. More >

Social Emotional Skills - LDYOUR CHILD’S SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Coping skills and the ability to build friendships will have a positive impact throughout your child's life. More >

 
LD Impact - FamilyLD IN THE FAMILY

Raising a child with a learning disability can lead to unique challenges. Remember: balance is key. More >

 
LD - Child's RightsYOUR CHILD’S RIGHTS

Understanding your child’s rights will help you guide him or her to become an effective self-advocate. More >

 

Knowing how to deal with frustration with creativity and humor will help lead children with learning disabilities to greater success.