Students with learning disabilities (LD) have difficulty acquiring basic skills or academic content due to difficulty using or understanding spoken or written language.
These difficulties may impact a student’s ability to read, write, spell, think, speak, listen, or do mathematics. Learning disabilities do not include those difficulties that are primarily due to a student’s intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities, nor those that are due to a student’s environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages.
Common learning disabilities include dyslexia, dysgraphia, perceptual disabilities, and developmental aphasia. It is estimated that approximately 6-8% of school-age children have some sort of LD. Some experts believe that lack of and differences in screening protocols have resulted in LD being underreported.
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The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) is an uncommon alliance of more than 90 organizations that represent voices from a diverse range of communities, including disability advocacy, parent, special education, civil rights, and K-12 nonprofit education organizations. EALA has established a digital hub with close to 2 million hits and the resource library averages 30,000 searches weekly. EALA partners have formed teams to produce groundbreaking resources with the collective knowledge and energy of our partner organizations. They have also built new resources dedicated to supporting students
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Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The only nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, fund research and provide on-going support. The Tourette Association directs a network of 31 Chapters, 83 support groups and recognizes 18 Center of Excellence nationwide.
In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the TAA has developed a library of comprehensive materials in a variety of languages about Tourette Syndrome