Today one in five school children is Hispanic, and it is estimated that Hispanics will account for 95% of the teen population growth in the U.S. in the next decade.
Many of these children are at special risk for lower academic achievement, grade repetition, and school dropout. Hispanic families need access to information about learning disabilities (LD) and other resources to help their children receive the services and supports they need to succeed in school and beyond.
A first-of-its-kind Spanish-language initiative for children facing learning disabilities is being launched to increase early detection and intervention of learning disabilities, which can be pivotal to educational success.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has launched an extensive toolkit and informational campaign in Spanish to help families detect the signs of LD, work with their children to develop and enhance skills, and be an advocate for their children at school. This comprehensive toolkit is the first-of-its-kind for Hispanic families, with over three-dozen Spanish-language resources available including an interactive guide to help parents detect learning disabilities and recommendations for helping young children overcome barriers to early reading.