by Lacy Compton
The LD Navigator, a new website launched by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers doctors, nurses, and other health professionals key information to help them talk to parents of children with suspected learning disabilities.
As an Education Week story about the new site notes, parents often first turn to their pediatricians or family care physicians when they have concerns about their children. Many of these health care professionals are unaware of schools' responsibilities to serve special needs students, and the new site plans to provide them with such information so they can help parents make the best decisions for their children.
The site also offers many resources for parents to download for free to help them as they work to attain services for children with learning disabilities.
Both parents and professionals looking for practical information about helping smart kids with learning disabilities may be interested in the new second edition of our best-selling book, Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties, which is now available on our site and will be in bookstores August 1.