October is ADHD, Dyslexia, and Learning Disabilities AwarenMonth

Did you know that 1 in 5 children have a learning or attention disorder?  If you answered no to that question, then this is for you. October is ADHD, Dyslexia, and Learning Disabilities Month, a time where you can learn more information about the struggle these kids experience, and how you can help.

Check out the following list for more information about what you can do to help understand these conditions this month:

  • Check out Understood’s October Awareness Month landing page to find out more information about this month, videos of the personal stories of celebrities and everyday people, and content and tools that will help you answer the question “What are learning and attention issues?”


  • Experience firsthand what it may feel like to struggle with a learning or attention issue with Understood’s simulation tool

Through Your Child’s Eyes

  • Check out The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) new report that provides national analysis on how state plans are including and serving students with disabilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

  • NCLD’s 2017 report on field-learning research about challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in five children with learning and attention issues

The State of Learning Disabilities