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A few words about me...
Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D., is the director of professional services at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Prior to his arrival at NCLD in 1996, he served as the associate director of the Learning Diagnostic Center at Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) in New Hyde Park, NY. He also held the position of assistant unit chief, educational supervisor, and grand rounds chairperson of the Center for Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Horowitz has taught at primary, secondary, and college levels, and worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City metropolitan region. His interests include: neurobiology of learning, educational assessment, fetal alcohol effects in children, language-based learning disabilities, disorders of hyperactivity and attention, and learning disabilities in adolescents.
Dr. Horowitz completed his master's degree at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and holds a doctorate in learning disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, NY, with a specialization in learning disabilities and neurosciences in education.
Dr. Horowitz is a regular presenter at professional conferences in the field of special education, and is frequently cited in the popular press on topics including parenting children with special needs, LD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, assessment and evaluation, and LD throughout the lifespan. He has played leadership roles in many of NCLD's key projects and programs, including a series of national summits, the Every Child is Learning training program, the Get Ready to Read! early literacy initiative, and Living with LD, a Web-based resource for adolescents and adults.