Sheldon H Horowitz, Ed.D., Ed.D.

Sheldon H Horowitz, Ed.D., Ed.D.

Sheldon H Horowitz, Ed.D., Ed.D.

Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D. is Senior Advisor at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). He earned and master’s in special education from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University with a course concentration in learning disabilities and assessment, and completed his doctoral studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, with a focus on learning disabilities and neurosciences in education.

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 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 schools and 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 (e.g. , dyslexia), disorders of hyperactivity and attention, and learning disabilities in adolescents and adults. 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, post-secondary transition, LD throughout the lifespan.

He has provided leadership on many of NCLD's key projects and programs, including national summits, Every Child is Learning, Get Ready to Read! , Living with LD, Recognition & Response, the LD Navigator, LD Talks, LD News, LD Insights, Research Roundup, the Transitioning to Kindergarten Toolkit, and the Early Learning Observation & Rating Scales. Dr. Horowitz is also the co-author of NCLD’s State of Learning Disabilities report.

Dr. Horowitz currently serves in an expert advisory capacity to a number of organizations including Understood.org and the Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Project. He is also currently a Trustee at Beacon College, serving as the chair of the Committee of Academic and Student Affairs.