A learning disability is a neurological disorder that results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired." Children with learning disabilities present with a set of strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses may include difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
A learning disability can't be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to successful, often distinguished careers later in life.
Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties.
LD OnLine offers accurate and up-to-date information about learning disabilities and related issues.
Greatschools.net received the 2007 People’s Voice Award for Best Family and Parenting Site. It notably provide good tools to select the right school or preschool and profusion of interesting articles about learning and school-related issues.
Do2Learn, Educational Resources for Special Needs.
The Resource Room
A website that provides tools, strategies, articles, and resources for people who learn differently or who have learning difficulties or learning disabilities.
The Planner Guide
"An organizational and Reference System for people with Social and Cognitive Challenges." (a useful tool for children, adolescents, and adults).
A Systematic Approach to Reading Fluency
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
conducts basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction and disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade.
Example:Fact Sheet about RAVE-O.
11 Fiches sur les Troubles des Apprentissages
Logiciels utiles aux dyslexiques
Logiciels listés par le Groupe CogniSciences, groupe de valorisation et de diffusion de la recherche du laboratoire des sciences de l'education de l'Université Pierre Mendès-France, à Grenoble, dont l'activité porte sur l'étude des processus du développement, d'acquisition et d'apprentissage du nourrisson à l'enfant.
A Resource for Teachers, Clinicians, Parents, and Students by the Brain Injury Association of New York State, which not only addresses problems encountered by students with brain injury but also a wide range of behavioral and cognitive impairments.
Learning By Design
research-based solution for improving spelling and word study skills!
Kidspiration and Inspiration
Educational software for children Grades K-5 and Grades 6-12.
Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE)
PACE is a tutoring program aiming at enhancing learning skills in children with learning difficulties.
College Board Website
What you need to know about Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), when preparing for the SATs, AP exams, and PSAT/NMSQT.
An excellent source of information breaking down the transition process, accommodations, scholarships, and more that learning-impaired students should be prepared with.
Advocacy for your child's needs:
Making School Work provides educational law and consulting services and is a mine of information about special education.
The Center for Education Advocacy battles to obtain full inclusion of all individuals with disabilities.
1450 Madruga Avenue, Suite 201 - Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: (305) 799 9970 - Fax: (305) 663 1856