Straight Talk about Learning Disabilities

Straight Talk about Learning Disabilities

by Kay Marie Porterfield


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Attention deficit disorder (ADD), dyslexia, and other learning disabilities affect from five to twenty percent of the population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in seven people has a learning disorder (LD). Often these disorders are not recognized, leading to problems, not only in school, but also in selfesteem and relationships. Straight Talk About Learning Disabilities provides information and suggestions of ways to get help for those who think they may have a LD or know someone whom they think has a LD. Author Kay Marie Porterfield includes a moving preface in which she discusses her own experiences, in school and after graduation, with LDs. The book also provides a list of agencies to contact for help or additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816038657
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: Straight Talk
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Scatterbrainv
1.Learning Disabilities: A Hidden Problem1
2.LD: What It Is and Why It Happens13
3.The Emotional Impact of Learning Disabilities32
4.Diagnosis and Treatment50
5.Learning Disability Rights67
6.School Skills: Learning How to Learn86
7.Learning to Live with LD103
8.Rising to the LD Challenge120
9.Where to Find Help139

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