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Several publications, organizations, and support groups exist to help individuals, teachers, and families to understand and cope with learning disabilities. The following resources provide a good starting point for gaining insight, practical solutions, and support. Further information can be found at libraries and book stores.


Books for Children and Teens With Learning Disabilities

Fisher, G., and Cummings, R. The Survival Guide for Kids with Learning Disorder. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1991. (Also available on cassette)

Gehret, J. Learning Disabilities and the Don't-Give-Up-Kid. Fairport, NY: Verbal Images Press, revised ed.1996.

Janover, C. Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia. Burlington, VT: Waterfront Books, 2004

Marek, M. Different, Not Dumb. New York: Franklin Watts Publishing Co., 1985.

Levine, M. Keeping A Head in School: A Student's Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Services, Inc., reprint 1991.

Books for Adults With Learning Disabilities

Adelman, P., and Wren, C. Learning Disabilities, Graduate School, and Careers: The Student's Perspective. Lake Forest, IL: Learning Opportunities Program, Barat College, 1990.

Cordoni, B. Living with a Learning Disability. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, revised ed. 1991

Kravets, M., and Wax, I. The K&W Guide: Colleges and the Learning Disabled Student. Princeton Review, 6th ed. 2001.

Stephen S. Strichart (Editor), Charles T., II Mangrum (Editor) Peterson's Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders Peterson's Guides. revised 6th ed. 2000.

Books for Parents

Novick, B., and Arnold, M. Why Is My Child Having Trouble in School?: J P Tarcher, reprint ed. 1995

Silver, L. The Misunderstood Child: A Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. 3rd ed. Times Books, 1998.

Vail, P. Smart Kids with School Problems. New American Library Trade; 1989

Weiss, E. Mothers Talk About Learning Disabilities. Simon & Schuster, reprint ed. 1991.

Related Pamphlets Available From NIH

Facts About Dyslexia
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Building 31, Room 2A32
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892 (301) 496-5133

Developmental Speech and Language Disorders--Hope through Research
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders
P.O. Box 37777
Washington, DC 20013 (800) 241-1044

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The first description of a specific reading disability was an 1896 case study in the British medical literature of a "bright and intelligent boy" who had great difficulty learning to read.

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