Enriched throughout with personal stories and tips from parents, this updated edition of Learning Disabilities: A to Z is an essential, up-to-the-minute resource for parents and professionals who work with children and adolescents.
The world of learning disabilities is undeniably complicated and challenging. Shining a bright light into this territory, Learning Disabilities: A to Z has long been the trusted resource for parents, helping them navigate the tough issues and arming them with the knowledge necessary to advocate for their children at school.
Filled with anecdotes and advice from parents, teachers, and counselors, this completely revised edition helps parents understand the nature of their children’s learning disabilities, prepares them to negotiate for effective programming at school, and builds awareness of crucial issues of social and emotional growth. Written with warmth and compassion, the book covers every stage of development from the first day of preschool to the first day on the job.
Corinne R. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Teaching and Leadership and former Dean of Education at Syracuse University, is author of one of the leading textbooks on learning disabilities. She chairs Syracuse University’s renowned teacher education programs. She lives in Fayetteville, New York.
Lisa Strickis a freelance writer who for many years has produced features on family and education for national magazines. She is the mother of two grown sons, one of whom has a learning disability. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.