New & Noteworthy: “The ABCs of Learning Issues”

The ABCs of Learning Issues, a new bookby Dana Stahl, M.Ed., aims to help parents gain a deeper understanding of their children’s learning issues, while providing practical advice for families as they embark on the journey to help their child reach his potential.

 Stahl’s background gives her a unique perspective on the subject: She is an educational expert and learning specialist—but perhaps most important, she’s able to draw on her own experiences as a child who struggled with dyslexia. She knows all too well the challenges kids with LD face, as well as the plight parents face when trying to advocate for their children. As she explains, that’s what motivated her to write this book:

It can be a daily challenge for parents to properly support their children with specific learning, attention, and anxiety issues – many parents don’t even know how or where to begin the process of receiving help. The ABCs of Learning Issues provides parents with this much-needed starting point. It helps bridge the gap between the home and school and promotes a common language between parents and educators so that every child, regardless of their disability, can reach their full academic and social-emotional potential.

According to the press release accompanying the book, the information is organized and written for the layperson: “The ABCs of Learning Issues explores 24 of the most commonly observed learning issues, including immature social-emotional development, decoding skills, and academic anxiety. The book describes each learning issue in layman’s terms, as well as provides clinical and educator definitions. It also offers a robust ‘Resource’ section that includes a glossary, tips for parents to effectively communicate with their children’s school, and a list of organizations that can provide assistance.”

The ABCs of Learning Issues is available at A Spanish version of the book will be released later this year.

 To facilitate a dialogue addressing parents’ questions and concerns, Stahl will personally answer questions via the ‘Ask Dana’ tab on her website at This unique and personal dialogue underscores Stahl’s commitment to helping parents and professionals work together to support children with learning disabilities.