Bookshare: Best-Kept Secret for Kids with Dyslexia

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Bookshare is an online library of accessible eBooks and educational materials for children (and adults) with diagnosed language learning disabilities and other issues that make reading difficult. Members have access to over 400,000 titles, including textbooks,… Read the rest

Comprehension Skills for Kids with LD

Reading comprehension is essential to academic and lifelong learning. Yet despite its critical importance, comprehension has only been in the forefront of scientific study since the 1970s. Since then, we’ve learned that reading comprehension is not a passive, receptive process,… Read the rest

Is This Reading Intervention Right for My Child?

Your child is eligible for special education services due to difficulties with reading and spelling—but how do you know whether the interventions offered address her unique needs? To answer that question, you must evaluate the proposed program as well as… Read the rest

LD + Math = Struggles

Difficulties in learning math seldom lead to referrals for learning disabilities evaluation, despite being specified in both federal and state LD definitions. School systems provide assessment and special services mostly on the basis of difficulties learning to read (dyslexia). So… Read the rest

Must-Have AT Tools for Struggling Readers

By Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS What Assistive Technology (AT) does your child with LD need to be independently successful this school year? Over the next few weeks, this blog will feature smart choices for you to consider as you make… Read the rest