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Learning Disabilities

A learning disability (LD) is a disorder that affects a child's ability to interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. This section provides a wealth of information about learning disabilities, the most common of which is dyslexia — difficulty with language and reading. Also visit our sister site LD OnLine, the leading website on learning disabilities for parents and educators.

Featured partner: National Center on Learning Disabilities

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Reba McEntire

Find out what it takes to give our preschoolers the early literacy skills they need to become successful readers.

 

Explore ways to create a literacy-rich summer for kids, including struggling learners.

Nick Spano

Meet real-life children who struggle with reading but don't give up! A lively show geared for kids.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

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