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
Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers
Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.
Learn how brain scientists are working to solve the puzzle of why some children struggle to read and others don't.
Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.
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.