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
Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.
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.
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.