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