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LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

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AT in Action



Meet teachers and students at the Jemicy School and watch as they discus how they use technology across content areas, AT tools such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text, the value of audio books in accessing text, using technology for real-time teacher-student collaboration, and more.


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Meet the Expert: Beth Poss

Learn about effective assistive technology for children with language-based disabilities, built-in AT tools, self-advocacy, Universal Design for Learning, and more. Poss has 30 years of experience in assistive technology and is a faculty member for the Center on Technology and Disability.

Assistive Technology: Expert Q&A

In this Q&A with psychologist Dr. Todd Cunningham, you'll learn the basics about assistive technology (AT) and how AT tools can help students with language-based learning disabilities to reach their full potential in the classroom.

Self-Advocacy: A Valuable Skill for Your Teenager with LD

Self-advocacy is understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities, and communicating these to others. If your teen has a learning disability, self-awareness and self-advocacy are keys to her future success.

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Today's Blog

"Aiming for Access" with June Behrmann

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More Highlights

Include Students in the Learning Process

Helping students understand their individual learning processes is one of the most important steps we can take as teachers. So often, we teach our students the way we ourselves learn best. In doing so, we may be missing opportunities to empower their learning. Essential to being a good student – and to good teaching – is awareness of our individual preferences for thinking and learning.

Spelling and Dyslexia

Spelling is a challenge for children with dyslexia. This fact sheet explains how weaknesses in language skills (including the ability to analyze and remember the individual sounds in words) affect spelling and how we can help children with dyslexia become better spellers.

How Learning and Attention Issues Can Cause Trouble with Spelling

Use this guide from Understood to see how different kinds of learning and attention issues — dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, visual processing issues, and dysgraphia — can affect kids’ ability to spell. You’ll also find strategies to support children at home and school with their spelling.

Contributions From You

Hidden Snails

Today's Artist

Hidden Snails, by Nikolas, age 9

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Today's First Person Essay

The Handicap That Had No Name by Dale S. Brown

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