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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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Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities




What the research says about what really works in building word recognition and comprehension skills in kids with LD. Parents can also find guidance in how to use the research findings to “size up” their child’s reading program.

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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read

Browse this reading comprehension toolbox to find lots of great, practical tips you can use to help your child with homework reading assignments.

Self-Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension

Proficient readers typically engage with a text by asking themselves questions as they read. In contrast, struggling readers, and those with disabilities, are not likely to pose these questions. Learn about before, during and after reading strategies that work, as well as ideas for embed-ding technology supports.

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Inventing Joey Pigza: Our Interview with Jack Gantos

We asked Jack Gantos to talk about the inspiration for his Joey Pigza books and how he devel-oped such a believable and authentic character.

Visualizing to Make Meaning

By practicing visualization (drawing on principles for Universal Design for Learning), you can help them learn to use all of their senses to engage with and imagine the world of a text, and to bring that world to life as they read.

How to Get and Keep Boys Reading

Award-winning authors Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jon Scieszka, and Gene Luen Yang, gathered together for a lively panel discussion. (from our sister site, ReadingRockets.org)

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Self-Portrait: Kellyn

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Self-Portrait: Kellyn, by Kellyn, age 12

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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