The following are recommended books for parents and educators.
The Pretenders: Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning
This book tells the stories of eight people who never stopped trying. From humiliation in school and the anxiety of coping with everyday life unable to read street signs and menus, to shopping, driving, and working, these people lived in a world of dashed hopes and dreams — regardless of outward appearances — until they discovered their learning disability and unlocked their true gifts. Anyone who has ever endured a failure in school will appreciate the heartache of people who knew nothing but failure, yet held great potential.
Called "retarded," "lazy," "immature," "delinquent," and more, they managed to get by, all the while thinking that deep down they were worthless people—that everything anyone ever said about them was true. Except, as they would discover later in life, it wasn't. Proceeds from the sale of The Pretenders will be used to further the work of the H.E.L.P. Program.
The Source for Learning Disabilities
This is the definitive source for information on learning disabilities. Get new information about federal mandates, teaming, transitioning, and involving parents. You'll also have a thorough discussion of the social and emotional aspects of LD and a glossary of terms. Get well-organized information about five major disabilities: communication disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD). For each of the five disabilities, you'll have: definitions, characteristic charts, screening checklists, intervention tips and strategies, and a comprehensive list of resources.
Proceeds from the sale of books purchased from our recommended books section can help support LD OnLine.