A learning disability is something that
challenges a child developmentally. Common
Dyslexia an impaired ability to read and understand
Dysgraphia impaired written language such as printing
Dyscalculia difficulty learning math concepts (such as
quantity, place value, and time), difficulty memorizing
math facts, difficulty organizing numbers, and
understanding how problems are organized on the page
Dysfluency hesitations repetitions omissions or extra
sounds in speech patterns stuttering or stammering
Between 8% and 10% of children under 18 in
the U.S. may have some type of learning
No known cause
Diagnosed in elementary school
Talking later than
Slow to learn new words
Confusing small words,
such as "at" and "to."
Reversing the shapes of
written letters such as "d"
for "b." For example, the
child may write "dat"
instead of "bat."
The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia by
Diane Burton Robb and Gail Piazza
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Association of Dyslexia
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Organization for Rare Disorders
The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With
Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success
(Everything: Parenting and Family) by Abigail Marshall
Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting
Dyscalculia and Students who Struggle with Maths
(Book & CD) by Ronit Bird
When Writing's a Problem: Understanding Dysgraphia
and Helpful Hints for Reluctant Writers by Regina G.
The Dysfluency Resource Book by Jackie Turnbull
One on One
Eileen, K., and Glynnis Edwards. The
Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early
Childhood Education. 6th ed. Belmont,
California : Delmar Thomson Learning, 2008.