Whatever challenges I had in school, they forced me to where I am today, so I see them as an asset. ~ Henry Winkler
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
President Reagan started Learning Disabilities Awareness Month to bring awareness to Learning Disabilities and give a platform for understanding the positive side of Learning Disabilities or “LD”.
When children have learning problems, their parents are the most aware and are the child’s biggest advocate. Usually, parents may notice that “something is just not right”. Teachers often notice a child having trouble in their class too and when they notice they want reliable information so they can help their students. It is important to work together.
Because Learning Disabilities are typically lifelong challenges, it is important to be well educated now. It is important to consider learning about: school to work transition issues, adults with LD and college and college prep.
Did you know there are different types of Learning Disabilities?
LD Online provides these short articles to learn more about what a learning disability is, what causes them and the specific types of learning disabilities.
- Dyslexia (reading problems)
- Dysgraphia (writing problems)
- Dyscalculia (math problems)
- Executive Function Difficulties (problems with organization)
- ADHD (trouble regulating attention)
Did you know there are a lot of resources for you and your child?
Here are some more great resources for you, to support you and to educate you on Learning Disabilities: