Publications

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LDA Members can view and download several of the organization’s most useful publications.

steps-to-independenceSteps to Independence

This classic self-help book for adults with learning disabilities by Dale S. Brown is a new edition, produced exclusively for LDA.

Download Steps to Independence (PDF 58pgs, 384 KB)

lda-advocacy-handbookAdvocacy Handbook

A Parent’s Guide for Special Education

A complete guide to understanding the special education process plus tools to help parents advocate for appropriate education and services for their children with learning disabilities. Produced by LDA’s most experienced advocates, this handbook covers:

  • IDEA Principles and Concepts
  • the Special Education Process
  • Special Issues in special education
  • other laws that impact students with LD
  • sample letters
  • an IEP Check List
  • additional valuable resources for parents

Download the Advocacy Handbook (PDF 91 pgs, 290 KB)

when-pre-schoolers-are-not-on-target-in-their-developmentWhen Pre-Schoolers Are Not “On Target” In Their Development: A Guide for Parents, Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Providers

Information on early identification of learning disabilities and appropriate intervention strategies to professionals who work with preschool children and families of preschool children. Produced by LDA’s Early Childhood Committee in hopes of achieving the following goals:

  • Increase public awareness and advance the understanding of the needs of preschool children who may have learning disabilities.
  • Advance the competence of child care workers, preschool workers and health care professionals to recognize children with learning disabilities or at risk for learning disabilities.
  • Support families, as well as child care and preschool workers, in using appropriate interventions for children with learning disabilities or at risk for learning disabilities.
  • Identify resources for families of young children with learning disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

Download “When Pre-Schoolers Are Not ‘On Target’ In Their Development” (PDF 16pgs, 315 KB)

Journal Vol 18 # 1.pdfLearning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal

The Journal is a quarterly technical publication oriented toward professionals in the field of learning disabilities. Several back issues are available here.

Order “Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2013)”

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