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Learning Disabilities

Introduction

I hate the kids in my school, and I hate school, too,” said Ray. He slammed his books on the kitchen table.

“Tell me about it,” said his mom as she handed him a soda.

“It's the same old thing. Some of the kids call me names like ‘Retard’ or ‘Stupid,’ and my teacher says if I just tried harder I could learn. But I DO try. I just can't seem to read words and make sense out of them like the other kids do. I know I'm smart, but when it comes to reading, I just don't get it!”

Ray has a learning disability. “Learning disability,” or LD for short, is a term that is most often used to describe someone who has great difficulty doing well in school, especially in the language arts. A person with a learning disability has this difficulty in spite of having average to above average intelligence and good teachers in the early grades when reading and writing were first taught.

If you have a learning disability if you know someone with a learning disability or if you just want to know more about the problem, this book is for you. This book will focus on identifying a learning disability We will tell you about some of the challenges people with learning disabilities face every day. We will also talk about some of the possible causes of LD. We will discuss how a learning disability can affect a teen's life in and out of school, and what a teen can do to help himself or herself in school and in finding a career. Finally, you'll learn what assistance teachers and LD specialists can give and how family and friends can help.

Learning may be more difficult for you if you have a learning disability, but you can do things to make it easier.

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