Exclusively written for teenagers and young adults dealing with a wide variety of learning disabilities-including ADHD and dyslexia-this accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding, and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities provides a clear and informative overview of the most common disabilities, appealing to teenagers with its easy-to-read format and positive tips for success.
Penny Hutchins Paquette is an educational writer, former school librarian, and author of Asthma: The Ultimate Teen Guide She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Cheryl Gerson Tuttle is a special education coordinator and educational writer in Special Education with broad experience at the preschool through college levels. She is the author of Medications: The Ultimate Teen Guide. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Learning Disabilities: An Overview Chapter 4 2. Your Brain Chapter 5 3. Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter 6 4. Dyscalculia: Problems with Numbers Chapter 7 5. Dysgraphia: Problems with Writing Chapter 8 6. Dyslexia: Problems with Reading Chapter 9 7. Foreign Languages Chapter 10 8. Nonverbal Learning Disability Chapter 11 9. Your Test Report Chapter 12 10. The IEP Chapter 13 11. Transition Planning Chapter 14 12. The Law and Your Rights Chapter 15 13. Reviewing Postsecondary Education Options Chapter 16 14. No More Teachers, No More Books Chapter 17 15. Assistive Technology Part 18 Glossary Part 19 Sources Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Authors