Synopses & Reviews
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.
Inside the easy-to-read pages of this comprehensive guidebook are valuable tools for identifying, understanding, and overcoming the struggles facing teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities. First in a new series, this upbeat book empowers teenagers, showing them how to create an educational plan for high school and college. Chockfull of tips for using assistive technology including, electronic notebooks, Optical Character Recognition systems, and books on tape, this resource talks to teens on a personal level. Also teaches students their rights under federal and state law and profiles famous people that also have learning disabilities.
This accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with a wide variety of learning disabilities, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and dyslexia. Assistive technology that aid students' learning such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, screen reading software, books on tape, and electronic notebooks are covered. The most recent research on brain structure and function, and the role they play in learning disabilities is presented, as well as a step-by-step guide to test reports, so that teens can understand how their disabilities are diagnosed.