Does your child struggle to acquire certain academic and social skills? Learning disabilities cover a broad spectrum of challenges, but the most prevalent diagnoses include:
This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families who have a concern about their child's learning issues. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.
Just Getting Started?
Families who are just beginning to uncover a concern about their child's learning issues may benefit from Connecting for Kids' Empower the Parent program. This step-by-step resource shows you how to get started finding help for your child. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.
You're Not Alone.
In addition to the resources on this page, CFK offers opportunities to learn and connect with other families
To Learn More:
The recommendations provided on the remainder of this page were made by experts at the Lawrence School. For more information on the Lawrence School, please see its entry in the Connecting for Kids Provider Directory.
The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:
Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA)
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Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting learning issues in children.
Learn more about learning disabilities from recommended books:
Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps
Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads:
Lawrence Technology Guide
Specific Learning Disability Resources from the Ohio Department of Education Special Education Topics
Learning Ally 1in5 Initiative offers webinars, newsletter and more to support students with Dyslexia.