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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities in K-12 education are becoming more prevalent than ever before. It is currently estimated that somewhere between 6 to 10 percent of the school-aged population in the U.S. have a learning disability.  Common types of learning disabilities encountered are dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.  Teaching students with learning disabilities is complicated by associated disorders, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity.

Early warning signs include problems with reading, mathematics, comprehension, writing, spoken language or reasoning abilities.  Any of these indicators may support a learning disabilities assessment.  If testing shows a student has a learning disability, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed by the school.  At this point teachers will use learning disability strategies and specialized classroom activities to accommodate the student.  With assistance from parents, schools and other sources, children can make great strides and get the education they deserve.

For over 25 years, Program Development Associates has provided information to people with learning disabilities, parents and teachers.  Our online store has cutting edge resources, video, training and programs for learning disability help and education.


Explores diagnosis and treatments of ADHD, ADD, and ODD, and discusses steps to help children with these challenging behaviors.

Illustrates how educators can greatly assist students with attentional, behavioral, and learning challenges within their classrooms using these effective techniques.

A look back and a look ahead with Richard Lavoie,creator of F.A.T. City Workshop

Provides encouragement for high school students, reminding them that there are different avenues to a successful and rewarding life after high school.

Outlines four concrete principles that parents, teachers, and administrators can follow to help facilitate the success of different learners.

The F.A.T. City Workshop.

Illustrates the challenges faced by three young people living with dyslexia, through personal interviews with them and those close to them.

Helps people who have disabilities, which are not obviously detected, get the job they want.

Join Rick Lavoie as he provides strategies for teaching friendship skills in the classroom, home, and community.

Join Richard Lavoie as he presents secrets to turning on the tuned-out child.

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