Keys to Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability
The authors discuss the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities. They provide a practical course of action for parents who suspect a learning disability in their child. They also describe methods of special education, dealing with learning-disabled children at home, and integrating them into community activities.
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Part OneWhat Is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disabilities Defined
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