Parenting A Child With A Learning DisabilityBook - 1995
Help your learning-disabled child enjoy school and learn more effectively. This book shows parents what they can do at home to help their learning-disabled child at school. Using nonthreatening, nontechnical language, Tuttle and Paquette describe a variety of learning disorders: attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, hyperactivity, and speaking, reading, writing, and math disabilities and difficulties. They show parents how to become more effective advocates for their child in the school system. They also discuss how to work with the special education team, and tell parents what legal rights they have and how to take advantage of them. The authors pay special attention to putting learning disabilities within the context of the entire family -- how one child's special needs may affect other siblings, grandparents, etc. Parenting A Child With A Learning Disibility also covers the tests and evaluations used by schools, so parents will know what to expect and how these tests can affect the child's future. The book contains a glossary of terms used by special educators and testing personnel so parents will feel at ease discussing their child's needs with educators. Throughout, the authors' tone is encouraging and reassuring, and parents will be left feeling they can succeed in helping their child.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995.
Characteristics: p. cm.