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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:

  • Dyscalculia: A wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math
  • Dysgraphia: Affects writing and can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and struggling to put thoughts on paper
  • Dyslexia: Can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking
  • Dyspraxia: Affects motor skill development
  • Executive Function: Impacts the ability to plan, organize and manage details

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.

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.

Recommended Organizations

The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:

Children's Dyslexia Center - Cleveland
Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA)

View in Provider Directory

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Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)


National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)


In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting learning issues in children.

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Recommended Books

Learn more about learning disabilities from recommended books:

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention
N. Mather and B. Wendling

Learning Disabilities A to Z cover image
Learning Disabilities: A to Z:
A Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood

C. Smith, PhD

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
S. Shaywitz, MD

Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
D. Flink

Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps

Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads:

Lawrence Technology Guide
Apps, software and technology recommended by the Lawrence School


Articles and resources for all learning differences.


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.

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