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Books: Learning Disabilities

This list includes books recommended by Connecting for Kids families. Many of the titles in this list are available through Connecting for Kids partner libraries. Or, if you choose to purchase one of the titles in this list, you can help contribute to Connecting for Kids when you select us as your preferred charity through the Amazon Gives program. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and select Connecting for Kids of Westlake Ohio when you visit!

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For featured resources, including our "top four" books as recommended by local experts in the field, see the Learning Disabilities Concern Topic Page.


The following books have been recommended for families:

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, I. Beck, M. McKeown and L. Kucan (Amazon Smile)

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention, N. Mather and B. Wendling (Amazon Smile)

From ABC to ADHD: What Every Parent Should Know About Dyslexia, E. Tridas (Amazon Smile)

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning, J. Cooper-Kahn, PhD and L. Dietzel, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Learning Disabilities 101: A Primer for Parents, M. Haller (Amazon Smile)

Learning Disabilities: A to Z: A Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood, C. Smith, PhD (Amazon Smile)

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

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, P. Dawson, EdD, and R. Guare, PhD (Amazon Smile)

The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers, S. Reif and J. Stern (Amazon Smile)

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning, B. Foss (Amazon Smile)

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, B. Eide and F. Eide, MD (Amazon Smile)

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn, Revised and Expanded Edition, R. Davis (Amazon Smile)

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties, J. Forgan, PhD, and M. Richey (Amazon Smile)

Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities, D. Flink (Amazon Smile)


The following books have been recommended for children who are struggling with a learning disability:

Dyslexia (True Books), A. Squire (Amazon Smile)

How I Learn: A Kid's Guide to Learning Disability, B. Miles and C. Patterson (Amazon Smile)

If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? B. Esham (Amazon Smile)

It's Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series), J. Moore-Mallinos (Amazon Smile)

Let's Talk about Dyslexia (Let's Talk Library), M. Gordon (Amazon Smile)

My Friend Has Dyslexia (Friends with Disabilities), A Tourville (Amazon Smile)

The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia, D. Robb (Amazon Smile)

The Don't-Give-Up Kid: and Learning Disabilities (The Coping Series), J. Gehret (Amazon Smile)

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*: (*Learning Differences), R. Cummings, EdD (Amazon Smile)

Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia - Special Stories Series 2, K Gaynor (Amazon Smile)

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