Learning Disabilities: A to Z: A Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood (Revised)

Lisa Strick (Author) Corinne Smith (Author)


Enriched throughout with personal stories and tips from parents, this updated edition of Learning Disabilities: A to Z is an essential, up-to-the-minute resource for parents and professionals who work with children and adolescents.

The world of learning disabilities is undeniably complicated and challenging. Shining a bright light into this territory, Learning Disabilities: A to Z has long been the trusted resource for parents, helping them navigate the tough issues and arming them with the knowledge necessary to advocate for their children at school.

Filled with anecdotes and advice from parents, teachers, and counselors, this completely revised edition helps parents understand the nature of their children's learning disabilities, prepares them to negotiate for effective programming at school, and builds awareness of crucial issues of social and emotional growth. Written with warmth and compassion, the book covers every stage of development from the first day of preschool to the first day on the job.

Product Details

Free Press
Publish Date
September 07, 2010
6.18 X 1.25 X 9.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Corinne R. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Teaching and Leadership and former Dean of Education at Syracuse University, is author of one of the leading textbooks on learning disabilities. She chairs Syracuse University's renowned teacher education programs. She lives in Fayetteville, New York.

Lisa Strick is a freelance writer who for many years has produced features on family and education for national magazines. She is the mother of two grown sons, one of whom has a learning disability. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


"One of the best books on learning disabilities ever to cross my desk...this complete and readable guide arms parents with all the information they need to act effectively on the child's behalf."

--Lynn Altamura, former president, Learning Disabilities Association of New York State
"The most complete, readable and valuable book of its kind. If you are a parent of a struggling child, read this book. If someone you love is such a parent, gift them with this book. It is, quite simply, the best. . . . The new edition of "A to Z "is faithful to the mission of the original, but also addresses many of the current issues and concepts that impact education today. . . . Most important, "A to Z" explodes many of the myths and misconceptions that exist in our field."

-- Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., Executive Producer for "How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop"""
""Learning Disabilities: A to Z" should be the first book you reach for when your child has been diagnosed with any type of learning disability. You would be challenged to raise a question that this book does not address."

--Cheryl Wilbur, parent volunteer, Committee of Special Education, Westhill School District (NY)