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17 Ways to Start a Conversation About LD

Ever find yourself at a loss for words when trying to explain to others what it really means when you say, “My child has LD”? What do you say to your own parents for whom the concept of learning disabilities might not be familiar? How about coaches? If you have other children without LD or related issues, how do you talk to them?

We joined our close friends—experts in the field, parent contributors, parent advocates and authors—and came up with 17 conversation starters we hope you’ll find helpful. Click on the image below to start the slideshow, and please share conversation starters that have worked for you in the comments section at the bottom of this page.


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Laura Kusnyer-KeyLaura Kusnyer-Key manages editorial content for LD.org. Formerly the senior web editor of nycgo.com, she's thrilled to now have the opportunity to create and share content with and about the LD community.