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Learning Disabilities: Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know

About Learning Disabilities - Disabilities in School icon_podcastsThe following is a transcription of the podcast, “Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Learning Disabilities (audio).”

In this podcast, Dr. Sheldon Horowitz answers three common questions about learning disabilities (LD):

  • How can you get a child’s learning disability to go away?
  • How do you deal with someone—a child, parent, or teacher—who denies that anything is wrong, that the learning disability doesn’t exist?
  • How does brain structure and function relate to learning disabilities?

This is the third in a three-part series developed with the Student Success Collaborative.

Karen Golembeski: Welcome to this podcast series on the basics of learning disabilities. This podcast series is brought to you by the Student Success Collaborative. The Student Success Collaborative is made up of City Year, One Global Economy, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Teachers without Borders, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The Student Success Collaborative and this podcast series are generously funded by the Cisco Systems Foundation.

My name is Karen Golembeski. I am the assistant director of education programs at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. This podcast is part of a three-part series on the Basics of Learning Disabilities. Questions for this podcast and others have been submitted by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Teachers without Borders’ network of educators across the country.

Our guest today is my colleague, Dr. Sheldon Horowitz. Dr. Horowitz is the director of LD Resources and Essential Information at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. He’s our in-house learning disabilities expert.

Today’s podcast is on the topic of the things I’ve always wanted to know about learning disabilities. So let’s begin. Welcome, Dr. Horowitz.

Sheldon Horowitz: Thank you very much.