Straight Talk about Learning Disabilities

Straight Talk about Learning Disabilities

by Kay Marie Porterfield


st_ld_25“All my life I’d heard how smart I was. That compliment always came right before the bad news that made it clear just how backward I really was. “‘You’re such a smart girl, I don’t know why you can’t learn to tell time or learn the difference between b and p or don’t know left from right or can’t learn to write cursive. You’re so scatterbrained! What’s wrong with you?’”


  • Learning Disabilities: A Hidden Problem
  • LD: What It Is and Why It Happens
  • The Emotional Impact of Learning Disabilities
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Learning Disability Rights
  • School Skills: Learning How to Learn
  • Learning to Live with LD
  • Rising to the LD Challenge
  • Where to Find Help

“An informative and sensitive coverage of learning disabilities by a woman who remembers vividly what it was like to be an intelligent child who ‘just didn’t try hard enough.’”

School Library Journal


“The author’s own experience with a learning disability is poignantly described in the preface, adding resonance to her subject. Her talent for organizing information has produced an accessible book, but more than that, she offers reassurance.”


Book Excerpts

Do You Have a Learning Disability?

Astounding Memory Tricks for People with LD.