The "For Kids Only" Learning Disabilities Website



Here you will find helpful hints to help you be a better reader, and a better speller, and some more resources to help in these areas.


Help me be a better reader, PLEASE!


Always read in a quiet place.


Use a ruler to keep your place while you are reading.


Use the pictures in your book to help you read.


Make a word bank of all the words you don't know.  Make sure you look them up in a dictionary.


Make up a story and have someone else write it down.  Then YOU go back and read it.


Use a reading guide (Cliff notes) that will help you understand what you are reading.


Share what you have read with an adult or a friend.


Make up titles for paragraphs that you read.  That might help you remember what you read when you go back.


Take notes while you read.


Read silly books, magazines, and the comics.  Read for fun!


Help Me Spell!

Use your senses.  Snap, clap, and tap your spelling words.


Make a word bank of the words you are having trouble with.


Make up crossword puzzles.


Make your own dictionary.


Make up word searches.


Write the words with letters missing and then go back and fill in the blank.


Practice writing your spelling words.


Get a special dictionary that spells words how they sound and spell them correctly so you can find if you don't know the spelling.


Here is some more help:



Here are some books that can help you more with your math, reading and writing.


Many Ways To Learn:
Young People's Guide to Learning Disabilities

by Judith Stern and Uzi Ben-Ami
Magination Press, 1996
ISBN 0-945354-74-6
Phone: 1-800-374-2721

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD
by Cummings and Fisher
Free Spirit Publishing, 1990. ISBN 0-915793-18-0
Phone orders: 1-800-735-7323

The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD
by Cummings and Fisher
Free Spirit Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-915793-32-6
Phone orders: 1-800-735-7323

Keeping A Head in School
by Mel Levine, M.D.
Educator's Publishing Service, 1990 - ISBN 0-8388-2069-7
Phone orders: 1-800-225-5750


Putting on the Brakes: Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
by Quinn and Stern
Magination Press, 1991 - ISBN 0-945354-32-0
Phone: 800-374-2721

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This website was developed collaboratively during the summer session of June/July 2000, as a technology project by graduate students  in EEX 6015: Learning Disabilities; and Dr. Marcia Greene, Associate Professor and Bill Halverson, Technology Instructor/Webmaster, Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Education.   Comments/Feedback??? Email us directly or use the Feedback option at the top of the page.  We hope you have enjoyed this website! 
Last modified: July 10, 2000
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