LD Self-Advocacy Manual

Published with Permission Of Writer:

 Scott L. Crouse, Ph.D.

from LDInfo.com

A website dedicated to the advancement of practical knowledge and understanding about the often mysterious world of Learning Disabilities. 

Illustrated by
Kristin N. Crouse (age 10)

Copyright © 1996 Scott L. Crouse

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“Hello. My name is detective Learner. I have been sent by Scotland Yard to help you solve the many mysteries of your learning disability.”

“On this very interesting case we will uncover clues about how your brain works and how you can help yourself learn better.”

“You never know what you might discover on such an intriguing mystery. So keep your eyes and ears open for any possible clues.”

“Follow me . . . . . . . . ” 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – What is a Learning Disability? 

Famous people with LD

Review Questions

Chapter 2 – What Causes Learning Disabilities?

Review Questions

Chapter 3 -Discrepancy = Underachievement

Underachievement Worksheet

Chapter 4 -Processing: The Key to the Mystery

The sensory channels

Visual Processing

Auditory Processing

The cognitive channels

Sequential Processing

Conceptual Processing

Processing Speed

Sensory + Cognitive = Partnership

Review Questions

Processing Worksheet

Chapter 5 -Using Accommodations 

Know your strengths

Visual disability

Auditory disability

Sequential disability

Conceptual disability

Processing Speed disability

What about Learning Style?

Review Questions

Accommodations Worksheet

Chapter 6 -Other Issues Related to LD 

Low Self-esteem

Social Confusion



Review Questions

Other Issues Worksheet

Chapter 7 -Intelligence vs. IQ 

Seven Intelligences

Review Questions

Chapter 8 – Exercising Your Weakness 

Visual Processing Disability

Auditory Processing Disability

Sequential Processing Disability

Conceptual Processing Disability

Processing Speed Disability

Chapter 9 – LD and the Law 

Americans With Disabilities Act

Section 504


Your Assessment Report

Your IEP

Your responsibilities

Review Questions

Chapter 10 -Becoming an effective Self-Advocate 

Ten steps to self-advocacy

Meeting with your teacher

Review Questions

Chapter 11 -Planning for Your Future 

High School

After High School

Planning Career Choices

Chapter 12 -The Summary 

Seal of approval

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