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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. 

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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 

Please visit LDinfo.com (the source of this module) for additional information about learning disabilities.