Living with LDs

LD@home knows that Living with LDs can have it’s challenges, but here you’ll find support from experts and our team, as well as inspirational stories to help guide you on your journey.




Expert Advice

Our Expert Advice page is designed to help you interact with our experts and staff around the issues affecting those living with LDs. Your question can be about a parenting challenge at home, a challenge at school or even planning for further education. Our experts include educators working in the classroom and researchers investigating the latest studies in the area. As well, LDAO staff will use the 50 plus years of our experience to guide you.

With every answer, we encourage you to use it as a part of your process, which may also include using other sources from our partners, conducting further research and having conversations with your child and their teachers to formulate a specific course of action. Every child is different, so sometimes trial and error is a key part of finding what works for you.


Personal Stories



Using Manipulatives to Support Math Learning at Home

Many students struggle with math. The thought of juggling arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and fractions is enough to make them anxious. But for the estimated 3 -9% of students with learning disabilities (LDs) in mathematics (Fuchs et al., 2010; Swanson,

5 Simple Tips to Help Your Child Acquire Reading Skills

Adapted from a question answered by Nathalie Paquet-Bélanger Reading is not an innate or natural process; everyone must learn to read, starting from the basics. Children with learning disabilities (LDs) may progress at a slower rate than other children,