Help your children reach their full potential in school

“The ABCs of Learning Issues, A Practical Guide for Parents”

by Dana Stahl M.ED.

Winner of the Parent Teacher Choice Award

Winner of the Parent Teacher Choice Award and The National Parenting Products Award

The practical guide for parent of children with learning disabilities


Is it becoming a daily challenge for your child to get through a simple school assignment, and you’re not sure what you—or your child—is doing wrong?

You’re both trying hard, but the last report card showed otherwise. You feel like you should talk to someone at the school and have your child tested, but for what, and how?

The next thing you know, you’re in a conference facing the school psychologist, the resource teacher, and the classroom teacher.  They’re reviewing test results, and even though you’re nodding your head, their clinical terminology is going way over it.

Maybe you’re a teacher struggling to identify learning issues in your classroom. You might be striving to reach students with IEPs or accommodations, but you need some new strategies.

Whether you’re a parent who is trying to decipher diagnostic test results or an educator looking for support, The ABCs of Learning Issues is the practical guide that identifies behaviors and suggests strategies to use at home and in the classroom.

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The ABCs of Learning Issues will help you and your child

When your child struggles with learning, it’s a struggle for all of you: the student, the teacher, and the parents.  Often times it feels like there are more questions than there are answers.

If you feel overwhelmed by the questions, The ABCs of Learning has the answers. Written by Dana Stahl, M.Ed., who overcame her own learning disabilities as a child, this book will give you a better grasp of your child’s unique learning style and empower you to help your child succeed:

  • Understand behaviors your child may exhibit in school and at home
  • Learn the specific language and clinical terminology used on formal evaluations and in school settings
  • See real-life examples provided by clinicians and educators to use as reference points
  • Find ways to collaborate with your school
  • Prepare necessary information for conferences, consultations, and meetings
  • Practice various strategies for use at home or in class
  • Provides parents with a valuable tool that increases their understanding of learning issues,
  • Offers a framework in which to identify and incorporate effective strategies when helping your children
  • Assists them in learning how to work directly with their school in a cooperative and collaborative manner
  • FAQs with in-depth responses
  • An extensive list of professional resources
  • A sample letter for requesting help along with a script to jump-start future conversations with educators and clinicians.

What educators are saying about The ABCs of Learning Issues

“Definitely this ABCs provides a plethora of resources to guide us through the terrain when we confront the challenge of parenting a child who though bright, creative, and loved, needs a different way to learn.”

Karen KaskowEducation Update Online

“This magnificent contribution to understanding and embracing the diversity among people with disabilities will prove a timeless resource on the issue of multicultural and global importance,”

Dr. George HaggertyPresident Beacon CollegeDistrict Administration

The ABCs of Learning Issues has been included on Up Journey’s ‘Best Parenting Books to Read in 2018’ list. 

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“Great Read! I found it very informative.”

Jodi MurphyMDR EdScoopsMDR EdScoops

“The resource section at the end of the book is a treasure trove of useful information, such as a list of professionals who can assist in treating specific learning issues.”

Jenny HughesFall Book Roundup William & Mary university Advancement

About the author

Dana Stahl

Dana Stahl is a learning specialist, educational consultant and child/parent advocate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Education degree in Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teaching.

As a child, Dana experienced learning issues firsthand. She was diagnosed with dyslexia and overcame her own learning disability to excel. Dana understands exactly what parents and students with learning issues are experiencing. Read more about Dana’s story here

The ABCs of Learning is as easy to use as ABC! 

You can look for the information you need and cross-reference issues quickly thanks to the color-coded tabs that link up everything from detailed explanations of learning issues and the educational topics that relate to them to corresponding behavioral issues and ways to implement strategies at home or in class.

A valuable tool for parents to help them understand various learning issues

Bridges the home-school gap by demystifying areas of concerns

Captures how parents and teachers can work together helping children reach their academic potential

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