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PBS Parents Launches Struggling to Learn
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The site is a learning disabilities resource from the producers of “Misunderstood Minds”
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Struggling to Learn
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Struggling to Learn was produced by WGBH Educational Foundation for PBS Online and included members of the team who created the companion Web site to the PBS documentary “Misunderstood Minds.” 
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Struggling to Learn, a new PBS Parents Web site by WGBH, the producers of the television documentary and Web site “Misunderstood Minds,” puts learning disabilities into perspective and helps parents and teachers navigate this often complicated and confusing landscape by profiling a variety of learning problems, treatments, and expert opinions. 

The site is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes and potential reading, writing, math and attention difficulties, and specific strategies and resources for responding, as well as the opportunity to hear from a range of learning disability experts. 

Millions of American school children struggle with serious learning problems. Each day they face tasks that, for reasons unknown to them, never become automatic and always seem to stand in the way of their progress as students. For parents and teachers of a struggling child, the picture is not much clearer or any less frustrating.

Here’s what you’ll find online:

• Understanding and Recognizing 
An overview of learning processes, potential difficulties and how to recognize them, and general information on the importance of responding

• Asking the Experts
Parents' frequently asked questions posed to our panel of learning disability experts

• Supporting Your Child
Strategies and tips for helping a struggling child, at home and in school

• Finding Resources
Books, articles, Web sites, multimedia, and video resources for further learning

This site is also accessible, designed for use with screen reader devices that render text into speech for blind and low-vision Web users.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/issuesadvice/strugglingtolearn/

This site was produced by WGBH Educational Foundation for PBS Online and included members of the team who created the companion Web site to the PBS documentary “Misunderstood Minds.” 

PBS.org expands PBS's points of impact beyond broadcast, by pioneering the development and distribution of interactive content and seamless integration with local PBS stations. Comprised of more than 1,000 Web sites produced by hundreds of PBS stations and independent producers, the award-winning PBS.org is the nation's leading not-for-profit, public service content site for audiences of all ages.

Contact: Lisa Cerqueira, Senior Publicist, WGBH Boston
617-300-5334 or  lisa_cerqueira(--at--)wgbh.org
 




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