LD Awareness

Westmark School is committed to doing our part to raise awareness and reshape perceptions about learning differences (LD). We also strive to illuminate the strengths, experiences, and needs of students who think and learn differently.

Whether you are a current or prospective Westmark family or simply seek to learn more about LD education, we invite you to explore our website, including this page of resources. More information and insights will be added in the coming months, so be sure to check back here again!


Basic Terminology

Learn the basic meanings of terms frequently used across our website and in the field of LD education.

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Recommended Reading

If you parent, teach, or care for a child with dyslexia or other language-based LD, this shortlist of books—recommended by our Head of School—may help guide your journey together.

  • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning, by Ben Foss
     
  • The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock L. Eide M.D. and Fernette F. Eide M.D.
     
  • Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
     
  • Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D.

About Our Partnerships

Read about the partnerships Westmark has forged in the fields of neuroscience and LD education.