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14 Proven Strategies for Students with Learning Challenges, Their Parents and Educators
Plus a Guide for Getting into the Right Post-Secondary Program

K-12 and Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Autism, Head Injuries or Aphasia

Natalie Phelps Tate, M.S. Ed.

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Whether coping with LD, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, head injuries or aphasia, learning-challenged students from elementary school through college, and their families and teachers, can use these Fourteen Proven Strategies for Students with Learning Challenges to create learning arrangements that enable the student to thrive. Disabled by an aneurysm at age 6, the author, educator and counselor, Natalie Phelps Tate, includes checklists, easy-to-use form letters, lists of resources, examples and practical advice for those committed to the education that learning-disabled students are entitled to by law:

  • How to accept and understand an individual learning challenge
  • Choosing schools
  • Motivating teachers to act as allies
  • Finding help
  • Enabling a student’s independence

Fourteen Proven Strategies for Students with Learning Challenges describes actions, attitudes and assistive technology that will reduce educational and interpersonal struggles and stress and empower students with learning and social challenges to reach their full academic, social and emotional potential.

*All profits from book sales go to Individual Learning Solutions, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) benefiting families with learning challenges.* 


My goal in writing this is to provide encouragement and strategies that can make a dramatic difference in the academic lives of students with learning challenges. These are 14 primary strategies that I have developed and used myself over the past 30+ years in coping with my learning disability, both as a student and as an educator. These strategies have enabled me to reach my goals. I believe that these 14 strategies can be used by most students with a broad range of learning and social challenges to achieve success. Diagnosis definitions and legal classifications for students with challenges change over time. Whatever the labels are today, each student is “one of a kind” and has unique strengths to build upon. These proven strategies showcase those strengths and I believe that they can empower students with learning challenges to achieve their goals. Each chapter in this book ends with a section of additional insights designed especially for students, parents and for educators.


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Post-Secondary: Interview Questions

Post-Secondary: Starting the Journey

Strategy 4: Planning Ahead for Audio Books

Strategy 8: Writing “The Letter”

Strategy 10: The Evaluation Questionnaire

Strategy 13: Audiobooks/CD Download Sources

Strategy 14: List of Adaptive Technology Sources


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