The activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.


LDOnLine is a visually attractive interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children, a service of The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA in Washington, DC. In addition to a range of factual information, an events calendar, and a guide to resources, the site offers Kid Zone, where children with learning disabilities can share their art work and stories.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Association of America site is a well-organized and comprehensive resource for information on the range of learning disabilities affecting children and adults. In addition to fact sheets on specific disorders, directories of print, electronic, and other resources, and LDA position papers, there are sections focusing on everything from assistive technology, to parents' rights and responsibilities, to summaries of scientific research.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

This site offers a wealth of information about learning disabilities, including coping methods, current research, and teaching strategies. The site is aimed at those with disabilities, their families, and others who work with the learning disabled.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves as a central source of information on disabilities in youth. There are pages on developmental delays and early intervention, education and legislative issues, specific disabilities, and more.

TeensHealth: Learning Disabilities

This TeensHealth site, from the Nemours Foundation, is aimed at youth and provides information on what learning disabilities are, signs of disabilities, their causes, and how to cope with them. Click the “more like this” tab on the right for additional articles, and the “resources” tab for related outside links.

Dana Articles

Targeting Dyslexia

Researchers turn to infants and “pre-readers” to see if difficulty in reading changes the brain or if the differences were there to begin with.

Could the Cerebellum Help Drive Creativity?

The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.

Maturing Intelligence

While our short-term memory ability may peak in youth, other cognitive skills hit their strides much later, researchers report from a series of crowd-sourced experiments.

When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education

A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.

Visualizing Art

Researchers tap into the brain’s intricate circuitry as it draws and judges its work.