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Getting Books on Tape Through the Internet

LD and ADD/ADHD Expert Advice from Eileen S. Marzola, Ed.D.

Q: My 13-year-old loves to read, but she has a comprehension disability and only reads at 2.5-grade level. Her teachers and I have tried different methods to help her, but she's getting frustrated that she can't understand a simple third-grade book. Where would I find books on tape to interest an eighth-grader? Can I get them on the Internet?

A: You can go to http://www.booksontape.com to buy audio books, but your daughter may also be eligible to receive books free from the Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic. Try their website at http://www.rfbd.org for more information about whether she would qualify for this service or call their toll-free number at 1-800-221-4792.

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For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.


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