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2013-14

Learning Resources

 Catalog

Dear Reader:

We continue to add to the LDR catalog.  This paper form of the catalog, designed to save natural and financial resources, refers to the online version of the catalog that has been expanded to include photographs of most products, along with the descriptions of each product.  This 2011-12 Catalog marks 23 years of service for Learning disAbilities Resources.  This year we are again pleased to include a number of new items for adults and children who learn differently. An example is the math exercise pages:  Fractions' Four Functions and Writing Word Problems.  Dr. Cooper has found that these exercise pages have helped many students to increase their understanding of fractions and word problems.  We have also added the Test Anxiety Student Manuel that puts the information from Dr. Cooper´┐Żs Test Anxiety Workshop into a form that students can work through to help them to reduce test anxiety. We are currently in the process of transferring the audio recordings to CD and the VHS videos to DVD.  The process will take several months; however, if you are interested in a product in the new format, you can contact us to check on its availability.  

Through improved production processes, we have been able to lower the prices of some products, and hold the prices steady on other products, but because of increases in the cost of paper, we have had to raise the prices of some of our products.   Please note any price changes and update computer generated purchase orders. 

If you are a first time reader of the Learning Resources Catalog you will find that most of the items listed in this catalog are found nowhere else. The majority of the products were developed by Dr. Richard Cooper and produced by LDR, the exceptions are the items in the Technology Section that we obtain from other suppliers.  Dr. Cooper, who himself has a learning difference, has been working with individuals, both children and adults, for 29 years. The items he has developed have helped countless individuals to become independent learners and more successful. Most of the items in this catalog are age and level independent which means that the person is able to individualize the material for his or her needs.  This is possible because the materials are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals who think and learn differently not to a specific age or achievement level.  For example Tic Tac Toe Math is an effective method for the fourth grader or the adult education student who cannot remember the multiplication tables.

Over the years, Dr. Cooper has added the learning tools and systems he uses himself and those he has developed for his students and clients. The catalog contains items to assist individuals in most basic academic areas.  The learning tools, systems, and techniques range from identifying how a person learns to assisting that person to learn independently. The items in the catalog are designed to help individuals use strengths and minimize weaknesses.  The products are very popular with adult education programs, colleges that serve students with learning differences as well as elementary and secondary schools.  Because the materials are not age or level specific, many home-schoolers have found the products very useful.  The products listed in the LDR catalog are designed to complement other materials and techniques, not to replace them.  

You can contact our offices at:  1-800-869-8336, or send e-mail to: order-ldr@verizon.net.

 

Center for Alternative Learning

The Center for Alternative Learning is a non-profit corporation in the state of Pennsylvania that has 501c3 IRS status. The Center was founded by Dr. Richard Cooper in 1987 to provide low-cost and free educational services to individuals with learning differences. The activities at the Center are funded by donations, grants and fees for services such as teacher training seminars.  The mission of the Center for Alternative Learning is to provide educational, life skills and social services for individuals, both children and adults, who have learning disabilities, problems or differences.  Many of the individuals served at the Center are undereducated or have weak academic or social skills.  Current programs include adult basic education classes, conversational English for adults from other countries, literacy instruction for individuals who have reading problems, and specialized math instruction. Through the Center, Dr. Cooper provides training for parents, teachers and other professionals about learning differences and techniques for developing compensatory strategies. 

 

The Center relies heavily on volunteers who assist with both instruction and administration.  Without our volunteers, we would only be able to provide a minimal level of service.  Unfortunately, we only have one location in Havertown, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. Dr. Cooper has met individuals around the country who lament the fact that they are unable to be volunteers at the Center. But they and you can help with your financial contribution to the Center.  If you would like to make a donation to the Center, you can add it to your LDR order in the space provided above the Total.  Your donation will be transferred to the Center for Alternative Learning and used to offer free assessments and specialized instruction to individuals with learning differences who are not eligible to receive such services elsewhere. 

 

Page 2   Tic Tac Toe Math Page 3    Alternative Math Page 4  Language Development Page 5  Cooper Screening
Page 6  Videos Page 7  Audio Tapes Page 8  Technology Page 9  Study & Organization
Page 10  Motivation Items Page 11  Monographs Page 12  Double Take Paper  Order Form

 

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