That's Like Me!

Stories About Amazing People With Learning Differences

"That’s Like Me! is fantastic—it gives a perspective on learning differences that isn’t out there. I love that it approaches the issue from the angle of success!"

- Dana Buchman, Fashion Designer & Author, A Special Education: One Family’s Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities

Jill Lauren

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Jill Lauren has a B.S. and M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. She has been teaching LD students of all ages for over twenty-five years. Known as an expert in the area of reading and writing, Jill has trained teachers around the country to utilize a variety of structured, multi-sensory approaches to the instruction of reading and written language. Jill has also worked with various schools to implement successful reading programs. As a

result of the publication of Succeeding with LD, Jill has been asked to speak to children and adults about the important lessons learned from success stories. In 2008, a third edition of Succeeding with LD, was released, with a special “Where are They Now” section that includes updated profiles.  Jill’s latest book, That’s Like Me!, also for kids who learn differently, was published in September, 2009. This colorful children’s picture book profiles fifteen new people, including a fireman, Arctic explorer, wrestler, and a flying trapeze artist. Jill currently conducts a private practice in educational remediation and consultation for learning disabled students in New York City, and lectures upon request.

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That's Like Me!

Stories About Amazing People With Learning Differences

What do the trapeze artist, race car driver, and Arctic explorer in That’s Like Me! have in common? They are just three of the fifteen kids and adults profiled in Jill Lauren’s new book about successful people who learn differently. Each person shares his or her inspiring story of facing the challenge of school...

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PUBLICATIONS

Succeeding With LD*

True Stories About Real People Succeeding With *Learning Differences

Succeeding with LD contains true and inspiring stories as told by children and adults with learning differences. A few individuals are famous, but most are not. All invite you into their lives, talk about people who helped them, remember times when they felt frustrated, sad or angry, and offer wise advice. Each person profiled also describes the resources they used to focus on their strengths and to never give up. First published in 1997, this new edition includes a “10-years later” update about each individual.

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