New Book Helps Parents Better Understand and Support Their Children’s Learning Issues and Behaviors

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:53 pm

NEW YORK CITY (October 15, 2018) — Educational expert and learning specialist Dana Stahl, M.Ed. recently released a practical guide to help parents understand various learning disabilities and behaviors that they may observe at home and hear about from their children’s teachers. Published by Palmiche Press, Inc., The ABCs of Learning Issues also offers effective teaching strategies that can be used in school and at home, and a list of professionals who can assist in treating specific learning issues.

Stahl understands the struggle learning disabled students face and the plight parents have when trying to advocate for their children as she faced similar issues in school as a dyslexic student. To facilitate a dialogue addressing parents’ questions and concerns, Stahl will personally answer questions via the ‘Ask Dana’ tab on her website at This unique and personal dialogue underscores Stahl’s commitment to helping parents and professionals work together to support children with learning disabilities.

“It can be a daily challenge for parents to properly support their children with specific learning, attention, and anxiety issues – many parents don’t even know how or where to begin the process of receiving help,” said Stahl. “The ABCs of Learning Issues provides parents with this much-needed starting point. It helps bridge the gap between the home and school and promotes a common language between parents and educators so that every child, regardless of their disability, can reach their full academic and social-emotional potential.”

The ABCs of Learning Issues explores 24 of the most commonly observed learning issues, including immature social-emotional development, decoding skills, and academic anxiety. The book describes each learning issue in layman’s terms, as well as provides clinical and educator definitions. It also offers a robust ‘Resource’ section that includes a glossary, tips for parents to effectively communicate with their children’s school, and a list of organizations that can provide assistance.

“This magnificent contribution to understanding and embracing the diversity among people with disabilities will prove a timeless resource on the issue of multicultural and global importance,” said Dr. George Hagerty, president of Beacon College.

The ABCs of Learning Issues is available for purchase at for $39.99. A Spanish version of the book will be released in 2019.

About Educational Alternatives, LLC

Dana Stahl, M.Ed. grew up learning disabled and became a learning specialist to help children with learning issues reach their social-emotional and academic potential. Stahl’s practice, Educational Alternatives, LLC, focuses on educational advice, advocacy, and school placements. She additionally provides life coaching and counseling for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism, as well as career and vocational counseling. Learn more about Stahl and her services at