Vistas Online 2009

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Living with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Family Support

Carol J. Dolan


The incidence of learning disabilities (LD), representing half of all special education, continues to grow and affect many families. Despite these large numbers, there is a lack of consensus regarding the definition, etiology, diagnoses, and treatment (Carrier, 1986; Dudley-Marling, 2004; Reid & Valle, 2004; Rice, 2002). Generally, LD represents a complex phenomenon involving difficulties processing information, interpreting that information, integrating it with what is already known, and outputting that information verbally or through writing (Lerner & Kline, 2006; Levine, 1994; Smith, 2004).

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