Interview with Whitney Hoffman

Saturday, November 10, 2007.

Whitney HoffmanNot every child falls instantly in love with books. For many, reading is a struggle or maybe just not interesting. A greater concern is the child whose learning disability makes reading an unpleasant experience.

Our guest on this edition of Just One More Book is Whitney Hoffman, producer of the Learning Disabilities Podcast (, whose experiences with her childrens’ learning disabilities as well as her own ADD leads to fantastic discussions and suggestions. She also features interviews with leading experts on learning including recent interviews with Rick Lavoie and Nina Straightman.


Comment by Gary Tillette

November 11, 2007 @ 12:41 am

My child had ADD, too. It’s a struggle. I do what I can.

Last week I bought the children’s book “The Island Treasure Hunt,” by retired Milwaukee cop Larry Powalisz. The graphics were gret, which brought my son into the storyline.

Graphics are what gets my child to pay attention, even if it is only for three or four mintues more at a time.

Comment by Jen Robinson

November 12, 2007 @ 2:41 am

This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing this interview. As Andrea has already told me, clearly have to start listening to the LDPodcast. Because I love these suggestions, and Whitney’s genuine concern for helping kids learn to love books. I’m so glad that she ultimately was able to help her son become a reader.

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