Anne Ford

Johanna Lawshea

After writing three books on learning disabilities, Anne Ford traveled the country and has been asked numerous times, “How can I balance my attention between my two children, one with LD and one without? The one with the disability requires so much attention.” This challenge is faced by many families. Parents need to be aware of this delicate situation (some do not believe there is a problem at all) because if it is not dealt with, it can lead to serious future difficulties, including lingering resentment and hostility. Her forth book is The Forgotten Child (Capri Island Publications), co-authored with John-Richard Thompson (her collaborator on her three previous books), which helps parents confront this important challenges posed by the “other” child in the family.