I absolutely L-O-V-E the book Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. It gives incredible insight into the minds of students with learning disabilities. This book is extremely helpful to understanding a little more about how their brains work and what needs to be provided to help them overcome their disability and learn how to read.
Something interesting that the book illustrates is how important daily reading is. Students who read less than 1 minute everyday at home read 8,000 words per year. A student who reads 20 minutes at home everyday will read 1.8 million words per year! The book says that poor readers often dislike reading and are not reading at home- they are missing out on important reading time!
I wish I could summarize the entire book, but there's no way to mention all of the wonderful insights! You can check out this interview with the author... she explains it much better than I can. :)
Interview with Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
And check out the book!