Resources

Resources for Children 

Books

  • All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders, Mel Levine
    • Helps children in the elementary grades (7-11 years old) understand how they learn and how they may have different strengths and weaknesses in some areas of learning.
  • The Alphabet Wars: A Story about Dyslexia, Diane Burton Robb
  • Keeping a Head in School, Mel Levine
    • To help older students (from 11 years and up) understand and appreciate their own distinct learning profiles.
  • Learning Outside the Lines, Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
    • Two ivy league students with learning disabilities and ADHD give you tools for academic success and educational revolution
  • Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADD (Second Edition), Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. and Ellen B. Dixon, Ph.D.
  • My Name is Brain Brian, Jeanne Betancourt
  • Niagra Falls, or Does It? (Hank Zipper, The Mostly True Confessions of the World’s Greatest Underachiever), Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
  • School Strategies for ADD Teens, Guidelines for Schools, Parents and Students, Grades 6 to 12,Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D., Ellen B. Dixon, Ph.D. and Susan H. Biggs, Ed.D

Resources for Parents

Websites about Learning Disabilities

Books 

  • Laughing Allegra: The Inspiring Story of a Mother’s Struggle and Triumph Raising a Daughter with Learning Disabilities, Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson
  • On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson
  • A Special Mother: Getting Through the Early Days of a Child’s Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders, Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson
  • Late, Lost and Unprepared:  A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning, Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietz
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self Reliant Children, Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink
  • A Mind at a Time, Mel Levine
  • About Dyslexia: Unraveling the Myth, Priscilla Vail
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Realities, Myths and Controversial Treatments, Barbara Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein
  • Bridging the Gap: Raising a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Rondalyn Varney
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood to Adulthood, Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
  • Inside the Brain: Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works, Ronald Kotulak
  • It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents, Harold S. Koplewicz
  • The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Carol Stock Kranowitz
  • The Myth of Laziness, Mel Levine
  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Overcoming Reading Problems at Any Level, Sally Shaywitz
  • Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide for Helping Your Child to Succeed in School, Sam Goldstein and Nancy Mather
  • Parenting a Struggling Reader: A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child’s Reading Difficulties, Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D
  • Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome, Liane Holliday Willey
  • Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child, Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
  • The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men, Michael Gurin
  • Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence, Jane M. Healey

Other Website Resources for Parents

  • Common Sense Media | Provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media
  • Safe Smart Social | Information about digital safety and citizenship for parents

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