Resources for Children
- 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
- understood.org | A good resource for parents of children with attention and learning issues.
- International Dyslexia Association | An organization dedicated to creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to tools and resources they need.
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity | A nexus for research on dyslexia and a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.
- Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) | Information, research, education and advocacy on ADD for parents, educators, professionals and the general public.
- Colorado Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities | Provides resources such as government programs, grassroots organizations and parent support groups.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America | Membership is for individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them; provides education and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities.
- The National Center for Learning Disabilities | Provides information and resources on learning disabilities; promotes public awareness and advocates for legislation to aid individuals with learning disabilities.
- Center for Parent Information & Resources | A national information center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, administrators, media and others. Special focus is on children and youth (birth to age 22).
- Non-Verbal Learning Disorders Project | Provides general information and research on non-verbal learning disorders.
- PEAK Parent Center | A statewide organization of parents of children with disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals.
- Special Education News | Provides in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities, for the special education field.
- 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 and other information about all types of media
- Smart Social | Information about digital safety and citizenship for parents
Video Resources for Parents