Website Resources

 

Dyslexia Resources

GreatSchools

www.greatschools.org

GreatSchools is a national nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and guide parents to become effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. There is a comprehensive section on learning disabilities.

 

The International Dyslexia Association

www.dyslexiaida.org

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. This site has an abundance of information about dyslexia, including a "bookstore" about intervention, homework, teaching, etc.

Georgia Branch: 404-256-1232

International Branch: 800-ABC-D123

 

LD Online

www.ldonline.org

A comprehensive online resource offering information on learning disabilities for children and adults. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. Artwork and writing by young people with learning disabilities featured weekly.

 

Learning Disability Association of America

www.ldanatl.org

Excellent website and local chapter is very active. Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

www.ncld.org

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life. They connect parents and others with resources, guidance and support so they can advocate effectively for their children; deliver evidence-based tools, resources and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes; and develop policies and engage advocates to strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

888-575-7373

 

WrightsLaw

www.wrightslaw.org

Excellent web-site for aiding parents to understand and implement strategies for their child based on that child's disabilities and the law. Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

 

ADHD Resources

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (A.D.D.A.)

www.add.org

ADDA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people with ADD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. ADDA is especially focused on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD, such as work and career issues, legal issues, college and higher education, and relationship issues. Parents of children with ADD, teachers, and professionals who treat and counsel people with ADD are also welcome.

1788 Second Street, Suite 200, Highland Park, IL 60035

847-432-ADDA

 

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)

www.chadd.org

CHADD is a nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorder and those who care for them. Through family support and advocacy, public and professional education and encouragement of scientific research, CHADD works to ensure that those with attention deficit disorder are given the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.

499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 109, Plantation, FL 33317

305-587-3700

 

LD Online

www.ldonline.org

A comprehensive online resource offering information on learning disabilities for children and adults. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. Artwork and writing by young people with learning disabilities featured weekly.

 

National Resource Center on ADHD

www.help4adhd.org

The country’s first and only national clearinghouse for information dedicated to the science-based treatment and understanding of ADHD. Developed and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) it is committed to ensuring valid, accurate, and scientific information.

 

U.S. Department of Education - Ideas that Work

www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA/regs.html

The U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register final regulations to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997. Children with ADHD are covered under the “Other Health Impaired” category and are eligible for mandated special education services and accommodations if they need them. These are very important laws, which protect the rights of children with ADHD under federal disability law. Copies may also be ordered by calling the department's publications center at 877-4ED-PUBS.

 

Cogmed Resources

Cogmed Working Memory Training

Cogmed.com

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a software-based intervention designed to improve working memory in children, adolescents and adults. This unique training program was developed at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden by game developers working closely with psychologists and medical researchers. It consists of active and engaging working memory exercises that automatically increase in difficulty as the participant improves.

 

Cogmed Research

Research studies

Since 2002, researchers have investigated the efficacy of Cogmed training in a variety of sample populations. Articles regarding Cogmed training studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, and evaluations by research with no affiliation to Cogmed.

 

Working Memory

We use our working memory every day to remember what we should do next, to solve problems, and to pay attention. Working memory is the ability to keep information in our mind for a short period of time, while using it to carry out a task. People with working memory problems find it difficult to stay focused, to plan, to remember instructions, and to start or finish tasks. Studies show that a deficit in working memory often leads to difficulties with reading comprehension and math.

 

Cogmed Demonstrations

-- Watch a demonstration of a Child/Adolescent performing Cogmed.

-- Watch a demonstration of what Cogmed is like for an Older Adolescent/Adult.

 

Autism Resources

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds (TED talks)

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds.

 

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