Useful Links

Understanding Learning Disabilities

Websites for Kids

About Reading

Assistive Technology

Legal Issues

Other Resources

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Finding a Dyslexia Specialist



Understanding Learning Disabilities

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Provides information about dyslexia and research related to dyslexia.

Website:
www.interdys.org

All Kinds of Minds Foundation

Provides information about learning and learning differences with resources and tips for parents, educators, and clinicians.

Website:
www.allkindsofminds.org

All Kinds of Minds Foundation

provides information about learning and learning differences with resources and tips for parents, educators, and clinicians.

Website:
www.allkindsofminds.org

Learning Disabilities Association

Provides support and information to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals at the national, state and local levels.

Website:
www.ldanatl.org

Learning Disabilities Online

Provides information about learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

Website:
www.ldonline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Provides information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

Website:
www.ld.org

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

Conducts research on the identification of learning disabilities; formulates implementation recommendations; disseminates findings; and provides technical assistance to national, state, and local constituencies.

Website:
www.nrcld.org

Nonverbal Learning Disorders

Lists a series of full-text articles describing the NLD Syndrome.

Website:
www.nldontheweb.org

Schwab Foundation for Learning

Is a foundation established by Charles Schwab and his wife, Helen.  It provides information and guidance for parents and children with learning differences.

Website:
www.schwablearning.org

Early Childhood Services and Eligibility (3-5 years)

Is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.

Website:
www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/eligibility.shtml

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About Reading


Balanced Reading

Provides an extensive list of information about reading and reading instruction.

Website:
www.balancedreading.com

Florida Center for Reading Research

Conducts research and disseminates research with the goal of improving reading instruction across the country.

Website:
www.fcrr.or

Get Ready to Read

Provides parents, educators, health-care professionals and advocates with tools to build early literacy skills.  It also includes an early literacy screening tool for 4-year-olds

Website:
www.getreadytoread.org

National Reading Panel

Has published a summary of their 2002 report about how children learn to read and effective practices for reading instruction.

Website:
www.nationalreadingpanel.org

Neuhaus Education Center

Is a non-profit foundation which provides professional development for educators in a research-based method of literacy instruction.  NEC also is a source of information for parents about learning difficulties, especially dyslexia.

Website:
www.neuhaus.org

No Child Left Behind

is the official website for the new education law signed by President Bush in January, 2002.

Website:
www.nclb.gov

ProActive Parent

Is a website dedicated to helping parents help their children learn to read.

Website:
www.proactiveparent.com

Reading Rockets

Is a national service of PBS station WETA Washington, D.C. that provides information on teaching kids how to read and helping those who struggle with reading.

Website:
www.readingrockets.org

Legal Issues


Advocacy, Inc.

Is a non-profit corporation funded by the US Congress to protect and advocate for the legal rights of people with disabilities.

Website:
www.advocacyinc.org

The ARC of Greater Houston

Is a non-profit organization which provides information and support to individuals with disabilities and their families in the Houston area.

Website:
www.thearcofgreaterhouston.com

Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.

Provides Section 504 and IDEA training and resources for educators and parents.

Website:
www.504idea.org

Dyslexia and Related Disorders Procedures Handbook

This is an electronic version of the Texas Education Agency handbook detailing the Texas dyslexia law.  It includes a helpful Q&A section.

Website:
www.ednet10.net/dyslexia.pdf

Health Resource Center

Is a national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Website:
www.health.gwu.edu

National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Provides information on disabilities and disability- related issues including research.  It includes educational rights and information about special education and related services at school.

Website:
www.nichcy.org

Wrights Law

Is a website about federal laws pertaining to special education.  This site contains strategies for organizing yourself and advocating effectively for your child.

Website:
www.wrightslaw.com

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder


Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Website:
www.add.org

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
Website:
www.chadd.org

The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD
Website:
www.help4adhd.org

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Websites for Kids


Sparktop.org

Is an interactive website where kids can learn about dyslexia and other related topics.

Website:
www.sparktop.org

LDOnline.org

Contains Kidzone where kids can find helpful articles about learning difficulties.  Kids can submit artwork and find fun activities.

Website:
www.ldonline.org

PBS Kids

Contains stories, songs, games, and printables aimed at chidren ages 4-7 years old.

Website:
www.pbskids/lions.org

Get Ready To Read

Has interactive games designed to enhance pre-reading skills.

Website:
www.getreadytoread.org

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Assistive Technology


Family Center on Technology and Disability

Extensive AT resource reviews, user-friendly resource library, and more.

Website:
www.fctd.info

LD Online
Website:
www.ldonline.org

Schwab Foundation for Learning
Website:
www.schwablearning.org

LD Resources

Is a collection of pages and links dealing with tools of all kinds from low-tech to high-tech.

Website:
www.ldresources.com

Region IV Assistive Technology
Website:
www.texasat.net

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative

Has assessment forms, updates, lending library, information, bets practice tips, and more.

Website:
www.wati.org

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Other Resources


Inspiration, Inc.

Is software that has useful graphic organizers and writing strategies to help students develop ideas and organize their thinking.  Kidspiration software is designed for younger children. 

Website:
www.inspiration.com

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Is a good source of books on tape, especially textbooks, for those who are blind or dyslexic.

Website:
www.rfbd.org

Text Help

Is software that includes Wordsmyth and other reading and writing tools.

Website:
www.texthelp.com

WYNN

Is reading software for people with reading challenges.

Website:
www.freedomscientific.com/wynn

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Finding a Dyslexia Specialist


Neuhaus Education Center Parent Resource Center
Website:
www.neuhaus.org

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