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Resources

Learning disabilities (general information)

Websites

www.ncld.org
The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides information for parents on learning disabilities and attention issues, links for advocacy resources, and up to date research on learning disabilities.

www.understood.org/en
This website provides information on learning disabilities and attention difficulties, including signs of struggles in these areas and recommendations for enhancing students’ skills.

www.ldonline.org
This website contains multiple resources on reading skills, learning differences, study habits, and test taking strategies.

infoaboutkids.org
This website provides information and links to websites regarding a host of issues children may experience, including learning difficulties, ADHD, and emotional struggles.

do2learn.com/disabilities/CharacteristicsAndStrategies/SpecificLearningDisability_Strategies.html
This link contains many strategies for addressing a range of learning difficulties, most of which can easily be implemented at home.

www.adlit.org
This website provides resources and learning strategies for parents of children in grades 4-12.

Writing

Websites

www.inspiration.com/visual-learning/graphic-organizers
This website provides examples of graphic organizers and concept maps to help students improve their writing.

edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm
This site contains many examples of graphic organizers that can easily be printed to help students develop their writing skills.

www.readingrockets.org/reading-topics/writing
This link provides recommendations for addressing struggles with handwriting as well as aid for parents of children who experience difficulty developing their writing skills.

Math

Websites

www.ldonline.org/indepth/math
This website provides information on learning disabilities in math as well as intervention strategies.

www.pbs.org/parents/education/learning-disabilities/types/mathematics/signs-of-a-math-disability/
This website contains information regarding signs of a learning disability in math as well as strategies for addressing difficulties in the area of mathematics.

www.khanacademy.org
Kahn Academy provides opportunity for students to practice many math concepts as well as view tutorials of concepts they are struggling to understand.

Reading

Skill building websites

www.starfall.com
Starfall is an on-line reading curriculum for preschool through early elementary school students.

www.pbskids.org
This website contains a number of games to help children develop their beginning reading and phonics skills.

www.readingrockets.org
This website contains information to assist with reading fluency and comprehension.

www.readwritethink.org
This website contains information to assist children, in kindergarten through 12th grade, develop their language arts skills, including reading comprehension.

www.kidzone.ws/phonics/
This website has links to printable worksheets and activities for building phonics skills.

Informational websites

wildd.org
The Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (WILDD) provides remediation, support, and outreach for children with Dyslexia.

www.stritch.edu/literacy/ 
Cardinal Stritch's literacy center provides reading assessments and intervention for children K-12.

It should be noted that the above listed programs do have a cost associated with them and the Child Development Center does not specifically endorse one reading program over another.

www.dyslexiaida.org
Website for The International Dyslexia Association

www.dys-add.com
This website for Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc., provides information on dyslexia and remediation strategies.

www.dyslexia.yale.edu
This website contains a host of information on Dyslexia, such as its signs, how to have it diagnosed, and accommodations to help individuals with Dyslexia.

Books

Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, MD
A parent friendly book that explains the building blocks of reading, signs and struggles associated with Dyslexia, how to have your child tested for Dyslexia, and remediation programs for Dyslexia.

ADHD

Books

I Would if I Could by Gordon, M
A brief book about ADHD written from a child's perspective.

My Brother's a World Class Pain by Gordon, M        
A book which addresses the issue of being a sibling of a child with ADHD.

Putting on the Breaks: Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Quinn and Stern
This book is written for children entering adolescence.

A Bird's-eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors by Zeigler and Zeigler
This is one of the few books written for teens with ADHD by teens with ADHD.

Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

This book provides an empathic and strength-based model of ADHD.

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention, A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau and Ellen Dixon
This book is a child-friendly book to explain ADHD.

Taking Charge of ADHD by Russel Barkley
This book contains education on ADHD and step by step behavioral interventions for parents to utilize.

101 School Success Tools for Students with ADHD by Jacqueline Iseman, Stephan Silveraman, and Sue Jeweler
This book provides tools to help children with ADHD be successful in different environments.

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent Monastra
This book provides parents with a framework for building parent management strategies.

How to Reach and Teach Children with ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions by Sandra Rief
This book is intended for teachers and parents, it includes real life case studies and intervention plans for children with ADHD.

School Success for Kids with ADHD by Stephan Silverman, Jacqueline Iseman, and Sue Jeweler
This book helps parents of children with ADHD build on their strengths and overcome areas of weakness.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
This book provides supports that parents can put into place to help address children's struggles in the area of executive functioning.

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
This book provides a framework for supporting areas of struggle commonly seen in children with ADHD.

Websites

www.additudemag.com
This site offers information on ADHD as well as learning supports and accommodations.

www.nasponline.org/resources
This site provides information on behavioral interventions that lead to the largest improvements in social skills and school performance for children with ADHD.

www.chadd.org
CHADD is the largest national association for children and adults with ADHD.

www.ldonline.org
This website provides information on ADHD and how it impacts children at home, school, and socially.

www.do2learn.com
This website provides free charts that can be printed to aid in task completion and behavioral compliance.

www.add.org
ADD is a national parent support association for parents of children with ADHD.

www.help4adhd.org
This National Resource Center on ADHD website provides information on the latest research on ADHD.

patiented.aap.org/content2.aspx?aid=6050
This website provides education on ADHD from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/learning/adhd.html
This site provides information on ADHD in teens.

www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/child-social-situations/school-events-and-situations
This site provides information on how to help your child with ADHD, with recommendations specific to many different settings (school, social events, etc.).

www.empoweringparents.com/free-downloadable-charts/
This site contains many free charts for parents to download and print for aid in developing behavioral compliance programs.

www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/ResourceCentres/ADHD/Pages/default.aspx
This website contains a wealth of information on ADHD, ranging from diagnosis to treatment.

Cognitive Disabilities

Websites

www.easterseals.com/wi-se/our-programs/employment-training/project-search-facts.html
Project SEARCH is a workforce and career development model for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, providing training and education in marketable, competitive, and transferable skills. The ultimate goal of Project SEARCH is employment.

www.independencefirst.org/home
Independence First has a number of youth-based programs (e.g., leadership development, social/peer networks, sexuality/dating workshops) that are geared for teens with intellectual disabilities (among other developmental concerns).

www.compasswisconsin.org
Compass Wisconsin: Threshold provides information and resources to help families and children receive long term support and links to other resources for families with children with long term support needs.

www.lifenavigators.org
Life Navigators works to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and related disabilities through the provision of education and many support services.

www.thearc.org
The Arc provides information on significant long term disabilities and supports available for families of children with chronic disabilities.

Advocacy resources

Websites

www.wifacets.org
FACETS is an organization that helps families advocate for special education services and provides families with information regarding their special education rights.

www.disabilityrightswi.org
Disability Rights Wisconsin provides advocacy assistance and information regarding the rights of individuals with disabilities in Wisconsin.

www.wrightslaw.com
Wrights Law is a website that provides information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

www.nasponline.org
This website contains information on how to get help in the public schools.

www.ed.gov
This website offers many handouts for parents about school-based intervention services.

dpi.wi.gov/families-students
This website was created to provide parents with information on the public education system.

Anxiety and Emotional Difficulties

Books

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky
This book provides information on anxiety as well as strategies to help your child manage and reduce his/her anxiety.

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharina Manassis
This book provides parents with strategies to help their child manage anxiety both at home and school.

Websites

www.worrywisekids.org
This website provides a wealth of information on anxiety in children, strategies for addressing anxiety at home and school, and resources for parents.

youth.anxietybc.com/anxiety-101
This website contains information on anxiety and relaxation exercises that children can utilize.

www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
This website provides information on a number of mental health concerns, including symptoms associated with various mental health diagnoses and treatment options.

www.wismhi.org/wismhi/Clinicians/Behavioral-Health-Integration/Pediatric-Mental-Health-Community-Resources/Quick-Reference-Guides
This website contains information on mental health services across the state of Wisconsin, including a listing of service providers.

southeastregionalcenter.org
The Southeast Regional Center serves families of children with severe and chronic conditions; they are available to answer questions about education concerns, funding options, transition issues, diagnosis-specific information and more.

 

The Child Development Center does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any included websites nor endorses any opinions expressed in any of the website included in the above listing. The Child Development Center merely provides access to such content as a service to you. These resources are not meant to take the place of working with experts in the above identified areas.

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