Resources about Learning Differences
Through the years, we've come across a growing array of support and information for students and their families as they learn to navigate life with ADD and other learning differences. While no one can call it easy, if understood and properly guided, life with learning differences can be full of spirit, creativity, humor and wonderful perspectives! Here are just a few discoveries we've made along the way, in no particular order:
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
IDA is non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
Brain Targeted Teaching
Research and publications from Dr. Mariale Hardiman, EdD. This website focuses on enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving for all students.
Online resource for learning and attention issues. Free workshops online, great articles.
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
An online magazine for living well with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Wrightslaw is a leading website about special education law and advocacy.
National Council Learning Disabilities
An online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL)
Offers many opportunities to learn how to create a great world for all children and adults, including those with autism and other special needs.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the professional association for 150,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Dr. Edward Hallowell (ADHD author and researcher)
ADD / ADHD resource center
Dr. Russell Barkley
International authority on ADD / ADHD sharing science-based information.
Michelle Garcia Winner
Speech and Language Pathologist and Founder of Social Thinking®. Her mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives.
- A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink
- Drive, Daniel Pink
- Late, Lost and Unprepared, by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. and Laurie Dietzel
- Smart but Scattered, Dr. Peg Dawson and Dr. Richard Guare
- Colleges that Change Lives, Loren Pope
- The Out of Sync Child, Carol Stock Kranowitz
- Social Fortune or Social Fate: A Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers, Pamela Crooke, Michelle Garcia Winner