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A number of resources exist for parents interested in learning more about how their child learns. Here's our favorite books and websites to explore.


Managing ADHD in Schools: The Best Evidence-Based Methods for Teachers 
by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents 
by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction 
by Isabel L. Beck, Ph.D., Margaret G. McKeown, Ph.D., and Linda Kucan, Ph.D.

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science 
by Virginia W. Berninger, Ph.D. and Beverly J. Wolf, M.Ed.

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills 
by Judith R. Birsh, Ed.D.

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential 
by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.

Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities 
by David Flink, M.A.

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention 
by Nancy Mather, Ph.D. and Barbara J. Wendling, M.A.

Expert Perspectives on Interventions For Reading 
by Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., Karen E. Dakin, M.Ed., and R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D.

When Writing's a Problem: Understanding Dysgraphia and Helpful Hints for Reluctant Writers 
by Regina Richards, M.A.

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at any Level 
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Clear and Lively Writing: Language Games and Activities for Writers of All Ages
by Priscilla Vail, M.A.T.

Books for Kids:

I Have Dyslexia: What Does That Mean?
by Shelley Ball-Dannenberg and Delaney Dannenberg

If You're So Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?
by Barbara Esham

Knees: The Mixed-up World of a Boy with Dyslexia
by Vanita Oelschlager

Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child's Point of View
by Jennifer E. Smith

Important Links

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Assistive Technology Industry Association

ATIA is an organization of manufacturers, sellers, and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services for people with disabilities.

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Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) provides information and support for children and adults affected by ADHD.

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Child Mind Institute

An independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

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DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan provides resources and information about dyslexia and other language disorders.

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Effective Child Therapy

Effective Child Therapy is a site developed by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology to provide parents and other caregivers with easy-to-access, comprehensive information on the symptoms and evidence-based treatments of behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents.

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Eye to Eye

Eye To Eye is run by and for people with learning and attention issues. The organization develops coalitions of mentoring programs for students with learning disabilities and empowers these individuals to celebrate their differences.

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Headstrong Nation

Created by and primarily for adults with dyslexia, Headstrong Nation focuses on information dissemination, community-building, and awareness by providing users with assessment tools, workplace accommodations, and resources. Headstrong Nation was founded by Ben Foss, an entrepreneur and activist with dyslexia.

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International Dyslexia Association

IDA is an education and advocacy organization serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.

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LD Online

A comprehensive website on learning disabilities, learning disorders, and differences.

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals with information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness works to educate, advocate, listen, and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

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Texthelp is a leading provider of accessibility technology that helps people express themselves with greater confidence and fluency.

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD provides essential 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.

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The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

The YCDC highlights the creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia, and disseminates the latest scientific research and practical resources in order to transform the treatment of dyslexic children and adults.

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Understood provides answers, tools, and support so that people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work.

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Wide Open School

Wide Open School offers tech tips and information for parents of kids with learning differences.

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