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Online Resources and Book Recommendations

Online Resources

 

Association of Educational Therapists (AET)


Educational therapists work with individuals who exhibit learning differences. Located in Burbank, California, AET establishes professional standards, evaluates research on techniques and technologies, creates curricula and training programs, and educates communities, schools, and allied professional groups about the work of educational therapists. Their website contains a member directory organized geographically as a referral resource.


California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)


CAPSES is a statewide organization of nonpublic schools,organizations, and individuals trained in the delivery of special education to students with special education needs. The site includes an online membership directory with descriptive entries on special education schools and their missions.


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


Dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD, CHADD provides evidence-based information on ADHD, support and educational opportunities for families and individuals affected by ADHD, and advocacy for local policies and public awareness of ADHD.


HRS Learning Center


The HRS Learning Center, founded by the Hamlin Robinson School in Seattle, is a dyslexia resource hub for students, parents, educators, and community members that directs visitors to helpful resources on dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.


Executive Functioning Resources - Delaware Valley Friends School


This site from the Delaware Valley Friends School provides helpful and comprehensive information about executive functioning skills, strategies, and resources.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


This site provides information about the regulations of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, resources related to IDEA, and its implementing regulations.

 

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)


This site provides parents, professionals, educators, and community members with fact sheets and definitions for dyslexia, latest in dyslexia news and research, a state-by-state dyslexia legislation tracker, and referrals for services.


International Dyslexia Association - Los Angeles Branch (IDALA)


IDALA is the IDA branch serving Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Southern California residents can find local conference and workshop opportunities as well as community events for dyslexia advocacy and awareness.


LD Online


A service of the Learning Project at WETA in Washington, DC, LD Online features helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, forums, and a referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.


Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)


LDA is a resource hub that advances the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who have disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature. For basic definitions of common LDs, click here.

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)


NCLD is a comprehensive site for students, educators, and parents providing information about learning and attentional differences, referrals to programs and services, latest research news, and advocacy for educational policy changes.  


Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) for the State of California


A Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) facilitates providing special education services to individuals with disabilities in that area under the state and federal law. Visit the CA Department of Education SELPA page for more information and listings for all the State of California SELPA offices.


Understood


A resource website providing a wealth of information about learning and attention issues.


Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (YCDC)


The YCDC website provides a leading resource on dyslexia and highlights creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia. The Yale Center provides information on the latest scientific research and practical resources, aiming to transform the treatment of children and adults with dyslexia.

 

Book Recommendations

 

Basic Facts About Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems by Louisa Cook Moats

 

Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita Archer and Charles Hughes (recommended for educators)

 

Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

 

Reader Come Home by Maryanne Wolf

 

Thinking Differently by David Flink