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Dyslexia Resources


Dyslexia-specific
The International Dyslexia Association

A non-profit dedicated to helpingindividuals with dyslexia, their families, and the their communities
(www.interdys.org).

Parents Education Network (PEN)

A coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.

Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

As the oldest branch of IDA, they have been providing research-based information on dyslexia to the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California for more than 40 years. Their goals are simple: to increase awareness of dyslexia, disseminate information about dyslexia, and to encourage the use of research-based programs for teaching students with dyslexia.
(www.dyslexia-ncbida.org).

The British Dyslexia Association

Offers advice, information and help to families, professionals and dyslexic individuals. Goal is to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia, and to effect change (www.bdadyslexia.org.uk).

Dyslexic Advantage

One of the world's largest communities for Dyslexia. (http://dyslexicadvantage.com/).
Check out the Dyslexic Advantage "Dyslexia Webinars": (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV6p2rj501g&list=PLsilMSaqafYj6_vje87r3Dj1M8voz5GbZ)
 

Decoding Dyslexia

A network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia.(http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/info.html). Click here for a Video from Decoding Dyslexia


Other Learning Differences and Learning Differences in General
Schwab Foundation for Learning

Schwab Learning is a program of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. It's dedicated to helping kids with learning differences to be successful (www.schwablearning.org).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association).

Provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder lead better lives. Also for parents of children with ADD (www.add.org).

All Kinds of Minds

Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators, and clinicians to help students with learning differences achieve success in the classroom and in life (www.allkindsofminds.org).

Learning Disabilities Association of California (Kidsource)

In-depth and timely education and healthcare information that will help make a difference (www.kidsource.com/LDA-CA).

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Strives to be an effective, easy-to-use resource for people seeking authoritative information about learning disabilities (www.ncld.org).

National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders (NCAPD)

Assists families and individuals affected by auditory processing disorders through education, support and public awareness (www.ncapd.org).

LD Pride Online

If you have a reading disability, you can take a free Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence Test. Inspired by Deaf Pride, this site has been developed as an interactive community resource for adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder (www.ldpride.net).

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

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 (www.ldanatl.org).

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Provides information on disabilities in children and youth; IDEA, the nation's special education law, No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities (www.nichcy.org).

Apraxia-kids

For parents or teachers of children recently diagnosed with apraxia or dyspraxia of speech, or for speech language pathologists who want to learn more about these conditions (www.apraxia-kids.org).

LD Online

Information about learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals (www.ldonline.org).

Hidden Sparks

Nonprofit whose purpose is to help children with learning differences reach their full potential in school and life. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners. (www.hiddensparks.org).


Parenting
Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center

Offers emotional support to parents, information on many topics about disabilities and related areas, referrals to appropriate services and training workshops to provide parents with the skills they need to build confidence and effectiveness in guiding their children (www.matrixparents.org).

Parents helping parents

Devoted to meeting children's special needs through parents helping parents. A family resource center run for and by parents of children with special needs (www.php.com).

ProActive Parent

Works to meet parents' and children's needs for reading education and other parenting resources. Offers links to many types of parenting resources(www.proactiveparent.com).


General Reference Sites
Peterson's Guide to Private Schools

Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators, and clinicians to help students with differences in learning achieve success in the classroom and in life (www.petersons.com/pschools).

U.S. Department of Education

Offers hundreds of publications annually, administers programs and initiatives, and underwrites education research (www.ed.gov).

California Department of Education, Special Education Division

Provides assistance, oversight and resources (www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se).

Governmental information GPO access

A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office providing free electronic access to important informational products produced by the government (www.gpoaccess.gov).

National Center on Adult Literacy

A gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international adult literacy communities. Part of the U. of Pennsylvania School of Education (www.literacy.org).

School Psychology Resources Online

Information about learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special ed, mental retardation, mental health, and more (www.schoolpsychology.net).


Literacy and Reading
Reading rockets

A national multimedia project teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle. Features children's book authors and reading experts (www.readingrockets.org).

IRA

The International Reading Association (www.reading.org).

Learning Ally

The nation's educational library for people who can't effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia or other physical disability (www.learningally.org).

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the U.S. by postage-free mail (www.loc.gov/nls/).


Brain Functions
Brain connection

Provides high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn (www.brainconnection.com).

Brain research

Practical classroom applications of current brain research (www.brains.org)

Referrals and LD Resources

Click here for an Informational Video from UCSF

 

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