Helpful Websites

For Students

American Library Association
Ask for Kids
The Awesome Library
B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
Book Rags
Kids Click
MAD Scientist Network
Math Forum
Virtual Reference Desk – Ask A Librarian

For Parents and Teachers

The Awesome Library
California Department of Education: Special Education Division
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
International Reading Association
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Reading Panel
New York Times Learning Network
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Rockets
Resource Room
U.S. Department of Education

Special Education

About Special Education
AET: The Association of Educational Therapists
All Kinds of Minds
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (CHADD)
The Council for Exceptional Children
ERIC Clearinghouse
The International Dyslexia Association
LD Online
LD Resources
The National Center for Learning Disabilities
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Schwab Foundation for Learning

Special Education Law and Advocacy

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocay
U.S. Department of Justice – Americans with Disabilities Act


Ability Hub
Alliance for Technology Access: National Headquarters
Center for Accessible Technology
Center for Special Technologies -CAST
Closing the Gap
Journal of Special Education Technology
LD Online Technology In-Depth
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

Recommended Reading

Hundreds of excellent books have been written on the science of learning differences, cognition, reading acquisition, and language function. However, some favorites are:

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists
Virginia W. Berninger, Ph.D. Academic Press. 2002

Beginning to Read; Thinking and Learning about Print
Marilyn Jager Adams. Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois. 1990

Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Practical Guide to Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence
Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. Doubleday, 1994.

Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain
Maryanne Wolf, editor. York Press. 2001

Improving Reading Comprehension
Joanne F. Carlisle and Melinda S. Rice. York Press. 2002

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
National Research Council. 1998

Straight Talk About Reading
Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D. Contemporary Books. 1999

Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia
Benita Blachman, editor. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1999

Prediction and Prevention of Reading Failure
Nathlie A. Badian, editor. York Press. 2000

From Reading to Neurons
Albert M.Galaburda, editor. A Bradford Book, The MIT Press. 1989

A User’s Guide to the Brain; Perception, Attention,
and the Four Theaters of the Brain

John J Ratey, M.D. Vintage Books. 2002

Overcoming Dyslexia
Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Alfred A. Knopf. 2001

Speech to Print; Language Essentials for Teachers
Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D. Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co. 2000

The Developing Mind; Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. The Guilford Press. 1999

All Kinds of Minds
Mel Levine, M.D. Educators Publishing Service, Inc. 1993

Keeping a Head in School
Mel Levine, M.D. Educators Publishing Service, Inc. 1990

Healing ADD
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Berkley Books. 2001

Some of the recommended readings can be somewhat scientific but are well worth reading carefully and thoroughly. The more parents and teachers can inform themselves about the children they have concerns about, the more they can help those children succeed. If you or your child experience dyslexia, Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. is a MUST (and it’s also available through Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic at

Association of Educational Therapists


The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional organization dedicated to defining the professional practice of educational therapy, setting standards for ethical practice, and promoting state-of-the-art service delivery through on-going professional development and training programs. AET provides information to the public about educational therapy and facilitates access to educational therapy services.

Educational therapists provide intensive, individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges such as dyslexia; ADD; language processing problems; poor motivation; low academic self-esteem; poor social, organizational, and study skills; and/or performance anxiety. Clients may include students needing appropriate school placement or adults needing workplace support.

Educational therapists are well versed in formal and informal assessment as well as a wide range of learning methods and strategies. They communicate with significant members of the client’s world, including family members, teachers and other professionals, and employers, for the purpose of developing an understanding of the client’s needs and appropriate ways to provide support.

Mission Statement

The Association of Educational Therapists, the only national professional association for educational therapists, is dedicated to

  • defining the professional practice of educational therapy
  • setting standards for ethical practice
  • advancing the profession through ongoing professional development and training programs and
  • promoting public awareness of and access to educational therapy services.

Educational therapists combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, intensive individualized intervention, case management, and advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities or other learning problems.


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