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Learning Disabilities from A to Z

A Webliography Compiled by Janet Lawrence
University of Louisville , EDSP 640-90
American Speech Language Hearing Association
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for nearly 93,00 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons interested in information about communication disorders, and for those wanting career and membership information.

Attention Deficit Disorder: What Teachers Should Know
A guide to help teachers identify and help students with ADD be successful in the classroom.

The Beach Center on Families and Disability
From the University of Kansas. The Beach Center program provides a wide variety of services and support for families of children with disabilities, including learning disabilities.

Council for Learning Disabilities
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization of and for professionals who represent diverse disciplines and who are committed to enhance the education and lifespan development of individuals with learning disabilities. CLD establishes standards of excellence and promotes innovative strategies for research and practice through interdisciplinary collegiality, collaboration, and advocacy.

This is a medical site which describes exactly what dyslexia is, and allows you to ask questions regarding dyslexia.

EDLAW Home Page
If you want to find out what your rights are under the law, this is the page to go to. The newly updated IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is posted on this site, as well as a list of lawyers who specialize in Educational Legal services.

Famous People with Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders
Did you know that there are a lot of famous people who have learning disabilities? This page gives you an exhaustive list of some of these people.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center’s mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center’s resources include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policy makers, the media, and the general public.

The General Education Developmental Testing Service
Administers the GED exam and publishes information on disability related accommodations.

HEATH Resource Center
The HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the United States Department of Education enables HEATH to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other post secondary training entities,

Independent Living Research Utilization Program
The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of the TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.

Information About Learning Disabilities
A basic primer about what a learning disability is and what parent’s rights and responsiblities are concerning their child with a learning disability.

Jerome and Deborah’s BIG PAGE of Special Education Links
This is a wealth of links to websites in all areas of Special Education. It is very well organized and “user friendly.”

This is a great web site for children with learning disabilities, written by children with learning disabilities.

LD Online: Learning Disabilities Resources
LD Online is a service of The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. School partners include The Lab School of Washington and Arlington (VA) Public Schools.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA is a national, non-profit, volunteer organization including individuals with learning disabilities, their families and professionals. LDA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities , and to supporting endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities. LDA seeks to accomplish this through advocacy, education, research and service, and through collaborative efforts.

Mrs. Jent’s Learning Differently Home Page
This page originates from Arthur Elementary School, in Arthur, Illinois. The purpose of this page is to inform parents, teachers, and students of the many resources available concerning special education disabilities on the Internet. Happy surfing!

National Center for Learning Disabilities
NCLD’s Mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities, and to provide national leadership on their behalf, so they may achieve their potential and enjoy full participation in our society.

National Parent Network On Disabilities
The mission of the National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) is to provide a presence and national voice for the full diversity of families and parent organizations advocating for children, youth, and adults with special needs and disabilities. NPND promotes and supports the power of parents to influence and effect policy issues at all levels.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. To carry out these functions, OSERS consists of three program-related components
- the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP);
- the Rehabilitation Services Administration(RSA); and
- the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

One A.D.D. Place
A “virtual neighborhood” consolidating in ONE PLACE information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit - Hyperactivity Disorder, and Learning Disabilities.

Parents Helping Parents
A resource center for parents of children with mental, physical, emotional, or learning disabilities whether due to birth defects, illness, or accident.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Providing services for nearly half a century, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic is a national, non-profit organization that serves people who cannot read standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability. RFB&D is recognized as the nation’s leading educational lending library of academic and professional textbooks on audio tape from elementary through post-graduate and professional levels. We also offer the nonprofit sale of dictionaries, reference materials, and professional books on computer disk (E-text) and specially adapted tape players/recorders to use with our audio books. RFB&D’s service is made possible by the contributions received from generous donors, including individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and the 4,500 professionally trained volunteers, who produce our audio and E-text books in RFB&D’s 30 recording studios.

The Sibling Support Project
This is a national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. On our pages you will find items of interest for young brothers and sisters, adult brothers and sisters, and everyone!

The Special Ed Advocate
Millions of Children receive special eduction services. Many of these youngsters are not getting an education that really is “special.” In too many school districts, special education is a land of low expectations, disappointment, and failure. Children leave schools without the skills they need to make it in the real world. What can you do? Parents must be active, committed advocates for their children... Our objective is to provide parents, educators, attorneys, and other helping professionals with the information they need to be effective advocates for special needs children.

Texas Special Education Resource Center
Nothing can replace the collective guidance and understanding of other parents who’ve been there. Parent Power! “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” -- AFRICAN PROVERB. That’s what we’re all about.

United Kingdom Websites: If you want to find out how people outside the United States view Learning Disablities - these sites are for you!

Is AD/HD under-diagnosed and under-treated in the UK (also a musical surprise awaits you!)

The Dyslexia Institute
A non-profit making organization with charitable status. We have developed the only network of professional centres for assessment, teaching and training for overcoming dyslexia across the UK.

Grey Olltwit’s ADD/ADHD Website For Thanet ADDers U.K.
Our objective is to promote awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the UK and elswhere and to provide information and as much practical help as we can to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families.

Hyperactive Children’s Support Group
We are a UK based charity offering help and support to hyperactive children and their families. We offer advice and support on treating your child without reverting to drugs. (The food program is based on the Feingold Diet and is a natural treatment.)

Videotapes About Learning Disabilities
A list of videotapes that you can purchase about the subject of Learning Disabilities.

Violence In Schools
This web page states the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s position on violence in the public school system.

Welcome to Holland
Although this website is concerned mostly with autism, it is written by a Special Education Teacher who teaches 4th and 5th graders with Learning Disabilities. The homepage describes what it is like to be the parent of a child with a disability - which is a universal feeling, regardless of what the handicapping condition might be. There are also some strategies on daily survival skills for parents.

What is Dyscalculia? Dysgraphia?
Perhaps you have heard of these terms before, but could not find a satisfactory definition for Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, or even Language Deficits, Visual Perception, Auditory Deficits, ADD and ADHD. This site puts all of those terms in to plain English.

Yahoo Index Section on Learning Disabilities
For 238 more sites that regard learning disabilities, in 5 different categories, this is THE place to go. It is a short cut way to expand your search on the web.

Disclaimer: These websites have been viewed by the webliographer personally, and can be said to be void of offensive language, inappropriate material, and are basically “Rated G.”
However, many are political in nature.
Remember that the views depicted on these pages are not necessarily the views of the webliographer, and that the viewer must use his/her own best judgment and accept full responsibility for the content of these web pages.
This webliography is merely for informational purposes and must not be construed as an endorsement for any one particular treatment, national organization, or political affiliation.
Any resemblance to any person either real of fictional is mere coincidence.
No animals were harmed in the making of this webliography.
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Web Page Author: Janet Lawrence
Snail Mail: 878 Osborne Road, Hazel, KY 48039
Updated: 10/4/98
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