to Learn more about Learning Disabilities and ADHD
The following are a list of internet sites of
interest. There are several good general sites that provide a wide variety
of information about learning and attention disorders. They include www.ldonline.com
as well as www.ldam.org
These sites are easy to navigate and provide information on such diverse
topics as research on learning and attention disorders, information on
tutoring and schools, and technological aids to improve academic performance.
The state of Massachusetts provides a valuable
web site that provides information on special education issues at www.doe.mass.edu/sped/links.html
Information about accomodations for the Scholastic
Aptitude Test can be found at
www.ets.org/disability. This site provides information on the kinds
of accomodations that are offered by the Educational Testing Service for
the SAT, and the information that is necessary for providing documentation
of a learning disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Information on audio compact discs for Dyslexic students can be found at the website RFBD.org, or Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic. This is an excellent site, and provides an extremely important resource for both children and adults with phonological processing problems
The Kurzweil educational software programs constitute another resource that is quite helpful for assisting students with Dyslexia. They have developed a suite of packages designed to enable students to scan in books or articles, and have that text read aloud. Study guides are also available to help students write papers, organize school projects, and assist in comprehension exercises.
The Reading Pen is another technological device that has been helpful to students with phonological processing problems. This is a device which looks like a pen, but instead of a writing tip, it has a tiny scanner at the end of the “pen”, which then scans into its memory words that are then pronounced through a tiny speaker in the device, or through an earplug. The Reading Pen also provides definitions of various words by displaying them on a LCD screen on the side of the device.
This is only a partial list, but more information
can be gleaned from links provided by these sites, or by accessing www.google.com
and searching for key words that emphasize topics of interest to you.
A review of traditional and alternative treatments for ADHD.
Reviews all of the most common drug treatments for ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome, as well an array of non-traditional treatments.
ADDitude – Living Well with ADD and Learning Disabilities for Adults and Children
Expert information for ADD/ADHD adults and children. Symptoms and treatments, living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities, parenting tips, study skills, discussion forums, treatment, and much more.
ADDitude: Living Well with ADD and Learning Disabilities
ADHD: A Path to Success, first 6 chapters online
Read the first 6 chapters of ADHD: A Path to Success online.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit disorder information, product, and services site for ADD & ADHD related issues.
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources, a national non–profit organization, provides quality information, resources, and support to help those with ADHD achieve their full potential.
ADHD News and Information to Help Your Child
A place to find ADHD news, message boards, medication information, resources and testimonials for families coping with ADHD.
How helping with reading and math can backfire.
Describes how well intended efforts to help with reading and math can backfire, and what to do about it.
Behavioral health care information & publishing on the World Wide Web since 1995
This is an organization for children and adults with ADHD and has helpful links to rich information regarding various aspects of dealing with issues associated with this disorder.
Dyslexia, Help with Reading
Reading Success Lab provides research-based computer software for diagnostic assessment of reading problems, intervention exercises for improving reading skills, and reassessment tests to measure improvement.
HealingWell.com - Community, Information, Resources on Diseases, Disorders & Chronic Illness
Features health articles, medical news, doctor-produced video webcasts, community message boards and chat rooms, professional healthcare resources, email, newsletters, books and reviews, and resource directories on diseases, disorders and chronic illness.
High Functioning Aspergers, cause and treatment.
Describes High Functioning Aspergers syndrome, what causes the social problems characteristic of it and treatment for these problems.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder- ODD Help
Psychology-Directory - The source for Psychology Related Information
School Grants for Single Mothers
Local New Hampshire & Massachusetts Resources
GreatMassachusetts.com - Massachusetts
directory and resource covering all related useful information in Massachusetts.
Services Resource & Massachusetts service providers -
Web Directory of local Massachusetts services and service providers. Including arts, entertainment, automotive, transportation, business, computers, internet, construction, finance, investment, health, beauty, home services, insurance, landscaping, law, lending, marketing, advertising, moving, storage, personal services, pets, animals, real estate, vacations, weddings and special events.
Shaines & McEachern: Attorneys at Law in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire
Lawyers and legal services for Employment Law, Workers Compensation, Banking, Finance, Personal Injury, Divorce, Family Law, Tax, Probate, Estates, Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Bankruptcy and more in MA, NH, ME.
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BinaryBiz Resource Directory
DirectoryCities.com - links to Citywide directory resources and information websites.