Websites & Blogs (Learning Disabilities) « Disabilities – Learning
Websites and Blogs About Learning Disabilities
- 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
The newsletter is “a bi-monthly electronic publication for those who raise, educate, and counsel high-ability children with learning issues such as AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, and so forth.”
- Anna's Blog
Anna’s Blog aims to be a space where educators can share ideas and advise to help better serve students with disabilities.
- Anne's Learning Disabilities Blog
Another About.com blog. This one offers more tips for the special-education teacher and parent.
- Child Mind Institute
An independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
- Clear Helper
A self-advocacy educational and networking website for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Derek Paravicini
Derek is an extraordinarily talented pianist, despite being blind and having severe learning difficulties. He plays entirely by ear, and has a repertoire of many thousands of pieces that he has memorised – jazz, pop and light classical – and he is a great improviser.
- Diagnostic Criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder
From David Rabiner, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at Duke University.
- EBD Blog
Emotional and behavioral disorders are the focus of this blog, which offers news, commentary, resources, and more.
- Eide Neurolearning Blog
This blog shares weekly articles “related to brain-based learning and learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, kids, families, and parenting, gifted and visual learners, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and more.”
- Friends of Quinn
An online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them. Founded by Quinn Bradlee, filmmaker and author of A Different Life, a book about growing up with LDs, our mission is to connect the LD world. A social website for adults ages 18 to 35 with learning differences, it’s a place where anyone can find support, resources, and have a conversation about life and LDs.
- Government Programs for Learning Disabilities (About.com)
Learn about federal and state government programs providing services to students and adults with learning disabilities and other types of disabilities. Find resources that may be available to you or your child to support learning, employment, independence, and more. Find information on special education programs in public schools and covered public institutions.
- I Speak of Dreams
Liz Ditz writes this blog about effective parent, learning disabilities and more. She shares news, reviews, and resources about learning disabilities, with a focus on autism.
- Imagine This!
Innovative ideas for language and literacy for struggling readers.
- Learning Disabilities (KidsHealth.org)
For someone diagnosed with a learning disability, it can seem scary at first. But a learning disability doesn't have anything to do with a person's intelligence – after all, such successful people as Walt Disney, Alexander Graham Bell, and Winston Churchill all had learning disabilities.
- Learning Disabilities (MedicineNet.com)
Learning disabilities can cause an individual to have trouble learning and using skills such as reading, listening, writing, reading, speaking, reasoning, and performing mathematics. There is no cure for learning disabilities. Parents and teachers working together to properly diagnose learning disabilities can properly plan a course of education. For some, medication may be appropriate as complimentary treatment.
- Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Education Support
Link above is to a forum discussion that answers the question "Are you using your most effective advocacy tool?" with suggestions for communications with schools regarding evaluation, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision (Pediatrics in Review – 7/27/09)
A new resource available that endorses only scientifically-proven interventions for dyslexia and learning disabilities. Notes and Quotes from an Advocacy perspective.
- Learning Disabilities in Children (HelpGuide.org)
If you think your child might have a learning disability, you may feel overwhelmed by the information, the numerous tests, and the lack of clarity about how to get the best help for your child. What you need is a roadmap for sifting through the information and finding the valuable support that is available.
- Learning Disabilities Information Page (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support research learning disabilities through grants to major medical institutions across the country. Current research avenues focus on developing techniques to diagnose and treat learning disabilities and increase understanding of their biological basis.
- Links to Helping Your Child With Reading Disabilities
Paired Reading, Read-Alouds, and homework support
- Online Summer Reading Sites for Students With Special Needs (MangoMom blog – 5/28/10)
A list of websites with online reading games and activities and booklists that you can pass along to parents for summer reading for students, including students with special needs.
- Reading Disabilities
Because schools, reading disabilities, and education laws are complex, most parents of children with reading disabilities feel overwhelmed and intimidated. They want to help their children, but don’t know how. A new blog for parents, Learning & Reading Disabilities, shows parents (and teachers) how to improve the odds that their children can succeed in reading.
- The Language Fix
Speech therapy is the focus of this blog, which can be used to help children with special needs or children in standard courses.