Helpful Links…
The information and links on this page are provided for your convenience. LDA-IA does not endorse any method, curriculum, treatment, program, etc. for individuals with learning disabilities.
ORGANIZATIONS (Learning Disabilities of America National Website) (National Center For Learning Disabilities) (Landmark School Outreach Program) (for kids with LD from Schwab) (National Parent Network on Disabilities) was a project for accelerating learning for students with LD) (Read advice and reviews on LD schools and products.) (this is an excellent web site developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities. It has a new phonological screening assessment on-line. It also has activities for parents to help develop their children’s pre-reading skills.) (Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, professionals)
(National Center for Mental Health website, section on ADHD)
(Literacy & Learning Disabilities Special Collection, Southen LINCS Literacy)
Learning First Alliance: This web resource represents twelve
organizations advocating for education that have formed this alliance to improve student learning
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA). CIERA is one of the National Research Centers funded by the US Dept. of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). CIERA focuses particularly on early literacy and offers a resource called 10 Research-Based Principles for Student Achievement (1988.)
The National Reading Panel. This site describes the history and function of the National Reading Panel (NRP) and provides links to major publications developed by the NRP.
No Child Left Behind and Reading First. This page provides a comprehensive overview of President George W. Bush’s plan to improve reading education and increase the literacy levels of all children. The first link will bring you to the beginning of the document describing the plan. The second link will bring you to a section that describes Reading First, the US Dept. of Education’s new plan for reading instruction and literacy improvement.
The U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Dept. of Education provides national leadership to address critical issues in American education. Under President Bush, the Dept. is making new, intensified efforts to prevent reading difficulties and to improve the reading skills and achievement of all America’s children by endorsing instruction based on solid scientific research. The Dept. is one of the three partners in the The Partnership for Reading.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. One of the three partners in The Partnership for Reading, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) conducts research and administers programs that assure that every individual has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential for a healthy, productive life. NICHD oversaw the work of the National Reading Panel, created by Congress in 1997 to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.
The National Institute for Literacy. The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) administers The National Partnership for Reading and other programs that support the development of high quality state, regional, and national literacy services so that all Americans can develop the reading skills they need to succeed at school, at work, at home and in the community.