Dyslexia & LBLDs
- Mass DESE Resource page for Dyslexia
- An excellent list of resources regarding dyslexia.
- International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
- An international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. Their website is a good source for information, articles, and resources.
- IDA Dyslexia Handbook: "What Every Family Should Know"
- The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA)
- Local organization that supports individuals who have dyslexia through sharing research and remediation techniques.
- Decoding Dyslexia MA
- A grass roots organization that raises awareness of the researched based interventions that are effective in overcoming dyslexia and opening the doors to academic success. Their goal is to influence families, educators and legislators.
- LD Online
- LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities. The site features hundreds of articles, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
- Learning Ally
- A national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia.
- Smart Kids with LD
- Great source of information about dyslexia, LBLDs, NLDs, and more. They also have a free e-newsletter.
- ASHA: Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- An overview of LBLDs and list of resources from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- About Education: Special Education
Information & Articles
- Article: "Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities"
- When kids are diagnosed with a learning disability we naturally worry about how it will affect their school performance. What we often don't think about, but should, is how having a learning disability may affect children emotionally.
- Article: "How to Help Kids Talk About Learning Disabilities"
- Sometimes opening up about learning differently is hard for kids, but with practice, the rewards can be huge.
- Article: "Understanding Dyslexia: It's Not An Effort Problem"
- When a child with dyslexia is work-avoidant, the reasons are complex and cannot be reduced to a tidy matter of effort. Since dyslexia is invisible and can often prompt academic shame, many of the struggles associated with the condition go unseen and unnamed.