- Learning Disabilities Online – The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
- Massachusetts Association of 776 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS) – Exceptional schools for exceptional children
- Massachusetts Department of Education
Parent and Teacher Resources
- Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University – Resources to help with diagnosis and remediation of types of dyslexia found using Double Deficit Theory (Maryann Wolf)
- SEDL – Researches barriers to high achievement and develops tools and strategies to assist low-performing schools.
- Flocabulary – Hip hop in the classroom
- Read, Write, Think – Providing educations and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction
- Really Good Stuff – Fun and creative teaching tools for today’s classroom
- Sites for Teachers – Educational websites rated by popularity
- The Textmapping Project – A graphic organizer technique that can be used to teach reading comprehension and writing skills, study skills, and course content
- Capstone Press – The leading educational publisher of nonfiction children’s books
- Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books – complete resource for leveled books and Guided Reading instruction
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
- Highsmith – Library and school products
- National Institute for Child Health and Development – Publications on reading
- Pro-Ed Inc. – A leading publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular and therapy materials, and professional journals
- Reading A-Z – The online reading program
- Teachers who learn, kids who achieve – A look at schools with model professional development
- Florida Center for Reading Research – A summary table of research-based reading programs with reports
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – A community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner
- Council for Exceptional Children – The voice and vision of special education
- International Dyslexia Association – Dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them
- International Reading Association – A membership organization of literacy professionals
- Kotin, Crabtree & Strong Law Firm – A Massachusetts firm with a major area of practice devoted to ensuring the educational rights of disabled children.
- Wrightslaw – Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
- Mehrzad N. Araghi at Aligned Connections Consulting – Mehrzad offers educational strategies and services to support parents and improve outcomes for children with special needs. She specializes in ADHD and SLD/Dyslexia issues. A former teacher, she did her initial training at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and additional work with the SEAT pilot program developed by COPAA. She has done ADHD training with Drs. Edward Hallowell and John Ratey, and brain imaging coursework with Dr. Daniel Amen. She is a member of the Special Needs Advocacy Network, ( ) and serves on its board. Mehrzad works with families within a 45-minute radius of Newton, MA (excluding Newton). If she cannot help you herself, she will be glad to suggest other resources that may fit your needs. Contact by email or at (508) 259-4660.
- Shari Brass – Educational Advocate and College Planner specializing in ADHD/ADD, SLD, Emotional Impairments and PDD- NOS and Aspergers K-12. IEP and 504 Plans. Transition Planning/Coaching for college. FCSN Certified, SPaN and AANE Member.Helping parents and students navigate the Special Education Process and helping students turn disabilities into opportunities to succeed. Contact by email or at 508-655-9826.
Response to Intervention
- International Reading Organization – Student progress is monitored to see if response to intervention yields adequate academic growth
- Wrightslaw – Articles and publications on response to intervention
- Responsiveness to Intervention and Learning Disabilities: A report prepared by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
Other Links of Interest
- Center on Media and Child Health – Dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental and social health of children
- Giving Greetings – Cards and gifts supporting children with challenges
- Project Implicit – A research project examining thoughts and feelings that exist either outside of conscious awareness or outside of conscious control
- Strong National Museum of Play – Located in Rochester, NY
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading – From the Massachusetts General Hospital
Teachers are welcome to borrow from my lending library. To request books for your classroom:
- Download this Excel spreadsheet.
- Highlight the books you would like to borrow.
- Send me an email with the highlighted spreadsheet attached.
- I will bring the books with me when I visit your school or I will mail them directly to you.