This list identifies websites and downloads that families can use to help build understanding as well as apps for mobile devices that have helped families with a child who has a learning disability.
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The following websites have been recommended by Connecting for Kids families as useful resources for individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities:
Accessible online library for students with qualifying print disabilities.
Child Mind Institute: Executive Function Collection
Collection of articles published by Child Mind Institute on executive function.
Child Mind Institute: Learning Collection
Collection of articles published by Child Mind Institute on learning disabilities.
Friends of Quinn
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."
Lawrence School: Assistive Technology Guide
Online resource with apps, software and services used by the Lawrence School to help children with learning differences.
LD Online: The Educator's Guide to Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Online resource center with extensive collection of articles, videos and teaching strategies to help individuals with learning disabilities.
Learning Ally 1in5 Initiative
The 1in5 Initiative was created to give students who learn differently a voice. Offers bi-monthly student to student webinars about dyslexia related topics, family focused newsletter, blogs and localized peer-to-peer mentoring hubs.
NCLD: Get Ready to Read
Online resource designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.
NCLD: RTI Action Network
National initiative dedicated to the responsible and effective implementation of RTI. The initiative seeks to guide frontline educators and families in the large-scale adoption of RTI.
NCLD: The LD Navigator
Comprehensive resource guide about learning disabilities for the pediatric professional community and parents.
National multimedia project that offers research-based reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Includes resources on identifying and helping children with reading disabilities.
Offers free, online math games for grades K-5.
Understood is the NCLD's online education portal and includes articles, tip sheets, decision guides and more for parents of children with attention and learning issues.
Connecting for Kids families have found the following worksheets, learning strategies and other online publications useful in helping their child with a learning disability.
Do2Learn: Academic Resources
Online resources designed to address a number of academic challenges.
IDA: Dyslexia Self-Assessment Tool
Online questionnaire that identifies red flags for a dyslexia diagnosis.
IDA: Fact Sheet Collection
Online collection of fact sheets for learning disabilities, including the basics of dyslexia and dysgraphia, school transition information, impacts of disabilities, twice-exceptional students, and screening tools.
Middle Tennessee State University Center for Dyslexia Publications
Collection of publications geared toward educators and parents, including characteristics and accommodations for dyslexia and details on school-based identification of this learning disability.
More and more mobile applications (apps) are being developed to help individuals with learning disabilities. The following apps have been used by Connecting for Kids families:
Note: Starred apps (*) are available for families to try at no cost on the special needs iPad at Westlake Porter Public Library.
iAnnotate 4 - Read, Markup and Share PDFs and More* (paid app)
MathTappers: Clock Master (free)
Sight Words by Photo Touch (free)