LD Resources

Following are books, videos, and organizations that can be helpful in discovering more about learning differences. Many of these materials may be found in the Shelton Library.


Alexander-Roberts, Colleen. The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents. Taylor, 1994. $12.95.
Presents symptoms and chronological patterns of ADHD in children and adolescents, it's impact on school family and social interactions.
Anesko, Kathleen M. Winning the Homework War. Arco, 1987. $10.95.
Presents simple, behavioral techniques to solve the difficulties and conflict that arise over homework in the home for parents of grade school children.
Anderson, Winifred. Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Woodbine House, 1990. $12.95 (ISBN 0933149301). Baca, Leonard, and Cervantes, Hermes T. The Bilingual Special Education Interface.2nd ed. Merrill Publishing Co., 1989. (ISBN 0675248335).
This work is designed to familiarize educators with the major needs of the exceptional student with limited skills in English. It also provides information on models, curriculum, and strategies for better educating this unique population of students.
Bain, Lisa. A Parents' Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders. Dell Pub, 1991. $12.95 (ISBN 0440506395).
A specialist of the renowned Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Bain provides a step-by-step explanation of the consultation process, diagnosis, treatment and therapy for children with ADD. Caring for the child's social and emotional needs is emphasized.
Baldwin, Kahima. You Are Your Childs' Teacher. Celestial Arts, 1989. $12.95.
Explains how young children think and develop, describing ways parents can help their children learn about the world imaginatively and creatively.
Bender, William N. Introduction to Learning Disabilities. Allyn., 1992. $49.00 (ISBN 0205129218). Billet, Ernest. Understanding Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Focus on Employability and Career Placements. C.C. Thomas, 1988. (ISBN 039805455X).Bloom, Jill. Help Me to Help My Child: A Sourcebook for Parents of Learning Disabled Children. Little, Brown & Co., 1994. $9.95. (ISBN 0316099821).
This source book addresses many crucial questions for parents such as: what are learning disabilities? What are my child's legal rights to an education? How can I help my child become less angry?
Brazelton, T. Berry. Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development. Merloyd Lawrence, 1992. $24.95. (ISBN 02093804).
A comprehensive reference on child development from birth to age 3.
Bos, Candace S. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders. Allyn, 1991. $40.00 (ISBN 0205129706).
All aspects of instruction are covered; parent conferences, reading, writing, oral expression and professional growth.
Budd, Linda. Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents. Prentice Hall Press, 1990. $19.95. (ISBN 0130043753).


Bull, Janet. The Learning Disabled: A Handbook of Procedures for the Helping them Regain Their Confidence. Ability Workshop Press, 1988. $18.95 (ISBN 0929551036).
This is a manual that would help those who work with the learning disabled-parents, teachers, and therapists - to aid them in the recovery of their self-confidence.
Capute, Arnold J., Editor and Accardo, Pasquale J., Editor. Learning Disabilities Spectrum: ADD, ADHD, & LD. York Press, 1994. $32.50. (ISBN 0912752335).
Clinical research, recent theories concerning brain dysfunction and the genetics of learning differences are examined.
Canter, Lee. Assertive Discipline for Parents. Harper & Row, 1988. $9.00. (ISBN 0060963026).
Constancy, communication and support skills are taught in this successful program.
Canter, Lee. Homework Without Tears. Harper & Row, 1987. (ISBN 0-06-096300-X)
Offers a program that provides parents with a systematic approach to ending the nightly battles over homework and to motivating their children to succeed academically.
Cavey, Diane Walton. Dysgraphia: Why Johnny Can't Write?: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents. PRO-Ed., 1993. $8.00
A guidebook for parents on getting help from teachers and professionals for children with writing difficulties.
Clark, Lynn. S.O.S.: Help For Parents. Parents, 1996. $12.00. (ISBN 0935111-20-4)
A practical guide for handling common everyday behavior problems.
Cline, Foster W. Parenting With Love & Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility. Pinion, 1992. $18.00. (ISBN 0891093117).
Responsibility, choices and logical consequences help the child develop skills that will carry them through life.
Cline, Foster W. Parenting Teens With Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood. Pinion, 1992. (ISBN 0891096957).
Parents help prepare their teens for the real world by promoting responsibility through consequences.
Comings, David. Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior. Hope Press, 1990. $45.00 (ISBN 1878267280).



Cook, William. Help for the Hyperactive Child: A Good Sense Guide for Parents of Children with Hyperactivity Attention Deficits and other Behavior and Learning Problems. Professional Books, 1991. (ISBN 0933478186).
The author, a board-certified pediatrician, provides help for hyperactive and/or inattentive (ADHD). children without the use of RITALIN and/or other similar drugs.
Cordoni, Barbara. Living with a Learning Disability. Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. (ISBN 0-8093-1668-4)
This book focuses on the implications of learning disabilities on a person's life beyond school.
Cummings, Rhoda. The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD. Free Spirit, 1991. (ISBN 0915793326).
Discusses how children with learning differences can get along better in school, academically and socially.
De Bono, Edward. Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas. Harper Business, 1993. $12.00 (ISBN 0887306357).
The author, a creative genius and best selling author, brings the reader right up to date with his landmark concept of lateral thinking, a systematic approach to creative thinking with formal techniques that can be used deliberately.
Des Jardins, Charlotte. How to Organize an Effective Parent Group and Move Bureaucracies: For Parents of Handicapped Children and Their Helpers. Coordinating Council for Handicapped Children, 1971. Dias, Peggy, S. Diamonds in the Rough: an Infancy to College Reference Guide on the Learning Disabled Child. Slosson Education Publisher, 1989.
Many resources available to parents of LD children are presented including medical, educational, and other specialists. A special emphasis is placed on enabling the LD student to become his own best advocate.
Dockrell, Julie. Children's Learning Difficulties: A Cognitive Approach. Blackwell Publishers, 1993. $19.95. (ISBN 0631170170).



Duane, Drake D. The Reading Brain: The Biological Basis of Dyslexia. York Press, 1991. (ISBN 0912752254).
Focuses on the biological aspects of reading disability - how and why the anatomy of a dyslexic person's nervous system differs from that of a person without reading difficulties.
Dunn, Kathryn Boesel. Trouble with School: a Family Story About Learning Disabilities. Woodbine House., 1993 $9.95. (ISBN 0933149573).
Based on one family's real-life experiences with learning disabilities, this book follows Allison and her mother, as each tell her side of the story of diagnosing and adjusting to Allison's learning needs. The dual narrative provides a unique look at this family drama and helps underscore how a parent and child experience the situation differently.
Dwyer, Kathleen M. What Do You Mean I Have a Learning Disability? Walker & Co., 1991. $15.85. (ISBN 0802781039).
Designed for a younger audience, this book describes learning disabilities and what can be done to overcome them.
Elkind, David. The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon. Addison-Wesley, 1988 $9.95. (ISBN 0201073978).
Challenges the pressures of parental expectations where children are "achieving" in areas not age appropriate, and at a crippling cost to their innocence.
Eyre, Linda. Teaching Your Children Values. Fireside, 1993. $11.00. (ISBN 0671769669).
Social values in the areas of being and giving, are taught with the most meaning in the home. Parents are provided a list of values and methods to share.
Fisher, Gary L. Survival Guide for Kids with Learning Disabilities. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 1990.(ISBN 0915793180).
Young readers will discover success skills in school, tips for making and keeping friends, getting along better at home, and what happens when you grow up. Lists learning resources for kids with LD, tips on home and homework, and organizations that provide additional information and support.
Fowler, Mary Cahil. Maybe You Know My Kid: A Parents' Guide to Identifying, Understanding and Helping Your Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Carol Publishing, 1993. $12.00 (ISBN 1559720972).
The author, a former teacher and founder of an ADHD parent support group, is on the National Board of Directors of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
Fowler, William. Talking From Infancy: How To Nurture and Cultivate Early Language Development. Brookline, 1990. (ISBN 0914797719).
Language acquisition in young children is enhanced through parent participation in specific activities. Offers activities for parent/infant interaction.
Friedman, Ronald J., and Doyal, Guy T. Management of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. PRO-ED, 1992. $21.00. (ISBN 0890795320).
In this late revision of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity. The authors combine the most current medical and psychological research findings. A careful review of medical, psychological, and educational management programs follows.
Garber, Stephen W. If Your Child Is Hyperactive, Inattentive, Impulsive, Distractible ... Villard, 1990. (ISBN 039457205X).
Offers a practical program for changing the behavior of ADD/hyperactive children whether or not the child is taking medication.
Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligence. Basic Books, 1993. $18.00 (ISBN 0465025102).
Gardner weaves literature, anthropology, human understanding, and humor with his neurological research and offers tactful shortcuts to a technical work. It offers an exciting and optimistic view of human intelligence.
Gardner, Richard A. Self-Esteem Problems of Children: Psychology and Psychotherapy. Creative Therapy, 1992. $49.95 (ISBN 0-933812-26-4)
Self esteem issues in the areas of competence, competition, sibling rivalry and perfectionism are examples of emotional conflict of that can attend learning differences.
Gerber, Paul Jay. Speaking for Themselves: Ethnographic Interview with Adults with Learning Disabilities. University of Michigan, 1991. $29.95. (ISBN 047210246X).



Getman, G.N. and Corngold, Sally M., Editors. Smart in Everything . . . Except School. Vision Extension., 1994. $15.00. (ISBN 0929780035).
This book is especially written to assist parents, teachers, and the open-minded clinician who agree that we must completely consider the individual child and his individual characteristics rather than almost any consideration of how he fits into generalizations drawn out of group averages.
Gordon, Michael. I Would If I Could: A Teenager's Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity. GSI, 1993 (ISBN 0962770132).
This humorous account helps teenagers realize that having ADHD is not a disaster, but rather a challenge to be mastered.
Hammil, Donald D. Teaching Students with Learning and Behavioral Problems. Allyn and Bacon, 1990. $38.00. (ISBN 0205125379).
This text provides teachers with a comprehensive overview of best practices in assessing and instructing students with mild-to-moderate learning and behavior problems. Encompasses developmental abilities as well as subject areas, dealing with study skills, and independent living abilities pertaining to jobs and careers.
Harwell, Joan M. Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Techniques for Teaching Learning Handicapped Students. Center for Applied Research in Education, 1989. (ISBN 0876282397).
Designed for all in service elementary and secondary educators this handbook provides a wealth of practical suggestions and ready-to-use materials for melding the special needs of learning-disabled students.
Harwell, Joan M. Ready-to-use Learning Disabilities Activities Kit. The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1993. $29.95. (ISBN 0876288468).
This book is designed to help regular and special teachers of elementary children in the areas of reading, language arts, and math. Two hundred reproducible activities can be used with students who have a wide range of functional levels.
Heacox, Diane. Up from Under-Achievement: How Teachers, Students, and Parents Can Work Together to Promote Student Success. Free Spirit Press, 1991. (ISBN 0915793350).
The author describes a step-by-step program for intervening with underachievement and promoting student success. Teachers and parents will learn specific ways to support achievement and create a positive learning environment. Students will learn specific ways to set goals, manage their work, develop good study habits, and boost their own self esteem.
Healy, Jane. Endangered Minds: Why Our Children Don't Think. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1990. (ISBN 067174920X).
A provocative, thoughtful guide to the development of children's reading and critical thinking abilities.
Healy, Jane M. Your Child's Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence. Doubleday, 1989. $10.95 (ISBN 0385231504).
Describes how children develop language and memory, and its relationship to academic learning - reading, writing, spelling mathematics. The author challenges trends toward early pressures to teach children to read and scientifically refutes the "superbaby" myth.
Ingersoll, Barbara. Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Doubleday, 1993 $12.95 (ISBN 0385469314).
This comprehensive handbook details the causes, symptoms and diagnoses of learning disabilities and ADHD. Possible treatments from stimulant medications to EEG biofeedback are explored and critiqued.
Ingersoll, Barbara. Lonely, Sad and Angry: A Parents Guide to Depression in children and Adolescents. Doubleday, 1995. (ISBN 0385476418).
Helps parents identify depression, understand it's causes and examines treatment options.
Ingersoll, Barbara . Your Hyperactive Child: A Parents' Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder. Doubleday, 1988. $9.95. (ISBN 0385240708).
The causes and characteristics of ADD/ADHD are presented with special problems, medication and recommendations.
Kavale, Kenneth A. Handbook of Learning Disabilities. Vol. II: Methods & Interventions. College-Hill, 1994. $29.00 (ISBN 089793522).
Kavale, Kenneth A. Handbook of Learning Disabilities. Vol. III: Programs & Practices. Pro-ED, 1988. $89.00. (ISBN 089793530).
Kenneday, Patricia. The Hyperactive Child Book. St. Martin's Press., 1993 $19.95. (ISBN 0312088159).
A pediatrician, a child psychologist and a mother team up to offer the most practical, up-to-date guide to treating, educating, and living with your ADHD child.
Kravets, Marybeth. The K & W. Guide to Colleges for the Learning Disabled: A Resource Book for Students, Parents and Professionals. Harper Perennial. $20.00 (ISBN 0064610489).
A helpful resource, this directory identifies college programs available to LD students, admission policies, and special services.
Latham, Peter S. Attention Deficit Disorder and the Law: A Guide for Advocates. JKL Communications. 1992.
This guide addresses three general classes of rights. These are 1)civil rights, e.g. the right to equal treatment and opportunity under the law 2) the right to society's support in educational services and disability payments and 3) the right to exemption from military service.
Learning Disabilities Council. Inc. Staff. Understanding Learning Disabilities: A Parents' Guide & Workbook. 2nd ed., Learning Disabilities Council, 1991. $19.95 ISBN 0963630504).
Lerner, Janet W. Learning Disabilities: Theories, Diagnosis and Teaching Strategies. Houghton Mifflin, 1993. (ISBN 0395622255).
Designed to provide a broad view of the field for teachers, school psychologists, administrators, language pathologists, counselors, and related professionals preparing to work with individuals with learning disabilities.
Levine, Melvin D. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Educators Publishing Service, 1993. $28.00 (ISBN 0838819923).
Using case studies to identify and illustrate 25 common behaviors (i.e. memory, mental processing, selective attention, social ability) observed in children at different ages which often inhibit or interfere with their school performance, Dr. Levine draws together a body of theoretical and scientific knowledge.
Levine, Melvin D. Keeping a Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. Educators Publishing Service, 1990. $20.00 (ISBN 0838820697).
Dr. Levine clearly and sensitively explains learning styles and learning struggles for children ages nine to fifteen. Attention, memory, brain function, and social relationships are thoughtfully explored.
Levinson, Harold. Upside Down Kids: Helping Dyslexic Children Understand Themselves and Their Disorder. Evans, 1991. (ISBN 0871316250).
A book to be shared by children and adults; eight individuals case studies are introduced from the know-it-all to the class clown, examining appropriate and inappropriate coping behaviors for children with dyslexia.
Levinson, Harold. Turning Around the Upside-Down Kids: Helping Dyslexic Kids Overcome Their Disorder. M. Evans, 1992. $17.95. (ISBN 0871317001).
Continuing with the characters introduced in the Upside-Down Kids and their compassionate teacher Mrs. Jensen.
Lewis, M. E. Thematic Methods & Strategies in Learning Disabilities: A Textbook for Practitioners. 1993. $29.95 (ISBN 1879105950).
Lipkin, Midge. Colleges with Programs or Services for Students with Learning Disabilities. Schoolsearch, 1993. $34.95 (ISBN 0962032654).
Detailed information for the on 738 colleges, junior colleges, and community colleges provides everything needed to enable a student, parent, or guidance counselor to make an informed college choice. Annual.
MacCraken, Mary. Turnabout Children. Little Brown, 1986. (ISBN 0316555401).
Tells the individual stories of children treated by this gifted therapist, in struggling with their learning differences.
Mannix, Darlene. Life Skills Activities For Special Children. The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1992. (ISBN 0876285477).
These lessons are intended for upper-elementary-aged students with special learning needs. The practical, open-ended activities will assist in teaching life skills for independent living such as basic survival skills and personal independence.
McBrien, Judith and Felce, David. Working with People Who Have Severe Learning Difficulty: From Theory to Practice. Pro-Ed. 1993. $38.00 (ISBN 089794501).
McCullough, Virginia E. Testing and Your Child: What You Should Know About 150 of the Most Common Medical Educational and Psychological Tests. Plume, 1992. $12.00 (ISBN 0452268400).
This thorough guide provides parents with essential information for 150 medical, educational, and psychological tests their children may encounter from infancy through adolescence.
Meltzer, Lynn J. Strategy Assessment & Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: From Theory to Practice. Pro-Ed, 1993. $38.00 (ISBN 08970501).
Mercer, Cecil D. Teaching Students with Learning Problems. Maxwell Macmillan, 1993. $10.95. (ISBN 0023805617).
This book seeks to prepare special education professors and teachers, resource room teachers, remedial education teachers, and regular classroom teachers for the challenges of individualized programming for students with learning or behavioral problems. Updated descriptions of tests, software, and other materials are included.
Moss, Robert A. Why Johnny Can't Concentrate. Bantam Books, 1990. $10.95. (ISBN 0553349686).
Provides a comprehensive treatment plan including: finding a knowledgeable, caring team of professionals who can provide effective therapy, evaluating medical treatment, and medications for children of different ages.
Myer, Patricia I. Learning Disabilities Basis Concepts, Assessment Practices, and Instructional Strategies. Pro-Ed., 1990 $41.00. (ISBN 0890792259).
The contents focus on the moderate-to-severe LD student who requires special help that is different from that generally provided in regular classes. Knotty issues involving definition, identification criteria, assessments, and proper interventions are dealt with.
Nolting, Paul D. Math & Learning Disabled Student: A Practical Guide for Accommodations. Academic Success, 1991. $14.95 (ISBN 0940287234).

Nosek, Kathleen. The Dyslexic Scholar: Helping Your Child Succeed in the School System. Taylor, 1995. $11.95. (ISBN 0878338829).

Help your child realize his academic potential by obtaining the top-quality education he deserves.
Nowicki, Stephen. Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In. Preachtree, 1992.
Identifies the dyslexic child, one who has difficulty using and understanding non-verbal signs and signals. Offers practical solutions and insights.
Ogan, Guy D. Can Anyone Help My Child?: Therapist and Treatment for Attention Deficit and Other Leaning and Behavioral Disorders in Children, Adolescents and Adults. Faith Publishing and Media, 1991. (ISBN 0963188011).
The author discusses therapies and treatment for attention deficit and other learning and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Overton, Terry. Assessment in Special Education: An Applied Approach. Macmillan, 1992. $34.00. (ISBN 0675211565).
A book for professionals and teachers, it focuses on assessment of students and the impact of Public Law 94-142. Test of education achievement are analyzed for their most effective use.
Paltin, David M. The Parents' Hyperactivity Handbook: Helping the Fidgety Child. Insight Books, 1993. $27.50. (ISBN 0306444658).
Phelan, Thomas, W. Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13 To 18 Year Olds. Child Management., 1993. $12.95 (ISBN 0-9633861-0-7)
A practical guide for teenagers who present unique problems, such as ADD, LD and other emotional or behavioral difficulties.
Rapp, Doris J. The Impossible Child in School - At Home: A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents. Practical Allergy Research Foundation, 1986. (ISBN 00961631805).


Roy, Cynthia. When Learning is Tough: Kids Talk about their Learning Disabilities. Albert Whitman, 1994. (ISBN 080758892X).

Children describe their learning disabilities, talents, learning techniques, and misconceptions associated with learning disabilities.
Richek, Margaret Ann. Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies. Prentice Hall, 1989. (ISBN 0137611072).
Schaefer, Charles E. How to Talk To Children About Really Important Things. Perennial, 1984. $10.00 (ISBN 0553270958).
How to answer your child's questions, and concerns about stressful life experiences is outlined in this informative volume.
Scruggs, Thomas E. Intervention Research in Learning Disabilities. Springer, 1990. $33.00 (ISBN 0387972803).


Selikowitz, Mark. Dyslexia & Other Learning Difficulties. Oxford University Press, 1993. $19.95. (ISBN 0192622994).

Shaywitz, Sally E. and Shaywitz Bennett. Attention Deficit Disorder Comes of Age: Toward the Twenty-First Century. Pro-Ed., $33.00.

This volume focuses on four critical areas: definition and assessment; distinction with ADD and related disorders; neurobiological mechanisms; and treatment.
Silver, Larry G. Dr. Larry Silver's. Advice to Parents on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. American Psychiatric Press, 1992. $17.95. (ISBN 0880485612).
Dr. Silver identifies some of the classic clues to ADHD that parents should look for in deciding whether to seek professional help.
Silver, Larry G. Assessment of Learning Disabilities: Preschool through Adulthood. Little Brown, 1989. (ISBN 089079393X).


Silver, Larry G. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. American Psychiatric Press. 1992. (ISBN 088048594).

This "how-to" clinical guide addresses the day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who deal with patients with ADHD.
Silver, Larry G. The Misunderstood Child: A Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. Tab, 1992. (ISBN 0830629548).
Includes the latest research findings, treatments and information on ADHD. Also covers revisions to laws governing discrimination and educational options for the gifted student with learning disabilities. Provides a list of resources and organizations that can aid the treatment process.
Simpson, Eileen. Reversals: A Personal Account of Victory Over Dyslexia. Houghton Mifflin, 1991. $11.00 (ISBN 0374523169).
This is the first-person account of the author's disastrous, misunderstood school problems; her marriage to the poet John Berryman, who first diagnosed her difficulty; her triumph in earning a graduate degree in psychology, and becoming a therapist.
Smith, Sally L. No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School. Bantam, 1980. (ISBN 0553270958)
Based on the authors 20 years experience association with LD children, this book addresses the concerns of parents and their interaction with instructors.
Tamaren, Michele C. I Make a Difference!: A Curriculum Guide Building Self-Esteem and Sensitivity in the Inclusive Classroom. Academic Therapy Publications., 1992. (ISBN 0878799451).
These activities can be used in the classroom to assist students in grades 4-8 to be more sensitive and caring, more considerate and respectful. Teachers looking fore specific and practical strategies to foster these qualities in students will find many here.
Taylor, John. Helping Your Hyperactive Child: From Effective Treatments and Developing Discipline and Self Esteem to Helping Your Family Adjust. Prima, 1990 (ISBN 1559580135). Tripani, Catherine. Transition Goals for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities. Little Brown, 1990. (ISBN 0316852287).
A thorough book for professionals, discusses the assessment and remediation of the academic and social competence of youth with learning disabilities.
Vail, Priscilla L. Smart Kids with School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help. New American Library, 1989. $10.00 (ISBN 0452262429).
Supplies effective methods for breaking the cycle of anger, fear, and frustration, and makes it possible to turn school failure into school success.
Vitale, Barbara. Unicorns are Real: a Right-Brained Approach to Learning. Jalmar Press, 1982. (ISBN 095190354).
Explores skills and modes associated with each learning hemisphere, with a special emphasis on the intuitive, non-verbal abilities of the right brain.
Vogel, Susan A. Postsecondary Decision-Making for Students with Learning Disabilities: Teacher Manual. Northern Illinois University, 1993.
Geared for the student with LD, includes support services checklist, advantages and disadvantages of vocational technical schools, and public universities, and forms to qualify for taking college entrance exams.
Vogel, Susan A. Success for College Students with Learning Disabilities. Springer-Verlag, 1992. $49.00. (ISBN 0387977635).


Wallaxe, Gerald, and Larsen, Stephen, C. Educational Assessment of Learning Problems: Testing for Teaching. Allyn and Bacon, 1992. $50.00. (ISBN 0205136338).

White, Burton L. The First Three Years of Life. Prentice Hall, 1985 (ISBN 0133191877).

This revised edition follows the week by week mental, physical and emotional development of the young child.
Williamson, Peter. Good Kids, Bad Behavior: Helping Children Learn Self-Discipline. Simon & Shuster, 1990. (ISBN 0671702203).
Introduces the causes of misbehavior and methods available to parents to teach self-discipline good habits and self-control.
Willig, Ann C. Bilingualism and Learning Disabilities: Policy and Practice for Teachers and Administrators. American Library Publishing Co., Inc., 1986. (ISBN 0934598924).
Educators, administrators, and policy-makers will welcome this collection of essays on the special educational needs of the culturally and linguistically different child. Optimal instructional strategies for low-achieving children or those exhibiting learning problems are presented as well as a new approach to reading instruction.



A Child's First Words. Santa Anna, CA, LDA of California. 18 minutes.

Addresses speech and language development in children under age 4, in all its aspects, including diagnosis and remediation.

All Children Learn Differently. Santa Anna, CA, LDA of California. 30 minutes.

Narrated by Steve Allen, this video interviews twelve specialists in medicine, perception, language and education.

The Attention Dimension: Looking At Attention Problems. Pleasantville, NY, Human Relations Media, 1990. 10 minutes.

Designed for middle-grade and adolescent viewers, contains descriptions of a variety of attention problems that are accompanied by dramatizations. Teacher's guide included.

Barkley, Russell. ADHD : What Can We Do? New York, Guilford, 1992. (ISBN 0205129706) 37 minutes.

The viewer is brought into the lives and homes of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to show the many avenues of help available through parent training, appropriate educational intervention, behavior modification and medical management.

Barkley, Russell. ADHD What Do We Know? New York, Guilford, 1992. 35 minutes.

Provides an overview of the disorder and introduces the viewer to three young people who have ADHD, examining its causes, treatment and outcome in adult life.

Barkley, Russell. ADHD In Adults. New York, Guilford, 1994. (ISBN 0-89862-986-1) 36 minutes.

Focuses on the lives of four individuals with ADHD, illustrating the effects of the condition on their daily life. Discussion covers testing, treatment and coping skills.

Barkley, Russell. ADHD In The Classroom: Strategies For Teachers. New York, Guilford, 1994. (ISBN 0-89862-985-3) 39 minutes.

Offers practical solutions for educators in the management and education of this unique population. An ideal program for staff development.

Brooks, Robert. Look What You've Done! Parent Version: Learning Disabilities And Self-esteem, Stories Of Hope And Resilience. Alexandria, VA, PBS, 1997.

Dr. Brooks offers practical strategies for helping children develop the confidence and resilience they need to succeed.

Dyslexia Has a Face : An Intimate Look at Dyslexia and the Lives It Affects. Dallas, TX, KXAS/NBC, 1990. 52 minutes.

Presents an overview of the challenges, resources and remediation associated with dyslexia, through the lives of individual dyslexics.

Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability. Grand Rapids MI, Grand Rapids Public School/Junior College. 60 minutes.

Award winning documentary that examines the history, causes and techniques for dealing with dyslexia in adolescents.

Ennis'Gift: A Film About Learning Differences. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 2001. 52 minutes.

Produced by Hello Friend: The Ennis William Cosby Foundation, this overview of dyslexia features many notable individuals with LD, such as James Earl Jones, Henry Winkler, Charles Schwab, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner, Robert Rauschenberg, & Bruce Jenner.

Goldstein, Sam. Educating Inattentive Children. Salt Lake City, UT, Neurology, Learning & Behavior Center, 1990. 120 minutes.

Provides educators with information necessary to identify and evaluate classroom problems associated with ADHD.

Goldstein, Sam. It's Just Attention Disorder: A Video Guide For Kids. Salt Lake City, UT, 1991. 30 minutes.

A lively, MTV format, makes this informational video an appealing introduction to ADHD, and the coping strategies available to young people today.

Goldstein, Sam. Why Won't My Child Pay Attention? Salt Lake City, UT, Neurology, Learning & Behavior Center, 1989. 120 minutes.

Provides answers to parent's questions and concerns regarding the behaviors of an ADD child in school, home and in the community.

Goldstein, Sam. Why Isn't My Child Happy? Salt Lake City, UT. Neurology, Learning & Behavior Center, 1994. 110 minutes.

Childhood depression and it's relationship to learning differences is examined. Information includes warning signs, the process of diagnosis, proven and unproved treatments, and most importantly, guidelines to assist parents, educators and professionals.

Goodman, Joan F. Around the Clock: Parenting the Delayed ADHD Child. New York, Guilford, 1994. (ISBN 0-89862-968-3) 30 minutes.

This program explores the many challenges facing parents of children with the combined diagnosis of ADHD and developmental delay in the areas of language, coordination, and learning.

Gordon, Michael. Jumpin' Johnny Get Back To Work! New York, 1994. (ISBN 0-927701-40). 30 minutes.

In a format that engages young viewers, this animated video encourages children with ADHD to become active participants in the treatment process.

Hallowell, Edward. ADD From A to Z: Understanding the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children and Adults. Providence, RI, LifeCoach, 1996. 107 minutes.

Answers questions concerning diagnosis, treatment, medical and non-medical, in an informative and entertaining presentation.

I'm not Stupid! Pittsburgh, PA, Learning Disabilities Association, 55 minutes.

This video depicts the constant battle of the learning disabled child in school. It points out how the LD child is often misdiagnosed as slow, retarded, emotionally disturbed, or lazy. Recommended for parents, teachers, administrators, and students.

Lavoie, Richard. How Difficult Can This Be? : The FAT City Workshop. New York : PBS, 1994. 68 minutes.

This informative and entertaining film allows the viewer to look at the world through the eyes of a learning different child, with all it's aspects of frustration and anxiety in a classroom simulation with a mainstream teacher.

Lavoie, Richard, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills: Last One Picked . . . First One Picked On. (parent & teacher version). Washington, DC : WETA-TV, 1994. 136 minutes.

Addresses the social problems LD children and young adults often encounter, offering practical solutions for teachers and parents.

Levine, Mel. Misunderstood Minds. New York, NY, PBS, 1002. 90 minutes.

Documents the lives of five children with learning disabilities, and their families. The choices made in each individual's story are a poignant depiction of the positive impact of early diagnosis, and treatment.

Phelan, Thomas W. Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder. Glen Ellyn, IL, Child Management, 1994. 85 minutes.

A panel discussion of six adults, address the impact of ADD on work, home, and social life.

Phelan, Thomas W. All about Attention Deficit Disorder, Parts I & II. Carol Stream, IL, 1990. 85 minutes.

Covers all aspects of diagnosis, education, counseling, home behavioral management, medication, and school intervention of children and adolescents in this two part video series.

Phelan, Thomas W. Medication for Attention Deficit Disorder. Glen Ellyn, IL 1994. 80 minutes.

Parent's questions are answered about appropriate medication, it's management, myths and benefits.

Picture of Success. Pittsburgh, PA, Learning Disabilities of America. DA, 1993. 16 minutes.

Autobiographical account of the life of P. Buckley Moss, and the effects of her learning difference as a successful contemporary artist.

Reach for the Stars. Washington, DC , The Lab School of Washington, 1985. 22 minutes.

Documents the annual recognition of successful individuals with learning differences at the Lab School of Washington This presentation focuses on Cher, Tom Cruise, Bruce Jenner, Robert Rauchenberg and Richard Strauss.

Robin, Arthur. ADHD in Adolescence : The Next Step. Practice Development Workshops, 90 minutes.

The diagnosis, educational accommodations, medical interventions and strategies for helping teens understand and accept ADHD are illustrated through vignettes of ADHD teens.

Weiss, Lynn. Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Dallas, TX, Dr. Lynn Weiss ADD Center for Adults and Teens, 1993. 120 minutes.

Six adults with ADD join Dr. Weiss in a group discussion about ADD; it's diagnosis, medication, behavior modification, time management, and how to take advantage of the positive aspects of ADD.


ADD Organizations for Parents

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
P.O. Box 488
West Newbury, MA 01985

Adult ADD Association
1225 East Sunset Drive, Suite 640
Bellingham, WA 98226-3529

Adult Attention Deficit Foundation
132 North Woodward Avenue
Burmingham, MI 48009

C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)
499 Northwest 10th Avenue, Suite 308
Plantation, FL 17587-3700

ADD Newsletters

ADDult News
ADD Support Network
Toledo, OH 43613

42 Way to the River
West Newbury, MA 01985

LD Organizations for Parents

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

LDA of Illinois
10101 S. Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465-1556

National Centers for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1420
New York, NY 10016


National Network of Learning Disabled Adults

Orton Dyslexia Society
8600 La Salle Road
Baltimore, MD 2104-6020

National Easter Seal Society
2033 West Ogden
Chicago, IL 60612

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 East Jackson Blvd., Room 900
Chicago, IL 60604

Fiesta Educativa
1921 South Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608

Federal Agencies

Office for Civil Rights, Regions V
I/S Department of Justice
401 South State Street, Room 700c
Chicago, IL 60605-1205


Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 66118
Washington, D.C. 20035-6118

Sources for Materials

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492

National Lkotek Center
INNOTEK Division
2100 N. Ridge Avenue
P.O. Box 66118
Evanston, IL 60201



Associations and Groups

Career and College

Compensatory Aids

General LD

Legal and Legislative Rights

Social Skills

Aliki. Manners. New York, Green Willow, 1990.

Discusses manners and gives examples of good manners and bad manners.

Bennett, William J. The Book of Virtues. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Well known works featuring fables folklore and fiction to teach virtues including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship and faith.

Bennett, William J. The Children's Book of Virtues. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

Borba, Michelle. Self-Esteem: A Classroom Affair, 101 Ways to Help Children Like Themselves. San Francisco, Harper, 1978.

Activities include: "Me" dolls, happy grams, awards, puppets and bulletin boards to enhance self esteem.

Berry, Joy. Every Kid's Guide to Family Rules and Responsibilities. Chicago, Children's Press, 1987.

This practical self-help book on living skills includes information at the middle-grade level on family meetings, family rules and the consequences of misbehavior.

Canter, Lee. Homework Motivators: Homework Without Tears. New York, Harper & Row, 1989.

Reinforce good homework habits through a program of positive rewards. Includes a wide selection of reproducibles.

Cummings, Rhoda. The Survival Guide for Teenagers with L.D. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirits, 1993.

Provides information and advice to young people who have different learning styles on such topics as dating, driving, getting a job, and planning for the future.

Dennison, Paul D. Brain Gym. Glendale, CA, Edu-Kinesthetics, 1989.

This teaching manual explains, instructs and facilitates activities for whole brain learning.

Domash, Leanne. "Wanna Be My Friend?": How to Strengthen Your Child's Social Skills. New York, Hearst. 1994.

Explores child rearing practices that enhance social skills and the true intimacy of friendship.

Forte, Imogine. Decisions! Decisions!: Thinking and Problem Solving Activities for Primary Grades. Nashville, TN, Incentive, 1996.

An activity guide that stimulates reasoning and imagination in higher thinking levels. Includes reproducibles.

Fugitt, Eva D "He Hit Me First!": Creative Visualization activities for Parenting and Teaching. Rolling Hills Estates, CA, Jalmer, 1983.

Self discipline is taught through creative imagination, a technique promoting self-esteem and self-directing behavior.

Gehret, Jeanne Eagles Eyes. Fairport, NY, Verbal Images, 1991.

Young Ben learns focusing techniques in this instructive book on A.D.D. for younger readers.

Gehret, Jeanne The Don't Give Up Kid. Fairport, NY, Verbal Images, 1990.

Gives children with reading problems and learning disabilities a clear understanding of their difficulties and the necessary courage to learn to live with them.

Ginott, Haim G. Between Parent and Teenager. New York, Macmillan, 1969.

A guide to respectful relationships that emphasizes constructive anger, praise, and the use of dialogue.

Healy, Jane M. Is the Bed Still There When you Close the Door?. . . How to Have Intelligent and Creative Conversations with Your Kids and Other Playful Ponderings. New York, Double Day, 1992.

Stimulating exercises that inspire creativity, build thinking skills and establish effective and meaningful communications between parents and children.

Hill, Margaret. Coping with Family Expectations. New York, Rosen, 1990.

Discusses family expectations of individuals, how they can be too harsh, too few, too mild, how they develop and affect the individual, how they can be understood and handled.

Johnson, Barbara. Helping Your Child Achieve in School. Novato, CA, Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

The role of parent as mentor and coach is outlined in practical strategies to promote school success.

Kneip, Margaret. Self-Control. (Value Series) New York, Rosen. 1991.

Addictive habits are counteracted through self-knowledge, counting the cost and rewarding behavior.

Lamme, Linda Leonard. Literature Based Moral Education: Children's Books and Activities for Teaching Values, Responsibility, and Good Judgment in the Elementary School. Oryx, 1992.

Strategies for using literature to teach students values, and a comprehensive book list makes this a valuable resource for any social skills program.

Levene, Mel. Keeping a Head in School: A Student's Book about Learning Abilities. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

Harnessing brain power through memory brain power, brainstorming, and goal setting, equips students with L.D. to succeed in learning.

McIntire, Roger. Teenagers & Parents: Ten Steps to a Better Relationship. Amherst, MA: Human Resource Development, 1991.

Explores strategies for realistic, specific behavior changes in the climate of a supportive, self-affirming family.

Marker, Sherry. Cooperation. New York, Rosen. 1991. (The Values Library Series)

Discusses the importance and the benefits of cooperation, inside and outside the home, in both everyday and emergency situations.

Marqulies, Alice. Compassion. New York, Rosen. 1991. (The Values Library Series)

Discusses the levels, significance and effects of compassion and how it relates to science, the great religions, and conduct in a world of daily violence and tragedy.

Moser, Adolph. Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesday! The Children's Self-Esteem Book. Kansas City, MO. Landmark, 1988.

Self help guide to handling emotions and establishing a healthy self-esteem. Written on a middle grade reading level.

Moser, Adolph. Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays! The Children's Anti-Stress Book. Kansas City, MO. Landmark, 1988.

Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.

Moss, Deborah M. Shelly, the Hyperactive Turtle. Rockville, MD, Woodbine House, 1988.

An introduction to ADD with hyperactivity that emphases the value of medication, coping skills and family support. Ideal for ages 3 - 7.

Pollete, Nancy. Hans Christian Andersen Couldn't Spell. O'Fallon, MO, Book Lures, 1987.

Fact or fiction? Thomas Edison was a firebug. Alexander Graham Bell never finished a project. You'll discover the truth about these gifted people in this amusing book.

Roberts, Gail. You and Stress: A Survival Guide for Adolescence. Minneapolis, MN, Free Spirit. 1990.

Problem solving techniques invite personal growth through constructive handling of stress. (Teacher's guide also available.)

Scott, Sharon. Peer Pressure Reversal: An Adult Guide to Developing a Responsible Child. Amhurst, MA, Human Resource Development, 1985.

Presents a systematic approach for adults to help school age children learn to reverse negative peer pressure, allowing children to keep their friends while making good decisions.

Scott, Sharon. Positive Peer Groups. Amhurst, MA: Human Resource Development, 1988.

A guide to managing positive group activities in school, where the individual is rewarded for choosing to abstain from self-destructive activities.

Scott, Sharon. When to Say Yes! and Make Friends. Amhurst, MA, Human Resource Development, 1988.

A positive approach to group reinforcement through goal setting, guiding and networking.

Spies, Karen. Competitiveness. (The Values Library), New York, Rosen, 1991.

The wise use of competitiveness is presented with strategies for success.

Smith, Sandra Lee. Coping with Self-Control. (The Values Library), New York, Rosen, 1991.

Describes self-control, discusses its value and ways in which to gain more of it; includes examples of settings in which self-control is a valuable asset.

Stuns, Richard. Morality. (The Values Library), New York, Rosen, 1991.

Discusses the nature and origin of morality and how significant it can be in reaching goals and living successfully.

Thomas, Alicia. Self-Esteem. (The Values Library), New York, Rosen, 1991.

Discusses the importance and the benefits of cooperation, inside and outside the home in both everyday and emergency situations.

Wood, John. How do You Feel? A Guide to Your Emotions. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1974.

Explores a variety of emotions and experiences through a collection of recorded interviews and conversation.