Learning Differences

An introduction and resource page about learning differences.

Web Sites

All Kinds of Minds

Professional Development; Parent Toolkit; Research; Resources; Community Connections


Center for Applied Special Technology. Research & Development; Professional Development; Publications; Learning Tools


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dr. Hallowell

Highly recognized and published expert on ADD/ADHD


About; Diagnosis; Remediation; Experts; Services; Research

International Dyslexic Association (IDA)

IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

LDA: Learning Disabilities Association of America

For Parents, Teachers, Professionals, Researchers


Getting Started (Basics); LD Topics; Multimedia; Especially for...Parents...Kids...Educators; Finding Help

Misunderstood Minds

Companion to PBS special. Attention; Reading; Writing; Mathematics; Resources (very useful)

National Center for Learning Disabilities (LD.org)

LD Basics; In the Home; At School; College & Work; Capitol Hill

National Coalition of Auditory Processing Disorders (NCAPD)

Dr. Jay R. Lucker is an audiologist and speech-language pathologist, and a widely published author on auditory processing disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Online (NLD)

Overwhelming source for all information on NLD

SEN Teacher

Teaching and learning resources for the teacher of students with learning disabilites

Shelton School: LD Resources

Parents; Teachers; Papers & Presentations; News; Links

Teacher Tap: Electronic Books and Online Reading

Resources for teaching with, locating, and using electronic books, from Elementary on.


Teaching strategies for students with ADD/ADHD

and finally, a new way to see picture books

Jean Gralley's Books Unbound

Books (Professional)

Birsh, Judith R., ed. Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2002.

Butterworth, Brian and Dorian Yeo. Dyscalculia Guidance: Helping Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties in Math. London: nferNelson Publishing Company Limited, 2004.

Corman, Catherine A. and Hallowell, Edward M. Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams. New York: Walker, 2006.

Guild, Sandy. "LD Accommodations in the School Library." Knowledge Quest. 37:1, 2008. 24-29.

Hallowell, Edward M. Answers to Distraction. New York: Pantheon Books. 1994.

---. Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap: Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.

---. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005.

---. Driven to Distraction. New York: Pantheon, 1994.

---. When you Worry About the One You Love. New York: Simon & Schuster 1996.

Lavoie, Richard. It's So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. New York: Touchstone, 2005.

Levine, Melvin D. All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Publishing Service, 1997.

---. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Cambridge Place: Educators Pub. Service, 1997.

---. Educational Care: A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School (Second Edition). Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, 2002.

---. Keeping a Head in School. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

---. The Myth of Laziness. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Levine, Melvin D., and Martha Reed. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Pub. Service, 1987.

Mather, Nancy and Sam Goldstein. Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 2001.

Meltzer, Lynn J., ed. Strategy Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: From Theory to Practice. Austin, Tex.: PRO-ED, Inc., 1993.

Meltzer, Lynn J., et al. "The Impact of Effort and Strategy Use on Academic Performance: Student and Teacher Perceptions." Learning Disability Quarterly, 24, 85-98.

Meltzer, Lynn J., et al. Strategies for Success: Classroom Teaching Techniques for Students with Learning Problems. Austin, Tex.: PRO-ED, Inc., 1996.

Meltzer, Lynn, and Marjorie Montague. "Strategic Learning in Students with Learning Disabilities: What Have We Learned?" Chapter 7 in Research and Global Perspectives in Learning Disabilities: Essays in Honor of William J. Cruickshank. Daniel P. Hallahan and Barbara K. Keogh, eds. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000.

Mooney, Jonathan and David Cole. Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution. New York: Fireside, 2000.

Patchell, Frederick, and Linda Hand. "An Invisible Disability: Langauge Disorders in High School Students and the Implications for Classroom Behaviors." Independent Education, December 1993, 1-7.

Shaywitz, Sally E. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-based Program for Reading Problems at any Level. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2003.

Vail, Priscilla L. Smart Kids with School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help. New York: Dutton, 1987.

Books (Children & Young Adults)

Argentieri, Sam. The Little Boy Who Lost His Train of Thought."  Argentieri, 2009.

Brinkerhoff, Shirley. Why Can't I Learn Like Everyone Else?" Youth with Learning Disabilities." Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Edwards, Nicola. My Friend Has Dyslexia. North Mankato, MN: Chrysalis Education, 2005.

Esham, Barbara and Mike Gordon, ill. If You're So Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? Ocean City, MD: Mainstream Connections, 2008.

Fisiher, Gary and Rhoda Cummings. The Survival Guide for Kids with LD* (*Learning Differences). Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 1990.

Galvin, Matthew and Sandra Ferraro, ill. Otto Learns About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children with ADHD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2001.

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Loses Control. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.

---. Joey Pigza Swallows the Key. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.

Gordon, Michael. I Would If I Could: A Teenagers Guide to ADHD. DeWitt, NY: GSI, 1993.

Hallowell, Edward M. A Walk in the Rain with a Brain. New York: ReganBooks, 2004.

Kraus, Jeanne and Whitney Martin, ill. Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2005.

Landau, Elaine. Dyslexia. New York: Franklin Watts, 2004.

Levine, Melvin D. Keeping A Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders.  Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

Levine, Melvin D. and Ed Shems, ill. Jarvis Clutch: Social Spy. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, 2001.

Quinn, Patricia O. and Carl Pearce, ill. Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2009.

Quinn, Patricia O., Stern, Judith M., and Joe Lee. Putting On The Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD. Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009.

Riordan, Rick. The Lightening Thief. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005.

Winkler, Henry and Lin Oliver. Holy Enchilada! New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2006. (any of Winkler's Hank Zipzer stories)

Robb, Diane Burton and Gail Piazza, ill. The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2004.