10 Great Websites for Parents and Teachers Educating Kids with Learning Disabilities
Perhaps you are homeschooling a child with a learning disability. Maybe you are teaching in a school overseas and there is no special needs’ program in your school. Here are some sites you (and your students) may find particularly helpful on your journey.
You can also find multiple articles about learning disabilities and homeschooling children with specific needs (ASD, ADHD, CAPD, Dyslexia, Speech, etc.) here on The Education Café –Learning Disabilities. Start at this link and browse the articles by page, or use the search box and/or category drop down menu to find articles speaking more directly to your concerns.
For additional resources check out the 10 great websites in the 4 categories below:
4 Great Sites that cover multiple Learning Disabilities and Exceptionalities
LDOnline.org – This site covers basic information about multiple learning disabilities, such as ASD, ADHD, and Dyslexia. It includes a Q & A section; glossary of terms; advice for parents, educators, kids; and a forum where parents and teachers write in their questions and help one another find resolutions. Ideas about curriculum as well as general learning strategies can be found here.
Home Education in the UK—Special Educational Needs – This site focuses on dyslexia, Asperger syndrome, and sleep issues. There is an FAQ on home education, as well as government guidelines.
Intervention Central – This site includes both academic and behavior interventions. “Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.”
Uniquely Gifted – This site provides information on topics, such as: twice exceptional, assessments, treatments, support groups, advocacy, assistive technology, bullying, etc.
3 Great Sites for Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Asperger’s Syndrome)
Asperger Experts Video Library – Two young men with Asperger’s Syndrome developed a wealth of resources in video format. Their resources are for parents, teachers, and students (of all ages and stages).
Autism Society (And Asperger’s Syndrome) – This site offers information on symptoms, diagnoses, causes, facts, statistics, resources and more.
Flappiness Is – A parent’s blog about the world of early childhood autism. Included on the blog is information about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, IEPs, Apps, Quotes, etc.
2 Great Sites for Dyslexia
Dyslexia.com – This great resource comes from the author of the book The Gift of Dyslexia. “Learn about the positive side of dyslexia and effective strategies to help children, teenagers and adults overcome struggles at school or in the workplace.”
Dyslexic Kids – This site provides information, support, and resources for children and teens with dyslexia (the entire website can be listened to). The creator of the site is a teenager with dyslexia. Also see the related Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/Dyslexic.Kids?fref=ts for additional helps.
1 Great Site for Attention Deficit Disorder (with and without hyperactivity)
ADDitudemag.com – offers help for both the parents of children with ADHD as well as adults who have ADHD. This site includes information on symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, resources, and articles dealing with homeschooling, sleep issues, and more.