Parent Resources

Web Sites for Parents and Teachers
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)

National non-profit membership organization that provides information, sponsors, conferences and holds meetings and support groups.

The Attention Deficit Information Network, Inc. (AD-IN)

Non-profit volunteer organzation with a network of affiliated support groups that provides information and support to families, children, adults, and professionals. Invovled in an annual conference.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

60 free articlesthis website by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADD. there are articles for parents. In addition, this site hosts the National ADHD Directory which has over 550 service providers listed. People can sign up for the free monthly eNews. Memberships are available for $45 for the first year; $25 for additional years. Membership includes the 138 page Adult ADD Reader, 8 page quarterly newsletter, ADDult ADDvice, and free access toa lending library with over 450 books, audiotapes and videos on ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Web Site

The Children’s Literature Web Site is one of the best sites on the Web for teaching ideas. Teaching ideas are broken into groups by grade level, theme, or subject. Subscribe online to her Newsletter. Her author reviews though limited in number are excellent springboards for the classroom.

Children’s Picture Book Database – Miami University (Ohio)

The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines, including health education. This database contains abstracts of over 4000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program. Teachers, librarians, parents, students, and other professionals love this multidisciplinary, learner-centered resource.

The Council for Exceptional Children

A non-profit membership organization that has 17 specialized divisions including The Association for the Gifted.

The Idea Box

Choices at this site include: Idea Index, Seasonal Activities, Games, Music and Songs, Recipes, Crafts

International Reading Association

Serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals, and other publications.

Kidbibs – Learning Tips for Parents and Teachers

Choices here include: Growing Readers and Writers through Bookmaking, My Family Traditions-Scrapbook, Make Phonics Fun with Tongue Twisters and many more topics.

LD Online – Interactive Guide to Learning Disabilities

Fantastic resources presented here for teachers, parents and students. You will find articles such as ‘Teaching Students with LD to use Learning Strategies’, ‘Phonological Awareness’ and many more. Be sure to check out the Kid Zone for stories and experiences written by students with learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association

Offers a wealth of information about learning disabilities. This site’s purpose is “to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest handicaps of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature”. LDA is the largest nonprofit organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Promotes public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities, and provides national leadership on their behalf, so they may achieve their potenetial and enjoy full participation in our society.

Syllabication

Great site that presents the rules for syllabication and includes an interactive practice test with explanations of the rules.

The Resource Room

This site shares resources and assistance for learning, especially about structured, multisensory teaching strategies for people with specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, learning differences, giftedness, and/or attention challenges. You will find many quality resources here geared to multisensory teaching. There are also links to math helps such as strategies for learning/teaching the times tables and for information on dysgraphia.

The Writing Den

Parts of a Paragraph, How to Write a Paragraph and Kinds of Paragraphs are presented in an easy-to-read, organized format.

The Times Tales

Times Tales is a creative, innovative mnemonic-based program that makes it fun and easy to memorize the upper multiplication facts. Times tales uses cute, simple stories to provide students with a “memory peg”, allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract facts.

Quizlet

Simple, student created study tools.

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is the brainchild of Laura Bilodeau Overdeck. She and her husband started giving math problems to their two older kids; when their 2-year-old started hollering for his own math problem, they knew they were onto something, and Bedtime Math was born. This link offers daily, fun-oriented, leveled math problems for students to work on with parents right before going to bed.