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LD Resources

LD Resources

We provide a wealth of information for parents and professionals. If you’re looking for information about learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, or Executive Function disorder, use this online resource as a guide, and refer to our center for hands-on education and development opportunities.

Recent Blog Posts
  • "Springer has made a world of difference!" says Cynthia, the parent of a current sixth-grade student. "We are much happier!"
  • Many years ago, I read an article in U.S. News and World Report about ADHD. Within the article was a noteworthy, timeless quote from Brian Cohan who, at the time, worked at the Hallowell Center.
  • During a program for parents titled, Executive Function and ADHD: Establishing Positive Behaviors at Home, many parents shared their challenges, successes and frustrations in parenting a child with ADH
  • Nearly every child, at some point in their academic career, will benefit from tutoring outside of school.  The need may arise as early as first grade or as late as the college years.
  • Homework left at home. Baseball practice with no cleats. Lunch left on the counter. Another missed music lesson.
Resources and Links
  • Learning Disability Association of America (LDA) - Cutting-edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources
  • ADDitude Magazine - The online home of the magazine of the same name, this site offers resources and support for individuals, parents and teachers of students with ADHD and learning disabilities.
  • ReadWriteThink - Professional development and resources for teachers, and games, tips and podcasts for parents, focused on reading and language arts.
  • Understood - From the National Center on Learning Disabilities, this site is a resource for parents that includes a wide variety of topics related to learning and attention issues.
  • Dr. Robert Brooks - Clinical psychologist and one of today's leading speakers on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships.
Recommended Reading for Parents
Recommended Reading for Students
Recommended Reading for Professionals
Technology Tools
  • Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content in any text application.

  • Learning Ally, previously named Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic or RFB&D, is the leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks. This is a paid subscription service.

  • In order to understand the basic concept of time, children need visual cues. Time Timer's visual timers for classroom and home have a patented red disk that disappears as time passes, giving children a graphic image of time that helps them understand that 10 minutes is twice as long as 5 minutes in a way digital clocks can't.

  • Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. For older students, Inspiration provides a more sophisticated tool for graphic organizing.

  • Kurzweil 3000 is a program designed to help students with their reading and writing skills. Its ability to scan and read text allows the student to strengthen comprehension.