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Misunderstood Minds
Stories from the Documentary:
Nathan V. Lauren Sarah Lee Adam Nathan S.
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 Resources  "Imagine going to work and not being able to do your job. Now imagine that you can't leave your job. Imagine having to do that every day. This is what life is like for children with learning disabilities."
-- Dr. David Urion
Director, Neurology and Learning Disabilities Program,
Children's Hosptial, Boston

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The following resources offer material you can use to become more informed about learning disabilities and differences. They encompass a broad range of viewpoints and approaches to the issues. The list is compiled from books, Web sites, articles, and videos that we consulted during the production of this Web site, or that our advisors recommended. Further guidance about how to find resources in your community is offered below. All links were current as of March 13, 2002.
General
Books
Web sites
Videos
Attention
Books
Web sites
Articles
Reading
Books
Web sites
Articles
Writing
Books
Web sites
Articles
Mathematics
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Web sites
Articles
Local Resources
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General

Books

Bernstein, Jane Holmes, and Deborah P. Waber. "Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment." Chapter 59 in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology. Todd E. Feinberg and Martha Farah, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1997. 729-736.

Bos, Candace S., and Sharon Vaughn. "Study Skills and Learning Strategies." In Chapter 7, "Content Area Learning and Study Skills." Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems. Boston, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon, 1994. 280-307.

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

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

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

Levine, Melvin D., and Martha Reed. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Pub. Service, 1998.

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.

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

All Kinds of Minds
http://www.allkindsofminds.org/

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/

American Academy of Neurology
http://www.aan.com/

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.org/

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/psychnet/children.html

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/

Assistive Technology, Inc.
http://www.assistivetech.com/company.htm

Binary Arts
http://www.binaryarts.com/

Center for Law and Education
http://www.cleweb.org/

Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities
http://www.aboutld.org/

The Disability Rights Activist: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.disrights.org/dr-faq.html

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D.
http://www.drhallowell.com/

Human Motor Control Laboratory
http://wings.buffalo.edu/ot/sainburg

Inspiration, Inc.
http://www.inspiration.com/

Jig Zone -- online jigsaw puzzles
http://www.jigzone.com/

Learning Disabilities Association of America
http://ldaamerica.org/

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children
http://www.napsec.com/

National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org/index2.html

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
http://www.nichcy.org/

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

NIMH Learning Disabilities
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/learndis.htm

New York Times Online forum on Learning Problems in School-Age Children
(free, but one-time registration required)
http://forums.nytimes.com/comment/

Nonverbal Learning Disorder Online
http://www.nldline.com/

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
http://www.ncrel.org/

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services -- Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/

PBS TeacherSource
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/

Regional Educational Laboratory Network
http://www.relnetwork.org/

Schwab Learning
http://www.schwablearning.org/

TAWK: Talking as a Way of Knowing (nonverbal learning disabilities)
http://www.nldsupport.org/
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Videos and Multimedia

Misunderstood Minds (2002) (see order videos page)

Developing Minds Multimedia Library (2002) (see order videos page)

Brain Cogs, the Test-Taking Survival Kit: Your Personal Interactive Coach for Learning and Studying. Developed in association with The Institute for Learning and Development and Research ILD and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program. FableVision.
http://www.braincogs.com/.

How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop, Richard Lavoie, 1989.
http://shop.pbs.org/products/A1242 (Home Video)
http://shop.pbs.org/products/HDFF000 (For Teachers)
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Attention

Books

Barkley, Russell. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: The Guilford Press, 1990.

Barkley, Russell A. Taking Charge of ADHD. Revised Edition. New York: Guilford Press, 2000.

Goldstein, Janice, James Cornacchio, and Kate Goldstein. "Transitioning to College: Challenges for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Learning Disabilities and Their Parents." The ADHD Challenge: A Report on Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder. Volume XI, No. 4. July/August 1997. 3-9.

Hallowell, Edward M., and John J. Ratey. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.


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Web Sites

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.chadd.org/index.htm

Functional MRI (fMRI): Links and Information.
http://www.functionalmri.org/

"Inside the Teenage Brain." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2002.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/

"Medicating Kids." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2001.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/

"Out of Control." 48 Hours. MMI, CBS Worldwide, Inc. November 9, 2001.
http://cbsnews.com/stories/2001/11/08/48hours/main317358.shtml

"Pediatrics -- Neurology." Department of Pediatrics Sections & Centers. Yale University School of Medicine.
http://info.med.yale.edu/pediat/pedineur/


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Articles

Abdulla, Sara. "Attention Please." Nature. October 7, 1999.
http://www.nature.com/nsu/991007/991007-12.html

"ADHD Treatments: The Medication Debate." Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.
http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/add/nimh/treatments_medication_debate.htm

DEA Congressional Testimony. Statement by Terrance Woodworth, Deputy Director, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. Before the Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families. May 16, 2000.
http://www.dea.gov/pubs/cngrtest/ct051600.htm

"Dopamine - A Sample Neurotransmitter." Addiction Science Research and Education Center, The College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.utexas.edu/research/asrec/dopamine.html

"Dr. Sam Goldstein Speaks with SchwabLearning.org about AD/HD & Coexisting Conditions." Question and Answer. Schwab Learning.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=321

"Dr. Sam Goldstein Speaks with SchwabLearning.org about AD/HD & Self-Control." Question and Answer. Schwab Learning.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=312

Gallagher, Teresa. "The Disorder vs. Temperament Debate." Born to Explore! The Other Side of ADD.
http://borntoexplore.org/debate.htm

Moore, Diana. "Barkley: AD/HD Theory, Diagnosis, Treatment -- Lecture Summary." Schwab Learning. Created November 14, 2000.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=54

Neuwirth, Sharyn, M.Ed. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. KidSource OnLine. Created October 17, 1996.
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/add.nimh.html

Pressinger, Richard W. "Brain Damage Detected in Children with Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities." Chem-tox.com.
http://www.chem-tox.com/pregnancy/LDbrain.htm

Teicher, M., et al. "Functional deficits in basal ganglia of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder shown with functional magnetic resonance imaging relaxometry." Nature Medicine, 6, 470-473 (01 Apr 2000).

Wakefield, Julie. "A Mind for Consciousness." Scientific American. July 2001.
http://www.sciam.com/2001/0701issue/0701profile.html

"What Treatments Are Available?" Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.
http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/add/nimh/treatments.htm

Wolfe, Jeremy M. "Cognitive neuroscience: How do you pay attention?" Nature. v400, pp. 813-815, 26 Aug 1999.
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Reading

Books

Galaburda, Albert, ed. Dyslexia and Development: Neurobiological Aspects of Extraordinary Brains. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Galaburda, Albert. From Reading to Neurons. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1989.

Meyer, Anne, and David Rose. Learning to Read in the Computer Age. Cambridge, Mass.: Brookline Books, 1998.

Pirozzolo, Francis. The Neuropsychology of Developmental Reading Disorders. New York: Praeger, 1979.

Pressley, Michael, et al. Learning to Read: Lessons from Exemplary First-grade Classrooms. New York: Guilford Press, 2001.

Snow, Catherine E., M. Susan Burns, and Peg Griffin, Eds. Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998.

Wolf, P.J. "1993 Impaired Temporal Resolution in Developmental Dyslexia." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 682, 87-103.
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Web Sites

Parents section of Between the Lions
http://pbskids.org/lions/parents.html

International Dyslexia Association
http://www.interdys.org/

The Rivkin Group and Children's Hospital Boston: Research Description and Highlights of Major Accomplishments.
http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/mrrc/investigators/rivkin/research.html
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Articles

Ball, Philip. "Brain Imaging Explained: At Long Last Neuroscientists Know What They're Looking At." Nature. July 12, 2001.
http://www.nature.com/nsu/010712/010712-13.html

Baumel, Jan, M.S. "Dyslexia: An Overview." SchwabLearning.org. Created 11/14/2000. Last updated 1/14/2002.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=43&d=5

Burns, Martha S. "Access to Reading: The Language to Literacy Link." Paper presented at the Learning Disabilities Association Conference, February 25, 1999.

"Mathematics and Dyslexia." Perspectives. International Dyslexia Association, Fall 1998.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/ida_math_fall98.html

Proudfoot, Linda. "Richard Lavoie: Understanding the Learning Disabled Child." Growing Up in Santa Cruz. May 1, 1997.
http://www.growing-up.com/lavoie.html

Shaywitz, Dr. Sally, and Dr. Bennett Shaywitz. "Brain Research and Reading." Schwab Learning. Created 11/14/2000. Last updated 9/13/2001.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=35

Shaywitz, S. et al. "Functional Disruption in the Organization of the Brain for Reading in Dyslexia." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 95, pp. 2636-2641, March 1998.

Snow, Catherine E., M. Susan Burns, and Peg Griffin, eds. Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, National Research Council. 1998. January 23, 2002.
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/prdyc/

"Ten Years of Brain Imaging Research Shows the Brain Reads Sound by Sound." Child Development Institute. Last updated 9/1/2001.
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/brain.shtml

van den Honert, Dorothy. "Is the Corpus Callosum the Missing Link in Dyslexia?" The Dyslexia Solution.
http://www.dyslexia.org/corpus.shtml

When Sounds Don't Compute
http://whyfiles.org/058language/fast_fwd.html
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Writing

Books

MacArthur, Charles. "New Tools for Writing: Assistive Technology for Students with Writing Difficulties. Topics in Language Disorders. August 2000. 20(4): 85-100.
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Web Sites

"Assistive Writing." AbilityHub, Assistive Technology Solutions.
http://www.abilityhub.com/speech/speech-ld.htm

Speak to Write Project.
http://www.edc.org/spk2wrt/
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Articles

"Assistive Technology: An Overview." Schwab Learning. Created 3/19/2001.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=286

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
http://www.cast.org/

Gay, Greg. "Developing Dimensions of Written Language." Learning Disabilities Resource Community.
http://www.ldrc.ca/contents/view_article/kinds_of_ld/153/

Gersten, Russell, Scott Baker, and Lana Edwards. "Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities. ERIC/OSEP Digest E590. December 1999. Available from ERIC/OSEP Special Project, ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children.
http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed439532.html

Graham, Steve, Karen R. Harris, and Lynn Larsen. "Prevention and Intervention of Writing Difficulties for Students with Learning Disabilities." Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 16(2), 74-84. The Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, 2001.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/prevention_intervention.html

"Kids and Computers." Schwab Learning. Created 11/14/2000.
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=59

MacArthur, Charles A. "From Illegible to Understandable: How Word Prediction and Speech Synthesis Can Help." Teaching Exceptional Children. July/August 1998.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/word_prediction.html

---. "Using Technology to Enhance the Writing Process of Students with Learning Disabilities." Journal of Learning Disabilities. Volume 29, Number 4. PRO-ED, Inc., 1996. pp. 344-354.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/tech_writing.html

Rasking, Marshall, Ph.D. "Assistive Technology Guide." Schwab Learning.
http://www.schwablearning.org/main.asp?page=3.1

Richards, Regina G., M.A. "Understanding Why Students Avoid Writing." LD Online, May 1999.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/richards_avoidwrtg.html

Rozmiarek, Daniel J. "Speech Recognition Software Review." LD Online, February 1998.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/speech_recog.html


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Mathematics

Books

Geary, David C. Children's Mathematical Development: Research and Practical Applications. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1994.

Jensen, Robert J., ed. Research Ideas for the Classroom: Early Childhood Mathematics. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992.
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Web Sites

Dyscalculia.org
http://www.dyscalculia.org/

LD Online Tech Guide. Technology Tools as Mathematics Resources.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/product_list/math.html
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Articles

"Children's Understanding of Math: Teaching, Learning, and the Brain." Center for Early Childhood Research (CECR).
http://www.eci.uchicago.edu/conferences/conference10-20-00.html

Garnett, Kate. "Math Learning Disabilities." Division for Learning Disabilities Journal of CEC, November 1998. LD Online.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/garnett.html

Geary, David C. "Mathematical Disabilities: What We Know and Don't Know." LD Online, 1999.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/geary_math_dis.html

Geary, David C. "Reflections of Evolution and Culture in Children's Cognition: Implications for Mathematical Development and Instruction." American Psychologist. January 1995. 24-37.

Loviglio, Lorraine. "Mathematics and the Brain: A Tale of Two Hemispheres." The Massachusetts Teacher. January/February 1981.

Marolda, Maria, and Patricia Davidson. "Interface of the Child/World System." Windows of Opportunity: Mathematics for Students with Special Needs. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook. 110-113.

"Mathematics and Dyslexia." Perspectives. International Dyslexia Association, Fall 1998. LD Online.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/ida_math_fall98.html

Newman, Renee M. Gifted and Math Learning Disabled: The Dyscalculia Syndrome. Henderson, Mich.: R.M. Newman Communications, 1998.
http://www.dyscalculia.org/Edu561.html

Wright, C. Christina. "Learning Disabilities in Mathematics." National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. LD Online.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/math-1.html
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Local Resources

A note on local resources:Remember that you're not in this alone. Local organizations and individuals in your community can provide help to students whose lives are affected by learning differences and disabilities. To find local resources in your community, speak to school personnel, query local academic institutions, and check the general resources for online communities, community resources, local chapters, branches, or members. Many state departments of education have public information on finding local programs. Contact their public information office. Your library and school district will also be able to provide valuable information about the educational options available to your child.

Disclaimer: This information is being provided in an effort to help people find local professionals and resources. We do not recommend or endorse any particular referral source, type of professional, or specific professional.

Web Sites

Disability Resources.org: Regional Resources Directory
http://www.disabilityresources.org/DRMreg.html

Internet Special Education Resources: Special Education Advocacy Services
http://www.iser.com/CAadvocacy.html

Internet Special Education Resources: Learning Disabilities, Special Education Assessment Professionals
http://www.iser.com/CAassess.html

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Resource Center
http://professional.asha.org/resources/

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Resource Locator
http://www.ncld.org/resources/index.cfm
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