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Learning Disabilities & Education: Web Resources
This LibGuide was created to assist students in researching Education and Learning Disabilities
Founded by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its national network, the Autism Society has spearheaded numerous pieces of federal, state and local legislation.
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the oldest organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. It is also committed to providing complete information and services to address the full scope of dyslexia and related reading and writing challenges.
LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education.
Videos on Learning Disabilities
There is a large number of videos on learning disabilities available on YouTube (scroll down below the videos to get to its link). Search for a particular topic in this area to view video discussions on the topic.
Here are parts 1 and 2 of the video, "Learning Disabilities - When Bright Kids Can't Learn," which describes the use of brain research in order to help people with learning disabilities solve their learning problems.
Welcome to Tapping into Multiple Intelligences. Hopefully, you'll tap into a few of your own intelligences to learn about this important theory. Start here in the Explanation section, which is all about the CONCEPT. Then go on to Demonstration, where we move from CONCEPT to CLASSROOM!
The Human Intelligence: Historical Influences, Current Controversies, Teaching Resources web site was designed to provide people interested in intelligence with an intellectually sound resource on the history of this important and fascinating construct. The goal of the site is to provide reliable, accurate information on the historical development of the study of human intelligence, with multiple avenues for accessing and interacting with the information