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Special Education Resources
Multiple resources on many topics in special education from programs, assessment, classroom management, assistive technology, and more.

Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices
Interested in assistive technology? Not sure where to start? The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices by Suzanne Robitaille is a comprehensive reference guide that can help.

Reading Disabilities: Beating the Odds
Reading Disabilities: Beating the Odds is a book for parents of children with reading disabilities by researchers Howard Margolis and Gary G. Brannigan. Check out this review of this helpful book for parents.

Website Review - Learning & Reading Disabilities
A review of Reading 2008, a learning and reading disabilities website by educators and researchers Howard Margolis, Ed. D., Gary G. Branigan, Ph.D.

Smart but Feeling Dumb: New Research on Dyslexia--And How It …
Smart but Feeling Dumb: New Research on Dyslexia--And How It May Help You, by Harold N. Levinson, M.D., is a fascinating look at an intriguing theory on dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Read a review on Dr. Levinson's book.

Learning Styles - Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn more about learning styles and what they are. Find out why knowing your child's learning style is important.

Reading Recovery - Effective or Not?
Reading Recovery is just one of many programs for teaching struggling readers. As with all programs, various experts have differing opinions on effectiveness. What's the bottom line? Researchers weigh in on the issue.

Build a Positive Relationship with Your Child’s School
Parent involvement is important to help your learning disabled child be as successful as possible. Here are some ideas to get you started.

What You Need to Know About Advocacy
Advocacy is supporting a student with a disability by helping them get the supports and services they need from a school district, medical provider, therapy provider, college or vocational school, or other service agency. Explore what you need to know about advocacy and how to do it more effectively.

Learn How to Choose the Right Assistive Technology (AT)
Find tips to consider before choosing assistive technology for students with learning disabilities.

Top Tips for Choosing Quality Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities
Learn top tips for choosing quality programs for students with Learning Disabilities.

Helpful Hints
Homework can be a real challenge for students with learning disabilities. Apart from having difficulty in the area of disability, lack of organization can create more of a problem for these students and lead to all-nighter homework sessions. Helping our students prepare for success ahead of time will help them feel more confident, support...

Special Children
Discover resources to help teachers in parents and parents meet the educational needs for children with learning disabilities and other childhood disabilities on About.com!

Improve Your Child's Behavior with Research Based Strategies
Some children with learning disabilities also have behavior problems. Learn research-based ways to develop behavior plans to provide the structure they need to improve behavior and improve attention to academics.

Existential Learning Style - Understanding the Existential Learning Style
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about the existential learning style and how existential learners learn best.

Top Picks in Special Education Books
If you're a special education teacher, here are reviews of several books from your Special Education Guide on About.com.

Naturistic Learning Style - Understanding the Naturistic Learning Style
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a naturistic learning style. Learn about the naturistic learning style and how naturistic learners learn best.

How to Use Special Education Research from NICHCY
Educators and parents need help with evaluating research and determining what works and what doesn't. The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides assistance in understanding and evaluating the research.

Bodily Kinesthetic Learning Style - Bodily Kinesthetic Learner Characteristics
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about body kinesthetic learning style and how body kinesthetic learners learn best.

Research and Family Involvement in Special Education
For over two decades, the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has supported research that considers ways to improve family involvement in the education of children with disabilities. This Research Connections takes a look at current findings.

Interpersonal Learning Style - Learn about Interpersonal Learning Styles
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about interpersonal learning style and how interpersonal learners learn best.

Visual Spatial Learning Styles - Understanding Visual Spatial Learning Styles
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about visual spatial learning styles and how visual spatial learners learn best.

Musical Learning Styles - Understanding Musical Learning Styles
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about musical logical learning style and how musical learners learn best.

Mathematical Logical Learning Styles - Mathematical Logical Learners
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about mathematical logical learning style and how mathematical logical learners learn best.

Learning Styles - Learn about the Verbal Linguistic Learning Style?
Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn about verbal linguistic learning style and how verbal linguistic learners learn best.

A Book for Parents of Autistic Children on Having Fun as a Family
Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun!: How Families of Children With Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most Out of Community Activities is a refreshing look at parenting a child with autism focusing on getting out there and enjoying life.

U.N.I.Q.U.E. - Growing the Leader Within
U.N.I.Q.U.E. - Growing the Leader Within - A review of Debra J. Slover's book on leadership for children.

Brain School - A Book Review of Brain School
Learn about Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders who Changed Their Lives by Improving Their Cognitive Functioning.

Mel Levine - Who Was Dr. Mel Levine?
Learn about Dr. Mel Levine and his work.

Understanding Reading Decoding
Learn about reading decoding, what it is, and why it is important in developing good reading skills.

Foods that May Help Children with Learning Disabilities
Find tips on good foods that may help children with learning disabilities.

The Real Superhero Power of Assitive Technology: Helping Those with Disabilities
Find a helpful infographic illustrating the uses of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

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