Helpful Resources

Websites

Here are a list of organizations and links that may be useful to you. Most have excellent websites and lots of useful information.

Anger

Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
explosivechild.com
Dedicated to understanding and meeting the behavioral challenges of angry, inflexible children. Includes an innovative, well-defined approach to intervention amenable to the needs of most families.

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
aboutkidshealth.ca
Anger Management for Young Children. This website has other basic developmental advice for parents.

Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum

Autism Research Centre (ARC) (England)
autismresearchcentre.com
Research program directed by Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D. Includes several tests which can be downloaded to assist in diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s disorder.

Autism Speaks
autismspeaks.org
An autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
autisticadvocacy.org
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people.

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (see also Sensory Processing Disorder)


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

chadd.org
Comprehensive information about ADHD including evidence-based treatments, new research and links to individual state chapters of CHADD.

Cognitive Connections
cognitiveconnectionstherapy.com
Executive Function Resources from Sarah Ward & Kristin Jacobsen

ADHD in Girls & Women
drellenlittman.com
Ellen Littman, PhD on girls with ADHD.

Early Childhood Development

The Incredible Years
incredibleyears.com
Information on managing aggression and conduct problems in young children. Links to many resources for specific behavioral challenges emphasizing research-based practices.

The Greenspan Floortime Approach
stanleygreenspan.com
The Greenspan Floortime Approach is a system developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Floortime meets children where they are and builds upon their strengths and abilities through interacting and creating a warm relationship.

Emotional Literacy

Child’s Work Child’s Play
childswork.com
Distributes wide range of therapeutic games including those designed to improve social understanding, self-awareness, and prosocial behavior.

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
casel.org
Promotes coordinated, evidence-based social, emotional, and academic learning as an essential part of education from preschool though high school.

Kids EQ: The Children’s Emotional Literacy Project
kidseq.com
Advocacy organization dedicated to improving emotional literacy among children. Links to relevant books and resources.

Roots of Empathy (Canada)
rootsofempathy.org
Classroom-based parenting program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy. The program reaches children aged 3 to 14 years.

Gifted Education

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

davidsongifted.org
National nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students

Exquisite Minds
exquisite-minds.com
Gifted resources, teaching curricula

William & Mary Center for Gifted Education
education.wm.edu.centers/cfge
R&D for gifted educators

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
ldanatl.org
National advocacy organization dedicated to disseminating information on learning disabilities and related legislation. Helpful in understanding your child’s rights in school. Also includes links to LDA state chapters.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
ldac-acta.ca
Useful information about learning disabilities and related resources in Canada. Discuses school policies and legislation specific to Canadian education.

LDOnline
ldonline.org
Broad range of information about learning disabilities and their implications for academic and social development.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities


NLD On the Web
nldontheweb.org
Focuses on nonverbal learning disabilities and includes information on subtypes, diagnostic criteria, and links to parent-friendly resources.

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
nlda.org
Useful information about nonverbal learning disorders and how they may be manifest at home and school. Includes suggestions for treatment options.

Parenting Advice / Discussion

The Parent Report
theparentreport.com
Searchable website with broad spectrum of information and advice for youth of all ages from many experts, including behavior, development, and health.

Kidsource Online
kidsource.com
Provides online forums for discussing parenting strategies for a variety of behavioral concerns related to children of all ages.

Natural Family Online
naturalfamilyonline.com
Addresses many common childhood developmental concerns. Emphasizes ideas and suggestions for a holistic approach to children’s health, including behavioral difficulties.

New Horizons for Learning
newhorizons.org
Information for families with children who have special needs, including those who are gifted. Updates on neuroscientific research that may be helpful in determining your child’s needs.

KidsHealth from Nemours/English & En Español
kidshealth.org
Website for children’s health and development, multiple topics.

Evoking Learning
evokelearning.ca
Academic tutoring, in Canada

Programs for Schools / Education

Center for Courage & Renewal
couragerenewal.org
For personal and professional renewal of educators. Programs based on the books by Parker J. Palmer focus on renewing the inner lives of professionals in education.

Child Development Project (CDP)/Center for the Collaborative Classroom
collaborativeclassroom.org
Multi-year school program to improve learning skills and respectful connections among students, educators, and parents. Emphasizes integration of academic, social, and emotional goals and can be implemented at any school.

Round Square
roundsquare.org
Experiential, multicultural and collaborative international organization of member schools sharing a similar pedagogic perspective.

Bridging Differences
edweek.org
Deborah Meier is a teacher, author, and founder of successful small schools in New York City and Boston. She blogs with different education thinkers on issues affecting students, teachers, and schools.

Association for Experiential Education
aee.org
The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) exists to connect a global community of educators and practitioners and expand their capacity to enrich lives through Experiential Education.

Psychologists

American Board of Professional Psychology
abpp.org
Contact information for board-certified psychologists in diverse clinical specialties, organized by state.

American Psychological Association
apa.org
Largest professional organization of psychologists, providing wide range of information to professionals and the public. Includes recommended resources for specific behavioral problems and information about how to find a qualified psychologist.

Sensory Processing Disorder

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
spdfoundation.net
To improve the lives of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and their families through research, education and increased global awareness.

The Out-of-Sync Child
out-of-sync-child.com
Website of author Carol Stock Kranowitz, with resources to help families, teachers, and professionals understand SPD in children.

Social Anxiety

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
socialphobia.org
Information about social anxiety and phobias including diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and a moderated discussion of anxiety-related topics.

Speech, Language & Communication

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
asha.org
Extensive information on speech and language disorders, referral service to speech/language pathologists and guidance about how they can potentially help your child.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
nidcd.nih.gov
Government site providing statistics on communication disorders, current programs of research, clinical trials, and training opportunities.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury
traumaticbraininjury.com
Resource for education, advocacy, research and suport for brain injury surviviors, their families, and medical and rehabilitation professionals.

Mayo Brain Rehabilitation Clinic
mayoclinic.org
Treatment options at the Mayo Brain Rehabilitation Clinic

Books

Anger and Inflexibility

Greene, Ross B. The Explosive Child, Harper Collins, New York, 2001.

Boys: More About their Psychology and Behavior

Gurian, Michael. Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco,
2001.

Kindlon, Dan &Thompson, Michael. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Ballantine, New York, 1999.

Macmillan, Bonnie. Why Boys are Different and How to Bring Out the Best in Them, Barron’s, New York, 2004.

Pollack, William. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, Henry Holt, New York, 1998.

Brain-Based Gender Differences

Baron-Cohen, Simon. The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male & Female Brain, Basic Books, New York, 2003.

Moir, Ann & Jessel, David. Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men & Women, Carol Publishing, New York.

Emotional Literacy

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can matter More Than IQ, Bantam, New York, 1997.

Gottman, John. The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997.

Learning and Attention Problems

Barkley, Russell A. Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition), Guilford, New York, 2000.

Rourke, Byron P. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: The Syndrome and the Model, Guilford, New York, 1989.

Thompson, Sue. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Related Conditions, Routledge, London, 2002.

Medication Questions

Wilens, Timothy. Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications For Kids, Guilford, New York, 2004.

Neurodevelopmental Issues

Gopnik, Alison, Meltzoff, Andrew N, & Kuhl, Patricia K. The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn, William Morrow and Company, New York, 1999.

Healy, Jane M. Endangered Minds: Why Our Children Don’t Think, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1990.

Social Skills

Nowicki, Stephen & Duke, Marshall. Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta.

 

 

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