Here are a list of organizations and links that may be useful to you. Most have excellent websites and lots of useful information.
Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
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
Anger Management for Young Children. This website has other basic developmental advice for parents.
Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum
Autism Research Centre (ARC) (England)
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.
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
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)
Comprehensive information about ADHD including evidence-based treatments, new research and links to individual state chapters of CHADD.
Executive Function Resources from Sarah Ward & Kristin Jacobsen
ADHD in Girls & Women
Ellen Littman, PhD on girls with ADHD.
Early Childhood Development
The Incredible Years
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
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.
Child’s Work Child’s Play
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)
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
Advocacy organization dedicated to improving emotional literacy among children. Links to relevant books and resources.
Roots of Empathy (Canada)
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.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
National nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students
Gifted resources, teaching curricula
William & Mary Center for Gifted Education
R&D for gifted educators
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
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)
Useful information about learning disabilities and related resources in Canada. Discuses school policies and legislation specific to Canadian education.
Broad range of information about learning disabilities and their implications for academic and social development.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
NLD On the Web
Focuses on nonverbal learning disabilities and includes information on subtypes, diagnostic criteria, and links to parent-friendly resources.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
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
Searchable website with broad spectrum of information and advice for youth of all ages from many experts, including behavior, development, and health.
Provides online forums for discussing parenting strategies for a variety of behavioral concerns related to children of all ages.
Natural Family Online
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
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
Website for children’s health and development, multiple topics.
Academic tutoring, in Canada
Programs for Schools / Education
Center for Courage & Renewal
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
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.
Experiential, multicultural and collaborative international organization of member schools sharing a similar pedagogic perspective.
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
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.
American Board of Professional Psychology
Contact information for board-certified psychologists in diverse clinical specialties, organized by state.
American Psychological Association
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
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
Website of author Carol Stock Kranowitz, with resources to help families, teachers, and professionals understand SPD in children.
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
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)
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
Government site providing statistics on communication disorders, current programs of research, clinical trials, and training opportunities.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Resource for education, advocacy, research and suport for brain injury surviviors, their families, and medical and rehabilitation professionals.
Mayo Brain Rehabilitation Clinic
Treatment options at the Mayo Brain Rehabilitation Clinic
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,
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.
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.
Wilens, Timothy. Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications For Kids, Guilford, New York, 2004.
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.
Nowicki, Stephen & Duke, Marshall. Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta.
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