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The Web Sites and Non-Web Based Resources listed below have been carefully selected and screened for relevance and content by the ProActive Parent.  We welcome recommendations of other sites to consider.  Our goal is to assemble in one place the most helpful parent-oriented web sites on the internet.  Feel free to send us your recommendations to webmaster@proactiveparent.com.

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Web Sites and Related Resources

Recommended Web Sites Description ProActiveParent.com Comments
     
http//:www.LDOnLine.ORG

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LD Project at WETA, in association with PERC, NCLD & the Coordinated Campaign Best web site available on LD. Contains information, articles, and even a store for ordering tapes and books.
International Dyslexia Assoc.

http://www.interdys.org

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info@interdys.org for information

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
8600 LaSalle Rd.
Chester Bldg.
Suite 382
Baltimore, MD 21286

(410) 296-0232

Contains information on IDA branches, publications, conferences, research, and other pertinent information for parents and educators.
National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

http://www.nichd.nih.gov

     
Council for Exceptional Children
(CEC) and the Division for Learning
Disabilities (DLD)

http://www.cec.sped.org

http://edhd.bgsu.edu/DLD/

1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1589

(703) 620-3660 or

(800) 328-0272

 
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Clearinghouse on Reading:

http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec

Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education:

http://ericec.org/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091

(800) 382-0272

 
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

http://www.ldanatl.org

4156 Library Rd.Pittsburgh, PA 15234

(412) 341-1515

Provides information to the public about learning disabilities.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

http://www.ncld.org

381 Park Ave., Suite 1420
New York, NY 10016

(212) 545-7510

Publishes annual journal, Their World, and offers information and publications for parents.
National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

http://www.nichcy.org

P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492

(800) 695-0285

 
Curry School of Education
University of Virginia

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/
curry/centers/pals

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PALS
Curry School of Education
University of Virginia
405 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening
The National Right to Read Foundation

www.nrrf.org

Box 490
The Plains, VA 20198

(800) 468-8911

Foundation has a newsletter and an extensive resource list of publications.

www.thenewgrange.org

Newgrange School: (609) 394-2255 • 52 Lafayette Ave., Trenton, NJ 08610
Newgrange Educational Outreach Center: (609) 419-1999 • 600 College Road East, Suite 3000, Princeton, NJ 08540
Email:
info@thenewgrange.org
Newgrange...Where Learning Brings Success.

Newgrange is a non-profit organization established in 1977 to provide specialized educational programs for people with learning disabilities. Newgrange includes a full-time School Program, located in Trenton, N.J., and an Educational Outreach Center, located in Princeton, N.J. How do you spell success?

Schwab Learning.

http://www.schwablearning.org

1660 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94402-2508

(415) 655-2410

“A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences” a service of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.  Foundation started by Charles Schwab to promote awareness of learning differences, especially dyslexia.
The Lee David Pesky Center for Learning Enrichment

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345 Bobwhite Court, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho  83706

-208-333-0008
fax-208-333-0888

 

A not-for-profit organization committed to helping those with learning/reading disabilities to reach their full potential.  This goal is realized by offering complete psychoeducational assessments, one on one remediation that is specific to the clients individual learning needs, counseling therapy for the client and the client's family, and educational opportunities for educators, clinicians and parents.
California Dept. of Education

http://goldmine.cde.ca.gov

Web site of the Ca. Dept. of Education Contains information about the California Reading Initiative.
Texas Reading Initiative     Governor's web site:  www.governor.state.tx.us

Texas Education Agency, Texas Reading Initiative web site:
www.tea.state.tx.us/reading/

Professional Development Guides created by the Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts web site:  www.tea.state.tx.us/teks

Reporting of state test results by school.  Non-profit organization called Just for the Kids publishes analyses on its  web site:  www.just4kids.org/

 

Kindergarten Screening Measures     Test of Phonological Awareness (TOPA) by Joseph K. Torgesen and Brian R. Bryant, distributed by Pro-Ed, Phone 800-897-3202, www.proedinc.com.

To see a list of the assessments approved for early reading diagnostic instruments in the Texas Reading Initiative, see www2.outer.net/prg/ednews/texas/061898.html.

 

Reading Recovery Research     National Right to Read Foundation Web Site
www.nrrf.org

Articles:

Shanahan, Timothy and Rebecca Barr, "Reading Recovery: An Independent Evaluation of the Effects of an Early Instructional Intervention for At-Risk Learners", Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1995.  (publication of the International Reading Association)

Grossen, Bonnie, Gail Coulter and Barbara Ruggles, "Reading Recovery:  An Evaluation of Benefits and Costs," Effective School Practices, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1996.  ADI, P.O. Box 10252, Eugene, OR  97440.

Center, Yola et. al., "An Evaluation of Reading Recovery," Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1995.

 

Kindergarten Screening Measures     Test of Phonological Awareness (TOPA) by Joseph K. Torgesen and Brian R. Bryant, distributed by Pro-Ed, Phone 800-897-3202, www.proedinc.com.

To see a list of the assessments approved for early reading diagnostic instruments in the Texas Reading Initiative, see www2.outer.net/prg/ednews/texas/061898.html.

 

     

  Non_Web-Based Resources

Other Resources
Bridges to Reading Parent’s Educational Resource Center (PERC)

(800) 471-9545

Kit for parents who suspect their child has a reading problem.
Learning Disabilities - Learning Abilities Vineyard Video Productions

(800) 664-6119

Series of 6 videotapes on learning disabilities.
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) P.O. Box 40303

Overland Park, KS 66204

(913) 492-8755

Reading Recovery Research Shanahan, Timothy and Rebecca Barr, "Reading Recovery: An Independent Evaluation of the Effects of an Early Instructional Intervention for At-Risk Learners", Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1995.  (publication of the International Reading Association)

Grossen, Bonnie, Gail Coulter and Barbara Ruggles, "Reading Recovery:  An Evaluation of Benefits and Costs," Effective School Practices, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1996.  ADI, P.O. Box 10252, Eugene, OR  97440.

Center, Yola et. al., "An Evaluation of Reading Recovery," Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1995.

National Center for Law and Learning Disabilities (NCLLD) P.O. Box 368
Cabin John, MD 20818

(301) 469-8308

Note: This is a partial list of resources we believe are particularly useful to parents. There are many other resources available.

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