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Helpful Resources

When you look for other ways to help your child, remember that there are no “quick fixes.” Helping your child learn to read will require hard work from both of you. Educational intervention is the soundest approach based on our knowledge to date. Medications may be helpful for attention deficit disorders, which are seen in many children with learning disorders. However, no medications or other medical therapies for learning disabilities per se have been proven effective. Be cautious about costly programs which make claims for quick fixes. Remember: treatment is hard work!

Here are some organizations you may wish to contact for more information, some of which provide tutoring resources.

• Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Learning Disabilities (CEC)
1-(800) 328-0272
http://http://TeachingLD.org"

• International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
1-(800) ABC-D123
http://www.interdys.org

• Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
1-(888) 300-6710
http://www.ldanatl.org/lda

• National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD)
1-(888) 575-7373
http://www.ncld.org

• The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
1-(202) 233-2025
http://www.nifl.gov/

• Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities
1-(888) GR8-MIND
http://www.LDOnline.org

• Decoding Dyslexia
http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/

• Literate Nation
1-(415) 789-5574
http://literatenation.org/

• Headstrong Nation
http://headstrongnation.org/

• Everyone Reading
1-(212) 691-1930
http://everyonereading.org/

• Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
1-(415) 795-4920
http://www.schwabfoundation.org/

• Association of University Centers on Disabilities
1-(301) 588-8252
http://www.aucd.org/template/index.cfm


Early Childhood-Head Start Task Force (Dept. of Education)
Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child-Care and Family Providers

Recommended Book
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan Hall & Louisa Moats

Controversial Therapies
Review from IDA Perspectives
Current status of treatments for dyslexia: Critical review by Alexander and Slinger-Constant

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