Hallahan, D., J. Kaufman, J. Lloyd. (1999). Introduction to Learning Disabilities.
Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Introductory text with abundant research, inclusive models, and teaching strategies.
Lerner, J.L. (2003). Learning Disabilities: Theories, diagnosis and teaching strategies, Ninth edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
This text is an introduction to the teaching of students with learning disabilities. Its balanced coverage of theory and practice has made it a standard in its field.
Newman, S., C. Copple, and S. Bredekamp. (2001). Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally appropriate practices for young children.
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Web sitesLearning Disabilities Association (LDA)National Center for Learning DisabilitiesCouncil for Learning DisabilitiesLDOnline
Offers bulletin boards and other resources.
International Dyslexia AssociationLDResources
Offers articles, e-texts and other resources.
The National Institute for Literacy's Learning Disabilities CenterArticles
Elliot, D. and M. McKenney. (1999). "Four inclusive models that work." Teaching Exceptional Children
30 (4), 54-59.
Swanson, H.L. (2000). "What instruction works for students with learning disabilities." Contemporary Special Education Research.
R. Gersten, E. Schiller and S. Vaughn (Eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
VideosI'm Not Stupid.
53 minutes. This video depicts the constant battle of children with learning disabilities in school. It points out how the LD child is often misdiagnosed as slow, retarded, emotionally disturbed, or even just a lazy kid. This highly recommended documentary is for parents, teachers, administrators, students, or anyone who wants to learn what is like to live with learning disabilities. Price: $22.00.
Picture of Success.
16 minutes. Featuring Pat Buckley Moss and Dr. Larry Silver. This inspiring video tells the story of a successful person with dyslexia. Price $25.
Look What You've Done-Helping Learning Disabled Children Build Self-Esteem
1 hour. Robert Brooks. Whether they have failed a spelling test or dropped an easy pop fly, kids who have trouble learning hear those words far too often. Here are practical strategies for helping children develop the competence and resilience they need for success. Price $49.95.
A six-tape video series with guide, includes topics about clarifying the complexity of learning disabilities; strategies for teaching reading and math to children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia; demonstration of explicit multisensory structure teaching in a variety of classrooms. Includes whole language, explains phonemic awareness and presents phonemic activities, helps parents to advocate for their children, explains assessments, and shows how ADD/ADHD connects to LD. Price: $79.95 for each tape.