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LD Resources

LD Resources

We provide a wealth of information for parents and professionals. If you’re looking for information about learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, or Executive Function disorder, use this online resource as a guide, and refer to our center for hands-on education and development opportunities.

Recent Blog Posts
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  • When parents read about the warning signs of dyslexia and see it in their children, or they hear from the teacher that their child’s early literacy skills are below where they should be, the next question i
  • Last week, we discussed that dyslexia is the most common learning disability at both Springer and in schools, in general, and as previously noted on the blog, early intervention for reading difficulties is key.
  • At Springer School and Center, our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to lead successful lives.
  • Answers to Last Week's Facebook Poll
Resources and Links
  • Understood - From the National Center on Learning Disabilities, this site is a resource for parents that includes a wide variety of topics related to learning and attention issues.
  • ReadWriteThink - Professional development and resources for teachers, and games, tips and podcasts for parents, focused on reading and language arts.
  • Dr. Robert Brooks - Clinical psychologist and one of today's leading speakers on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships.
  • Getreadytoread.org - A variety of resources for pre-reading activities, screening tools and literacy checklists
  • The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity - Co-founded by dyslexia specialist Sally Shaywitz, this website offers a wealth of information regarding dyslexia
Recommended Reading for Parents
Recommended Reading for Students
Recommended Reading for Professionals
Technology Tools
  • Learning Ally, previously named Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic or RFB&D, is the leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks. This is a paid subscription service.

  • Kurzweil 3000 is a program designed to help students with their reading and writing skills. Its ability to scan and read text allows the student to strengthen comprehension.

  • Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content in any text application.

  • Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. For older students, Inspiration provides a more sophisticated tool for graphic organizing.

  • In order to understand the basic concept of time, children need visual cues. Time Timer's visual timers for classroom and home have a patented red disk that disappears as time passes, giving children a graphic image of time that helps them understand that 10 minutes is twice as long as 5 minutes in a way digital clocks can't.