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Learning Differences: Web Sites & Suggested Books

Web Sites

Books (Children & Young Adults)

Argentieri, Sam. The Little Boy Who Lost His Train of Thought."  Argentieri, 2009.

Brinkerhoff, Shirley. Why Can't I Learn Like Everyone Else?" Youth with Learning Disabilities." Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Edwards, Nicola. My Friend Has Dyslexia. North Mankato, MN: Chrysalis Education, 2005.

Esham, Barbara and Mike Gordon, ill. If You're So Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? Ocean City, MD: Mainstream Connections, 2008.

Fisiher, Gary and Rhoda Cummings. The Survival Guide for Kids with LD* (*Learning Differences). Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 1990.

Galvin, Matthew and Sandra Ferraro, ill. Otto Learns About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children with ADHD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2001.

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Loses Control. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.

---. Joey Pigza Swallows the Key. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.

Gordon, Michael. I Would If I Could: A Teenagers Guide to ADHD. DeWitt, NY: GSI, 1993.

Hallowell, Edward M. A Walk in the Rain with a Brain. New York: ReganBooks, 2004.

Kraus, Jeanne and Whitney Martin, ill. Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2005.

Landau, Elaine. Dyslexia. New York: Franklin Watts, 2004.

Levine, Melvin D. Keeping A Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders.  Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

Levine, Melvin D. and Ed Shems, ill. Jarvis Clutch: Social Spy. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, 2001.

Quinn, Patricia O. and Carl Pearce, ill. Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2009.

Quinn, Patricia O., Stern, Judith M., and Joe Lee. Putting On The Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD. Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009.

Riordan, Rick. The Lightening Thief. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005.

Winkler, Henry and Lin Oliver. Holy Enchilada! New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2006. (any of Winkler's Hank Zipzer stories)

Robb, Diane Burton and Gail Piazza, ill. The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2004.

Books (Professional)

Birsh, Judith R., ed. Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2002.

Butterworth, Brian and Dorian Yeo. Dyscalculia Guidance: Helping Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties in Math. London: nferNelson Publishing Company Limited, 2004.

Corman, Catherine A. and Hallowell, Edward M. Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams. New York: Walker, 2006.

Guild, Sandy. "LD Accommodations in the School Library." Knowledge Quest. 37:1, 2008. 24-29.

Hallowell, Edward M. Answers to Distraction. New York: Pantheon Books. 1994.

---. Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap: Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.

---. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005.

---. Driven to Distraction. New York: Pantheon, 1994.

---. When you Worry About the One You Love. New York: Simon & Schuster 1996.

Lavoie, Richard. It's So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. New York: Touchstone, 2005.

Levine, Melvin D. All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Publishing Service, 1997.

---. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Cambridge Place: Educators Pub. Service, 1997.

---. Educational Care: A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School (Second Edition). Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, 2002.

---. Keeping a Head in School. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Publishing Service, 1990.

---. The Myth of Laziness. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.


Levine, Melvin D., and Martha Reed. Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders. Cambridge, Mass.: Educators Pub. Service, 1987.

Mather, Nancy and Sam Goldstein. Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 2001.

Meltzer, Lynn J., ed. Strategy Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: From Theory to Practice. Austin, Tex.: PRO-ED, Inc., 1993.

Meltzer, Lynn J., et al. "The Impact of Effort and Strategy Use on Academic Performance: Student and Teacher Perceptions." Learning Disability Quarterly, 24, 85-98.

Meltzer, Lynn J., et al. Strategies for Success: Classroom Teaching Techniques for Students with Learning Problems. Austin, Tex.: PRO-ED, Inc., 1996.

Meltzer, Lynn, and Marjorie Montague. "Strategic Learning in Students with Learning Disabilities: What Have We Learned?" Chapter 7 in Research and Global Perspectives in Learning Disabilities: Essays in Honor of William J. Cruickshank. Daniel P. Hallahan and Barbara K. Keogh, eds. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000.

Mooney, Jonathan and David Cole. Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution. New York: Fireside, 2000.

Patchell, Frederick, and Linda Hand. "An Invisible Disability: Langauge Disorders in High School Students and the Implications for Classroom Behaviors." Independent Education, December 1993, 1-7.

Shaywitz, Sally E. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-based Program for Reading Problems at any Level. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2003.

Vail, Priscilla L. Smart Kids with School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help. New York: Dutton, 1987.