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Learning Disabilities Research Program

Resources

Websites for learning disabilities/teaching strategies 

For ADHD

For LD/teaching strategies

Excellent general resources

  • Dehaene S. (2009) Reading in the brain:  The science and evolution of a human invention. New York, NY: Viking.
  • Fletcher JM, Lyon GR, Fuch LS, Barnes MA. (2007). Learning disabilities: From identification to intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.  (A synthesis of what is known from research.)
  • Shaywitz SE. (2003).  Overcoming Dyslexia.  New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Shaywitz SE, Shaywitz BA. (2008). Paying attention to reading: The neurobiology of reading and dyslexia. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 1329-1349.
  • Wolf M. (2007) Proust and the Squid:  The story and science of the reading brain.  New York, NY:  HarperCollins.

Materials for parents and teachers

  • Aaron PG, Malatesha Joshi R, Quatroche D. (2008) Becoming a Professional Reading Teacher. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Adams MJ, Foorman BR, Lundberg I, Beeler T. (1998). Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
  • Beck IL, McKeown MG, Kucan L (2002).  Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction.  New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Beck IL, McKeown MG, Kucan L. (2008). Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Biemiller A. (2010). Words Worth Teaching: Closing the Vocabulary Gap. Columbus, OH: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Botrie M, Wenger P.  (1992). Teachers and parents together.  Markham ON, Canada:  Pembroke Publishers.
  • Cummings R, Fisher G. (1993). The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Fleet J, Goodchild F, Zajchowski R. (1990). Learning for success: Skills and strategies for Canadian students. Toronto: Harcourt Brace.
  • Graham S, Harris KR. (2005) Writing Better: Effective Strategies For Teaching Students With Learning Difficulties. Cambridge, MA: Brookes.
  • Hall SL, Moats LC. (1999). Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years. Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books.
  • Harris KR, Graham S, Mason LH, Friedlander B. (2007) Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students. Cambridge, MA:  Brookes.
  • Klinger JK, Vaughn S, Boardman A. (2007) Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties. In K.R. Harris & S. Graham (Series Eds.) What Works for Special-Needs Learners. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Kuhn MR, Schwanenflugel PJ. (Eds.) (2008). Fluency in the Classroom. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Meltzer LJ, Roditi BN, Haynes DP, Biddle KR, Paster M, Taber SE. (1996). Strategies for Success: Classroom Teaching Techniques for Students with Learning Problems.
  • Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.Meltzer, L.J. (2010). Promoting executive function in the classroom. In K.R. Harris & S. Graham (Series Eds.) What Works for Special-Needs Learners. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Minskoff E, Allsop A (2003). Academic success strategies for adolescents with learning disabilities and ADHD. Baltimore, Maryland: Paul Brookes Pub.
  • Moats LC, Dakin KE.  (2007). Basic facts about dyslexia and other reading problems. Baltimore, MD:  The International Dyslexia Association.  (Excellent resource for parents—short)
  • Moats LC.  (2010). Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.  (Excellent resource for teachers)
  • Moats LC. (2011). Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Nadeau KG. (1994). Survival guide for college students with ADD or LD. New York: Imagination Press.
  • Phenix J. (1996). The Spelling Teacher's Book of Lists. Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers.
  • Phenix J, Scott-Dunne D.  (1994).  Spelling for parents. Markham, ON, Canada:  Pembroke Publishers.
  • Shaywitz SE. (2003).  Overcoming Dyslexia.  New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. (Excellent resource for parents)
  • Shaywitz SE, Morris R, Shaywitz BA. (2008). The education of dyslexic children from childhood to young adulthood. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 451-475.
  • Tridas EQ. (2007) From ABC to ADHD: What parents should know about dyslexia and attention problems.  Baltimore, MD:  The International Dyslexia Association.  (Excellent resource for parents—long)

Practice and instructional guides

Kamil ML, Borman GD, Dole J, Kral CC, Salinger T, Torgesen J. (2008). Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices: A Practice Guide (NCEE #2008-4027). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education. Retrieved from Institute of Educational Sciences

Graham S, Hebert M. (2010). Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing can Improve Reading. A Carnegie Corporation Time to Act Report. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Retrieved from Alliance for Excellent Education

Graham S, Perin D. (2007). Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools—A Report to Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Retrieved from Alliance for Excellent Education

National Research Council. (2012). Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research. In A. M. Lesgold & M. Welch-Ross (Eds.), Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Washington, DC: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Retrieved from National Academies Press

Torgesen JK, Houston DD, Rissman LM, Decker SM, Roberts G, Vaughn S, Wexler J, Francis DJ, Rivers MO, Lesaux N. (2007). Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction. Retrieved from Montana Office of Public Instruction

What Works Clearinghouse. (2010). Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade.  Retrieved from Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences

Graham S. (2013) It All Starts Here: Fixing Our National Writing Crises. Retrieved from Zaner-Bloser

Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers. (2012) Retrieved from Institute of Educational Sciences

Key Research References

Frijters JC, Lovett MW, Sevcik RA, Morris RD. Four methods of identifying change in the context of a multiple component reading intervention for struggling middle school readers. Reading and Writing:  An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013, 26, 539-563. doi: 10.1007/s11145-012-9418-z

Morris RD, Lovett MW, Wolf M, Sevcik RA, Steinbach KA, Frijters JC, Shapiro M. Multiple-component remediation for developmental reading disabilities: IQ, socioeconomic status, and race as factors in remedial outcome.  Journal of Learning Disabilities,2012, 45(2), 99-127.

Lovett MW, Lacerenza L, De Palma M, Frijters JC. Evaluating the efficacy of remediation for struggling readers in high school. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012, 45(2), 151-169.

Lovett MW, De Palma M, Frijters JC, Steinbach KA, Temple M, Benson NJ, Lacerenza L. Interventions for reading difficulties: A comparison of response to intervention by ELL and EFL struggling readers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008, 41(4), 333-352.

Lovett MW, Lacerenza L, De Palma M, Steinbach KA, Frijters JC. Preparing teachers to remediate reading disabilities in high school: What is needed for effective professional development? Teaching and Teacher Education, 2008,24(4), 1083-1097.

Lovett MW, Lacerenza L, Borden SB. Putting struggling readers on the PHAST track: A program to integrate phonological and strategy-based remedial reading instruction and maximize outcomes. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2000, 33(5), 458-476.

Lovett MW, Steinbach KA, Frijters JC. Remediating the core deficits of developmental reading disability: A double deficit perspective. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2000, 33(4), 334-358. 

Lovett MW.  An overview of reading intervention research: Perspectives on past findings, present questions, and future needs.  In C. McDonald Connor & P. McCardle (Eds.), Reading intervention: Research to Practice to Research. Paul H. Brookes,

Lovett MW, Lacerenza L, Steinbach KA, De Palma M. Empower™ Reading:  Development and roll-out of a research-based intervention program for children with reading disabilities. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 2014, 40, 21-31. Baltimore, MD: International Dyslexia Association.

Lovett MW, Barron RW, Frijters JC. Word identification difficulties in children and adolescents with reading disabilities:  Intervention research findings. In H. L. Swanson, K. Harris & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Disabilities (2 ed., pp. 329-360). New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2013.

Lovett MW, Lacerenza L, Murphy D, Steinbach KA, De Palma M, Frijters JC. The importance of multiple-component interventions for children and adolescents who are struggling readers. In J. Gilger & S. Richardson (Eds.), Research-Based Education and Intervention: What We Need To Know (pp. 67-102). Baltimore, MD: International Dyslexia Association, 2005.

Lovett MW, Barron RW, Benson, NJ. Effective remediation of word identification and decoding difficulties in school-age children. In H.L. Swanson, K. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Disabilities (pp. 273-292). New York: Guilford Publications, 2003.

Lovett MW, Barron RW. Developmental reading disorders. In T.E. Feinberg & M.J. Farah (Eds.), Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology (2nd ed., pp. 801-819). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2003.