Educational Resources: Online and Books

Resources for Students With Learning Disabilities and ADHD Assistive Technology:*

Kurzweil reading, writing, and learning software - http://www.kurzweiledu.com/
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic extensive audio library - http://www.rfbd.org/
ReadPlease text-to-speech software with Free Download available - http://www.readplease.com/
NaturalReader 6.5 text-to-speech software Free Download available - http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Dragon Speak speech recognition software - http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/landing/consumer.asp
High Speed Scanner Service in Canada - (800-290-6563) http://microscience.on.ca/proddetail.asp?prod=HSSS
Livescribe record and link audio to what you write - http://www.livescribe.com/smartpen/index.html
Inspiration assists in organizing ideas for writing - http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration
Cogmed software to improve memory and attention - http://cogmed.com/cogmed/sections/en/6.aspx
Playattention and Braintrain games that improve concentration - www.playattention.com and www.braintrain.com
 

Helpful Online Resources:

LD Online leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences - www.ldonline.com
Attention Deficit Disorder Association leading adult ADHD organization - http://www.add.org/
Additude Magazine online magazine for individuals with ADHD - http://www.additudemag.com/
NLD Online website for individuals with nonverbal learning disabilities - http://www.nldline.com/
OASIS online resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders - http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) - http://www.chadd.org, 800-233-4050 voice
HEATH Resources Center - HEATH@ace.nche.edu 800-54-HEATH voice/TTY
Learning Disabilities Association of America - http://www.idanatl.org, 412-341-1515
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - http://www.rfbt.org, 609-452-0606 voice
 

Books:

The Learning Disabled Child by Sylvia Farnham-Diggory.
Learning Outside the Lines by Cole and Mooney.
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! by Kate Kelly.
Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD by Kathleen G. Nadeau.
Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities by Arlyn Roffman.
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz.
Learning Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole.
Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen G. Nadeau.
Out of the Fog by Kevin R. Murphy.
Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey.
 
Also, tutorial services (such as Sylvan Learning Centers) offer help with time management and study skills.
 
*Note: These are just some of the available resources to students with disabilities. Please note that not all resources have been tested by the College and they are not endorsed by the College in any way. We believe them to be from reputable sources and to be beneficial for some students but Trinity College assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or helpfulness of any web site over which we have no control.