Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability Association of America

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Charles Schwab Foundation

The Dyslexic Advantage

International Dyslexia Association

Audio-format books and articles

Testing Accommodations:

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

Educational Testing Service (SAT, GRE, AP exams)

ACT exam

Law School Admission Council (LSAT)

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Dental Admission Test (DAT)

Graduate Management Test (GMAT)

Student Health:

American Psychological Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National Institute of Mental Health

Research on Relaxation and Student Health/Performance:

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

UCSB Study on Mindfulness and GRE scores

Attention Disorders (ADHD / ADD):

Dr. Thomas E. Brown, Yale University

Click to watch ADHD expert Dr Thomas E Brown of Yale describe how ADHD can be accurately diagnosed in children and adults.

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Disorders

Executive Functions

Legal Issues:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Americans with Disabilities Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Resources in Print


Benson, Herbert & Proctor, William.  The Break-out Principle.  How to Activate the Natural Trigger that Maximizes Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Well-being.

Brown, Thomas E., Ph.D.  Attention Deficit Disorder.  The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults.

Cooper-Kahn, Joyce & Dietzel, Laurie.  Late, Lost and Unprepared.  A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning.

Dawson, Peg & Guare, Richard.  Smart but Scattered.  The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential.

Wilens, Timothy, M.D.  Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids.Learning Disabilities: 

Learning Disabilities

Dolber, Roslyn.  College and Career Success for Students with Learning Disabilities.

Eide, Brock L. & Eide, Fernette F.  The Dyslexic Advantage.  Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain.

Student Performance and Resilience

Ginsburg, Kenneth.  A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens.  American Academy of Pediatrics.  2006

Halden-Brown, Susan.  Mistakes Worth Making:  How to turn sports errors into athletic excellence.  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Hartmann, Thom.  Attention Deficit Disorder:  A Different Perception.

Kabat-Zinn, J.  Full Catastrophe Living:  Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness.  New York: Delacorte, 1991.

Mooney, Jonathon & Cole, David.  Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League with Learning Disabilities & ADHD Give you the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution.

Pope, Denise Clark.  Doing School.  How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic and Miseducated Students.  New Haven: Yale, 2001.

Sapolsky, R.M.  Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers.  New York:  Freeman & Co, 1994.

Shaevitz, Marjorie Hansen.  Admission Possible.  Getting Into the College of Your Choice.

Skylar, Marydee.  50 Tips to Help Students Succeed.  Develop Your Student’s Time-Management and Executive Skills for Life.

Stipek, Deborah, Ph.D. & Seal, Kathy.  Motivated Minds.  Raising Children to Love Learning.

Ungerleider, Steven.  Mental Training for Peak Performance.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, Inc. 1996.

Research Articles

Barnes, V.  The Impact of Meditation on Resting and Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Youth.  Psychosomatic medicine, 2004: 66, 909-914.

Benson, H.  Academic Performance Among Middle School Students After Exposure to a Relaxation Response Curriculum.  Journal of Research and Development in Education, 2000, 33.

Deckro, G.R.  The Evaluation of a Mind/Body Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress and Perceived Stress in College Students.  Journal of American College Health, 2002, 50: 281-287.

Foret, M.M. et al.  Integrating a Relaxation Response-based Curriculum Into a Public high School in Massachusetts.  Journal of Adolescence.  2012 April, 35 (2) 325-32.

Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth, et al.  Working Memory in Children with Reading Disabilities.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (currently in press).

Mrazek, Michael et al.  Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering.  Psychological Science.  March, 2013.

Yumatov, E.A.  Emotional Stress in Students During ExaminationsHuman Physiology.  2001: 27 (2).

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