Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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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 Scanners http://www.kurzweiledu.com/downloads_preferred.aspx

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 http://www.playattention.com/

http://www.braintrain.com/

Helpful Online Resources

LD Online leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences http://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 the College assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or helpfulness of any web site over which we have no control.

 

 

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