Family Resource Websites
The administration and staff at Swasey Central School recognize that all students have areas of learning strengths and weaknesses. No two children learn in exactly the same way. Swasey's teachers take learning styles into consideration when teaching lessons, and this approach helps children to utilize their strengths. Support Services at Swasey Central School would like to share this list of resources to help you work with with your child's learning strengths and differences at home.
|-||All Kinds of Minds
Dr. Mel Levine's website offers tips for understanding differences in learning for Educators, Families and Clinicians--All Kinds of Minds.
|-||Learning Disabilities Association of America
The Learning Disabilities Association of America offers support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. They offer practical advice and support.
C.H.A.D.D. is the website for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. They offer helpful advice and support group information.
This Scholastic website offers activities, games and tips for Early Learners, School Age- Children and Family Matters. It also provides a parent message board, blogs, and parent guides.
|-||Natural Reader Software
NaturalReader offers free text-to-speech software for your computer. This will "read aloud" anything written on the computer. Download the free version NaturalReader 6.5 for Windows.
LDonline is the leading website on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
|-||Autism Society of America
The Autism Society of America provides lots of information and free registration to their website. Access information on autism and links to local ASA chapters.
|-||Tony Attwood's Site about Asperger's Syndrome
This website developed by Tony Attwood provides a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger's Syndrome and their partners.
NLDline is a comprehensive site on nonverbal learning disorders (those with visual-spatial difficulties). NLD stands for Nonverbal Learning Disability.
Parent Pals is a website full of special education resources for parents featuring articles dealing with a wide variety of topics of interest.
|-||International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association invites you to join their organization. They offer links to other websites which address related disabilities.
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic offers a membership which will provide books on tape or CD for people with reading difficulties.
|-||American Society for Deaf Children
The American Society for Deaf Children supports families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.