There are a number of links that visitors to my website may find useful.  Some are general and others are highly specific.  Many have position papers or items of interest for neuropsychologists and the public.  Please feel free to browse as you wish.



Organizations to which I belong that may provide you with useful information

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

People are often confused about what kinds of accommodations consititute reasonable accommodations for disabilities.  The Job Accommodations Network provides the criteria for accommodations for testing for individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act,  as well as general  information and resources related to accommodations.

Click here to access testing information.

Many colleges and universities have excellent information in the Office for Disabled Students.

Medical conditions, anomalies and unusual syndromes

Patient education pages from hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, Mass General, and Cleveland Clinic often provide the information you are seeking about specific illnesses or concerns.

Children, Adolescents and Families

I am often asked about specific online resources for children and adolescents with disabilities.  Although such resources are too numerous to list them all, I have included some links that are either my favorites or provide the widest range of information.

Education and Disabilities

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities offers excellent resources and a wealth of links for educational planning, research and other organizations. Examples include: is a clearing house on educational and disability rights for kids.  It bills itself as a parent training and information center for children and adolescents from birth to 21.

Pacer also has a special research based website for special education information for parents and professionals.  Click here.

The Educational Resources Information Center has a wealth of information on disabilities, resources, etc.

Family Village is a global community resource for disabilities related resources. They have information on the legal issues, culture of disabilities, family resources, recreation, etc.

The Council for Exceptional Children provides excellent information for educational and medical advocacy. It deals with parental and professional issues.

The CEC sites for special education and learning disabilities are

The Exceptional Parent has both a magazine and website.

The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education has links to many other organizations in addition to its own information.

The Association for Retarded Citizens site is very helpful. It has state and local links as well.

The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides useful patient educational fact sheets and good treatment guidelines on developmental and psychiatric disorders.

Patient education sites from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics at Boston, Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Yale Child Study Center, are often helpful.

Executive Functions

The one website I recommend is so comprehensive that you will need no other.  It will cover everything you want to know.  It is much too extensive to visit only once or twice.

Mark Ylvisaker, Ph.D. has created the most comprehensive and amazing website with everything you want to know about what executive functions are and how to work with children and adolescents with disorders of executive functions. He has information for parents and professionals form various disciplines. He has created educational tutorials demonstrating such techniques as errorless learning, Direct Instruction, etc. I can not rave enough. (He is my hero.)  Check it out.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder

Websites for ADHD are numerous. Many are now created by drug companies to advertise their products. Non-product oriented websites include those from the government with links for publications, information, etc.
The following website discusses ADHD myths, facts, cognitive presentations in the classroom and teaching techniques.

ADHD and Learning Disabilities

ADDitude is a magazine ans website about various aspects of ADD/ADHD and the interface with learning disabilities. There is parenting, school and other information, including adult ADD.

There are two sources that are useful to share with kids/adolescents and/or with those having little or no basic information about ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities. These are:

Giftedness and Disabilities

The interface between giftedness and disabilities is particularly challenging. Although multiple sites exist, my sources (parents) like these the best.

Hoagies’ Gifted education pages have extensive information on giftedness, learning disabilities and the attentional disorders.  Everything from games and puzzles, recipes, etc. for kids to resources for parents, educators, and other professionals. They also run the Educational Resources Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

Selected Readings: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities

Uniquely Gifted addresses the interface of giftedness with the range of other special needs including mental disorders, medical conditions, learning disabilities, etc. The site contains resources, general information, personal stories, etc.