Free Guides and Booklets
||An Action Guide for ADHD: Next Steps for Patients, Clinicians, and Insurers, Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. August 2012. This Action Guide is based on the results of a public review process of treatment options for ADHD. The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC), an independent body made up of patient/public representatives and clinicians, recently reviewed data on ADHD and voted on the evidence on treatments for preschoolers, as well as the long-term outcomes for children over the age of 6. View the PDF
||NCLB and IDEA: What Parents of Students with Disabilities Need to Know and Do, August 2006, by Candace Cortiella for the National Center on Educational Outcomes. View the PDF (Also available on http://education.umn.edu/nceo/OnlinePubs/Parents.pdf)
||A Parent's Guide to Response-to-Intervention (RTI), 2006, by Candace Cortiella for the National Center on Educational Outcomes. The “Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act” (IDEA) includes a new provision that allows states and school districts to use high quality, research-based instruction in general and special education to provide services and interventions to students who struggle with learning and may be at risk or suspected of having learning disabilities. NCLD has written this guide to provide an overview of the RTI process, describe how it is implemented in schools and offer questions that parents can ask. View the PDF
||A Guide to the Individualized Education Program, July 2000, from the U.S. Department of Education provides useful information for parents of students in special education. View the PDF (Also available on http://www.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html)
Your Child Become a Reader
Your Child with Homework This booklet helps parents
of elementary and junior high school students understand why
homework is important and makes suggestions for helping children
complete assignments successfully.
and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence:
A User Friendly Guide
and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource
for School And Home. This resource guide designed for families
and educators provides information on how attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) is identified and treated. The resource includes
sections on legal requirements, treatment options and helpful hints
on how to improve the quality of life at home and at school, for
a child identified with ADHD.
Child at a Time . . . A Parent Handbook and Resource Directory for
African American Families with Children Who Learn Differently. This booklet provides information for parents of African American
children who struggle to learn and includes important information
on rights and responsibilities under federal laws.
Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child Care and
Toolkit for Teachers: Provides valuable information about
the No Child Left Behind Act and how it supports teachers. Includes
an overview of the law's "highly qualified teacher" provisions,
frequently asked questions, resources, publications, and more.
for Student Success: Selected Publications for Parents and
Teachers from the U.S. Department of Educations ED.gov website or
in print form from EDPubs, the Department of Education's publications
distribution center. Most are available in English and Spanish.