Organizations and Web Sites

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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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LA Unified School District: Translation Resources

The English/Spanish Glossary of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Terminology was developed as a tool for translating and interpreting the most commonly used words and phrases in District documents and meetings.

Landmark School Outreach Program

The Landmark School Outreach Program's mission is to empower students with language-based learning disabilities by offering their teachers an exemplary program of applied research and professional development. Our strategies help educators broaden their thinking about how to teach students with language-based learning disabilities, providing the bridge that links teachers with the evidence-based practices that improve student outcomes.

Language Acquisition: An Overview

This article provides an overview to the stages of language acquisition, and offer strategies designed to support ELL instruction at different stages of language acquisition.

Language Magazine

Language Magazine is the popular periodical of language, education, and communication. The magazine also includes conference and job posting information. The Internet version links to some articles in PDF.

LanternFish ESL

Lanternfish ESL is maintained by a group of ELL teachers in Asia and North America. Our aim is to bring printable quality resources to teachers and parents.

Lao People, Cultures, and Issues (LCW)

LCW works to promote awareness about Lao People, Cultures and Issues. Through our website we wish to be the conduit of information for our visitors through comprehensive Lao language references and other cultural information, insightful advice column, special articles, etc.

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

Larry Ferlazzo maintains an award-winning educational blog and free monthly newsletter where he disseminates links to innovative Web sites for teaching ESL.

Latin American Youth Center

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a multicultural community-based organization in the Washington, DC area that supports youth and their families in their determination to live, work, and study with dignity, hope, and joy. The LAYC Family of Organizations is a network of youth centers, schools and social enterprises with a shared commitment to helping youth become successful and happy young adults, with the skills they need to succeed educationally, professionally, and personally.

Latin Baby Book Club Blog

The Latin Baby Book Club Blog was created to provide parents with suggested reading for their families and to help children develop pride for their Latin culture through education and literature. The blog also strives to support Hispanic authors through monthly interviews and reviews of bilingual young adult and children's books.

Latinos in College

Latinos in College is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York offering a website with resources for assisting Latino students and their families in choosing schools, finding funding, and succeeding in college. The website aims to not only provide links to resources but also to answer any college related question in Spanish or English that students might have.

Latinos in Higher Education

LatinosinHigherEd.com is the first Latino professional site designed specifically for the higher education community. It was launched in response to a growing concern about the need to promote career opportunities in higher education for the growing Latino population.

Latinos Progresando

Latinos Progresando is a registered nonprofit organization based in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. We assist clients in applying for immigration benefits, do community education and outreach, and advocate and organize around policy that is just to immigrants.

Launching Young Readers

Launching Young Readers is a PBS Series created by the Reading Rockets project about the various aspects and challenges of reading.

LD OnLine

LD OnLine is the leading web resource on learning disabilities and ADHD for parents, teachers, and other professionals. The award-winning service offers the latest information on issues such as ADHD, special education, assessment, adult issues, and much more. Special features include Q&A's with leading practitioners, such as Richard Lavoie and Larry Silver, active bulletin boards, and a kid's area.

LD OnLine Booklists

LD Online a number of booklists that feature books for children with learning disabilities or ADHD. Titles include fiction and non-fiction, as well as guides for students on learning how to manage a learning disability.

LD OnLine: Acquiring English as a Second Language

This article examines "what's normal" when learning a second language and how you can tell when a student has a language-learning disability and when he or she is merely in the normal process of acquiring a second language.

LD OnLine: Effective Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners with Special Needs

Students struggle in school for a variety of reasons. Unless these students receive appropriate intervention, they will continue to struggle, and the gap between their achievement and that of their peers will widen over time.

LD OnLine: Reinvigorate Your Students' Enthusiasm for Writing

This article, featured on LDOnline.org, discusses effective ways of motivating students to write, including the use of graphic organizers.

LD OnLine: What is Dysgraphia?

This article from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, featured on LD OnLine, discusses dysgraphia and its warning signs, as well as strategies for addressing it for different age groups.

Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans

LCAPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping student- and community-based organizations build their leadership and advocacy abilities through continuing education efforts at the grassroots level.

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