The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.
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.
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 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 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.
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 maintains an award-winning educational blog and free monthly newsletter where he disseminates links to innovative Web sites for teaching ESL.
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.
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.
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 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 is a PBS Series created by the Reading Rockets project about the various aspects and challenges of reading.
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, the Learning Store, active bulletin boards, and a kid's area.
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.
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.
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.
This article, featured on LDOnline.org, discusses effective ways of motivating students to write, including the use of graphic organizers.
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.
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.
LEAP is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans. LEAP offers leadership training, publishes original public policy research, and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of Asian Pacific American empowerment.
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.