RESOURCES - Educational
  Descanso Medical Center
  for Development and Learning
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd. Suite 301
La Canada, CA  91011
(818) 790-1587

Informative ADD/ADHD webcasts
ADHD in School: The Importance of Communication
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- Tips for Parents and Teachers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Myths and Facts
ADHD: What Every Parent Should Know
Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed In School
Treating ADHD During the School Year

All Kinds of Minds - Understanding Differences in Learning. 
Dr. Levine's program, Schools Attuned, trains teachers how to tailor their
classrooms to different learning styles. (

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
Accomodations and Modifications

Exemption for Eligible Students with Disabilities
CA Education Code Section 60852.3

College Board - Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
The College board is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations on its tests. These tests are:
SAT Reasoning Test™
Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Exams
GMAT Accomodation guidelines

There are two SSD sections of  contains a wealth of information for educators and
numerous downloadable forms.  Another section provides helpful information for parents
and students.
A free service.  Study almost anything using online flashcards.  Create your own. Create or join study groups.
An online tutoring service.

U.S. Department of Education
Website includes numerous helpful resources
for the child with special needs - including overviews of various laws and numerous resources both at the federal and state level.  (
  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Resource for School and Home - How ADHD is identified and treated. Includes legal requirements, treatment options, and ways to improve life at school and at home for children diagnosed with ADHD. Written for families and educators.

Homework Help - from the U.S. Department of Education
Download these free guides
Tips and Resources for Parents
Help my Child with Academics
Helping Your Child with Homework
Homework Tips for Parents


AlphaSmart3000 ( - Electronic keyboard with built-in files, display and dual platform computer & printer interface.  Intelligent Peripherals  (408) 252-9400 

Franklin products ( - Electronic spellers with speech output (Speaking homework Wiz; Speaking dictionary & thesaurus; Speaking Language Master)  

Arkenstone - WYNN  - Text to speech program with text highlighting (1-800-444-4443)

Don Johnston Inc. ( / 1-800-999-4660)
Specializes in Hardware and Software resources to provide access to educational materials for special needs learners. Our carefully chosen tools and technologies will help you give these students more successful learning experiences,  improve their abilities and bring joy and satisfaction to their learning environment.  Software includes:
Co:Writer - Word prediction program
Write: OutLoud - Word procesing software with speech output

Earobics - Auditory processing and phonics training program   (

IntelliTools ( / 1-800-899-6687)
Provides technology to help struggling students learn to their fullest potential: serving students in PreK-8 who use assistive technology, have IEPs, have limited English proficiency, or need additional instructional support for any reason.  Includes:
IntelliKeys - Open Up the World of Computer Access for Struggling Learners.  Provides access for anyone with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities who has difficulty using a standard keyboard. In combination with its many overlays, it is the most flexible alternative keyboard available, providing individualized support for young students, struggling learners, and ESL students.
MathPad - Math program  (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
which guides actions of re-grouping, cross-out, adding super-scripts

Inspiration Software, Inc. ( / 1-800-877-4292)
Word webbing, semantic organizer program with outline features

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic   (323) 664-5525

Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology- California Dept. of Education,
1430 "N" Street, Room 1205, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-4737     (

Classroom Solutions for School Children with ADHD 
There are some fairly simple steps that can be taken to help your child in the classroom. 
This free chart from ADDitude magazine contains helpful suggestions regarding classroom setup, assignments, distractibility, behavior, organization/planning, restlessness and moods/socialization.  A great resource to share
and discuss with your child’s teacher! 
Click on the link below or  visit:

Revised June 2010

Help your child avoid a mid-year slump with these eight tips from ADDitude Magazine