Resources

Please click on the following links to access a list of suggested books. Please note, the resources are separated by topic.

Children's Bibliography

Adult Bibliography



Below is a list of compiled resources available for various topics.

General Websites for Information

www.about.com
Links to sites that provide information on many topics (education, parenting, entertainment, video games, religion and spirituality - and many more).

www.pediatrics.about.com
Information and advice on a variety of topics - parenting information, medical information, and advice. www.teenadvice.about.com Website that you should preview, and, if you think the site would be valuable to your teen, show it to them. It includes a column that response to questions that are frequently asked by teens (FAQ's). It could be an excellent resource for your teen.

www.todaysparent.com
There's a link to the top 20 websites for kids. It includes yahooligans.com (a safe place for children to look for information) and ajkids(an ask jeeves questions site).

www.kidshealth.org
Kids can go there to learn about many topics - feelings, friends, health, and even recipes. There's a special section for teens.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Website that offers reviews of books, videos, apps, etc.

http://teenwirral.com/
A website for teens that deals with many topics, some information for parents. This page is designed for mature teens only, and parents should preview the website before recommending it to their teen.



ADHD

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/games-skillbuilders/ 
A list of some video games that will help your teen/tween build critical reasoning skills

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/
Some tips and tricks to help children with ADHD. See understood.org for more information

https://www.understood.org/
Webpage for parents wanting to help their children with various learning problems

www.caddra.ca
Webpage for health care providers, as well as provides resources for parents and children with ADHD.

http://caddac.ca/cms/
Website for Centre for ADHD Advocacy in Canada, provides tools and resources.

http://www.chadd.org/
National resource website for children and adults with ADHD

http://experiencejournal.com/journals/adhd/
Stories and experiences from families and children with ADHD.


Apps and Tools

http://www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps
Review of numerous Educational Apps (some are older)

https://myhomeworkapp.com/
My homework student planner for iPad/iPhone

http://www.irewardchart.com/# iRewardChart
is an App that brings the traditional reward chart onto mobile device; customizable, interactive.

http://learningworksforkids.com/playbooks/page/2/?s&thinking=working-memory&academic=all&learning=all&age-min=any&age-max=any&tab=all&sortby&sort=desc
Learning Works for Kids webpage with over 100 Apps and games designed to improve working memory

http://www.cogmed.com/
Cogmed working memory training website



Anxiety & Depression

http://www.adam.mb.ca/
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba website, also has a list of resources

http://www.anxietycanada.ca/english/index.php
General information site for Anxiety Information

www.anxieties.com
Good website for children and parents of children who are shy and experience social anxiety.

http://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-in-kids/
Great article about anxiety in kids.

http://www.anxietybc.com/
A website based in BC that provides helpful tools including videos and apps.

http://www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/
Mood Disorders of Manitoba

http://www.stresshacks.ca/
A local website for adolescents with various resources available, as well as "self-checks", and a map of services for adolescents in Manitoba.

http://brotalk.ca/
Teen talk hotline aimed at adolescent males.

http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/talk2kids/e/#
A US Resource for how to talk to children about losing someone to suicide.


Some Meditation tracks for children who struggle with sleep

Hot Air Balloon Sleep Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ

Children’s Space Adventure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Xppqi6azY

Sleep Meditation: Octopus Tea Garden Under the Sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPC_O-tzLBg 

Sleep Meditation for Adults who struggle with sleep

https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/yoga-nidra-sleep

Some Apps and Websites for Mindfulness and Anxiety;

http://mindful-app.com/#Features - This app is a Meditation app for Children

http://stopbreathethink.org/ - This is for adults, but some children enjoy it as well

http://www.calm.com/  - A guided meditation website, also has an app.

http://www.mindful.org/ - A website and magazine for Mindfulness Resources

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whats-up-a-mental-health-app/id968251160?mt=8
A CBT app designed for those with anxiety and depression, provides coping strategies and tools

https://wellbeyond.com/ - A meditation app for kids that has several guided meditations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ - A guided meditation for kids with butterflies

http://smilingmind.com.au/ - A website and app that provides various meditation apps for children



Autism & Social Skills

www.socialthinking.com
Books and games that parents can read/play with their children to help them acquire stronger social skills. Great books for kids and teens as well.

www.learningdisabilities.about.com
For parents of and children with Learning Disabilities. Includes information on Learning Disabilities and addresses social and emotional issues encountered by children with Learning Disabilities. There's a section on helping children develop Social Skills.

www.parentingscience.com
Describes activities that parents can do with their children to help build Social Skills. The activities have been developed based on research indicating the skills necessary for social relationships.

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/
This website offers various details on the development of speech and language disorders in adults and children

http://www.myaspergerschild.com/
Website that has resources for parents of children with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism

http://www.aspergerscomprehensivehandbook.com/
Tips and tricks for helping parents of children with aspergers.

Apps & Tools

http://itunes.apple.com/app/first-then-visual-schedule/id355527801
Behavioural supports for caregivers of ASD individuals

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autismxpress/id343549779
Can be a helpful app in creating self-awareness of moods

http:/www.socialnavigatorapp.com
Social Skills App with a guide and brain trainer app

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/social-quest/id556089006?mt=8
An app used to enhance the understanding and use of language (words in conversation) in a variety of social situations.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/social-adventures/id468235375?mt=8Teaches social skills and friendship by navigating through different relationship situations. Helps with social thinking/problem solving.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/emotionary-by-me.mu/id555381720?mt=8
Helps kids understand the "faces" of emotions. Uses different technique to explore why you are feeling that way.

www.cccoe.net/social
For teachers - there is a game for young children for facial expression recognition

http://mobile-educationstore.com/apps/social-skills-apps/conversation-builder
Conversation Builder app for a variety of skill developments

http://peica.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SocialSkillsAutismAppList.pdf
A comprehensive list of available apps for Social Skills/ASD



Educational Websites for Parents & Students

Language Arts
www.adrianbruce.com
Shares educational resources, reading games, math games, problem solving puzzles and educational software.

www.inspiration.com
For ages K-12, supports visual thinking techniques, enabling students to organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge and think critically. Includes graphic organizers, diagrams and more.

http://www.ambleside.cumbria.sch.uk/
Includes teaching tools, tests, games and much more. This is a Church of England School.

http://www.readingrockets.org/
Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help children of all ages learn to read. Also a goof writing resource.

www.teacherscholastic.com/texttalk
An early reading program with robust vocabulary instruction for Grades K-3.

www.readwritethink.org
Provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and writing.

http://www.harcourtschool.com/scienceglossary/
A glossary of scientific terms separated by grade level (Grades 1-6)

www.whatworksclearinghouse.com
Provides educators with the information they need for what different programs, practices and policies in education work.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com
Valuable resource with many academic activities, including phonics, reading suggestions etc.)

www.abcya.com
Great website for children from preKindergarten to Grade Five.  This website provides a variety of fun activities and instruction to help your child learn the alphabet and to read more fluently.  Graded reading materials can be listened to and read by your child at the same time.  A variety of fun games will help make the reading experience interesting and educational.

http://www.studygs.net/
Website designed to provide tools for all sorts of study skills, including visual mapping, meditation, metacognitive skills, etc.

http://www.surfnetkids.com/
Website with educational games, links to other sites, etc.

http://www.starfall.com/
Website with games and tools for teaching kids to learn to read.



Writing skills
www.inspiration.com
See above

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/
Fun and free games for kids K-8, featuring education games, math games, and language arts games. www.educationoasis.com An oasis of teaching resources and education information for educators. Includes graphic organizers, lesson plans, book reviews, sites for students etc.

www.funbrain.com
Online educational games for kids of all ages. Includes math games, reading games, and much more.

http://www.toptenreviews.com/software/education/best-typing-for-kids-software/
Reviews and suggestions for programs to help kids learn how to type.

Math
www.kahnacademy.org
Has an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments available to students and parents alike. Videos are on all topics (K-12 Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics etc) and are generally put into digestible chunks (ie. 10 minutes each).

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
See Above

www.abcya.com - See above

Apps
http://www.peatc.org/peatc.cgim?template=IEPChecklistiPhone
Individual Education Plan Checklist for parents and educators

http://www.reqall.com/
Record voice reminders and see in text

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-zones-of-regulation/id610272864?mt=8
An app designed to work on Zones of Regulation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_-yb_3I568
Watch this video to get a great summary of different apps to use for your kids during the summer months to maintain school learning.



Learning Disabilities Resources

http://ldamanitoba.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (associated with Learning Disabilities Association of Canada)

http://www.ncld.org/
National Centre for Learning Disabilities general website

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG_xSBsFMPQ
Overview of Learning Disabilities (National Center for Learning Disabilities; NCLD in the U.S.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llI4voAQZeo
Overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

http://www.apa.org/monitor/sep05/workout.aspx
Article discussing Working Memory Learning Disabilities

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/
A companion site to the PBS special on learning disabilities and differences. Explore stories and find resources for parents.

http://disabilityinkidlit.com/about/


Electronic Tools & Apps

https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder
Search tool to find new resources

http://learningworksforkids.com/playbooks/
Learning Works for Kids is a vast website that allows you to search for games and Apps by skill and learning challenge

http://a4cwsn.com/
Webpage with Apps for children with special needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqrrUc-1XA&feature=plcp
Rewards plans with 3-D graphics

http://www.inov8-ed.com/2010/12/theres-a-special-app-for-that-part-4-16-apps-for-elementary-students-with-non-verbal-learning-disability/
Website with numerous Apple Apps for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

http://www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps
Review of numerous Educational Apps (some are older)

https://myhomeworkapp.com/
My homework student planner for iPad/iPhone

http://www.irewardchart.com/# iRewardChart
is an App that brings the traditional reward chart onto mobile device; customizable, interactive.

http://learningworksforkids.com/playbooks/page/2/?s&thinking=working-memory&academic=all&learning=all&age-min=any&age-max=any&tab=all&sortby&sort=desc
Learning Works for Kids webpage with over 100 Apps and games designed to improve working memory



Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia Resources


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKsjfnCMuYY
Overview of Dyslexia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVf_OHK2hHQ
Overview of Dyscalculia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmBg_BvDL-c
Overview of Dysgraphia

http://www.parentscanada.com/school/dyscalculia
Article in “Parents Canada” with some helpful description of math disability and some good links

http://www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/ECLKC/other/LSE_Disabilities_EN.pdf
Canadian online document regarding dyslexia and dyscalculia provides descriptions of the problems as well as intervention strategies

http://dyslexiachampions.org/
A local website with resources for Winnipeg

http://www.myreading-writinghelp.org/
Another local website with resources for Winnipeg

http://ttl4.sunburst.com/index.php
Great resource for learning to type for children with dyslexia.



Electronic Tools & Apps

http://www.pyramidofpotential.com/
Pyramid of potential” website (owned by Katherine Johnson, Msc Ed.) with access to training and Apps. ADHD; hypersensitivity and anxiety; dyslexia; dysgraphia; vision, coordination, and attention; organization and time management

http://www.dyscalculia.org/
Website contains many links to Apps/online programs/books/clinician’s guides/library websites (e.g., National Library of Virtual Manipulatives)

https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder/find-tech?iid={8B8F3E41-7A32-4F07-ADAD-A0BDCEA35321}&gid={9A8B787C-B9A8-415B-B199-A4660455CC91}&tid={88D1A6EF-B27B-4F9E-8DE3-97D6B45A8A61}
webpage containing numerous Apps to improve math skills

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/read.dysgraphia.facts.htm#act
Website with free and for purchase programs (including CDs)

http://www.myreading-writinghelp.org/downloads/
A list of iPad Apps for Reading, Spelling and Writing Instruction



Central Auditory Processing Disorder


http://life.familyeducation.com/central-auditory-processing-disorder/characteristics/66336.html
Family Education Website with helpful description of symptoms and a discussion blog for topics of interest

http://www.ementalhealth.ca/Canada/Auditory-Processing-Disorders-APD/index.php?m=article&ID=8900
Canadian website provides helpful information about CAPD including classroom strategies

Electronic Tools & Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/auditory-processing-studio/id601557677?mt=8
Auditory Processing Studio is an iPad App for adults and children ages 7 and up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/auditory-workout/id518697520
Auditory “workout” app Sensory & Visual Integration/Processing Disorders

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html
Symptoms Checklist for Sensory Integration/Processing Disorder

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/sensory-processing-disorder
A Web MD article that describes SPD

http://spdfoundation.net/
SPD Foundation is an exhaustive website, including a substantial library of research related to SPD and its treatment

http://otswithapps.com/2013/04/13/apps-for-regulation-for-individuals-with-autism-or-sensory-processing-disorders/
Webpage with several Apps to aid self-regulation in children with SPD or Autistic Spectrum Disorder

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