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Learning Difference Resources


The faculty at The Winston School San Antonio specializes in educating students with diagnosed learning disabilities, including but not limited to ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, visual & auditory processing disorders, and dyscalculia. Below, you can find a list of resources that your family may find helpful, whether or not your child is enrolled at Winston.

Please note: The resources listed on this page have been recommended by parents, students, educators, and other professionals. However, inclusion on this list is not indicative of any endorsement by The Winston School San Antonio or its administration. 

Websites for Students & Families

Awesome Library – A directory that organizes the Web with 18,000 reviewed resources.
Awesome Library Special Education – A directory containing sources of information, professional papers and lesson plans for all types of special education including ADD, assistive technology, hearing impaired, visually impaired, gifted, physically challenged and various other needs.
BiblioTech – An online library through the City of San Antonio. Sign up for an electronic library card and “check-out” books of all reading levels through affiliate apps, including 3M. Books are uploaded onto your phone or tablet. 
CHADD – CHADD is an organization for children and adults with ADHD. Information such as the magazine, Attention, is available for individuals with ADHD and their families.
Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education – ERIC provides information on the education of individuals with disabilities.
Family Education Network – This is a free web service sponsored by Microsoft. It was started in September 1996 by a group of educators and others interested in children.
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. – This company publishes excellent resources on topics such as: learning disabilities, ADHD, divorce, bullies, study skills, building healthy relationships, self-esteem and gifted students.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) – This organization is dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.
Kurzweil – Reading, writing, and learning software for struggling students.
LD OnLine – This is the official website of the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America -The purpose of this organization is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature. There is a link on this website for the Learning Disabilities Association of Texas.
Love & Logic, Inc. – This company publishes behavior management materials for parents and teachers.
National Center for Learning Disabilities – The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities by offering information, resources, and referral services; developing and supporting innovative educational programs; promoting public awareness; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
Center for Parent Information and Resources – Visit the CPIR's Repository of Resources and access a treasure trove of products related to children with disabilities.
Open Forest – Evidence-based mental health self-help website.
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic – This is a national educational library for individuals with print disabilities.
SIM-Winston employs the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) school-wide. Learn more about this successful initiative.
TEA (Texas Education Agency) – Special Education in Texas
The Texas State Library for the Blind – This state agency provides reading materials on cassette for individuals who are blind or have a reading disability. – Information on learning and attention issues for parents and professionals.
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Books for Students

Clayton, L., & Morrison, J. (1995). Coping with a Learning Disability. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.
Cummings, R., & Fisher, G. (1991). The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD: Ways to Make Learning Easier and More Fun. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.
Cummings, R., & Fisher, G. (1993). The School Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.
Fisher, G., & Cummings, R. (2002). The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*Learning Differences (Revised). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Gehret, J. (2009). The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences. Fairport, New York: Verbal Images Press.
Levine, M. (1996). Keeping Ahead in School: A Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. New York: Educators Publishing Services.
Lauren, Jill. (2009). That’s Like Me!Stories of Amazing People with Learning Disabilities. Star Bright Books.
Levine, M. (2000). All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Disabilities and Learning Disorders. New York: Basic Books.
Nadeau, Kathleen G., Dixon, Ellen B., & Beyl, Charles. (2004). Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About Adhd. Magination Press,.
Quinn, Patricia O. ( 2009). Attention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All About Your Ad/Hd. Magination Press.
Taylor, John F. ( 2006). The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD. Free Spirit Publishing.

Books for Parents and/or Educators

Barringer, Mary-Dean, Pohlman, C., Robinson, M., and Orfalea, P. (2010). Schools for all Kinds of Minds. Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated.

Brooks, Robert & Goldstein, Sam. (2004). The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life . TheMcGraw-Hill Companies.

Brooks, Robert & Goldstein, Sam. (2009). Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient. The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Coloroso, Barbara. (2004). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence. Collins Living.

Dawson, Peg & Guare, Richard. (2009). Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary“Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential. The Guilford Press.

Eggen, P., & Kauchak, L. (2005). Strategies for Teachers: Teaching Content and Thinking Skills. Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster.

Ford, Anne & Thompson, John-Richard. (2007). On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: A Family Guide. Newmarket.

Cooper-Kahn, Joyce & Dietzel, Laurie. (2008). Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. Woodbine House.

Goleman, Daniel. (2006). Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition Why it can matter more than IQ. Bantam.

Hallowell, Edward M., and John J. Ratey. (2005). Delivered from Distraction. Panthon Books.

Hallowell, Edward M., and John J. Ratey. (1995). Driven to Distraction: Recognizingand Coping with ADHD from Childhood through Adulthood. Panthon Books.

Hallowell, Edward M., and Corman, Catherine. (2006). Positively ADD-Real SuccessStories to Inspire Your Dream. Panthon Books.

Hallowell, Edward M., and Jensen, Peter. (2008). Super Parenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child. Panthon Books.

Honos-Webb, Lara. (2005). The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’sProblems Into Strengths. New Harbinger Publications.

Kravets, Marybeth & Wax, Imy. (2010). K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities, 10th Edition (College Admissions Guides). Prentice Review.

Lavoie, R. (2006). It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. Touchstone.

Levine, M. (2000). Educational Care: A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service, Inc.

McCarney, S.B., & Bauer, A.M. (2006). The Learning Disability Intervention Manual, Revised Ed. Columbia, MO: Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc.

Mercer, C., & Mercer, A. (2010). Teaching Students with Learning Problems, 8th Edition. Prentice Hall.

Meyer, Anne & Chall, Jeanne S. (1999). Learning to Read in the Computer Age (Reading toPractice). Brookline Books/Lumen Editions.

Orfalea, Paul and Marsh, Ann (2007). Copy This!: Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America’s Best Companies. Workman Publishing Company.

Roffman, Arlyn. (2007). Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities: Navigating theTransition from High School To Adulthood. Princeton Review.

Shaywitz, Sally E. (2005). Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level. Vintage.

Smith, Corinne & Strick, Lisa. (1999). Learning Disabilities: A to Z: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood. Free Press.Waldron, K. (2001). Unleashing Kids’ Potential. New York: Robert D. Reed.

Weinfeld, Rich, et al. (2006). Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles & Realizing Potential. Prufrock Press.

Videos for Parents and/or Educators

Understanding Learning Disabilities: How Difficult Can This Be? Presented by Richard D. Lavoie. Produced by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. Distributed by PBS video.

Learning Disabilities and Social Skills: Last One Picked… First One Picked On . Presented by Richard D. Lavoie. Produced by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. Distributed by PBS video.

Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience. Presented by Dr. Robert B. Brooks. Produced by The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, Washington, D.C. Distributed by PBS video.

Beyond FAT City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead. Presented by Rick Lavoie. 

Other Resources

Unfortunately our faculty is not trained to educate students with developmental disabilities. However, as an organization committed to the education of all students, we have compiled the following list of resources for families seeking assistance.
Please note: The resources listed on this page have been recommended by parents, students, educators, and other professionals. However, inclusion on this list is not indicative of any endorsement by The Winston School San Antonio or its administration. 

Autism Society — The Autism Society is a grassroots organization aimed at increasing public awareness about autism. They provide guides and publications about living with this condition.
Cerebral Palsy Resource Guide – Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by Cerebral palsy (CP)
Cerebral Palsy Group – The Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.
The Nellie Reddix Center San Antonio – The Nellie Reddix Center supports the transition of students with disabilities from school life to adult life by working as a team with the student’s support system through person-centered planning.
If you would like to submit a resource to be included on this page, please submit your request to