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This page is host to our growing selection of resources for use. For the time being, these consist primarily of Documents for you to download and use as well as Links to other sites that serve as a wellspring of information and knowledge.

Documents

  1. Child Neuropsychological History Form
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  3. Pediatric Neuropsychological Brochure (English) / (Spanish)
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  5. Adult Neuropsychological Brochure (English) / (Spanish)
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Links

The links below are organized into several sections, the first of which is a set of General mental-health-related links, and the rest are divided into sections based on specific mental-health issues.

General Information

ADHD

Learning Disorders/Disabilities
Pervasive Development Disorders Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Intellectual Disabilities Seizures / Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical Issues / Genetic Disorders

 

Mood / Emotional Disorders

Anxiety
Depression

General Information (Back to Links)

  1. Duke TIP: Digest of Gifted Research: Formerly the Duke Gifted Letter, this online digest is a research-intense site geared towards the education and raising of academically-gifted children.
     
  2. National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities: The site for this organization serves as a source of easy-to-read information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.
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  4. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
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  6. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development:

    The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.  Some of these topics include:

    • Reducing infant deaths;
    • Improving the health of women, men, and families;
    • Understanding reproductive health and fertility/infertility;
    • Learning about growth and development;
    • Examining, preventing and treating problems of birth defects and intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
    • Enhancing well-being of persons through the lifespan with optimal rehabilitation research.
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  8. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association Website: The American Speech-Language Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. Here you will find resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders.
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  10. MedLine Plus: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

ADHD (Back to Links)

     
  1. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
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  3. MedLine Plus: ADHD: This page on the MedLine site is a very rich summary of ADHD, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.
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  5. ADHD Information: This site offers information for parents about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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  7. KidsHealth: Auditory Processing Disorder: If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
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Learning Disorders/Disabilities (Back to Links)

  1. All Kinds of Minds: All Kinds of Minds joins with others to support teachers and provide opportunities for them to build their expertise in howstudents learn.  Because once teachers use the latest research on how students learn and put that knowledge into practice – every day, with every student – achievement gaps will close, disengaged students will decrease in number, and the chronic underperformance of students in our schools will diminish.
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  3. LD Online: LD OnLine.org is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
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  5. The International Dyslexia Association: The purpose of IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. . . In a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership.
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  7. National Center for Learning Disabilities: The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.
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Pervasive Development Disorders (Back to Links)

  1. National Institute of Mental Health: The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. This page on the site deals specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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  3. Autism Society: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
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  5. TEACCH Autism Program: TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped CHildren) is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders. Established in the early 1970s by Eric Schopler and colleagues, the TEACCH program has worked with thousands of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
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  7. OASIS @ MAAP: The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
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  9. Yale Medical Group: Pervasive Developmental Disorders: This page, maintained by the Yale Medical Group, is a summation and explanation of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (Back to Links)

  1. NLD-BPROURKE.CA: This site is designed to explain Byron P. Rourke's perspectives regarding the syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) and related matters.
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  3. NLD On The Web: This site is a thorough educational resource on Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, with many reading resources for the entry level and advanced, as well as advocacy materials and other resources.

Intellectual Disabilities (Back to Links)

  1. Family Village: Family Village is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

Seizures / Traumatic Brain Injury (Back to Links)

  1. Pediatirc Brain Tumor Foundation: This site provides information on pediatric brain tumors, including current research, prevalence rates, and treatment options. It also offers online educational and emotional supports for children and families.
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  3. Duke: Childhood Seizures: This webpage contains information and resources concerning Pediatric seizures.
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  5. Pediatric Neurology: Childhood Seizures: In this Childhood Seizure e-Book, you'll find accurate information on pediatric seizures and epilepsy. This includes febrile seizures, petit mal epilepsy, grand mal (or tonic clonic) epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and Benign Rolandic Seizures. We'll discuss causes, prognosis (usually good!), and treatment (if needed). Anticonvulsants include Trileptal (TM), Dilantin (TM), Tegretol (TM), Depakote (TM), and phenobarbital.
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  7. Cleveland Clinic: Pediatric Headache Information: Simply put, this page provides information concerning childrens' headaches.
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  9. Brain Injury Resource Center: This is a collection of services & resources that reflect the best practices in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Medical Issues / Genetic Disorders (Back to Links)

  1. National Organization for Rare Disorders: The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
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  3. Pediatric Neurology: Tics and Tourette's: This is a section of the Pediatric Neurology site that has a great collection of information on the nature of tics and Tourette's Syndrome.
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  5. Specific Diagnoses Card Catalog: This is one of the most interestingly organized collections of information set up like an alphabetical card-catalog to help you find information on specific disabilities.
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  7. FRAXA Research Foundation: FRAXA is a nonprofit organization run by parents. Our mission: to find treatments and a cure for Fragile X by funding the most promising research.

Mood / Emotional Disorders

Anixety (Back to Links)

  1. Anxiety Disorders Association of America: The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in advocacy, education, training, and research for anxiety and stress-related disorders.
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  3. Sidran Institute: The SIdran Institute set itself up to fill in gaps in basic understanding in anxiety and service delivery, continuity of care, public policy, and sound research.
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  5. Selective Mutism Group: SMG, part of the Childhood Anxiety Network, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism (SM).

Depression (Back to Links)

  1. Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation improves the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.
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