Links & Resources

Assessment

For anyone struggling with academic or behavioral challenges, assessment unlocks the mystery of how to effectively apply interventions. Neuropsychology is a comprehensive tool that identifies individual strengths and weaknesses. This resource is a great starting place for anyone with educational and/or behavioral challenges. Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California offers these services as a team of highly respected professionals in the area of Neuropsychology.

Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California (anhsocal.com)

For assessment and behavioral intervention, Cognigence OC is a trusted group with at least 15 years of experience in working with students with various disabilities and behavioral challenges. Assessment and consultation are available through this team of dynamic psychologists. 

Psychology | Cognigence (cognigenceoc.com)

Autism

Autism is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired communication, and restricted patterns of behavior according to the DSM-IV-TR.  Below are some links to sites that can offer education as well as support for those individuals and families impacted by autism.

Autism Society

Home - Autism Resources

ADHD

ADHD is defined as a Disruptive Behavior Disorder characterized by the presence of a set of chronic and impairing behavior patterns that display abnormal levels of inattention, hyperactivity, or their combination. Below is a link to the most notable organization that educates and offers support for those with ADHD.

CHADD - Improving the lives of people affected by ADHD

 

Child Development

Understanding what can be expected of an individual at different stages in life is essential to assist with intervention. These sites are good references to educate individuals in the area of child development.

Parent Resources, Tips, and Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Education.com | #1 Educational Site for Pre-K to 8th Grade

Child Development: MedlinePlus 

Educational Therapy

An educational therapist is a professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/ advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. To learn more about educational therapy, try the site below.  

AET : Association Of Educational Therapists - Home (aetonline.org) 

 

Financial Planning

What does financial planning have to do with learning disabilities and mental disorders? Everything. Thinking about the financial future of those with special needs is not the first thing that a parent might entertain. Consider visiting this web resource for questions and answers for the financial future of your special needs individual.

Special Needs – Live Mutual – MassMutual

 

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are as individual as the person. The process of getting assistance for those with learning disabilities can be complicated and lengthy. Referencing the sites below can clarify some of the difficulties encountered along the way.

LD OnLine | All About Learning Disabilities and ADHD

NCLD - National Center for Learning Disabilities

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

 

 Medical Websites

The following sites are useful for education in regards to varying disabilities and disorders.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Turning Discovery Into Health

MedicineNet - Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors

WebMD - Better information. Better health.

 

Parenting

Parenting is not for the weak and parents need all the resources they can get. Peruse these sites to answer questions and concerns to increase parenting knowledge and skills.

Parenting - Focus on the Family.

 Positive Parenting Tips | CDC

 Parent Coaching

Below are resources in South Orange County that can coach parents in the area of behavior intervention. Either service can be used as prevention or as intervention. Each training is brief, utilitarian and cost effective.

Home (progressiveinterventions.org)

Parent Project – Help for parents raising difficult children

 

Special Education Assistance and Law

Working through the labyrinth of special education can be daunting. This site is useful to help with uncovering special education law and processes.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

specialeducationattorneyatlaw.com

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