Literacy Education Librarian: Ladka Khailova
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- LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
- The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - The Library of Congress administers a free library program that circulates Braille and recorded materials to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating regional and subregional (local) libraries. Reading materials and playback machines are sent to borrowers and returned to libraries by postage-free mail.
- American Council of the Blind - Founded in 1961, the Council is America's leading membership organization of blind and visually-impaired people. The site includes all issues of the publication The Braille Forum from 1990 to date, and "Washington Connection" which provides updates on legislative action relevant to the populations served by the Council.
- Autism Research Institute (ARI)
- Autism Society of America
- Autism Speaks
- Illinois Reading Council (IRC)
- International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement - Taking "the world as an educational laboratory" the IEA provides comparative educational research and has done so since the late 1950s. Topics of continuing interest are mathematics and science education, reading literacy, and computer applications.
- LDA: Learning Disabilities Association of America - This organization is devoted to defining and finding solutions to the broad spectrum of learning problems and issues, such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, transitional concerns, and testing.
- National Commission on Writing
- National Federation of the Blind - The largest American organization of blind persons, founded in 1940. Its goals are to help the blind achieve self-confidence and to serve as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind community. This page profiles numerous publications and services offered by the Federation, notably the International Braille and Technology Center.
- National Reading Conference (NRC)
- Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - A national nonprofit organization, this site is a comprehensive source of material and equipment designed to support the education and professional goals of individuals unable to read standard printed text.
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
- The Listen Up Web - A resource to parents, teachers, and speech pathologists, this site contains a comprehensive series of links for auditory, speech, language, deaf, and vestibular disorders.
- The National Autistic Society - This British organization, founded in 1962 to educate the public on autism and provide specialist services for this population, works with fifty affiliated local societies through its branches. The site offers updates on recent measures being considered by Parliament, a file of news releases, a review of autistic spectrum disorders, separate sections of information for families (parents, siblings, and caregivers) and professionals involved in direct care. None of the publications and resources listed by the Society are available in electronic form.
- The Young Storytellers Foundation
Associations and Societies
- Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER)
- College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)
- International Reading Association - Created in 1956 by the merger of two other organizations, this worldwide body "seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction." This is done through the study of reading processes and teaching techniques and the dissemination of research. Reading teachers will find the selections on advocacy and international projects particularly valuable.
- National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
- National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
- National Council of Teachers of English - The world's largest subject field of the educational association, devoted to improving the teaching of English and the language arts at all levels of education. "Teaching Ideas and Topics" will be an excellent place to begin curriculum and lesson planning.
- Committee on Education and Labor - This committee of the House of Representatives was established on January 7, 1997, the latest incarnation of a body first created in 1867. Users will find the sections covering "hot topics" and "status of legislation" most helpful.
- Illinois State Board of Education - A diverse page tracking the activity of the Board and offering a series of links in ten topical areas ranging from communication and accountability through policy planning and management. Service offered by the regional offices are among the profiles offered.
- African American English
- Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - A classified list of Internet sites "found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teachers' professional growth." Updates are made daily.
- Language Policy Website - Maintained by an independent writer with a background in education, this site covers the politics of language in the U.S., efforts to save endangered languages, and bilingual education.
- Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning - The contents of this site link Internet resources (chiefly lesson plans, curriculum resources and activities) with corresponding subject area content standards.
- Results that Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform
- To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence