Architects for Learning is dedicated to promoting 21st century literacy skills through the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Instructors at The Summit School are trained in EmPOWER™, an instructional method for teaching expository writing.
Center for Parent Information and Resources formerly known as National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) funded by The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
LD Online is a website for accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
Learning Ally is a national nonprofit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities and their families.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. NCTM has a helpful Family Resources page.
National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Dyslexia Information Page
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has achieved an array of scientific advances in its pursuit to enhance lives throughout all stages of human development, improving the health of children, adults, families, communities, and populations. Research supported and conducted by the NICHD has helped to explain the unique health needs of many, and has brought about novel and effective ways to fulfill them. Selected NICHD publications:
Reading Rockets offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.
Association of Independent Schools in Maryland and Washington, DC (AIMS) serves independent schools by providing outstanding professional development, accreditation services, public advocacy, and networking opportunities. The Summit School is AIMS accredited.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span. CLD accomplishes this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with learning disabilities.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. IDA believes that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) advocates for individuals with learning disabilities. It has over 100 state and local affiliates and members from countries around the world.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF), is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties; to disseminate new findings and evidence based reading approaches to researchers, practitioners and families; to prevent the economic and psychological suffering caused by reading failure, and to unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may personally succeed and contribute fully to society.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the US Office of Education, provides rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly.
Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs (LD Hubs) aim to address the causes, symptoms, and treatments of learning disabilities that impact reading, writing, and mathematics. The Hubs focus on understudied research topics and on projects that study those diagnosed with and at-risk for these disabilities. Projects also include mentorship of researchers who are in the early stages of their careers with a particular focus on enhancing involvement of under-represented groups in scientific careers.
Learning Disabilities Research Centers (LDRC) Consortium was established in 1989 as a primary means for developingknowledge on the causes, origins, and developmental course of learning disabilities. Projects studied by the Consortium address learning disabilities that affect reading and writing, including basic reading skills, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and written expression.
The Meadows Center: Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties is committed to the understanding of mathematics learning disabilities and difficulties and to the validation of evidence-based assessments and interventions to prevent and remediate learning problems.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) improves the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.
Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) promotes the scientific study of reading and disseminates information about reading and related areas such as language and literacy.