Reading Disability/Dyslexia

  • Hall, S. J. and Moats, L. C., Straight talk about reading: How parents can make a difference during the early years.
  • Shaywitz, S. E., Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.

Mood Disorders

  • Fristad, M. A. and Goldberg Arnold, J. S., Raising a moody child: How to cope with depression and bipolar disorder.
  • The bipolar child: The definitive and reassuring guide to childhood’s most misunderstood disorder.


  • Chansky, T. E., Freeing your child from anxiety: Powerful, practical solutions to overcome your child’s fears, worries, and phobias.
  • Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents.


  • Wilens, T. E., Straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids.

Basic Parenting

  • Clark, L. and Robb, J., Help for parents.
  • Parenting the strong willed child: The clinically proven five-week program for parents of two- to six-year-olds.
  • Raising an emotionally intelligent child.
  • Greene, R. W., The explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children.

Intellectual Disability

  • Janney, R. and Snell, M. E., Modifying schoolwork: Teacher’s guide to inclusive practices.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Organization for Autism Research has very good downloadable pdfs here (

  • A Parent’s Guide to Autism Research
  • An Educator’s Guide to Autism
  • An Educator’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
  • A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Children with Autism

  • Attwood, T., Asperger’s syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals.
  • Steps to independence: A skills training guide for parents and teachers.
  • Unwritten rules of social relationships.
  • Relationship development intervention with young children: Social and emotional development activities for Asperger’s syndrome, autism, PDD and NLD.
  • A parent’s guide to autism: Answers to the most common questions.
  • Visual strategies for improving communication.
  • Behavioral intervention for young children with autism.
  • Autism: Understanding the disorder.
  • Education children with autism.
  • The world of the autistic child.
  • Teaching playskills to children with autistic spectrum disorder.
  • A mind apart. 

Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Klin, A., Volkmar, F. R., and Sparrow, S. S., Asperger syndrome.
  • Look me in the eye: My life with Asperger’s.
  • Willey, L. H., Pretending to be normal: Living with Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Our journey through high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Higher functioning adolescents and young adults with autism: A teacher’s guide.
  • Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome: A guide for practitioners and carers.
  • A parent’s guide to Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.
  • Asperger syndrome and adolescence: practical solutions for school success.
  • Asperger syndrome and difficult moments. 

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
  • American Academy of Pediatrics,
  • American Psychological Association,
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
  • Association for Psychological Science,
  • Society for Research in Child Development,

Nonprofits for Specific Disorders

  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment,
  • Autism Speaks,
  • Children and Adults with ADHD,
  • International Dyslexia Association,

Empirical Evaluation of Treatments

  • The Cochrane Collaboration,
  • Quackwatch,
  • TRIP Database for Evidence Based Medicine,