Links to Related Sites

Integrated Learning Solutions provides these links to you as a starting point reference. All external links from this site are not necessarily endorsed by ILS. Although every intention is made to keep these links up to date, some links may have changed or become inactive.

Learning Differences and ADHD 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
http://www.chadd.org
This site primarily serves parents whose children and adolescents (aged preschool through high school) have learning differences. It contains a wealth of information on identifying and managing learning differences, and links to helpful resources.

Understood
https://www.understood.org/en
This is the NCLD (see below) site primarily designed for parents of children with learning and attentional challenges. It provides well-researched, practical information, access to expert advice, and a secure community for parents to share their experiences. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org
The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers in-depth information about learning disability diagnosis, intervention, and advocacy.

Learning Ally
https://www.learningally.org
Learning Ally is an online audiobook library for individuals all ages with documented learning disabilities. In addition, it provides an online community, as well as parent and educator resources.

International Dyslexia Association
https://www.dyslexiaida.org 
The International Dyslexia Association is an organization comprised of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families. It actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. The IDA supports interdisciplinary research on the causes and early identification of dyslexia and is committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge.

Homework Help Resource Links

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org 
Khan Academy offers practice exercises and instructional videos for math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

APlus Math
http://www.aplusmath.com
This site assists students in improving their math skills. Provides games, flashcards, homework help, etc.

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
Fun Brain offers math and verbal interactive games for younger students.

Higher Math Help
http://users.erols.com/bram
Higher Math Help provides an excellent resource for high school and college students seeking help in solving algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus problems.

Kid's Click
http://www.kidsclick.org
Maintained by the Colorado State Library, Kid's Click offers a guide to useful links containing information on a wide range of homework subjects and topics.

Shmoop.com
http://www.shmoop.com
Shmoop.com is an entertaining and thoughtful site designed to assist students in many areas including history, literature and poetry.

Medical Information Resource Links

Center for Drug Education and Research
http://www.fda.gov/cder
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is a branch of the Food and Drug Administration. This site offers information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, drug safety and side effects.

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.org
This U.S. Government-sponsored site serves as an index of health-related resources. It includes web sites, data bases and publications.

KidsHealth
http://http://www.kidshealth.org
KidsHealth provides health information about children from pre-birth through adolescence. This site, which is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, has separate areas for kids, teens and parents.It provides up-to-date, jargon-free health information.

MEDLINEplus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
This site, which is run by the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, contains information about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The information is presented in nontechnical language.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov
This site offers a multidisciplinary program of research and public information for child and family health issues.

Resources for Parents

Common Sense Media
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media lives of children and families. It provides trustworthy ratings and reviews of media and entertainment based on child development critera created by leading experts.

FamilyEducation
http://school.familyeducation.com
This site offers information about parenting and school issues.

Gessell Institute
http://www.gesellinstitute.org
The Gesell Institute of Human Development offers information geared to understanding how children grown and learn.

SafeKids
http://www.safekids.com
This site offers suggestions and tools to help parents make the internet and technology safer for their children to use.

College Resource Links

ACT Information
http://www.act.org
Learn about and/or register for the ACT.

California State University Information
http://www.csumentor.edu
Explore campuses; file your CSU application online.

California Student Aid Commission
http://www.csac.ca.gov
California Student Aid Commission – Information on Cal Grants. Assists in the search for state, federal, and institutional financial aid information for funding post-high school education.

Federal Student Aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Guide to applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Provides eligibility requirements and guidelines for those applying for federal student loans and aid.

Financial Aid Information
http://www.finaid.org
Reliable information about financial aid, estimating family contribution, scholarship scams.

NCAA Information
http://www.ncaa.org
Information for high school athletes regarding Division I, II, or II sports in college and NCAA Clearinghouse.

SAT Information
http://www.collegeboard.com
Learn about and/or register for the SAT.

Scholarship Information
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.smartscholar.com
Comprehensive list of private scholarships; scholarship search.

The College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com
Enter criteria for a college search, research colleges in the United States and beyond, find National College Fairs and Visual and Performing Arts College Fairs.

UC College Information
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrapp
Explore campuses; file your UC application online.

Virtual Campus Tours
http://www.campustours.com
Virtual college tours, web cams, interactive college maps, college videos, movies, and pictures.