The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory

By Sleeman, Susan L. | International Journal of Instructional Media, Winter 2008 | Go to article overview

The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory


Sleeman, Susan L., International Journal of Instructional Media


The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory, Fourteenth Edition 2008, Sedgwick Press 185 Millerton Road, PO Box 860, Millerton, NY 12546.

In light of the No Child Left Behind Act and the comprehensive national mainstreaming efforts, the new 2008 edition of The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is a valuable resource for parents, resource libraries, and educational professionals. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded providing easy-to-use cross-referenced resources and contact information. Containing 260 more entries than the last edition, the new 2008 directory's 7,100 listings with 21 major chapters and 100 subchapters provide such information as phone/fax numbers, national and state programs, associations, web sites, print and electronic media producers, workshops and conferences, as well as, learning and testing centers. The subject-specific chapters including descriptions provide a faster and more efficient means of obtaining critical information. Also included in this edition are three indexes categorized entry name index, geographic index, and subject index. A substantial glossary has been provided with definitions and abbreviations as well. All of these handy references enables parents and educators to make more informed decisions about establishing the most appropriate and least restrictive environment for a child's education.

The directory's online-database also enables a more proficient means of finding the right LD resource. The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory-Online Database includes references for assistive devices, books and periodicals, games, and specific subject matter. The online database contains specific names of centers and associations that can assist and support those with learning disabilities and assist them to access the latest technology. The networks and referral services not only disseminate information but also expand the learning opportunities for most individuals.

The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory certainly recognizes the diverse population of those with learning disabilities by offering such a wide range of resources and information on so many types of disabilities. …

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