STM PALS: Parent-Recommended Resources

Initial Guidance, Before Diagnosis:

  • Educate yourself – to recognize signs and symptoms of learning differences.
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher and a Learning Specialist – to fully understand your child’s observed behavior and performance in the classroom and at school.
  • Check with your public school district – to determine if your family is eligible to take advantage of any special education resources and learn procedures for obtaining that support.
  • Seek professional evaluations – to rule out physical impairments (such as a vision or hearing problem), identify whether or not a learning difference exists, and begin to formulate an appropriate action plan for home and at school.

We Found These Helpful, After Diagnosis!


  • “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” – by Daniel J. Siegel MD
  • “Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time)” – by Margaret Rooke
  • “Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention,
    Minimizes Hyperactivity, and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects” – by James Greenblatt M.D. and Bill Gottlieb CHC
  • “The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and It’s Amazing People” – by Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth
  • “The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties” – by James Forgan Ph.D. and Mary Anne Richey
  • “Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters” – by Aidan Colvin
  • “The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives” – by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
  • “Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties: The Ultimate Guide for Kids” – by Janet Price
    and Jennifer Engel Fisher
  • “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication” – by Judith Warner


  • “ADDitude: Strategies anti Support for ADHD & LD” – published by New Hope Media LLC