NASP Reading - Promoting Reading Achievement
School psychologists play a critical role in the lives of children who are struggling to learn. With help from school psychologists like you, schools can reduce the number of students who lag behind grade level - and increase the number of successful readers.
A Free Toolkit for School Psychologists
You are welcome to download a toolkit for school psychologists created by Reading Rockets and NASP. The kit contains resources to help you get more involved in the development of comprehensive research-based reading programs in your school district; apply evidence-based strategies to your assessments of students with reading difficulties; help students become good readers; and keep more kids from unnecessarily entering special education.
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Also, check out additional materials specifically for school psychologists, including video modules from the toolkit.
Reading Rockets Toolkit for School Psychologists
(Barbara Bole Williams)
NASP Reading Resources
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)
NASP is one of 13 organizations that comprise the NJCLD. The mission of the NJCLD is to provide multiorganizational leadership and resources to benefit individuals with learning disabilities.
NJCLD Hosts Symposium on Adolescent Literacy and Students With Learning Disabilities.
Nearly 100 participants gathered on June 5, 2009 for the purpose of sharing timely information, cross-stakeholder collaboration, and dissemination of the NJCLD report on adolescent literacy. Presentations and panel discussions focused on research, practice, and systems change in the area of adolescent literacy. Visit the NJCLD's website at www.ldonline.org/njcld for the PowerPoint presentations, speaker bios, agenda, conference proceedings, and additional related resources.
Adolescent Literacy and Older Students With Learning Disabilities (2008).
This report describes the adolescent literacy problem, its consequences, and factors that contribute to it. It provides guiding principles for assessment, instruction, and professional development, concluding with recommendations for short term and future consideration. Read the executive summary of the report.
Spotlight on NASP's Partner Organizations
- AdLit.org offers resources to the parents and educators of struggling readers and writers in grades 4-12. The site includes research-based articles, instructional material for classroom teachers, an Ask the Experts feature, a blog by a librarian and children's book reviewer, tips for parents, book recommendations, exclusive interviews with top authors, and a free monthly e-newsletter.
- Colorín Colorado is a bilingual website designed for the parents and educators of English Language Learners. The website gives Spanish-speaking parents a wealth of information in their native language and gives teachers the information they need to be more effective in working with children for whom English is a second language.
- Get Ready to Read! offers skill-building early literacy activities, literacy environment checklists, online games and other resources, in addition to a free online version of the screening tool.
- LD OnLine provides information about learning disabilities and ADHD to over 200,000 people each month. The site features hundreds of articles, multimedia, first person essays and children’s writing and artwork. Monthly advice columns by noted experts, active forums, a comprehensive resource directory, and a Yellow Pages referral directory help parents, teachers, and people with learning disabilities decide what to do.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities’ Transitioning to Kindergarten: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators is a comprehensive resource for educators that includes tools and materials to help implement strategies to facilitate and enhance children's transition to kindergarten. The toolkit has been posted with permission from NCLD.
- Reading Rockets looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help them. The website includes an archive of articles, professional development webcasts, interviews with children's authors, a daily headline service, two blogs, and much more. The Reading Rockets project also encompasses programs produced for PBS, including A Tale of Two Schools and a series called Launching Young Readers.
U.S. Department of Education Resources