Guides & Booklets

These informational booklets available online or for download. Some are also available free as printed copies from the publisher and many are also available in Spanish. New in this section! View the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council’s “An Action Guide for ADHD: Next Steps for Patients, Clinicians, and Insurers,” August 2012

An Action Guide for ADHD: A Next Steps for Patients, Clinicians, aAn Action Guide for ADHD: Next Steps for Patients, Clinicians, and Insurers

Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. August 2012. This Action Guide is based on the results of a public review process of treatment options for ADHD. The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC), an independent body made up of patient/public representatives and clinicians, recently reviewed data on ADHD and voted on the evidence on treatments for preschoolers, as well as the long-term outcomes for children over the age of 6.

know-and-doNCLB and IDEA: What Parents of Students with Disabilities Need to Know and Do

August 2006, by Candace Cortiella for the National Center on Educational Outcomes.

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606_parents-guide-to-RTI_NCLD-2006_100x127A Parent’s Guide to Response-to-Intervention (RTI)

2006, by Candace Cortiella for the National Center on Educational Outcomes. The “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” (IDEA) includes a new provision that allows states and school districts to use high quality, research-based instruction in general and special education to provide services and interventions to students who struggle with learning and may be at risk or suspected of having learning disabilities. NCLD has written this guide to provide an overview of the RTI process, describe how it is implemented in schools and offer questions that parents can ask.

id-educational-practices-rigorous-evidenceIdentifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide

Guide seeks to provide educational practitioners with user-friendly tools to distinguish practices supported by rigorous evidence from those that are not.

id-treating-adhdIdentifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School And Home

This resource guide designed for families and educators provides information on how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is identified and treated. The resource includes sections on legal requirements, treatment options and helpful hints on how to improve the quality of life at home and at school, for a child identified with ADHD.

teaching-our-youngestTeaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child Care and Family Providers

This booklet draws from scientifically based research about what can be done to help children to develop their language abilities, increase their knowledge, become familiar with books and other printed materials, learn letters and sounds, recognize numbers and learn to count.

tools-for-student-successTools for Student Success

Selected Publications for Parents and Teachers from the U.S. Department of Educations website or in print form from EDPubs, the Department of Education’s publications distribution center. Most are available in English and Spanish.

Charting the CourseCharting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Disabilities

The ED Pubs web site is intended to help you identify and order U.S. Department of Education products. All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the U.S. Department of Education. Pubs offers more than 6,000 titles. Items include: brochures, CD–ROMs, grant applications, newsletters, posters, research reports, videotapes and financial aid products.