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LD, ADHD & ASD Collection

About the Learning Disabilities, ADHD & ASD Research Collection

Since Landmark College first opened its doors in 1985, the Library has housed a growing collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual material emphasizing learning differences, with a focus on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and increasingly, autism spectrum disorders. 

The intended audience of these materials ranges from educators, physicians, and mental health practitioners, to parents, students, children, and the general public.

This extensive collection supports the faculty and staff of Landmark College in providing an exemplary educational experience for our students.  As part of the Landmark College curriculum, students use the collection to learn more about their learning profiles and the evolving field of ADHD, ASD (autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's), and other learning differences. 

Educators, researchers, and interested members of the public are welcome to visit, browse, and use this collection on-site.

Inquiries are welcome, and may be directed to the library director, Jennifer Lann (802-387-6764), jlann@landmark.edu.

These reference works include overviews of LD, ADHD, and ASD and provide good introductions to topics specific to these learning differences.

LD & ADHD reference shelves

(first floor, first bookcase of the LD, ADHD & ASD Research Collection)

The books and DVDs listed below are just a few of the resources we have on LD, ADHD, ASD and related subjects.

Books (& Author Websites)

(first floor, in the LD, ADHD & ASD Research Collection)

DVDs

(first floor, last bookcase of the LD, ADHD & ASD Research Collection)

Looking for more?

  • Search the Library Catalog to locate other books and videos. Ask us if you need help!
  • Browse the LD, ADHD & ASD Research Collection on the first floor of the Library.
  • Ask us for help in finding exactly what you need. (Chat, email, stop by or call 802.387.1648.)

Looking for journal, magazine or newspaper articles on learning differences? 
Here are some databases and search tips to try.

Academic Search Premier

  • Use this database for advanced research requiring academic journal articles.
  • Use "quotation marks" to search for "attention deficit" as a phrase. This phrase will find most articles about ADHD, whether the article calls it "AD/HD," "ADD," "attention deficit disorders," "attention deficit/hyperacitivity disorder" and so forth.
  • This database includes the subject terms "Asperger's Disorder" and "Autism Spectrum Disorders."  (These terms will give you better results than "Asperger" or "ASD.")
  • Ask us for help!

ERIC: (Education Resources Information Center)

  • Use this education database for articles, books, conference proceedings, and other resources.
  • Use "quotation marks" to search for "attention deficit" as a phrase. This phrase will find most articles about ADHD, whether the article calls it "AD/HD," "ADD," "attention deficit disorders," "attention deficit/hyperacitivity disorder" and so forth.
  • ERIC uses the subject terms/"descriptors" of "Asperger syndrome" and "autism" instead of "Asperger's" or "ASD."
  • Not a Landmark College community member? Search this free version of ERIC instead.
  • Ask us for help!

General OneFile

  • Use this database to find articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers as well as podcasts.
  • Type either "learning disabilities" or "attention deficit" or "Asperger syndrome" or "autism" into the Subject Search Guide search box.
  • Use the Subdivisions and Related Subjects links to narrow your subject.
  • Ask us for help!

General

LD OnLine
"The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD" and "a national educational service of WETA-TV, the PBS station in Washington, D.C." Offers impressive depth and breadth on LD and ADHD topics, as well as links to other resources and a calendar of LD/ADHD conferences.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) resource site that is both readable and authoritative.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
A National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) resource site that is both readable and authoritative.

Organizations

ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:
Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorders in Children

ASHA is "the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally."

Asperger/Autism Network
AANE "works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives." Formerly the Asperger's Association of New England.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The mission of ADDA is to provide "information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them."

Autism Speaks
"Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families."

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
"Seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. We work to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the Autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!"

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
"CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families."

International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is "a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them."

Learning Disabilities Association
"LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. Today, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities." It has state, local, and international chapters.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
"NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities."

Understood
"Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving." Includes coverage of learning disabilites, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities.

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