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Resources and Helpful Links

On this page you will find a variety of links and resources that we feel will be helpful to you. Mind Matters Clinic wants to help you with your issues. Give us a call today.

Please click on the following links to access a list of suggested books. Please note that the resources are separated by topic.

Children's Bibliography Adult Bibliography

General Websites for Information

About Pediatrics
Information and advice on a variety of topics - parenting information, medical information, and advice. www.teenadvice.about.com Website that you should preview, and, if you think the site would be valuable to your teen, show it to them. It includes a column that response to questions that are frequently asked by teens (FAQ's). It could be an excellent resource for your teen.

Today’s Parent
There's a link to the top 20 websites for kids. It includes yahooligans.com (a safe place for children to look for information) and ajkids(an ask jeeves questions site).

Kids Health
Kids can go there to learn about many topics - feelings, friends, health, and even recipes. There's a special section for teens.

Common Sense Media
Website that offers reviews of books, videos, apps, etc.

Teen Wirral
A website for teens that deals with many topics, some information for parents. This page is designed for mature teens only, and parents should preview the website before recommending it to their teen.

ADHD

Understood.org
Webpage for parents wanting to help their children with various learning problems


Games and Skill-builders
A list of some video games that will help your teen/tween build critical reasoning skills

Tips and Tricks
Some tips and tricks to help children with ADHD. See understood.org for more information

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Webpage for health care providers, as well as provides resources for parents and children with ADHD.

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
Website for Centre for ADHD Advocacy in Canada, provides tools and resources.

CHADD
National resource website for children and adults with ADHD

Experience Journal
Stories and experiences from families and children with ADHD.

Apps and Tools


Scoop It Top Educational Apps
Review of numerous Educational Apps (some are older)

My Homework App
My homework student planner for iPad/iPhone

iRewardChart
iRewardChart is an App that brings the traditional reward chart onto mobile device; customizable, interactive.

Learning Works for Kids
Learning Works for Kids webpage with over 100 Apps and games designed to improve working memory

Cogmed
Cogmed working memory training website

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba website, also has a list of resources

Anxiety Canada
General information site for Anxiety Information

Anxieties.com
Good website for children and parents of children who are shy and experience social anxiety.

Anxiety in Kids
Great article about anxiety in kids.

Anxiety BC
A website based in BC that provides helpful tools including videos and apps.

Mood Disorders of Manitoba

Stress Hacks
A local website for adolescents with various resources available, as well as "self-checks", and a map of services for adolescents in Manitoba.

Bro Talk
Teen talk hotline aimed at adolescent males.

MIRECC
A US Resource for how to talk to children about losing someone to suicide.

Some Apps and Websites for Mindfulness and Anxiety;
Mindful App
This app is a Meditation app for Children

Stop Breath Think
This is for adults, but some children enjoy it as well

Calm
A guided meditation website, also has an app.

Mindful.org
A website and magazine for Mindfulness Resources

What’s Up Mental Health App
A CBT app designed for those with anxiety and depression, provides coping strategies and tools

Well Beyond
A meditation app for kids that has several guided meditations

Guided Calming Meditation
A guided meditation for kids with butterflies


Smiling Mind
A website and app that provides various meditation apps for children

Autism & Social Skills

Social Thinking
Books and games that parents can read/play with their children to help them acquire stronger social skills. Great books for kids and teens as well.

About Learning Disabilities
For parents of and children with Learning Disabilities. Includes information on Learning Disabilities and addresses social and emotional issues encountered by children with Learning Disabilities. There's a section on helping children develop Social Skills.

Parenting Science
Describes activities that parents can do with their children to help build Social Skills. The activities have been developed based on research indicating the skills necessary for social relationships.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This website offers various details on the development of speech and language disorders in adults and children

My Aspergers Child
Website that has resources for parents of children with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism

Aspergers Handbook
Tips and tricks for helping parents of children with aspergers.

Apps & Tools


First Then Visual Schedule
Behavioural supports for caregivers of ASD individuals

Social Navigator App
Social Skills App with a guide and brain trainer app

Social Quest
An app used to enhance the understanding and use of language (words in conversation) in a variety of social situations.

Social Adventures
Teaches social skills and friendship by navigating through different relationship situations. Helps with social thinking/problem solving.

Emotionary by Me
Helps kids understand the "faces" of emotions. Uses different technique to explore why you are feeling that way.

Contra Costa County Office of Education
For teachers - there is a game for young children for facial expression recognition

Conversation Builder
Conversation Builder app for a variety of skill developments

Social Skills Autism App
A comprehensive list of available apps for Social Skills/ASD

Educational Websites for Parents & Students

Language Arts


Adrian Bruce
Shares educational resources, reading games, math games, problem solving puzzles and educational software.

Inspiration.com
For ages K-12, supports visual thinking techniques, enabling students to organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge and think critically. Includes graphic organizers, diagrams and more.

Ambleside Cumbria
Includes teaching tools, tests, games and much more. This is a Church of England School.

Reading Rockets
Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help children of all ages learn to read. Also a good writing resource.

Scholastic
An early reading program with robust vocabulary instruction for Grades K-3.

ReadWriteThink
Provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and writing.

Harcourt School Science Glossary
A glossary of scientific terms separated by grade level (Grades 1-6)

What Works Clearing House
Provides educators with the information they need for what different programs, practices and policies in education work.

Enchanted Learning
Valuable resource with many academic activities, including phonics, reading suggestions etc.)

ABC Ya
Great website for children from preKindergarten to Grade Five. This website provides a variety of fun activities and instruction to help your child learn the alphabet and to read more fluently. Graded reading materials can be listened to and read by your child at the same time. A variety of fun games will help make the reading experience interesting and educational.

Study Guides & Strategies
Website designed to provide tools for all sorts of study skills, including visual mapping, meditation, metacognitive skills, etc.

Surfnet Kids
Website with educational games, links to other sites, etc.

Starfall
Website with games and tools for teaching kids to learn to read.

Writing Skills


Inspiration.com
For ages K-12, supports visual thinking techniques, enabling students to organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge and think critically. Includes graphic organizers, diagrams and more.

Arcademic Skill Builders
Fun and free games for kids K-8, featuring education games, math games, and language arts games.

Education Oasis
An oasis of teaching resources and education information for educators. Includes graphic organizers, lesson plans, book reviews, sites for students etc.

Fun Brain
Online educational games for kids of all ages. Includes math games, reading games, and much more.

Best Typing Software for Kids
Reviews and suggestions for programs to help kids learn how to type.

Math


Kahn Academy
Has an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments available to students and parents alike. Videos are on all topics (K-12 Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics etc) and are generally put into digestible chunks (ie. 10 minutes each).

Arcademic Skill Builders
Fun and free games for kids K-8, featuring education games, math games, and language arts games.

ABC Ya
Great website for children from pre-Kindergarten to Grade Five. This website provides a variety of fun activities and instruction to help your child learn the alphabet and to read more fluently. Graded reading materials can be listened to and read by your child at the same time. A variety of fun games will help make the reading experience interesting and educational.

Apps


Zones of Regulation
An app designed to work on Zones of Regulation.

Summer Learning Apps
Watch this video to get a great summary of different apps to use for your kids during the summer months to maintain school learning.

Learning Disabilities Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba
Associated with Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

National Centre for Learning Disabilities
National Centre for Learning Disabilities general website

Overview of Learning Disabilities
Overview of Learning Disabilities (National Center for Learning Disabilities; NCLD in the U.S.)

Overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Working Memory Learning Disabilities
Article discussing Working Memory Learning Disabilities

Misunderstood Minds
A companion site to the PBS special on learning disabilities and differences. Explore stories and find resources for parents.


Disability in Kid Lit

Electronic Tools & Apps


Tech Finder
Search tool to find new resources

Learning Works for Kids
Learning Works for Kids is a vast website that allows you to search for games and Apps by skill and learning challenge

Apps for Special Needs Children
Webpage with Apps for children with special needs

iEarnedThat
Rewards plans with 3-D graphics

Inov8 

Website with numerous Apple Apps for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Scoop It Education Apps
Review of numerous Educational Apps (some are older)

My Homework App
My homework student planner for iPad/iPhone

iRewardChart
is an App that brings the traditional reward chart onto mobile device; customizable, interactive.

Learning Works Apps
Learning Works for Kids webpage with over 100 Apps and games designed to improve working memory

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia Resources

Overview of Dyslexia

Overview of Dyscalculia

Overview of Dysgraphia

Dyscalculia in Parents Canada
Article in “Parents Canada” with some helpful description of math disability and some good links


Dyslexia Champions
A local website with resources for Winnipeg

Type to Learn
Great resource for learning to type for children with dyslexia.

Electronic Tools & Apps


Dyscalculia.org
Website contains many links to apps/online programs/books/clinician’s guides/library websites (e.g., National Library of Virtual Manipulatives)

Math Skill Apps
webpage containing numerous apps to improve math skills

Wright’s Law
Website with free and for purchase programs (including CDs)

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Family Education Website
Family Education Website with helpful description of symptoms and a discussion blog for topics of interest

E-Mental Health
Canadian website provides helpful information about CAPD including classroom strategies

Electronic Tools & Apps


Auditory Processing Studio
Auditory Processing Studio is an iPad App for adults and children ages 7 and up

Auditory Workout
Auditory “workout” app Sensory & Visual Integration/Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Symptom Checklist
Symptoms Checklist for Sensory Integration/Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder WebMD
A Web MD article that describes SPD

SPD Foundation
SPD Foundation is an exhaustive website, including a substantial library of research related to SPD and its treatment

OT’s with Apps & Technology
Webpage with several Apps to aid self-regulation in children with SPD or Autistic Spectrum Disorder

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