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These psychologist-recommended resources can serve as a guiding point for accessing information regarding multiple mental health topics. We encourage you to reach out to organizations such as the ones listed here for advice, rather than third-party blog websites that may not be as helpful or accurate. Please contact us with any questions or further help!

Self-Improvement, Success, and Positive Psychology

The Practice Institute - This website offers a wealth of information for both practitioners and clients regarding mental health issues, interviews with the experts, resources, networking and social connectivity, and much more.  Though the information is geared toward those in the mental health field, The Practice Institute's information on building and maintaining a business would be helpful to those in any field. Overall a phenomenal resource for quality mental health and business entrepreneurial information.  

Nightingale Conant - Information and products that promote personal achievement, success, and happiness. Free downloads available in addition to items for purchase.   

Authentic Happiness - Information on research and initiatives in positive psychology.

International Positive Psychology Association - Promotes positive psychology research and application.

Deaf-Related Resources

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center - Information and support for deaf children and their families. Includes numerous educational resources and information about camps and activities, etc. 

Pepnet2 - Contains resources and one-on-one assistance regarding education, careers, and lifestyle choices for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Also has opportunities for training both in person and online.

Visual Language & Visual Learning / Science of Learning Center - Presents current and ongoing research aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the biological, cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence the acquisition of language and knowledge through the visual modality.

Education and Parent Resources

Creative Therapy Store (CTS) - Games, books, and resources for parents and children. Topics include discipline, Asperger's, ADHD, Feelings, and more.

K12 Academics - Resource Database for Educational and Medical practitioners

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - Includes information about learning disorders as well as links to become involved in state legislation, events, and conferences for families and educators.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) - Provides practical advice, resources, and community links for parents who have children with learning disorders.

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER) - Provides a directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities.  

Educational Connections, Inc. - Offers individually tailored tutoring and educational coaching services to students of all ages (kindergarten - college).  Study skills and test prep services available as well.

Oasis@Mapp (Aspergersyndrome.org) - Offers a wealth of information, support, and resources for individuals and families with Asperger's disorder.

Dyslexia Simulation
- This simulation demonstrates some common symptoms of dyslexia. You are given 60 seconds to read a paragraph aloud. The letters in this paragraph are reversed, inverted, transposed, and spelling is inconsistent. There will be two questions to answer at the end of the 60 seconds, so you must decipher the words as best as you can.

College Resource for Students with Disabilities- Gives information about various collegiate programs for students with learning and physical disabilities.

Empowering Parents - Offers information and tips from therapists and experts for families who are struggling with substance abuse issues. 

General Mental Health and Community Resources

BehaveNet -  Includes diagnostic criteria for every mental disorder in addition to lists of providers, associations, support groups, and community resources.

American Psychological Association (APA) - Provides information on various mental health disorders ranging from ADHD to depression to schizophrenia. Also includes current research, news, and information about educational programs and other resources.

American Psychiatric Association - Provides links and information on the latest diagnostic criteria for mental health disorders, current trends in medication, and research on psychiatric topics.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Includes information on mental health diagnoses, support for those facing mental health issues,  and treatment resources.

Psychological Testing - A guide to psychological assessment methods compiled by Dr. Jonathan Rich, Ph. D.  This site offers information on psychological assessment measures, methods, and resources for both the community and professionals.