Resources for Parents
Learning Consultants and Resource Teachers from Catholic schools within the Northeast Deanery have been meeting regularly as a Professional Learning Team.  One of their goals as experts in elementary education is to identify resources for all parents who are faced with various issues that often surface during the elementary school years.
 
Bookmark this page and refer back often for new links to current research and practical tips and tools for parents in areas such as kindergarten readiness, homework helps, gifted resources and learning difficulties.  We will also regularly feature videos that are available for online viewing.

Catholic Faith Resources

Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Laity and Family Life


Kindergarten Readiness

 
 
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers information representing, on average, the age by which most children speaking one language will be able to do certain things. The website provides a reference chart for what a child should be doing and activities to improve skills.
 
Excellent books for early readers: 

Early Readers Resources: 
 
Information about children's health, development and behaviorhttp://kidshealth.org/parent/
 
Articles and activities related to social and emotional development: http://brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/
 

Learning Disabilities

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc. 

ADHD

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD

Children & Adults with ADD (CHADD): http://www.chadd.org
 
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association: http://www.add.org
 
ADDitude Magazine for People with ADD:
 
ADDvance OnLine Resource for Women & Girls with ADD:
 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder link for the National Institute of Mental Health:
 
One ADD Place
 
Learning Disabilities Association of America -- The world's leading website on learning disabilities and AD/HD: http://www.ldanatl.org/
 
Comprehensive resource with information about AD/HD:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd/guide/

Special Education Resources

Archdiocese of St. Louis Department of Special Education: http://archstl.org/education/page/special-education-schools-and-centers

Special School District of St. Louis Countyhttp://ssdmo.org/


Gifted Education Resources

St. Louis Gifted Resource Council:

Homework Helps


 

Homework Hub

Math Helps:



Tips for Back to School!

www.schoolfamily.com/back2school

http://familyfun.go.com/back-to-school

Featured Videos

Our expert Learning Consultants will browse the huge library of online videos and regularly highlight those that would be most useful for parents.  Visit the Featured Videos page to learn more.

Health and Safety

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

SSM DePaul Health Center


Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Fire-Prevention-Preparedness-and-Recovery.17335.html#kids

Parents Central: From Car Seats to Car Keys - Keeping Kids Safe
http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm

Distracted Driving Prevention Toolkit - for Parents
https://www.kanetix.ca/distracted-driving-toolkit#parents

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