Educational Resources


A Selected Bibliography of Recommended Books for Parents

  • A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine (different learning styles)
  • Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner
  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
  • Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan Hall & Louisa Moats
  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia by Abigail Marshall
  • Mosaic of Thought by Ellin Keene (reading comprehension strategies)
  • Reading Without Nonsense by Frank Smith (reading instruction)
  • Why Johnny Can’t Concentrate by Robert Moss, M.D. (ADD/ADHD)
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD by Edward Hallowell
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelson
  • Your Child’s Self Esteem by Dorothy Briggs
  • The Child with Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan, MD 
  • The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg 
  • Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
  • When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder by Teri James Bellis


Education Acronyms & Glossary of Terms

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act 

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

APA - Alternate Proficiency Assessments

BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan

CCCS - Core Curriculum Content Standards

CSPD - Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

CST - Child Study Team

DDD - Division of Developmental Disabilities

DEC - Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

ESY - Extended School Year

FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

HSPA - High School Proficiency Assessment 

IAES – Interim Alternative Educational Setting

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IFSP - Individual Family Service Plan

LD - Learning Disability

LEA - Local Education Agency

LEP - Limited English Proficient

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

MD – Manifestation Determination

NICHCY/NICCHY - National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps

N.J.A.C. - New Jersey Administrative Code

NJDOE - New Jersey Department of Education

N.J.S.A. - New Jersey Statutes Annotated OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs

OT - Occupational Therapy

P&A - Protection and Advocacy

PT - Physical Therapy

SAT - Standardized Achievement Test

SE - Supported Employment

SEA - State Education Agency

SPED, SPECED - Special Education

STC - School-to-Career

STW - School-to-Work

UAP - University Affiliated Program

USDOE - United States Department of Education