Below are several resources for categorized by topic. This list is not exhaustive and Dr. Drayer does not endorse any of the services or recommendations outlined within. Consumers should be diligent regarding the credentials and reputations before using any of the recommendations.


Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents, Ronald Rapee, Sue Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and AnnWignall

Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book, by Adolph Moser

Childhood Anxiety and Depression Association of American:

The Highly Sensitive Child, by Elaine Aron


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Taking Charge of ADHD, by Russell Barkley

The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents, by Colleen Alexander-Roberts

Driven to Distraction, by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems Into Strengths, by Lara Honos-Webb

Teenagers with ADD: A Parent’s Guide, by Chris Zeigler Dendy

ADHD: A Teenager’s Guide (for adolescents), by James Crist

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) information on ADHD:

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD):


Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Alan Rosenblatt, Paul Carbone, and Winnie Scherer (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Asperger’s/Autism Network:

Educating Children with Autism, produced by the National Research Council

Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide, by Michael D. Powers (Ed.)

The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding (information about social stories):


Behavioral Issues/Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Reward for Kids: Ready to use Charts and Activities for Positive Parenting, by Virginia Shiller

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Parents in Charge, by Dana Chidekel

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, by Ross Greene


Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide (resources for parents and caregivers):



Lonely, Sad, and Angry: How to Help Your Unhappy Child, by Barbara Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein

Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression, by Lisa Schab

Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens, by Mary Ellen Copeland

Healthy Children – Childhood Depression:

Kids Health – Understanding Depression:


Dyslexia or Language-based Learning Disability

Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz

Straight Talk About Reading, by Susan Hall, Louisa Moats, and Reid Lyon

Reading Comprehension Instruction: Issues and Strategies, by Katherine Maria

Parenting a Struggling Reader, by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic:

The Center for Dyslexia:

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity:


Dyspraxia “Developmental Coordination Disorder”

Dyspraxia Foundation:


Executive Functioning

Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice by Lynn Meltzer

The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond, by Donna Goldberg

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Thinking Organized: Helping Kids Get Organized for Home, School, and Play by Rhonda Gordon:


Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

LD Online:


Nonverbal Learning Disability

The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders, by Sue Thompson

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School, by Pamela Tanguay and Sue Thompson

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide, by Kathryn Stewart

Nonverbal Learning Disorder On The Web:


Special Education & Advocacy

Federation for Children with Special Needs:

Massachusetts Advocates for Children:


Tutors & Learning Specialists

Architects for Learning:

Beyond Booksmart:

Cognitive Connections:

Commonwealth Learning Center: