Resources for Families
One of the best resources we have to fuel our research comes from the generous and visionary support of people like you – people who share our quest to improve the quality of learning for children. We are tremendously grateful for your interest in helping support our research. Donations of any size are welcome.
Learning Disabilities from brainLENS
List of resources related to Specific Learning Disability for parents and practitioners (updated June 2018). Includes advocacy, research and educational organizations and free screening resources.
Learning Disabilities from Parent Education Network
Paid listing of programs and resources for learning and attention difficulties.
Assessment Services and Tutors
Parent resources compiled by the Charles Armstrong School. Inclusion on this list should not be interpreted as endorsement.
Searching for Research Studies to Participate
Bay Area CHILD Research Center: A registry of research studies that families can enroll their children in.
California Dyslexia Guidelines by the Special Education Division of the California Department of Education (CDE)
California Dyslexia Guidelines, written in response to the passage of the Assembly Bill 1369. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents in identifying, assessing, and supporting students with dyslexia.
General Resources on the Science of Learning
Child Development (Harvard University Center on the Developing Child)
A research and development platform for science-based innovation focusing on research that can significantly inform better life outcomes for children facing adversity.
Brain Facts (from the Dana Foundation)
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs. Their Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.
Brain Facts (from brainfacts.org)
BrainFacts.org makes new scientific discoveries about the brain accessible to the public and provides background information on neuroscience, brain development and cognition.
Creativity from the Center for Childhood Creativity
This white paper focuses on reviewing research that informs critical components of creativity in children, and how to foster an environment that allows these components to blossom.
School Readiness from the Center for Childhood Creativity
This position paper aims to surface the skills and conditions that matter most for a child’s success in school and life, and to guide educators and others (including families) in designing learning experiences and environments to support this development.
Selected Talks of Interest
Biology of Stealth Dyslexia
Talk Given April 2014 at the Dyslexic Advantage - UCSF Scientific Symposium
EdHack through Neuroscience: How is neuroscience cracking the code of learning and education?
Presented October 2015 at the Nueva Innovative Learning Conference
Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Resilience in Dyslexia
Presented December 2015 for Parent Education Network
Neuroscience of Dyslexia
Presented April 2016 for California Department of Education Dyslexia Work Group
Teachable Moments Talk: Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Resilience in Dyslexia
Talk Given September 2016 to the AIM Academy (Conshohocken, PA)
Dyslexia, Learning Differently, and Innovation: TEDxSausalito
Talk Given November 2016 at TEDxSausalito (Sausalito, CA)
UCSF Dyslexia Center
In this film, James Redford interviews Gavin Newsom for the UCSF Dyslexia Center.
Global URLI-UCSF brainLENS Partnership
Highlighted in the video the work of brainLENS in Pupua New Guinea with UniSkript, a transformative new writing system.
Resources on Research Study Participation
Location - Parnassus Campus
Location - Mission Bay Campus (MRI)
Preparing Your Child for a Brain Scan
This website provides videos for preparing your child for an MRI procedure as well as more information on the training and scan session.