For Students and Parents

The FDLRS/UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Training Program is one of six regional Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Multidisciplinary Services Centers funded by the State of Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) that serve children and youth with complex learning, behavioral, medical, and socio-emotional problems, their parents, teachers, and schools.


The links below are provided as a service to students, families, and schools. FDLRS/UF MDTP is not responsible for the content of any linked sites or any link contained in a linked site. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by FDLRS/UF MDTP.

Academic Mindsets for Learner Success

Attendance  – school absences are linked to academic trouble

  • Bringing Attendance Home: Parent Video
    “In this resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don’t add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school and highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.”
  • Attendance Works

Bright Expectations

  • “Bright Expectations (BE) is Florida’s site dedicated to helping our residents with unique abilities find the support, resources, and inspiration they and their families need to break barriers, defy lowered expectations, and achieve the brightest futures they can imagine.”

Bullying Prevention

  • Bully Free World
    Resources include a specially designed toolkit for parents, teachers and students dealing with bullying and children with special needs.
  • National Bullying Prevention Center
  • Stop Bullying Now!
    “You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you’ll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!

Disability Awareness

Educational Games & Web-based Learning

Literacy & Reading

  • http://www.wordworld.com/ – Word World
  • PBS Kids – Literacy Tips Tips for parents on teaching children to read through fun and engaging activities.
  • PBS Kids (Ages 2-7) PBS characters guide your child through read along stories, music, and other activities.
  • Read Write Think Student Interactives and Classroom Resources

Mathematics &Science

  • Algebra Nation
    “Algebra Nation is a highly effective, dynamic online resource that includes video tutorials, an interactive discussion wall, and a practice tool. Florida’s students can prepare for the Algebra End-of-Course exam using the web, Facebook, and mobile apps.”
  • Figure This!
    This site includes resources for parents. The material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
    Resource from the US DOE – This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Science
    Resource from the US DOE – This booklet provides parents of children ages 3 through 10 with information, tools and activities they can use in the home and community to help their child develop an interest in the sciences and learn about the world around them.
  • Illuminations Resources for Teaching Math – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
  • Mixing in Math (MiM)
    This site includes a “bank of resources that add math to out-of-school time for ages 5-12” to build children’s skills in: geometry, counting, measurement, arithmetic, estimation, time, data, money, patterns, and algebra. This material is based on work funded in part and supported by the National Science Foundation(NSF).
  • PhET Interactive Simulations – “fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations”
  • Math.com This site includes free math lessons and homework help
  • Math Playground Math and logic games – 1st through 6th grades
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy-Educational Resources
  • The Flame Challenge

Education Programs for Children & Youth in Northcentral Florida

Health and Development

Mental Health

Sleep & Sleep Disorders

Helping Your Child

Homework Help

IEP & 504 Plan

Involvement in My Child’s Education

Learning Disabilities (LD)

On-Line Libraries

  • Florida Electronic Library
    Portal to digital collections about Florida for students, research scholars and consumers.
  • Lit2Go
    Lit2GO – a free online collection of stories and poems in audiobook format.
  • The Library of Congress – Explore New Worlds, Read
    “The Library of Congress and the Advertising Council have launched a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage children and adults to become engaged in reading and all other forms of literacy. Follow the link to their Digital Collections: www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
  • We Give Books
    “We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply by reading online.”
  • Florida Library Youth Program
    The Florida Library Youth Program mission is to provide information and resources to youth services staff to promote services for children,families, tweens, and teens in public libraries.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
  • International Children’s Digital Library
    International Children’s Digital Library promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.

Parenting and Parent Resources

  • Adventures in Parenting: How responding, preventing, monitoring, mentoring, and modeling can help you be a successful parent. Information for parents from the National Institures of Health.
  • Bright Beginnings
    The Florida DOE’s site includes resources and strategies designed to help parents get involved in their child’s education.
  • Center for Effective Parenting
    Information for parents from the Center for Effective Parenting.
  • Child Development & Parenting
    Information for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Self-Determination

  • Department of Education (Florida DOE)
    The Florida DOE’s site includes resources for students in middle and high school, and includes information about course requirements and options for financial aid for students pursuing postsecondary education.
  • Department of Education (U.S. DOE)
    Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Provides homework aids, tips for preparation for the future, and more.
  • Student Involvement in the IEP
    The Virginia Department of Education’s Self-Determination Project
  • Parent Technical Assistance Center
    The Parent Technical Assistance Center Network – “Improving outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.”

School & Home Safety

Summer

Transition

Video Games and Internet Safety

What Parents Need to Know