National Association of School Psychologists www.nasponline.org, has a variety of resource materials and helpful factsheets for parents. Also see the NASP's Position Statement on Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education - www.nasdse.org, see the document: Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation
National Center for Learning Disabilities - https://www.ncld.org, provides essential information, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) - www.ldonline.org/njcld, is comprised of organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.
The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring - www.studentprogress.org, provides information and technical assistance to implement progress monitoring techniques.
DIBELS - The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short fluency measures used to monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.
Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) - established a review process to analyze reading curricula and materials; website has reports about reading programs.
National Reading Panel - The National Reading Panel published their findings on research based reading in two reports and a video, "Teaching Children to Read." They also identified effective instructional strategies for teaching students with reading difficulties.
Reading Rockets - a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
On October 28, 2007, Jim Wright presented two back-to-back workshops at the Fall Conference of the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP). His workshop topics were RTI: Strategies for Working With 'Emotionally Unpredictable' & Defiant Kids (Session 1) and An Introduction to RTI Intervention Planning Teams (Session 2).
Follow this link to find selected resources from these training sessions.