pages, Product Description, Steven C. Schachter, Sean Barron, Temple Grandin, The Out-of-Sync Child, Rud Turnbull, social behavior, Maria Shriver, children and parents, Barbara D. Bateman, Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant, child, social rules, Dr. Levine, Carol Gray, Stephen Covey, Special Education, Special Education Law, Sensory Processing Disorder, learning disabilities, Carol Kranowitz, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating student learning
(232 pages) By Richard A. Villa Product Description This second edition presents four approaches to co-teaching and includes updated references, teacher self-assessments, organizational tips, outlines, a glossary of terms, and descriptions of co-teaching roles. Ants in His Pants: Absurdities and Realities of special education
(125 pages) By Michael F. Giangreco Product Description With wit, humor, and profound one-liners, Michael Giangreco and Kevin Ruelle will transform your thinking as you take a "lighter" look at the often comical and occasionally harsh truth in the everchanging field of special education. "Ants in His Pants" sheds a whimsical, thought-provoking glimpse in the real-life situations frequently encountered by those within the special education system
. This extraordinary, carefully crafted collection of 110 cartoons will inspire and entertain while providing a scrupulous look into the absurdities and realities of virtually all areas of special education. Great tool for educators and staff developers! Asperger . . . Que Significa Para Mi?: Un Manual Dedicado A Ayudar A Ninos y Jovenes Con Asperger O Autismo de Alto Funcionamiento (Spanish Edition) (318 pages) By R. Wayne Gilpin Product Description This is a book that will never become irrelevant or "outdated." Every child who uses it also becomes its "co-author." Each chapter is divided in two parts: the first part - the "Workbook" - is for the child to complete, by writing or highlighting "What is True for Me" in lists of simple statements. The second part - "For Parents and Teachers" - contains helpful tips/information for the adult who guides him through the exercises. The book will provide insight into your child's mind, and make him/her more self-aware, learning what autism means in relation to crucial areas of his/her life: friendships, fears, abilities, and much more.
Barron's SAT Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (144 pages) By Dr. Toni Welkes Product Description This brand-new book was written primarily for parents and teachers of High School Students
who suffer from learning difficulties that stem from a variety of different causes. The author presents a strategic study program and test-taking plan specifically designed to help such students prepare for the SAT college entrance test. Separate chapters outline test-taking strategies for all three sections of the SAT: Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. The author also advises on how to apply each recommended strategy. Appendices cover lists of prefixes, suffixes, and roots for students to master as they bring their vocabulary up to SAT levels; plus a list of math terms and definitions to help them understand the SAT Math section's questions and answer them correctly. Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has special needs
(224 pages) By Kate Strohm Product Description When there's a disabled child in the family, how are normally developing siblings affected? According to Kate Strohm, a counselor and health educator, siblings of the disabled face particular emotional challenges that are often overlooked. Able siblings commonly struggle with feelings of isolation, grief, anger, and anxiety--and these and other emotional issues can have lifelong effects. Breaking Free of the Co-Dependency Trap (272 pages) By Janae B. Weinhold and Barry K. Weinhold Product Description This bestselling book, now in a revised edition, radically challenges the prevailing medical definition of co-dependency as a permanent, progressive, and incurable addiction. Rather, the authors identify it as the result of developmental traumas that interfered with the infant-parent bonding relationship during the first year of life.
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations (288 pages) By Judy Winter Product Description In Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs (out last month from Jossey Bass), awardwinning writer Judy Winter helps parents 'raise the bar of expectations' for their challenged children. Winter fought for a normal life for her son, Eric, before losing him to cerebral palsy. "The demands of special needs challenged me to the limits of human endurance and helped me realize my most heartfelt life dreams, too," she writes. From getting over the myth of the perfect baby, to dealing with staring, to maneuvering the school system, her wisdom is both practical and inspiring." Breakthroughs: How to Reach Students with Autism (243 pages) By Karen L. Sewell Product Description A hands-on, how-to program. This comprehensive teacher's manual covers math, reading, fine motor, self-help, vocational and social skills
, as well as providing numerous lesson plan reproducibles. Includes an exhaustive listing of essential resources for classroom setup, lessons and activities. Building a Joyful Life With Your Child Who Has Special Needs (208 pages) By Nancy J. Whiteman Product Description This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health
disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognizing how others can help your child. Chapters deal with key topics such as coping with a diagnosis, discussing support needs with a child's teachers and explaining a child's differences to their peers, and the authors stress the importance of parents building support systems for themselves and their children.
Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul; 102 Stories to Give Kids Courage, Hope, Laughter (352 pages) By Jack Canfield Product Description Today's kids face grave issues and harder decisions than ever before. Gang warfare, violence, drugs, alcohol, smoking, pregnancy, depression and suicide have found their way into middle and elementary schools
. Divorce splits apart families every day. These issues make kids feel as if they must understand and accept all the troubles of the world. Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know (224 pages) By Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi Product Description Does your child have trouble speaking or listening? This fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide explains what you can do to help. Have you noticed that your child has difficulty getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? If so, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi -who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than twenty years-has now revised and updated her highly effective guide to help you determine what's best for your child. Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parent's Guide (481 pages) By Elaine Geralis Product Description The future is brighter than ever for children with cerebral palsy -- the most common developmental disability among young people today. With advances in medicine, early intervention, and therapy, these children can maximize their potential and lead healthy, rewarding lives. But perhaps the most important influence of all comes from parents who provide constant support and encouragement. This is essential reading for all parents who want to learn about cerebral palsy and how it will affect their child and family.
Children With Visual Impairments: A Guide for Parents (380 pages) By M. Cay Holbrook Product Description This is the newly expanded and updated edition of the compassionate and practical guide for parents of children with visual impairment. Written by a team of professionals and parent-experts, the 2nd edition offers families up-to-date information and reassuring advice on everything from diagnosis to Educational Technology
, daily living to mobility, and emotional coping to literacy. Classrooms and Courtrooms: Facing Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools (152 pages) By Nan D. Stein Product Description This text brings together data on student-to-student sexual harassment in K-12 schools, summarizing legal cases, as well as the findings of major surveys. Both boys and girls talk about their experiences, explaining what happens when students turn to school authorities for help. Collaborative Teaming (Teachers' Guides to Inclusive Practices) (158 pages) By Martha E. Snell Product Description Collaborative teaming is the glue that holds an inclusive school together, but most teachers don't get the training they need to put this critical process to work.
Communicating Effectively for Dummies (384 pages) By Marty Brountstein Product Description Communicating Effectively for Dummies shows you how to get your point across at work and interact most productively with bosses and coworkers. Applying your knowledge and skill to your job is the easy part; working well with others is often the hard part. This helpful guide lets you maximize your personal interactions, even when resolving conflicts, dealing with customers, or giving difficult presentations. Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way (336 pages) By Barry K. Weinhold Product Description "Conflict Resolution" helps people recognize their residue of developmental trauma and teaches the psychological tools needed to resolve their conflicts in peaceful ways. This text presents a two-part vision for achieving this natural state of peace. The first part focuses on remediating developmental trauma, particularly that which appears in conflict situations. The second part is an optimal model for birthing and rearing children that focuses on the prevention of developmental trauma. Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome (208 pages) By Jason Kingsley Product Description Written by two young men with Down's Syndrome, this book will open eyes and touch the heart. The interview style is involving as the authors discuss their friendship, having Down's Syndrome, marriage, children, becoming independent, and their hopes and dreams for the future. They speak openly about how people have treated them differently because of their disorder and how they feel about it. The book is occasionally a challenge to read since the authors speak in unusual syntax.
Deciding What to Teach and How to Teach It: Connecting Students Through Curriculum and Instruction, Second Edition (48 pages) By Elizabeth Castagnera Product Description This book provides practical tips to ensure that all students participate and learn successfully in secondary general education classrooms. It leads the reader through a step-by-step process for accessing general curriculum, making accommodations and modifications, and providing appropriate supports. Planning grids and concrete strategies make this an essential tool for both secondary educators and families. Delicate Threads: Friendships Between Children with and Without Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (244 pages) By Debbie Staub Product Description Provides an insider's view of the social lives of children with and without disabilities. It combines the voices of children with critical information from developmental literature. Developing Talents: Careers For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome And High-functioning Autism (185 pages) By Temple Grandin Product Description This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration
programs that offer vocational assistance.
Dyspraxia: The Hidden Handicap (224 pages) By Dr. Amanda Kirby Product Description This informative and very practical book is intended to help parents and teachers equip children with dyspraxia, or developmental coordination disorder, with the strategies that will enable them to live as normal a life as possible with this hidden handicap. Examining the developmental path of the child through the early years at home, at nursery school, grade school, high school, and into adulthood, it offers special tips on how to encourage children with dyspraxia to improve their social skills and develop a strong self-esteem. Included is information about the causes and symptoms of dyspraxia, characteristics of the condition, diagnostic procedures, and a glossary of terms. Educating Children With Multiple Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach (544 pages) By Fred P. Orolove Product Description Provides proven strategies and guidance for educating students with severe and multiple disabilities in a variety of settings. For undergraduate and graduate students
. Eight Keys to a Better Me (44 pages) By William J.
Briggs Product Description Eight Keys to a Better Me lists and illustrates eight key traits which could influence children in their character development that will lead to a better self-image, to better relationships with others, and to a better life.
Enrique Habla Con las Manos (32 pages) By Benjamin Fudge Product Description Enrique is a special little boy, but his family cannot figure out why. Then a visit from a stranger opens up a world to Enrique, his mama and family that they have never known. The family is taken to a small neighboring village, where they discover for the first time other deaf children and sign language
. Given the opportunity to learn, Enrique receives the gift of language and with it the gift of hope. Esto es el Sindrome de Asperger (24 pages) Elisa Gagnon Product Description Mediante caprichosas caricaturas en blanco y negro, Esto es el SГndrome de Asperger hace conocer a los hermanos, compaГ±eros y otros niГ±os los problemas o desafГos que los niГ±os con sГndrome de Asperger afrontan en el hogar o la escuela. В"Este libro es un maravilloso recurso didГЎctico que puede utilizarse en la sala de clases. Ayuda a desarrollar una percepciГіn y comprensiГіn de los niГ±os con sГndrome de Asperger y sus compaГ±eros. Molly James, maestra de educaciГіn especial Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results (112 pages) By Stephen C. Lundin Product Description Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John C
hristensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace.
Five Universal Principles of Positive Behavior Support (110 pages) By Annemieke Golly Product Description Dr. Annemieke Golly has identified five universal principles for managing in-class behaviors for children with challenging behaviors: Being Respectful, Modeling Behaviors, Having Clear Expectations, Maintaining Routines and Dealing with Chronic Misbehaviors. She shows you how to implement them in the context of a schoolwide positive behavior support system. In addition, Dr. Golly looks at the two main areas of chronic misbehaviors, attention seeking and escape/avoidance behaviors and shows you how to identify and work with them. For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality (768 pages) By Matthew S. Moore Product Description Very informative book about deafness and Deaf Culture. Contains everything you ever wanted to know about deafness and much, much more. I purchased this book for a Deaf Culture class and will never part with it. I am studying to be an Interpreter for the Deaf and refer to this book often in all my ASL and Interpreting classes. #1 Book on deafness and Deaf Culture. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias (320 pages) By Tamar E. Chansky Product Description Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder?
Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents (368pages) By Tamar E. Chansky Product Description If you're a parent of one of the more than one million children in this country with obsessivecompulsive disorder, you know how confusing, even frightening, the symptoms of OCD can be. You're terrified of losing your child and angry about the havoc this disorder has wreaked in your family. More than anything, you want to be able to unlock the secrets of OCD, understand the cause of your child's bizarre symptoms, and help your child break free of these disruptive, relentless thoughts and actions. Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (224 pages) By Luke Jackson Product Description Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms (112 pages) By Patrick Schwarz Product Description From Disability to Possibility leads the way presenting the specific kinds of teaching, classroom practices, and support approaches that will make this new model of possibility a reality. Drawing on the stories of learners, both with and without disabilities, as well as families and teachers, Patrick Schwarz shows you not only why many current special education frameworks don't work, but also how they damage children, often for life.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide (311 pages) By Peter W.D. Wright Product Description Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child's disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child's file and devising a master plan for your child's special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs. Whether you are new to special education or an experienced advocate this book will provide a clear roadmap to effective advocacy for your child. You will use this book again and again. Guia completa de la dyslexia (187 pages) By Dre. Beve Hornsby Product Description Este libro esta escrito para familiares de dislexicos y educadores. La dislexia se define por lo general como la dificultad para aprender y escribir. Este problema se vuelve mas obvio durante las primeras etapas escolares. La autora combina su experiencia como psicologa, maestra y terapeuta del lenguaje, para ofrecer una ayuda especializada a los ninos con dislexia a traves de este excelente libro con el que ellos, sus familias y las escuelas, podran comprender y enfrentar con eficacia los problemas de dislexia. Guia de la Ley de Educacion Especial (261 pages) By Randy Chapman Descripciуn del producto Guia de la Ley de Educaciуn Especial es la traducciуn al espaсol de la Guнa diaria a la ley de educaciуn especial. Texto en espaсol e inglйs se incluyen en cada pбgina. Este libro es una herramienta fundamental para ayudar a los padres a obtener la mejor educaciуn posible para su hijo con discapacidad. Cubre la IDEA parte B, parte c y Secciуn 504. Este libro tambiйn es un excelente recurso para profesores y administradores de escuelas. Este manual da a padres coraje, credibilidad y respeto para efectivamente abogar por su hijo el derecho a una educaciуn inclusiva.
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Disorder: A Parent's Guide (237 pages) By Kathryn Stewart Product Description The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child's strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles, such as teaching the child how to socialize with humor and empathy, alternatives for learning to write, tips for organizing daily activities, multi-tasking, and more. How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up (Laugh And Learn) (72pages) By Trevor Romain Product Description Grade 3-6. Contrary to what children believe, homework is not meant to make them miserable. It is a serious business, however, and one of the great things about it is that "you get to do it at home." This and other homework homilies, along with strategies for getting tasks done, are presented in a humorous, lively format with black-and-white cartoon drawings. Designed to make kids laugh while recognizing the importance of school assignments, this is a great little paperback for parents and educators to share with those who think homework is the bane of childhood How To Get Services By Being Assertive (208 pages) By Charlotte Des Jardins Product Description Why do parents and professionals need a handbook called How to Get Services by Being Assertive? The answer is: Many parents are not receiving the services they are entitled to by law for their child; and, many professionals have been unable to obtain services their parent/consumer clients are legally entitled to. This handbook is written in direct response to the many parents and professionals who have expressed their feelings of frustration and impotence at their inability to get services.
How to Organize an Effective Parent/Advocacy Group and Move Bureaucracies (270 pages) By Charlotte Des Jardins Product Description There are many reasons for a parent/advocacy group. What they amount to is: to help you help your disabled child; to help you help yourself. Que pasa con los niсos con necesidades especiales en la educaciуn inicial?/ What Happens to Children with Special Needs in Early Education? (Que Pasa Con.?) (84 pages) By: Marta Mas Velez Product Description De que hablamos cuando hablamos de necesidades educativas especiales? De las necesidades de algunos o de las de todos? Discapacidad, integraciуn, educaciуn especial, diversidad... palabras y mбs palabras que se suman y no alcanzan a explicar la complejidad del tema. La colecciуn que pasa con...? Continъa con su espнritu originario de indagar aspectos educativos en debate y en construcciуn. Con este espнritu se acerca, esta vez, al complejo tema de la escuela y los niсos con necesidades educativas especiales. Es un acercamiento desde miradas complementarias que, lejos de buscar alguna verdad absoluta, intenta habar de lo que pasa y de lo que nos pasa. Paginas que brindan ideas y herramientas. Paginas con puntos de vista diferentes, pero con una ilusiуn comъn: una sociedad mбs justa, y una escuela mejor donde todos puedan encontrar su lugar. Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew (224 pages) By Stanley Klein Product Description Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment. While there are many books for parents on raising a child with a disability, this is the first to help them learn from people with disabilities, and to help children face the unique challenges and rewards of growing up with a disability.
Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair (32 pages) By Jamee Riggio Heelan Product Description Taylor describes his condition, aspects of his daily activities at home and at school, and his desire for independence. While he has been trained to use a walker, he prefers a wheelchair as it enables him to go faster and not tire as quickly. The book also includes some discussion of his physical-therapy sessions. At times, Taylor's frustrations come through, as when the illustrator shows him in his wheelchair facing a rather high set of stairs. However, in the end, the message is that he enjoys the same activities as his twin (and other children). In her mixed-media illustrations, Simmonds has superimposed photographs of the individuals' faces onto drawings, creating an interesting collage effect. Something's Not Right: One Family's Struggle with Learning Disabilities (184 pages) By Nancy Lelewar Product Description Fast-paced, compelling story about one mother's success getting good educations for her children despite their learning disabilities. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition (446pages) By Peter W.D. Wright Product Description Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource
for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.
Special Education: A Parent's Guide for Children's Success (253 pages) By Michael T. Bailey Product Description Over six million American families are involved in special education, and the numbers are growing. The complex web of laws, regulations, personalities and stresses, combined with anxiety over raising a child with a disability, have made special education advocacy an impenetrable maze to many parents. This book presents the complexities of the process in a simple-to-understand way and offers practical tips, checklists and strategies on how to make the system work to insure the educational success of all children. Special Siblings: Growing Up With Someone with a Disability (256 pages) By Mary McHugh Product Description McHugh's brother has both cerebral palsy and Mental Retardation
, a fact that has shaped every aspect of her life. In the course of writing this book, she spoke to siblings ranging in age from 6 to 76 years of age who expressed feelings that ran the gamut from compassion to resentment. She writes with painful honesty and includes information about research studies, interviews with experts, and the experiences and stories of many siblings. The book covers important topics such as coping with anger, embarrassment with new friends, and dealing with the long-term care of the disabled sibling. Take Him Home & Love Him: A Story of Autism & How to Cope with It (168 pages) By Mary Ann Puckett Product Description Take Him Home and Love Him is a heartwarming story of autism that addresses many of the obstacles that caregivers face when dealing with a person who has the disorder. The story is a narrative of a young man who was diagnosed with Early Infantile Autism. In the book, the parents share how they learned to advocate for their son, and interventions that helped improve his quality of life and that of the entire family. It is a hopeful book that also provides information on services operating in all 50 states that caregivers can access.
What Every Teacher Should Know About Teacher-Tested classroom management
Strategies (176 pages) By Blossom S. Nissman Product Description This guide presents over 100 teacher-tested classroom management strategies for K-12 classrooms, including addressing management problems such as: absenteeism, disruptive behavior, tardiness, lack of motivation, and short attention spans. Readers are presented with a classroom management problem, the teacher's concern, and workable options for solving each discipline problem. Additionally, classroom management problems are organized alphabetically for easy reference. Teaching the Tiger A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (282 pages) By Marilyn P. Dornbush Product Description Provides information to teachers and parents to aid in the teaching of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (384 pages) By Stephen R. Covey Product Description The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works.
The ABC's of Bullying Prevention: A Comprehensive Schoolwide Approach (115 pages) By Kenneth Shore Product Description The ABC's of Bullying Prevention takes an innovative approach for school personnel by presenting the necessary information, training and guidance needed for the various stakeholders of the school community: Administrators & Pupil Services Staff, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Parents. By partnering in a comprehensive school community-wide approach, each adult will be equipped with valuable strategies to accomplish the goals of bullying prevention. The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder (496 pages) By Demitri Papolos Product Description For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, Demitri and Janice Papolos's The Bipolar Child will be an indispensable reference guide. The material is presented clearly, with lots of helpful charts and lists to aid in receiving proper diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. All medical information is relayed with the aim of helping parents to ensure effective treatment for their children and includes journal-tracking formats to help caregivers provide accurate information to personal physicians. The Brainstorms: Epilepsy in Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living With Seizures (104 pages) By Steven C. Schachter Product Description This fascinating book presents accounts of seizures and epilepsy written by adult patients in their own words. These personal, heartfelt passages realistically detail the feelings experienced before, during, and after a wide variety of seizures. The book also contains statements by some of these patients about what life with epilepsy is like, including the fear of having a seizure, the social and occupational problems encountered, and the psychological impact of the stigma still prevalent in our culture.
The Brainstorms Companion: Epilepsy in Our View (134 pages) By Steven C. Schachter Product Description The Brainstorms Companion: Epilepsy in Our View helps these caregivers cope with the emotional trauma and understand exactly what is happening when they witness a seizure. The first section provides an overview of epilepsy from a medical perspective and examines the wide variety of seizure manifestations that people with epilepsy have. Then, friends, family members, and associates of people with epilepsy describe in their own words what they see and how they feel when witnessing a seizure. The next section is written by people with epilepsy, who examine what their lives are like. The last section, written by two nurse specialists in epilepsy, gives practical advice on how to live safely with epilepsy. The Brainstorms Family: Epilepsy on Our Terms: Stories by Children With Seizures and Their Parents (165 pages) By Steven C. Schachter Product Description This enlightening book presents the firsthand personal accounts of children with seizure disorders and their parents. In their own words, these children and parents vividly describe the experiences of handling the crisis of the initial seizure, adjusting to the diagnosis of epilepsy, coping with seizures, managing medications and side effects
, and dealing with health care providers
, teachers, schoolmates, siblings, and friends. These accounts provide realistic insights into the myriad issues encountered in living with childhood epilepsy. The Brainstorms Healer: Epilepsy in Our Experience (171 pages) By Steven C. Schachter and A. James Rowan Product Description Covers the emotions experienced by those who work with epilepsy patients and their families and the frustration of failing to control seizures. Addresses experiences of practitioners with seizures who come to understand first-hand the perspective of patients with epilepsy. For the patient and practitioner.
The Brainstorms Woman: Epilepsy in Our Lives (124 pages) By Steven C. Schachter, Kaarkuzhali B. Krishnamurthy, and Deborah T. Combs Cantrell Product Description Accounts from women on how epilepsy impacts the more intimate and important parts of their lives. Offers descriptions of how seizures may fluctuate with changes in female hormones, over the menstrual cycle, and at menopause. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome (397 pages) By Tony Attwood Product Description "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child (402 pages) By Lawrence Siegel Product Description Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents. Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education.
The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs (256 pages) By Denise Brodey Product Description In The Elephant in the Playroom, moms and dads from across the country write intimately and honestly about the joyful highs and disordered lows of raising children who are "not quite normal." Laying bare the emotional, medical, and social challenges they face, their stories address issues
ranging from if and when to medicate a child, to how to get a child who is overly sensitive to the texture of food to eat lunch. Eloquent and honest, the voices in this collection will provide solace and support for the millions of parents whose kids struggle with ADD, ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, Asperger's syndrome, and autism--as well as the many kids who fall between diagnoses. The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law - A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (152 pages) By Randy Chapman Product Description The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law features additional information from the IDEA regulations and court decisions including resolving disputes using the state education
Agency complaint process including obtaining compensatory services; timelines for dispute resolution and due process
hearings; burden of proof in due process hearings; what constitutes a pattern of removal of a student in the disciplinary process triggering the need to conduct a manifestation determination; and services for children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools. The Flight from Intimacy: Healing Your Relationship of Counterdependence - The Other Side of Co-dependency (276 pages) By Janae B. Weinhold, Ph.D. and Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D. Product Description The Flight from Intimacy shows readers how to recognize and cope with counter-dependent people. And if you recognize yourself in the description above, this book will help you learn how to change. It teaches readers how to use committed relationships to heal childhood wounds and provides proven ways to use conflicts as opportunities for creating intimate, partnership relationships.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 (Student Enrichment Series) (112 pages) By Rud Turnbull, Nancy Huerta, and Matthew Stowe Product Description Do your students need to learn the basics of the IDEA 2004 Amendment? This brief guide, written by the leading experts in special education law, outlines the history of IDEA; the major purposes of the 2004 Law; specific definitions to terms in the 2004 Amendment; and a discussion of IDEA's principles: IEPs, learning disabilities, transition, over-identification, early intervening services, and discipline. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 (What Every Teacher Should Know About) (112 pages) By Rud Turnbull, Nancy Huerta, and Matthew Stowe Product Description Do your students need to learn the basics of the IDEA 2004 Amendment? This brief guide, written by the leading experts in special education law, outlines the history of IDEA; the major purposes of the 2004 Law; specific definitions to terms in the 2004 Amendment; and a discussion of IDEA's principles: IEPs, learning disabilities, transition, over-identification, early intervening services, and discipline. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family (250 pages) By Dave Pelzer Product Description Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possessions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just beginning -- he has no place to call home. Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.
The Myth of Laziness (288 pages) By Mel Levine Product Description In The Myth of Laziness Dr. Levine shows how we can spot the neurodevelopmental dysfunctions that may cause "output failure," as he calls it, whether in school or in the workplace. Dr. Levine identifies seven forms of dysfunction that obstruct output. Drawing on his years of clinical experience he describes eight people -- children, adolescents, and adults -- he has worked with who exhibited one or another of these problems. He shows how identifying the problem can make all the difference, leading to a course of corrective action rather than to accusations of laziness and moral failure. The New Social story book
: Illustrated Edition (120 pages) By Carol Gray, Bvm Product Description Carol Gray offers a full 100 of her famous Social Stories, explaining what to do in everyday situations that spectrum children may find confusing. These simple, illustrated stories help them understand particular situations, what a child might do in that situation, and what the outcome might be. Sample stories include, "Can I hold the baby?"; "How to give a hug"; and "What am I supposed to do at recess?" Carol details how to write a Social Story, so you can tailor-make stories to fit your child's needs. Included are directions for reviewing a Social Story with others, which encourages generalization. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition (384 pages) By Carol Kranowitz Product Description The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system
misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (352 pages) By Carol Kranowitz Product Description This edition of the companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child includes new activities that parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder can do at home with their child, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions such as Asperger's, autism, and more. The Resilient Family: Living With Your Child's Illness or Disability (192 pages) By Paul W. Power and Arthur E. Dell, Ph.D. Product Description The Resilient Family: Living With Your Child's Illness Or Disability by rehabilitation counseling experts Paul W. Power & Arthur Dell Orto, is a practical, "reader friendly" instructional guide for families in crisis, addressing immediate and long-term problems, including the means to work with and overcome them. The Resilient Family expertly and accessibly addresses such issues as how to handle stress, the process of working with professionals, successful means of coping with crises, and more. The Resilient Family is a general yet highly useful resource for balancing both emotional and physical difficulties and especially recommended reading for families having children with long-term special needs. The Silent Garden: Raising Your Deaf Child (313 pages) By Paul Ogden Product Description The Silent Garden: Raising Your Deaf Child presents parents of deaf children with crucial information on the greater possibilities afforded deaf children today. The Silent Garden helps parents to overcome their initial, natural sense of shock of learning that their child is deaf. It explains the broad range of hearing loss
types, from minor to profound. Parents also are helped in their considerations as to what type of school their child should attend and what kinds of professional help will be best for the entire family.
The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests (504 pages) By Roger Pierangelo, Ph.D. and George Giuliani, J.D., Psy.D. Product Description This important resource is an update of the best-selling book The Special Educator's Resource Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests. The greatly expanded second edition contains 301 new and enhanced tests, which are vital to understanding assessment in special education. Designed as an easy-to-use, handson resource, the book is filled with practical tools, information, and suggestions. Step-by-step, this practical guide explores the various stages of evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, prescription, and remediation. The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD (128 pages) By John F.
Taylor, Ph.D. Product Description What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, Free Spirit's newest survival guide helps kids know they're not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents. The Ultimate Gift (160 pages) By Jim Stovall Product Description Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.
The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's (260 pages) By Temple Grandin Product Description In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research. Thinking In Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism (240 pages) By Temple Grandin Product Description In this unprecedented book, Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person. She tells us how she managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who gracefully bridges the gulf between her condition and our own while shedding light on our common identity. Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome: A 9-Year-Old Boy's Story in His Own Words (50 pages) By Dylan Peters Product Description Dylan Peters has lived with Tourette Syndrome more than half of his young life. Only four years old when he was first diagnosed with TS, Dylan is now nine and ready to enter the fourth grade. What he's learned about tolerance and acceptance during those five years, most of us fail to learn in an entire lifetime. In his own words--often humorous, always insightful--Dylan helps others, young and old, understand Tourette Syndrome and the enormous pressures this little, mysterious affliction places on those who have it and on those who love them
Transition Assessment: Planning Transition and IEP Development for Youth with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (320 pages) By Robert J. Miller, Richard C. Lombard, and Stephanie A. Corbey Product Description Extremely practical and comprehensive, this new text demonstrates how to use transition assessment information to plan and design IEP goals and objectives. Theory, practice and application are tied together to develop the readers knowledge and skill in transition assessment. As such, the reader is provided with what to assess as well as how to assess. Finally, the book is structured to allow the reader to practice and demonstrate their understanding of transition assessment. Transition Planning
For Students With Disabilities: What Educators and Service Providers Can Do (199 pages) By Jeffrey P. Bakken and Festus E. Obiakor Product Description This book focuses on all aspects of that transition planning from school to post-school levels. The text provides the reader with a foundation of transition services and a historical overview of models and practices and offers a critical look at transition with students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. In addition, it presents an in-depth look at assistive technology to assist students in fully participating in the planning for their future and also describes the process for planning and the importance of family collaboration. It offers an extensive discussion of career development and the importance of work experiences and also reviews key social skills and leisure options. Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals (JKP Essentials Series) (176 pages) By Maggie Mamen Product Description This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLDs present. Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behavior, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom.
Understanding Sensory Dysfunction: Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder (176 pages) By Liz McKendry Anderson and Polly Godwin Emmons Product Description Understanding Sensory Dysfunction is a clear and comprehensive resource to identifying and addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using a range of practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, at school and in the community. The authors explain the causes, contributing factors, symptoms and associated behaviors of sensory dysfunction, particularly when found in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ADHD and bipolar disorder. Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder (384 pages) By Gregory T. Lombardo Product Description Help and hope for parents of children who suffer from this prevalent and puzzling disorder. Bipolar disorder has an impact not only on children's mood and behavior but on the way they experience the world, and consequently on the way they think. The intensity with which a bipolar child perceives things can be the source of creativity and talent, but it can also be a source of confusion and disorganization. If parents can understand the effects of bipolar disorder on their child, they can help him or her to better navigate school, friendships, and family relationships. Unequal Justice?: What Can Happen When People With Retardation or Other Developmental Disabilities Encounter the Criminal Justice System
(122 pages) By Robert Perske Product Description Presenting actual crime issues and cases, Perske casts fresh light on all the ways these persons can be misunderstood by criminal justice officials. This book is a must read for these who work with or care about persons with disabilities. Incidents demonstrate how people with retardation and similar disabilities - whether they are guilty or innocent of - can often be shockingly defenseless when questioned under pressure in America's criminal justice system.
The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism (383 pages) By Temple Grandin and Sean Barron Product Description Born with autism, both authors now famously live successful social lives. But their paths were very different. Temple's logical mind controlled her social behavior
. She interacted with many adults and other children, experiencing varied social situations. Logic informed her decision to obey social rules and avoid unpleasant consequences. Sean's emotions controlled his social behavior. Baffled by social rules, isolated and friendless, he made up his own, and applied them to others. When they inevitably broke his rules, he felt worthless and unloved. Both Temple and Sean ultimately came to terms with the social world and found their places in it What Every Teacher Should Know About: Transition and IDEA 2004 (128 pages) By Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant and Stan Shaw Product Description This brief book advances a new vision of transition as a unifying framework for post-secondary planning for youth. Using side-by-side frameworks, it explains the connections between transition services and standards-based education, as well as the connections between IDEA 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act. The book provides an introduction to the new Summary of Performance (SOP) that is required by every school district for all youth with disabilities who have IEPs, and presents a first of its kind template for a nationally ratified SOP available to state and local educational agencies. What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (80 pages) By Dawn Huebner Product Description Guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering kids to overcome their overgrown worries.
What to Do When You're Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids (128 pages) By James J. Crist Product Description From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They'll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can't manage on their own. What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (95 pages) By Dawn Huebner Product Description What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitivebehavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change. What's Wrong with Timmy? (48 pages) By Maria Shriver Product Description What is the response when a child points out that a disabled child or adult looks 'different'? Shriver tells the story of Kate, who finds that making friends with a mentally retarded boy helps her learn that the two of them have a lot in common.
When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety (44 pages) By Kari Dunn Buron Product Description The thought of losing control can cause major problems for children who live with anxiety. Now, parents, teachers and children have a helpful tool that gives young children
an opportunity to explore their own feelings with parents or teachers as they react to events in their daily lives. Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Why Do You Do That?: A Book About Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People (96 pages) By Uttom Chowdhury and Mary M. Robertson Product Description Written specifically for siblings of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS), "Why Do You Do That?" is an age-appropriate source of information for children and adolescents aged 8 to 16. Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on living with someone who has TS, associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression, and what siblings can do to help. The authors also offer practical tips on how to deal with issues such as problems at school and bullying. This book will prove invaluable for brothers and sisters
of children with TS, as well as parents and other family members. Why Johnny Doesn't Behave: Twenty Tips and Measurable BIPs (122 pages) By Barbara Bateman Product Description Authors Drs. Barbara Bateman and Annemieke Golly focus on twenty concrete tips to help you avoid behavioral problems, including: Making clear classroom expectations; directly teaching expectations; minimizing attention for minor inappropriate behaviors; and paying attention to behavior you want to encourage. The second section is dedicated to Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs), beginning with an explanation of each and ending with sample FBAs and BIPs so you can learn how to write your own.
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives (136 pages) By Barbara D. Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr Product Description A guide to quick and effective writing of accurate and measurable IEP goals and objectives. IEPs are necessary, required by law and when done properly can be extremely helpful in guiding the student's educational trajectory. This book, written by two of the foremost special educators and IEP legal experts is designed to bring you up to speed whether you're just entering the field or have worked in it for years. You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children With Disabilities (278 pages) By Stanley D. Klein and Kim Schive Product Description You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities includes pieces like "Hard Choices," on the painful decision to place a brain-damaged child in a group home, and "Getting to Know My Son," on a mother's struggle to accept and love a child with Down's syndrome. Compiled by clinical psychologist Stanley D. Klein and Kim Schive, a former editor of Exceptional Parent magazine, the book offers emotional support
to disabled children's families and should help educators and health-care professionals better understand these parents' perspectives.