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& Non-verbal Learning Disorders; Screening, Assessing &
Diagnosing. John Ortiz, $40.50
Divided into 25 practical chapters,
this book is designed as a practical, comprehensive guide for
the early identification of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS),
High-Functioning Autism (HFA), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities/Disorder
(NLD). Highlights include:
- Dozens of user-friendly checklists
to help to identify—and differentiate between—AS,
HFA, NLD, and their primary secondary conditions
- Tables and Charts to assist in assessing
and diagnosing AS, HFA and NLD
- Hundreds of “Research Gems” containing
excerpts from research findings
- Reviews and descriptions of nearly
100 formal screening and assessment tools
- Short-Form Scales recommended for
testing AS, HFA and NLD populations
Big Top Gameô. Franklin Learning Systems, $49.95
The Big Top Gameô
has been developed with special attention to the needs and learning
styles of PDD and NVLD children. In order to accomplish this goal,
the game employs (1) Effective Sensory Stimuli, (2) Behavioral Reinforcement,
(3) Social/emotional development, and (4) Educational skills development.
The game is a tool to be used by psychologists and counselors in
schools, support groups, and other organizations. This is a cooperative
game; there is no competition. The animals are separate parts of
a puzzle. As players rescue animals they add pieces to the puzzle
until all animals are rescued, and the puzzle is completed.
World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Nonverbal Communication,
Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain. Digby Tantam, $32.95
How is nonverbal communication carried out, and why do people
on the autism spectrum find it so difficult? What are the consequences
of this for them, and how do these consequences affect their personality,
self-awareness, and sense of place in the world?
Digby Tantam explores the latest theories on nonverbal communication
and how it shapes social behaviour. He provides abundant evidence
for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
He shows how knowledge of this difference can be used to overcome
some of the impairments in nonverbal communication in people with
ASD, but also how acknowledging these problems can result in more
positive development elsewhere.
This book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in
communication, and particularly for people who have ASD themselves,
for their families, and all professionals working with people on
the autistic spectrum. It sharpens our understanding of the mysterious
phenomenon of human communication and clarifies the special status
of people with ASD, showing how much we can learn from their experience.
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Getting the Message:
Learning to Read Facial Expressions. Pat Crissey, $35.95
Getting the Message looks at
non-verbal communication as a highly complex and subtle language,
an essential one that students need to master. To this end,
the book provides facial expression cards and written scenarios
for use in assessments as well as in teaching activities. Students
learn to “read” the expressions on the cards and
in the scenarios and once mastered, to generalize this knowledge
and effectively read critical social interactions and situations.
Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish: a Guide
for Parents and Professionals. Marilyn Martin, $24.95
In Helping Children with Nonverbal
Learning Disabilities to Flourish, Marilyn Martin presents
a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She
explores the controversies surrounding the disorder so parents and
professionals can identify learners with NLD and insure they receive
early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and
at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving
a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen.
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How to Start a Conversation
and Make Friends. Don Gabor, $17.00
Break through the shyness barrier, be a better speaker, meet more people and make new friends. How to Start a Conversation shows you how communicate with confidence, wit and enthusiasm in person or on the phone, one-on-one or in groups.
Making Sense of
Children's Thinking and Behavior: a Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding
Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological
Differences. Leslie Holzhauser-Peters & Leslie True,
Making Sense of Children's Thinking
and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding
children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical
view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which
can make their behaviour confusing and at times challenging. Each
child therefore requires individualized accommodations in understanding
and responding to them.
The Systematic Tool for Analysing Thinking
(STAT) offers such a system. It provides a step-by-step method for
forming a hypothesis about a child's behavior, by laying bare the
thinking behind it. It then suggests appropriate ways of responding,
in order to try and both explain and eventually remedy the difficult
the Interactive Guide to Emotions - Version 1.3. Simon
Baron-Cohen, $158.95 (DVD or CD-ROM)
Mind Reading Emotions Library. University of Cambridge with
Simon Baron-Cohen, $70.95
Mind Reading is a unique reference work covering the entire
spectrum of human emotions. Using this software you can explore
over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six
Mind Reading has been designed with awareness of the special
needs of children and adults who have difficulties recognizing emotional
expression in others. It enables the user to study emotions and
to learn the meanings of facial expressions and tone of voice, drawing
on a comprehensive underlying audio-visual and text database. People
who might find Mind Reading particularly useful are those
with autism spectrum conditions, including Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive
Developmental Disorder (PDD), Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, Atypical
Autism, Classic Autism, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.
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The New Social
Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition.
Carol Gray, $40.95
Over 100 social stories that teach everyday social skills to children with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome and their peers. The book includes a CD-ROM of printable, editable social stories. This new edition is a bright, colourful and practical update to writing, modifying, teaching and using Social Stories at home and at school.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice. John Davis & Jessica Broitman, $45.95
This resource offers a well-rounded understanding of NVLD, placing it within the context of other developmental disorders, most notably high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The most current genetic, environmental, and neurobiological theories of and research into the causes of NVLD, in-depth diagnostic methods, and quality interventions are examined. Using an evidence-based approach, this groundbreaking volume:
- Conceptualizes NVLD as a disorder with subtypes.
- Differentiates between diagnostic criteria for NVLD and Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Analyzes the co-occurrence of NVLD with other developmental disabilities and psychological disorders.
- Provides a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment model.
- Describes efficacious treatments and supports their empirical validation.
- Offers guidelines for sustaining treatment gains through effective collaboration of school personnel and family members.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children is a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, education, speech-language therapy, and other disciplines and professions involved in identifying and treating children with NVLD.
Learning Disabilities: a Clinical Perspective. Joseph Palombo,
A nonverbal learning disability (NLD)
is a developmental disorder that impairs a person's capacity to
perceive, express, and understand nonverbal (nonlinguistic) signs.
The dysfunctions affect behaviors, social interactions, perceptions
and feelings regarding self and others, and emerging personality
patterns. NLD constrains an individual's capacity to function in
a wide variety of domains, including the academic, social, emotional,
Based on current neurobehavioral research,
this book brings together perspectives drawn from the three major
domains of knowledge about NLD - neurobehavioral, social, and intrapersonal.
Addressed to clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical
social workers, and other psychotherapists, Nonverbal Learning
Disabilities: a Clinical Perspective is a fund of knowledge
and clinical wisdom for working with youth with NLD.
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Learning Disorder: Understanding and Coping with NLD and Aspergerís.
Rondalyn Varney Whitney, $16.50 (previously published as Bridging
Nonverbal Learning Disorder is a neurological
deficit that impairs the understanding of nonverbal cues like tone
of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally
bright and articulate, children with NLD often have difficulty in
social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious.
In this revised edition (previously published as Bridging the
Gap), Rondalyn Varney Whitney offers practical solutions and
all-new activities that will help parents understand and work with
their NLD children.
Superstars: What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need
to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids. Marcia Brown
Instead of suggesting the one-size-fits-
all model of intervention, Raising NLD Superstars looks at
the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, easily-adaptable
advice on helping them find their place in the family, at school
and other social groups. Marcia Brown Rubenstien is an educational
consultant and the parent of a child with nonverbal learning disabilities.
She looks at the practicalities of day-to-day life as well as planning
for a child's future independence with humor and practical, supportive
insight. This book will help parents and caregivers alike to support
NLD children in reaching their potential.
Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond. Jed Baker,
$44.95; CD-ROM, $32.50
The Social Skills Picture Book for High School
and Beyond offers parents and educators of teens (and young
adults) photos of actual students engaging in a variety of social
situations. This visual learning format shows, rather than tells,
students the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances.
The photos illustrate the positive and the negative consequences
of social interactions in a wide variety of real-life situations
that are important to teens.
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Socially Curious and
Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and
Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke,
This book is a “get real” discussion about what really goes on inside the mind of people as we share space together. From discussing the “ins and outs” of what it means to be a “Social Thinker” to figuring out texting, dating, the many different levels of friendship and the many and varied emotions we experience as we relate to others, the authors describe the “real world” of being with other people.
Take Control of
Asperger’s Syndrome: the Official Strategy Guide for Teens
with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder.
Janet Price & Jennifer Engel Fisher, $19.95
A unique handbook for older kids and for teens on taking control of their strengths in order to succeed at school, make friends and navigate life’s challenges.
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about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking and Social
Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges, 2nd
Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $61.95
Thinking about YOU, Thinking about
ME is one of Michelle Garcia Winnerís best-selling works. This
newly revised edition includes 140 new pages of information, including
two new chapters and an updated philosophy throughout. The assessment
chapter has been re-written and expanded to include a Social Thinking
Dynamic Assessment Protocol®, with more detailed assessment
techniques. As well, this second edition includes:
- Winner's 3 Levels of Social Cognitive
- Review of Social Cognition and Related
- The 4 Steps of Communication Explained
and Related Treatment Activities
- Concrete Strategies to help students
become aware of the impact their words and actions have on other
people's thoughts, emotions and actions
- Sample IEP Goals and Benchmarks
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: a Common Sense Guide for Parents
and Professionals. Maggie Mamen, $24.95
This easy-to-read guide offers a complete
overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide
variety of symptoms which different types of NLD present.
Maggie Mamen enables readers to select
the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing particular
symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills
such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding
social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and improving
organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the
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Me Learn® DVDs, $33.95 each; Set of 5 DVDs
Watch Me Learn® videos
are for children on the Autism Spectrum, including PDD and
Aspergers, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Social Anxiety as
well as other developmental delays and speech delays. The format
of Watch Me Learn® videos engenders skill generalization
across multiple platforms. A free ’Progress Tracker’ is
available for download for each DVD.
A New Beginning, Volume 1,
features basic communication and socialization skills including:
object naming and identification, greetings, simple game like
stacking blocks and story time. Recommended for developmental
ages: 18 months and up. DVD format, 25 minutes
Let’s Play, Volume 2,
features play and socialization skills including: coloring, Simon
Says, duck-duck-goose, and outdoor play. Volume 2 depicts acclaimed
standards of child development and communication through play.
The result is an engaging video that captures the attention of
children of all abilities. Recommended for developmental ages:
3 and up. DVD format, 42 minutes
School Days, Volume 3,
features communication and socialization skills for children
preparing for or attending school. Among some of the featured
activities are: getting ready for school, getting on the bus,
classroom centers, gym and interacting with fellow students.
Recommended for developmental ages: 3 and up. DVD format, 53
Friends, Volume 4,
features the common activities of play dates including: playing
catch, snack time, charades, an exciting treasure hunt and baking
with friends. Recommended for developmental ages: 4 and up. DVD
format, 36 minutes
Riding, Hiding, Food and Fun! Volume 5
Children learn about asking and
answering WHY questions, how to ride a bike, about food groups, tasting new
foods, sounds all around us, another finding game with prepositions and things
that go together, counting, prepositions, food groups, money, prepositions,
less/more, categories, safety, manners and so much more! The video's
scenarios are based on play with a curriculum embedded in the play. Recommended
for developmental ages: 4 and up. DVD format, 60 minutes
Look on Your Face? All About Faces and Feelings. Catherine
Snodgrass, $21.95 (Gr. 2-5)
Recognizing and interpreting facial expressions
and the feelings they represent poses a great challenge for children
with language and communication difficulties, including those with
an autism spectrum disorder. This strikingly illustrated book helps
young readers link faces to feelings by presenting situations they
can all relate to. Each page spread is devoted to a feeling expressed
through an exaggerated facial expression accompanied by a short
poem that further elaborates on the expression to reinforce its
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Aspergerís, Autism & Non-verbal
Learning Disorders; Screening, Assessing & Diagnosing. John Ortiz, $40.50
The Big Top Gameô. Franklin Learning
Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum
Disorder? Nonverbal Communication, Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain. Digby
Getting the Message: Learning to Read Facial Expressions.
Pat Crissey, $35.95
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning
Disorder or Aspergerís Syndrome: a Parentís Guide, 2nd Edition. Kathryn
Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning
Disabilities to Flourish: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Marilyn
The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in
Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults. Brenda Smith Myles,
Melissa Trautman & Ronda Schelvan, $22.50
How to Help a Clumsy Child: Strategies for Young Children
with Developmental Motor Concerns. Lisa Kurtz, $15.95
How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends, Revised and Updated.
Don Gabor, $17.00
Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits
Tick? Michelle Garcia Winner, $32.95
Knowing Me, Knowing You: The I-Sight Way to
Understand Yourself and Others. Pamela Espeland, $22.95
Letís Talk Emotions: Helping Children with
Social Cognitive Deficits, Including AS, HFA and NVLD, Learn to Understand and
Express Empathy and Emotions. Teresa Cardon, $26.50
Making Sense of Children's Thinking and
Behavior: a Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's,
HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences. Leslie Holzhauser-Peters
& Leslie True, $25.95
Mind Reading: the Interactive Guide to
Emotions ó includes the Emotions Library (as above) plus Learning
Centre, Games Zone, Activity Sheets and Mind Reading Manager. University
of Cambridge , DVD-ROM (requires DVD-ROM drive) or CD-ROM set (must
be installed on hard drive, 2.5 GB) $158.95; Emotions Library only,
on CD-ROM, $70.95
Mindblindness: an Essay on Autism and
Theory of Mind. Simon Baron-Cohen, $30.50
The New Social Story Book, Revised and
Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition. Carol Gray, $40.95
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in
Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice. John Davis &
Jessica Broitman, $45.95
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: a Clinical
Perspective. Joseph Palombo, $52.50
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: a
Parentís Guide. Pamela Tanguay, $26.95
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School:
Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome, and Related Conditions. Pamela
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: the
Syndrome and the Model. Byron Rourke, $56.50
Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Understanding
and Coping with NLD and Aspergerís. Rondalyn Varney Whitney, $16.50 (previously
published as Bridging the Gap)
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Personal Hygiene? Whatís That Got to Do
with Me? Pat Crissey, $22.95
Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your
Child Who Doesnít Fit In, When to Worry and When Not to Worry. Perri Klass
& Eileen Costello, $17.50
Raising NLD Superstars: What Families with
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent
Kids. Marci a Brown Rubinstein, $24.95
Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children:
Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism,
PDD and NLD. Stephen Gutstein & Rachelle Sheely, $32.95
The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond.
Jed Baker, $46.95; CD-ROM Version, $32.50
The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion and
Communication to Children with Autism. Jed Baker, $44.95; CD-ROM Version,
Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger
Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems. Jed Baker, $44.95
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook
for Bright Teens and Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela
A Special Kind of Brain: Living with
Nonverbal Learning Disability. Nancy Russell Burger, $31.95
Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning
Disabilities: Neurodevelopmental Manifestations. Byron Rourke, $80.95
Take Control of Aspergerís Syndrome: the
Official Strategy Guide for Teens with Aspergerís Syndrome and Nonverbal
Learning Disorder. Janet Price & Jennifer Engel Fisher, $19.95
Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: a Practical Guide.
Patricia Howlin et al, $80.99
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social
Success. Marshall Duke et al, $19.95
Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking
and Social Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges,
2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $61.95
Understanding Nonverbal Learning
Disabilities: a Common Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals. Maggie Mamen,
Watch Me Learnģ videos, $33.95 each; Set of
5 DVDs $163.95
- A New Beginning, Volume 1, DVD format, 25
- Let's Play, Volume 2, DVD format, 42 minutes
- School Days, Volume 3, DVD format, 53 minutes
- Friends, Volume 4, DVD format, 36 minutes
- Riding, Hiding, Food and Fun! Volume 5, DVD
What Did You Say? What Do You Mean: an
Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors. Jude Welton & Jane
Telford, Book $22.95; Cards $41.95
What's That Look on Your Face? All About
Faces and Feelings. Catherine Snodgrass, $21.95 (Gr. 2-5)
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