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and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD,
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah
The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders.
Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $24.95
From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome) there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress. This comprehensive, easy-to-read go-to guide will help parents to sort through all the interconnected childhood developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders and serve as a roadmap to help start the families' journey for correct diagnoses, effective treatment and better understanding of their Alphabet Kids.
Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: an Educator’s Guide. Harold Kleinert & Jacqui Farmer Kearns, et al, $43.95
To support K–12 students with significant disabilities and get an accurate picture of their skills and knowledge, schools need to implement effective alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). To help educators ensure a high-quality inclusive education for students with disabilities, the authors include detailed, step-by-step examples of modified lessons in math, reading, science, and social studies. Readers will see how instruction and assessment can be adapted for students of all ages with a wide range of abilities and communication needs.
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an Anger Management Training Package for Individuals with
Disabilities. Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu & Nick Hagiliassis,
Many people with intellectual disabilities
have difficulty managing feelings of anger. Anger Management is a complete training package for helping people with
intellectual or physical disabilities deal with anger in constructive,
The training program consists of
12 fully-scripted sessions dealing with topics such as recognizing
feelings of anger, learning to relax and think calmly, and
being assertive and handling problems competently. Each session
follows a standard format, including introductions, reviews
of previous sessions, and explanations. Handouts, facilitator's
script and evaluation sheets are provided for each session.
Designed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities,
but suitable for people with physical disabilities too, this
training package provides relevant and authoritative information
in Our Lives: Human-Animal Interaction in Family, Community
and Therapeutic Settings. Peggy McCardle, Sandra
McCune, James Griffin $49.50
What do we know about the benefits of human–animal interaction (HAI) — and what future research needs to be done to ensure high-quality, evidence-based practices? This book is a resource that presents the latest research on the positive effects of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development.
Gathering contributions from the leading experts in the field, this state-of-the-art research volume is essential for anyone interested in the impact animals have on child development, whether through interaction with pets or through more formal interventions like therapeutic horseback riding or assistance dogs. Program administrators, researchers, and practitioners will explore the current evidence on:
- how children with disabilities — including autism — can benefit from animal therapies
- how animals can strengthen empathy, trust, relationships, and other hallmarks of social competence
- why animal-assisted intervention is valuable for children with mental health issues and physical illnesses
- how animals in classrooms can motivate children to learn and enhance a wide range of developmental skills
- which key factors help ensure ethical HAI practices
- how to reduce risks associated with child–animal interactions, including allergies, bites, and viruses
- why pet ownership can benefit both a child and the whole family
Whether used as a text or as a reference for researchers and decision makers (or as a source of information for pet owners and parents), this book will help readers take the first important steps toward ethical, evidence-based HAI practices that really improve child outcomes.
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Apps for Autism:
a Must-Have Resource for the Special Needs Community. Lois
Jean Brady, $31.95
An essential guide to over 200 effective
Apps for improving communication, behavior, social skills and more.
The Art of Autism: Shifting
Perceptions. Debra Hosseini, edited by Keri
Much more than an art book, THE ART OF
AUTISM: SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS has stories of overcoming challenges, inspiration,
and hope. 77 visual artists and poets on the autism spectrum from around the globe
are featured in this remarkable doorway into the talents and imagination of
people with autism.
ASD Workbook: Understanding Your Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Penny Kershaw, $27.95 (Ages 10 and up)
A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be confusing and overwhelming for all involved, and it can be difficult for parents to know how best to approach the subject with their child. This easy-to-use interactive workbook gives parents the help they need to explain ASDs to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis.
Parents are invited to work through each chapter with their child as they grow older and go through adolescence, encouraging them to talk through how the ASD affects each area of their life, from making friends to problem-solving to planning a career. The information and advice is presented in a clear and positive way to help both parent and child understand more about what the diagnosis means for them. As the workbook is completed an invaluable record of development will be created for parent and child to look back on together.
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of Functional Living Skills™ (AFLS™). James Partington
& Michael Mueller, $159.95 (Complete Set Bundle)
The AFLS™ is comprised of The AFLS™ Guide
and three unique assessment protocols that assess functional, practical, and
essential skills of everyday life. Although each assessment protocol can
be used as a stand-alone assessment, all protocols are different modules of an
extended assessment that exists on a continuum spanning throughout a learner’s
life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is different
yet each is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a
learner’s freedom, independence, and opportunities. The skills assessed will
vary depending on the learner’s age, level of disability, language ability,
living arrangements, school setting, and other considerations.
The AFLS ™ Guide provides
information about the features of the AFLS™, how to correctly score items, and
how to develop program goals and objectives that clearly define and target the
needs of the learner. The AFLS™ Protocols are used to score
performance on the task items that allow for the tracking of a variety of
specific skills that are included in each assessment. Each protocol
includes a set of grids that comprise a skills tracking system that makes it
possible to observe and document the learner’s progress in the acquisition of
The AFLS Complete Set Bundle
includes one each of the following:
- AFLS™ Guide
- AFLS™ Basic Living Skills Assessment
- AFLS™ Home Skills Assessment Protocol
- AFLS™ Community Participation Skills
What Every Educator Needs to Know. Brian Friedlander,
$13.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)
The difference between academic success
and failure for students with disabilities may be the "access" to the
general education curriculum that AT provides. A valuable tool for all
educators working with special needs populations. This reference guide includes
information on a wide range of AT hardware and software solutions to address a
number of areas including Communication, Writing, Organization, Reading and Multimedia.
Autism and Loss.
Rachel Forrester-Jones & Sarah Broadhurst, $61.95
People with autism often experience difficulty in understanding and expressing their emotions and react to losses in different ways or in ways that others do not understand. In order to provide effective support, caregivers need to have the understanding, the skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them. Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health.
Rooted in the latest research on loss and autism, yet written in an accessible style, the resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal caregivers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance.
This is an essential resource for professional and informal caregivers working with people with autism who are coping with any kind of loss.
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Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental
Disorders. Robin Hansen & Sally Rogers,
The accelerating advancement in research
in neurodevelopmental disorders — including autism spectrum disorders,
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and more — has
enormous implications for clinical practice. AUTISM AND OTHER
NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS provides clinicians with up-to-date
information on the impact these advances have on the standard of care in the
range of disorders commonly encountered by both primary and subspecialist physicians.
The authors, affiliated with the UC-Davis MIND Institute, explain the latest
findings from the biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences in ways that
are accessible to clinicians and helpful to patients and their families.
- Each chapter addresses signs and symptoms
(including onset and developmental course); epidemiology and etiology
(including known genetic and environmental contributors, biological mechanisms
and relevant animal models); diagnostic criteria; differential diagnosis and co-morbidities;
and evidence-based interventions.
- Practical focus on psychological/behavioral and
medical issues, as well as other supports and resources for patients, their
families, and the community.
- Emphasis on current, ongoing research that holds
promise for future clinical care.
- Identification of new research directions and
- A comprehensive chapter devoted to the effects
each of the neurodevelopmental disorders has on language and social
- Replete with tables, illustrative figures, key
points, and suggestions for further reading.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every
Parent Needs to Know. Alan Rosenblatt & Paul
Carbone, Editors, $16.95
From autism and Asperger's syndrome
through pervasive developmental disorders, this authoritative reference
examines how autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are defined and diagnosed and
reviews the most current behavioral and developmental therapy treatments
available. Through this evidence-based guide, which reflects the new diagnostic
thinking from the American Psychiatric Association, parents and caregivers will
learn about the symptoms and the incidence of ASDs, screening tools, the roles
of complementary and alternative medicine, and what to expect as these children
grow into adolescence and beyond. They will also gain insight into how to tap
into educational resources and community services and how to access care. In
addition to the detailed findings and expert advice, real-life stories included
in each chapter help diffuse the isolation many parents experience and offer
inspiration and support.
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across
the Spectrum. Temple Grandin & Richard Panek,
When Temple Grandin was born in 1947,
autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one
in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has
undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the
realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today
than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments.
Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her
singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces
the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to
behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might
explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are
exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and
best treat it. Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the
transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom,
rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising
and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t just a matter of focusing on their
weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she
shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions. From the “aspies” in
Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the
true meaning of the word spectrum. THE AUTISTIC BRAIN is
essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.
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Becoming Verbal with Childhood
Apraxia: New Insights on Piaget for Today's Therapy. Pam Marshalla, $24.95
This book helps therapists and parents
learn how to help children become more vocal, verbal, communicative, imitative
and interactive. Based on the original writings of Jean Piaget and Pam
Marshalla's three decades of clinical work with children, it contains profound
yet practical tools for helping children learn to talk.
Teach your child to speak up, speak out,
play with sounds and words, engage in dialogue, imitate, and become much more
expressive. If you are looking for a place to begin reading about how to help a
young child with a severe expressive speech delay or disorder, this is it.
Picture Thinking: Using Central Coherence Theory to Support
Social Skills — a Book for Students. Aileen Zeitz
Many people who have difficulties with
social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, are not able to see
the "big picture" of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even
"hyper-focus," on the details within the larger whole of a concept,
conversation, story, picture or situation, and have difficulty recognizing the
main idea, topic or general point. BIG PICTURE THINKING was written to help
students with cognitive deficits "see" how individual pieces of social
information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become "big
picture thinkers" and, therefore be more successful. This practical and
effective model is designed to be used by children, teens and young adults.
Squeezing these small, blue foam rubber
brains encourages kids to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of
their problems and the choices they are making. Used in lessons that encourage
flexible thinking, including those in the Superflex comics and Thinking
about YOU Thinking about ME, the brains offer a fun way to think about
their social thinking and related skills. "Social Thinking is Flexible
Thinking" is inscribed on the brains to reinforce learning.
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That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers
of Brain Science. Norman Doidge, $19.50
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge
traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists
championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve
transformed—people whose mental limitations or brain damage
were seen as unalterable. Using these marvelous stories to
probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture,
and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving,
inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look
at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar
of Expectations. Judy Winter, $17.99
Breakthrough Parenting for
Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals
to help children with special needs to reach their full potential
by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking
and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to
let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief,
avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, access early intervention
services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated labels.
Also included are specific guidelines for working with professionals,
understanding the law and inclusion and planning for the future.
Not Broken — Gifted Kids, ADHD and Autism: Why Twice-Exceptional Children are
Stuck and How to Help Them. Diane Kennedy &
Rebecca Banks, $29.95
The gifts and talents of some of our
most brilliant kids may never be recognized because these children fall into a
group known as twice exceptional. Twice exceptional kids are both gifted and
diagnosed with a disability — often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder — leading
teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on his
weaknesses. Too often, these children get lost in an endless cycle of chasing
diagnostic labels and are never given the tools to fully realize their own
BRIGHT NOT BROKEN sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who
twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they're
stuck. The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and
controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a
wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health
and education systems are failing our brightest children. Most importantly, the
authors show what we can do to help these exceptional children, providing a
whole child model for parents and educators to strengthen and develop a child's
innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits.
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Can I Tell You about Selective Mutism? A Guide for
Friends, Family and Professionals. Maggie Johnson
& Alison Wintgens, $13.95
Meet Hannah — a young girl with
selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism
from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like
to have SM, and how they can help.
This illustrated book is packed with
accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism.
It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the
condition and is also a good place to start when encouraging children with SM
to talk about how it affects them.
Cara's Kit: Creating Adaptations for
Routines and Activities. Phillippa Campbell,
Suzanne Milbourne & Alexis Kennedy, $27.95
To make sure all toddlers in
your early childhood program are participating, learning, and thriving, you
need to master the art of choosing and using effective adaptations. CARA's Kit
is a guidebook and CD-ROM brimming with step-by-step ideas for adapting
environments, activities, and materials for children 18 to 36 months. You'll
use this complete kit to:
- implement adaptations in key areas: environment,
daily schedule, activities/routines, materials, and requirements or instruction
- increase engagement and participation for all
children, including those with disabilities, challenging behaviors, and other
- create and use adaptations anywhere — in a home, a
child care center, or any other type of early childhood setting
- improve every aspect of toddlers' development,
including physical, social, emotional, communication, and cognitive growth
- make daily activities run smoothly by
addressing children's everyday challenges
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Career Counseling for People with
Disabilities: a Practical Guide to Finding Employment. Karen Wolffe, $43.95
Useful as a primary text for rehabilitation counseling,
educational psychology, and special education courses, CAREER COUNSELING FOR PEOPLE
WITH DISABILITIES is also a resource for counselors and
educators who are practicing in rehabilitation or education settings.
The book is divided into four sections:
Introductory Materials; Career Counseling Content Areas; Career Counseling for Clients with Differing
Abilities; and Future Issues and Resources. It includes reproducible handouts
related to each of the career counseling content areas:
self-awareness, vocational selection, job seeking skills, job maintenance
skills, and job search skills.
Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through
Autism. Arthur Fleischmann, with Carly Fleischmann,
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was
diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her
from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop
beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after
years of intensive behavioral and communication therapy, Carly remained largely
unreachable. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough. While working
with her devoted therapists Howie and Barb, Carly reached over to their laptop
and typed in “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment.
This was the beginning of Carly’s
journey toward self-realization. Although Carly still struggles with all the
symptoms of autism, which she describes with uncanny accuracy and detail, she
now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her
family, her therapists, and the many thousands of people who follow her via her
blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Me! Speech and Communication
Cards. Amanda Elliott, Illustrated by David Kemp, $25.95
The Challenge Me! Speech and
Communication Cards provide fun and dynamic challenges
for children aged 3-12 with any form of speech problem. The
cards provide a variety of fun activities designed to improve
breathing techniques and use of speech apparatus such as the
mouth, tongue and nose; control extra salivation; moderate
volume, tempo, rhythm and intonation of speech; and improve
sound production and clarity of words and sentences. These
user-friendly activities will make speech training enjoyable
for both children and their facilitators and are great for
use in the classroom, at home, on a one-to-one basis or with
a group of children.
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Challenged Teachers: Teaching Students with Tourette’s,
Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD and More.
Leslie Packer & Sheryl Pruitt, $34.95
Current estimates indicate that 20% of school-aged children, K-12, have one or more neurological conditions, and of these, most have multiple diagnoses.
Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers is an educator's go-to source for creating a supportive environment to successfully teach children with multiple neurological disorders including Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, LD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Executive Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS), Bipolar Disorder, "Storms" or "Rages", Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Sleep Problems. Parents, school psychologists, and social workers will also find this book essential reading.
The wealth of practical tools and strategies discussed in this book are founded on the authors' considerable experience treating children with neurological disorders in their private practices and conducting training workshops for teachers, as well as parenting their own children with multiple diagnoses. Full of charts, graphs, lists, quotes, and vignettes, this well-organized resource makes it easy for busy teachers to find the information they need, including:
- Understanding neurological disorders and why they may overlap, the behaviors they cause, and sanity-saving premises about understanding these students
- Each disorder's characteristics, impacts on academics, behavior & social relationships, teacher/student-friendly strategies, other conditions to be on the lookout for
- Conditions commonly observed in students with neurological disorders such as handwriting & visual-motor integration issues, language deficits, and difficulties with written expression, math calculation, reading, and more
- Assistive technology, testing accommodations, homework issues, interventions to address challenging behaviors, school-based related services, positive school-home collaboration, and helping children with peer relationships
Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers also includes a glossary and resources, and its appendix of screening tools, forms, and checklists are on the accompanying CD-ROM for easy reproduction.
A Child in Pain: What Health Professionals Can Do to Help. Leora Kuttner, $52.95
This comprehensive book is designed to help child health professionals of all disciplines gain understanding and skill in how to approach and treat children’s pain, and help children understand and cope with their own pain. The book examines children’s fears and anxieties that accompany their need for pain relief, and gives health professionals communications skills and words to calm these fears.
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Children with Disabilities,
7th Edition. Mark Batshaw, Nancy Roizen &
Gaetano Lotrecchiano, $87.95
This highly anticipated new edition is
the textbook of choice for courses on disability. The internationally respected
editors bring together a who's who of contributors in this definitive
compendium of information about developmental, clinical, family, education, and
intervention issues. WHAT'S NEW:
- All-new chapters on diagnosis,
neuropsychological assessment, "new" disabilities faced by survivors
of previously fatal disorders, and complementary and alternative medicine
- New multimedia instructor materials online,
including high-quality downloadable medical illustrations
- Expanded chapters on autism and ADHD
- New developments in neuroscience, genetics, and
- Greater focus on interdisciplinary collaboration
- Thoroughly updated content in every chapter
- PowerPoint slides for each chapter, easy to
customize for courses
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES retains and strengthens the student-friendly
features of previous editions: concise and accessible chapters, a helpful
glossary, chapter overviews, case studies that bring key concepts to life,
extensive cross-referencing to make information easy to find, and resource
lists for every topic. And with the complete package of new multimedia
instructor materials, instructors will use this textbook effectively in their
courses and prepare students for years of successful practice. An unparalleled
text from the leading voices in the disability field, CHILDREN WITH
DISABILITIES is the cornerstone resource future professionals will keep
year after year supporting their important work with children and families.
Children with School Problems: a
Physician’s Manual. Debra Andrews & William
Mahoney, Editors, $60.00
Doctors must be able to identify,
diagnose, treat, and manage children who are struggling in school. The first
book specifically tailored for the needs of physicians working with kids with
learning disabilities, CHILDREN WITH SCHOOL PROBLEMS: A PHYSICIAN'S
MANUAL covers such important areas as child development, diagnosing
learning disabilities (including data gathering, screening and assessment, and
physical examinations), management (medication, behavioral management, and
educational interventions), and prevention (including literacy promotion).
Written by trusted experts from the
Canadian Paediatric Society, CHILDREN WITH SCHOOL PROBLEMS is filled
with practical tools and resources that physicians—including paediatricians,
family physicians, and paediatric learners—can use to diagnose and treat
children with learning disabilities.
with Seizures: a Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals.
Martin Kutscher, $21.95
This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and
carers of children with seizures provides all the information
they need to approach seizures from a position of strength
… This reassuring, informal, and upbeat book will reinforce
and help clarify the discussion with the child’s treating
Child's Mind: How Mindfulness Can Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm & Relaxed. Christopher Willard, $20.50
Psychotherapist Christopher Willard provides an overview of mindfulness and meditation techniques, clear and detailed exercises designed for individuals and groups, and personal stories that demonstrate the ability of mindfulness to empower children and adolescents. Child's Mind is an invaluable resource for teaching our children that confidence and power comes from the ability to be aware of and comfortable with ourselves and our surroundings.
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The Choices Game: Staying Safe in Social Situations. Christopher McMaster, $43.95
This fun, interactive game teaches vulnerable young people how to make positive choices and develop the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community.
Health-Related Disorders in Children: Collaborative Medical
and Psychoeducational Interventions. LeAdelle Phelps,
This engagingly written text provides
current diagnostic and treatment information on a broad range
of chronic health-related disorders that tend to be first
diagnosed in childhood. A group of widely recognized psychologists
and experts in their respective fields address common ailments,
such as intestinal and respiratory disorders, as well as less
frequent but challenging disorders such as neurocutaneous
syndromes and disorders arising from sex chromosome anomalies.
Two introductory chapters frame the overarching themes for
psychologists by discussing contemporary issues in collaborative
practice and service delivery. Fourteen chapters provide concise
and current reviews of specific disorders, including cancer,
kidney disease, endocrine disorders, and craniofacial anomalies.
Each chapter defines the disorder, reviews etiology and risk
factors, and provides prevalence data; outlines the behavioral,
medical, psycho-educational, and socio-emotional consequences
of the disorder; and presents evidence-based interventions
that are intended to mitigate the negative outcomes of the
disorder and improve the life-long functioning of children
with chronic health-related disorders. The comprehensive medical
discussions are tailored for psychologists.
Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair. Jewel Kats, illustrated by Richa Kinra, $18.95
In this updated version of the
Cinderella tale, Cinderella uses her own abilities to build a future for
herself. This is a strong, modern-day story of a young woman with dreams, and
the strength to overcome obstacles that will inspire children of all ages and
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Violence & Abuse of People with Disabilities: a Call to
Action. Nancy Fitzsimmons,
People with disabilities are four to ten times more likely to experience violence and abuse than people without disabilities. This book empowers everyone — professionals, families, and self-advocates alike — to solve and prevent this widespread problem. In clear and straightforward language, abuse prevention educator Nancy Fitzsimons calls readers to action and gives them the no-nonsense guidance they need to stop violence and abuse before they start.
An eye-opening sourcebook for professionals and a must-share with anyone who has a disability, this book is the key to helping people with disabilities fight violence and abuse—and take charge of their bodies and lives.
The Common Sense
Guide to Your Child’s Special Needs. Louis Pellegrino,
What does it mean when a child is having
difficulty with developmental milestones like walking, talking, and learning to
read and write? What are the signs that a disability might be present, and what
next steps can parents take to help their child?
Pediatrician Louis Pellegrino gives you
clear and down-to-earth answers in this new version of the trusted
bestseller When Your Child Has a Disability. Now streamlined and
reorganized by key developmental milestones rather than by disability, this
book responds perfectly to the needs of parents who don't have a diagnosis yet
or want to explore challenges common across disabilities. With reassuring
warmth, good humor, and candor, Dr. Pellegrino offers practical guidance on
what it means and what to do next when a child struggles with:
- speech and language development
- motor skills development
- daily living skills
- social skills
- behavioral control and attention
- learning and cognitive development
- vision, hearing, and sensory processing
- special medical issues
A go-to guide for families, and a highly
accessible resource for professionals, this book will be a mainstay reference
for everyone who picks it up. Keep it at your fingertips for a great developmental
primer and the guidance you need to take first steps toward resolving a child's
a Social Detective: Real-Life Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and
Interpersonal Adventure. Jeffrey Jessum, $21.50
In the proud tradition of super-sleuths everywhere, Johnny excels at solving the mysteries of the social world. Follow along with these clever stories and help him figure out the clues!
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Different Speeds and Different Needs: How to Teach Sports to Every Kid. Gary Barber, $32.95
This appealing book demonstrates how practitioners can put excitement and inspiration into the learning process and to support the creative capacities of young children. Involvement in sports can be an empowering and enriching experience for all children. But how can children with different learning needs and physical abilities break through barriers and stereotypes on the playing field to find acceptance and success? This comprehensive guide shows K–12 teachers and coaches how to establish, revamp, and sustain inclusive sports programs that benefit students with a wide range of special needs and challenges.
With this positive, motivating book — written by an expert who's also the father of two children with autism — teachers and coaches will have the guidance they need to develop inclusive sports programs where all children join in the fun.
Chapters address many different needs and abilities including:
- physical difficulties, coordination and mobility challenges
- ADHD , intellectual challenges, learning disabilities, and giftedness
- behavioral challenges and bullying
- autism spectrum disorders
- Tourette syndrome
- visual or hearing impairments
- height and weight challenges, obesity, and eating disorders
- anxiety, stress, and depression
in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Edited by Stella Frances
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals
outside of the United States, primary source for midwives, on the
special needs of mothers with disabilities. Although an increasing
number of women with disabilities are having children, the needs
of this minority group are not always being effectively met. Disability
in Pregnancy and Childbirth provides essential practical information
to healthcare professionals working with this group.
Children Living Away from Home in Foster Care and Residential
Settings. Claire Burns, editor, $41.95
Disabled children who are unable to
live at home are doubly needy: in addition to their disability,
they are deprived of normal family life. The book considers the
key issues that must be addressed when disabled children move
from the family home to new accommodation. It provides insights
into the difficulties that these children face and looks at how
the standards of care that they receive might be improved. It
also makes suggestions about how professionals might work more
effectively with each other and with the children's care-givers.
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Disability and Child Sexual Abuse: Lessons from Survivors’ Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment. Martina Higgins & John Swain, $43.95
Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and how patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem.
Through case vignettes and empirical research, the authors ask practitioners to scrutinize their current professional practice, exploring participants' experiences of hospitalization, education systems and local authorities. They consider the issue of who abuses and why, and highlight issues relating to the complexities involved in revisiting past experiences and confronting unwarranted and unwanted feelings of responsibility. The difficulty of recounting the abuse narrative is also examined within the research context.
Disconnected Kids: the Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Other Neurological Disorders. Robert Melillo, $20.00
Dr. Robert Melillo brings a new understanding to the cause of autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder with his revolutionary program. It has achieved fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including:
- Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory and academic performance
- A behavior modification plan
- Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role
- A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results
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Disorders of Sex Development: a Guide
for Parents and Physicians. Amy Wisniewski, Steven
Chernausek & Bradley Kropp, $20.50
Compassionately written by an
experienced team of professionals, this book offers parents and families
essential information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders
of sex development, or DSD. DSD refers to medical conditions, usually
discovered at birth, in which there is disagreement between a person's genetic
sex (i.e., chromosomes) and the appearance of the person's external or internal
After their child is diagnosed with DSD,
parents need answers to a host of questions. This concise book answers parents'
questions in a reassuring and forthright way, giving affected individuals,
their families, and their health care providers a current and evidence-based
picture of DSD. It offers clear explanations of how newborns with DSD are
evaluated, diagnosed, and treated; describes the different kinds of DSD; and
pays close attention to both psychosocial and medical aspects of DSD. This
guide also includes information about the importance of support groups and
education for affected individuals and their families. DISORDERS OF SEX
DEVELOPMENT gives the information they need to reach a meaningful understanding
of their child's DSD and make informed decisions about their child's health.
Children: a Guide for Parents and Professionals.
Edited by Samuel Stein &Uttom Chowdhury, $34.95
Disorganized children may display
a range of behaviours symptomatic of, for example, ADHD, autism
and conduct disorders, but they often fail to meet all the
criteria for a clear diagnosis. In this book, psychiatrists,
speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment
specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological
strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration
and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of
behaviour and social interaction difficulties … The combination
of information, exercises and case studies makes this a valuable
tool for use by parents, health care and teaching professionals,
and the authors provide an insight into the mind of disorganized
children and practical guidance on how best to help them achieve
their full potential.
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Divorce and the Special Needs Child: a Guide for Parents. Margaret "Pegi" Price, $24.95
Going through a divorce is always tough, but when a child with special needs is involved it can be especially challenging. This book takes a clear and comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses all of the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. From agreeing upon child custody arrangements that meet the particular needs of the child, to making provision for child support payments, gathering together the documentation needed to prove a case, and dealing with financial issues such as debts and property distribution, no aspect of divorce is left uncovered. A set of checklists is included to ensure that parents consider everything they need to, and the book concludes with a useful list of further resources.
Written by an experienced family lawyer and divorced mother of a child with autism, this book offers much-needed guidance to divorcing parents of children with a variety of special needs.
— the History of a Disability. David Wright, $24.95
For 150 years, Down Syndrome has
constituted the archetypal mental disability, easily recognizable by distinct
facial anomalies and physical stigmata. In a narrow medical sense, Down
Syndrome is a common disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra
21st chromosome. But children and adults born with this chromosomal abnormality
have an important collective history beyond their evident importance to the
history of medical science.
David Wright, a Professor of History at the Institute for Health and Social
Policy, McGill University, looks at the changing social responses to Down
Syndrome from Medieval Europe to the present day in the first ever history of
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Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education. Paula
Many aspects of drama therapy make
it an ideal technique to use with students with special learning
needs. This practical resource book for professionals covers
the broad spectrum of students attending special needs schools,
including those with attention deficit disorder, autism and
Asperger syndrome, and students with multiple disabilities.
Eating Game: Get Awesome Meals Everyday. Jean
After more than 25 years working with children with Autism and witnessing the difficulties many of them have with eating healthy meals, Jean Nicols decided the time had come for a creative solution to this challenge. The result is The Eating Game, a unique planning kit based on recommendations made in Canada’s Food Guide, for children, adolescents and adults.
Using Velcro-backed pictures of a wide variety of foods form all the food groups, the kit creates a visual support that helps the user to actively participate in daily food planning. The routine of using the kit to plan the next day’s meals provides a structure that should have positive results day after day and make mealtime more relaxing and rewarding for the whole family.
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The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing
ADHD. Cecil Reynolds, Kimberley Vannest &
Judith Harrison, $27.95
reassuring and grounded in scientific research, THE ENERGETIC BRAIN offers
parents, teachers, and adults with ADHD proven skills to solve learning and
social problems and to promote success in all aspects of life.
The Essence of Interdependence:
Building Community for Everyone. Al Condeluci,
By exploring the roles, expectations,
behavior and stereotypes of people with and without disabilities, this manual
lays the foundation for personal growth and larger societal change. Using a
paradigm or model for interdependence, methods for moving from a medical model
to a community approach show how to support the development, growth and
independence of people with disabilities as integral figures in their
Weaving together personal accounts and
frank discussions with clinical expertise and social theory, this manual is
engaging reading with a powerful message for all. Whether you are a clinician,
educator, caregiver, family member or advocate, you will find this book
engaging, insightful and challenging. Most of all, it will make you rethink
your beliefs, attitudes and approach to inclusion of people with disabilities
in your community.
of Touch: Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries
In Service to People with Developmental Disabilities.
Dave Hingsburger & Mary Harber, $113.95
All human beings need touch. We need to be held. We need to
hold. This training package looks at the delicate issue of touch.
Those who provide direct care to people with developmental disabilities
are often asked to be in private places performing intimate
services. From bathing to toileting to dressing, we are necessarily
in close proximity to those we serve. Given this situation,
it is imperative that staff be aware of how to provide these
services while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
How do we appropriately express affection toward those we serve?
This video suggests new and healthy ways of helping people with
disabilities fulfill their deepest needs. The package includes
over two hours of lecture on 'touch', 'privacy' and 'boundaries'
by renowned trainer Dave Hingsburger and a manual, co-authored
by Mary Harber of the Sexual Health Resource Network, which
staff can use to participate in the training.
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Eye of the Beholder: True Stories of People with Facial Differences. Laura Greenwald, $19.95
Find support, new insights, and valuable suggestions in managing difficult situations with your adopted adolescent.
Featuring true stories of people whose faces have been disfigured as a result of cancer, trauma, or a birth defect, Eye of the Beholder explores what it’s like to try and live an ordinary life behind a remarkable face. Although there are commonalities in every story, particularly regarding stigma, each person faces unique challenges and realizes different outcomes. These dramatic stories also feature medical and scientific advances, as well as the history of facial plastic surgery and face transplant. It is an excellent resource for people with facial differences and their families.
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children
and the Search for Identity. Andrew Solomon, $39.99
Solomon’s startling proposition is that
diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness,
dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities,
with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become
criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is
potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is
universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.
All parenting turns on a crucial
question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are,
and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on
forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred
families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges.
Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants
for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon
narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer
through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of
others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists,
celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous
and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which
culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a
Elegantly reported by a spectacularly
original thinker, FAR FROM THE TREE explores themes of generosity,
acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend
every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of
what it is to be human.
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Feeding Challenges in Young Children:
Strategies and Specialized Interventions for Success. Deborah Bruns & Stacy Thompson, $43.95
Young children's feeding issues can be a
complex challenge for early childhood professionals. This comprehensive
resource provides early interventionists with specific, practical,
research-based guidance on resolving a wide range of feeding issues. Ideal for
a wide range of professionals working with young children birth–5 years across
school, home, and child care settings, this book-and-CD set gives readers
in-depth background information, how-to strategies, and helpful tools for
addressing feeding challenges.
With almost 50 pages of printable
tools, forms, and handouts, the included CD-ROM gives professionals practical
help with every step of improving children's feeding issues. Professionals will
get daily feeding logs, recordkeeping forms, quick-guides to feeding milestones
and red flags, and tip sheets on critical issues such as breastfeeding, feeding
team requirements, and positioning strategies and specialized feeding
and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs: Handouts for
Parents. Marsha Dunn Klein & Tracy Delaney, $165.00
When working with the feeding and
nutrition concerns of parents children of all ages, OTs, therapists
and home care visitors can refer to this library of handouts
for information on how and what to feed children with special
needs. Select from 195 reproducible, illustrated handouts
that guide parents in their understanding and implementation
of therapy programs. All handouts are cross-referenced with
a list of related materials to supplement educational activities.
Customize recommendations by adding individual information
in the special instructions section provided in each handout.
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Great Activities for Children Who Stutter: Lessons, Insights
and Ideas for Therapy Success. Peter Reitzes, $67.95
50 Great Activities for Children
Who Stutter is a refreshing, practical manual for professionals
working with school-age children who stutter … These fun activities
make therapy both clear and successful. The presentation of
the activities is down-to-earth, and includes step-by step
directions, as well as delightful dialogue to use with the
kids. You also get a number of activities specifically designed
for therapy groups composed of children who stutter and children
with language disorders.
Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary. Jean-Claude Corbeil
& Ariane Archambault, $26.95
With brief encyclopedic introductions, up-to-date terminology
and detailed illustrations, this unique and practical reference
allows you to name and describe objects accurately and easily.
Independence Skills Handbook. William Killion, $84.95
(Complete FISH Kit includes the Assessment and Curriculum
Handbook and 10 Assessment Booklets)
The Functional Independence
Skills Handbook, or FISH, is used for determining a person's
ability to perform certain functional activities from daily
life. It was developed for special education teachers, para-educators,
and parents working with individuals with severe developmental
disabilities. The objective of the program is a direct increase
in personal independence in those with autism and other developmental
disorders. This program would also be beneficial for children
with cognitive deficits, school age through adult.
FISH is a criterion-referenced
series of 421 tasks. The assessment instrument and lessons
are organized according to seven domains: Adaptive Behavior
Skills, Affective (or Emotional) Skills, Cognitive Skills,
Sensori-motor Skills, Social Skills, Speech and Language Skills,
and Vocational Skills.
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Chaining: the Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding
Problems and Expand Your Child’s Diet. Cheryl Fraker, Mark
Fishbein, Sibyl Cox & Laura Walbert, $19.95
Initially developed by pediatric speech
pathologist and oral feeding specialist Cheri Fraker in the course
of treating a child who ate nothing but peanut butter, bread, and
milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing
with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining
emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature,
and texture. Now, the internationally known feeding team behind
this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious
foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide
also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating
skills, advice specific to special needs kids.
Forensic Issues in Adolescents with
Developmental Disabilities. Edited by Ernest
Adolescents with developmental
disabilities are a complex population who require specialized treatment and
care. This interdisciplinary text examines the processes involved in working with
this client group in forensic settings, and explores the ways in which their
needs differ from those of other young people who engage in high risk behaviour
The book covers assessment, intervention
and treatment options for adolescents with a wide range of developmental
disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury,
developmental traumatology, and complex comorbidities. It describes the
obstacles, challenges and opportunities to consider when working with this
population, and the role played by various professionals, including forensic
psychiatry and psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education, art
psychotherapy and social work. The book also outlines the issues to consider
when working in secure and community settings as well as the legal aspects of
working with this client group, and the complex issues surrounding risk
Hellos, Hard Good-Byes: Inspiration, Wit, & Wisdom from
Courageous Kids Facing Life-Threatening Illness.
Axel Dahlberg & Janis Russell Love, $16.95
With wit, wisdom, and courage,
young people ages 7–21 tell in their own words what it’s like
to be ill while trying to live normally, each minute of their
daily lives. Their true stories offer hope and insight to
anyone touched by serious illness; their advice is of value
to all those who know, love, and treat young people with illnesses
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41 Things to Know About Autism. Chantal Sicile-Kira, $10.99
41 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AUTISM provides
a clear, instructive explanation of autism. This quick, straightforward guide
explores the symptoms, nature and theories of autism; the emotional effects of
autism on families; autistic behaviours; treatments and much more.
The Four Walls of My Freedom. Donna Thomson, $18.95
This is a riveting and redemptive family
memoir. Donna Thomson's vivid descriptions of her own experience in treading
delicately through daily care, medical emergencies and the medical bureaucracy
as she and her family cope with her son Nicholas' cerebral palsy is both
inspirational and instructive.
Donna Thomson's own experience with adversity takes on new meaning when viewed
through the lens of Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen and other
philosophers' roadmaps of how to realize a good life against all odds. This
lens includes not only people with disability, but also the enormous generation
of post-WWII Baby Boomers who are beginning to sense the health care crisis
that is looming as they deal with their own aging and increasingly infirm
Donna Thomson's brilliantly written family memoir provides a strong, original
message that touches on the lives of anyone caring for the needs of another.
to Intimacy: Making Friends without Words. Phoebe
If you have no language, how can
you make yourself understood, let alone make friends? Phoebe
Caldwell has worked for many years with people with severe
intellectual disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder
who are non-verbal, and whose inability to communicate has
led to unhappy and often violent behaviour. In this new book
she explores the nature of close relationships, and shows
how these are based not so much on words as on the ability
to listen, pay attention, and respond in terms that are familiar
to the other person. Her simple methods are accessible to
anyone who lives or works with such people, and can transform
lives and introduce a sense of fun, participation and of intimacy,
as trust and familiarity are established.
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Assessment & Curriculum for Teaching Students with Disabilities
— Volumes I-IV. Michael Bender, Peter Valletutti,
Carol Ann Baglin & Audrey Smith Hoffnung, $62.95 each;
Four Volume Set, $250.00
Now substantially revised and
available in four volumes, these books are intended as
a guide for educators, special education teachers, school
administrators, counselors, and other professionals involved
in rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.
Included are suggested activities that are divided into
two major categories, Teacher Interventions and Family
Interventions. These two categories are then divided into
four subcategories of distinct age/grade levels – from
infancy through secondary school/young adulthood.
All units within each volume
comprise specific goals, related references, suggested
readings, and selected materials/resources.
Volume I: Self-Care,
Motor Skills, House Management and Living Skills,
Volume II: Nonverbal Communication, Oral Communications
and Literacy Preparation, 4th Edition
Volume III: Functional Academics, 3rd
Volume IV: Interpersonal, Competitive
Job-Finding and Leisure-Time Skills, 2nd
Gardening for Children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs. Natasha
A garden or nature setting presents the
perfect opportunity for children with special needs to learn, play and
strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little
gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. Using
a mindfulness approach, the book outlines the many positive physical,
cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the
garden and provides specially adapted gardening activities for a variety of
needs, including those with:
- Physical challenges
- Developmental disabilities
- ADHD and learning disabilities
- Depression and anxiety
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Behavioural difficulties including anger and
- Allergies and asthma
With a focus on the therapeutic
potential of nature, the book shows that gardening can help reduce feelings of
anxiety, provide an outlet for physical aggression, build self-esteem through
the nurturing of plants and much more. With this practical program, teachers
and parents can easily adopt gardening activities into their schedules and
enjoy the benefits of introducing children with special needs to nature and the
rhythms of the seasons.
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Getting into the Game: Sports
Programs for Kids with Autism. Veronica Smith & Stephanie
Participation in individual and team
sports plays an important part in children's development and promotes growth in
a number of areas. As well as the obvious health benefits, sport also provides
the perfect backdrop to teach young people with autism about rules, strategy
and teamwork —– all invaluable lessons that can be applied to wider society. By
detailing six of the most popular sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming,
soccer, taekwondo and tennis and including the unique experiences of families
of children with autism, it offers all the information, advice and support
needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport
environments. GETTING INTO THE GAME will help families, clinicians and coaches
support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and
Getting the Message:
Learning to Read Facial Expressions. Pat Crissey, $53.95
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.
Getting Started: iPads 4 Special Needs. Sami Rahman, $27.50
The iPad can be a very powerful tool for the special
needs user. This handbook addresses the everything you need to know — from
which iPad to buy, to the multitude of accessories that may be necessary for
the special needs user. This book will also guide you through goal setting,
basic and advanced set up options, finding apps, maintenance and
troubleshooting, and encouraging your user to interact with the iPad.
Gluten-Free Kids: Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism and Other Conditions. Danna Korn, $27.50
As public awareness has grown about the gluten-free (GF) diet being a requirement for anyone with celiac disease, so has evidence that suggests the diet can help improve other conditions; it seems to reduce the symptoms of autism, and helps diabetics lower their glycemic index. The author’s conversational, can-do attitude gives anyone the confidence and know-how to manage the challenges of the GF diet, especially those who need to maintain the diet for a lifetime. Parents, doctors, dietitians and other medical professionals who prescribe GF diets will find this a useful and practical resource.
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The Golden Hat: Talking Back to
Autism. Kate Winslet & Margret Ericsdottir,
Imagine what it
would be like not to be able to communicate with those we love. For many
individuals living with nonverbal autism and their families, this is their
everyday reality. THE GOLDEN HAT is an intimate response to this reality created by Kate Winslet, Margret
Ericsdottir, and Margret’s son Keli, who has nonverbal autism. Kate shared this story with some of
the world’s most famous people, posing the question: “What is important to you
to express?” Their responses are a collection of intimate self-portraits and
All the author proceeds from this
groundbreaking book will benefit the Golden Hat Foundation, founded by Kate
Winslet and Margret Ericsdottir to build innovative living campuses for people
with autism and raise public awareness of their intellectual capabilities.
The Guide to
Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome. Brian
Chicoine & Dennis McGuire, $34.99
The authors of the bestselling Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome turn their attention to the physical health of teens and adults with Down syndrome. Drs. Chicoine and McGuire provide invaluable insight into what health problems are more common in their patients, and how medical issues can “present” differently in people with Down syndrome. In a clear, empathetic style, they discuss how to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent problems, and how to recognize health problems early on to ensure appropriate care and the best outcome. The Guide to Good Health is a resource families and caregivers can refer to over and over again, whether it’s to find strategies to get a teen or adult to cooperate with treatment, or to consider if a symptom is being misdiagnosed or misunderstood.
Made Love: a Guide for Teaching About Male Masturbation.
Dave Hingsburger, $72.95 (DVD format)
This book and DVD set aimed at men with developmental disabilities
discusses privacy, pleasure and the realities of sharing living
spaces with others. The narrator of the video talks about myths
and suggests that masturbation can be a way of learning about
sex, while the book discusses masturbation from the point of
view of both health and pleasure.
a Guide for Teaching about Female Masturbation. Dave
Hingsburger & Sandra Haar, $72.95 (DVD format)
This book and DVD set is aimed at teaching women with developmental
disabilities about masturbation. It also confronts typical
myths about female sexuality. A gentle, positive film that
is clear, graphic and dignified. The book includes a step
by step photographic essay about masturbation, and the joy
of private time.
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The Handbook of
High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities. Edited by James Luiselli, $53.50
Aggressive and destructive behaviors are
an ongoing challenge for many children, adolescents, and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This comprehensive text is
a compendium of knowledge on addressing challenging behaviors
using evidence-based, empirically supported practices. With contributions
from more than 30 prominent clinicians and researchers, this book gives readers
cutting-edge research and clear assessment and intervention guidelines in six
key topic areas:
- Self-Injurious Behavior
- Aggressive Behavior
- Sexual Offending Behavior
- Health-Threatening Eating Disorders
- Criminal Behavior
- Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint
Ideal for use as a graduate-level
textbook or a valuable in-service reference for psychologists, social workers,
educators, and other professionals, this book gives professionals the knowledge
and proven best practices they need to assess high-risk challenging behavior,
intervene appropriately, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.
of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children, 2nd
Edition. Edited by Sam Goldstein & Cecil Reynolds,
Recognized as the definitive reference in the field, this book addresses a broad range of biologically based disorders that affect children's learning and development. Leading authorities review the genetics of each disorder; its course and outcome; associated developmental, cognitive, and psychosocial challenges; and what clinicians and educators need to know about effective approaches to assessment and intervention. Coverage encompasses more frequently diagnosed learning and behavior problems with a genetic component as well as numerous lower-incidence neurodevelopmental disabilities.
New to This Edition:
- Incorporates the latest scientific knowledge and clinical practices.
- Chapters on oppositional disorders and mood disorders.
- Lower-incidence disorders not covered in prior edition: mitochondrial disease, major cortical anomalies, spina bifida, and inborn errors of metabolism.
Young Brains — the Neurofeedback Solution: Drug-Free
Treatment for Childhood Disorders, Including Autism,
ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety. Robert
Hill & Eduardo Castro, $21.95
Healing Young Brains is
a parent’s guide to treating their children with
neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs. Neurofeedback
is a form of brainwave feedback that can help train a
child's brain to overcome slow brainwave activity and
increase and maintain its speed permanently. Quick, noninvasive
and cost effective, neurofeedback is effective without
any of the side effects associated with drugs commonly
used to such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia,
sleep disorders, and emotional problems.
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the Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for
People with Developmental Disabilities. Beth Marks,
Jasmina Sisirak & Tamar Heller, $70.50
Adults with developmental disabilities are at significant risk for health problems. Effective health promotion can improve outcomes—and that's why adult day and residential agencies, schools, and other organizations need this invaluable program development guide. An urgent call to action and a start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise and nutrition by implementing their own successful program.
for People with Developmental Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable
Promotion Program. Beth Marks, Jasmina Sisirak &
Tamar Heller, $32.50
Adults with developmental disabilities are at significant risk for health problems. Effective health promotion can improve outcomes — and that's why adult day and residential agencies, schools, and other organizations need this invaluable program development guide. An urgent call to action and a start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise and nutrition by implementing their own successful program.
Heart Warriors: a Family Faces
Congenital Heart Disease. Amanda Rose Adams, $18.50
Five months pregnant, Amanda Adams was
told her baby was missing half his heart and given two abysmal choices
regarding her pregnancy: force her baby to fight for his life, or perform a
late term abortion. Despite the fact that Liam's odds of death were high and
his odds of suffering were absolute, Amanda chose life. She found herself
redefining the usual expectations a mother has for her child. Instead of
wondering where he'd go to college, she was asking, "Will he even survive
past his first birthday?" That question hung heavily on Amanda's soul,
which she termed "anticipatory grief." The anger and eventual
acceptance of her grief helped her accept her new role as a powerful advocate.
At eight years old, Liam's small chest
is lined with scars, yet they tell a story of a boy who is mature beyond his
years and is aware of his tentative, yet promising, future.
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Children to Build Self-Esteem: a Photocopiable Activities
Book. Deborah Plummer, $34.95
Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically
aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem
… These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and
groups and with all children including those with special
needs or with speech and language difficulties. This unique
activities book will be an invaluable resource for anyone
looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to
build their self-esteem.
Helping Children with Down Syndrome
Communicate Better: Speech and Language Skills for Ages 6-14.
Libby Kumin, $28.95
Helping Children with
Down Syndrome Communicate Better covers the scope of
speech and language issues important for this age group, from
understanding language pragmatics to building conversation
skills and from using augmentative and alternative communication
systems to improving speech intelligibility. Chapters include
case studies, research, home and school activities for practice,
- The distinctions between language
- Factors that make speech and
language difficult (articulation, grammar, fluency)
- The evaluation process (school
or private evaluation)
- Assessment of language and speech
- Language treatment (grammar,
- Speech treatment (articulation,
- Communication skills at school
- Communication skills at home
& in the community
- Conversational skills (how to
start & end conversations, take turns, stay on topic)
- Assistive technology for communication
(assessing need, types of augmentative or alternative communication,
the right match for your child)
A suggested reading list, resource
guide, and appendices (sample evaluations and blank forms)
complement the wealth of practical suggestions and strategies.
Parents, therapists, and teachers will want to refer to it
often to help children make communication progress and participate
fully in their lives.
Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical
Conditions: a Strengths-Based Approach. Nancy
Boyd Webb (Editor), $72.00
Providing an innovative inter-professional
model, Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic
and Serious Medical Conditions provides a multi-disciplinary
approach so that practitioners from a diverse range of
helping fields, working in hospitals, out-patient clinics,
agencies and schools, may be better equipped to foster
children's resilience and build on their emotional strengths.
This is a vital tool for a broad range of health care
professionals, including social workers, school counselors,
play therapists, nurses, and many others.
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Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcoming
a Fear of Speaking. Angela McHolm, Charles Cunningham
& Melanie Vanier, $21.95
Three experts in treating selective
mutism team up to provide parents with the first book to offer
practical strategies for treating children with this potentially
isolating anxiety disorder often referred to as "social
The Hidden Curriculum
of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape
of Employment, a Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum
and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Brenda Smith Myles,
Judy Endow & Malcom Mayfield, $20.95
Adults on the spectrum often have
difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills.
This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught
information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor,
networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing
with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many
High School Transition
that Works! Maryellen Daston, J. Erin Riehle & Susie
For more than 15 years, thousands of
young adults have benefited from Project SEARCH: the business-led internship
program that prepares students with disabilities for competitive, integrated
employment. This book distills the program's secrets to success, giving
counselors, educators, and transition coordinators practical guidance straight
from the founders of Project SEARCH.
- Teaching competitive, marketable, transferable
skills in real work settings
- Promoting effective collaboration among
businesses, transition teams, and young people and families
- Breaking down obstacles to meaningful employment
for people with disabilities
- Help students master the subtleties of
appropriate workplace conduct, a major key to job retention
- Support parents in preparing their child for
success in transition programs and employment
- Develop customized follow-along services so the
student can retain employment and advance further
- Avoid gaps in service as young people transition
out of school
Filled with invaluable tips and
strategies, case studies, and practical materials to help you apply principles
of the Project SEARCH model, this book will inspire higher expectations for
young people with disabilities and vibrant new ideas about systems change.
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Special Needs Brain Learns, 2nd Edition. David Sousa,
Offering practical strategies for
progressive classroom work, How the Special Needs Brain
Learns is an indispensable tool for teachers, school
administrators and support staff who want to better understand
the way children with learning challenges process and retain
How to Break Bad News to People with
Intellectual Disabilities: a Guide for Carers and Professionals. Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, $25.95
This book offers unique and flexible
guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking
bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. The guidelines, which are
adaptable to individual communication ability and level of understanding,
address the many complex needs of people with intellectual disabilities who can
find understanding and accepting news that has a negative impact on their life
a very difficult task. In the book, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne covers a range of
different types of bad news, from bereavement and illness to more minor issues
such as a change of accommodation, and offers highly practical and effective
tips that will help carers and practitioners ensure that bad news is relayed as
sensitively and successfully as possible.
An easy-to-use and comprehensive guide,
this book will be an invaluable resource of information for carers, health
professionals such as doctors and nurses as well as families of people with
Immortal Bird: a Family Memoir. Doron Weber, $18.99
A family’s love lies at the heart of
this gifted boy’s fight to survive. Born with a congenital heart defect that
required surgery when he was a baby, Damon Weber lives a big life with spirit
and independence that have always been a source of pride to his parents, Doron
and Shealagh. But when Damon is diagnosed with a new illness as a teenager, his
triumphant coming-of-age tale turns into a darker and more dramatic quest: his
family’s race against time and a flawed heath care system.
IMMORTAL BIRD is a searing account of a father’s struggle to save his
remarkable son, a story of a young boy’s passion for life, and a tribute to his
family’s love. It is also a story of the perils of modern medicine and the
redemptive power of art in the face of the unthinkable.
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One, Including All: a Guide to Relationship-Based Early Childhood
Inclusion. Leslie Roffman, Todd Wanerman & Cassandra
Inclusive early childhood settings benefit all children, whether or not they have identifies special needs. Including One, Including All provides theoretical, conceptual, and practical information on relationship-based, inclusive practices for early childhood classrooms, an approach that strengthens every child and supports the child's behavioral, emotional, social, and learning challenges. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their successful work using this model, the book includes blueprints for organizing the important work with children and their families and addresses the challenges and rewards of inclusion in early childhood classrooms, and chronicles the experiences of two children with special needs in early childhood settings.
The Incredible 5-Point
Scale, 2nd Edition: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum
Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling
Their Emotional Responses. Kari Dunn Buron & Mitzi
Curtis, $20.95 (includes CD with blank scales for printing)
This much-awaited, second edition of the
wildly popular INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE is significantly improved and
expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first
edition, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales
over the past 10 years, to result in refinements to the original scales, now
considered "classics" in homes and classrooms across the country and
abroad. As well there are lots of new scales specifically designed for young
children and for those with more classic presentations of autism, including
expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another welcome addition is a list of goals
and objectives related to incorporating scales in students' IEPs.
A free CD includes blank scales, small
portable scales and worksheets for easy duplication. As in their other
writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and
self-regulation, two evidence-based practices.
Also: The Incredible 5-Point Scale DVD, $30.95 (22 minutes,
Independent Living and Community Participation. Katherine Synatschk, Gary Clark & James Patton, $45.95
The skills needed for successful transition are multifaceted. Assess your students' abilities to manage independent living and monitor progress for planning after instruction. School and community-based personnel can use the instruments in Independent Living and Community Participation to obtain data in critical planning areas such as Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination, Daily Living Skills, Health, Community Participation, Leisure, and Transportation.
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Inside Asperger’s Looking Out. Kathy Hoopmann, $17.95
INSIDE ASPERGER'S LOOKING OUT follows in
the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Through engaging text and full-color photographs,
this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world.
Each page brings to light traits that
many Aspies have in common, from sensitive hearing and an aversion to bright
lights and strong smells, to literal thinking and difficulty understanding
social rules and reading body language and facial expressions. At the same
time, the book highlights and celebrates the unique characteristics that make
those with Asperger's Syndrome special.
and Sexual Health. Catherine Davies & Melissa Dubie,
A curriculum for teaching
adolescents/adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and other
This comprehensive and well-researched
curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community — a frank, up-to-date
resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of
high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. The authors present
"all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking
into the consideration the learning styles inherent in autism. The curriculum
comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. The
accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualization.
Just Because. Rebecca Elliott, $16.99
A story of the special bond between Toby and his sister Clemmie, whom he loves “just because”.
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Kayak. Debbie Spring, $12.95 (novel)
Living life in a wheelchair makes Teresa feel trapped. She spends her whole year looking forward to her family’s summer vacations on Georgian Bay, where she spends as much time as possible in her kayak. On the water, Teresa is brave, strong and unstoppable.
Kids Beyond Limits: Breakthrough Results
for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, Brain Damage, ADHD and Undiagnosed
Developmental Delays. Anat Baniel, $17.00
By shifting the focus to connecting
rather than “fixing”, this powerful yet simple method helps both children and
parents de-stress, focus and grow. Supported by the latest brain research, the
Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements to help children maximize
their potential, and to help parents see the whole child, not just their
in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar
and More! Martin Kutscher, $22.95
Kids in the Syndrome Mix is a concise, current, all-in-one guide to the whole range
of often co-existing neurobehavioral disorders in children,
from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive
disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders,
nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems,
and executive dysfunction. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat
approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children
in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for
parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs
fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.
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Me Learn ABCs. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto,
Kids Like Me Learn Colors. Laura Ronay
& Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $13.95
Featuring adorable and diverse
children with Down syndrome on every page, and many of
their siblings too, these chunky, sturdy books are perfect
for youngsters who are ready to start learning their colors
Learning in Motion:
101+ Sensory Activities for the Classroom. Patricia Angermeier,
Joan Krzyzanowski & Kristina Keller Moir, $42.50
Ideal for preschool, kindergarten
and primary classes, each of the 101+ activities in Learning
in Motion has been developed to attract and keep
children’s interest by using a multi-sensory approach
in order to improve each child’s learning and behavior.
Activities are organized by month so educators can quickly
choose activities that correspond with seasons, holidays
and educational goals throughout the year.
Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition
Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, 5th Edition. Paul Wehman, $85.95
For more than two decades, the
trusted LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM text has shaped the practices of
thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from
school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in its fifth edition—updated
with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world,
as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family,
employment, and educational challenges. New chapters on critical topics:
- Working with families
- Multicultural transition planning
- Teaching social skills
- Secondary curriculum options
- Online companion materials
- All chapters completely revised and updated
- More practical strategies, case studies
- Updated annotated lists of helpful online
- Improved, user-friendly design
- New online companion materials
- Comprehensive multimedia supplementary materials
for college and university courses
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Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special
Needs. Darlene Mannix,
190+ ready-to-use lessons with
reproducible worksheets to help adolescents develop the
basic skills necessary to experience independence and
success in everyday life.
The book provides 22 complete
teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling
money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely,
getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book also
contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students
how to apply these life skills to real-life situations.
Life Skills Activities for
Special Children. Darlene Mannix, $35.95
Over 150 ready-to-use reproducible
worksheets to help children develop the basic skills necessary
to experience independence and success in everyday life.
Each of the book's activities
focuses on specific skills within the context of real-life
situations and includes complete teacher instructions for
effective use, from objective and introduction through
optional extension activities and methods to assess student
learning. The book includes numerous reproducible parent
letters which can be sent home to help parents reinforce
these lessons while children are away from school.
Living Well with Mitochondrial
Disease: a Handbook for Patients, Parents and Families. Cristy Balcells, $30.95
LIVING WELL WITH MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE
helps make sense of an overwhelming and complex group of diagnoses. This guide
is the first book about Mito written for patients and their families. It helps
readers understand how the mitochondria work (they are the powerhouse of the
cell, providing energy for the entire body), how people with mitochondrial
defects are diagnosed and treated, and how to live well when you, your child,
or someone you love is struggling with disabling symptoms.
Writing as a parent and nurse, the
author shows adult patients, parents, family members, and caregivers how to
achieve the best quality of life possible. Readers will feel empowered as they
come to understand Mito, learn to manage the symptoms, avoid emergencies, and
make appropriate lifestyle choices. Topics include:
- the journey to diagnosis
- the biochemistry of Mito
- practical advice for the specific needs of
children and adults
- understanding and managing symptoms
- where to find specialists and support
- treatment approaches
- autism and Mito
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with FASD: a Guide for Parents. 3rd Edition. Sara
One percent of North Americans
suffer from FASD … It's no wonder that this book is
a Canadian bestseller with over 40,000 copies sold! Bringing
up-to-date and comprehensive information about FASD, this
edition includes the latest Institute of Medicine diagnostic
criteria and terms, special considerations for infants and
adolescents, parent needs, and an expanded resource list.
Living with Prenatal
Drug Exposure: a Guide for Parents. Lissa Cowan &
Jennifer Lee, $24.95
Modeled on the best selling Living with FASD: a Guide for
Parents, this comprehensive book for parents and professionals
introduces caregivers to the challenges of caring for a child
prenatally exposed to drugs. The guide offers practical techniques
and strategies, debunks well-known myths, explores social
issues and includes a workbook section for parents and other
Good: a Curriculum on Physical Appearance and Personal Presentation
for Adolescents and Young Adults with Visual Impairments.
Anne Corn, Michael Bina & Sharon Zell Sacks, $52.95
Looking Good provides lessons and activities designed
to teach young people with low vision and blindness how to improve
their appearance and personal presentation.
Adolescents and young adults don’t always realize that their appearance
affects the impression they make on peers, employers, and others
they encounter. Looking Good provides a framework for young
people to enhance their attributes and to present themselves in
the most favorable light and addresses issues of appearance in a
sensitive manner while taking into account the strengths and capabilities
of students with low vision and blindness.
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Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating
Don’ts: Hi-Lo Stories about Real Life. Thomas
Fish & Jillian Ober, $25.95
Informative and entertaining fiction for
teens and young adults about their lives, LUCKY DOGS, LOST HATS, AND
DATING DON'TS, is a collection of over a dozen hi-lo (high interest-low reading
level) short stories for people with intellectual disabilities or other learning
Young teens through adults will identify
with the book's true-to-life stories and their characters (some with
developmental disabilities, some without), who want to live as independently as
they can. And just like real life, there are episodes of hilarity, poignancy,
messiness, responsibility, longing, fulfillment, and adventure. From roommate
troubles to wanting a pet, and from seeking a girlfriend to going camping with
friends, these appealing short stories engage readers and impart subtle life
lessons. A set of questions at the end of each story encourages discussion and
further self-reflection. Written by experts in literacy and inclusion for
people with developmental disabilities, the stories are illustrated with large
format black and white photos.
Lucky Lou Gets Game. Sarah Yates, $25.00 (novel, 12 & up)
Lou is funny and she has attitude. Lou is a teenager with cerebral palsy. Her cousin Sam has never understood why she can’t play baseball, as he does. He doesn’t take her disability as an excuse. When Sam and his friends coach Lou and her motley crew, the baseball game has unexpected results. Lou gets the boy who was never in her dreams and learns to speak up for herself.
of Your Senses: a Workbook for Children with Sensory Processing
Disorder. Judy Christopher Auer & Michelle Auer,
Help your child to overcome sensory overload — one activity at a time.
These 40 simple, fun activities teach kids to integrate their senses, develop coordination, and to practice self-calming skills. These techniques can be used anytime they feel overwhelmed or have the urge to seek out intense sensory experiences. Before long, your child will be better able to tolerate everyday sensations and prevent simulation overload.
Special Needs Children: a Couple’s Guide to Keeping
Connected. Laura Marshak & Fran Prezant, $28.95
This book looks at the ways
in which having a child with special needs can impact
the parents and how a child's challenging needs can alter
the structure of a relationship. For parents looking
for ways to strengthen their bond and to prevent or resolve
conflict, this guide offers practical and compassionate
guidance and expertise. Mental health professionals and
allied professionals working with special needs families
will also benefit from the insights offered in Married
with Special Needs Children.
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Meet the Challenge Problem Solving Game
for Persons with Asperger Syndrome and Other Social Difficulties. Autism Spectrum Program of Eastern Ontario/Children’s Hospital of Eastern
Ontario, $52.50 (ages 12+)
MEET THE CHALLENGE PROBLEM SOLVING GAME is
a multi-level game for players 12 and up that explores over 300 social problems
addressing school and community issues for youth.
Developed to be played by adolescents with
Asperger Syndrome, the game can also be played with any student who experiences
difficulties solving social problems. The scenarios depicted on the game cards
provide educators or parent the opportunity to address ‘real life’ problems.
Includes facilitator manual.
in Adults with Down Syndrome: a Guide to Emotional and Behavioral
Strengths and Challenges. Dennis McGuire & Brian
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down
Syndrome is an invaluable resource for parents, mental health
professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better
how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in
people with Down syndrome. This authoritative, easy-to-read guide
clarifies the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome,
how some can be mistaken for mental illness, and what are the bona
fide mental health problems that occur more commonly in people with
Down syndrome. In addition, the authors discuss the importance of
regular assessment and how behavior and mental well-being can be
affected by environmental conditions, social opportunities, and
Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the
Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity. Ben
When Ben Mattlin was born with spinal
muscular atrophy, he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did Mattlin
live through childhood, he became one of the first students in a wheelchair to
attend Harvard, from which he graduated and became a professional writer. His
advantage - Mattlin’s life happened to parallel the growth of the disability
rights movement. MIRACLE BOY GROWS UP is a witty, unsentimental
memoir that you won’t forget, told with engrossing intelligence and a unique
perspective on living with a disability during the years of revolutionary
change in how disability is seen in America.
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Me Interactive™: Practicing Conversation CD-ROM, $54.95 (Ages 7-13)
MODEL ME INTERACTIVE™: PRACTICING
CONVERSATION combines video modeling teaching tools with the interactive
capability of software. First, video models a conversation between children.
Then, the student practices the conversation using a webcam. The practice
conversation is recorded and a feedback area allows teachers to comment on and
grade a student's recordings.
The interactive conversation can be prompted
with text or this feature may be turned off once the user becomes familiar with
the lines. The text prompts may be changed by the user for an endless number of
possible responses to the conversation prompts. The software is intuitive and
easy to use. Clear text buttons allow for navigation by young users.
The Model Me Kids Video Series for
Modeling Social Skills DVDs
THE MODEL ME KIDS VIDEO SERIES FOR
MODELING SOCIAL SKILLS were created for children and youth with autism, Asperger
syndrome, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities
and other developmental delays. The DVDs demonstrate a wide variety of social
skills and are great teaching tools for visual learners.
MODEL ME KIDS TEACHING MANUALS AND STUDENT
WORKBOOKS complement the video modeling DVDs and help extend the lessons taught
in the live-action DVDs. These resources help teach social skills at home, in a
classroom, social skills group, or other teaching setting. The Teaching Manual
comes complete with lesson plans and the Student Workbook has numerous social
skills worksheets and activities. Sold separately from the DVDs.
Teachers - Speech Language Pathologists -
School Psychologists - Autism Service Providers
Model Me Kids® Autism Training Workshops
Model Me Kids® now offers professional training workshops. Schedule an in-service workshop for your school, designed to teach staff how to implement social skills training for children with autism using video modeling. For more information, or to schedule a training workshop, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages 9 to 17:
Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention
DVD, $32.95 (63 minutes, Ages 9-17) models skills for
building self-esteem and preventing bullying including self-advocacy,
choosing friends, positive self-talk, and more.
Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention,
Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids,
Model Me Conversation Cues DVD, $32.95
(68 minutes; Ages 9-17) features middle and high school-aged
children demonstrating social skills at school and in the
Model Me Conversation Cues, Teaching Manual
and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Model Me Friendship DVD, $32.95 (75
minutes; Ages 9-17) presents social skills needed to develop
and maintain friendship. It features teen-aged children demonstrating
appropriate social skills at school, playing on sports teams,
eating at a restaurant and in other settings.
Model Me Friendship, Teaching Manual and
Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Model Me Organization & Motivation DVD,
$32.95 (63 minutes, Ages 9-17) watch as children model skills
for staying organized, persistence, planning ahead, memorization,
being on time, note-taking, flexibility, mistakes and more.
Model Me Tips and Tricks DVD, $32.95
(67 minutes; Ages 9-17) features upper elementary, middle,
and high school-aged children demonstrating social skills
at school and in the community.
Model Me Tips and Tricks, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Ages 5 to 12:
Model Me I Can Do It! DVD, $32.95 (53
minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context
of challenging circumstances. It features elementary school-aged
children demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of
Model Me Time for a Playdate DVD, $32.95
(67 minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context
of several playmates. It features elementary school-aged children
demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate.
Model Me Time for School DVD, $32.95
(61 minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context
of school. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating
appropriate social skills in the classroom, library, on the
playground, and in the hallway.
Model Me Time for School, Teaching Manual
and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Ages 2 to 8:
Model Me Faces and Emotions DVD, $27.50
(27 minutes; Ages 2-8) watch as young children demonstrate
a wide range of faces and emotions. This is a great teaching
tool for visual learners.
Model Me Going Places DVD, $27.50 (42
minutes; Ages 2-8) models appropriate behavior in community
locations including the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist,
doctor, mall, and more.
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and Buddy: the Story of the First Seeing Eye Dog. Becky
Hall, illustrated by Doris Ettinger, $21.95 (school age)
This is the real-life story of Frank Morris, who lost his
sight at 16, and Buddy — the first Seeing Eye dog in America
— and the legacy they created together.
Movement Based Learning for Children
of All Abilities. Cecilia Koester, $35.50
This book emphasizes the basic
developmental movement patterns that enhance neurological function. Each of us
has a foundation of neurological patterns that allow us to continually learn
and grow. If the foundation is lacking or weak we then must go back and
reinforce learning at this level of primitive reflexes or developmental
movement patterns. This book gives hands-on methods and techniques that will
allow each and every child to reach their greatest potential.
Movie Time Social Learning. Anna Vagin, $34.50
One of the greatest challenges in
teaching social thinking is finding interesting, imaginative, and enjoyable
ways for students of all ages to study complex social situations. MOVIE
TIME SOCIAL LEARNING takes an activity many students already love—watching
movies—and uses it as a springboard to study the intricacies of social
interaction. By hitting the pause button, we freeze social situations and give
students the all-so-valuable extra time to read context, interpret thoughts,
feelings and plans, make predictions about social behavior, and formulate
narrative language to discuss social interactions.
Author Anna Vagin’s thirty years of
experience and deep understanding of social learning shine through each page as
she thoughtfully explains social concepts and provides detailed, fine-tuned
lessons for seven different popular movies that students will recognize and
love. MOVIE TIME SOCIAL LEARNING incorporates the concepts, vocabulary,
and strategies that are at the heart of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social
Thinking framework. The book comes with a CD that includes all seven lesson
plans as well as ready-to-print templates, handouts, and letters.
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Music for Special Kids: Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources. Pamela Ott, $26.95
Music is a powerful means of engaging children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this practical resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple and fun ways of using songs, instruments and musical games to connect with children of all levels of ability, and includes helpful rhythm worksheets and sheet music. There is a wide range of suggestions for songs and activities that encourage communication, increase self-esteem, stimulate fine and gross motor skills and motor coordination, and promote relaxation.
This book of toe-tapping music activities is a must-have for parents, teachers, caregivers, music therapists and anybody else working with children with developmental disabilities.
My Baby Rides the
Short Bus: the Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids
with Disabilities. Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman
& Sarah Talbot, Editors. $22.50
Featuring works by “alternative” parents
who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought--or remove
its influence altogether--this anthology, taken as a whole, carefully
considers the implications of parenting while raising children with
disabilities. This assortment of authentic, shared experiences from
parents at the fringe of the fringes is a partial antidote to the
stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled kids
and their parents.
Heart vs. the Real World: Children with Heart Disease, In Photographs
& Interviews. Max Gerber, $31.95
My Heart vs. the Real World is an extraordinary
photo essay that explores the lives of children with congenital
heart disease through striking photographs and interviews
with subjects and their families. These are stories of how
CHD patients and their families cope with and overcome extraordinary
obstacles—and learn about themselves during the process. My
Heart vs. the Real World is sometimes funny, sometimes
sad, always thought–provoking, and altogether human.
Author Max Gerber is a professional photographer who was
born three months premature with bradycardia (an abnormally
low heart rate). He has had a pacemaker since the age of eight.
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My Holly: a Story of a Brother’s Understanding and
Acceptance. Julie Leavitt Wolfe, $16.99
This is a story about a young boy named Jack, and the
feelings he’s had about his little sister who has special needs. Jack sometimes
feels sad because he wants his mom and dad to play with him, but they are busy
taking Holly to therapy or doctor’s appointments. Jack begins to understand
that his parents also try to make sure he knows he’s important and loved, and
begins to believe, just like his mom, that one day Holly will be able to do
anything she wants!
My Kid’s Allergic to Everything Dessert Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Mary Harris & Wilma Selzer Nachsin, $18.95
More than 100 recipes for sweets and treats the whole family will enjoy.
NEURODIVERSITY: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences. Thomas Armstrong, $32.95
A new term has emerged from the disability movement in the past decade to help change the way we think about neurological disorders: Neurodiversity. It no longer makes sense to hold on to the deficit-ridden idea of neuropsychological illness. Psychologist Thomas Armstrong offers a revolutionary perspective that reframes many neuropsychological disorders as part of the natural diversity of the human brain rather than as definitive illnesses.
NEURODIVERSITY emphasizes their positive dimensions, showing how people with ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism and other conditions have inherent evolutionary advantages that, matched with the appropriate environment or ecological niche, can help them achieve dignity and wholeness in their lives.
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Syndromes: Behavioral Issues and Their Treatment. Bruce
Shapiro & Pasquale Accardo, $64.95
This cutting-edge volume sheds new light on neurogenetic syndromes using a promising clinical perspective: examining behavioral and psychological phenotypes, with a strong focus on the influence of genetics. Linking science with practice like no other current text on this topic, this comprehensive book combines the latest research of two dozen leading experts and shows how these advances in knowledge apply to treatment and therapy.
Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children: Medical,
Legal and Social Responses. Cathy Cobley & Tom
Non-accidental head injury
is often referred to as being synonymous with 'shaken baby
syndrome' (SBS) – a term which has attracted a great deal
of controversy in recent years due to both disagreement about
its cause and the reliability of eyewitness testimony. The
authors investigate the existing evidence surrounding SBS
and its recognition and construction, including medical versus
social explanations and the difficulties involved in proving
abuse. The authors argue for an examination of non-accidental
head injury rather than SBS, as this term encompasses other
forms of abuse as well as shaking, and caution against a blind
acceptance of medical testimony, arguing that this may impede
child protection agencies' ability to assess cases objectively
and accurately. They also consider the effectiveness of prevention
strategies in reducing the incidence of child abuse cases.
This insightful book will be essential reading for social
workers, lawyers, health professionals, and those working
with child protection agencies.
Optimizing Care for Young Children with Special Health
Care Needs. Elisa Sobo & Paul Kurtin, $48.95
Primary care physicians
and other health care providers can help families get the
best care and services for young children with special health
care needs (CSHCN) in this one-of-a-kind field guide to the
critical issues, policies, and practices affecting medical
care for CSHCN from birth to age 5.
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Ordinary Families, Special Children:
a Systems Approach to Childhood Disability, 3rd Edition.
Milton Seligman & Rosalyn Benjamin Darling, $43.95
Now in a revised and expanded
third edition, this popular clinical reference and text provides
a multi-systems perspective on childhood disability and its
effects on family life. The volume examines how child, family,
ecological, and socio-cultural variables intertwine to shape
the ways families respond to disability, and how professionals
can promote coping, adaptation, and empowerment. Accessible
and engaging, the book integrates theory and research with
vignettes and firsthand reflections from family members.
in Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Tim F. Oberlander, & Frank J. Symons, Editors, $51.95
Essential reading for a wide range
of professionals across disciplines — including physicians,
nurses, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, direct care
staff, and special educators — this research-based book will
help professionals deliver the best possible pain management
and improve the quality of life for children and adults with
Your Complex Child: Become a Powerful Advocate for the Autistic,
Down Syndrome, PDD, Bipolar, or Other Special-Needs Child.
Peggy Lou Morgan, $19.95
The unique tracking and documentation
tools in Parenting Your Complex Child help parents
adapt to their child’s challenges, create routines that support
the child’s needs, communicate those needs to busy professionals
and be taken seriously by them. The book also helps parents
lay the groundwork for care to continue after they themselves
can no longer provide it. Compassionate, practical, and proven, Parenting Your Complex Child helps parents ensure
that life-changing decisions are based on the best interests
of the child — and on the best information available.
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Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Past, Present and Futures. Edited by Gwynneth Llewellyn, et al, $59.95
The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter. The book presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study and offers a human rights approach to disability and family life. Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), the book provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability.
Cookbook: No-Cook Recipes for the Special Chef. Joyce Dassonville
& Ehren McDow, $34.95
The Picture Cookbook offers 51 safe, delicious and easy
recipes for individuals with special needs including autism, attention
deficit disorder, Down’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, illiteracy,
brain trauma or aging.
Instructions for teachers and caregivers on teaching someone to
use the cookbook are detailed, as well as discussions of issues
that can arise. The picture index allows cooks to easily spot their
favourite recipes without the need to read or understand names.
The book has lay-flat binding, extensive colour-coding, and beautiful
Picture Directions: Building Independence Step by Step. Pat Crissey, $53.95
Many students can perform activities independently by following picture directions. This reproducible book features 46 lessons divided into five categories: Cooking, Crafts, Life Skills, Play and Discovery. Each lesson features an illustrated "You will need" checklist plus step-by-step instructions — four to a page. Teacher Tips help you plan your instructional strategies. The goal of this book is to teach students to follow picture directions in sequence, complete important activities independently and recognize sight words paired with the illustrations. Includes photocopy rights and CD-ROM with a printable PDFs.
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for Children with Special Needs: Supporting Children with
Learning Differences, 3-9, Second Edition. Christine
Play for Children with Special Needs enables practitioners to appreciate the contribution that play makes to the education of all children. Christine Macintyre emphasis the importance of creating an environment where children become confident, independent learners, increasingly able to use their imaginations, care for others and to take safe risks.
Pocket Guide to Children with Special
Health Care and Nutritional Needs. Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics, Edited Jacque DeVore & Andrea Shotton, $35.50
This easy-to-use guide for practitioners
provides information on the nutritional needs of children with conditions such
as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and gastrointestinal orders. Topics
- The role of growth in determining important
- Nutrition assessment methods and tools
- Feeding problems and menu modifications
- Consideration for non-oral enteral feeding and
limited oral feeding
- Community services
Case studies, a glossary, and resources
for additional information make this a comprehensive guide that you will refer
The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of
Children with Special Needs. Cara Koscinski, $22.95
If you are unsure about what
occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible
overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an
occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including
core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities,
transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to
practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved.
This will be an illuminating and
essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and
developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from
illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles
and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.
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for Play: Interactive Activities to Enhance Movement and Sensory
Exploration, 2nd Edition. Rachel Diamant & Allison
Whiteside, $74.95 (Birth to 3 years)
Young children learn best from
engaging in regular movement and activities with family
and friends in a supportive environment; the child develops
motor, sensory, cognitive, language, communication, and
social skills. This expanded collection of practical
reproducible activities is designed for use by early
interventionists, early childhood educators, occupational
therapists, physical therapist, speech pathologists,
and community health nurses who work with families with
young children who have or are at risk for developmental
delays. The activity sheets, grouped into ten sections
according to developmental position, are designed to
illustrate ways that caregivers can hold, position, and
play with a child while using toys, objects, materials,
and family members that are available. Furthermore, the
sheets demonstrate proper body mechanics for both child
and caregiver. Space is provided for notes.
Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs: Raising and Teaching All Children to Become Resilient, Responsible and Respectful. Jane Nelsen, Steven Foster & Arlene Raphael, $19.00
Every child deserves to lead a happy and fulfilling life. For parents and teachers of children with special needs, helping their child to not only negotiate daily challenges, but to live fulfilling, meaningful lives, can be the most difficult challenge they will face. Over the years, millions of parents and teachers have come to trust Jane Nelsen’s classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to childrearing. Now, the bestselling series addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting them in positive ways. In these pages are practical solutions to challenges such as:
Learning to look beyond diagnostic labels • Believing in each child's potential regardless of his/her stage of development • Helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers • Coping with the frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult • Strengthening a child's sense of belonging and significance • And Many More!
Journey. Judith Coucouvanis, $21.50
A guide to toilet training children with special needs, including autism and related disorders.
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The Power of Neurodiversity:
Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain. Thomas Armstrong, $18.50
In THE POWER OF NEURODIVERSITY, Thomas
Armstrong explains how we've become a "culture of disabilities," and need to
spend more time focusing on the strengths — rather than the deficits — of those
with mental health labels. He provides practical tools to empower
individuals with neurological differences such as ADD/ADHD, autism, dyslexia
and more, including advice on:
- how to construct an ideal niche
- how to use assistive technologies
- how to think about career development as a
pathway to success, and
- why inclusive classrooms offer the best learning
experiences for neurodiverse children.
Preparing Students with Disabilities
for College Success: a Practical Guide to Transition Planning. Stan Shaw, Joseph Madaus & Lyman Dukess, $40.95
For students with mild to moderate,
non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support
team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective
self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this
cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical
guidance to date on this topic. Readers will learn how early, coordinated,
student-centered planning helps students develop the academic and personal
skills required to successfully transition to college. User-friendly
checklists, tip boxes, activities, and illustrative vignettes translate
extensive research into immediate practice with students and families.
Secondary transition personnel,
counselors, and educators in high school settings will turn to this book first
for comprehensive, accessible information on helping students transition to
college—and lay the critical groundwork for future employment success.
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Preventing Autism: What You Can Do To
Protect Your Children Before and After Birth. Jay
This groundbreaking approach to
preventing autism — from renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon — offers a practical
plan for safeguarding the neurological development of your children, from
pre-pregnancy preparation through your baby’s first twenty-four months. PREVENTING
AUTISM presents a comprehensive program that covers:
- The latest research on the causes of ASD and the
relationship between genetic factors and toxins that trigger developmental
- How to reduce toxic exposure from your food,
home, clothing, and cleaning and personal care products
- The male biological clock, and advice on keeping
- Planning a nursery that is a healthy nest
- Dietary guidance for moms-to-be, babies, and
- Dr. Gordon’s sensible approach to decisions
Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness. Melinda Edwards & Penny Titman, $34.95
Living with a chronic illness can have a significant psychological impact on a child and his or her family, and it is essential that this aspect of their care is not overlooked.
Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness provides a comprehensive guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. Strategies to support children and help them to cope with medical conditions are demonstrated, including cognitive behavioural and systemic approaches, and techniques such as relaxation and motivational interviewing. Case examples from clinical practice are given to illustrate the application of psychological ideas and frameworks to a variety of medical conditions and psychological difficulties. The book also includes a comprehensive resources section of where to look for further information.
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Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments.
Edited by M. Suzanne Zeedyk, $31.95
All humans have an innate need
to communicate with others, and this book presents successful
approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people
who have some type of communication impairment. Covering both
the theory and practical implementation of different interventions,
this book will be invaluable for health and social work professionals,
psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, speech and language
therapists, as well as researchers, teachers and students
in these fields.
Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness. Dennis
Children and adolescents with chronic
illnesses face extraordinary psychological stressors, which
often occur alongside or because of burdensome medical treatment
regimens. Illness-related pressure and worry plague family
members as well. These children and families need psychological
support to help them comply with doctors’ orders and to cope
with issues such as restricted physical activity, frequent
absences from school, and social problems. This book is designed
to advance scientific understanding of interventions that
promote psychological adaptation and adherence to treatment
for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions
… Psychologists who provide clinical care in pediatric settings
will learn about new interventions that can be tailored to
the individual needs of children and families coping with
asthma, diabetes, cancer, sickle-cell anemia, arthritis, and
cystic fibrosis. Researchers will find guidance on the design,
methodology, measurement, and ethics of testing interventions
with children and families.
Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting
and Responding at School, a Book for Children Ages 3-7. Rick Warren, $19.75
Meet Quinn — an irresistible young child
who is trying to learn the "ropes" of social interactions at school. Colorful
illustrations, interactive activities and a fun poster make this educational
tool more than just a good story!
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Raising a Child with Arthritis: from Infancy to Young
Adulthood. Charlotte Huff, $14.95
Raising a Child with
Arthritis provides solutions for the daily challenges
in your child’s life.
Raising Cubby: a Father and Son’s
Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives. John Elder Robinson, $32.95
Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison
was never a model child, and he wasn’t a model dad either. Diagnosed with
Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series
of logic puzzles and practical jokes. When his son, Cubby, asked, “Where did I
come from?” John said he’d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman
had cheated him by promising Cubby would “do all chores.” He read electrical
engineering manuals to Cubby at bedtime. He told Cubby that wizards turned
children into stone when they misbehaved.
Still, John got the basics right. The one thing John couldn’t figure out was
what to do when school authorities decided that Cubby was dumb and stubborn—the
very same thing he had been told as a child. Did Cubby have
Asperger’s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though:
By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant chemist—smart
enough to make military-grade explosives and bring state and federal agents
calling. Afterward, with Cubby facing up to sixty years in prison, both father
and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally coming to terms with
being “on the spectrum” as both a challenge and a unique gift.
Raising and Educating a Deaf Child: a Comprehensive
Guide to the Choices, Controversies and Decisions Faced by
Parents and Educators, 2nd Edition. Marc Marschark,
Raising and Educating a Deaf
Child is not a how-to book or one with all the "right"
answers for raising a deaf child; rather, it is a guide through
the conflicting suggestions and programs for raising deaf
children, as well as the likely implications of taking one
direction or the other.
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Special Kids: a Group Program for Parents of Children with
Special Needs, Facilitator's Manual. Jared Massanari
& Alice Massanari, $15.95
Raising Special Kids: a Group Program
for Parents of Children with Special Needs, Parent Guidebook.
Jared Massanari & Alice Massanari, $21.95
This eight-session group program
is a mutual support program that allows parents to share stories
and explore what works and what doesn't in their unique relationships
between their children and families. Each chapter presents
a central theme that weaves together their own needs and the
needs of their child. The program focuses on:
- Encouraging parents to explore
their own very intense emotional responses to raising a
child with special needs.
- Helping parents identify their
lost dreams, express feelings that accompany loss, and,
at the same time, deeply love the child now in their lives.
- Helping parents experience the
gifts that their child offers.
- Encouraging parents to practice
self-care and appreciate all that they do for their child.
- Strengthening both the parent-child
connection and the family as a whole.
- Improving family communication
and developing skills to help children reach optimal potential.
Raising Special Kids offers
insights and guidance for any parent facing the challenges
of raising a child with physical, developmental, behavioral,
or emotional special needs.
Set, Potty! Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other
Developmental Disorders. Brenda Batts, $18.95
Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed.
Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, even when all previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, and covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them to achieve a big step towards independence.
A Room of Golden Shells: 100 Works by Artists and
Writers with Down Syndrome. Woodbine House, $35.95
Created by artists from the United
States and Canada, the 100 works were solicited via a contest and judged by
Woodbine House staff. This dynamic collection of painting, ceramics, poetry,
and prose marks one of the rare occasions that the creative talents of
teenagers and adults with Down syndrome have been showcased outside their own
community. Inspired by nature, popular culture, travel, master artists, faith,
and dreams, these pieces dazzle us with mastery of craft, captivate us with a novel
metaphor (such as the "golden shells" in 14-year-old Fiona Morris's
poem), and tell us how it feels to live with a disability.
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Secrets to Success for Professionals
in the Autism Field: an Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum,
the Environment and Your Role. Gunilla Gerland,
In a highly readable style, with many
inspiring examples, this book offers original explanations of the impairments
associated with autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours
that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. It looks objectively
and non-judgmentally at the common pitfalls and difficulties that autism
professionals may encounter, explaining how to deal with these and transition
to more effective working relationships. An important section on ethics and
reflection equips the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to grow
professionally in the field.
Packed with original insights and
practical, hands-on tools and strategies, this is essential reading for
teachers, teaching assistants, support workers, counsellors, social workers and
anyone else working with individuals of any age on the autism spectrum.
from Newborns to Toddlers. Britt Collins & Jackie
Linder Olson, $21.50
Sensory Parenting: the Elementary
Years. Britt Collins & Jackie Linder
All of us have a sensory issue at one
time or another and most of us learn to adapt or to avoid the things that
irritate us without giving them a second thought. But for children with sensory
processing disorders, even the simplest daily activities can create anxiety and
stress that challenge the entire family’s ability to cope.
These two books offer a wealth of
information for parents of kids with sensory issues, loaded with tips and
solutions to manage everyday situations and get to the bottom of the
challenging behaviors, while helping parents to understand their child’s
Set for Success: Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organizational Skills. Josie Santomauro & Margaret Anne Carter, $34.95
To be successful in today's world, all children need to become competent in emotional, social and organizational skills. This book of easy-to-implement strategies will be an invaluable tool for teaching these essential life skills to children of all abilities. Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests including science, music, cookery and sports. Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater to all learning styles and levels of emotional and social proficiency.
This practical resource is ideal for children aged 3-10.
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The Silent Child: Exploring the World of Children
Who Do Not Speak. Laurent Danon-Boileau, $19.95
The Silent Child
offers case-based analysis of how children with pathology
ranging from autism to aphasia find their way towards speech.
It includes narrated real-life treatment sessions and draws
general conclusions from both a linguistic and a psychoanalytic
— Six Stories of Disability. Golder Wilson,
A must-read for parents and the healthcare providers alike, Six Mothers — Six Stories of Disability is an intimate look at the lives of six mothers who have children with differing disabilities. These women give advice on what to do and how best to handle different situations regarding home, school and health care. Dr. Wilson then gives his perspective to help physicians better relate to families with disabled children. You will read how these women and their families have dealt with emotional challenges, met obligations, and developed happy, fulfilling lives.
Social Behavior and Self-Management:
5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari
Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $21.50
Building on the success of
the INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE, by Buron and Curtis, this book also uses
scales as a way of explaining social and emotional concepts to individuals who
have difficulty understanding such information but have a relative strength in
understanding systems. The 5-point scales can be used to increase communication
between the person on the spectrum and their support person. It can increase
self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled
self-advocacy tool. As such, it is invaluable at school, on the job and in the
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Fortune or Social Fate: a Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map
for Social Quest Seekers. Michelle Garcia Winner
& Pam Crooke, $24.95
Utilizing the graphic novel with anime illustrations concept to capture the attention of teens, we have developed this book to teach the core concepts related to Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Behavior Mapping (SBM). The core of the book consists of 10 social scenarios, each one scenario is played out through the lens of Social Fortune or Social Fate by demonstrating visually how a situation can change quickly based on how someone reacts within it. Every scenario begins with a mini-story told through a four pictured comic strip which then leads the protagonist to a decision making point. If the decision made leads to others feeling good and ultimately the character feeling good about him or herself, this will be represented as “social fortune.” However, if the protagonist makes a decision that traps him/her and peers/adults in an uncomfortable or frustrating situation, this leads to “social fate.”
This book is unique in its layout and format. The first cover depicts the Social Fortune side of the book; but when the reader turns the book over, the back side of the cover appears up-side down. This is the Social Fate side — a playful way to point out two different points of view.
Play Record: a Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social
Play from Infancy to Adolescence. Chris White, $52.95
Parents, teachers and professionals
working with or caring for a child with social interaction
difficulties will find this toolkit an essential assessment
resource. The Social Play Record is a practical resource
for assessing and developing social play in children with
autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) or difficulties with social
Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs,
Grades 6-12, 2nd Edition. Darlene
200 ready-to-use lessons and
worksheets to help students learn social skills for home,
school, work and the community.
The updated new edition of this
valuable resource offers an exciting collection of worksheets
to help adolescents build the social skills they need to
interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these
skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems.
The book provides complete teaching units focusing on 20
basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other
people, and using common sense.
Social Skills Activities for
Special Children, Grades K-5, 2nd Edition. Darlene
Over 160 ready-to-use lessons and
worksheets to help children use social skills inside and
outside the classroom.
Each lesson places a specific skill
within the context of real-life situations, giving teachers
a means to guide students to think about why the social skill
is important. The hands-on activity that accompanies each
lesson helps students to work through, think about, discuss,
and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom.
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Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New
Unthinkables for Superflex® to Outsmart! Introducing Superflex’s Very Cool
Five-Step Power Plan and the Unthinkables©. Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela
Crooke, $35.95 (includes CD-ROM for handouts)
This latest edition in the Superflex® series is a compilation work that introduces 82 new Unthinkables and 14 new
Thinkables submitted by Social Town citizens of all ages. Unthinkables and
Thinkables are grouped by theme/category for easy reference by student or
adult, and each entry includes the character’s power, related information about
its characteristics, and strategies to defeat the Unthinkable or bolster a Thinkable's
help. The focal point of the book is a brand new teaching strategy developed by
Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner called Superflex’s Very Cool
Five-Step Power Plan. It provides students with even more tools to strengthen
their social processing.
Socially ADDept: Teaching Social
Skills to Children with ADHD, LD and Asperger's. Janet
Giler, $35.95 (ages 8-13)
Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social
behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs
like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism,
Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all
the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn
social skills in simple, concise explanations. The book is divided into eight
sections that educators can use as teaching units or parents can work through
one week (or month) at a time.
Song Without Words: Discovering My
Deafness Halfway through Life. Gerald Shea,
An intimate and original view into the
hidden world of deafness by an international lawyer who survived Andover, Yale,
Columbia Law School and partnership in a prestigious New York law despite
severe hearing loss not diagnosed until he was 34.
The Space Place — We Have Lift Off! Catalyst Video Ltd., $65.95
The Space Place is designed to help young children have a better understanding of emotions and social interaction. The series features a space museum full of model space vehicles and rockets with friendly faces. When George, the caretaker, locks up at night, all the models come to life and the fun begins!
Twelve episodes, each focusing on one emotion, are the central part of this DVD. Also included are interactive games and activities, a set of playing cards featuring emotions and a bonus CD with a special 3D game.
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Speaking of Apraxia: a Parent's Guide
to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Leslie Lindsay,
Written in an empathic style by a parent
who "has been there", SPEAKING OF APRAXIA offers hope and
practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this
neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Characterized by difficulties with
planning and producing the complex set of movements necessary for intelligible
speech, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be a child's only diagnosis or
can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down
syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's
clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CAS and working with
speech-language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it
from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and
special education support.
SPEAKING OF APRAXIA is a
comprehensive and authoritative resource any family, SLP, occupational
therapist, or pediatric practice will be glad to own or recommend.
for Special Kids. Lisa Lewis, $37.50
Over 200 gluten-free, casein-free recipes are included in this new edition of Special Diets for Special Kids. Combining volumes 1 and 2 into a new and updated edition, this jam-packed resource includes information on the latest research into the effects of diet for children with autism, ADHD, allergies, celiac disease and more. The recipes are easy to make and delicious. Best of all — this new edition comes with a CD-ROM of printable recipes.
The Special Educator’s Toolkit:
Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, & Monitor Your Classroom. Cindy Golden, $42.95
Reduce your stress and support student
success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A
lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book and CD-ROM set
will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to
student supports and behavior plans with this innovative approach to creating
effective classrooms for students with all types of disabilities. Special
educators will get step-by-step, ready-to-use guidance on managing six key
aspects of their daily work:
- Environment. Make the most of every inch of
classroom space! Clean out clutter, arrange furniture to improve traffic flow,
and construct classroom zones, work stations, and bulletin board displays that
- Communication. Implement low-cost
communication supports that meet student needs. Make simple picture symbol
books, interactive schedules, labels for classroom areas and objects, and more.
- Teaching Methods and Materials. Determine
student needs, create schedules, simplify the IEP process, and pinpoint the
best methods for teaching academic, vocational, behavioral, social, and life
- Behavioral Systems. Organize a successful
behavioral system that motivates students, helps them improve behavior and
social skills, and uses positive reinforcement techniques.
- Data and Paperwork. Learn the secrets to
creating a simple, logical, highly efficient system for managing paperwork—so
more time can be spent on teaching.
- Staff and Home Supports. Build trusting,
respectful relationships with classroom staff and parents with stress-free
strategies like team meetings and home communication notebooks.
For each of these critical areas, special educators will discover dozens of
proven strategies, vivid examples, and clever tips and tricks to help them make
immediate improvements in their classroom. The book includes a CD-ROM with
more than 60 printable forms and tools to support learning, safety, and
positive behavior. This is the ultimate guide for every special educator, from
the first-year teacher setting up a new classroom to the seasoned veteran who
wants a down-to-earth guide to current best practices.
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Special Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free. Judy Converse, $20.00
At last — nutrition strategies designed to lessen dependence on prescription medications and to help your child thrive. The book’s nutrition-focused tools help minimize meds and maximize health and well-being. Covers autism, asthma, ADHD, allergies, mood disorders and learning problems.
From the Special
Kids in School Series® — Helping
to build awareness and understanding of children with chronic
illness. Each of the books in this series is designed to educate
classroom peers about children living with different illnesses.
Each title also includes "Ten Tips for Teachers"
and "Kids' Quiz". A must for parents, teachers,
school nurses, counselors and caregivers.
Titles in this series, $14.50 each:
Taking A.D.D. to School; Taking Arthritis to
School; Taking Asthma to School; Taking Autism to School;
Taking Cancer to School; Taking Cerebral Palsy to School;
Taking Cystic Fibrosis to School; Taking Depression to School;
Taking Diabetes to School; Taking Down Syndrome to School;
Taking Dyslexia to School; Taking Food Allergies to School;
Taking Hearing Impairments to School; Taking Seizure Disorders
to School; Taking Speech Disorders to School; Taking Tourette
Syndrome to School; Taking Visual Impairments to School; Taking
Weight Problems to School.
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Stories for Disability Awareness: Stories and Activities for Teachers,
Parents and Professionals. Mal Leicester, illustrated by
Taryn Shrigley-Wightman, $34.95
Special Stories on Disability
Awareness provides stories that fire the imagination
and promote disability awareness and discussion among children
aged 4–11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling
'different', bullying, exclusion, joy, success, friendship
and emotional growth. The stories provide a safe environment
for young children to discuss painful emotions as well as
a tool for teachers, parents and professionals to understand
the experiences of disabled children. Each chapter features
an engaging story, linked discussion and learning materials
as well as suggestions for activities and photocopy-ready
handouts. All those who work in early education or support
young children will find this an invaluable resource.
Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs.
Bob Woodward, $24.95
Spiritual Healing with Children with
Special Needs gives a fascinating account of individual
healing sessions with children with complex special needs
and moderate to severe learning difficulties. From his perspective
as both spiritual healer and curative educator, the author
demonstrates the benefits of spiritual healing for these children
as a natural, non-invasive, holistic approach that restores
balance and harmony to body, soul and spirit.
S.T.A.R.S.: a Social
Skills Training Guide for Teaching Assertiveness, Relationship
Skills and Sexual Awareness. Susan Heighway & Susan
Kidd Webster, $21.50
Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs. Goals and activities cover a variety of important skills:
• Building a Positive Self-Image • Making Choices • Learning Relationship-Appropriate Behaviors • Engaging in Mature Relationships • Identifying Body Parts and Understanding Their Functions • Understanding Public and Private Behavior • Understanding Sexual Feelings and Behaviors • Understanding Reproduction • Health Issues Related to Sexual Awareness • Recognizing a Situation as Potentially Unsafe • Learning to Say “No” and Using Basic Self-Protection • And many more!
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Starting a Conversation: School Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Jillian Roberts & Sheryle MacMath, $26.95
This book is for everyone who would like to learn about congenital heart disease. This book will inspire people to see the child, rather than the illness. This is the dream of these children. Starting a Conversation provides accessibility to the wealth of knowledge that has been generated by researchers so that teachers, school personnel, and parents can work together to create the best school environment possible. Together, a school environment can be established that supports, guides, and enriches the lives of children with congenital heart disease. Often, it is just a matter of starting a conversation.
Stickler Syndrome: Learning the Facts, DVD. Symmetree
Media, $20.00 (29 minutes)
Stickler Syndrome is an under-diagnosed
disease with profound medical consequences particularly with respect
to vision and mobility. A genetic malfunction in the collagen found
in bones, eyes, ears and the face, can lead to blindness, hearing
loss, degenerative joint disease, chronic pain and facial effects.
This new DVD, Stickler Syndrome: Learning the Facts aims
to increase awareness of what can happen, the possible treatment
options and provides support to those with and affected by Stickler
Story Drama in the Special Needs
Classroom: Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play. Jessica Perich Carleton, $25.95
Introducing drama to the learning
experience is guaranteed to enrich a child's development, and is an especially
effective approach for children with special educational needs, including those
with autism spectrum disorders. This practical handbook offers teachers an
array of simple and easy-to-implement theatrical techniques that will enhance
students' learning and encourage artistic expression.
The author demonstrates how drama can be
applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings. 'The
Little Red Hen', for example, covers themes that are relevant to literacy
(rhyming and rhythm), maths (counting seeds), science (discussing farming), and
art lessons (designing costumes). Step-by-step lesson plans take teachers
through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas, including warm
ups, movement, songs and props. Handy tips throughout suggest ideas for
developing the plays further and ways to adapt them according to the needs of
Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs.
Jan Starr Campito, $28.95
When Jan Campito first entered the world
of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her how to proceed.
An articulate, well-educated and confident person, she found she
became passive and trusting when it came to assuming people would
tell her what was wrong with her children's development and what
to do to help them. Since no one else was stepping up to find appropriate
help for her children, she realized that she needed to take on that
responsibility. In Supportive Parenting, Jan Campito shares
with other parents her experiences and offers valuable insight into
the advocacy process for both parents and professionals.
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The Survival Guide for Kids with
Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents). Elizabeth
Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve, $18.99 (ages 8 and up)
This positive, straightforward book
offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) their own comprehensive
resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with
the challenges they face every day. THE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM
SPECTRUM DISORDERS places an emphasis on helping children gain new
self-understanding and self-acceptance.
Meant to be read with a parent, the book
addresses questions and provides strategies for communicating, making and
keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight
symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting.
Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and
get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book
includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources.
Sections for parents offer additional information.
Taking On a Learning Disability: at
the Crossroads of Special Education and Adolescent Literacy Learning. Erin McCloskey, $50.95
In the United States, approximately 2.5
million students are diagnosed as having a learning disability and the majority
of those children are placed in special education because of an inability to
read as expected. As a result of this diagnosis, these children may be placed
in special education classrooms — classrooms that are separate from the
‘mainstream’ population. For children with learning disabilities, there is
likely no place, other than in school, where a student’s inability to read as
expected leads to this separation from his/her peers. Once school is over,
these children play alongside the kids in their neighborhoods, participate in
sports teams, and attend community activities. This book looks at the impact of
being labeled as learning disabled and separated from peers in school through
the eyes of Samson, a middle school student described both as learning disabled
and a non-reader. This qualitative case study explores how Samson, his family,
his teachers and this researcher make sense of special education and the
complexities of learning to read as an adolescent.
Through the three years that Samson was in middle school, this book
investigates his perspective on his classes, his interpretation of what it
means to ‘be’ a student in special education, and the process by which he
learns to read. How disability gets created, contested, and discussed is
highlighted through the many contexts that allow disability to be recognized
and to fade into the background.
Talkabout for Children: Developing
Self Awareness and Self Esteem. Alex Kelly, $70.95
This practical resource is packed with
activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem. Self
awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social
skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills
programme. The book includes:
- Over 40 activities to develop self awareness and
- A CD with colour versions of the activities to
print out and use
- A year's teaching plan to help teachers
incorporate groups into the school curriculum
- A short introduction to working with children
with low self esteem and social skills difficulties
- A short assessment of self awareness and self
- 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use
within in your groups
- Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the
smooth running of groups.
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Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $46.95
Creative ideas for teachers, therapists,
and parents working with exceptional children. Full-color
pictorial series of multi-modal tasks, used in programs for
children with autism. Applicable to any early education or
The authors are all current or
former employees of TEACCH, and together have over sixty years
of experience working with exceptional children and adults.
for the Real World. Kathy Hearsey, Laurie Eckenrode &
Pat Fennell, $46.95
Tasks Galore for the Real World,
the second book in the Tasks Galore set, is a valuable
tool for preparing older elementary students, adolescents,
and adults for independence in the home, school, community,
or workplace. Forty-three colorful photo pages present task
ideas in these categories:
- Developing and Teaching Functional
- Domestic Skills
- Vocational Skills
- Independent Living Skills
- Job Sites & School Transition
Let’s Play: Structured Steps to Social Engagement and
Symbolic Play. Laurie Eckenrode, Kathy Hearsey, Pat Fennell
& Beth Reynolds, $65.95
The fourth book in the popular Tasks Galore resource
series for parents, teachers and therapists utilizes play
as the program foundation for learning. These strategies
are based on evolving evidence that teaching play skills
can increase young children’s symbolic understanding
and, thus, have an impact on their imitation, language and
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Tasks Galore Literature-Based
Thematic Units. Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell,
TASKS GALORE: LITERATURE-BASED THEMATIC
UNITS, the fifth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and
therapists, integrates instruction across core curriculum areas by utilizing
Using the storybook, I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY, WHAT SHALL I DO? as a guide
for creating literature-based thematic units, the authors have designed
hands-on activities for use with young learners and students with special
needs. The strategies employed encourage responsiveness to literature
while enhancing vocabulary and language. Tasks illustrate how to make
learning more meaningful by:
- using organizational strategies and visual cues
- connecting themes to everyday experiences
- adapting skills for 21st century learning, and
- individualizing for differing learning styles
Making Groups Meaningful. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell
& Kathy Hearsey, $54.95
third book in the series, Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful
is designed to aid teachers, parents and therapists in applying
structured teaching techniques within classroom groups, school
specials, and even parties! Photos depict preschool and elementary
groups. Concepts are applicable to all ages.
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by Design: Using Your Computer to Create Materials for Students
with Learning Differences. Kimberly Voss, $43.95
Teaching by Design shows
readers how to use the computer to design meaningful educational
materials for children and adults with special needs. A synthesis
of computer graphics, education, and crafting, this book represents
the author’s considerable expertise in customizing educational
materials for her daughter with multiple disabilities as well
as teaching other parents and teachers to create them too.
Full of instructions for designing and adapting materials
and strategies for using them, including a time-saving CD-ROM
of templates, Teaching by Design is useful to parents
and teachers of students of all ages with a wide range of
disabilities. Design and customize lotto boards, interactive
spelling cards, game pieces, playing cards, matching games,
menus, fill-in-the-blank decals, handwriting transparencies,
and more, to teach visual perception, math, language, communication,
reading, handwriting, and self-help skills.
Skills to Children with Autism. Pat Crissey, $28.95 (Grades
Teaching Communication Skills to Children
with Autism offers a comprehensive overview of methods and strategies
for developing functional communication in children with autism.
It addresses the needs of non-verbal and beginning communicators,
as well as verbal children with high functioning autism and Asperger
Syndrome. Includes a license to reprint PDF forms and handouts.
Teaching Perspective-Taking Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Cohen Brennan, $47.95
Educators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, school adjustment counselors and parents can use the teaching guidelines in this manual to help children on the autism spectrum acquire the social perspective taking skills that are so vital to social competency. Beginning with basic non-verbal communication skills such as eye contact and pointing skills, and using concrete, step-by-step instructions, the manual provides systematic teaching programs designed to build progressively more complex social perspective-taking skills including joint attention and pretend play skills, identifying and predicting emotions in themselves and others, making social inferences, understanding false and nested belief and faux pas. Teaching scenarios, with corresponding illustrations designed to enhance comprehension, are provided as well as recommended activities for promoting the generalization of acquired skills. Includes manual and CD-ROM with reproducibles.
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Stuff for Little Kids: Developmental Play Using Home Resources,
Birth to 5. Dee Blose & Laura Smith, $56.50
Assist young children with special needs by adapting ordinary household objects into more than 230 creative activities. You'll have complete instructions for making inexpensive and easy-to-construct therapeutic toys. Use these in activities to improve language, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills in young children. Plus, a description of typical development for each age range is included.
These fresh ideas enable professionals to develop new ways to build skills and to adapt toys, equipment and ideas for sensory-based activities.
Through a Dog's Eyes: Service Dogs
and the People Whose Lives They've Changed, DVD. Written
by Don Campbell, Featuring Jennifer Arnold, Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris,
$28.95 (60 minutes)
This PBS documentary follows the stories
of people with disabilities as they experience the heartwarming and sometimes
challenging process of being matched with a service dog. These journeys
provide powerful insights into one of life's most extraordinary relationships-
the human/canine bond.
Together Is Better: Creating a
Community Where Each Belongs. Al Condeluci, $23.50
TOGETHER IS BETTER is about change and
about how to make things better by fostering community inclusion for persons
Building on the simple concept of
community, it explores the complexities, challenges and rewards of working to
develop a community where each person belongs – young and old, children and
adults, with and without disabilities.
As an interactive manual, the book
guides the reader through exercises with narratives that teach about
communities and demonstrates methods for becoming a valued member. Written for persons
of all abilities and ages, it can be used by parents of children with special
needs, by professionals to assist participants, people with disabilities or
consumers, and by individuals for personal growth.
and Go Joe: an Adolescent’s Experience with OCD. Joe
As many as 2 in every 100 people suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive
Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them.
In Touch and Go Joe, he tells the story of his battle
with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly
intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. Having struggled
to keep the condition a secret for years, he is now able to
talk and write openly about OCD and how he battled to overcome
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of Language Disorders in Children. Rebecca J. McCauley
& Marc E. Fey, editors, $73.50 (includes DVD)
An essential text for future practitioners
and an ideal resource for in-service professional development,
Treatment of Language Disorders in Children is the
key to choosing and implementing the best interventions for
children with language disorders. Expert contributors take
a balanced, in-depth look at 15 widely used interventions,
examining how they should be applied, what evidence demonstrates
that they really work, and what SLPs should do to support
and refine the approaches. Includes DVD clips of each approach
in action, providing vivid illustrations of the interventions.
Understanding Dyspraxia: a Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2nd edition. Maureen Boon, $18.95
Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. Its clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.
Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children: Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals. Nancy Mindick, $22.95
Can you imagine not being able to recognize those you know if they wore glasses, changed their hairstyle, or perhaps put on a hat? Prosopagnosia is a severe facial recognition disorder that is thought to impact around two per cent of the population. Frequently found in children on the autism spectrum, those with the condition have difficulties distinguishing between one face and the next, meaning that they may not recognize even those who are closest to them.
Nancy Mindick provides parents, teachers, and other professionals with an accessible explanation of the different types, causes, and characteristics of prosopagnosia. Providing an insider's perspective on the condition, she suggests ways to recognize the signs of facial recognition difficulties in children, and offers specific ideas for ensuring that they are properly supported in their learning and social development. The issues of diagnosis and disclosure are explored, and the author offers practical management strategies for helping children to cope with the condition and to navigate the many different social situations they will encounter at home, at school, and in the community.
This book offers specific, practical information for parents, teachers, child psychologists, and anyone else who wishes to support the learning and development of a child with a facial recognition disorder.
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Understanding Fragile X Syndrome: a
Guide for Families and Professionals. Isabel
Fernändez Carvajal & David Aldridge, $22.95
Fragile X syndrome is one of the main
causes of child developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders. A pre-mutated
form of the same gene is also the basis for neurological disabilities in
adults. This book breaks down the complex science of this genetic disorder and
provides the facts and advice that every bewildered parent or professional
needs to support individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
This is a straightforward introduction
that clearly explains the condition on both a scientific and practical level.
With sections on diagnosis, symptoms and treatment, as well as discussions of
various emotional and behavioural considerations, this guide covers all aspects
of Fragile X syndrome, its implications, and the possibilities open to families
affected by it. It demonstrates how, with the right therapies, progress can be
made and emphasizes how music can be used effectively to promote communication,
interaction, fine motor skills and responsiveness in children with the condition.
This is an essential reference tool for
families of individuals with Fragile X syndrome, as well as therapists and
healthcare professionals who are unfamiliar with the condition and are looking
to find out more.
Understanding Motor Skills
in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning
Disabilities: a Guide to Improving Coordination.
Lisa Kurtz, $22.95
Children with learning disabilities
often have coordination problems that make everyday activities
such as mealtimes, dressing, playing sports, and learning
to write challenging.
This accessible manual for parents and professionals offers
advice on how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development,
when and how to seek help and specific teaching strategies
to assist children with coordination difficulties in succeeding
in the classroom, playground, and at home. Full of practical
help, this is essential reading for anyone caring for,
or working with, children with developmental motor concerns.
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
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 classroom.
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Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children: Management
Strategies for Parents and Professionals. Pratibha
Reebye & Aileen Stalker, $22.95
Children with regulation disorders
of sensory processing struggle to regulate their emotions
and behaviors in response to sensory stimulation. This book
explains how to recognize these disorders, which are often
misdiagnosed, and offers practical ways of helping children
with regulation disorders.
The authors describe the everyday
experiences and distinguishing characteristics, symptoms,
diagnosis, assessment and treatment approaches for the disorder.
Focusing on early intervention, they present a range of management
strategies for sensory sensitivities, motor problems, over-
or under-reaction, and extremes of behavior. This concise
book will be of interest to those who assess, educate and
parent children with regulation disorders.
Using Storytelling to Support
Children and Adults with Special Needs: Transforming Lives through Telling
Tales. Edited by Nicola Grove, $48.50
This innovative and wide-ranging book
shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special
educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational
approaches, this practical resource provides a highly accessible combination of
theory and practice. Using STORYTELLING TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS will be of interest to all education professionals as well
as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre
practitioners working in special education.
Video Modeling for Young Children
with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals. Sarah Murray & Brenna Noland, $24.95
Video modeling takes visual learning to
the next level by using new technologies to create an effective teaching tool.
This book explains how professionals and parents can use innovative video
modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism
spectrum disorders in school, home or community settings.
Offering practical step-by-step
guidance, the book shows how to film and edit personalized videos that
highlight the exact skill that is being taught. Whether the focus is increasing
attention, peer interaction, getting dressed or creative play, these videos are
easy to incorporate into daily routines. They allow the child to learn new
skills quickly and with less hands-on adult support leading to greater
independence. Three video modeling strategies are presented – Basic Video
Modeling, Video Self-Modeling and Point-of-view Video Modeling – along with all
the information needed for readers to start using the techniques for
themselves. The research behind the approach is also discussed and each chapter
includes detailed case studies that demonstrate the techniques in action.
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Did You Say? A Guide to Speech Intelligibility in People with
Down Syndrome. DVD 59 minutes Libby Kumin, $34.95
This comprehensive overview of
speech intelligibility problems is useful to parents of young
children who speak but are not easily understood. The DVD
features dozens of boys and girls with Down syndrome, from
preschool age to young adulthood, showing various levels of
speech intelligibility. The DVD also features a bonus section
with useful tips on writing effective Individualized Education
Program (IEP) goals related to speech intelligibility. What
Did You Say is also an excellent companion to Libby Kumin's
book Early Communication Skills for Children with Down
What Do You Use to Help Your Body? Jewel Kats, $18.95 (ages 4-8)
Maggie and her mother are out for a
walk. Along the way they stop and talk to the people in their neighbourhood,
and Maggie discovers that lots of people use different things to help their
bodies. Maggie discovers that many people with disabilities use aids, and just
how they work!
What is Autism? Understanding Life
with Autism or Asperger's. Chantal Sicile-Kira,
Though in recent years the diagnosis of autism
has reached epidemic proportions, it is far from understood. In WHAT IS
AUTISM Chantal Sicile-Kira provides a clear, instructive explanation of
autism spectrum disorders and what life is like for those on the
spectrum. WHAT IS AUTISM explores in a simple question-answer format
topics such as the causes of autism, prevention, symptoms, behavior, and
emotional effects of autism on families.
"A wonderful first introduction to
autism for parents, teachers, relatives, and neighbors of a child on the autism
spectrum." —Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
When Down Syndrome and Autism
Intersect: a Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals. Margaret Froehlke & Robin Zaborek, $35.95
WHEN DOWN SYNDROME AND AUTISM
INTERSECT offers a thorough examination of the unique profile of a Down
Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis and best practices for
screening, treatment, and caretaking through the lifespan. This one-stop
resource, the first of its kind, will greatly benefit families whose child is
already diagnosed, and also those who suspect something more than Down
syndrome. Professionals, too, will find information on how to distinguish
DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome, and guidance on providing
services for children and adults.
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Someone Dies: an Accessible Guide to Bereavement for People
with Learning Disabilities. Michelle Mansfield, et
This booklet has been designed by people with developmental
delays for use by others with learning or cognitive disorders.
The aim of the booklet is to guide them in learning to deal
with their loss and to assist their caregivers in supporting
You Do That? A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and
Young People. Uttom Chowdhury & Mary Robertson,
Written specifically for siblings, friends and classmates
of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS), Why Do You Do
That describes tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly
terms and provides a simple explanation of the biological
causes. Other chapters focus on living with someone who has
TS, associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder,
ADD/HD 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.
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and Other Inspiring
Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation. Barbara
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born
with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow,
stubborn — or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward,
struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically
uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on
her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where
she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to
"fix" her own brain. THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED HER BRAIN interweaves her
personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of
working with both children and adults.
THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED HER
BRAIN powerfully and poignantly illustrates how the lives of children and
adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed. This
remarkable book deepens our understanding of how the brain works and of the
brain's profound impact on how we participate in the world. Our brains shape
us, but this book offers clear and hopeful evidence of the corollary: we can
shape our brains.
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with Parents and Families of Exceptional Children and
Youth: Techniques for Successful Conferencing and Collaboration,
4th Edition. Richard
Simpson & Nancy Mundschenk, $53.95
The primary theme of Working
with Parents and Families of Exceptional Children and
Youth is that educators and related service professionals
must be involved in helping parents and families to
contend with the challenges of raising, living with
and educating a child who has an exceptionality. This
text maintains a focus on developing critical knowledge
and skills for conferencing and collaborating that
springs from a strength-based approach when working
with families to develop responsive practitioners.
Additionally, it offers professionals current evidence-based
methods and related resources for building knowledge
and skill sets needed for effective parent and family
for Every Special Child: Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting. Nancy Williams, Illustrated by Leslie White, $22.95
Yoga therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a form of treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs. This book contains a specially-designed yoga program for use with children of all abilities, and provides both parents and professionals with the knowledge they need to carry out the therapy themselves.
The program consists of a series of postures, each of which is explained and accompanied by an illustration. The postures are designed to help children understand and use their bodies, and work towards positive changes such as realigning the spine, encouraging eye-contact, and promoting calm and steady breathing. Consideration is given to creating the right setting for carrying out the therapy, assessing an individual child's particular needs, and making the sessions fun using games and props. Sections on yoga therapy for specific conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy are included, and the book concludes with child and parent reports on how the program has worked for them, and a list of useful contacts and resources.
This practical book is a must for parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals, and anybody else who wants to help a child to develop through enjoyable and therapeutic yoga sessions.
Yogarilla Exercises and Activities: 55 Card Yoga
Deck. Kimberly Mielke & Megan-Lynette Richmond,
$38.50 (ages 3 & up)
OTis, the OT gorilla, is here to teach children
traditional and original yoga poses in a new, fun, and engaging way!
The 55 yoga poses and 110 activities in
this oversized, colorfully illustrated card deck help children understand how
their bodies and minds work together. Occupational therapists, speech-language
pathologists, physical therapists, teachers, and parents can use yoga in the
classroom, at home, or in treatment to improve fine and gross motor skills,
sensory processing, attention, communication, and cognition.
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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: a
True Story of Family, Face Blindness and Forgiveness. Heather Sellers, $18.50
Heather Sellers is face-blind — that is,
she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from
reliably recognizing people's faces. Growing up, unaware of the reason for her
perpetual confusion and anxiety, she took what cues she could from speech,
hairstyle, and gait. The truth was revealed two decades later when Heather took
the man she would marry home to meet her parents and discovered the astonishing
truth about her family and about herself. In this uplifting memoir, Sellers
illuminates a deeper truth: that even in the most chaotic and heartbreaking of
families, love may be seen and felt.
You, Me and My OT. Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman, $11.95
Emma wants to be an astronaut for a school project. She also has a disability. So Emma and her occupational therapist make plans to help her blast off with the rest of her class!
You, Your Child, and "Special" Education: a Guide to Dealing with the System; Revised Edition. Barbara Coyne Cutler, $27.50
Going far beyond abstract advice, You, Your Child, and "Special" Education makes successful advocacy come to life through sample letters and dialogues, realistic vignettes, practical materials like a detailed classroom observation checklist, and solutions to large and small problems that might arise. This is an essential resource for every professional to share with the families they serve. Parents will discover how to become strong, independent, and effective advocates—and their children will get an inclusive and appropriate education that helps them reach their full potential.
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Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments:
Methods & Procedures. Mary Jo Noonan & Linda
on children from birth to age five, Young Children with
Disabilities in Natural Environments offers a wealth
of specific, practical knowledge on a range of critical procedures
for working with children effectively. Pre-service practitioners
will benefit from the features that set this book apart from
other early intervention texts, including in-depth, practical
information on assessing and intervening with children who
have severe disabilities and an integrated, non-categorical
approach that weaves together information across disabilities,
developmental domains, and ages.
Reader-friendly features make this
book a useful resource for students, as well as for professional
development with in-service interventionists and educators.
Struggling Child: a Guide to Understanding & Advocating for
Your Child with Learning, Behavior or Emotional Problems.
Robert Newby, $32.50
Here is a practical, compassionate book
parents can turn to when they first recognize that their child has
a "problem" but aren't sure what it is or where to seek
help. This book explains the different and overlapping symptoms
of learning, mood, and behavior disorders and guides parents in
getting the right diagnosis and treatment. Clear and comprehensive,
this supportive guide will be every parent's first line of defense
in helping a troubled child.
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