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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

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.


Adopting a Child Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Liz Lawryk, $26.50

This book shines light on one of the most misunderstood forms of brain dysfunction, offering perspective and clarity on a confusing topic. With this information, prospective parents can discover if they are the right family for a child or teen living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path Stories for Solving Problems Together. Trina Epstein & Ross Greene, $25.95

Meet Stretch More, a rubber-band character who loves video games and skateboarding, but also has behavior issues that frequently get him in trouble. Stretch is very inflexible!

If you know a child like Stretch — one who has difficulty adapting to changes, handling frustrations, and problem solving — then The Adventures of Stretch More can help! The book includes three pick-your-path stories and at key points in each story, you get to pick what happens next, as Stretch learns to solve problems together with his parents and teacher.

This is the first children's book to demonstrate Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, a therapy method that presumes kids act poorly because they lack the skills to deal with challenging situations. Together, parents and children learn how to defuse the tension and build a more supportive approach to improving behavior. A perfect book for kids ages 8-13 who have ADHD, Tourette's, OCD, or Asperger's that also includes an information section for parents.

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The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects. Liz Kulp & Jodee Kulp, $15.95

Liz Kulp is a teenager with FAE, Jodee Kulp is her adoptive mother. Together they have written a story that needed to be told, about the personal struggles of living with this entirely preventable disorder.


Braided Cord: Tough Times In and Out. Liz Kulp, $3595

Liz was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders as a young teen. Knowing her challenges and understanding her strengths helped her graduate from high school and strive to move on to independent adult life. But Liz was unprepared for life outside the safety of her family home.

Braided Cord takes readers inside the hidden world of adult transition for youth with FASD.


Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker, $63.95 

Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation — the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child’s ability to self-regulate be improved?

Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students’ develop this crucial ability. Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains — what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.

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Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived. Mark Katz, $54.00

Many people who failed in school move on to enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include — though they are by no means limited to — those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. So what did we miss? How can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today?

In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study — as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure — to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians — even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years — new remedies for combating learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.


The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan. Hal Wright, $34.95

The purpose of special needs planning is to create the best possible life for an adult with a disability. This book provides comprehensive guidance on creating a life plan to transition a special needs child to independence or to ensure they are well cared for in the future. Beginning with a vision of a meaningful life for the child, Hal Wright explains how to form a practical plan to reach these goals, how to mentor personal empowerment and task skills, and how to create circles of support to sustain a life plan. Finally he talks the reader through important financial and legal considerations, including how to fund and manage a special needs trust. This book will be essential reading for all parents or guardians of a child with a cognitive, mental or physical impairment. It will also be of interest to attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, trust officers and other professionals looking to better serve the special needs community.

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The Defiant Child: a Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas Riley, $18.95

The Defiant Child guides readers through the difficulties of raising a child or teenager who is attempting to ignore or defeat them at every turn. While it explains how defiant children and teens think, delving deeply into the mistaken ideas that lead them to believe that it is safe to ignore parents and challenge their authority, its chief purpose is to provide parents with a step-by-step plan to regain peace and harmony in the family.


Disorganized Children: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Edited by Samuel Stein & Uttom Chowdhury, $39.95

Disorganized children may display a range of behaviours symptomatic of ADHD, autism and/or 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 authors provide an insight into the mind of disorganized children and practical guidance on how parents and professionals can best to help them achieve their full potential.


Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Constructing Personalised Pathways to Learning. Carolyn Blackburn, Barry Carpenter & Jo Egerton, $38.50

The range of learning difficulties associated with children and young people who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) has been highlighted as an emerging but little understood area of special educational needs. This engaging, timely and highly practical book provides a range of specialist, tried-and-tested practical teaching and learning strategies from which teachers and support staff may construct personalised learning plans for students with FASD, and will help improve outcomes for all their children.

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Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: a Practitioner's Guide. Michael Southam-Gerow, $35.95

Emotion regulation difficulties are central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples, sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed.


Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment. George McCloskey & Lisa Perkins, $55.00

Quickly acquire the knowledge, skills and tools you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficits.


The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder. Rebecca Branstetter, $19.99

Strategies to help your child achieve the time-management skills, focus, and organization to succeed in school and life.

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Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, & Scattered Teens. Sharon Hansen, $24.95

Are you disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do you struggle to get your homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? It may not be your fault. You might have executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If you have tried to better manage your time and meet deadlines with little success, you may feel like giving up. THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING WORKBOOK FOR TEENS is an easy-to-use, practical workbook written by a licensed school counselor, and it will provide you with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help you better understand your disorder and cope with it effectively.

With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire you to carry out and complete tasks with ease. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help you hone the skills you need to succeed.


Fantastic Antone Grows Up: Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.Edited by Judith Kleinfeld, with Barbara Morse & Siobhan Wescott, $28.95

In this sequel to Fantastic Antone Succeeds, young people with FAS/E and their caregivers report on their experiences coping with the problems of adolescence and young adulthood." As in their first book, the authors and editors detail the hands-on, experiential teaching methods, concrete communication, and visual-cuing strategies which work so well for individuals with these challenges. 

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Monty Nelson & Marguerite Trussler, $179.50

Historically, the primary focus on FASD has been on children. However, this is a lifelong disorder and the implications become even more prominent and complex in adulthood. People with this condition can struggle with impulsiveness, and a host of cognitive difficulties. These cognitive difficulties result in challenges for legal systems around the world to understand their issues, and to design appropriate remedial strategies, recommendations for treatments and supports, and even for understanding the failure of many of these individuals to be able to change their behaviours effectively. Various legal and ethical dilemmas are discussed in detail in this volume by 28 authors from Europe, New Zealand and North America. These include discussions regarding the rights of the unborn child, the alcohol industry's duty to warn, whether small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can be condoned, and even the current use of involuntary hospitalization for addicted mothers.

Other chapters discuss the need for training on FASD for front line officers, use of lies during interrogation of those with FASD, medical and legal interventions for offenders with FASD, access to diagnostic services and follow-up supports, and whether FASD can be considered a mitigating factor for sentencing. Furthermore, caregivers also provide their stories regarding the daily dilemmas that are faced in raising those with FASD.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berry Carpenter, Carolyn Blackburn & Jo Egerton, $93.95

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) have emerged as a major phenomenon within the education, health, criminal justice and social care systems of many countries, with current prevalence figures suggesting that one in a hundred children and young people have FASDs. In this publication, academics, professionals and families from around the world have shared expertise and insights on FASDs. Their combined interdisciplinary perspective makes an invaluable contribution to how we understand and address the complex social, educational and health needs associated with this growing group of children and young people.

Articulating fundamental knowledge, cutting edge initiatives and emerging trends in FASDs, this book provides an evidence base that will enable services to identify and respond to the need for action on FASDs. It recognizes that families — natural, foster or adoptive — are at the heart of this process, and that their rich knowledge base, grounded in their lived experience, is crucial. Any education, social care, criminal justice or health professional working with children and young people with FASDs and their families will find this book a seminal and authoritative resource.

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A '5' Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $29.50

Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. The notion behind the 5-point scale is to take an idea or behavior and break it into five parts to make it easier to understand the different degrees of behavior and, eventually, the consequences of one's behavior. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A '5' Is Against the Law speaks directly to adolescents and young adults.


Focusing and Calming Games for Children: Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control. Deborah Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier, $31.95

Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities.

This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children.

This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.

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Helping Preschool-Age Children Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities, Songs, and Games Designed To Give Children the Skills They Need to Succeed for the Rest of Their Lives.Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material)

This highly anticipated resource focuses on skill-training for preschool-age children. Self-regulation is a universal skill necessary for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this one resource, you will be able to address School Readiness, Anger Problems, Anxiety, School Safety, Self-esteem, Social Skills and much more. The authors have developed this guide with a focus on how to help you "Do More with Less." The strategies are creative and designed to engage young children in the process to create change quickly. Includes a CD with reproducibles worksheets.


Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades 7-12

Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success, emotional control, and healthy social interaction. With these resources you will be able to address anger problems, academic performance challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills, and much more. The books provide a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention, or they can be used to create dozens of unique curricula — tailor made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms.

The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children and teens progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains. The strategies are creative, fresh, and engaging in order to effect change quickly and increase the long-term impact.


Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin & Matthew Penner, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades K-8

Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource you will be able to address children's anger problems, academic performance challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills, and much more. This resource provides a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention with children, or they can be used to create dozens of unique curricula — tailor made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms.

The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains. The strategies are creative, fresh, and engaging in order to effect change quickly and increase the long-term impact on children.

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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, $27.95

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 other topics.


Home Visitor’s Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development, 3rd Edition. Carol Klass, $49.50

The ultimate professional development resource for early interventionists, social workers, therapists, and other home visitors, this research-based guidebook is enhanced throughout with up-to-date references and new material on today's hot topics.


How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley, $22.95

Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children his super powers of self-control! Anxiety, frustration, anger, and other difficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-found powers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place. This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

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The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties. James Forgan & Mary Anne Richey, $24.95

Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions.

Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.


The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, Illustrated by Apsley, $25.95

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress.

Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar and More! Martin Kutscher, $24.95

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.


Life After High School: a Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families. Susan Yellin & Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, $22.95

Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.


Not Exactly as Planned: a Memoir of Adoption, Secrets, and Abiding Love. Linda Rosenbaum, $19.95

Not Exactly As Planned is a captivating, deeply moving account of adoption and the unexpected challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Linda Rosenbaum’s life takes a major turn when her son, adopted at birth, is diagnosed with irreversible brain damage. With love, hope and all the medical knowledge she can accumulate, she sets out to change his prognosis and live with as much joy as she can while struggling to accept her new reality. Not Exactly As Planned is more than a story of motherlove. It’s about birdwatching, bar mitzvahs, the collision of ’60’s ideals with the real world, family secrets and woodcarving.

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Nuzzle. Donnie Kanter Winokur, $16.95 CD Audio book, 30 minutes

This is the story of the loving relationship between a boy with FASD and his service dog.


Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury, 3rd Edition. Jodee Kulp, $31.95

With her workshops, books and educational materials, Jodee Kulp has tirelessly advocated for children born with FASD and the families who care for them. This new collection of intervention strategies, personal accounts and practical support is a valuable resource for parents, educators and clinicians.


Pathways to Competence for Young Children: a Parenting Program (Book and CD-ROM). Sarah Landy & Elizabeth Thompson, $79.95

With Pathways to Competence for Young Children: a Parenting Program, professionals can help parents understand and manage their child’s behavior and take an active role in guiding social-emotional development. Developed from Sarah Landy’s highly regarded child development book, Pathways to Competence, this manual-and-CD set shows how to set up, lead, and evaluate a parenting program for parents of children from birth to age 7. This one-of-a-kind program is:

  • Proven effective. Field tested for 10 years with hundreds of parents, this program has proved highly successful in improving child behavior and enhancing parenting skills.
  • Hands-on and practical. Professionals will learn how to lead group discussions, activities and exercises, and role-plays on key parenting challenges.
  • Versatile. Materials can be used for a 10-, 15-, or 20-week parenting group, and professionals can tailor the program to suit their needs. The program is appropriate for a wide range of audiences, including parents with depression, teen mothers, and parents of children with behavior problems.

Everything professionals need to conduct a Pathways to Competence Parenting Group is included: more than 140 parent handouts (easy to print from the CD-ROM inside this book), instructions on structuring and leading sessions, problem-solving tips, and evaluation guidelines. With this engaging and effective program, parents will discover how to strengthen their relationships with their children and foster the healthy social-emotional development children need to manage life’s challenges.

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Restorative Practice and Special Needs: a Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People. Nick Burnett & Margaret Thorsborne, $41.95

Restorative Practice (RP) is an effective approach to discipline that has the potential to transform behaviour by focusing on building and restoring relationships. This practical guide explains how to implement restorative approaches with young people with special needs in educational or residential settings. The book explores how RP is being used in general terms and through a number of case studies looks at how RP needs to be adapted for those with additional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and communication difficulties. It includes guidance on particular issues such as staff facing crises, the issue of physical restraint and additional support parents require.


Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life. Stuart Shanker, $34.00

There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned psychologist Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behaviour has an explanation. That means there is a way to make things better.

Shanker's research has shown that for every child and every adult the ability to thrive — to complete tasks, form friendships, learn, and even love — depends on being able to self-regulate. In the past twenty years neurobiological research has been showing us a lot about brain states, and what is clear now is that the ability to self-regulate in response to stress is central. There are dramatic consequences to looking at a child's behaviour through the lens of self-regulation. Above all it discards the knee-jerk reaction that a child who is having trouble paying attention, controlling his impulses, or who gives up easily on a difficult task, is somehow weak or lacks self-discipline, or is not making a great enough effort to apply himself.

According to Shanker, the ability to deal effectively with stress is limited, though. Like a tank of gas, our energy reserves eventually dwindle, leaving a kid — or an adult — simply unable to control his or her impulses. And what draws down our reserves? Excessive stress. Stress of all kinds, from social anxiety to an uncomfortable chair. Reduce the stress loads, and problems quickly dissipate. Dr. Shanker offers practical, prescriptive advice for parents — giving them concrete ways to develop their own self-regulation skills and teach their children to do the same.


The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids. Karen Dalgliesh, $18.99

Sensory Kids — like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD — often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with THE SENSORY CHILD GETS ORGANIZED, there’s help and hope.

As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities, and in this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand what makes your sensory child tick
  • Create harmonious spaces through sensory organizing
  • Use structure and routines to connect with your child
  • Prepare your child for social and school experiences
  • Make travel a successful and fun-filled journey

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Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $27.95

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 community.


Substance Abuse During Pregnancy. Hilary Smith Connery & William Rayburn, Editors, $113.00

This issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America focuses on various issues related directly to pregnancies complicated by substance use. Topics of interest include epidemiology and screening for hazardous and harmful substance use, teratogenic risks, psychiatric co-morbidities, comprehensive treatment approaches before and after delivery, fetal surveillance, and team-based perinatal management. Particularly new information relates to prescribing buprenorphine, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and adolescent substance use.

Our intent is to activate attention to issues about substance use disorders for all providers caring for pregnant women and women of child-bearing age who may be at increased risk for unintended pregnancy due to substance use patterns. Practical information provided herein will hopefully offer strategies to optimize team-based care for this vulnerable population and their unborn infants. We are grateful to our friends and colleagues, who contributed their time and expertise to this edition. Their commitment to quality care and advancement of patient safety are exemplary.


Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: a Guide for Parents and Counselors. Vincent Monastra, $23.50

When children have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even if their medication smoothes out the worst of the bumps, they still may have a lot of trouble in social situations. Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens With ADHD describes the Life Skills Program created by author Vincent Monastra at his ADHD clinic. It features practical strategies for helping children and teens develop essential life skills at home, school, or in a support group setting. Some of these skills include:

  • Engaging others in conversations
  • Seeking out confidence-building experiences
  • Responding appropriately to teasing
  • Establishing friendships and social networks
  • Trying group activities to avoid isolation
  • Developing healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits
  • Solving problems and getting organized
  • Showing sensitivity to others' emotions

Each chapter includes exercises to help you teach, model, and guide your child in trying out these skills. Interactive checklists, quizzes, and guided journal entries are provided as tools for reflection and for engaging children and teens in ways that are interesting and fun.

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Train Your Brain for Success: a Teenager's Guide to Executive Functions. Randy Kulman, $19.95

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR SUCCESS provides adolescents with practical, user-friendly strategies to improve their organizational, planning, memory, and time-management skills. This easy-to-read guide should help teenagers and their parents to work on skills that are critical for success in school and life in general.


Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Guide for Parents, Carers, and Professionals. Maria Catterick & Liam Curran, $27.95

This is the essential guide to FASD — the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD.


You Make the Difference in Helping Your Child Learn. Ayala Manolson et al, $24.95 (also available in French, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, and in an Aboriginal version); DVD format $54.00

Parents of all young children will love this easy to read guidebook. It provides a simple, step-by-step approach to improving parent-child interactions and creating language opportunities for all children, especially those who are at-risk. The simple language, colourful illustrations and humorous cartoons help make the book especially useful for parents who prefer simplified text and those whose first language is not English.

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Complete Booklist

Adopting a Child Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Liz Lawryk, $26.50

The Best I Can Be: Living with FAS for Kids and Teens. Liz Kulp, $15.95

Braided Cord: Tough Times In and Out. Liz Kulp, $35.95

The Broken Cord. Michael Dorris, $18.50

The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities. Ann Streissguth & J. Kanter, $24.00

Conceiving Risk: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder. Elizabeth Armstrong, $31.95

Damaged Angels: a Mother Discovers the Terrible Cost of Alcohol in Pregnancy. Bonnie Buxton, $24.95

Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Constructing Personalised Pathways to Learning. Carolyn Blackburn, Barry Carpenter & Jo Egerton, $39.95

Fantastic Antone Grows Up: Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. J. Kleinfeld, et al (eds), $28.95

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Monty Nelson & Marguerite Trussler, $179.50

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berry Carpenter, Carolyn Blackburn & Jo Egerton, $93.95

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a Guide for Families and Communities. Ann Streissguth, $41.50

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