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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
Adoption Piece by Piece
Trilogy. Sara Graefe, editor, $28.95 each
A Toolkit for Parents
This trilogy is for newly adoptive parents
and professionals alike. The books cover everything from adopting
a child who has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to receiving
the help your child needs from his or her family doctor or teacher.
This series represents a comprehensive collection of articles from
experienced parents and professionals on a variety of topics related
to adoption. A must for any adoptive parent or professional who
deals with the complex issues around adoption.
The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to Behave: Introducing spark*— the Self-Regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids. Heather Mackenzie, $39.95
The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to Behave is an
innovative program for teaching self-regulation of behavior, thinking
and emotions to young children on the autism spectrum as well as
other developmental disabilities such as fetal alcohol
and Fragile X. This book is for teachers, speech-language therapists,
occupational therapists, psychologists and others interested in
helping children optimize their abilities. This child-centered program
can be done in individual or group settings.
Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the groundbreaking spark* program includes 69 step-by-step lessons for helping the child move from imitation of easy actions through to self-direction and self-control of behavior, thinking and emotions. spark* is a comprehensive, practical and systematic, covering details from pre-assessment through lesson implementation to evaluation of progress. It provides all information and resources needed to run the program successfully. spark* includes detailed lesson focus and goals, materials needed (many are included in the appendices along with reproducible forms), how to structure and introduce the lesson and then practice the skills as well as ways to prompt and solidify learning. Collaboration with families is encouraged throughout; 18 parent newsletters are included which describe what the child is working on and how the family can help support and extend his self-regulation skills. Certificates of completion for each of the three units, declaring “I have spark*”, are provided to help the children celebrate their accomplishments.
Unique features of spark*:
- Focuses on three important areas of self-regulation: behavioral, cognitive and emotional.
- Presents enjoyable activities that help each child progress from awareness of simple motor acts to cognitive and emotional self-regulation. Strategies learned in behavioral self-regulation serve as a foundation for other areas.
- Emphasizes developing resilience and self-advocacy skills in the children so that they can remain self-regulated even in stressful or disruptive situations.
- Explicitly teaches generalization of each self-regulation skill.
- Is based on current neurological research and works to enhance attention and executive functioning.
- Is suitable for preschool-aged children and/or those with lower language or cognitive levels.
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Best Chance: Parent’s Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care, Sixth
Edition. Province of British Columbia, Ministry for Children
and Families, $15.95
This easy-to read, well-illustrated handbook
offers answers to common and not-so-common questions about pregnancy,
birth and taking care of baby in the first six months of life.
Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects.
Liz Kulp & Jodee Kulp, $14.95
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, $28.95
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.
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Calm, Alert, and Learning:
Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker,
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
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
The Defiant Child:
a Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas
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.
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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Fantastic Antone Grows
Up: Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.Edited
by Judith Kleinfeld, with Barbara Morse & Siobhan Wescott, $24.50
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.
the Unborn Spirit: It Takes All Nations. Ken Murch Productions.
DVD format, 27 minutes $17.95
This video is about the permanent damage
done to the unborn fetus when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol.
It offers clear prevention strategies and intervention information
to women, families, professionals and members of aboriginal communities.
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
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Living with FASD: a
Guide for Parents. 3rd Edition. Sara Graefe, $24.95
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
Living with Prenatal
Drug Exposure: a Guide for Parents. Lissa Cowan & Jennifer
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 caregivers.
Message in a
Bottle: the Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Janet Golden,
A generation has passed since a physician
first noticed that women who drank heavily while pregnant gave birth
to underweight infants with disturbing tell-tale characteristics.
Women whose own mothers enjoyed martinis while pregnant now lost
sleep over a bowl of rum raisin ice cream. In Message in a Bottle,
Janet Golden charts the course of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) through
the courts, media, medical establishment, and public imagination
… Golden argues that the reaction to FAS was shaped by the struggle
over women's relatively new abortion rights and the escalating media
frenzy over "crack" babies. It was increasingly used as
evidence of the moral decay found within marginalized communities
- from inner-city neighborhoods to Indian reservations. With each
reframing, FAS became a currency traded by politicians and political
commentators, lawyers, public health professionals, and advocates
for underrepresented minorities, each pursuing separate aims.
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The Moon Children.
Beverley Brenna, $9.95 (novel, ages 9-12)
Staring across the street the day after
his alcoholic father disappears; eleven-year-old Billy Ray is startled
to see one of his schoolmates, an adopted Romanian girl, gazing
at the sky and then writing in a notebook. She is keeping a Moon
Journal, cataloguing the phases of the moon to keep alive a secret
memory that, eventually, Billy is the first to discover. Although
he has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and struggles with many things
that typical kids take for granted, Billy's curiosity and warmth
intrigue Natasha, and the two children develop a friendship that
gives them the strength and courage to reveal their deepest secrets
and to reach for their dreams.
My Invisible World: Life with my
Brother, His Disability & His Service Dog. Morasha
Winkour, $14.95 (ages 8-10)
Through the eyes and words of an
eleven-year-old sister comes the story of the unique challenges of living with
a sibling's "hidden" disability. The introduction of a service dog into their
home makes life easier for everyone, especially for Morasha's brother Iyal who
has FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder).
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.
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Our FAScinating Journey:
Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury,
3rd Edition. Jodee Kulp, $27.50
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, $63.50
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
- 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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Exposure and Its Effects on Hippocampal Anatomy and Function. Joanna
The hippocampus is viewed as a target for early (prenatal) aversive events. Early life events are complex and interact with genetic factors in a manner which is not yet fully understood but which can profoundly change the structure and function of the hippocampus. This is not surprising as the hippocampus plays a crucial role not only in learning, memory storage and retrieval but also in controlling the stress response. This book provides evidence in support of the hypothesis that prenatal alcohol/ethanol exposure (PAE) interferes with normal development and function of the hippocampus.
Speaking and Learning
the FASD Way. Carol McAndrew, $11.95
Speaking and Learning the FASD Way explores a teacher’s journey in the field of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder. This compilation of strategies, examples, and concrete tools will help educators and support staff to better understand and support FASD students. Functional Behaviour Assessment, learning strategies, building relationships, and social skills are highlighted. The book will give educators and parents great insight into the world of the FASD student.
With Child: Substance Abuse During
Pregnancy — a Woman-Centered Approach. Susan Boyd
& Lenora Marcellus, Editors, $17.95
The contributors to this volume propose
that those who provide services for pregnant drug-using women must recognize
that care of women with social problems that affect pregnancy outcome should be
approached in the same way as care for women with medical problems that have
obstetric consequences. This book provides practitioners and researchers with
valuable information about maternal drug use, best practices and policy.
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Adopting a Child Living with Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder. Liz Lawryk, $26.50
Adoption Piece by Piece Trilogy. Lifelong
Issues: a Toolkit for Parents; Special Needs. Sara Graefe, editor, $28.95 each
Beautiful Smiles, Gentle Spirits: Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Misunderstood Problem. Margaret Michaud &
Sacha Michaud, $26.95
The Best I Can Be: Living with FAS for Kids
and Teens. Liz Kulp, $14.95
Braided Cord: Tough Times In and Out. Liz
The Broken Cord. Michael Dorris, $18.00
The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:
Overcoming Secondary Disabilities. Ann Streissguth & J. Kanter, $19.95
Children with Prenatal Alcohol and/or Other
Drug Exposure: Weighing the Risks of Adoption. S. Edelstein, $14.50
Conceiving Risk: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
& the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder. Elizabeth Armstrong, $28.95
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, $38.50
Fantastic Antone Grows Up: Adolescents and
Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. J. Kleinfeld, et al (eds), $26.95
Fantastic Antone Succeeds! Experiences in
Educating Children with FAE-FAS. Judith Kleinfield, $24.50
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a Guide for Families and Communities.
Ann Streissguth, $32.50
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Finding Perspective: Raising Succesful
Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Liz Lawryk, $26.50
Forfeiting All Sanity: a Mother’s Story of
Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Jennfer Poss Taylor, $12.50
Guarding the Unborn Spirit: It Takes All
Nations. Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. $17.95 DVD
Living with FASD: a Guide for Parents. 3rd
Edition. Sara Graefe, $24.95
Living with Prenatal Drug Exposure: a Guide
for Parents. Lissa Cowan & Jennifer Lee, $24.95
Message in a Bottle: the Making of Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome. Janet Golden, $24.50
The Moon Children. Beverley Brenna, $9.95 (FASD
novel, ages 9-12)
My Invisible World: Life with my Brother,
His Disability & His Service Dog. Morasha Winkour, $14.95 (ages 8-10)
Nuzzle. Donnie Kanter Winokur, $16.95 CD
Audio book, 30 minutes (school age)
Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain
Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury, 3rd Edition. Jodee
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Its Effects
on Hippocampal Anatomy and Function. Joanna Sliwowska, $48.50
Speaking and Learning the FASD Way. Carol
With Child: Substance Abuse During
Pregnancy — a Woman-Centered Approach. Susan Boyd & Lenora Marcellus,
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Affect Regulation and the Development of
Psychopathology. Susan Bradley, $30.95
The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to
Behave: Introducing spark*— the Self-Regulation Program of Awareness and
Resilience in Kids. Heather Mackenzie, $39.95
Baby’s Best Chance: Parent’s Handbook of
Pregnancy and Baby Care, Sixth Edition. Province of British Columbia, Ministry
for Children and Families, $15.95
Becoming Attached: Unfolding the Mystery of
the Infant-Mother Bond and Its Impact on Later Life. Robert Karen, $26.50
Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart
Child Development for Child Care and
Protection Workers. Brigid Daniel et al, $34.95
The Defiant Child: a Parent’s Guide to
Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas Riley, $15.95
Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative
Approach. Sarah Landy & Roseanne Menna, $48.50
The Explosive Child: a New Approach for
Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.
Ross Greene, $17.99
Home Visitor’s Guidebook: Promoting Optimal
Parent & Child Development, 3rd Edition. Carol Klass, $49.50
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and
Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Carol Kranowitz, $17.50
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities
for Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Carol Kranowitz, $17.50
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Pathways to Competence: Encouraging Healthy
Social and Emotional Development in Young Children, 2nd Edition. Sarah
Pathways to Competence for Young Children: a Parenting Program
(Book and CD-ROM). Sarah Landy & Elizabeth Thompson, $63.50
Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect
and Behavior. Georgia DeGangi, $68.95
Raising Children Who Refuse to Be Raised:
Parenting Skills and Therapy Interventions for the Most Difficult Children.
Dave Ziegler, $33.50
Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in
Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact with Their
Environment. G. Gordon Williamson & Marie Anzalone, $24.95
Teaching the Tiger: a Handbook for Individuals Involved in the
Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome
or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt,
Transforming the Difficult Child: the
Nurtured Heart Approach. Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley, $27.95
Treating Explosive Kids: the Collaborative Problem-Solving
Approach. Ross Greene & J. Stuart Ablon, $42.95
You Make the Difference in Helping Your
Child Learn. Ayala Manolson et al, $24.95 (also available in French, Spanish,
Chinese, Dutch, and an Aboriginal edition at the same price); DVD format $55.00
Your Premature Baby: the First Five Years.
Nikki Bradford, $19.95
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