1. Children with Disabilities, by Mark L. Batshaw, Hardcover, Brookes Publishing Company
Reference text for students and professionals. Offers extensive coverage of developmental, clinical, educational, family, and intervention issues of concern to teachers working with children with disabilities. Written by doctors, it thoroughly explores issues than impact child development starting from conception through adulthood. Factors that can cause disabilities, current methods of treatment, commonly used medications, and guidelines for intervention are addressed.
2. When Your Child Has a Disability : The Complete Sourcebook of Daily and Medical Care, by Mark L. Batshaw, Paperback, Brookes Publishing Company
The revised and expanded edition of this must-have guide is a proven resource for caregivers meeting the demands of raising a child with a disability. readers will get updated, expert advice on a wide range of medical and educational issues, and detailed coverage of the daily and long term care requirements of specific disabilities. Answers to frequently asked questions follow the chapters to clearly address common parent concerns like behavior, medication, and potential complications. New and expanded chapters have been added to explore the latest care issues including prematurity, early intervention, legal rights, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, genetic syndromes, and changes in health. Not exclusively for caregivers, this guide is for anyone who seeks clear, user-friendly information for working with children with disabilities.
3. Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities, by David L. Westling, Lise Fox, Hardcover, Publisher: Prentice Hall
Written in a way that makes the most complex findings of research understandable and usable in the real educational world, this book offers comprehensive coverage of all of the issues that are pertinent to teaching students with severe disabilities. The authors clearly and completely address both methodology and curriculum, presenting topics in the order in which a teacher would approach them: prior considerations, planning and assessment, general instructional procedures, and, finally, procedures targeted to learners with specific disabling conditions. In addition, they pay thoughtful attention to assessment, the role of paraprofessionals, and multicultural concerns. For teachers and future teachers of students with severe/multiple disabilities.
4. Learning Disabilities: A to Z: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood, by Corinne Smith, Lisa Strick, Paperback, Free Press
“This book is about helping youngsters with learning disabilities hold onto their dreams. It is also about helping their mothers and fathers negotiate the maze of challenges that so often leaves parents and students alike feeling overwhelmed and helpless”. Writing with warmth and compassion Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick explain the causes, identification, and treatment of learning disabilities and present a wealth of practical strategies for helping youngsters become successful both in and out of the classroom: Recognizing a learning problem that won’t be “outgrown”; Designing an effective educational program that targets a student’s strengths (not one that focuses only on weaknesses); Negotiating effectively for what your child needs at school; Avoiding dead-end practices that rob students of motivation and self-esteem; Managing problem behaviors at home; Planning ahead for college and career. Enriched throughout with personal stories, case histories, and tips from parents who have “been there,” Learning Disabilities: A to Z is an easy-to-use, up-to-the-minute resource for parents and professionals who work with children and adolescents.
5. Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or Add (Peterson’s Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Disorders), by Petersons, Paperback
Comprehensive guide to more than 750 institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for special needs students. Features legal considerations for learning disability programs, including distinctions between K-12 and higher education requirements; Tips on how to prepare for the college experience; Profiles of successful people with learning disabilities.
6. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent’s Guide, by Pamela Tanguay, Byron P. Rourke, Paperback, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are an enigma. They’re children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author, herself the parent of a child with NLD, provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety. User-friendly and highly practical, this book is an essential guide for parents in understanding and living with NLD, and professionals working with these very special children.
7. Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide : The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Penny Hutchins Paquette, Hardcover, Scarecrow Press
Inside the easy-to-read pages of this comprehensive guidebook are valuable tools for identifying, understanding, and overcoming the struggles facing teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities. First in a new series, this upbeat book empowers teenagers, showing them how to create an educational plan for high school and college. Chockfull of tips for using assistive technology including, electronic notebooks, Optical Character Recognition systems, and books on tape, this resource talks to teens on a personal level. Also teaches students their rights under federal and state law and profiles famous people that also have learning disabilities.
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