• Education

The Parents' Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties

Information, Advice and Practical Tips
Author: Veronica Bidwell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503088
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 1520
Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks. Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.

    • Education

Specific Learning Difficulties - What Teachers Need to Know


Author: Diana Hudson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500461
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 2377
This book clearly explains what Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are, and describes the symptoms of conditions most commonly encountered in the mainstream classroom: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The author provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with each of these conditions, as well as practical suggestions for modifying teaching materials and methods to make learning enjoyable, effective and accessible for students. There are also dedicated chapters on helping students with SpLDs to develop effective revision skills and exam techniques. This straight-talking and accessible guide is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, and those in school management who want to know more about supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

    • Psychology

Language Processing Problems

A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Author: Cindy Gaulin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462834612
Category: Psychology
Page: 119
View: 355
Language Processing Problems: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is an easy-to-read but thorough treatment of a problem which is quite prevalent but often overlooked. Children (and adults) vary in their language processing capacities. Recognizing this variation can be very useful in understanding why certain children are having unexpected difficulties with school or social interactions. Split-second delays in recognizing words, problems remembering what was said, difficulties finding the word needed or organizing a complex sentence can all interfere with communication. For some children these problems are quite significant in spite of perfectly adequate or even exceptional knowledge of words and grammatical rules. The book explains, in laymans terms, how people use language to communicate, the components of the language processing system and the types of problems that can arise with its use. In particular an attempt is made to discriminate between language processing problems and other disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Dyslexia. Guidelines are provided for recognizing language processing problems and for deciding how to proceed toward a solution. The book ends with many suggestions which parents, teachers and children can use to address specific and general language processing problems. A quick pass through the book finds that it begins with several examples of children who have language processing problems. It then provides down-to-earth descriptions of what language processing is and how we use speech to communicate. This is followed by discussions of the difference between language knowledge and language processing and other psycholinguistic topics such as word recognition and working memory. Distinctions are drawn between input and output processing and between auditory and visual language processing. These topics are followed by a chapter about how children learn to process language. After this introduction to the workings of language processing, problems with language processing are treated in detail. What are the problems? Who has them? And what causes language processing problems? Confusions of terminology are dealt with and then come two chapters which lay out the intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (environmental) factors related to language processing problems. In these chapters I compare and integrate information about related problems which can co-occur or be confused with language processing problems. The next two long chapters help parents and teachers recognize whether a child has a language processing problem and then decide what to do about it. The first of these chapters is divided into sections dealing with preschoolers, school-age children and high school students. The second chapter helps parents and teachers decide whether a speech-language evaluation is needed, what that evaluation should include, and details various possible treatment routes. There are four chapters which provide suggestions for improving listening and following directions, verbal memory, word retrieval and organization of language output, respectively. In each chapter there are suggestions for external strategies (to be used by parents and teachers) and internal strategies (to be used by the child) as well as descriptions of the kinds of treatment available from speech-language pathologists for these problems. A short, final summary is followed by a glossary and references.

    • Health & Fitness

A Guide to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Information and Advice for Teachers and Parents
Author: Janet Hoskin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504343
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 232
View: 1632
The prognosis for individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is improving, with some men with DMD living into their 30s and 40s. More vital than ever, this book helps teachers and parents to support children and young people with DMD with their education and transition into adulthood. Leading experts on DMD explain Duchenne and its impact in easy-to-understand terms. Going beyond physical management, particular focus is put on learning and behavioural issues, including speech delay and difficulty learning to read, as well as common comorbid conditions, such as ADHD, autism and OCD. Raising aspirations, the book gives guidance on effective support in the classroom and advice on the transition to adulthood, employment and independent living.

    • Family & Relationships

The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies

Clear and Complete Advice from the Experts on Raising Your Food-Allergic Child
Author: Marianne S. Barber,Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805066005
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 356
View: 2776
The most comprehensive book on dealing with childhood food allergies, a problem that affects more than four million children in the United States. For them--and their parents and caregivers--the ordinary patterns of life are profoundly disrupted. As families struggle with a serious condition that can become life-threatening, the stress is often overwhelming. This invaluable reference provides the practical help and reassurance parents have been waiting for. 15 illustrations.

    • Education

Maths Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Second Edition
Author: Steve Chinn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784509892
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 1609
Written by a world authority on maths difficulties in children, this accessible guide provides tried and tested visual strategies and tailored techniques to help teachers and parents support children with SpLDs who need help with maths. Drawing on the latest research, into areas such as cognition and meta-cognition, along with the authors' decades of teaching experience, the book offers insight into how maths learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyscalculia and maths anxiety, make maths difficult. Each chapter looks at foundational areas of maths learning that children may struggle with, from early number experiences to basic addition and subtraction, times tables, measurement and more. Essential reading for any teacher, learning assistant or parent supporting children with maths.

    • Education

Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781890627843
Category: Education
Page: 217
View: 522
The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

The Parents' Guide to Clubfoot


Author: Betsy Miller
Publisher: Betsy Miller
ISBN: 1450756425
Category:
Page: 134
View: 1694
Covers all aspects of clubfoot in babies and children, from diagnosis to treatment. Includes a short children's story about clubfoot.

    • Family & Relationships

Tic Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Uttom Chowdhury,Tara Murphy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009176
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
View: 9824
This is the essential one-stop guide for parents of children and young people with tic disorders and the professionals who work with them. Drawing on current research and their own clinical experience, the authors provide up-to-date information on tic disorders and review the psychological, medical and alternative methods of managing symptoms. Written in clear, accessible language and with practical advice on how to support children with tics at home and in school, the book also includes essential information on the common co-occurring conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, autism, self-esteem issues and behavioural difficulties.

    • Learning disabilities

Understanding Learning Disabilities

A Parent Guide and Workbook : for Parents, Teachers, Professionals, Advocates, and Others who Work with Or Come in Contact With, Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Author: Mary Louise Trusdell,Inge W. Horowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780912752679
Category: Learning disabilities
Page: 254
View: 8409

    • Family & Relationships

Living with Kids and Dogs ... Without Losing Your Mind

A Parent's Guide to Controlling the Chaos
Author: Colleen Pelar
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1933562137
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 186
View: 2533
Provides busy parents with simple, realistic advice to help ensure that the relationship between their kids and their dog is safe and enjoyable for all. You will learn how to help your child and dog develop a strong relationship, built on trust and cooperation; set your family up for success with a minimum of effort; recognize canine stress signals and know when your dog is getting worried about normal kid activity; identify serious behavior problems before someone gets hurt; prevent your child from becoming part of a growing statistic--children who have been bitten by a dog.

    • Family & Relationships

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience
Author: Cynthia G. Simpson,Vicky G. Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593633592
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 172
View: 4359
With special secitions addressing ADD/ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, offers learning disabled students strategies and guidance for choosing the right college, preparing for university life, and succeeding in their studies.

    • Family & Relationships

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder Or Asperger's Disorder

A Parent's Guide
Author: Kathryn Stewart
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245263
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 237
View: 8603
Presents an overview of Asperger's syndrome and related nonverbal learning disorders covering the symptoms and ways to help a child cope and lead a full and satisfying life.

    • Education

The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Author: Marybeth Kravets,Princeton Review,Imy F. Wax
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375429611
Category: Education
Page: 831
View: 3094
Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.

    • Education

School Struggles

A Guide to Your Shut Down Learner's Success
Author: Richard Selznick
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591811783
Category: Education
Page: 222
View: 1035
From the author of The Shut-Down Learner, here is aid and comfort for parents of children having difficulty with school. Dr. Selznick offers perspective and understanding developed over his 25 years of working with thousands of academically struggling kids and their families. Tackling topics like excessive use of technology, parental indulgence of children, students who have trouble getting organized, and the importance of patience, this book will be a godsend for families struggling with school and behavioral issues.

    • Family & Relationships

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
Author: Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James McPartland
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 278
View: 4587
Presents definitions, diagnosis, causes, and treatments, and discusses day-to-day living, channeling a child's strengths, examples and solutions to basic problems, and dealing with home, school, and life as an adult.

    • Family & Relationships

Does My Child Have Autism

A Parents Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Wendy L. Stone
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787984502
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
View: 5348
Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can’t she talk? Is my child’s development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.

    • Education

Thinking Differently

An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
Author: David Flink
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062225944
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 4340
An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates. In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD. Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives. Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.

    • Family & Relationships

A Parent's Guide to Special Education

Insider Advice on how to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed
Author: Linda Wilmshurst,Alan W. Brue
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814472835
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 262
View: 8662
"The term 'special education' encompasses dozens of learning challenges: developmental delay, learning and physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, retardation, language impairment, autism, and others. By nature of this diversity, navigating even well-run, well-funded special education programs can be daunting. A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers guidance to parents and their children -- as well as to teachers, counselors, and administrators -- on issues including: * diagnosis and awareness * special education laws * eligibility issues and requirements * programs * parenting issues * communication between parents and schools * and much more A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers invaluable information and a positive vision of special education that will help them through a potentially overwhelming process. Filled with practical recommendations, sample forms, and enlightening examples, this is a priceless resource for helping every child learn."

    • Psychology

Ages and Stages

A Parent's Guide to Normal Childhood Development
Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471370871
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 5684
A comprehensive parent's guide to your child's psychological development from birth through age 10 Written in an engaging, practical style, Ages and Stages offers you the benefits of the most current research on child development, featuring helpful tips and techniques to foster your child's maturation. Charles Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo tell you what behaviors you can expect as your child grows and how you can help him or her to advance to the next level of development. They include numerous examples, stories, and activities you can use immediately to positively influence your child's development. The book's structure (divided into four stages of child development--birth to 18 months, 18 to 36 months, 36 months to age six, and six to ten years) allows you to monitor your child's progress, identify the reasons for emotional and psychological differences in siblings, and even determine how your parenting strategies should change as your child grows. * Covers all five areas of psychological health--emotional, cognitive, friendship/relationships, personal growth, and morality * Filled with easy-to-follow Do's and Don'ts, plus fun activities and exercises to encourage your child's development * Helps you assess if and when your child may need professional intervention