'This book uses case studies across a range of ages to give practical advice on best practice when working with children and their parents in conjunction with other professionals....[T]he book contains much value to both class teachers and headteachers' - Headteacher Update
'This realistic and wide-ranging book supports the work of a growing number of school-based support staff' - Extended Schools Update
'This book helpfully covers the broad range of issues that home-school workers are likely to negotiate on a day to day basis. They give a realistic account of the challenges of working with parents from a school context, outlining a range of approaches, interventions, case studies and information to help practitioners provide effective support.' - Jo Hook, Transition Information Sessions (TIS) Consultant - Family and Parenting Institute
With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff.
Using case studies to illustrate best practice across a range of age groups, the book looks at strategies for dealing with the effects of the following issues on children:
o domestic violence
o bereavement and loss
o learning difficulties and special educational needs
o neglect and poverty
o anger and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
o addictions within the family.
There is advice on working directly with children and examples are cited from children from 0 to 19.
This book is an essential read for all those involved in the education and care of children.
Accessible and user-friendly, this book will be essential reading for all students of education – including teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers – on a range of learning support courses (Foundation Degree, BA QTS and PGCE).
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground “bump” would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey Hayden’s career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations—yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs—as a dedicated teacher remained committed to helping a “hopeless” girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.
Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).
This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.
Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features:Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE New analysis of parent and student rights Guidance on discipline A preventative approach to special education litigation Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law
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.
The second picture book in The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series features Max, a third-grader who had always liked math until his teacher started using a timer for testing the class on multiplication facts. Max clutches when he tries to hurry. When his missing math folder reveals that Max has been working problems from the older brother’s algebra book “for fun,” he is invited to join the school math team as well as a program for accelerated math students. Tinted with colorful washes, ink drawings illustrate the story with sympathy and humor. One particularly expressive picture illustrates the phrase “my mind freezes” with a drawing of unhappy Max seated at his school desk, his head turned into a snowman’s noggin, carrot nose and all. The well-phrased text also reassures children that understanding is more important than memorization and that a strength in one area of learning can offset a weakness in another. Grades 1-3. --Carolyn Phelan
Reviews of previous editions:
"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "... provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONLearning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.
30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.
Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing
Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation
Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD
Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults
parents and teachers. The book provides explanations of the learning
disabilities dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyslexia and auditory
processing disorder as well as the common areas that are affected by
learning disabilities including short term memory, executive function
and comprehension. The treatment program utilizes brain training and
neuroplasticity techniques to encourage development of the connections
in the brain that strengthen these skills. The techniques can also be
used to work with those who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, traumatic
brain injury or stroke.
One of the most difficult things for a parent to hear is that there is
something wrong with a child and that there is nothing that can be done
to help him. That is what author Jennifer Holland and her husband
Charles were told in 2001 when their oldest son was diagnosed with
auditory processing disorder. This diagnosis was repeated in 2010 when
their second son was diagnosed and again in 2013 when the diagnosis was
confirmed in their fourth child. In Charles and Jennifer’s family,
auditory processing disorder is a genetic condition inherited from
Jennifer made it her mission to figure out how to help her own children
succeed in the classroom and in life. This program will allow you to
treat those who are learning disabled from the preschool and early
reader age level through adulthood and understand and address many of
the most common difficulties they face in everyday life.
This book was written and the program developed for every parent who has
been told there was nothing that could be done for their child and for
every parent/teacher who knows more can be.
Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious.
Varney Whitney, a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD, offers practical solutions, the latest information, and all-new activities that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life.
Topics include:Getting a diagnosisDeveloping a treatment planHelping your child make friendsDealing with setbacks
Nine-year-old Cassandra, kidnapped by her father and found starving, dirty, and picking through garbage cans—is a child prone to long silences and erratic, violent behavior.
Charming, charismatic four-year-old Drake will speak only in private to his mother—while his tough, unbending grandfather's demands for an immediate cure threatens to cause irreparable harm.
And though she had never worked with adults, Hayden agrees to help fearful and silent eighty-two-year-old massive stroke victim Gerda—discovering in the process that a treatment's successes could prove nearly as heartbreaking as its limitations.
When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.
• A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed
• Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems
• Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught
• Key vocabulary terms
The authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.
This book speaks to the heart and to the head. Teachers and pastors will find inspiration and information, reminding them that God calls us to include all children, no matter the challenge. In addition, the book includes wonderfully practical elements with many ideas that can be easily integrated into any classroom. By combining philosophy and strategies, this book will equip the typical church volunteer teacher to meet the needs of all the children in her classroom.
Get the blueprint for building bridges that leave no learner behind!
Aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind Act requirements, this comprehensive guide empowers teachers and administrators with research-validated practices and interventions that can close the general-curriculum performance gap and break down the barriers to academic success for middle and high school students with disabilities. This insightful resource features:
It explains which areas of maths dyslexics tend to have particular difficulty with, assesses current teaching philosophies and methods, describes a framework of general learning principles that allow dyslexics to make progress in maths, and outlines a number of specific and effective teaching recommendations.
The book helps teachers at primary and secondary levels to better understand the maths performance of dyslexics and gives them an overview of the ways in which dyslexics can best be supported in all aspects of maths learning.
Providing special and general educators with highly effective strategies for enhancing the academic and social skills of students with mental retardation, and offering a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this exceptional resource also discusses: Common causes of mental retardation Diagnosing mental retardation Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioral, and communicational characteristics Methods for improving students’ functional academic, social, self-care, and work skills Instructional approaches for students with severe disabilities Issues such as prevention of mental retardation and transitioning from school to work
The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use 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 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense.
Each tool is explained in a brief how-to section that includes specific information on adapting the tool based on the individual student's needs. The book covers topics like observing and collecting data on students, creating schedules, assessing a child's strengths, refocusing a child's attention, managing difficult behaviors, implementing calming techniques, providing motivation, and improving study and homework skills. A collection of worksheets, forms, checklists, charts, Web site listings, and other tools are included as reproducible pages.
This second edition is up-to-date with the latest research and best practice on dyslexia, and includes a brand new section on differentiation in the classroom. There are also lots of additional ideas on topics including:
• emotional literacy
• peer support
• periods of transition in the child's school life
• developing phonic skills; and
• exam preparation
This book of ready-to-use activities and strategies is perfect for the non-specialist teacher in need of extra guidance, but will also offer new ideas and insights to SENCOs, head teachers, parents and carers and anyone else working with a child or young person with dyslexia.
The ‘nuts and bolts’ of supporting an inclusive program or implementing a new one!
Helping teachers meet all students’ learning needs in today’s diverse classrooms, this comprehensive resource shows how to establish an inclusive education program or enrich an existing one. The author provides strategies to assist students who are in special programs, who may be at risk, or who simply need additional support to be successful. Offering 108 reproducible forms and a complete resources section, this practical guide covers:Reading and written language accommodations Strategies for daily assignments and assessments Teaching strategies for mathematics Approaches for improving student behavior
This book is a practical guide designed to help therapists and community workers understand and effectively treat children with cerebral palsy. It focuses on:
- adequately assessing children with cerebral palsy
- designing treatment programmes that can be carried out in partnership with parents and community workers
- assessing and managing eating and drinking difficulties
- making simple and cost-effective equipment
- designing appropriate play activities during therapy
- evaluating and dealing with sensory integration problems in children with cerebral palsy
- closer integration of theory and practical skills.
See also the authors' Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits, which provides instructions and tools for implementing an evidence-based coaching model. Also from Dawson and Guare: an academic planner for students, Smart but Scattered parenting guides, and a self-help guide for adults.
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.