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Parenting - Special Needs

These books may help children and adults be understanding/accommodating of those children with special needs and help children deal with their own special needs. Click on any book title twice to see it in the catalog.

A collection of personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice written by a fourteen-year-old autistic boy to help provide readers with the confidence and tools necessary to befriend autistic kids.

Catalog - How to talk to an autistic kid

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J FIC LOR. Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.

J FIC FRY. Sixth-grader Spencer Lemon has no idea why he was chosen to protect Pandora's Book, a book that contains famous dead people who can be brought back to life. Soon he discovers there are other people interested in the book, people who may have evil intentions, and it's up to Spencer and his friends to protect the book and save the world.

Since We're Friends. JJ GROWING UP SHA. A boy describes his friendship with Matt, an autistic boy, telling how he helps Matt cope with everyday situations.

A breakthrough guide to the nutrition-autism connection: the foods, meals, and supplements to feed your child to improve an autism spectrum condition.

Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing--and what you can do so that he or she can thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic--a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability" or "learning difference," that makes interpreting text and reading difficult.

The author provides tips on how parents can become special education advocates, create real change in educational institutions and use disability law "to the greatest effect." Chapters are also included for behavioral management and discipline issues as well as procedural safeguards, mediation and due process.

Drawing on her unique background as both a sexual educator and mother of a child with Down syndrome, author Terri Couwenhoven blends factual information and practical ideas for teaching children with Down syndrome about their bodies, puberty, and sexuality.

Learn how to empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own, teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them, discipline your child while instilling self-worth and build an alliance with your child's school

An introduction to autism that discusses what it is, the autism spectrum, signs, triggers, possible treatment options, what it is like to live with the disorder, how individuals with autism relate to other people, and related topics.

Describes the daily life, likes and dislikes, and habits of Russell Amenta, who is a happy boy despite being severely autistic.

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.

An autistic boy named Brett struggles with the questions "who", "what", "when", "where", "why" and "how" when he loses his shoe.

The new girl at school tries to befriend Andy, an autistic boy who spends every recess by himself, spinning a yellow frisbee under the watchful eye of his older sister.

Catalog - Andy and his yellow frisbee

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When a new boy with autism joins their classroom, the children try to understand his world and to include him in theirs.

Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school.

Introduces the mainstream student and educator to the world of the child who struggles academically. The main character discovers her father is dyslexic, as is one of her classmates-- and she tries to make sense of it.

Max Leonard is convinced that he will never succeed with memorizing his multiplication tables; and his brain "freezes" during timed tests. But to everyone's surprise, Max has been completing algebra problems sets in his spare time! Max, his parents and teachers are amazed by his math "potential."

Carolyn has been practicing cursive handwriting, but is frustrated by her lack of success. Her classmate, Stacey Coolidge, has no problem with it, creating more self doubt for Carolyn. Carolyn's teacher finds a way to convince her that creative writing and cursive handwriting are two unrelated skills.

Describes how a teacher named Miss Chew encouraged individuality, and accepted learning differences, and helped a young student with academic difficulties get extra time to take tests and permission to be in advanced art classes. Inspired by the author's memories of her art teacher.

Dudley Ellington struggles to learn anything at school, but when his very patient teacher, Mrs. McGraw, is unable to draw a face on the board, he helps her figure out how to do it.

David Sheldon finds it difficult to pay attention and follow directions. His teacher, Mrs. Gorski, has had enough of David's brainstorms, but David "brainstorms" a way to manage his "wiggle fidgets."

Introduces the illness, including how it is detected and diagnosed, current treatments, and how the daily life of an individual affected by Down syndrome is different from those without the illness.