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.
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.
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.
A boy learns about autism through his friend.
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.