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Book Image Choosing & Using Curriculum: For Your Special Child
by Joyce Herzog
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Book Image Difficult Child, The
by Stanley, M.D. Turecki

Identify your child's temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties
Manage common--often "uncontrollable"--conflict situations expertly and gently
Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment
Get support from schools, doctors, professionals, and support groups
Understand ADHD and other common diagnoses, and decide if medication is right for your child
Make the most of the tremendous potential and creativity that many "difficult" children have


Book Image Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties
by Jerome Rosner

Offers advice for recognizing the problems of learning disabled children, presents techniques for incorporating effective teaching methods, and dispels the idea that the problem is permanent.


Book Image Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner (Paperback)
by Kathy Kuhl (Author)

Whether you homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her struggling learner for 4th-12th grades. After he graduated, she interviewed 64 homeschoolers with children with different learning problems, including autism, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and other conditions. She distills their wisdom while conveying her own experience and insights.


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Book Image Mislabeled Child, The: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success
by Eid Brock (Author), Fernette Eide (Author)
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For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a childs unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike. The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.


Book Image Misunderstood Child : A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Coping With Your Child's Disabilities, The - 3rd Edition
by Larry B. Silver

Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Text, for consumers, on understanding children or adolescents with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Addresses how to use this knowledge to create the type of family or school programs to aid the child in having a happy and productive life. Previous edition: c1992. Softcover.


Book Image Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
by Carla Hannaford

Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning. Dr. Hannaford offers clear alternatives and remedies that people can put into practice right away to make a real difference in their ability to learn. She advocates more enlightened educational practices for homes and schools including: a more holistic view of each learner; less emphasis on rote learning; more experiential, active instruction; less labeling of learning disabilities; more physical movement; more personal expression through arts, sports and music; less prescribing of Ritalin and other drugs whose long term effects are not even known.

This is the revised and enlarged second edition of a very popular book that has sold over 100,000 copies. It includes recent research on the brain and a new emphasis on the importance of the emotional environment for learning. It begins with a new foreword by well known scientist Candace Pert whose work on neuropeptides has revolutionized our view of the mind/body connection.



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