Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi,Diane B. Goss

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897723

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2528

Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8486

A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

School Struggles

A Guide to Your Shut Down Learner's Success

Author: Richard Selznick

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591811783

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 8020

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.
Posted in Education

Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935314

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1928

From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)
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Attitudes and Habits for a Successful Life

10 Strategies That Will Ensure a Successful Life

Author: Gene Brady

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595411266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 3748

This is an inspirational, profound self-improvement, life-planning book designed primarily to help our youth. In fact, it may be the most helpful self-improvement, life-planning book ever written; the health regimen could make medical history and be extremely beneficial in increasing longevity even if started late in life. Much of the book is autobiographical. The wisdom that has taken the author a lifetime to learn is available to the reader just for the taking. The strategies discussed in the book work because I have either tested them successfully in my life or had observed their use in the lives of others. Ten strategies discussed in the book, in particular, can be helpful in ensuring a successful life for you. This is an important book. Its advice on preventive medicine, particularly in the area of diet, exercise, stress management, medical examinations and on developing beneficial attitudes and habits, if followed, could greatly improve the health and quality of life of the nation's citizens. It does seem that if the advice in Mr. Brady's book is followed by everyone, young and old alike, that individuals would be happier and more productive and society as a whole would be much better off. Every parent should read this book and have their son or daughter read it too.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities: Strategies for Success

Author: Janet W. Lerner,Beverley Johns

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285433203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 1784

The book that set the standard for those working toward certification in special education has been revised and updated to meet the needs of a new generation of teachers and students. A cross-categorical emphasis that makes it suitable for a broad number of courses-including those aimed at teaching students with related disabilities and those teaching students on the Autism Spectrum. The authors describe the characteristics of learning disabilities as well as other disabilities, and offer practical teaching strategies for general education and special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals. Pre-service and in-service classroom teachers, who are increasingly responsible for teaching students with special needs within general education or inclusive classrooms, will find LEARNING DISABILITIES AND RELATED DISABILITIES: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS, 13th Edition, especially helpful. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Business & Economics

Keep Growing

How to encourage students to perservere, overcome setbacks, and develop a growth mindset

Author: Joey Mandel

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551389215

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 2172

Growth mindset, grit, and self-regulation are all terms that teachers and parents have been hearing a lot lately. Drawing on research into the importance of growth mindsets and self-control, Keep Growing shows how teachers can provide opportunities for students to develop traits that will make them better able to face challenges and recover from setbacks. It supports the creation of a practice-based environment that helps teachers transform theory into teachable moments. This practical book provides strategies, activities, and assessment tools that will help children to change their mindsets and foster their desire to tackle difficult tasks, their ability to push through challenging work, and their application of what they have learned. It also offers suggestions for home–school communication that will help you build stronger partnerships and keep students and their learning growing, inside the classroom and out.
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Helping Your Students with Homework

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Nancy Paulu

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homework

Page: 43

View: 4452

Posted in Homework

Meeting the Learning Needs of All Children

Personalised Learning in the Primary School

Author: Joan Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415394279

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 505

Shows teachers how to match learning opportunities with a student's learning style and experiences, taking into account individual differences in language, background, ability, culture, and interests.
Posted in Education

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3840

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”
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Bipolar Kids

Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm

Author: Rosalie Greenberg

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738213519

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9756

Once considered an adult illness, bipolar disorder is one of the fastest growing categories in child psychiatry, touching the lives of an estimated one million children. But often it goes misdiagnosed, and kids can be prescribed medication that only worsens the condition. With her twenty-five years’ experience, child psychiatrist Rosalie Greenberg offers parents and professionals alike an innovative approach to help bipolar youngsters locate that elusive inner calm. Gathering stories from families on the front lines, she shows parents how best to navigate the peaks and valleys of the disorder, addresses family relationships, and guides parents in making meaningful choices about their child’s education and treatment options. A masterful book that recognizes the brilliance and creativity in bipolar kids, it will give hope that every child can, with the proper interventions, lead a full, productive life.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up

Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World

Author: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515886

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

View: 8722

Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.
Posted in Psychology

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Marion Stanton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002562

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3336

An invaluable starting point for anyone encountering cerebral palsy for the first time, this book provides essential background information on causes, types and symptoms, as well as vital advice about the treatments, therapies and sources of support available. Practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication, diet and education will help parents achieve the best quality of life for their child. A final chapter explores options after compulsory education and how best to support a young person making the transition to independent adulthood. Using personal experience and case studies as sources of inspiration, as well as a comprehensive list of resources to signpost readers to further information, this positive handbook will help parents and professionals more fully understand cerebral palsy and the different options available to people with the condition.
Posted in Education

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 516

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything

The Essential Companion for Everyday Life

Author: Amy D. Bernstein,Peter W. Bernstein

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312353889

Category: Reference

Page: 834

View: 5776

A single-volume how-to reference to a broad range of key subjects features authoritative essays and advice on everything from personal finance and legal matters to home maintenance and gardening, in a guide that includes thorough indexing and subjects organized into such categories as Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Travel, Everyday Science, Home and Garden, and more. 150,000 first printing.
Posted in Reference

Examination Paediatrics

Author: Wayne Harris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579409

Category: Medical

Page: 626

View: 4609

A practical study guide to help candidates pass clinical examinations in paediatrics, particularly at postgraduate level Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition is written for candidates preparing for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). This includes both Australian and New Zealand candidates as well as candidates taking the Australian examination in other countries. This invaluable paediatric study guide is also aimed at candidates preparing for the Membership Examination for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (Part II) (MRCPCH). Additionally, Examination Paediatrics will be a useful medical reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing for any paediatric exam with a clinical component – including those with an OSCE format. The new sections and expanded text in this fourth edition will assist General Practitioners, paediatric residents, house officers, registrars and doctors sitting the Australian Medical Council examination. Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition contains ample information on history-taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, memory aids, lists and mnemonics, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems seen in hospital-based practice. This new edition retains a key feature popular in previous editions of Examination Paediatrics – a detailed explanation of the attitudinal skills, body language, and motivation necessary to complete clinical examinations successfully. • discussion of new mini CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercises) and new short case introduction • expanded cardiology, endocrinology and neurology sections with new diagrams • a new section on Williams syndrome • expanded sections on Marfan syndrome and Noonan syndrome • a new long case on obstructive sleep apnoea • a new short case on virilisation
Posted in Medical

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's - What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440642931

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 700

A special-needs guide that ?comes to the rescue?( Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child) of those who struggle with an increasingly common condition. 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. In this revised edition, Rondalyn 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 diagnosis --Developing a treatment plan --Helping your child make friends --Dealing with setbacks From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 5152

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.
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Structuring At-Risk Children in Urban Communities

Author: Kevin Vauters

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469153009

Category: Education

Page: 95

View: 7871

"If you are ready to make a change within your community and be an excellent leader, read Structuring At-Risk Children in Urban Community now! Structuring At-Risk Children in Urban Communities isnt just another book discussing issues that goes on every day. Its a powerful concept and process that will empower you to creatively transform childrens lives. It is a paradigm shift to help administrators change students into productive individuals, one that will engage children more deeply in their quest to grow. This book shows strategies and steps on how to be a successful leader. This book will guide teachers and staff members on how to be a better educator. This book is not just for educators. People around the world in different fields of the spectrum can demonstrate these strategies, including parents, to help structure children behavior. Make sure that when you read this book, please use your prior knowledge and past experience to help guide you through techniques and steps to change your community and in turn other communities through the world."
Posted in Education