This book shows what can be done at home and at school to help understand these children's challenges and get them on the path to success.
Author: Craig Pohlman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
10 Strategies That Will Ensure a Successful Life
Author: Gene Brady
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World
Author: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby
Publisher: Guilford Publications
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.
How to encourage students to perservere, overcome setbacks, and develop a growth mindset
Author: Joey Mandel
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
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.
Author: Janet W. Lerner,Beverley Johns
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Personalised Learning in the Primary School
Author: Joan Dean
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.
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Marion Stanton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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.
Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's - What Parents and Teachers Need to Know
Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney
Category: Family & Relationships
This highly engaging, eminently practical book provides essential resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K-12 setting. Numerous vivid examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of this increasingly influential approach to supporting students' mental health, behavior, and academic performance. Helpful reproducibles are included. The authors offer clear-cut guidance on how to: Choose the right SEL program for a particular school Teach SEL concepts to students, teachers, and administrators Weave SEL into the classroom curriculum to boost academic success Adapt interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with special needs Monitor outcomes and maximize the quality of interventions. This text will be valuable to school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and administrators; also of interest to general and special education teachers. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Methods of School-Based Intervention.
Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success
Author: Kenneth W. Merrell,Barbara A. Gueldner
Publisher: Guilford Press
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
Author: Wayne Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in school 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 child's 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.
How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success
Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
"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."
Author: Kevin Vauters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools is a text and practice and application guide designed to help aspiring school psychologists and counselors gain the necessary theoretical background and skill set to work effectively with youth in schools. The dual focus on school counselors and school psychologists provides students a broader view of the different mental health professionals in the schools, with an emphasis on collaboration. This interdisciplinary text can be used across pre-practica, practica, and other school-based field experiences.
Practice and Application Guide
Author: Sandy Magnuson,Robyn S. Hess,Linda Beeler
Are you upset at the direction this great Nation is headed, toward socialism? Are you tired of having other nations belittle and laugh at our Nation? Are you afraid that your children and grandchildren will not have a chance to live the American Dream? Are you ready to take action, and oust those politicians who act only for their own interests, not those whom they supposedly serve? Then read inside where the author tells you what diseases the Tree of Democracy has, how it can be pruned, and what you can do to return it, and this great Nation, to the world pre-eminence which was once ours! The author speaks plainly and forthright, no politically correct apologies or excuses, just plain old common sense! Then take action, and become a PPC!
Prune It or Watch It Die
Author: Dalken Lelan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Political Science
"We need a simple government. Don't get me wrong; I know that many of the nation's problems are highly complex. But I also know that the governing principles that can solve them, if we work together, are simple." Armed with little money but a lot of common sense, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee surprised the nation by coming in second during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. He connected with millions of voters by calling for a smaller, simpler government that would get out of the way when appropriate. (Unfortunately, there weren't quite enough of those voters to prevent the election of Barack Obama.) Since then, President Obama's message has morphed from "hope and change" to "tax and spend" and "borrow and spend" and "over-regulate and spend." The stimulus failed to stop the recession, the deficit exploded to unimaginable heights, and the Democrats jammed through Congress a financial "reform" bill that didn't really reform anything and a healthcare monstrosity that gave the government more power over our personal lives than ever. Meanwhile, Huckabee has continued to be the voice of common sense conservatism, through his television talk show, his radio commentaries, and his lectures around the country. Now he's written a book that sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track. These twelve essential truths will have you nodding in agreement, whether you're a Republican, an Independent, or even an open-minded Democrat. They can help us put aside our differences, tone down the partisan rancor, and return to the simple principles of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, personal freedom, and civic virtue. And they can help us tackle even the most seemingly complicated of today's problems. For instance: * You can't spend what you don't have; you can't borrow what you can't pay back. Families, businesses, towns, cities, and states all have to balance their budgets or face dire consequences. Why shouldn't the federal government be held to the same standard? And if that means making some hard choices now, it's a far better alternative than saddling our kids and grandkids. * The further you drift from shore, the more likely you are to be lost at sea. The Founders expected the federal government to be subordinate to state and local governments. How can politicians in DC know the best way to help farmers in Iowa, autoworkers in Michigan, or teachers in California? They can't. So every problem should be solved at the most local level capable of solving it. * Bullies in the playground only understand one thing. There's a time and place for diplomacy, but we can't protect the country just by negotiating with our enemies. We need a strong national defense and a counterterrorism policy that focuses on effectiveness, not political correctness. * The most important form of government is the family. In the long run, the only way to ensure prosperity, safety, and equal opportunity is to make sure we raise our children to be ethical and productive citizens. No bureaucracy can replace parents in that essential role, so we have to do everything possible to help parents do their job. A Simple Government will inspire any American looking forward to a better future.
Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)
Author: Mike Huckabee
Category: Political Science
This book is comprised of many of my teaching experiences with the SPEDs like me. The experiences I had as a Special Education teacher are from four different states and regions in the country. All having different ideas as to how a student with disabilities, should be taught and how they learn. You'd be surprised at the way some states treat and handle Speds. Nevertheless, I want to show you the love these children need at any age as well as the structure and discipline required for them to overcome this disability and succeed. I hope that Special Education teachers read this book for insight and training on what it really is to work with the Speds at any age. These are issues usually not taught in college classrooms. Many people may think I was harsh in some of my cases, but as I said, each student learns differently and all children need structure and discipline to learn what is necessary in making it and becoming an active successful member of society. With many of my "Lessons Learned" throughout the book I found the students always came through. At the end on their own or together they all shined like stars in the night. It was not about me but about them.
Author: Mirian Detres-Hickey PhD
Publisher: Author House
The early years of any student s life, those first elementary school years, can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful, resulting in a slew of emotional, behavioral, and study problems that they rely on their teacher to help overcome. As a first year elementary school teacher, your role is more than just knowledgeable teacher; it is to become a mentor, a friend, and an older figure for young children to look up to. This can be overwhelming, and along with all of the other issues that face first year teachers, it can result in high turnover rates and problematic issues. This thorough, well research book has everything first-year teachers in elementary school need to learn how to deal with including supplies, planning, parents, overcrowded classrooms, the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, piles of paperwork, money shortages due to budget cuts, negativity from students and other staff members, at-risk students, students who are capable but choose not to work, and special needs students. You will learn how to ask principals and administrators for help, how to memorize names quickly, how to create seating charts, how to write lesson plans, how to follow a daily routine, how to help struggling readers, how to gain respect, how to get a mentor, how to develop and implement a grading system, how to discipline students, how to create assessments, how to find free things for teachers, and how to build your confidence. And of course, as a first year teacher to students learning how to interact with the world, you will learn how to converse with them on a mature level and help them overcome stresses and problems that they may face in life at school and at home. Also, you will read about where to go for support, the reality of spending your own money on classroom supplies, mandated tests, technology solutions, and behavior management skills. We spent countless hours interviewing second year teachers, as well as veteran teachers, and have provided you with their proven techniques and strategies for surviving your first year as a teacher. This book will provide everything you need to effectively start teaching students that need a mentor, a teacher, and a friend at a young age and prepare you for your second year as you start becoming the inspiring force you always dreamed of being. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Everything You Need to Know that They Don't Teach You in School
Author: Tena Green
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Students everywhere are harder to reach and teach, their attention and motivation less reliable, their language and behavior more provocative.? This is largely because parents, suffering a widespread loss of confidence and competence, are increasingly anxious about their children?s success, yet increasingly unable to support and guide them?and increasingly assertive and adversarial vis a vis the school.? Examining these trends and their underlying causes, Evans calls for a combination of limits and leverage.? At the policy level, we must rethink our notions of accountability, accepting the reality that schools cannot overcome all the forces that affect children?s lives and learning.? At the schoolhouse, educators can improve their impact by clarifying and asserting purpose (core values) and conduct (norms for behavior), and by becoming more appropriately parental vis ? vis students and parents.? Evans outlines concrete ways to implement these measures, and closes with a reflection on ways to sustain hope and commitment in the face of unprecedented challenge. "Too many Americans are eager to blame the media or teachers for their children's failure to learn. In Family Matters Rob Evans has the courage to tell the simple truth: parents in America are abdicating their responsibilities. They are not sending children to school who are ready to learn, and educators are being overwhelmed by the behavioral problems and emotional needs of under-parented children. In this persuasive and powerful book, Dr. Evans cuts through our national denial and offers both a hard-headed analysis of our parenting failures and realistic school-based solutions to these problems." ?Michael Thompson, coauthor, Raising Cain and Best Friends, Worst Enemies "In a brave and winning combination of information, analysis, anecdotes, and personal observations, Rob Evans makes a forthright, powerful case for renewed and respectful school-family collaboration on behalf of children." Theodore R. Sizer, Coalition of Essential Schools
How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing
Author: Robert Evans
This volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as 'under what local conditions does "dis-citizenship" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.
Rights, Access, Pedagogies
Author: Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.
Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life
Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships