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Learning Disabilities

7 (Seven) Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences

by Thomas Armstrong 1999

7 Kinds of Smart offers even more interesting information about how the human psyche functions. Complete with checklists for determining one's strongest and weakest intelligences, exercises, practical tips for developing each type of smart, a revised bibliography for further reading, and a guide to related Internet sites, this book continues to be an essential resource, offering cutting-edge research for general consumption.

Ants in His Pants/Absurdities and Realities of Special Education

Michael Giangreco, 1998, 111 pgs.

Humorous, witty one-liners will transform your thinking as you take a “lighter” look at the often comical and occasionally harsh truth in the field of special education.

Bridging the Gap/Raising a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Rondalyn Varney Whitney, 2002, 277 pgs.

New hope for children who “just don't fit in” Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents children from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expression. Powerful strategies that will help you put your child on the right path to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.

Disability Awareness: 24 lessons for the Inclusive Classroom

K. Williams, 1998, 100 pgs.

Shows students how to recognize and act with sensitivity toward those who are different from themselves. Activities engage students in thoughtful, candid discussions about a variety of disabilities. Reproducible format included.

Dyslexia My Life Paperback

by G. Sagmiller -2002

DYSLEXIA MY LIFE - one man's story of his life with a learning disability.

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties - The Facts

M. Selikowitz, 1995, 120 pgs.

Intelligent children who struggle to learn are the subject of this book. This is a clear and sympathetic guide to the sometimes controversial subject of dyslexia and other learning disorders. The chapter, “How Parents Can Help,” gives great advice. Make sure your child has ample opportunities to do the things he is good at, in addition to those he finds difficult. This is essential for his self-confidence.

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Michael Giangreco, 1999, 110 pgs.

From the author ofAnts in His Pants, the latest in his comical look at the absurdities and realities of special education.

Getting Kids in Sync (DVD)

Carol S. Kranowitz, 2006, 26 min.

Sensory-motor activities to help children develop body awareness and integrate their senses.

The Gift of Dyslexia

Ronald Davis, 1994, 237 pgs.

Why some of the smartest people can't read and how they can learn.

Helping Your Dyslexic Child

E. Cronin,1997,190 pgs.

Practical ways to achieve real progress to improve reading, writing and spelling for children with dyslexia. This is a comprehensive and holistic program that any parent or teacher can easily use.

Help! My Child Isn't Learning

G. Martin, 1995, 250 pgs.

This thorough, non-threatening resource separates the myths from the facts, enabling parents to make informed choices about their child's need. Practical steps to success are presented for problems in reading, speaking , writing, listening, calculating Verbalizing, sequencing and visualizing. Underachievement in the capable student is also covered.

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success

Rick Lavoie, 2005, 373 pgs.

Lavoie gives expert advice to parents, teachers and caregivers on teaching learning-disabled children how to interact successfully and happily in social situations. Includes proven strategies for: joining groups of peers engaged in a shared activity; establishing and maintaining friendships; resolving conflicts with classmates and siblings; and tuning into social cues, including reading unwritten rules and conventions.

Learning Disabilities A to Z

C. Smith, L. Strick, 1999, 350 pgs.

A parent's complete guide to learning disabilities from pre-school to adulthood. It helps parents navigate the maze of challenges that so often leave them feeling overwhelmed and helpless. It helps youngsters hold onto their dreams.

Maverick Mind

Cheri L. Florance, Ph.D., 2004, 302 pgs.

A mother's story of solving the mystery of her unreachable, unteachable, silent son. She was a speech-language pathologist facing her most difficult case yet—her own son. In this inspiring account, Dr. Cheri Florance demonstrates how she led her family from hopelessness to victory, while providing science "ground-breaking research that could help countless others." (Columbus Dispatch) Florance is now a brain scientist trained at the National Institutes of Health. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Engineering Laboratories, a multimedia training facility, where she works with highly visual children and adults.

Motivation Breakthrough, The (DVD or book) – 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child

Richard Lavoie, 2007, 363 pgs. (book), (DVD) 2007, 90 minutes

Rick Lavoie presents proven techniques, strategies and scripts that can be used in the classroom and at home to break through a child's apathy and discouragement and inspire him to succeed and achieve. He also explodes some common myths about motivation: for instance, he demonstrates that rewards, punishment and competition are not effective motivational tools.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide

by Pamela B. Tanguay, 2005

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years.

Our Labeled Children

R. Steinberg, E. Gregorenko, 1999, 250 pgs.

What every parent and teacher need to know about learning disabilities. This book clearly outlines the issues that concern both parents and teachers-ultimately pointing to clear strategies to help children with all manner of learning problems.

Quirky Kids

Klass/Costello, 2003, 260 pgs.

Understanding and helping the child who doesn't fit in. When to worry and when not to worry

Raising NLD Superstars:

What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids

by Marcia Rubinstien and Pamela Tanguay-2004

Raising NLD Superstars is essential reading for all those who come in to contact with children with non-verbal learning disorders (NLD). Instead of insisting upon the one size fits all model of intervention the author focuses on the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, adaptable advice that will help them find their place both in the family and in wider social groups.


M. Fox, 2001, 150 pgs.

Get your child on the road to reading by reading aloud to them every day. It will impact their entire lives. Practical advice and activities included.

Riding the Bus with my Sister

Rachel Simon, 2003, 296 pgs.

A true-life journey of two sisters, Beth and Rachel. Beth is a spirited woman with cognitive disabilities who spends her days riding the city buses. She asks her sister Rachel to join her riding the buses for one year. At the end of the journey Rachel is finally able to accept her sister for who she is and discovers she has learned many valuable life lessons from Beth along the way.

Succeeding Against the Odds

S. Smith, 1991, 270 pgs

Delivers hope and guidance to anyone whose life has been challenged by a learning disability. This is a practical and compassionate guide for the learning disabled and all who interact with them. Readers will discover practical strategies and inspiration for succeeding against the odds. An interesting section is called Using Senses to Anchor the Memory. pg119.

When You WorryAbout the Child You Love

E. Hallowell, 1996, 260 pgs

Dr. Hallowell lifts the burden of accountability from parents and children alike empowering parents to take decisive action. If your child's problem is a natural stage of the growing process-this book will give you relief. If your child is developing a serious problem requiring professional diagnosis and treatment, this book will alert you to do it.

With Open Arms (school personnel and parents)

Mary Schlieder, 2007, 130 pgs.

Creating school communities of support for kids with social challenges using Circle of Friends, extracurricular activities, and learning teams. Practical, easy to use techniques for school personnel.

When Your Child Needs Testing (parents)

M. Shore, P. Brice, 1992, 150 pgs.

This takes the mystery and fear out of psychological testing. It guides parents and teachers toward greater effectiveness in helping children. Much is clarified-what testing means-what to ask-what to tell a child..

Why Is My Child Having Trouble at School

B. Novich, M. Arnold, 1997, 200 pgs.

Step-by-step expert advice on spotting and getting help for learning disorders and their symptoms: ADHD, disorganization, underachievement, “Careless” errors and slow performance.