Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is the umbrella term used to describe a whole family of related conditions. Within this group, there is a subgroup of conditions known as PDD (NOS) – Pervasive Developmental Disorder (not otherwise specified) – which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria of Autism or Asperger Syndrome.
Published jointly by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Dept. of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s, University of London.
This is a series of picture books that has been developed to make communicating easier for these people, and to enable discussion about difficult topics. Supporting text and guidelines are also provided for carers, supporters and professionals. The series is particularly useful for people with learning difficulties.
edited by Kevin P. Stoddart
This comprehensive new book gives a broad and thorough overview of the issues that affect individuals with Asperger Syndrome, their parents and anyone involved with providing services for this group of people.
Coming Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a “hidden disability,” and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome (AS) today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. The broad range of the chapters, which draw on anecdotal, professional and research-based evidence, make this book a comprehensive and highly original consideration of the implications of an AS diagnosis.A unique and fascinating insight into the important issue of diagnosis disclosure, this book is an essential guide for people with AS, parents, teachers, professionals and all those who have ever felt confused about revealing a personal issue.
Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children.
by Regina G. Richards, et al
Dysgraphia is often misunderstood by parents, teachers, and students. This book, written by a student for other students, is designed to present a student’s view of the struggles and frustrations, while also providing hope, specific strategies and compensations. Students (particularly elementary and middle school ages) will enjoy reading about Eli’s adventures. Eli presents the point of view of a young teenager, but the story is designed to be relevant for students of younger and older ages. Parents and professionals will gain insight into some of the issues, particularly feelings, students may have related to having a significant writing problem, dysgraphia.
Foucs on Dyspraxia aims to help parents and practitioners understand the complex condition of dyspraxia. It provides many practical strategies which have helped children who have difficulty planning and carrying out sequences of movement.
Beginning primary school is a challenging time for most young children. For those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the significant changes involved can be overwhelming, and everyone involved will be in need of guidance to make the transition as smooth and as stress-free as possible. This positive and practical book arms schools with a wealth of essential.
How To Understand Autism – The Easy Way
by Alex Durig
In this clear and accessible introduction to autism, Alex Durig provides a host of ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand the phenomenon of autism, recognize different kinds of autistic perception and behaviour.
by Ruth Gravelle
Written for the teenage and adult market to improve shared understanding, this book is exciting and different. The colourful illustrations are lively. Inside Out is accessible to dyslexic people, many of whom rarely choose to read. It aims to enlighten and inspire its readers.
Learning Support Units : Principles, Practice and Evaluation
by Jane McSherry
Jane McSherry knows the success of any unit depends on developing a whole school approach to supporting pupils with challenging behaviours and the importance of clear exit / entry criteria and the challenges of re-integration. Each chapter includes case studies that highlight innovative practice that offer valuable insight into the perspectives of staff, senior managers and education authorities. While a student’s view would be a great addition, the end of each chapter provides suggestions for taking ideas forward, and the appendix includes photocopiable resources that offer arrange of ideas, from seating plans to staff and pupil questionnaires.
Learning to Listen to Learn: Using Multi-Sensory Teaching for Effective Listening
by Helen White and Christina Evans
Learning to Listen gives a completely new approach to the teaching of listening. Whilst educators are familiar with assessing comprehension, little has been done to ensure that the input process is efficient. By improving auditory and visual attention during a listening activity the authors demonstrate how the process can be enhanced. There are comprehensive facilitator instructions and all the resources are provided for these fun and interactive sessions that will engage all pupils. The difference between social listening for interaction and accurate listening in a classroom setting is explained.
Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia: Practical Strategies for Teachers
by Gill Dixon and Lois M. Addy
Drawing on their considerable experiences of the syndrome, as well as current research findings, Lois and Gill help you to genuinely understand the needs of a dyspraxic child. Through the implementation of practical strategies, they show how you can make all the difference to a child’s ability to succeed in the classroom, and demonstrate through case studies how you can work together with parents and therapists to facilitate the child’s learning.
Mind Maps for Kids
by Tony Buzan
What is a Mind Map? – A Mind Map is an easy way to get information into and out of your brain. – A Mind Map is a new way of studying and revising that is quick and works. – A Mind Map is a way of taking notes that is not boring. – A Mind Map is the best way of coming up with ideas and planning projects.
Music for Special Kids- Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources
by author Pamela Ott
Music is a powerful means of engaging children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Pamela Ott’s lively music activity book shows how music can be an effective and enjoyable way to enhance the education and development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song (…)
My Son Fred – Living with Autism How Could You Manage? I Couldn’t. I Did It Anyway
by Maud Deckmar, translated by Ewa Wulkan
Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. She vividly describes the feelings of grief after Fred’s diagnosis, the sense of loss when old friends distance themselves and the pervasive feelings of guilt about putting her son into care and admitting that she can no longer cope. She stresses the importance of communication and co-operation between parents and carers, and encourages them to find ways to provide the best possible support, based on specific needs and means available. Her unflinching account will resonate with and give support, comfort and courage to parents in a similar situation. It will also provide useful insights for carers and professionals in schools, care homes and institutions to better understand the feelings and experiences of families affected by disability.
Plees Help – Help with Dyslexia
by Ann Tipper Paperback
Who knows better than the dyslexic child which teachers need this little book. It will help the teacher to see school life through the eyes of dyslexic pupils, illustrating some of the problems they face daily.
Practical Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties
by Jean Blight and Chris Strianese Coulton
This book explains the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, and contains much helpful, practical advice. It is designed to help people understand children who are experiencing difficulties with learning and coping with life.
Raising NLD Superstars – What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids
by Marcia Brown Rubinstien
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.
Ready or Not, Here Life Comes
by Mel Levine
In Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Dr. Levine examines why many young people seem to stall before beginning their adult lives and shows how they can get back on track. More than ever, young adults are struggling with career and life decisions that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Some return home to live with their parents, or find themselves in unsatisfying jobs, or lack a sense of direction in their lives. They suffer from what Dr. Mel Levine calls “work-life unreadiness,” which prevents them from making the transition to full adulthood and which can cause considerable anguish.
Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by author Allison Hope- West
Searching for the right school for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) opens up a huge and complicated world, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. What should you look out for in a school? What questions should you ask? How do you choose between different educational approaches and programmes? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon.
Special Brothers and Sisters: Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness
edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey
Special Brothers and Sisters is a collection of real-life accounts from the brothers and sisters of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. They explain, in their own words, what it’s like to live with their siblings.
There is a lot of advice available for parents of a child with a disability or illness, but very little about the important issue of educating their siblings about how they feel, and why they may behave differently from other children.
Special Teaching for Special Chidren? Pedagogies for Inclusion
edited by Ann Lewis & Brahm Norwich
From the back cover – ‘What, if anything, is ‘special’ about teaching children with special exceptional learning needs? This book addresses this question, looking at pupils’ special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs.
Supporting a child with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour : A guide for teachers and classroom assistants
by Sharon Powell and Madelyn Green
Some children use challenging behaviours as a way of communicating their feelings. Finding the appropriate response to behaviours that may be difficult to manage is not always easy. This guide is a practical introduction to supporting a child with a learning disability and challenging behaviour for teachers and classroom assistants. It defines challenging behaviour, identifies the factors that make it possible and includes simple and effective strategies that may help and a question and answer section dealing with challenging situations.
The Trouble With Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties
by Dr Steve Chinn
This book has just been awarded the NASEN / TES Award in the Teaching and Learning Note – Dr Chinn’s CD-Rom What to do when you can’t learn the times tables is now rated as a ‘Best Seller’ by REM (the leading UK educational software supplier).
The Rights of the Dyslexic Child in Europe Compiled
by Alan Sayles and Marta Bogdanowicz, EDA President and 1 Vice-President
This book contains the results of the European DyslexiaAssociation’s survey on the rights of dyslexic pupils in European schools, with a section on dyslexia and disability in Europe It is written bilingually in English and Polish.
To purchase a copy, please contact the publishers
Wydawnictwo Harmonia, UI. Hutnicza 3, 81-212 Gdynia, Poland.
Fax +48 058 679 0006
Whoops – A Teacher’s Guide to Dyspraxia
by Stella Waterhouse
This booklet looks at the meaning of dyspraxia and how it affects a child’s development. It also discusses the resulting learning difficulties and offers strategies for supporting the child both in and out of the classroom.