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Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 9781462515882
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 207
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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.



Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 9781462515493
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 207
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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.



When the Brain Can t Hear

When the Brain Can t Hear Author Teri James Bellis
ISBN-10 0743428641
Release 2003-07-22
Pages 368
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Profiles and explores APD, a hearing form of dyslexia in which the brain cannot process sound, delineating its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for child and adult sufferers while noting the prevalence of the condition's misdiagnosis. Reprint.



Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered Author Peg Dawson
ISBN-10 1606238809
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 314
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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.



Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids

Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 1572307870
Release 2003-11-26
Pages 260
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Braaten and Felopulos describe how the evaluation process occurs in children, including the role (if any) that testing plays in diagnosing and devising treatment plans for dyslexia, ADHD, math and reading disorders, autism and Asperger syndrome, depression, anxiety, and other conditions.



That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week Author Ana Homayoun
ISBN-10 9781101171516
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 304
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At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track. Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don't have to be. Top academic couselor Ana Homayoun has helped turn even the most disorganized, scattered, and unfocused boys into successful young people who consistently meet their personal and academic challenges. She does this by getting back to basics- -starting with a simple fact: Most boys needs to be taught how to get organized, how to study, and-- most important--how to visualize, embrace and meet their own goals. With an accessible and no-nonsense approach, Homayoun shows how to: ?Identify their son's disorganizational style ?Help him set academic and personal goals he cares about ?Design and establish the right "tools of the trade" ?Complete assignments without pulling all-nighters ?Help him tune out social pressure and fend off anxiety Much more than a study guide, this insightful, user-friendly book provides a roadmap for the success too many boys have trouble finding--in school and in life.



Train the Brain to Hear

Train the Brain to Hear Author Jennifer L. Holland
ISBN-10 9781627340038
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 199
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Train the Brain to Hear was written by a parent and teacher for parents and teachers. The book provides explanations of the learning disabilities dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder as well as the common areas that are affected by learning disabilities including short term memory, executive function and comprehension. The treatment program utilizes brain training and neuroplasticity techniques to encourage development of the connections in the brain that strengthen these skills. The techniques can also be used to work with those who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury or stroke. One of the most difficult things for a parent to hear is that there is something wrong with a child and that there is nothing that can be done to help him. That is what author Jennifer Holland and her husband Charles were told in 2001 when their oldest son was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. This diagnosis was repeated in 2010 when their second son was diagnosed and again in 2013 when the diagnosis was confirmed in their fourth child. In Charles and Jennifer’s family, auditory processing disorder is a genetic condition inherited from Charles. Jennifer made it her mission to figure out how to help her own children succeed in the classroom and in life. This program will allow you to treat those who are learning disabled from the preschool and early reader age level through adulthood and understand and address many of the most common difficulties they face in everyday life. This book was written and the program developed for every parent who has been told there was nothing that could be done for their child and for every parent/teacher who knows more can be.



Late Lost and Unprepared

Late  Lost and Unprepared Author Joyce Cooper-Kahn
ISBN-10 1890627844
Release 2008
Pages 217
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The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.



Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities Author Daniel Franklin
ISBN-10 9781684031009
Release 2018-07-01
Pages 240
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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.



Like Sound Through Water

Like Sound Through Water Author Karen J. Foli
ISBN-10 074342199X
Release 2003-07-22
Pages 304
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A mother of a son with auditory processing disorder, an aural equivalent to dyslexia, describes his misdiagnosis and the struggles she went through with doctors and family members before she was able to get her son appropriate treatment. Reprint.



Think Talk Laugh

Think  Talk  Laugh Author Melissa Mullin
ISBN-10 1511530685
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 352
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Think, Talk, Laugh helps children engage with friends and family. The exercises in this workbook increase verbal processing speed so children can easily communicate their ideas and join in conversations.Think, Talk, Laugh includes exercises to develop language, executive functioning and rapid retrieval skills so children can process verbal information faster. Activities in the workbook will:* Strengthen the phonological loop with rapid naming exercises to speed up word finding skills.* Teach the executive functioning skills of "Stop, Think, Plan, Do" to enable students to slow down and organize ideas.* Build a strong vocabulary base through learning antonyms and synonyms to build word choice.* Provide instruction on how to break down ideas into parts and organize them to help students start a task without feeling overwhelmed.* Build flexible thinking skills to help students find new ways of thinking and organizing ideas.



The Organized Student

The Organized Student Author Donna Goldberg
ISBN-10 9780743274609
Release 2005-08-29
Pages 288
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A must-read for parents, The Organized Student contains hands-on strategies for teaching your disorganized child how to organize for success in middle school and high school, with special tips for kids with ADD/ADHD and learning disorders. The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn’t know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or can’t get to class on time. This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. Educational consultant Donna Goldberg has developed these methods by working with hundreds of students and in this book she provides: -Assessments to gather information about your child’s learning style, study habits, and school requirements -Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under control -PACK—a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or locker -Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the house -Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing time -Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes...and more The Organized Student is a must for any parent who has heard the words, “I can’t find my homework!”



Barkley Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Scale Children and Adolescents BSCTS CA

Barkley Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Scale  Children and Adolescents  BSCTS CA Author Russell A. Barkley
ISBN-10 9781462535187
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 120
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Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) is increasingly recognized as a valid attention disorder distinct from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The culmination of more than 10 years of research and development, the Barkley Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Scale?Children and Adolescents (BSCTS-CA) is the first empirically based, norm-referenced tool designed to assess SCT symptoms (for example, chronic daydreaming, inability to focus, and lethargy) in the daily life activities of 6- to 17-year-olds. The scale typically takes a parent less than 5 minutes to complete. Detailed instructions for scoring and interpretation are provided. Also included is a clinical interview form based on the rating scale, for use in unusual circumstances where a parent is unable to fill out a rating scale. QUICK VIEW: What does it do?: Assesses concentration deficits in the daily life activities of children and adolescents. Age Range: 6?17. Administration Time: Less than 5 minutes. Format: Parent-report rating scale. Cost of Additional Forms: No cost--purchasers get permission to reproduce the forms and score sheets for repeated use. See also the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA) and the Barkley Functional Impairment Scale--Children and Adolescents (BFIS-CA). Includes Permission to Photocopy Enhancing the convenience and value of the BSCTS-CA, the limited photocopy license allows purchasers to reproduce the forms and score sheets and yields considerable cost savings over other available scales. The large format and sturdy wire binding facilitate photocopying. Age Range: 6?17 Forms and Profiles BSCTS-CA Parent Rating Scale BSCTS-CA Parent Interview BSCTS-CA SCT Profile (Ages 6?11, Males Only) BSCTS-CA SCT Profile (Ages 6?11, Females Only) BSCTS-CA SCT Profile (Ages 12?17, Males Only) BSCTS-CA SCT Profile (Ages 12?17, Females Only)



Tigers Too

Tigers  Too Author Marilyn Pierce Dornbush
ISBN-10 0981864333
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 472
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Tigers, Too, was written by individuals with decades of work in education, school psychology, and neuropsychology. They have experienced these problems from a professional as well as personal point of view, having children with neurological disorders. This handbook, which is designed so that teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals struggling with the everyday frustrations of working with students with ADHD, TS, and/or OCD, will find these strategies create greater success. This comprehensive, authoritative reference book contains brief chapters on the definitions of and research pertaining to the disorders and their associated problems. It is replete with practical suggestions and strategies which enhance academic success and manage problems with executive functions, working memory, processing speed, organization, problem solving, time management, conflict resolution, socialization, homework, and testing.



The Learning Habit

The Learning Habit Author Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
ISBN-10 9780698139251
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 320
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A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works – and what doesn’t Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of “screen time,” it’s hard for kids – and parents – to know what’s most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed – not just do well “on the test” -- but develop the learning habits they’ll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those “stress times” into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow – skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond.



The Myth Of Laziness

The Myth Of Laziness Author Mel Levine
ISBN-10 9781471108532
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 288
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One of the most common complaints parents hear is that their child has great potential but is lazy. In the workplace one hears that a colleague is brilliant but just can't seem to deliver on time. Dr Levine believes that in reality very few people are truly lazy. Nearly all 'lazy' children and unproductive adults are in fact suffering from some sort of 'output failure,' that is, some problem of the mind that inhibits their productivity, despite their good intentions. In this book Dr Levine draws heavily on his years of clinical experience to construct the stories of representative children and adults who failed to be productive for the most common reasons. Too often we focus only on failure but people benefit enormously from recognition of their successes. In explaining outside or environmental factors that can affect productivity, Dr Levine points to the role of parents as well as teachers in identifying a child's weaknesses and nurturing the capacity to deliver, with such practical suggestions as describing the ideal study environment for a child. Whether the problem is manifested in motor breakdown, memory shortfall, verbal problems, lack of mental energy or underlying disorganization, Dr Levine provides a workable solution and dismisses the 'lazy' label.



The Motivation Breakthrough

The Motivation Breakthrough Author Richard Lavoie
ISBN-10 9780743289610
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 416
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A guide for parents, educators, and caregivers on how to inspire unmotivated children identifies teaching strategies that can be applied to a variety of personality types, in a resource that explains how adults can become healthy and work-oriented role models.