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Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters Author Monica McCaffrey
ISBN-10 1846421454
Release 2005-08-15
Pages 96
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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. These stories - from 40 different families - come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. The book also provides a helpful glossary to explain, in child-friendly language, the disabilities and medical conditions mentioned, including: * ADHD * autism * cerebral palsy * cystic fibrosis * Down syndrome Special Brothers and Sisters is an engaging and educational collection that will enable young people and adults to share in the extraordinary experience of being a sibling of a child with special needs, a disability or serious illness.



Autism and Me

Autism and Me Author Ouisie Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781497643840
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 32
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“If you see a kid with autism on the street, don’t yell at her if she’s doing something wrong. She can’t help it. Autism is really challenging,” explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell what it’s like to live with siblings who have autism. Sometimes they can’t talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can be tough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too. “Autism has helped us to become a better family,” adds Christian. “It teaches us patience and understanding.” Ouisie Shapiro’s inspiring book shows how children—and all of us—can grow in wisdom, acceptance, and love. Steven Vote’s warm photos capture the rich emotional life of these amazing families.



My Child My Gift

My Child  My Gift Author Madeline Pecora Nugent
ISBN-10 9781565482913
Release 2008
Pages 200
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“A comprehensive guide for parents who are unfortunately given the ‘bad news’ regarding their pre-born child with either an ultrasound or laboratory diagnosis of a potential or real congenital problem. It explains to them both secular and religious faith-based strategies on how to emotionally, psychologically and spiritually prepare for and assimilate the multiple and various emotions they will have to reconcile, as well as how to deal with the mixed messages they will be receiving from family members, friends, physicians, and their own inner conflicting feelings…. My prayers have been answered in Madeline Pecora Nugent’s My Child, My Gift.” From the Foreword by MARK X. LOWNEY "This volume is a must read for each parent, grandparent and friend. Nugent has answered every question asked regarding the pains and joys of motherhood. Madeline's words are written to mothers who crave honest counsel and anticipate earnest guidance. To call this book "Every Mother's Bible" would sound irreverent. But sincerely this is undoubtedly the most profound and complete guide to understanding what love means at the heart of becoming a mother. This treasure piece is essential to occupy every woman's library.” TERRI GREEN Author of Simple Acts of Kindness Includes many insights and experiences of parents, along with b/w photos of their children.



Multicultural Children s Literature

Multicultural Children   s Literature Author Ambika Gopalakrishnan
ISBN-10 9781506359359
Release 2010-04-22
Pages 288
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This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.



Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs

Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs Author Judy Winter
ISBN-10 0787983918
Release 2006-03-20
Pages 256
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Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs to reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief, avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, access early intervention services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated labels. Also included are specific guidelines for working with professionals, understanding the law and inclusion, planning for the future, and insightful interviews with Dana Reeve of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Tim Shriver of Special Olympics, and Diane Bubel of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation.



My Brother Charlie

My Brother Charlie Author Holly Robinson Peete
ISBN-10 9780545356664
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 40
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From bestselling author and actress Holly Robinson Peete--a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to be autistic, based on Holly's son, who has autism. "Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows. Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.



Ordinary Families Special Children Third Edition

Ordinary Families  Special Children  Third Edition Author Milton Seligman
ISBN-10 9781606233177
Release 2009-02-23
Pages 434
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This popular clinical reference and text provides a multisystems perspective on childhood disability and its effects on family life. The volume examines how child, family, ecological, and sociocultural variables intertwine to shape the ways families respond to disability, and how professionals can promote coping, adaptation, and empowerment. Accessible and engaging, the book integrates theory and research with vignettes and firsthand reflections from family members.



What about Me

What about Me Author Brennan Farmer
ISBN-10 0692872728
Release 2017-04-05
Pages 34
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"Having a sibling on the spectrum brings great joy. It also brings a flurry of emotions, challenges and questions. Written by a seven-year-old boy, "What About Me?" works through the day-to-day struggles and joys of being an autism sibling."--Back cover.



Emily s Sister

Emily s Sister Author Michele Gianetti
ISBN-10 9781909320635
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 66
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Emily’s sister is different from other children she knows. She seems to struggle with things most of us just do naturally. In this delightfully illustrated story, based upon real family experiences, Emily discovers how to understand and help her sister live a happier life. This story, written by the parent of a child with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), paves the way for parents, teachers and medical professionals to discuss these specific learning difficulties with children (aged around 7-9). Unlike most other books on the subject, this book has been written from a child's perspective: enabling young people to ask questions of the story in a non-threatening way and encouraging them to discover how it relates to them. This book can be shared with children having special needs, their family, or their classmates. As with all of its books, the publisher - Your Stories Matter – aims to help people know they are not alone with what makes them different. If a young person or adult can relate to a story, it gives them hope and encourages them to share their concerns. The publisher aims to provide free teaching resources for all of its books that can be used in schools, to help improve understanding and celebrate differences.



Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities Author Jane Utley Adelizzi
ISBN-10 0897897722
Release 2001
Pages 240
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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.



Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a Child with Autism Author Shira Richman
ISBN-10 9781853029103
Release 2001
Pages 173
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Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading.



Don t Rush Me

Don t Rush Me Author Chynna Laird
ISBN-10 9781615992652
Release
Pages 32
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A storybook about special needs siblings to engage the whole family! My daughter, Jordhan, has the unique position of not only being a middle child, but a middle child among siblings with special needs. This story touches on the important contributions Jordhan makes to our family, especially on the days when she doesn?t think so. We need more stories for siblings of special needs children. This is my gift to each of them to show how much we appreciate their very important role in the family. In the book, I have outlined activities that siblings can do on their own, or with parents and/or siblings. To make the most of the message given in the book, as well as from the activities provided, it is my hope that siblings and family members will:Have a tool that will help make siblings of special needs children more visible in the family unit;Give a voice to siblings that represents how real their feelings and concerns are, even when they aren?t always able verbalize those things;Help to provide a greater level of understanding by strengthening communication, patience and respect among family members;Show that there is so much more than the labels these families are given and offer some insight into how they can learn to advocate for their children; andRemember that each of us brings something beautiful and unique with us into the world that we can learn from, and teach others about. And that?s so powerful."When you are a sibling of a child with special needs, especially one whose life can be dictated by sensory issues from their environment, you often learn to "live in the moment." In this validating family book, Mia's feelings are explored. Often siblings have to sacrifice or alter their day because of the needs of their brother or sister ?whether it be leaving a fun activity to go to therapy or dealing with a meltdown that affects the whole family. Don?t Rush Me explores these situations in a way that teaches siblings that their way-too-familiar rollercoaster of feelings is normal and that they are not alone in them." --Diane M. Renna, author ofÿMeghan's World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph Over SPD "Using colorful illustrations to deliver her message and spot-on dialogue, any parent or child can identify with the situations Chynna Laird presents. Written from the perspective of a typical child, one understands the patience and assistance she willingly offers to her siblings with sensory processing difficulties. This is a sweet, lovely book that cheers family relationships and accepts individual differences in others." --Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist, author ofÿPlease Explain "Terrorism" to Me From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com



Sibshops

Sibshops Author Don Meyer
ISBN-10 1557667837
Release 2007-12-30
Pages 240
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With this revised edition of the hugely popular guide used in eight countries, it's never been easier to create effective, engaging support groups for siblings of children with special needs. Fully updated and highly practical, this user-friendly guide helps professionals develop workshops where 8- to 13-year-old siblings can share their stories, give and receive support, and just have fun with other children who've been there. This easy-to-use manual gives readers - more than 100 inexpensive, high-energy games and activities guaranteed to get children talking, laughing, and learning - in-depth instructions on starting, funding, and running a successful Sibshop - photocopiable forms to help with the planning process - compelling stories from siblings of all ages - references that reflect the latest advances in research on siblings



Wonder

Wonder Author R. J. Palacio
ISBN-10 9780375899881
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 416
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder



Educating Children with Autism

Educating Children with Autism Author Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
ISBN-10 9780309210010
Release 2001-10-11
Pages 324
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Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.



Resources for teaching young children with special needs

Resources for teaching young children with special needs Author Penny Low Deiner
ISBN-10 0155766279
Release 1983
Pages 564
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Resources for teaching young children with special needs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources for teaching young children with special needs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources for teaching young children with special needs book for free.



Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Vera Bernard-Opitz
ISBN-10 1934575828
Release 2011
Pages 228
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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.