Books By Other Authors Recommended By Elizabeth

Books By Other Authors Recommended By Elizabeth

The following is a list of books that contain helpful information:

College-related books
The K&W Guide to College for Students with Learning Differences. Princeton Review. This guide categorizes college’s services according to three categories, making it easy to understand what each college offers students with disabilities. Rather than organizing schools by service types, K&W organizes them alphabetically by name and uses a standard format to make it easy to quickly see what kind of service each school offers.
The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, Lorraine E. Wolf, PhD, Lisa King, MsEd and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, MEd. This book provides information and advice from the leading experts on the experiences of students with autism in college. Parents will find that the authors truly understand their experiences and fears and will gain insight and practical strategies to help their children.
Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD. Kathleen Nadeau. This useful guide for high school or college students diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities will provide the information they need to survive and thrive in the college setting.
Books about testing
Straight Talk About Psychological Testing for Kids.
Dr. Ellen Braaten, Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Masschusetts General Hospital, and psychologist Gretchen Felopolous offer valuable advice for parents on topics including the pros and cons of having your child evaluated either by the school or privately, what you should expect from an evaluation, what tests should be used, and more.
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents.  Despite decades of research, dyslexia continues to be poorly-understood, preventing so many students from receiving the help they need.  Dr. Richard Selznick explains the objective and subjective measures that should be a part of any dyslexia screening.
Books about ADHD
Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do. Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Ellen Littman, Ph.D., & Patricia Quinn, M.D.This book from the three leading experts on girls with ADHD delineates so clearly how the symptoms of ADHD in girls are different and often go overlooked.  This is an essential resource for parents of a girl who is struggling for reasons no one can understand.
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., John J. Ratey, M.D.This revision of Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s groundbreaking book provides such excellent advice and information.  This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding ADHD and feeling better about the diagnosis.
Books for parents
Thinking Differently: An Inspiring guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. David Flink.I can’t say enough about this wonderful book by the co-founder of Eye to Eye, a program that matches college students and elementary school students – both with learning disabilities and ADHD – for mentoring through art projects. The book is full of excellent advice, helpful insights and humorous tales from David’s many trials and triumphs as a younger student and then at Brown and Columbia, and from his professional life.  Parents should absolutely buy this book!
 Homework Made Simple.  Ann Dolin, a tutor with over 20 years’ experience, offers interesting, effective ways to help get kids organized and to get through homework time with less stress.
Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential. Richard Guare PhD , Peg Dawson EdD, Colin Guare.  This book offers practical strategies whoss executive functioning gets in their way of their true talents.
The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child .  When students’ learning needs are not met, they can become frustrated.  Dr. Richard Selznick offers advice to help parents whose child is a different kind of thinker.
When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!: Securing Special Education Services for Your Child. Vaughn K. Lauer.  With his decades of experience in the special education field, Vaughn Lauer knows how difficult it can be for schools and families to find agreement in the development of students IEPs.  He explains what important information parents should have when they meet with the schools and offers them helpful tips to keep meetings focused on the best interests of their child.

 

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