Books

Heads Up Helping! by M.L. Boring – paperback

Heads Up Helping is the story of a mother's journey as she observes her son's special learning challenges and responds with love and dedication. Drawing on her years of experience as a speech pathologist, Melinda begins her pursuit of educational methods and materials that will help her son achieve the potential she is convinced exists. With fierce determination, Melinda sought information to help her son Joshua both accept himself and find areas in which he could excel despite his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social difficulties, and sensory issues.
Over time, and with much experimentation, Melinda recognized which strategies, materials, and instructional approaches were most effective for her son and daughters. By becoming an astute observer and student herself, she gradually distinguished those techniques that worked most frequently out of the multitude of ideas she tried and those successes are shared in depth throughout her book.
Melinda offers practical strategies from both her personal and professional experience in helping children with auditory and visual distractibility, sensory issues, fidgeting and hyperactivity, daydreaming, and social communication difficulties. She offers teaching tips and information on how to effectively reach students in ways that are compatible with brain-based teaching techniques. The suggestions for modifying curriculum and adapting the learning environment are easily implemented and applied.
With heart-wrenching honesty and with humor, Melinda's real-life examples reveal the trials and joys of teaching and parenting a child with challenges. Heads Up Helping is sure to be a wealth of encouragement and  practical support for parents, teachers, therapists, and others who are devoted to helping all kinds of special children.

Price: $15.00

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Out-of-Sync Child, Kranwitz

Written by an experienced teacher with an interest in sensory integration, this 320-page book explains SI dysfunction in all its stages. This comprehensive, easily-understood guide explains a drug-free treatment approach for children with sensory integration challenges. A wonderful resource section for parents and caregivers is also included.  Required reading for all those who work with and love kids with SI issues.

Price: $14.00

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Seeing Clearly, Hickman & Hutchins

Developing healthy visual-motor abilities is more difficult in the complex stimulus of today's world than ever before. Our visual experiences can be overwhelmed by the vast complexity of artificial colors and sounds which did not exist in our ancestors' lives.
Much more time is spent indoors, exposed to a myriad of unnatural colors, movement and imagery. We hibernate inside, interacting with machines instead of being out in the sunlight, looking at the far horizons, exploring  natural environments. More and more time is spent sitting rather than moving, watching rather than doing. Here is a book that has:
An overview of the development of vision, with a checklist of warning signs of vision problems-based on the studies of behavioral optometry
A discussion of the importance of integrating all the senses equally in the development of optimal visual skills, rooted in the field of occupational therapy
Practical, playful activities designed to improve visual skills in both adults and children. Excellent for use at home, in the clinic, at school, or amid outdoor settings

Price: $10.00

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Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies For Individuals with Autism, Fouse & Wheeler

By Beth Fouse, author of the best-selling Creating a Win-Win IEP and Maria Wheeler, author of Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism, this book offers comprehensive insights into the entire spectrum of behavior challenges of a person with autism/PDD as well as answers to improve those behaviors.
This is an excellent guide for anyone who has a child or student with behavior challenges!

Price: $40.00

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Unlock Mysteries of Sensory Dysfunction, Anderson & Emmons

Two parents have written this excellent resource on the sometimes hidden challenges of sensory problems and how they relate to the whole child. The book covers all senses and increase the reader's understanding of this challenge, but also offers ideas for

Price: $20.00

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Inclusive Games – Movement Fun For Everyone!, Kasser

Inclusive Games features more than 50 inclusive games, helpful illustrations, and hundreds of game variations.
It shows you how to select and adapt games so that children of every ability level can practice, play, and improve their movement skills. Inclusive Games includes a Game Finder grid to help you find the right gamefast, based on grade levels, difficulties, skills, and number of players. Levels Pre-K through 8. Published 1995.  Paperback. 120 pages.

Price: $20.00

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The Alert Program, Compact Disc, Williams & Shellenberger

The Alert Program uses the analogy of an automobile engine to introduce its concept of self-regulation to students: "If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low and sometimes it runs just right." Mary Sue William

Price: $20.00

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The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Kranowitz

The follow-up companion to The Out-of-Sync Child! presents activities that parents of kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction can do at home with their child to strengthen their child's abilities-and have some fun together along the way. Activities ar

Price: $15.00

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Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, Yack, Sutton & Aquilla

Perfect for those working with young children, but broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. Provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, inclu

Price: $35.00

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Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration, Kranowitz, Szklut, et al

In this elegant approach to the often elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A., author of the best selling book The Out-of-Sync Child and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L and Dr. Lynn Blazer-Martin, Ph.D, OTR, a

Price: $14.00

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Bright Kids Who Can’t Learn, L Steding

This resource offers clear information about attention and learning disorders, special education, technical terms, finding professional help, promoting academic success, symptoms of learning disabilities, medication and alternative treatments, and more.

Price: $10.00

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Visual Strategies for Improving Communications, L Hodgdon

This book is a collection of practical ideas and techniques: how some educators have taken sound theory and research, added a
dash of creative experimenting, and translated it into meaningful training and programming tools for students who experience
moderate to severe communication disabilities.
When we take on the task of working with students who learn differently, our most familiar teaching strategies and goals are put
to the test. Students can learn. The question is what and how. Our responsibility as professionals or parents is, in part, one of
"discovering" them. Most importantly, we need to discover how he learns; how she understands. That is the key .... to determine
what is inside, hidden behind a veil of behaviors and perceptual handicaps, and to discover how to reach it effectively. This discovery
process has revealed a large group of students who understand what they see better than what they hear.
It is through this discovery process that the concept of using Visually Supported Communication or Visually Mediated Communication
strategies has evolved and developed. Success has built upon success. As one student or teacher has benefited from one idea,
the challenge has been to develop a second and a third. Over a period of several years the results have been dramatic. Testimonials
from school staff and parents have supported the direction enthusiastically.

Price: $40.00

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Do-Watch-Listen-Say, K Quill

This comprehensive intervention guide and accompanying activities are easily adapted to develop a curriculum for both children
who are verbal and those who use augmentative and alternative communication, and it can be implemented at home or in the
classroom. Excellent for educators and speech language pathologists, this practical, user-friendly resource gives you the methods
you need to build social and communication skills in children with autism.

Price: $58.00

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Special Diets for Special Kids, Vol. 1, L Lewis

Combine 1 part research with 2 parts practical, hands-on Information, add a dash of humor and season well with years of experience.
Within the pages of this book Lisa Lewis explains, in an easy and readable manner, a complex yet intriguing intervention strategy
for helping children and adults with autism. Drawing upon her own success with removing gluten and casein from her son's diet,
she answers the many questions parents and professionals might have about choosing a dietary intervention. Why choose a special
diet? Are there tests to help me decide? Is there research to support this type of intervention? Will my child starve? What do I
cook? Also within these pages are over 150 good-tasting recipes to get started on the diet…everything from
Spaghetti & Meatballs to Holiday treats and sweets to edible clay! A MUST-HAVE book for anyone thinking about
the benefits of a special diet.

Price: $30.00

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Special Diets for Special Kids, Vol. 2, L Lewis

This long-awaited sequel to the best selling first book is loaded with helpful information and over 175 new recipes. A "must-have" for anyone who uses the first Special Diets for Special Kids!

Price: $30.00

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Developing Your Child for Success, K Lane

Developing Your Child for Success offers easy-to-follow activities to develop children's perceptual and motor skills and prepare
them for their early school years. Written by Dr. Kenneth A. Lane, an expert in developmental optometry, a Fellow of the College
of Optometrists in Vision Development, and founder of the Lane Learning Center, this book includes more than 100 successful
& proven activities that have helped hundreds of children succeed. Designed for work with children 4 yrs and older.
This book will help your child
•Develop the perceptual abilities needed for good reading skills
•Eliminate letter and word reversals during reading and printing
•Increase visual memory to aid in remembering spelling words
•Improve eye-hand coordination to eliminate sloppy and disorganized printing
•Develop motor skills and improve overall coordination
•Improve the visual skills needed to increase reading speed and eliminate errors when copying from the blackboard
Includes examples of daily activity sheets, materials and equipment list, references, and a glossary.

Price: $30.00

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Moving with a Purpose–Developing Programs for Preschoolers of All Abilities, McCall & Craft

Moving with a Purpose is much more than a wonderful collection of movement games and activities for preschool children.
It is also an easy-to-use guide to building movement programs for sensory integration in which every child thrives, including
those with special needs.
The book’s 15 chapters are packed with information so well presented, you will be able to use immediately even if you have
no experience teaching movement programs.
 Establish an new preschool movement program
 Enhance and existing one
 Improve a quality movement program with sound educational objectives.
The authors are experienced teachers of adaptive physical education who are passionate about including children with special
needs. Benefit from their years of experience to build a fun and effective movement program in which every child succeeds.

Price: $25.00

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M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory & Postural Functions, 2nd Ed, Oetter, Richter & Frick

Recent work in the fields of sensory integration, neuromotor development and speech/language development has revealed the close interaction of these neural functions. Patti Oetter has pioneered in the development of new treatment concepts that capitalize on these interdependent relationships. This 2nd edition of the book presents a theoretical framework and expanded chapter on treatment of sensorimotor and speech/language problems; methods for evaluating the therapeutic potential of oral motor toys; and numerous ideas for activities designed to bring about more integrated development of sensory/postural and speech/language functions.
MORE is an acronym for the Motor components, Oral organization, Respiratory demands, and Eye contact/control elements of toys and items that can be used to facilitate integration of the mouth with sensory and postural development, including self regulation and attention. Book chapters include
 The Suck, Swallow, Breathe Synchrony
 Treatment Principles & Activities
 Therapeutic Toys & Activities--Whistles, Blowers, Kazoos, Bubbles, etc.
 MORE Quick Reference

Price: $43.00

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Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues, Myles, Cook, et al

This is an immensely valuable book-filled with practical advice for analyzing sensory processing difficulties. Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, their families, and community professionals called upon for assistance will find this book helpful in desi

Price: $20.00

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Take Five! Staying Alert at Home and School, Williams & Shellenberger

Parents, teachers, and therapists love using these activities with their children.
The activities that Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger present are "intended to enhance daily routines and provide sensorimotor
strategies for self-regulation (methods to change our levels of alertness through what we see, hear, feel, taste, smell,
and how we move)."
You'll find suggested activities for alerting and calming that encourage children to move, touch, look, and listen. Materials are
easy to find or create, and the instructions are clear. Tips for adapting the activities and the authors' observations while using the
activities with children of differing abilities are also included.

Price: $30.00

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Just Take a Bite, Ernsperger, Hanson

 Does your child refuse to eat foods from a specific food group?
 Does your dinner table turn into a battle ground during mealtimes?
 Are you working with a student who is anxious or scared of eating new foods?
If you have answered yes, then Just Take A Bite is the perfect resource with easy, effective answers to these troubling questions.
This long-awaited book is written for parents and professionals working with children with food aversions and eating challenges.
Dr. Lori Ernsperger and Ms. Tania Stegen-Hanson provide clear and concise strategies and practical lessons for assisting
children in eating a balanced diet. This valuable resource contains a comprehensive treatment plan for solving mealtime struggles.
Just Take A Bite clearly explains
 Characteristics and criteria of a resistant eater;  Typical oral motor development and the stages of eating ;  How sensory
integration dysfunction can compromise the child's performance at mealtimes;  Factors contributing to resistant eaters;
 Specific oral-motor activities ;  A comprehensive treatment plan;  Fundamentals of how to create positive mealtime
environments;  Sensory lesson plans for exploring new foods.

Price: $25.00

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Sensory Connection: Sensory and Communication Strategies that Work! Kashman, Mora

Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment strategies in clinical, school, and
home settings, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing
the benefits of the available treatment resources.
These talented and experienced therapists explain how to develop more effective treatments within the constraints that therapists
often face. They include development of child-centric strategies that combine aspects of occupational and speechlanguage
therapies.

Price: $20.00

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Fragile X, Fragile Hope, E Griffin

For the multitudes of parents facing the challenge of raising a child with special needs, Fragile X, Fragile Hope affirms that they can survive the
devastation of the unexpected diagnosis, the lost dreams, the confusion of treatment options, the sleep deprivation, the painful misunderstandings of
friends and family--and that more than survive, they can find a way through this chronic stress and grief back to hope and joy. Elizabeth Griffin's
stunning, honest book shows how parents can move from profound grief to embracing parenting a special needs child.

Price: $15.00

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Homeschooling the Challenging Child, C Field

Often, families will choose homeschooling because they have children who cannot cope or thrive within traditional educational environments due
to special physical or emotional needs. Homeschooling the Challenging Child addresses these special education issues, offering potential and current
homeschooling families qualified and expert advice. Experienced homeschool mom and author Christine Field will offer hope and direction
for those seeking to offer their children the best educational opportunities available.

Price: $15.00

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Facing Autism, L Hamilton

Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder,
autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in
recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers.

Price: $15.00

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The ADHD/Autism Connection, D Kennedy

For years, the label of Autism has carried a negative connotation. Parents were afraid to admit the diagnosis and banished the term from discussion.
Finally, The ADHD-Autism Connection gives parents, educators, and doctors a reason to embrace autism with a renewed sense of hope and
understanding. This book will show how these understandings can minimize the frustration, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD sufferers
and their families face.
Help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. (As well as those with autism, PDD, Asperger's syndrome, and other related conditions.)
New insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between Autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD genuine hope.

Price: $15.00

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Private: Manners, Please!, G Lipson

Promotes sensitivity and civilized behavior in children. Every type of etiquette from table manners and conversation to telephone manners
and sibling harmony is covered in poems, writing projects, coloring pages, role plays and many more pleasing activities. K-Grade 3
Chapters include:
Don't Be Uncouth / Please and Thank You / Elmore Interrupts Us /
Achoo-Gesundheit / Respect People / Sticks and Stones /
Telephone Manners / How Do You Do? / Table Manners /
Avoid Gossip / Tact or Diplomacy? / Let's Hear You Say, "Hello! /
Eating Out / Sibling Harmony / Never, Ever, Pick Your Nose! /
I'm Sorry / Courtesy in Public Places / Make Friendly Conversation

Price: $12.00

Starting Sensory Integration Therapy, B Arnwine

This new book is a great resource for busy parents whose children are starting therapy. Bonnie Arnwine, the parent of a child with sensory processing
disorder (also called dysfunction in sensory integration) has packed this book with fun activities, timesaving tips, and quick cleanup techniques.
A must-have for every family starting sensory-based therapy.

Price: $20.00

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The Weighted Blanket: An Essential Nutrient in a Sensory Diet, by Diane B. Walker, M.S., OTR/L and Kathleen McCormack, 2002, 50pp

Finally, a book to teach parents and therapists how to make and use a therapeutic weighted blanket. Part One describes the theory regarding the
use of the weighted blanket as a therapeutic modality for the treatment of Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID). Includes clinical stories and a
protocol for use of the weighted blanket in various settings (home, school, clinic) including use schedules, weight distribution, and precautions.
Part Two provides the step-by-step, easy to follow sewing instructions and fabric selection. The appendix contains many helpful worksheets, such
as A Sensory Checklist to determine whether or not to use a weighted blanket and A Weighted Blanket Usage Chart.

Price: $15.00

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Vocabulary Cartoons; Word Power Made Easy

Kids learn a word a minute and never forget it! Your students will learn those difficult-to-learn vocabulary words faster & easier than you ever thought possible, using humorous cartoons to illustrate the word. The cartoons create a mental image which is much easier to remember than a word. Makes vocabulary fun—like reading the comics. Students learn up to three times more words in independent school tests.

Price: $13.00

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Vocabulary Cartoons; SAT Word Power

Kids learn a word a minute and never forget it! Your students will learn those difficult-to-learn vocabulary words faster & easier than you ever thought possible, using humorous cartoons to illustrate the word. The cartoons create a mental image which is much easier to remember than a word. Makes vocabulary fun—like reading the comics. Students learn up to three times more words in independent school tests.

Price: $13.00

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Vocabulary Cartoons; SAT Word Power II

Kids learn a word a minute and never forget it! Your students will learn those difficult-to-learn vocabulary words faster & easier than you ever thought possible, using humorous cartoons to illustrate the word. The cartoons create a mental image which is much easier to remember than a word. Makes vocabulary fun—like reading the comics. Students learn up to three times more words in independent school tests.

Price: $13.00

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Fidget to Focus, R Rotz & S Wright

An innovative approach to managing Attention Deficit Disorder using easily mastered techniques and strategies. Get ready to enjoy more success and less stress!
Until now, the only way you could learn about the Fidget to Focus approach to successfully living with and managing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was to attend a national conference. The groundbreaking ideas in this book, based on the personal experiences  of hundreds of people and recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, will change the way you live with this disorder. Fidget to Focus is a guide to keeping your brain engaged and focused with tools and techniques available to you at any time (workbook  included!).

Price: $15.00

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Brain Gym

Brain Gym has become a classic. If you are not already using Brain Gym, you’re in for a treat. Brain Gym is a series of simple and enjoyable movements designed to enhance whole-brain learning. The basic idea is that the Cross Crawl, Footflex, Grounder and other exercises and postures work out the brain and improve learning. Midline movements improve integration of our two-sided brain. Lengthening activities help students make connections between the front and back of the brain. Energy exercises and deepening attitudes enhance brain-body relations. Plus, there’s a section with exercises for oral reading, reading comprehension, organization skills, spelling, math, creative writing and more.
Send those brains to the gym.

Price: $12.00

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Brain Gym, Teacher’s Edition

Brain Gym has become a classic. If you are not already using Brain Gym, you’re in for a treat. Brain Gym is a series of simple and enjoyable movements designed to enhance whole-brain learning. The basic idea is that the Cross Crawl, Footflex, Grounder and other exercises and postures work out the brain and improve learning. Midline movements improve integration of our two-sided brain. Lengthening activities help students make connections between the front and back of the brain. Energy exercises and deepening attitudes enhance brain-body relations. Plus, there’s a section with exercises for oral reading, reading comprehension, organization skills, spelling, math, creative writing and more.
Send those brains to the gym.

Teachers' Edition

Price: $25.00

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Tips and Techniques for the Z-Vibe

What exercises should you use with the Z-Vibe? Tips & Techniques is finally available as a quick and easy reference guide explaining how,
when, and where to use the Z-Vibe and its tips. It is a 48-page, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book with many detailed illustrations showing the
placement of the tools.

Price: $24.00

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The Friendship Factor

The Friendship Factor
Kenneth H. Rubin Ph.D.
Based on twenty-five years of research on friendship, Dr. Rubin uses case studies to highlight normal social development,
potential problems and real distress, focusing on how to distinguish between a well adjusted solitary child and a lonely child; how to
distinguish between popularity as likeability and popularity as dominance; how to respect your child's social style, particularly if it differs
from your own; how to help an angry child be less aggressive; how to increase a child's social ability; how to know when not to intervene
in your child's social life, among other matters of friendship.

Price: $15.00

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Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments – Practical Solutions for Challenging Behavior; Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments - Practical Solutions for Challenging Behavior
Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick
This book offers critical information on handling difficult moments. Included are sections on the characteristics that may impact behavior, the rage cycle, functions, assessment, as well as strategies to promote self-calming and selfmanagement.  Finally, there is a section devoted to parents that encourages understanding, support, and includes routines
to promote calmness.

Price: $20.00

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Preparing for Life – The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome; Dr. Jed Baker

Preparing for Life - The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Dr. Jed Baker
The author of the best-selling, Social Skills Picture Book now speaks to the growing challenge of social skills in young, and-not-so young, adults with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Often the barrier to success, the lack of social skills can be frustrating and a very real challenge. This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of skills that can open doors to opportunities. Includes sections on perspective taking, non-verbal communication, conversational skills, goal setting, and stress management. Explains options and types of assistance available educationally and legally.

Price: $35.00

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Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships
Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

Often those with autism/Asperger's suffer socially and professionally because social cues and perceptions hinder their
lives. This enlightening and thought provoking book by two of the leading minds in the field, who themselves have been diagnosed with autism,
educates both those on the spectrum and their caregivers. Certain to become a classic, Temple and Sean lead you through their mistakes
socially and ways they found to improve their lives.

Price: $25.00

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Developing Talents; Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism; Dr. Temple Grandin

Developing Talents; Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Dr. Temple Grandin
This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families,
teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple
Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on
employment issues and as the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that
introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory
problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum,
and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly
suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource

Price: $20.00

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Autism? Aspergers? ADHD? ADD?; Diane Drake Burns

Autism? Aspergers? ADHD? ADD?
Diane Drake Burns
Suspect there's something "different" about your child? This book will help you navigate those early stages of your child's life when a diagnosis is nowhere in sight and you're either totally frustrated or frightened into inaction by a vision of what may lie ahead. Written by a mother who knows--because she had an uncanny ability to avoid her son's diagnosis--this book humorously and gently prods parents into action, beginning with the chapter "Was That the Exit to 'Normal?" and "Rules of the Road," to "Time to Take Off the Gloves" and "To School or Not to School."

Price: $20.00

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Learning in Motion, 2nd edition ; Patricia Angermeier, Joan Krzyzanowski, Kristina Keller Moir and Carol Kranowitz

Learning in Motion, 2nd edition
Patricia Angermeier, Joan Krzyzanowski, Kristina Keller Moir and Carol Kranowitz
Learning in Motion features over 100 age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year! Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary
classes. Each activity is carefully crafted to attract and keep children's interest by using a multiple sensory approach. All are designed to
improve children's learning and behavior!
A monthly finder provides a quick and easy guide to selecting activities that meet educational goals throughout the year. A special section suggests activities to reinforce learning the alphabet.
Each carefully crafted activity is complete and classroom-ready for easy implementation, including:
·Activity goals // Time required //Educational objectives //Materials list //Step-by-step procedures //Adaptations for children with special
needs //Multilevel instruction to match different abilities
Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a
brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. This
wonderful book also includes a quick and easy guide to classroom adaptations for children who need a little extra help to meet the everyday
challenges of school.

Price: $40.00

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The Mom’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders; Jan Johnston-Tyler

Written primarily for parents of children who have newly been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is especially a great resource for the preschool through elementary school years. The book draws from the author's personal experience both as the mom of a son with Asperger Syndrome and her study of and work with children and adolescents with special needs. The result is a practical guide, written for other Aspie parents in a clear, concise, and sometimes humorous tone.
This user-friendly book leaves no stone unturned, as it explains, in a friendly, familiar voice, situations and issues that all parents with an AS child will encounter at one point or another. Above all else, the book arms parents with basic, sound information empowering them to seek out the very best services and programs for their child. From dealing with sensory issues and bullying to staying on top of homework, The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders offers easy-to-use suggestions. The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and related disorders should be used as a practical, valuable reference throughout the years.

Price: $22.00

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Initiations and Interactions : Early Intervention Techniques for Children with ASD; Teresa A. Cardon

Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What many don't know is that research also shows that for most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to such an all-pervasive area as communication. This book does not advocate that parents steer clear of therapists and specialists. Instead, it attempts to put more control in the parents' hands.
Without adding to parents' already busy schedules, Teresa Cardon, a speech language pathologist and author of best-selling Let's Talk Emotions,
discusses the importance of creating a communication environment in the home. Simple everyday tools include deliberate use of books, toys, visual schedules, and labeling, among others.
If your child is currently receiving several therapies, or if you are trying on your own to help encourage and foster communication interactions
with your child, take the tools you find helpful in this book and make sure that a "family-centered" approach is part of your weekly regime.

Price: $20.00

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Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family ; Kristi Sakai

The latest in the Practical Solutions series, this book, written by the mother of three children with autism spectrum disorders, targets, with a balance of heart-warming and belly-aching humor and practical tools, the major challenges families face in creating a comfortable environment for every family member.

Price: $22.00

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Simple Strategies That Work: Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities; B. Smith Myles, D. Adreon, D. Gitlitz

Children and youth with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism (HFA), and pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and related exceptionalities have great potential, but all too often their abilities are not realized. Simple Strategies that Work! provides ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with AS/HFA on the road to success. The book discusses problems that arise in the classroom and how teachers can adjust the classroom to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines. Not bogged down with jargon, the book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning.
Also included is information on what can cause anxiety for the AS/HFA student, how this can lead to decreased academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can do to assist.

Price: $20.00

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Hidden Curriculum : Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations; B Smith Myles, M L. Trautman, R L. Schelvan

This book offers practical suggestions and advice for how to teach and learn those subtle messages that most people pick up almost automatically but that have to be directly taught to individuals with social-cognitive challenges, including those on the autism spectrum. Given the serious consequences that can befall a person who violates a social rule, the strategies and detailed lists of curriculum items make this a much-needed resource.

Price: $20.00

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Social Skills Training; Jed E. Baker

In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. The essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. The  presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home.

Price: $40.00

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Teaching Jeremiah, A Journey into the Mind of an Asperger’s Child, Notebook

"Teaching Jeremiah" is a complete curriculum for teaching special needs children in preschool and early elementary grades. Originally written for a child with Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, this curriculum is broken into chapters corresponding with educational goals set in his IEP (Individual Education Plan). There is a chapter for developing fine motor skills, one for letter and number recognition skills, speech development, matching patterns, and more. If you are as frustrated as I was in searching for a curriculum of activities tailored to special needs children, then this eBook is for you. This detailed curriculum is complete with activities, a materials list for each activity, resources, and web address listings for furthering your child's development. This curriculum was designed for a home schooling family on a limited budget and the activities contained within its pages are outlined in an easy-to-read and understand format that will make it virtually effortless and even "fun" to home educate your special needs child.

Price: $10.00

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Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Kathy Kuhl

Whether you homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home.  Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her struggling learner for 4th-12th grages.  After he graduated, she interviewed 64 homeschoolers with children with different learning problems, including autism, learning disabilbities, AD/HD, and other conditions.  She distills their wisdom while conveying her own experience and insights.

Price: $15.00

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