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Jayne Lytel was a successful syndicated columnist when her son Leo was diagnosed with autism. Using her reporting skills to better understand her son's health issues, she helped Leo gain essential abilities. After four years of therapy, he no longer meets the diagnostic criteria for autism, attends a mainstream school, and is a thriving, healthy child. Act Early Against Autismis a practical and empowering guide for parents on how early intervention can change their child's future. Includes information on: - How to recognize early symptoms - Financial challenges - Alternative treatments - Devising and revising therapies
This book provides an international comparative study of the implementation of disability rights law and policy focused on the emerging principles of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how these principles have been enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how different jurisdictions have implemented them to enable meaningful engagement and participation by persons with disabilities in society. The philosophy of 'active citizenship' underpinning the Convention - that all citizens should (be able to) actively participate in the community - provides the core focal point of this book, which grounds its analysis in exploring how this goal has been imagined and implemented across a range of countries. The case studies examine how different jurisdictions have reformed disability law and policy and reconfigured how support is administered and funded to ensure maximum choice and independence is accorded to people with disabilities.
Suspecting that your baby or toddler may have autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay can be scary and overwhelming. But there is a lot you can do to help, even while waiting for an evaluation or early intervention. With the right tools, everyday tasks can be terrific opportunities for building critical social and communication skills. Start at the kitchen table, bathtub, or shopping cart! In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities designed to support development in children from birth to age 3. Your child's daily routines are transformed into learning opportunities that promote crucial abilities, like how to imitate others or use simple hand gestures to convey wants and needs. As a parent, you are the most important person in your child's life. Now you can be the best teacher, too.
"Acts of Conspicuous Compassion" investigates the relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment in America, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make the plea for charity legible and compelling. From the work of 19th-century melodramas to the televised drama of transformation and redemption in reality TV s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Acts of Conspicuous Compassion" charts the sophisticated strategies employed by various charity movements responsible for making organized benevolence alluring, exciting, and seemingly uncomplicated. Sheila C. Moeschen brokers a new way of accounting for the legacy and involvement of disabled people within charity specifically, the articulation of performance culture as a vital theoretical framework for discussing issues of embodiment and identity dislodges previously held notions of the disabled existing as passive, objects of pity. This work gives rise to a more complicated and nuanced discussion of the participation of the disabled community in the charity industry, of the opportunities afforded by performance culture for disabled people to act as critical agents of charity, and of the new ethical and political issues that arise from employing performance methodology in a culture with increased appetites for voyeurism, display, and complex spectacle. "
Sound advice for parents whose kids have trouble concentrating According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated five to ten percent of children suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This book provides answers for parents of children who may have either condition, as well as for adult sufferers. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, it helps people recognize and understand ADD and ADHD symptoms and offers an authoritative, balanced overview of both drug and non-drug therapies.
Adam Brody is a lucky kid -- he can sing and play the guitar; he's bright, popular, and good-looking. But none of these things can help Adam read. He's severely dyslexic. When he looks at a page, letters and numbers zigzag all over the place. This has been going on ever since he started school, but now that he's a teenager, he's getting desperate. So is his family. What will happen to him if he never learns to read?
This text for aquatics instructors covers the various philosophies and issues relating to adapted aquatics programs; offers detailed information on skills and resources for adapted aquatics personnel; and discusses program enhancement, including model programs and how to modify fitness activities for participants with disabilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The book focuses on a blend of developmental and learning theories, with practical suggestions for delivery of services to young children with special needs and their families.
Is your site accessible? Can helen keller access your site? With all the new technology and our societies reliance on technology the demand for assistive technology increases. Read about different pieces of equipment that can make surfing the net more enjoyable for those with disabilities.
The bestselling guide, fully revised and updated, offering practical information and tips to help every child with ADHD succeedThe ADD/ADHD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with attention problems and provide the kind of support and intervention that is crucial to kids' success. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics, including what we do and don't know about ADHD, probable causes, critical elements for school success, the most commonly prescribed medications, what children with ADHD need at home, effective behavioral strategies, how to help kids stay organized, and advocating for an ADHD child.
This book is part of the Perspectives on Mental Health series. It describes ADD/ADHD, what could cause it, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated including information on various medications, and how to deal with it.
Every year, 17 million new cases of attention deficit disorder, or ADD, are diagnosed in children. But medications designed to treat the disorder don't work for many children and often leave families frustrated and searching for more options. In The ADD Answer, Dr. Frank Lawlis draws upon his thirty-five years of experience as a clinical and research psychologist to show parents how they can reclaim their central role in healing their children with comprehensive step-by-step advice on dealing with the problems of ADD. His approach blends the latest medical, nutritional, and psychological treatments that can increase brain function with expert insight into the emotional--and spiritual--support kids need. An inspiring and essential guide, The ADD Answer will help every family facing the challenges of ADD create a more loving, healthy environment necessary for their child to thrive.
ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know (formerly entitled ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide) is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information onEvaluation and diagnosisCoexisting conditionsBehavior therapyADHD and academicsThe role of medicationComplementary and alternative treatmentsADHD and the teenage yearsEffective skills for parenting children and adolescents with ADHDAnd so much more!Written in clear, accessible language, this thoroughly updated second edition includes the latest information on diagnosis, ADHD medications, and guidance on preschoolers and adolescents with ADHD. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also featured.
Why ADHD could be the key to your successFor decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it.Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs.As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential.
From being tied down to a kitchen chair by a frustrated babysitter, to foiling bullies, and launching rockets into neighbors' swimming pools, the stories from Blake Taylor's life with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at times hilarious, poignant, and instructive. This eminently readable memoir sheds light on what it's like for a young person to grow up with, and suffer from, and ultimately learn to harness this common condition.
At last, long-awaited answers to the questions you've been asking. Help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. (As well as those with autism, PDD, Asperger's syndrome, and other related conditions.) Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the most rapidly growing diagnoses of our generation. Often the diagnosis fails to provide real help, leaving patients, doctors, and families at a loss to know what to do next. But for the first time ever, new insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between Autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD genuine hope. 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Children with ADHD/ADD do not outgrow it, but the adults in their lives play a major role in what these children achieve and how they feel about themselves. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges There is a high correlation between ADHD and a number of negative outcomes when not treated, but the tide is turning as more effective management becomes commonplace. The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management.
The ADHD Handbook for Schools: Effective Strategies for Identifying and Teaching Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderby Harvey C. Parker
Educators in regular and special education settings who teach students with ADHD will appreciate this classroom-focused guide to ADHD that discusses specific teaching strategies and provides a thorough history of the disorder. The most up-to-date knowledge about ADHD characteristics, diagnosis, contributing factors, and medical and psychosocial treatments is comprehensively detailed. Suggested teaching techniques and tips for improving learning and behavior in the classroom include strategies for developing partnerships with parents of ADHD students, a listing of support groups and resources for parents, and specific tools for assessment, such as rating scales and history forms.
Are you struggling with students who have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? There is likely to be at least one student in any mainstream class with ADHD, an evolving concept that affects pupils' learning, concentration, behaviour and social relationships. In order to offer effective support and maximize the learning potential of all students in your classroom you will need to understand the different needs of all children, but perhaps especially those with ADHD. With sections covering the background to ADHD, the school setting and the wider context of home life, this complete resource ensures excellent practice for working with students with ADHD. It provides: - examples of successful tried-and-tested strategies - activities to use with children - checklists - information on referral pathways - advice on working with parents - case studies to facilitate discussion A substantial bank of electronic resource materials is available from the SAGE website to use with the book, including PowerPoint presentations and a range of photocopiable sheets. Packed with the most up-to-date information and rooted in real-life examples from the author's own experiences and research, this is the complete resource you need to help you work successfully with students who have ADHD. Every class teacher, SENCO and teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school will find this an invaluable and supportive guide. Linda Wheeler is an independent education consultant and researcher, having been for many years a teacher in both mainstream and special schools. She is currently a part-time Lecturer at the University of Worcester.
Adjustment to Severe Physical Disability: A Metamorphosis, then, is designed for professionals-in-training, practicing professionals, and parents or families of disabled persons. The book deals with (1) the societal misconceptions that impede the physical, psychological, and social adjustment of disabled persons; (2) the effects these misconceptions have on the attitudes and effectiveness of those who work with disabled persons; and (3) existing services, laws, environmental changes, and technological advances that affect both the efforts of professionals and the lives of disabled persons. In keeping with the goals of this book, the content ranges from hard science to advocacy, from objective data to personal experiences. Case illustrations are designed to stimulate discussion and self-exploration, as well as to illuminate the factual basis for author opinions with no printed sources. Ideally, these illustrations will serve a heuristic function, leading students to conduct needed research into the psychosocial aspects of disability.
This volume describes a three-year research program in which the determination of some factors relating to adjustment in visually disabled adolescents was a prime objective.
Most of the literature on learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) focuses on the needs of elementary school-age children, but older students with these conditions also require significant support. Comprehensive and authoritative, this book helps educators and clinicians navigate the maze of laws, policies, and scientific research relating to diagnostic and intervention decision making for adolescents and adults. Leading expert No\u00ebl Gregg provides clear guidance on how to conduct and document evidence-based assessments and select appropriate instructional and testing accommodations. Featuring helpful case vignettes, decision-making flowcharts, and coverage of the latest assistive technologies, the book gives special attention to supporting students during the crucial transition from high school to higher education or vocational settings.
Information about attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder in adults.
The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote independent living through lifelong distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals. The Adult Continuing Education Program(ACE) offers a variety of courses that cover topics ranging from Braille and academic studies to independent living, life adjustment, technology, business and employment skills and recreation. The High School Program(HS) features academic courses and electives for students who seek to earn a high school diploma. Students can earn high scholl credit, which is easily transferred to their local schools, or earn a diploma through Hadley.