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Teens, Children and Disabilities

Chained: Youth With Chronic Illness (Youth With Special Needs)

by Libal, Autumn

Discusses chronic illness, including some of the different types of illnesses, the difficulty of diagnosing them, and the adjustments that are required to live with such illnesses.

Classroom Success for the Learning Disabled

by Stevens, Suzanne H.

Classroom assistance for the regular education teacher with a student who has a learning disability.

Collaborative Assessment: Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Additional Disabilities

by Goodman, Stephen A. and Wittenstein, Stuart H.

This comprehensive text published by AFB in 2003 is the first to present assessment in a way that can be understood by professionals and families alike.

Deaf Child Crossing

by Matlin, Marlee

Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the two girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan's neighborhood, but when they go away to camp, their friendship is put to the test.

Disabled Students in Higher Education: Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy

by Riddell, Sheila and Tinklin, Teresa and Wilson, Alastair

The authors present results gleaned from eight higher education institutions in Great Britain which demonstrate the level of participation by disabled students.

Finding My Voice: Youth with Speech Impairments (Youth with Special Needs)

by Libal, Joyce

How do speech impairments hinder learning? Learn the story of David who has a speech impairment and how his family and friends helped him.

Guaranteed Rights: The Legislation That Protects Youth with Special Needs (Youth with Special Needs)

by Esherick, Joan

Introduces and outlines the laws that make it possible to live, learn and work in America if you have a special need.

I Have A Sister -- My Sister Is Deaf

by Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse

A young girl describes how her deaf sister experiences everyday things.

Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child's Financial Future (2nd edition)

by Elias, Stephen

If you care for a child or other loved one with a disability, you've no doubt thought about what will happen when you're no longer able to give that care. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this dilemma -- create a "special needs trust."

Teaching Students with Special Needs

by Smith, Tom E. C. and Polloway, Edward A. and Patton, James R. and Dowdy, Carol A.

the one thing that will remain constant is the commitment to provide all students, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, with an equal opportunity to receive an appropriate education.

The Child With Special Needs

by Greenspan, Stanley I. and Wieder, Serena

Tips and suggestions for working with children with special needs

The Hidden Child: Youth with Autism (Youth with Special Needs)

by Bonnice, Sherry

The story of Tucker, a boy with autism, and how his diagnosis affects his family.

The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl

by Gitter, Elisabeth

What inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl. Here is her story.

Unseen Childhoods: Disabled Characters in 20th-Century Books for Girls

by Aveling, Helen A.

A collection of essays on the portrayal of disability in 20th-century novels for girls.

Learning Disabilities

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

by Shaywitz, Sally E.

Sally Shaywitz, M.D., pediatrician and neurologist, explores the scientific explanation of dyslexia.

Turnabout Children: Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

by Maccracken, Mary

The author relates her experiences as a learning-disabilities specialist.

What Do You Mean I Have a Learning Disability?

by Dwyer, Kathleen M.

Describes learning disabilities and what can be done to overcome them.

A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures

by Bradlee, Quinn and Himmelman, Jeff

Born with a hole in his heart that required invasive surgery when he was only three months old, Quinn Bradlee was later diagnosed with VCFS, a leading cause of learning disabilities. This is his story.

A Special Kind Of Brain: Living With Nonverbal Learning Disability

by Burger, Nancy Russell

Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice.

College Students with Learning Disabilities: A Handbook for Students with LD, Admissions Officers, Faculty/Staff, Administrators (7th edition)

by Vogel, Susan A.

This handbook defines common problems which may hinder an LD student's admission into college.

IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities

by Siegel, Lawrence

Using plain language, Siegel, a special education attorney, explains assessments, goals and objectives, eligibility requirements, and other IEP issues in this resource for parents of children with learning disabilities.

Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution

by Cole, David and Mooney, Jonathan

Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class.

Looking Beyond Limitations: A New Understanding of Learning Disabilities in a Disabling School System

by Kilbourne, Joan and Köehmstedt, Steve

An investigation into the ways in which educational institutions disable students with learning disabilities.

One Word at a Time: A Road Map for Navigating Through Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

by Tessler, Linda G.

A unique and groundbreaking resource guide that is informative, insightful and inspiring, this book is Tessler's brave and honest account of her lifelong struggles with dyslexia. Culled from her experiences as a psychologist and scholar specializing in learning disabilities and as the parent of a son who struggles with dyslexia, she brings together sound psychological principles with personal knowledge.

Steps to Independence for People with Learning Disabilities

by Brown, Dale S.

The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential.

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