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Teens, Children and Disabilities
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 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 Disabilitiesby 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.
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.
The authors present results gleaned from eight higher education institutions in Great Britain which demonstrate the level of participation by disabled students.
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.
A young deaf child who loves to run and jump and play is affectionately described by her older sister.
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."
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.
Tips and suggestions for working with children with special needs
The story of Tucker, a boy with autism, and how his diagnosis affects his family.
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.
A collection of essays on the portrayal of disability in 20th-century novels for girls.
Sally Shaywitz, M.D., pediatrician and neurologist, explores the scientific explanation of dyslexia.
The author relates her experiences as a learning-disabilities specialist.
Describes learning disabilities and what can be done to overcome them.
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.
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.
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 Revolutionby 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 Systemby Kilbourne, Joan and Köehmstedt, Steve
An investigation into the ways in which educational institutions disable students with learning disabilities.
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.
The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential.
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