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Hanging by a Twig: Understanding and Counseling Adults With Learning Disabilities and ADD
Hanging by a Twig: Understanding and Counseling Adults With Learning Disabilities and ADD
By: Carol T. Wren

Combines poignant stories told by learning disabled adults with advice for therapists counseling them. This book provides counselors with insight into the personal dimension of learning disabilities and ADD, as well as practical guidelines for their assessment and treatment. Carol Wren shares powerful stories of adults with learning disabilities, letting readers hear their anger, depression, and struggles with substance abuse. Her framework links LD with certain emotional problems, while Jay Einhorn's commentary adds guidance on counseling LD adults.

Help America Read : A Handbook for Volunteers
Help America Read : A Handbook for Volunteers
By: Irene Fountas, Gay Pinnell
Heinemann
(1997)

Help America Read contains everything you would want a literacy volunteer to know about tutoring children.

Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English: How to Set Up a Language Workshop in Your Linguistically Diverse Classroom
Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English: How to Set Up a Language Workshop in Your Linguistically Diverse Classroom
By: Dr. Nancy Akhavan
Heinemann
(2006)

Dr. Nancy Akhavan of California State University, Fresno, walks teachers through "language workshop," an approach that focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing teachers the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' language skills, and teaching specific thinking strategies. Dr. Akhavan provides teachers with the tools to help students will find the guidance and opportunity necessary for acquiring language, learn the structures of discussion and debate, and think through ideas and texts.

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish
Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish
By: Marilyn Martin

This book skilfully combines a comprehensive guide to Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with the inspiring story of how Sara transformed herself from that young girl whose existence seemed darkened by learning difficulties into the capable young woman she is today. In Helping Children with NLD to Flourish, Marilyn Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She explores the controversies surrounding the disorder so parents and professionals can identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen. This book is essential reading for parents and professionals working with children with NLD.

Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit in
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit in
By: Stephen Nowicki, Marshall P. Duke

Remember the kids who just didn't fit in? Maybe they stood too close, or talked too loud. Whatever the reason, we called them hurtful names, and they never understood why. Now, clinical psychologists Duke and Nowicki call these children "dyssemic," and offer some ideas of how to help them. Dyssemic children cannot readily comprehend nonverbal messages, much as dyslexics do not correctly process the written word. Yet nonverbal communication plays a vital role in our communication with others, and children who misunderstand or misuse it may face painful social rejection. In Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In, Duke and Nowicki show parents and teachers how to assess the extent of a child's problem, as well as how to help the dyssemic child.

Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed: Public Policy, Aid, and Education
Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed: Public Policy, Aid, and Education
By: Gerald Holton (Editor), Gerhard Sonnert (Editor)

It has become a major challenge for the United States' public policy, educational system, and non-governmental aid organizations to help the vast numbers of young immigrants and refugees to have successful lives and careers and to fulfill their potential in their new country. In a unique effort, this book brings together, for the first time, scholarly analyses by eminent researchers of the historical, social, legal, and cultural influences on the young newcomers' lives as well as reports by practitioners in major aid organizations about the concrete work that their organizations have been carrying out.

Hey! I'm Reading!
Hey! I'm Reading!
By: Betty Miles
Illustrated by: Sylvie Wickstrom
Knopf Books for Young Readers
(2001)

Learning to read is a big step for anyone. Betty Miles demystifies the process by revealing the secrets behind one of life’s most important and enjoyable skills. Hey! I’m Reading! is for children who are just getting ready to read — and for the parents, relatives, teachers, and friends who want to help them.

Hola! Communicating with Spanish-Speaking Parents
Hola! Communicating with Spanish-Speaking Parents
By: Joni Britt
Good Apple Inc
(1997)

Today, many teachers struggle to communicate with Spanish speaking parents. This book helps teachers who speak no Spanish reach parents who speak only Spanish. Included in this text are 36 reproducible letters in both English and Spanish.

Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
By: Kathy B. (Beth) Grant, Julie A. Ray
Sage Publications
(2012)

Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement, Second Edition, by Kathy Grant and Julie Ray is a comprehensive textbook for family engagement courses that uses the culturally responsive family support model to prepare early childhood and elementary teachers to work effectively with the diverse families of their students.

Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Homeschooling: The Teen Years
By: Cafi Cohen, Janie Levine Hellyer

The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school. With brief "how we did it" testimonies from other parents sprinkled throughout the book, author Cafi Cohen offers sage advice with the turn of every page.

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