For Parents and Professionals
The Human Side of Dyslexia
This book is about people, about the challenges and rewards, living with dyslexia. The author's goal is to give the reader encouragement, and to de-emphasize the negativity that comes with a learning difference. The 142 interviews are packed with practical coping strategies that will help you get through your journey with dyslexia.
The Inner World of the Immigrant Child
Product Description: This powerful book tells the story of one teacher's odyssey to understand the inner world of immigrant children, and to create a learning environment that is responsive to these students' feelings and their needs. Featuring the voices and artwork of many immigrant children, this text portrays the immigrant experience of uprooting, culture shock, and adjustment to a new world, and then describes cultural, academic, and psychological interventions that facilitate learning as immigrant students make the transition to a new language and culture.
The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
Product Description: In this book, educators and consultants Pérsida and William Himmele present a five-part, research-based framework that teachers can use to help ELLs, as well as other students, attain greater language skills and deeper content comprehension. This field-tested framework includes diagnostic tools, comprehensive overviews on second-language acquisition, and teaching techniques to boost language learning in any classroom. Teachers will also find more than 25 classroom and team-building activities and specific tips about how these activities benefit ELLs.
The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet
Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the first time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, that is not always the case.
The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies
Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nation's largest and most rapidly growing minority group. Richly informative and accessibly written, The Latino Education Crisis describes the cumulative disadvantages faced by too many children in the complex American school systems, where one in five students is Latino
and will be essential reading for everyone involved in planning the future of American schools.
The LD Child and ADHD Child: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
Public libraries will want to purchase this book for their education and parenting collections. It is a brief, upbeat, always realistic look at what learning disabilities are and what problems LD children and parents face at home and at school.
The LD Teacher's IDEA Companion (6-12)
The LD Teacher's IDEA Companion Grades 6-12 is designed to help you translate the impact of IDEA into how you work with the students, their parents, regular educators, and the general curriculum itself. This book provides materials that correspond to the major IEP changes resulting from the reauthorization of IDEA.
The LD Teacher's IDEA Companion (K-5)
The LD Teacher's IDEA Companion (K-5) has page after page of goals and strategies to help your students succeed in the general curriculum. You'll have recent content standards, benchmarks, and instructional modifications in four core academic areas: language arts, math, social studies, science.
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
"Though Lincoln, Nebraska, seems a strange gathering place for refugees from all corners of the globe, it is the setting for Mary Pipher's The Middle of Everywhere, an ardent, anecdotal, and at times moving study of some new arrivals to the United States. Pipher emphasizes the resiliency of the refugees — from Laos, Bosnia, Northern Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the former Soviet Union — whose homeland tales of death, privation, torture, and multi-pronged persecution vary only in the details. In America the refugees must learn a new language and pick their way among the temptations and wonders of a complex land." — Amazon.com Review
The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
This updated comprehensive guide addresses revisions to federal and state discrimination laws, includes educational options that are available to students with learning disabilities, and describes the pros and cons of various therapies.
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