For Parents and Professionals
The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook: ESL for Every Classroom Teacher
The newest edition of this helpful handbook presents a number of strategies for addressing daily challenges that both ESL and mainstream teachers face in the classroom, such as: How do I prepare for a new ESL student? How do I balance the needs of students at different reading levels? How do I manage difficult classroom behavior? A number of appendices and forms are included as well. An excerpt from the first chapter is available on the Portage & Main Press website.
The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child
Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. Enter educator and acclaimed author Rick Lavoie, who arms all those who deal with children with proven, effective tools and strategies they can use to encourage any child to learn and achieve success.
The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children : 3rd Edition Revised and Updated
The Classic Guide That Helps You Select the Books the Child You Know Will Love
In this third, fully revised and updated edition of The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children, the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review personally selects and recommends books for children of every age.
The Parent to Parent Handbook: Connecting Families of Children With Special Needs
If you are a parent of a child with special needs, perhaps you have also felt lost and wished you knew someone in a similar situation you could turn to for support. If so, you're not alone. Across the country, parents are providing emotional and informational support to other parents through a national network of Parent to Parent programs. In this comprehensive book, the authors share with you the ins and outs of developing and maintaining a strong, local Parent to Parent program that individually matches "veteran" supporting parents with those who are new to the challenges of caring for a child with a disability. Drawing on research about Parent to Parent groups and best practices in program development and training, you'll get the basics of setting up your own program, including guidelines for finding, preparing, and matching supporting parents with newly referred parents, ideas for organizing and incorporating your program, and evaluating its effectiveness, tips on accessing funding and promoting your program throughout the community, and useful forms and extensive lists of contacts and resources to get you started.
The Preschool Scientist: Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science
With more than 100 activities, this manual gives children the opportunity to engage, experiment, create, and discover the exciting world of science. Using a unique inquiry-based approach, the activities explore science through learning centers and include targeted vocabulary, recommended childrenâ€™s books, and tips for dual language learners, as well as strategies for adjusting the level of difficulty of the tasks.
The Pretenders: Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning
This book tells the stories of eight people who never stopped trying. From humiliation in school and the anxiety of coping with everyday life unable to read street signs and menus, to shopping, driving, and working, these people lived in a world of dashed hopes and dreams — regardless of outward appearances — until they discovered their learning disability and unlocked their true gifts. Anyone who has ever endured a failure in school will appreciate the heartache of people who knew nothing but failure, yet held great potential.
Called "retarded," "lazy," "immature," "delinquent," and more, they managed to get by, all the while thinking that deep down they were worthless people—that everything anyone ever said about them was true. Except, as they would discover later in life, it wasn't. Proceeds from the sale of The Pretenders will be used to further the work of the H.E.L.P. Program.
The Read-Aloud Handbook : Third Revised Edition
Every child can become an avid reader, and this beloved, classic guide shows how to make it happen.
The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
An informal and entertaining yet authoritative look at the science of babies minds. The three research psychologists, all of whom are parents, and two of whom, Meltzoff and Kuhl, are married to each other, write about child development as though they were speaking directly to parents they know. As their title indicates, the authors find parallels between babies and scientists: both, they say, formulate theories, make and test predictions, seek explanations, do experiments, and revise what they know based on new evidence. They show specifically how babies learn about people and objects, and how they acquire language.
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal
Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider — a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world.
*This book contains adult language.
The Source for ADD/ADHD
This great new resource gathers all of the information on ADD/ADHD and organizes it for you in a succinct, useful format. First, get a quick overview of the myths and realities of ADD/ADHD. Each reality is then addressed in subsequent chapters including: definitions of ADD/ADHD; characteristics and diagnosis; neurology of learning within ADD/ADHD; medical, behavioral, and educational intervention; and the team approach. You'll also get a great reference list of resources, websites, and support groups.
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