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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents
By: Marion Sanders

This book provides an understanding not only of dyslexia but also of the broader population of weaker readers and presents information on how to help them. Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process presents dyslexia against a background of normal reading development, and in the context of child development, taking into account multiple factors that affect how well a child overcomes or compensates for dyslexia. Case examples are presented throughout to illustrate specific skill weaknesses. Dyslexia research provides considerable knowledge about how to help all children who do not learn to read on schedule. The final two chapters of the book deal with the history and nature of reading instruction, and how we can improve the teaching of reading in our schools. For anyone interested in reading development.

Understanding Girls with ADHD
Understanding Girls with ADHD
By: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.

A ground-breaking book on the needs and issues of girls with attentional problems: why they are often undiagnosed, how they are different from boys, and what their special needs are in school, in their social world and at home. Age-related checklists from pre-school to high school help parents and professionals better identify and help girls with ADHD.

Understanding the Language Development and Early Education of Hispanic Children
Understanding the Language Development and Early Education of Hispanic Children
By: Eugene E. Garcia, Erminda H. Garcia

Product Description: Young Hispanic children are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority population in the United States, representing diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. What can we learn from the empirical literature, theory, programs, and policies associated with language and early learning for young Hispanics? What are the home and school factors important to differences in early cognitive development and educational well-being? In this timely collaboration, a renowned researcher and a seasoned practitioner explore these questions with a focus on specific instructional interventions that are associated with reducing the achievement gap for young Hispanic children.

Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior
Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior
By: Steven E. Curtis

When should you seek professional help for your child's behavioral, social, or learning challenges? Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior is the ultimate resource for assessing your child's behavior, learning when to intervene, and knowing how to seek further help for a struggling child. Whether a child is dealing with performance issues, anxiety, noncompliance, angry outbursts, or a host of other difficulties, this book offers a step-by-step method that walks parents through the often-complex process of treating a child's problems.

Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
By: Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz
University of Michigan Press
(2003)

Product Description: Understanding Your International Students surveys the school cultures of the many countries whose students top the international student enrollment lists in the U.S. educational institutions. For each country profiled, the following information is provided: a statistical profile; information related to school calendars, curricula, exams, grades, homework, and classroom set-up; and a section on educational policy, classroom behaviors and norms, and cultural considerations in school settings.

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
By: Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz
University of Michigan Press
(2006)

Product Description: The author has focused her research on 18 countries that contribute a majority of refugees and immigrants to the United States. Each country profile features statistics about the country, a historical synopsis, an overview of the county's official education policy, cultural perspectives, and a problem-solution section containing classroom strategies. The linguistic systems of the languages featured are also included for teacher reference.

Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Sí se puede!
Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Sí se puede!
By: Alejandra Rincón
LFB Scholarly Publishing
(2010)

Product Description: Alejandra Rincón is currently the Vice-president of Scholarships and Programs for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "Rincón s thoroughly researched book provides a comprehensive history and discussion of the court rulings, legislative actions at federal and state levels, and advocacy efforts related to undocumented immigrants at U.S. colleges and universities…It is an essential reference for courses that discuss U.S. immigration history or U.S. immigration law, as well as for those who advocate on behalf of immigrants." — International Educator

Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning
By: Council for Exceptional Children

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers education professionals a conceptual framework to create flexible, equitable, and accessible instructional techniques that accommodate individual learning differences in a classroom setting.

Unlocking Literacy
Unlocking Literacy
By: Marcia K. Henry

This innovative book provides general and special educators with teaching strategies to help students from pre-kindergarten to middle school learn to read and spell accurately by integrating two important, interlocking skills: decoding and spelling. The book is filled with classroom activities, lesson plans, samples of students' work, and extensive word lists organized by students' age and ability levels. Unlock literacy by expanding literacy skills and knowledge, boosting early literacy and language development, beginning formal reading and writing instruction, and deepening students' proficiency with language! The decoding model has been found to be effective for students with or without learning disabilities and English language learners.

Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global
Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global
By: Faith Eidse , Nina Sichel
Nicholas Brealey
(2003)

Product Description: A fusion of voices and deeply personal experiences from every corner of the globe, Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global presents a cultural mosaic of today's citizens of the world. Twenty stirring memoirs of childhoods spent packing, written by both world-famous and first-time authors, make the story of growing up displaced feel universal. Contributors include best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors Isabel Allende, Carlos Fuentes, Pat Conroy, Pico Iyer and Ariel Dorfman.

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