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Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD
Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD
By: Larry B. Silver, M.D.

With this fully realized second edition of the classic guide, Dr. Larry Silver addresses the subjects all parents wonder about when they suspect their child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: What causes ADHD? What signs should I look for? How can I make sure my child is diagnosed correctly? Could my child have a learning disability, too? What's the latest information on medications and other treatments? What controversial treatments should I watch out for? What should I tell my child's school, and what should they be doing? Dr. Silver's warm, thoroughly practical guide will give parents, teachers, and others the support they want and the answers they need.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
By: Edward M. Hallowell, MD, John J. Ratey

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes — from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming — and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning
Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning
By: Johanne Paradis, Fred Genesee , Martha B. Crago
Brookes Publishing

This valuable handbook provides ELL educators, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and teacher trainers with an in-depth, research-based introduction to the language development and disorders of dual-language learners (both students who are fully bilingual and those who are learning a second language). Topics include the impact of culture on language; language development for internationally adopted students; assessment strategies for identifying language and reading disorders; and intervention approaches for dual-language learners with language/reading impairments. Profiles of students from a wide range of backgrounds offer educators a guide for making decisions that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for their students.

Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom
Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom
By: Carollee Howes, Robert C. Pianta
Brookes

Product Description: The school readiness of young dual language learners depends on high-quality preschool programs that meet their needs—but how should schools promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages? Find out what the research says in this authoritative resource, which investigates the experiences of dual language learners in preschool classrooms and the policy implications of these critical findings.

Dyslexia In Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning
Dyslexia In Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning
By: Gavin Reid, Jane Kirk

What is dyslexia and how is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia.

Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed At Work
Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed At Work
By: Sylvia Moody

This book was written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help readers to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess.

Easy & Effective Writing Lessons for English Language Learners: Scaffolded Writing Assignments That Help ELLs Succeed in the Mainstream Classroom
Easy & Effective Writing Lessons for English Language Learners: Scaffolded Writing Assignments That Help ELLs Succeed in the Mainstream Classroom
By: Marilyn Bogusch Pryle
Scholastic Teaching Resources
(2010)

Drawing on more than fifteen years' experience teaching English language learners, Marilyn Pryle has designed and classroom-tested these ten writing assignments that support the particular needs of ELLs. Each assignment includes whole-class lessons to introduce the topic and teach about genre; leveled mini-lessons that address students' needs at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced language-proficiency levels; reproducible prewriting activities; and a rubric. Filled with scaffolding ideas, conferring tips, student work, and more, this resource gives teachers the tools to help their English Language Learners develop effective writing skills. For use with Grades 5 & Up.

Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners
Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners
By: Ofelia García, Jo Anne Kleifgen

Expanding on a popular report supported by the Campaign for Educational Equity (Teachers College), this accessible guide compiles the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring children's bilingualism perpetuates inequities in their schooling. What makes this book truly useful is that it offers a thorough description of alternative practices that would transform our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices in schools, curricular and pedagogical innovations, new approaches to parent and community engagement, and adoptive assessment tools.

Effective Schooling for English Language Learners: What Elementary Principals Should Know and Do
Effective Schooling for English Language Learners: What Elementary Principals Should Know and Do
By: Patricia Smiley, Trudy Salsberry
Eye On Education
(2007)

Product description: Organized around a series of "Critical Questions" and "Leadership Challenges," this book offers knowledge and expertise about the elementary principal's leadership role in: effective instructional strategies; student assessment; school climate; parent involvement; and other ways to improve the academic achievement of English Language learners. Note: This is book is out of print but used copies may be available online and excerpts are available through Google books.

Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities
Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities
By: Veronica Crawford, Larry B. Silver, M.D.

What is it like to live with disabilities no one can see? Readers will find out in this honest and gripping narrative of one woman's life with hidden disabilities — including learning disabilities, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Yet this is more than just her story of battling adversity and coming out a winner. In each chapter, renowned psychiatrist Larry Silver, M.D., shares his insight into how Veronica's experiences — both positive and negative — influenced her academically and emotionally and how early diagnosis and intervention might have benefited her. These two compelling accounts give readers an appreciation for the difficulties and triumphs living with hidden disabilites can bring and an awareness of what can be done to help.

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