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Recommended Books

Processing Deficits

The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function
Attention, Memory, and Executive Function
By: G. Reid Lyon (Editor)

This book reveals how the authors' findings from their research in psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and medicine can help clinicians assess and remediate reading and attention disorders. Valuable directions for future research are also offered.

Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder
Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder
By: Karen J. Foli, Edward M. Hallowell, MD

A person with auditory processing disorder receives jumbled and distorted sounds. But the ability to hear is usually normal. Even though it affects millions of Americans, APD can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Through years of research, and personal interviews, Karen Foli learned everything she needed to know about APD in order to help her son achieve the greatest gift of all: communication.

Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding & Supporting Your Sensory-sensitive Child
Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding & Supporting Your Sensory-sensitive Child
By: Christopher R. Auer, Susan L. Blumberg
New Harbinger Publications
(2006)

Kids with sensory processing disorder SPD may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light, and sound, and they may react strongly to sensory events that adult and other children take in stride or totally ignore. SPD can make it hard for kids to do well in school, participate in social events, and live peaceably with other family members. Until now there have been only limited resources for parents of kids with this condition, but in this book a child advocate and child psychologist offer this comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or her care with the needs of the whole family.

The book introduces SPD and offers an overview of what it means to advocate for a child with the condition. It describes a range of activities that help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder, and deal with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter. Throughout, the book stresses the importance of whole-family involvement in the care of a child with SPD, especially the roles fathers play in care-giving. Many of the book's ideas are illustrated with case stories that demonstrate how the book's ideas can play out in daily life.

Teaching Students With Language and Communication Disabilities
Teaching Students With Language and Communication Disabilities
By: S. Jay Kuder

This book provides teachers and other education professionals with essential information on language development and disorders that will enable them to identify and effectively teach children with language difficulties. The first section of this book presents updated research on language and language development with a focus on application to school-age students. The second section analyzes the language difficulties associated with specific disability types, including a new chapter on the language difficulties of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The third section of the text focuses on contemporary assessment and instructional strategies. Several newer approaches, including FastForWord are discussed. The emphasis throughout is on instructional techniques that are firmly grounded in research. For anyone involved in the education of children with communication disabilities, speech therapist, school teachers.

*This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
By: Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, Serena Wieder , Robin Simons

In this essential work the authors lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators, and others who work with developmental problems. Covering all kinds of disabilities — including autism, PPD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and ADD — the authors offer a new understanding of the nature of these challenges and also specific ways of helping children extend their intellectual and emotional potential. The authors first show how to move beyond labels to observe the unique profile — strengths and problems — of the individual child. Next, they demonstrate the techniques necessary to help the child not only reach key milestones but also develop new emotional and intellectual capacities.

When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
By: Teri James Bellis

In this book, Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's leading authorities on auditory processing disorder (APD), explains the nature of this devastating condition and provides insightful case studies that illustrate its effect on the lives of its sufferers.

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