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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.

Developing Recreation Skills in Persons with Learning Disabilities
Developing Recreation Skills in Persons with Learning Disabilities
By: Lorraine C. Peniston

This book is designed to help recreation leaders better understand individuals with learning disabilities in order that they may better implement quality leisure experiences. The book describes in detail characteristics of various learning disabilities; the instruments used to diagnose learning disabilities; self-awareness of a learning disabled in regard to learning, living, and leisure; the benefits of leisure to a learning disabled individual; and possible modifications needed in the delivery of recreation and leisure services to these individuals. Packed with helpful appendices and suggestions, it sheds new light on helping create quality leisure experiences for all individuals.

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.

Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment
Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment
By: Jac J. W. Andrews (Editor), Donald H. Saklofske (Editor), Henry L. Janzen (Editor)

The Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment is a practical guide for educational and psychological professionals using norm-referenced tests in the ability, achievement, and behavioral assessment of children. Written by key individuals involved in the construction and evolution of the most widely used tests, this book provides critical information on the nature and scope of commonly used tests, their reliability and validity, administration, scoring and interpretation, and on how the tests may differ and complement each other in their utility with specific populations.

Learning Disabilities A to Z
Learning Disabilities A to Z
By: Corinne Smith, Lisa Strick

This book is about helping youngsters with learning disabilities hold onto their dreams. It is also about helping their mothers and fathers negotiate the maze of challenges that so often leaves parents and students alike feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Writing with warmth and compassion Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick explain the causes, identification, and treatment of learning disabilities and present a wealth of practical strategies for helping youngsters become successful both in and out of the classroom.

Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies
Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies
By: William N. Bender

Learning Disabilities makes the connection between the characteristics of students with learning disabilities and the classroom tested instructional strategies that work in class. With up-to-date content, this practical guide offers insight into practical educational concerns from a teacher's perspective, while covering the relevant scholarship to best prepare your students for working with these students.

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
By: Rich Weinfeld, Sue Jeweler , Linda Barnes-Robinson , Betty Shevitz

An engaging must-read for any parent, educator, or counselor of smart kids who face learning difficulties. The authors, who have more than 20 years experience working with and advocating for gifted and learning diabled children, provide useful, practical advice for helping smart kids with learning challenges succeed in school.

The Achievement Test Desk Reference: Comprehensive Assessment and Learning Disabilities
The Achievement Test Desk Reference: Comprehensive Assessment and Learning Disabilities
By: Dawn P. Flanagan, Samuel O. Ortiz , Vincent C. Alfonso , Jennifer T. Mascolo

The Achievement Test Desk Reference is the first book to link the practice of academic and learning disability assessment within the context of a broad-based psychoeducational evaluation process that is grounded in the widely accepted and well-validated CHC theory. The completely revised Second Edition includes detailed, up-to-date descriptions and critical reviews of more than 50 published achievement tests and features a comprehensive, innovative framework for evaluating learning disabilities.

The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
By: Roger Pierangelo, George Giuliani

This important resource is an update of the best-selling book The Special Educator's Resource Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests. The greatly expanded second edition contains 301 new and enhanced tests, which are vital to understanding assessment in special education. Designed as an easy-to-use, hands-on resource, the book is filled with practical tools, information, and suggestions. Step-by-step, this practical guide explores the various stages of evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, prescription, and remediation.

When You Worry About the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Problems in Children
When You Worry About the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Problems in Children
By: Edward M. Hallowell, MD

There are a ton of books that offer child-rearing advice, and only a few less that describe research on childhood emotional and learning problems; this is one of the few books that combines the two. Edward Hallowell brings readers into his consultation rooms to meet his clients — and the descriptions and dialogue are effective in bringing the situations to life. When You Worry About the Child You Love will help you understand why your child is unhappy or underachieving, will help you help your child to manage her emotions, and perhaps most important, will help parents do what they can and stop blaming themselves.

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