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The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching
Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching
By: Daniel P. Hallahan, John W. Lloyd , James M. Kauffman , Margaret P. Weiss , Elizabeth A. Martinez

The prevalence of learning disabilities has provoked both the growth of research into the field and the development of educational interventions to assist those with learning disabilities. This book's aim is to present the current state of this research and intervention ideas and programs. It includes updated material on the 1997 re-authorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and expanded coverage of ADHD and its relationship to learning disabilities. This book presents the latest information on the characteristics of persons with learning disabilities, the causes of their problems, and educational interventions to help them succeed in school and at work. The book is research-based, user-friendly, and practical. Teachers and educational administrators.

*This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
By: Jack Fletcher, G. Reid Lyon , Marcia Barnes
The Guilford Press
(2006)

This book addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.

No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
By: Sally L. Smith

This completely updated book contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and on the public laws that guarantee an equal education for learning disabled children. There is also an entirely new section on learning disabled adults and the laws that protect them. Sally Smith, the parent of a learning disabled child herself, guides parents along every step of the way, from determining if their child is learning disabled to challenging the school system to provide special services. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience at her own nationally acclaimed school, she also offers valuable strategies to teachers who are anxious or discouraged as they struggle with learning disabled students. Although there are no easy answers, Sally Smith's experience, wealth of information, and sense of humor provide essential support.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide
By: Pamela Tanguay
Adams Media

Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are an enigma. They're children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author, herself the parent of a child with NLD, provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety. User-friendly and highly practical, this book is an essential guide for parents in understanding and living with NLD, and professionals working with these very special children.

Socially ADDept: A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
Socially ADDept: A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
By: Janet Z. Giler

Socially ADDept helps parents teach the hidden rules of communication to children who are having social problems. The manual is in a workbook format and guides parents through each topic through a series of exercises and suggested dialogue. Some of the topics covered are how to handle teasing, use appropriate body language, comprehend jokes and sarcasm, and join groups effectively. Socially ADDept is easy to read and use.

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 Human Side of Dyslexia
The Human Side of Dyslexia
By: Shirley Kurnoff

This book is about people, about the challenges and rewards, living with dyslexia. The author's goal is to give the reader encouragement, and to de-emphasize the negativity that comes with a learning difference. The 142 interviews are packed with practical coping strategies that will help you get through your journey with dyslexia.

The LD Child and ADHD Child:  Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
The LD Child and ADHD Child: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
By: Suzanne H. Stevens

Public libraries will want to purchase this book for their education and parenting collections. It is a brief, upbeat, always realistic look at what learning disabilities are and what problems LD children and parents face at home and at school.
—Library Journal

The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
By: Larry B. Silver, M.D.

This updated comprehensive guide addresses revisions to federal and state discrimination laws, includes educational options that are available to students with learning disabilities, and describes the pros and cons of various therapies.

The Parent to Parent Handbook: Connecting Families of Children With Special Needs
The Parent to Parent Handbook: Connecting Families of Children With Special Needs
By: Betsy Santelli

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.

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