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The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

The Pretenders: Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning
The Pretenders: Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning
By: Barbara P. Guyer, Ed.D.

This book tells the stories of eight people who never stopped trying. From humiliation in school and the anxiety of coping with everyday life unable to read street signs and menus, to shopping, driving, and working, these people lived in a world of dashed hopes and dreams — regardless of outward appearances — until they discovered their learning disability and unlocked their true gifts. Anyone who has ever endured a failure in school will appreciate the heartache of people who knew nothing but failure, yet held great potential.

Called "retarded," "lazy," "immature," "delinquent," and more, they managed to get by, all the while thinking that deep down they were worthless people—that everything anyone ever said about them was true. Except, as they would discover later in life, it wasn't. Proceeds from the sale of The Pretenders will be used to further the work of the H.E.L.P. Program.

The Source for Learning Disabilities
The Source for Learning Disabilities
By: Paula S. Currie, Elizabeth M. Wadlington

This is the definitive source for information on learning disabilities. Get new information about federal mandates, teaming, transitioning, and involving parents. You'll also have a thorough discussion of the social and emotional aspects of LD and a glossary of terms. Get well-organized information about five major disabilities: communication disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD). For each of the five disabilities, you'll have: definitions, characteristic charts, screening checklists, intervention tips and strategies, and a comprehensive list of resources.

The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders
The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders
By: Sue Thompson

The child with a nonverbal learning disability presents a puzzling and challenging profile to teachers, therapists, and parents. This resource translates the research into an understandable manual for the identification and treatment of children and youth with nonverbal learning disorders.

What About Me?: Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners
What About Me?: Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners
By: Christopher Lee, Rosemary Jackson

With Faking It, Christopher Lee and Rosemary Jackson offered a moving account of Lee's struggle and ultimate triumph over dyslexia. Now, Lee combines his special insight with Jackson's expertise as a special education trainer to offer specific help to teachers and parents of other misunderstood learners.

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