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Recommended Books

Alphabetical by Title

The following are recommended books for parents and educators on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues. This list is by no means exhaustive, but is intended to provide you with a starting point for increasing your knowledge. The links are to Amazon.com where you can find more information about each book.

This list is organized alphabetically by title. You can also see this list organized by subject.

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The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
By: Eileen Kennedy-Moore

This practical and compassionate guidebook enables parents to sharpen any child's social skills by pinpointing the child's particular social strengths and difficulties. Each chapter — from "The Shy Child" to "The Little Adult," from "The Short-Fused Child" to "The Sensitive Soul" — uses case studies that focus on the specific social conventions that certain children don't "get," and offers drills that parents and teachers can use to help children understand the unspoken underpinnings of social situations, the knowledge essential to building, sustaining, and repairing relationships.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
By: Susan Baum, Steven V. Owen

This revised and expanded edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled offers up-to-date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled (GLD) youngsters. Part I discusses the patterns of accomplishments and failures that many GLD students present as well as identification and diagnosis issues. Part II explores the contemporary psychological theory and research that guides educational applications for GLD students. And Part III offers practical strategies for teaching GLD students and helping them plan and explore options for their future. Three new chapters in this resource cover self regulation, developing comprehensive IEPs for GLD students, and the roles parents and counselors can play in meeting the social and emotional needs of GLD students.

Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
By: Alexandra Mayzler, Ana McGann
Adams Media

Instead of promoting quick fixes, this handbook shows students how to adapt their studies to their own strengths and weaknesses. Tutor in a Book guides students through realistic and personalized approaches, hands-on worksheets, and short vignettes describing the academic obstacles many students face and overcome. Tutor in a Book includes strategies for Organization: finding the system that works best and maintaining it; Time Management: how to finish school work with time to spare; and Study Skills: introducing subject-specific approaches and multi-sensory techniques for a personalized study regimen.

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