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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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Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

By: Joyce Cooper-Kahn , Laurie Dietzel

Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses.

LD SAT Study Guide: Test Prep and Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

By: Paul Osborne

Paul Osborne's LD SAT Study Guide is an SAT prep manual designed for students with learning disabilities. By using three different types of instruction—instruction based on specific disabilities or difficulties, advice for anyone with a learning disability, and general SAT prep instruction—the LD SAT Study Guide provides information students need to help their score reflect their aptitude and not their disabilities.

Learning Disabilities (Social Issues Firsthand)

By: Sharon Gunten (Editor)

This edited collection of articles gives the human side of the social issue of learning disabilities. Personal perspectives movingly describe family life, education and work. Experts write about diagnosis and definition of learning disabilities.

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 and Challenging Behaviors

By: Nancy Mather , Sam Goldstein

This book uses the Building Blocks model. The Building Blocks model is practical, supported by research, and easy to implement. It identifies ten areas important to school success (the building blocks), divided into three levels:

  1. the foundational level includes attention and impulse control, emotion and behavior, self-esteem, and learning environment blocks
  2. the symbolic processing and memory level contains the visual, auditory, and motor skills blocks
  3. the conceptual level comprises using strategies and thinking with language and images

Learning Disabilities and Life Stories

By: Pano Rodis , Andrew Garrod , Mary Lynn Boscardin

This anthology is comprised of two major components: thirteen full-length, autobiographical essays written by persons with learning disabilities and five analytical chapters written by education and psychology scholars. Speaking in terms alternately intimate and analytical, the autobiographical essays each tell of a sustained personal encounter with the challenges and mysteries of living with a learning disability. But these autobiographies are not merely personal, concerned solely with their writers' private lives. Rather, they are also in various ways consciously analytical, offering astute critical readings of culture and society. The scholarly essays are written by such noted educators and psychologists as Lisa Delpit, Robert Kegan, and Janet Lerner. For any educator or parent of students with learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Information for Teens

By: Sandra A. Lawton

This book provides information about the different kinds of learning disabilities, the common signs of learning disabilities, what causes learning disabilities, how they are diagnosed, and other disabilities and chronic conditions that affect learning. It provides information on academic issues, living with a learning disability, and legal rights available to people with learning disabilities. Resources for additional help and information are also included.

Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education

By: Susan A. Vogel (Editor) , Stephen Reder (Editor)

This book focuses on adults with severe learning disabilities (LD) and the educators who work with them. In this volume, experts in the fields of learning disabilities and adult literacy describe the characteristics, demographics, and educational and employment status of adults with LD and discuss the laws that protect them in the workplace and in educational settings. Combining cutting-edge research findings with firsthand instructional expertise, the authors examine the various screening procedures used to identify learning disabilities, present a range of instructional strategies and staff development programs for teaching literacy skills to adults, and showcase exemplary programs that assist adults with LD to find the right job and to be successful.

Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment

By: Peter Latham (Editor) , Patricia H. Latham

This 2007 book covers key legal topics — Who is a person with a disability under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act? What accommodations are required? What documentation is necessary? How do the ADA and RA apply in higher education and in the workplace? What are the courts deciding? What about state law? How to advocate for your position?

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.

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