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ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit
Grad L. Flick

ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit

For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child’s behavior to achieve the desired results.

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children
Michael Thompson

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

Best Friends, Worst Enemies brings to life the drama of childhood relationships, guiding parents to a deeper understanding of the motives and meanings of social behavior. Here you will find penetrating discussions of the difference between friendship and popularity, how boys and girls deal in unique ways with intimacy and commitment, whether all kids need a best friend, why cliques form and what you can do about them.

Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers
Rick Wormeli

Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers

The middle level years are an extraordinary period of our human development. The only other time we grow as much physically, emotionally, and intellectually is form ages zero to two. But early adolescence is much more than just tripping over large feet and calling friends on the phone to discuss who likes whom. The ways we deal with conflict, relationships, and personal development as adults have direct connections to specific experiences we had between the ages of ten and fourteen. We can create a very positive future then, when we provide careful and compassionate experiences for today’s young adolescents.

Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children
Alice Calaprice

Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children

Kids write letters to one of the greatest scientists of all time — and he answers them!

This book offers a small sampling of the amusing, touching, and sometimes precocious letters sent to Albert Einstein by children from around the world, and his often witty and very considerate responses. Alice Calaprice has compiled a delightful and charming collection of more than 60 letters, most never published before, from children to perhaps the greatest scientist of all time. Enhancing this correspondence are numerous photographs showing Einstein amid children, wearing an Indian headdress, carrying a puppet of himself, donning furry slippers, among many other wonderful pictures. They reveal the intimate human side of the great public persona, a man who, though he spent his days contemplating the impersonal abstractions of mathematics and physics, was very fond of children and enjoyed being in their company. 

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., John J. Ratey, M.D.

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder — all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.

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

Developing Recreation Skills in Persons with Learning Disabilities

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.

Different Croaks for Different Folks
Midori Ochiai

Different Croaks for Different Folks

Some of us learn things in a different way from those around us — do you too? One frog might need a bit of help with counting; another might not know how to behave around other frogs. Other young frogs in this book are easily distracted and get themselves into trouble. But help is at hand: if we think differently about things that we find difficult, we can find our own ways to get better at doing them.

Different is Not Bad, Different is the World: A Book About Disabilities
Sally L. Smith

Different is Not Bad, Different is the World: A Book About Disabilities

“Disabilities can be ‘nuisances,’ but … differences are good. They add to the richness of our world.” This illustrated book explores both physical and learning disabilities. You’ll also learn how many famous historical figures had disabilities and succeeded despite them.

Different Is Not Bad, Different Is the World: A Book About Disabilities
Sally L. Smith

Different Is Not Bad, Different Is the World: A Book About Disabilities

This book was written to help children understand that being “different” is not only okay, it’s what makes people and our world more interesting! Through positively designed activities, children with disabilities become confident and learn to accomplish tasks in their own way, while children without disabilities learn to value diversity.

Discipline in School Age Care:  Control the Climate Not the Children
Dale Borman Fink, Ph.D.

Discipline in School Age Care: Control the Climate Not the Children

School age care staff are asked to rethink their attitudes of behavior and discipline in children. When there are chronic behavior problems, is there something about the environment which can be changed to improve behavior? This question and others are addressed as Fink explains the “Six Key Elements of a School-Age Care Program.”

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