Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi,Diane B. Goss
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897723
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.

Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability

Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability
Author: Penny Morgan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501867
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability provides the practical knowledge that professionals need in order to understand common intellectual disabilities and how they might affect parenting capability. It presents clear guidance on how to carry out effective assessments and explains how interventions might differ when working with parents who have a learning disability. It covers a broad spectrum of disabilities, including borderline conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book also explores a number of emotional and mental health issues that can occur alongside learning disabilities, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and attachment disorders, to show how they should be understood in the context of cognitive abilities and the parenting role. Empowering practitioners to make informed decisions about children's welfare, this is a must-have guide for all professionals working with families where a parent is affected by a learning disability.

The LD Child and the ADHD Child

Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
Author: Suzanne H. Stevens
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 9780895871428
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 261
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Explains the theories and research behind symptoms of learning disabilities, enabling parents and teachers to investigate the causes of a student's school difficulties.

Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties

Author: Tim Booth,Wendy Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134706960
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties uses a life-story approach to present new evidence about how children from such families manage the transition to adulthood, and about the longer-term outcomes of such an upbringing. It offers a view of parental competence as a social attribute rather than an individual skill, assessing the implications for institutional policies and practices. The authors address the notion of children having to parent their disabled parents and argue for a shift in emphasis from protecting children to supporting families. This innovative book provides a fresh approach to a subject rife with prejudice and challenges us to think again about many taken-for-granted ideas about the process of parenting and the needs of children. It also demonstrates the power of narrative research and its capacity for bringing alive people's experience in a way that enables us to better understand their lives.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

A Parent's Guide
Author: Pamela B. Tanguay,Byron P. Rourke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853029400
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 267
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This book explores the problems children with NLD may face, and provides strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety.

You and Your Child

Making Sense of Learning Disabilities
Author: Sheila Hollins,Martin Hollins
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753730
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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This valuable volume in the You and Your ChildSeries discusses what it is like to have a child with a learning disability. It looks at the physical, mental, and emotional development of children with varying degrees of learning disabilities. The volume takes into consideration the emotional as well as the practical consequences of having a child with a learning disability, and looks at the relationships these young adults have formed with their parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and the rest of the social circle around them. The chapters are built around case material based on the lives of six young adults. The volume traces their development from childhood to the adults they are today, and the case studies are presented in the form of illuminating commentary from the parents and provide extra insight into the everyday lives of the children. In addition, each chapter looks at education and schooling in detail, and the importance of support outside the family nucleus is readily acknowledged. This inspiring book will be of great help to parents, as well as people working with, living with, and taking care of children with learning disabilities. It encourages parents and other caretakers to observe their children and give them the opportunities they need to develop at their own pace; to understand how the children relate to the world around them and how they see themselves in it.

Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders
Author: Daniel Franklin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1684031001
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.

Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders

Author: Aubrey H. Fine
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780122564307
Category: Education
Page: 579
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Practitioners seeking the most current advances in the field of ADHD and LD must often bridge the gap between research and practice. This title provides that bridge through the authors, who are both researchers and practitioners with extensive experience in providing direct services to children and adults with ADHD and LD.

Handbook of Diversity in Parent Education

The Changing Faces of Parenting and Parent Education
Author: Marvin J. Fine,Steven W. Lee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080533582
Category: Education
Page: 385
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Traditionally, books on parent education have focused on techniques from a certain tradition, either behavioral or humanistic, that could be applied to any problem of parenting or child behavior change. These books have used a "cook-book" approach that is frequently oblivious to environmental conditions that influence behavior or take into account the individual differences of the children or families involved. This book highlights the complexity of our society and times by exploring the problems faced by diverse types of parents, children, and parenting situations. Moreover, the sensitive issues of parenting in unique populations are handled in a caring, straight-forward way with an emphasis on research-based parent education programs along with tips and strategies for everyday use. Premier text on parent education in diverse populations Features tips, strategies, websites and support for parents Based upon "cutting edge" research in parent education Models for developing problem-specific parenting programs Step-by-step parent education programs for low-incidence problems Features violence and crisis prevention and intervention skills for families

Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641160170
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
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Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs

Family Experiences and Effective Practice
Author: Hedy Cleaver,Don Nicholson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427442
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. The book examines current social care practice in this area, whether it is working, and the impact it has on families. The authors describe how, although some parents with a learning disability face a significant risk of losing their children, most continue to look after them and, while support provided by social services and other agencies, can be significant it is rarely sustained and the health and welfare of many children suffers as a result. Case studies and interviews from original research support the authors' recommendations for policy and practice to combat these problems. This book will prove to be an invaluable source of information for all social workers and other professionals working with someone who is both a parent and has a learning disability.

Living with a Learning Disability

Author: Barbara Cordoni
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809316687
Category: Education
Page: 174
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The author "looks at life after school gets out." The book "presents the kinds of adaptations needed for educating, communicating with, and parenting the child, the adolescent, and the young adult with learning disabilities."--Foreword, p. ix.

Defending and Parenting Children who Learn Differently

Lessons from Edison's Mother
Author: Scott Teel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275992484
Category: Education
Page: 205
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Offers practical knowledge of the variety of disorders that can cause an otherwise intelligent child to perform poorly in school, as well as teaching tips and suggestions to help children who learn in ways different from the conventional system.

On Their Own

Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Anne Ford
ISBN: 1458759547
Category: Large type books
Page: 572
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In 2003 Anne Ford (great-granddaughter of Henry Ford) published Laughing Allegra, about the struggles of raising her learning disabled daughter, and received a flood of letters from parents of children with LD, ADD, and ADHD, many expressing concerns about what to do as their children age. On Their Own is an invaluable road map to ease these parents' fears and answer their questions, especially the one that haunts them daily: Will or can their child be on their own, and how? In a candid, sympathetic style, alced with real-life stories, the book covers such topics as: *Social skills and dating *Staying healthy *Sibling Relationships*Interaction with employers and co-workers*Job hunting*Finding the right college or trade school*Estate planning Also included are a comprehensive resource guide and exclusive interviews with prominent professionals who have surmounted their learning disabilities: CEO's Sir Richard Branson, John Chambers, David Neeleman, and Charles Schwab, and former governor Gaston Caperton.

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child

Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties
Author: James Forgan,Mary Anne Richey
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618214039
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 225
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Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability
Author: Nancy Burger
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424427
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD.

Learning Disabilities: A to Z

A Parent's Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood
Author: Corinne Smith,Lisa Strick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684844680
Category: Education
Page: 416
View: 1949

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Discusses the symptoms and treatment of learning disabilities while offering strategies for helping children succeed

Mothering Special Needs

A Different Maternal Journey
Author: Anna Karin Kingston
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105438
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 207
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With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a learning disability.