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.

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability

A Practical, Empathetic Guide
Author: Cheryl Gerson Tuttle,Penny Hutchins Paquette
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 9780385475822
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 188
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Offering advice on how to be an effective advocate for children with learning disabilities, a guide for parents discusses ADD, dyslexia, hyperactivity, reading problems, and more while providing insight into legal rights and special-ed teams. Original.

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.

Thinking Differently

An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
Author: David Flink
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062225944
Category: Education
Page: 320
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An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates. In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD. Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives. Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.

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.

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.

Children's needs - parenting capacity

child abuse, parental mental illness, learning disability, substance misuse, and domestic violence
Author: Hedy Cleaver,Ira Unell,Great BritainDepartment for Education
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117063655
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
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This second edition of "Children's needs - parenting capacity" updates the original exploration of the research literature in the light of legal and policy changes in England and findings from more recent national and international research. The edition has also been expanded to cover parental learning disabilities and how it may impact on parenting and children's health and development. The findings show that these parenting issues affect children differently depending on their age and individual circumstances. While some children grow up apparently unscathed, others exhibit emotional and behavioural disorders. This knowledge can inform practitioners undertaking assessments of the needs of children and their families and effective service responses. This publication is essential reading for practitioners, managers and policy makers concerned with improving the outcomes for children and families who are experiencing such problems.

Parenting Children with ADHD

10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach
Author: Vincent J. Monastra
Publisher: Magination Press
ISBN: 9781591471820
Category: Education
Page: 263
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Kids with ADHD need to be loved and shown how to become successful adults. Unfortunately, their lack of attention and restlessness often get in the way. Parents of these kids try so hard to stay connected and remain patient in the face of daily frustration. However, it is an incredible challenge to remain positive and involved when your child does not respond to the kinds of strategies that work for other children. Without guidance and systematic treatment, these bright, inquisitive children are unlikely to graduate from high school, are more prone to use illegal drugs, and struggle to maintain employment as adults. Drawing from his experiences in evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD, Vincent Monastra presents a series of ten lessons that are essential for promoting the success of kids with ADHD.

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

A Family Guide to Living and Learning Together
Author: Betty B. Osman
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471155102
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 228
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"Practical strategies and useful advice delivered with clarity and empathy by a respected expert in the field of learning disabilities." —Nancy Samalin, author of Loving Each One Best and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough. "A wonderful glance into the world of learning disabilities and ADHD. Highly informative, addressing social and behavioral issues with sensitivity and compassion." —Anne Ford, Chairman of the Board, National Center for Learning Disabilities. In this reassuring book, noted psychologist Betty B. Osman offers expert guidance and insight to help you help your child. Her unique approach addresses not only school issues, but also focuses on social interactions with peers and family. A completely revised and expanded edition of the classic Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair, this guide provides vital information on: Early signs and symptoms of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The latest advances in educational, medical, and psychological treatments—including drug and behavior therapies How learning problems affect the whole family. Helping your child prosper—both in and out of school.

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.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities

Navigating the Transition from High School to Adulthood
Author: Arlyn J. Roffman,Loring Cowles Brinckerhoff,Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764967
Category: Education
Page: 302
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A helpful handbook for families with learning disabled teenagers helps parents guide their children in the transition from teenage life to adulthood, with sections on how how to plan for a transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, mental health issues, educational benefits, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Loneliness Among Children With Special Needs

Theory, Research, Coping, and Intervention
Author: Malka Margalit
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461226228
Category: Psychology
Page: 228
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Loneliness Among Children With Special Needs is a groundbreaking volume that examines this vitally important, but heretofore neglected topic. Based on the shared view, from both clinical experience and research, that children with disabilities experience more loneliness than nondisabled children. This book integrates the existing knowledge, research, and applications in order to provide a model for the examination and understanding of the loneliness experiences of children with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, mild mental retardation, and emotional difficulties. Divided into five sections, the first attempts to clarify the characteristics of the lonely child, followed by a section with chapters devoted to environments and interpersonal relations. The third section is concerned with the subtyping of loneliness and adjustment and the fourth section discusses the outcomes comes of loneliness through coping and interventions. The final section provides a summary of the research using the proposed loneliness model for children with disabilities. This volume is essential reading for all researchers, clinicians, educators and students who work with children with special needs and who, as stated in the Preface, "see the importance of companionship for promoting growth of children with special needs and the costs of loneliness for current life and future adjustment."

Parenting Children with Health Issues

Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions & Special Healthcare Needs
Author: Foster Cline,Lisa C. Greene
Publisher: Love & Logic Press
ISBN: 9781930429895
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 343
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Does your child have a health condition which requires special medical or dietary care? Whatever the health issue, you will learn the essential parenting skills you need to help your child comply with medical requirements, cope well with health challenges, and live a hope-filled life. Get practical and compassionate answers to your toughest questions as you discover effective ways to communicate about medical issues with children of all ages. This book will teach you how to: . Encourage your child to love life despite health challenges. . Handle refusal to take medication and do medical treatments. . Skillfully respond to your child's special emotional needs. . Avoid power struggles and other common parenting traps. . Promote responsibility without nagging or lecturing. . Navigate sibling, family and couple relationship issues. . Enable your child to make good self-care decisions.

The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition

Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Author: Larry B. Silver, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307557995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 448
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The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including: • How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder • New information on the genetics of learning disorders • Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities • Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders • Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child From the Trade Paperback edition.

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties

Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
Author: Rich Weinfeld
ISBN: 1593631804
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 195
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Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential is an engaging must-read for any parent, educator, or counselor of smart kids who face learning difficulties. The authors provide useful, practical advice for helping smart kids with learning challenges succeed in school. Topics covered in the book include: Identifying and recognizing gifted/learning disabled students, what the law says about this population, planning and developing accommodations that empower these students, what works and doesn't work in the classroom, tools and checklists to build supportive learning environments, and the roles and responsibilities of parents, students, and school personnel.

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

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

Past, Present and Futures
Author: Gwynnyth Llewellyn,Rannveig Traustadottir,David McConnell,Hanna Bjorg Sigurjonsdott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470660409
Category: Education
Page: 290
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The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter Presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study Offers a human rights approach to disability and family life Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) Provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability

Power Parenting for Children With ADD/ADHD

A Practical Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors
Author: Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780876288856
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 242
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As a professional working with all types of children on a daily basis, you know what a positive influence parents can have on a child's success in school and beyond. You also know how essential parental involvement is for children with attention deficit disorders, especially when the child's difficult behaviors controlsituations with his or her peers, siblings, and adults. Now you can give parents guidance and hope in dealing with their children through Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this much-needed guide provides practical, real-life techniques and activities to help parents.

Comprehensive, Competence-Based Parenting Assessment for Parents with Learning Difficulties and Their Children

Author: Maurice Abraham Feldman,Marjorie Aunos
Publisher: National Assn for the Dually Diagnosed
ISBN: 9781572561465
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 170
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An indispensable resource for all professionals involved with parents who have learning difficulties, this reference presents an innovative approach to assessing parenting capacity; an approach that can lead to more humane and just child custody decisions. Leading researchers and practitioners in the field not only address the unique needs of these families, but also include detailed background information, rationales, and methods. Filled with examples and case studies, this comprehensive record includes a theoretical interactive model underlying the assessment approach.