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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Special Parent, Special Child

Parents of Children with Disabilities Share Their Trials, Triumphs, and Hard-won Wisdom
Author: Tom Sullivan
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9780874778304
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 239
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Offering a glimpse into the lives of parents who are struggling to raise children with disabilities, interviews with six families show the range of issues and concerns confronting these parents and how they deal with them

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
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
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.

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.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben
Author: Jen Sincero
Publisher: Ariston
ISBN: 3641190665
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Dyslexia

A parents' guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties
Author: Dr Helen Likierman,Dr Valerie Muter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144814860X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.