The 11+ - A Practical Guide for Parents

Author: Mark Chatterton
Publisher: Hadleigh Books
ISBN: 9781910811139
Page: 90
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This book contains everything a parent needs to know about the 11+ exam, including how to apply, which subjects are set, when to apply, what grammar schools are like and how to appeal. It is packed full of unique tips and helpful advice for children who will be taking the 11+ exam. It has been written by a teacher with over 20 years experience of preparing children for the 11+.

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Sue Ming,Beth Pletcher
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008609
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes: - a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms - an explanation of common diagnostic tests - a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work - tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems - advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project - and all the latest medical information. This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.

The Confrontational Parent

Practical Guide for School Leaders
Author: Charles M. Jaksec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317919432
Page: 160
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This research-based book offers tips and techniques to help school leaders interact successfully with confrontational or aggressive parents.

Your Child in the Hospital

A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Nancy Keene
Publisher: Childhood Cancer Guides
ISBN: 1941089976
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Millions of parents take their child to the hospital each year for stitches, outpatient surgery, or longer stays for serious illnesses. Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents is packed with sensible tips and home-grown wisdom that will make any visit to the hospital easier. It explains how cope with procedures, plan for surgery, communicate with doctors and nurses, and deal with insurance companies. Woven throughout the text are dozens of practical and encouraging stories from parents who have been through the experience of having a child in the hospital. This new edition contains a packing list, hospital journal for children, and helpful resources for parents.

A Practical Guide for New School Leaders

Author: John C Daresh, Dr,John C. Daresh Trevor Arrowsmith,MR Trevor Arrowsmith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144622256X
Category: Educational leadership
Page: 144
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An inspiring resource for Headteachers, deputy Headteachers and any primary teacher who desires a leadership rile. All teachers who want to lead, or want to make themselves aware of problems faced by leaders, will not only find this book useful and informative but will learn a lot from it too' - "Junior Education " This book is full of so many practical ides that new heads will surely be enthused to try something new and put energy into their new role, especially as this is supported by an outstanding detailed analysis of the frequent problems that those new to headship will face, enhanced by interesting and well-chose case studies. " "I am sure that this is one of books whose reputation will grow by word of mouth by those who have used it, to their colleagues. It deserves to be, and I am sure will be come a classic' - "The International Journal of Educational Management " A Practical Guide to New School Leaders will be appreciated by those taking up new posts as head or deputy and should be part of their personal collections' - "Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement " In summary, this book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Leadership from a practical point of view. It provides an important resource for many aspects of leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. As a resource for both the newly appointed headteacher and those involved in their training it contributes to ensuring that the new headteacher will become a reflective thinker in terms of his/her early career as school leader. The book offers concrete strategies, case studies and checklists to help the new school leader to develop an individual action plan in order to survive and thrive' - "Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Journal In-Service Education " New head teachers need help as they walk the tightrope between surviving the first years in the job and becoming strong and effective instructional leaders. John C Daresh and Trevor Arrowsmith offer concrete strategies, case studies and a personal leadership checklist to help the new school leader develop an individual plan to thrive and survive. Key features include: Real-life concerns facing new school leaders; technical and managerial skills to survive socializing to the role of a leader; strong leadership through self-awareness; the road to school leadership - making the most of being an assistant or deputy; developing personal portfolios and action plans. The book also provides answers to questions that concern new school leaders. This is a practical and essential resource for head teachers, deputy head teachers and all those aspiring towards a leadership role in schools. John C Daresh is currently professor of educational leadership at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has served as a consultant for universities and departments of education across the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Trevor Arrowsmith has been Principal of a Specialist Secondary School Language College in Northampton for 8 years. He is also LPSH national trainer and an External Advisor on heads performance management.

Caring for a Child with Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Martine Ives,Nell Munro,Richard Wynn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184642304X
Category: Psychology
Page: 286
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This comprehensive and readable guide answers the questions commonly asked by parents and carers following a diagnosis of autism, and discusses the challenges that can arise in home life, education and socializing. The authors cover a wide variety of therapies and approaches to autism, providing clear, unbiased information so that families will be able to evaluate different options for themselves. Throughout, the emphasis is on home and family life, and the everyday difficulties encountered by families of autistic children. Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook in association with the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise.

Teen Tips

A Practical Survival Guide For Parents With Kids 11-19
Author: Tom McMahon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743474368
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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A thoroughly revised guide to raising happy and healthy teens explains how parents can keep order while encouraging independence, know when to back off, nurture self-reliance, become positive role models, and recognize warning signs of potential problems. Original.

Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child

A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Cheryl Carter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003430
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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Living with ADD/ADHD can be hectic, and parenting a child with this disorder can feel like an uphill struggle when even the simplest of tasks causes havoc. This book addresses the issues of organization and time management in relation to ADD/ADHD, suggesting practical ways of organizing your child's day and turning chaos into calm. Accommodating short attention spans and short fuses, Cheryl Carter shows how, by using the F.I.R.S.T method (Fun, Individualism, Rules, Simplicity and Time management), even the most hyperactive and easily distracted of children can be taught to make their bed, pack their school bag, and generally get organized! The author recognizes that children hate anything that is boring, and finds fun ways around even the most mundane of tasks. Her no-nonsense, step-by-step strategies, in combination with positive affirmations and realistic demands, will get ADD/ADHD children organized, and from A to B without a hitch. This book is a must-have for any flagging parent struggling to structure their child's life (and indeed their own!). It will also be of interest to family members, teachers, and anybody close to a child with ADD/ADHD.

Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in Mainstream Schools and Nurseries
Author: Liz Hannah
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280322
Category: Autistic children
Page: 116
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This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play. 'Every parent, teacher or teaching assistant who supports a child with autistic tendencies should have a copy of this book.' Fiona Jukes, Learning Support Assistant This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play and includes helpful guidance on numeracy and literacy.

Let's work together

A practical guide for schools to involve parents and carers in sex and relationships education
Author: Lucy Emmerson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1909391093
Category: Education
Page: 58
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Both parents and schools have a vital role in sex and relationships education (SRE). The majority of parents and carers want schools to provide SRE, yet schools are often unsure about how to discuss the subject with them. 'Let's work together' is a practical guide for schools to involve parents and carers in SRE. It includes 7 activities that can be used in workshops with parents or as the basis for a school survey. The toolkit comes complete with: seven activities to use with parents including photocopiable handouts homework ideas that involve parents in SRE from Year 1-13 real life examples of how schools are working with parents and carers on SRE photocopiable leaflets (one for primary and one for secondary) that schools can give to parents explaining the basics of SRE summary of the evidence that parents want to be involved in SRE and that children benefit when they are The benefits of schools working closely with parents and carers have been recognised in the Ofsted Inspection Framework for Schools. This practical publication will help schools, curriculum leaders and local authority advisers to communicate confidently and effectively with parents and carers and ultimately to improve the quality of SRE their children receive.

Understanding Rett Syndrome

A Practical Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
Author: Barbro Lindberg
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 161676306X
Category: Psychology
Page: 201
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This unique book describes the difficulties and challenges of girls and women with Rett Syndrome, and proposes solutions that can help them in everyday life.

Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide For Teachers And Parents

A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Lawrence, Denis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235948
Category: Education
Page: 163
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Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often

Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs

Author: Ruth Birnbaum
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109875
Category: Education
Page: 287
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From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease.

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read

The Workbook
Author: Julie A. Hadwin,Patricia Howlin,Simon Baron-Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118314867
Category: Education
Page: 160
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This workbook expands upon the authors? Teaching Children withAutism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide to present the mosteffective approaches, strategies, and practical guidelines to helpalleviate social and communication problems in individuals withAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Complements the best-selling Teaching Children with Autismto Mind-Read: A Practical Guide for use in practicalsettings Answers the need for more training of professionals in earlyinterventions for children assessed with ASD called for by theNational Plan for Autism Written by a team of experts in the field Covers issues such as how to interpret facial expressions; howto recognize feelings of anger, sadness, fear and happiness; how toperceive how feelings are affected by what happens and what isexpected to happen; how to see things from another person?sperspective; and how to understand another person?s knowledge andbeliefs

Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish
Author: Angela Scriven
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044393
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format

The Parents’ Practical Guide to Resilience for Preteens and Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Jeanette Purkis,Emma Goodall
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505757
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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This book empowers parents of autistic young people aged 11 to 20 to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as negotiating sexuality and relationships, entering employment or living away from home. It includes information about the main developmental stages for preteens and teens on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.

Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness

A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting
Author: Renee Mercer, MSN, CPNP
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0974068837
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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Renee Mercer will set your mind at ease. A pediatric nurse practitioner with years of success helping kids learn to stay dry at night, she has garnered a loyal following of grateful parents. Her first edition of Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness sold 60,000 copies. In her second edition she provides a positive, practical, proven approach that can end your child's bedwetting now.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Lindsey Biel,Nancy Peske
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 512
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BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***

Take Control of Life's Crises Today! A Practical Guide

Author: Robert Haynes
ISBN: 1456623206
Category: Self-Help
Page: 171
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Do you wonder why some people handle crises so well while others encounter the same situation and do so poorly? Take Control of Life's Crises Today! shows you how to confidently deal with nearly anything you encounter. You can assess your current skills and learn how to effectively handle crises — a fight with a partner, a job interview, dealing with a natural disaster like a hurricane, or reacting to a car accident. While this book is written for anyone looking to improve his or her ability to handle crises in life, special chapters are designed to address: **Parents helping their children learn to cope with crises **Teachers preparing themselves and their students for a crisis **First Responders learning to better cope with crises on the job Take Control of Life's Crises Today! is personal and easy to read. It is filled with case examples, practical suggestions, and simple, concrete steps for developing your skills in managing crises.

Meeting Special Needs: A practical guide to support children with Dyspraxia

Author: Mary Mountstephen
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1909101192
Category: Education
Page: 25
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When working with children whose development is causing concern, it can be difficult to know how best to help. This practical guide to Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay has been written to support all early years' professionals, as well as the non-specialist practitioner and parents or carers. The book includes: signs of Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay, a guide to what is meant by these terms, practical ways to support and help the child and practical ways to support parents and carers.