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+.

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.

Helping Gifted Children Soar

A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
Author: Carol Ann Strip,Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707413
Category: Education
Page: 270
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A guide to the many issues gifted children face that offers parents and teachers advice on identifying gifted children, helping them get the most of classroom programs, forming parent support groups, meeting social and emotional needs, and choosing the appropriate curriculum.

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.

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.

Response to Intervention

A Practical Guide for Every Teacher
Author: William N. Bender,Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452285683
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Discover a resource that shows teachers how to implement RTI in the classroom! This practical guide helps educators understand the tiers of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process, as well as how to implement interventions and utilize the results to modify existing instruction for students in the classroom. With vignettes, examples, and reproducible forms based on the problem-solving and standards-based approaches to RTI, this accessible handbook gives teachers the tools to: Document the existence or nonexistence of a learning disability Monitor individual student progress Plan specific follow-up interventions based on a learner's needs Implement strategies to support students' success

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.

Raising Freethinkers

A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief
Author: Dale McGowan,Molleen Matsumura,Amanda Metskas,Jan Devor
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814410979
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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Praised by Newsweek as “a compelling read” and Library Journal as “accessible and down-to-earth,” Dale McGowan’s Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children. This book covers every important topic nonreligious parents need to know to help their children with their own moral and intellectual development, including advice on religious-extended-family issues, death and life, secular celebrations, wondering and questioning, and more. Complete with reviews of books, DVDs, curricula, educational toys, and online resources relevant to each chapter topic, Raising Freethinkers helps parents raise their children with confidence.

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 Teachers and Parents
Author: Barbara Riddick,Judith Wolfe,David Lumsdon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136630287
Category: Education
Page: 144
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This book focuses on realistic strategies for non-specialists to use when working with pupils who have dyslexia. It offers detailed, practical guidance on defining and identifying dyslexia, dyslexia in the early and middle years and at secondary school, and worked examples of IEPs. It also discusses providing effective support for the literacy and numeracy hours, raising self-esteem, and working with parents and voluntary organizations. In addition, the authors cover using checklists and assessments, choosing suitable programs and resources, and useful addresses and books. Teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream classrooms and parents wanting to help their children will find this book invaluable.

1,2,3...The Toddler Years

A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Author: Irene Van Der Zande,Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center Staff,Magda Gerber,Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
Publisher: Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
ISBN: 9780940953253
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 198
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Provides tips and advice about taking care of a toddler, including sleep schedules, feeding, and finding day care.

Rise and Shine

A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher
Author: Linda Froschauer,Mary L. Bigelow
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137291
Category: Education
Page: 188
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Rise and Shine provides a friendly support system that new science teachers can turn to in their first days, months, and even years in the classroom. This easy-to-read book offers plenty of helpful techniques for managing the classroom, maintaining discipline, and dealing with parents. But it also covers important topics unique to science teaching, such as setting up a laboratory, keeping the classroom safe, and initiating inquiry from the first day. Sprinkled throughout the book is candid advice from seasoned science teachers who offer both useful strategies and warm reassurance. Rise and Shine is designed to help preservice teachers, those in the first few years of teaching (regardless of grade level), and those who may be entering a new situation within the teaching field. If you need a mentor or if you are a mentor or instructor who wants to support beginning science teachers this book is for you.

Children Behave

A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Virginia Hobart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998065465
Page: N.A
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This practical guide to managing child behavior is intended for new, nearly-new, and struggling parents. Based on a lifetime's personal and professional experience working with children and families, this book presents material from a successful training course given to parents from all walks of life. If you need a helping hand, this is the book for you.

Children of Divorce

A Practical Guide for Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Judges
Author: William Bernet,Don R. Ash
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781575242880
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 189
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This book speaks to the adults who deal with children of divorce--parents, therapists, attorneys, and judges--and gets them all on the same page. The authors believe that parents and professionals should be able to communicate with a common language regarding the children of divorce. This book contains much specific advice on how to achieve basic goals: children should have a good relationship with both parents; divorced parents should find ways to make life as normal as possible for their children; and divorced parents and their children should accept the inevitable losses and disappointments and move on with their lives. $IChildren of Divorce$I is organized around the use of parenting plans, agreements that are developed through the collaboration of the parents rather than imposed by a judge.

Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills

A practical guide for teachers
Author: Keith Topping,David Duran,Hilde Van Keer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317550765
Category: Education
Page: 164
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Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills is a very practical guide, offering a straightforward framework and easy-to-implement strategies to help teachers help pupils progress in reading. A succinct introduction, it shows how schools can make positive use of differences between pupils and turn them into effective learning opportunities. Outlining the evidence base supporting peer tutoring approaches, it explores the components of the reading process and explains how peer tutoring in reading can be used with any method of teaching reading. Core topics covered include: Planning and implementing peer tutoring Getting your school on board How to structure effective interaction Training peer tutors and tutees Paired Reading - cross-ability approaces One Book for Two - fostering fluency, reading comprehension, and motivation Reading in Pairs - cross and same-year tutoring Supporting struggling readers Involving families in peer tutoring Evaluation and feedback. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from diverse schools across Europe, Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills is an essential introduction offering easy-to-use guidelines that will support teachers in primary and secondary schools as they enhance pupil motivation and improve reading standards.

Anger Management

A Practical Guide for Teachers
Author: Adrian Faupel,Elizabeth Herrick,Peter M. Sharp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351616641
Category: Education
Page: 172
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Do you work with angry children? Are you wondering why young people don’t listen when they are angry? Are you exhausted from trying to understand angry behaviour? Are you having difficulty finding specialist help as soon as you need it? Anger Management is a practical guide that will help you to stay calm in the face of angry outbursts from children and young people, and support them in learning to manage their anger better. Written by chartered psychologists with extensive experience in the field, this helpful book will: increase your understanding of anger; offer you a range of practical management interventions; help you to manage your own behaviours to build more effective relationships; reduce the stress experienced by staff and parents who lack confidence in the face of aggressive behaviour. With stress and anger levels amongst young people at an all-time high, this third edition of Anger Management is particularly timely. It reflects significant developments in the fields of neuropsychology and our understanding of the physiology of emotions, as well as updated research into attachment theory, resilience, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and positive psychology. New sections include the importance of teaching forgiveness, gratitude and compassion, Mindfulness, the benefits of exercise, practical advice for Teaching Assistants and a ‘how to’ guide to managing risk. The book also discusses the revised Code of Practice for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilites (SEND 2014) and explores the implications of these changes for practitioners. Containing helpful worksheets, examples, explanations and practical advice, Anger Management provides targeted support for anyone working directly with children and young people to enable you to cope with angry behaviour in the best way possible, which is crucial for the wellbeing of adult and child alike. This book will prove invaluable to teachers as well as parents, teaching assistants, carers, psychologists, social workers and health care workers.

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003676
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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This book guides childcare professionals through attachment theory and provides techniques for caring for children with attachment difficulties. It explains what attachment is, what different patterns of attachment look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers to develop therapeutic ways of caring. By understanding these issues, childcare workers are better equipped to help and support the troubled children they care for. This book shows how to promote recovery through secure base experiences in a therapeutic environment and provides solutions and methods to tackle challenging and problem behaviour, anger and the effects of trauma in children with attachment problems. This essential book will be invaluable to professionals such as residential carers, social workers and foster carers who work in a therapeutic environment with vulnerable and troubled children and young people.

Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness

A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting
Author: Renee Mercer
Publisher: Enuresis Assoc Llc
ISBN: 9780974068824
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 136
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Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness, Second Edition, provides the newest updated information and tips to help your child get to nighttime dryness. Renee Mercer, a pediatric nurse practitioner, provides guidance based on her experience with helping thousands of children become dry at night. In this easy-to-read book, she answers common questions such as “Did I do something to cause this problem?”, “How long until my child outgrows bedwetting?”, “Will my child ever be able to go to a sleepover without worrying?”, and “What can I do to speed up this process?” This book is a must-read for any parent with a child who is struggling to get to nighttime dryness.

The ADHD Book of Lists

A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders
Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937767
Category: Education
Page: 528
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Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed successfully. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children and teens with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities and enable them to thrive. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management and will be a go-to resource for parents, teachers, clinicians, and others involved in the care and education of students with ADHD.