Special Education & Parenting Classics
Special Education & Parenting Classics: Parenting classics that are informative, inspiring and will surely help expand your parenting skills
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition
by Pam Wright & Pete Wright
Originally published in 2002, this second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. You will learn your child’s disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s ﬁle and devising a master plan for your child’s special education. Whether you are new to special education or not, this book will provide a clear roadmap.
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
by Thomas W. Phelan
This revised edition addresses the difﬁcult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. Ten strategies for building a child’s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed.
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
You Can Stop Fighting With Your Children! Here is the bestselling book (originally published in 1999) that will give you the “know–how” you need to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself. Praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down–to–earth, respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Their methods of communication, illustrated with cartoons, offer innovative ways to solve common problems.
Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs:
Edited by Donald Joseph Meyerh
Published in 1997, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The children range from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD and hydrocephalus, among others. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to understand deﬁnitions of many of the conditions mentioned.
The Out of Sync Child
by Carol Kranowitz
This book broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common, but frequently misdiagnosed, problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deﬁcits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities: A Dance That Matters
by Janice M. Fialka, Arlene K. Feldman, Karen C. Mikus
Cultivate effective partnerships between parents and professionals. Originally published in 1999 as “Do you hear what I hear?” this revised edition is written from both the parents’ and the professionals’ point of view. This book draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnership between teachers, administrators, support staff and parents of children with disabilities. Rich with humor and heart, the book offers helpful steps for self-reﬂection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training.
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This post originally appeared on our September/October 2014 Magazine