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Thinking Differently

Author : David Flink
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When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. Thinking Differently is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges. Thinking Differently will not overwhelm parents with legal jargon, but it will guide them through what laws are on their side and what they can insist that schools provide for their child. With compassion and hope, Flink describes the importance of testing and diagnosis to equip parents with the tools they need to advocate authoritatively on their child's behalf and to seek the most effective accommodations—from technology to extra time and medication—to guarantee that their child succeeds in school and life. In this eye-opening book, David Flink helps parents understand what their child is experiencing. He also emphasizes the importance of maintaining and building children's self-esteem, by helping them discover inner gifts and special talents and realize they are as smart as anyone—even if they think differently.

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Author : Jane Utley Adelizzi
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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.

A Parent s Guide to Learning Difficulties

Author : Peter Westwood
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A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties provides parents with a clear explanation of the many causes of children's problems in learning. The book contains jargon-free and practical advice for helping children with reading, writing, and mathematics. It also explains how previously proven and effective methods can be implemented in home-tutoring situations, as well as in school. While the focus is on children with general learning difficulties, the book also provides important information about teaching and managing children with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities, as well as autism. A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties also includes links to online information resources and references to books that will be useful.

Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties

Author : Tim Booth
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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.

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability

Author : Cheryl Gerson Tuttle
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Describes learning disabilities, including hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, and explains how parents, teachers, and schools can help

Parental Learning Disability and Children s Needs

Author : Hedy Cleaver
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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.

The Parents Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties

Author : Veronica Bidwell
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Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks. Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.

Mainstreaming Preschoolers

Author : Alice Hazel Hayden
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The Misunderstood Child

Author : Larry B. Silver
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Describes common learning disabilities and the problems they can cause, explains how learning disabled children are diagnosed, and looks at the legal rights of children who require special education

Power Parenting for Children With ADD ADHD

Author : Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.
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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.

Children s needs parenting capacity

Author : Hedy Cleaver
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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.

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities

Author : Daniel Franklin
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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.

Children and Learning Difficulties

Author : Onita Nakra
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Children and Learning Difficulties is written to enable educators and parents to understand the nature of learning disability so they in turn can transform the capabilities of all children who struggle with learning. A specific learning disability occurs when difficulty with reading, writing, or mathematics actively interferes with success in school or college. Most individuals with a learning disability are bright, intelligent and creative yet struggle with formal learning. This book discusses how to identify the exact nature of a learning diability, outlines procedures for assessment and diagnosis, and suggests methods that have been proven to be effective. Practical guidelines and resources are available for teachers, educators and parents. The book is an invaluable resource and tool for all educators and families who are looking for answers to their questions.

Double Jeopardy The Psycho Educational Effects of Absent Parenting on Children with Specific Learning Disabilities A Case of Masvingo Urban Zimbabwe

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Learning Disability Strategies for Teachers and Parents

Author : Assistivemart Learning Disabilities
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This thoroughly researched book of 409 pages addresses how to manage and educate children with Learning Disabilities.Take immediate steps to improve the child's life with creative teaching strategies and parenting tips aimed at making learning easier for the child.Applicable for children from 3 years of age up to 9. Although most strategies can be used for just about any disability, this book focuses on the following: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Aphasia, Apraxia, Ataxia, APD (Auditory Processing Disorder), VPD (Visual Processing Disorder), Down Syndrome, Finding the right schooling.With tons of in the field, tried and tested methods by many teachers and parents, these approved strategies will help: -Better address classroom disruptive behavior-Better engage the child while learning at school or at home-Deal with the child's home work frustration-Better control of impulses and emotions-Better analytical thinking-Better self regulation-Improve reading skills-Improve memory retention-Improve independent learning skills-Improve the child's self confidence-Enable the child to have fun while learningThe strategies address the challenges of parents, tutors and teachers on teaching individuals with Learning Disabilities so as to give the child a far better chance at being happy and successful in their schooling, career, social life's and later heading into adulthood.This book adopts some powerful and innovative teaching methods with tips and strategies that give hands-on direction that is necessary for the child to enjoy learning and being more engaged. Changing the tedious routine of learning, along with all its frustrations, into fun endeavors that is time well spent.With hundreds of hours of research and first hand experiences, the book aims to leave the reader with easy-to-follow steps of techniques proven to boost specific skills and empower the reader. Lots of problem solving ideas and routines that parents, tutors and teachers can use immediately to improve the child's live. Small changes can add up to big improvements.A good tip is that these strategies can be used with different disabilities. Regardless of the specific method for each type of learning disability that is here offered in abundance, there is always something varied and innovative that can be done to get the most out of the time we spend with children.About the author: Constantina Akrotiriadou; MBA in Special (Inclusive) Education, MBA in Technologies of Learning and Communications. She is a professional in the education field and loves to surround herself daily with children of all backgrounds and potentials. Constantina is actively involved with children of all ages and speaks from first-hand experience, and wants to share her wealth of information that she has gathered over the many years that she has worked with children with and without Learning Disabilities. With a deep appreciation and devotion to teaching, she seeks to educate and foster learning independency, a healthy state of mind and build up all her students self confidenc

Maximizing Your Child s Learning Potential

Author : Dr Teoh Hsien-Jin
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A growing number of parents are finding that they have to supplement their children’s education at school with tuition and extra tutoring at home and in a group. Often, parents are at a loss as to where to begin. This book offers suggestions on how parents can improve their children’s learning abilities at home. It describes how children mental abilities and the factors that encourage learning. Included also are many ideas on how to structure the environment and use teaching strategies. The book describes special cases such as giftedness and learning disabilities.

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

Author : Marilyn Martin
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Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She helps parents and professionals to identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen.

Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability

Author : Penny Morgan
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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.

Parent Involvement in Education

Author : Jennifer Ellison
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Author : Dr Helen Likierman
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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.