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Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

See a Behavior - Look it Up

Beth Aune, Beth Burt, Peter Gennaro

WHY won't he stay in his seat? WHY does she flap her hands? And WHAT should I do? As inclusion becomes the norm in general education, teachers are faced with behaviours they have never seen before. Special needs educators may recognize the telltale symptom of a sensory need or a textbook-case of an avoidance behaviour, but this is all new territory for the general-ed crowd!
This book illuminates possible causes of those mysterious behaviours, and more importantly, provides solutions! Teachers can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution and learn about what the child is communicating, and why. The authors collaboratively address problem behaviours such as: Out-of-Seat Behaviors, Fidgeting, Hand-flapping, Covering Ears, Hiding or Running Away When Upset, Putting Head Down or "Shutting Down" Difficulty with Class Work and Homework, Losing Materials and Missing Assignments, Poor Handwriting, Not Following Directions, Saying Rude or Inappropriate Things, Clothing Issues, Difficulty Making Decisions, Excessive Talking, Laughing Excessively or Being Silly, Little or No Eye Contact,Temper Outburst,sAnd many others!
Teachers, it IS possible to accommodate learning differences and sustain a positive learning environment for ALL students. This book is a must-have for every inclusive classroom!

20x13cm  151 pages  $29.00  

How to Help a Clumsy Child

Strategies for Young Children with Developmental Motor Concerns

Lisa A Kurtz

A practical resource manual and 'how to help' book for parents of, or professionals working with, young children with motor coordination developmental delays. It covers a range of topics, including recognizing normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help, an overview of approaches used to help the clumsy child, and specific teaching strategies appropriate for both parents and professional caregivers. Rather than focusing upon one specific frame of reference, offers a diverse range of ways to manage motor coordination and development problems, and also discusses the controversial nature of therapy for these children. Multiple tables and lists serve as quick reference guides and the three appendices include extensive further reading and an invaluable contacts list, making this an essential resource for anyone caring for or working with children with developmental motor concerns.

22x15cm  176 pages  $35.95  

Including Students

with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms - 2nd ed

June Downing

Gives educators all the latest wisdom on including students with both sensory impairments and cognitive and physical disabilities. Packed with practical information and ideas, the updated edition features a new chapter on assessment, strategies like block scheduling and service learning, separate chapters on middle and high school, and coverage of today's hot topics, including literacy in all its forms. Educators will learn about compatible teaching methods for students with and without disabilities, the roles of peers and adults in the inclusion process, and how to adapt curricula and instructional techniques for students having significant challenges.

25x18cm  288 pages  $68.75  

Lessons From My Child

Parents' experiences of life with a disabled child

Cindy Dowling, Neil Nicoll, & Bernadette Thomas

A collection of stories gathered from parents of special-needs children from around the world. In their own words, these parents speak openly and honestly about raising a child with intellectual or physical disabilities - the sleepless nights, the long periods of sadness, the tiny triumphs and the ongoing battle to ensure that their child assumes his or her rightful place in the world. The stories are grouped into chapters that reflect the main stages of many parents' journeys as they move from grief, denial and anger to a point where they can accept their situation, and perhaps see their child's disability as embodying a profound life lesson. Each chapter begins with an expert psychological commentary on what parents may be experiencing at that stage.

22x15cm  216 pages  $24.95  

Modifying Schoolwork

Teachers' guides to inclusive practices 2nd ed

Rachel Janney & Martha E Snell

Presents straightforward information on how teachers can develop modifications and accommodations to schoolwork so students with disabilities can participate in the inclusive classroom. The book is centered around three types of adaptations -- curricular, instructional, and environmental -- and two stages of planning adaptations for students with a broad range of learning and developmental disabilities. Features such as Student Snapshots, Voices from the Classroom, and What the Research Says make this book easy to read for the busy educator.

26x18cm  150 pages  $45.00  

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

A Parent's Guide

Pamela Tanguay

Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are an enigma. They're children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face. The author, herself the parent of a child with NLD, provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years.

24x17cm  267 pages  $35.95  

Out-Of-Sync Child (Revised)

Carol Kranowwitz

Now revised and updated, this "parents' bible to sensory processing disorder " ("New York Times") features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skills problems, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

19x13cm  356 pages  $28.95  

Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (Revised)

Carol Kranowitz

This companion volume to "The Out of Sync Child" presents activities parents of kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction can do at home with their child to strengthen the child's abilities--and have some fun along the way.

22x16cm  322 pages  $34.00  

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children.
Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.
This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

23x15cm  176 pages  $33.95  

Social Relationships & Peer Support

Teachers' guides to inclusive practices 2nd ed

Rachel Janney & Martha E Snell

Positive, mutually supportive relationships among students with and without disabilities are a critical part of inclusive schooling, they improve students social skills and help boost academic achievement. This book helps educators foster meaningful friendships and helping relationships among their students. It is enhanced throughout with the most recent legislative changes, thoroughly updated references, new peer support guidelines for middle and high school, and ready-to-use strategies on everything from teaching social skills to making peer instruction work. Complete with blank forms on implementing cooperative learning and assessing students' behavior and relationships, this highly readable guide gives educators proven and practical ideas for improving social connections among students with and without disabilities.

25x18cm  192 pages  $40.00  

Special educator's book of lists

Roger Pierangelo

This unique time-saving resource for the special education teacher provides 192 reproducible lists brimming with useful facts that cover essential assessment, diagnosis, remediation, legal, and procedural information.

614 pages  $61.95  

Stepping Out

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs.


Parents and carers of children with conditions such as autism, Down's Syndrome or other forms of developmental delay can do much to help encourage their child's development. This book provides paractical advice and fun games and activities to improve a childs's skills in the six areas of development: cognitive, physical, sensory, language, social and emotional. The book also outlines the stages of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. Particularly suitable for primary school children, exploring the standard stages of development from 3-11 years.

16x23cm  367 pages  $41.95  

Teaching Children to Listen

A Practical Approach to Developing Children's Listening Skills

Liz Spooner & Jacqui Woodcock

Complete, practical guide to improving the listening skills of children of a range of abilities aged 3-11.

29x21cm  129 pages  $46.00  

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom

Ways to Challenge & Motivate Struggling Students to Achieve Proficiency with Required Standards

Susan Winebrenner

Proven, powerful strategies and techniques to help any student become a successful learner, regardless of whether they are considered, slow, remedial, LD, ESL or disadvantaged.
Over 50 reproducible forms and handouts plus extensive resources.

247 pages  $74.00  

What Is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

Alan Hultquist

Designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children, this book provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. Deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. The book includes clear examples which children will be able to understand, as well as activities for parents to do with their children. The author emphasises that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that having dyslexia is okay.
This book will be valuable for parents of children with dyslexia, as well as other adults working with children with dyslexia.

25x18cm  95 pages  $23.95