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My Strange and Terrible Malady

My Strange and Terrible Malady

Ronita Ronnie Baker, 11th-grade individualist, is not happy. School is a struggle, and now doctors just diagnosed her with Asperger Syndrome. It s hard enough being the misfit daughter of a perfect mother, let alone being diagnosed with a disorder no one understands. My Strange and Terrible Malady takes a look at Asperger Syndrome from Ronnie s point of view. While she is clearly not socially...

The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders

The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders

Toilet training children with autism and related disorders is fraught with countless challenges stemming from the very core of their unique characteristics. The communication and sensory issues alone can create formidable barriers. As a result, typical strategies are frequently ineffective when used with children with special needs. Using a no-nonsense, often humorous approach, Judith...

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum--the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny...

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:How...

Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome: Making Inclusion Work for Everyone!

Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome: Making Inclusion Work for Everyone!

Successful inclusion in high school is critical for achieving independence as an adult! Even though inclusive education is now the standard for educating students with special needs, inclusion is a still a very new process. Successful inclusion relies on flexibility of parents and educators, and their ability to work together for the sake of the student. Training, collaboration, specialized...

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A. (author of the best selling book The Out-of-Sync Child), and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L and Dr. Lynn Blazer-Martin, Ph.D, OTR, plus other leading experts have assembled an extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every...

Autism? Asperger's? ADHD? ADD?

Autism? Asperger's? ADHD? ADD?

Suspect there's something "different" about your child? This book will help you navigate those early stages of your child's life when a diagnosis is nowhere in sight. Not knowing how to help your child can leave you totally frustrated, or frightened into inaction by a vision of what may lie ahead. Written by a mother who understands (At first, she tried with all her might to...

S.T.A.R.S.: Skills Training for Assertiveness, Relationship-Building, and Sexual Awareness

S.T.A.R.S.: Skills Training for Assertiveness, Relationship-Building, and Sexual Awareness

Educate young adults and build their self-esteem so they can make informed choices! Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Interaction, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness -- with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help...

Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why "Don't play with...

Adapt My World: Homemade Adaptations for People With Disabilities

Adapt My World: Homemade Adaptations for People With Disabilities

A one-of-a-kind handbook filled with simple activity adaptations for people with developmental disabilities. Whether for school or home, Adapt My World will help teachers, health professionals and parents enable and empower disabled children and adults to achieve simple goals that will fill everyone with pride and satisfaction. The unique layout makes Adapt My World an easy to follow...

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