Resource Library

Below is a list of books and DVDs organized by topic that are available for checkout. Please call the Special Education Office at 703-248-5630 to schedule a time to review or check out any of these resources.


Academic Strategies

  • Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions to Stress-Free Homework - Ann K. Dolin
    • Dolin has 20 years experience with teaching and tutoring and she discusses some of the things that make homework stressful. She identifies six different student profiles and tips and strategies for each type.
  • The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child Richard Lavoie
    • Motivation is the Key to learning but very few teachers and parents have an effective arsenal to help students become motivated. He explores several motivational styles and strategies and techniques that can be used in the classroom or at home.

ADD/ADHD

  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide - Michael I. Reiff and Sherill Tippins
    • Gives parents information to help them understand and manage this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Gives information about a variety of ages and what the school can do to work with students with ADHD.
  • AD/HD and Driving: A Guide for Parents of Teens with AD/HD - J. Marlene Snyder
    • Provides an overview of some of the risks associated with driving for teens with ADHD as well as advice on how to make driving safer for your child with ADHD.
  • ADHD and Teens - Colleen Alexander Roberts
    • Teens with ADHD run the risk of failing in schools, abusing substances, breaking the law and becoming parents. This book gives parents tools to help and cope with these behaviors.
  • All About ADHD (Grades K-8) - Linda Pfiffner
    • Complete guide for classroom teachers. Helps you answer the question how can I help students with ADHD in my classroom? Gives strategies and ideas for many different classroom tasks (completing HW, peer tutoring etc.)
  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavior Problems - Janet E. Heininger, Sharon K. Weiss
    • Gives three points of view (parent??s, therapist??s and child??s) to give you an accurate guide of how to raise and work with a child with ADHD. Provides step-by-step techniques for many daily tasks.
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide For Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals - Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff and Tony Attwood
    • All-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. It provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, and interactions with other conditions and treatments. He gives different behavioral strategies for these disorders for home, school and other settings.
  • Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution - Jonathan Mooney, David Cole and Edward M. Hallowell
    • Written for the students. Help give students strategies for how to take control of your education and find success.
  • Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Tips, Techniques and Checklists for School Success - Judith Greenbaum and Geraldine Markel
    • Gives teachers and professionals the information the need to improve academic and social skills in teens with ADHD. It is written in a checklist format which makes it easy to find the information you are looking for.
  • On Their Own: Creating and Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: A Family Guide - Anne Ford, John-Richard Thompson and Sally Shaywitz
    • A road map to help ease the parents' fears and answer their questions. It covers topic such as social skills and dating, staying healthy, sibling relationships, interactions with employers and co-workers, job hunting, finding the right college/trade school and estate planning.
  • Overcoming ADHD: Helping Your Child Become Calm, Engaged and Focused Without a Pill - Stanley Greenspan and Jacob Greenspan
    • Takes a developmental approach to this disorder. Looks at all the symptoms and what you can do to help manage them.
  • Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach - Vincent J. Monastra
    • Gives information on how to help children with ADHD succeed. Gives medical, nutritional, educational and psychological information to parents, teachers and other professionals.
  • School Success for Kids with ADHD - Stephan A. Silverman, Jacqueline S. Seiman, Sue Jeweler
    • The ultimate guide for ensuring school success in students with ADHD. Helps readers to recognize the causes and types of ADHD and how they will appear in school. Also gives information on how parents can get services through schools.
  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD and LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau
    • This is a helpful guide for students in high school and college. It gives tips for thriving in college with ADHD or LD. It discusses finding the right college, accessing services through the college, the best ways to schedule classes, selecting a major and working with a counselor.
  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents - Russell A. Barkley
    • Barkley is an expert in the field of ADHD and he answers many questions parents may have about ADHD and their child. It gives parents a step-by-step plan for behavior management, information about medication, strategies for school, advice on managing stress and keeping peace in the family and additional resources.
  • Teaching Teens with ADD,? ADHD and Executive Function Deficits: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents - Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
    • This book gives advice on how to meet educational, medical and social needs and challenges of adolescents with these conditions. Goes over the basics of ADD and ADHD, academic and learning issues, behavioral management, executive functioning and organization, federal laws and medications.
  • Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
    • Helps parents understand the diagnosis and possible treatment options. It goes over behavioral and academic issues and parent involvement and advocacy. It also covers co-existing disorders.
  • The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers - Sandra F. Rief
    • Helps parents and teachers understand ADD/ADHD in children and teens. It information to help students get the best intervention and support to promote academic success. It is presented in an easy to read checklist format
  • The ADD and ADHD Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask - Susan Ashley
    • Provides sound advice and immediate answers to many of parents questions about ADD and ADHD.
  • The ADHD Workbook for Parents: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 2-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Harvey C. Parker
    • This coaches parents through the daily tasks involved in raising children with ADHD. Provides worksheets and exercises. Gives information on how to advocate for their children in the classroom and then provide structure at home.
  • The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths - Lara Honos-Webb
    • Shifts reader's focus from what is wrong to what can be right. They help you reframe the situation to help your child focus and pay attention.
  • The Girls Guide to AD/HD - Beth Walker
    • This book is for girls ages 12 and up. It discusses the good and the bad aspects of ADHD. This is written especially for girls and not their parents. It presents all the information about ADHD in a way that is easy for middle and high school girls to understand.
  • The Kids Behind the Label: An Inside Look at ADHD for Classroom Teachers - Trudy Knowles
    • She interviewed 14 students with ADHD from elementary school to college. This gives teachers a look at what coming to school can be like for students with ADHD.
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD and ADHD - John F. Taylor
    • It is in a kid friendly language and in text that is easy for easily distracted readers to read. It helps kids know that they are not alone and offers practical strategies for them to take care of themselves, modify behavior and enjoy school.
  • To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD and More - Susan Baume and Steven Owen
    • Offers up to date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled youth (GLD). Gives information on theories as well as strategies.

Anxiety

  • If your Adolescent has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents - Edna B. Foa, Linda Wasmer Andrews
  • This book is designed for parents of teens with significant anxiety or who have been diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder. It provides information from mental health professionals and parents who have lived through this experience with their teen.

Autism Spectrum

  • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's - Ellen Natbohm and Veronica Zysk
    • Gives you solutions, explanations and strategies for both the home and the classroom. The ideas speak for a variety of developmental levels.
  • A Treasure Chest of Behavior Strategies for Individuals with Autism - Beth Fouse, Maria Wheeler
    • Offers ideas, strategies and concepts that apply to many different situations. They address sensory, communication and physical and social-emotional issues. Learn how to implement ??sensory diets?? into everyday activities
  • A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism - Ron Leaf and John McEachin
    • Curriculum, step-by-step instructions and data sheets for many different behaviors
  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behaviors - Lynn E. McClannahan and Patricia Krantz
    • This book provides information on how to help children and adults successfully engage in self-directed and purposeful activities. Provides students with a set of pictures and words that cue a child on what to do next. Helps parents and teachers learn how to use activity schedules and to help get students organized.
  • Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Chantal Sicile-Kira
    • This book gives advice for parents with children on the Autism Spectrum. It discusses the entire range of the spectrum. This book gives clear examples and practical advice on things that parents and students can try. It gives information on treatment, therapy and teaching strategies, as well as preparing for life after high school.
  • Asperger's on the Job: Must Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators and Advocates - Rudy Simone
    • This book was written by an adult with Asperger??s and she gives advice based on her experiences and the experience of 50 other adults with Asperger??s. This book provides interview tips and job guide maps to help adults with Asperger??s find their niche.
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescents: Practical Solutions for School Success - Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon
    • Helpful for students with Asperger's in middle school and those who are transitioning to high school. Gives an overview of characteristics of students with AS and how those can make adolescents particularly challenging. It also goes over strategies and supports available for these students.
  • Asperger's Syndrome: An Owners Manual for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends and Your Employer Need to Know Ellen S. Heller Korin
    • This is an interactive workbook that deals with issues adolescents often face such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment and self care.
  • Autism and Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom - Paul Wehman, Marcia Datlow Smith, Carol Schal
    • Discusses how consideration and transition are different for different youth. It gives strategies for successful planning.
  • Autism Through a Sister's Eyes - Eve B. Band, Emily Hecht
    • It is about a sister's questions about her brother with autism. It helps siblings find out about autism, talking and understanding, fun and play and dealing with changes.
  • Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Disorders - Scott Bellini
    • Gives a background on Social Skills and some of the basics of setting up programs dealing with those skills. It also gives some information about social skills difficulties that students with ASD may face.
  • Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - Sarita Freedman
    • This book describes the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum as they transition to college. This book discusses several necessary skills students should have and interventions to help them get those skills. This gives information for facilitating these strategies from elementary school up through high school.
  • Friendly Facts: A Fun, Practical, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship Margaret-Ann Carter and Josie Santomauro
    • For children on the Autism Spectrum making and keeping friends can be a difficult task. This helps to teach children a range of strategies to help broaden their social understanding skills and competencies.
  • Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism: Making Sense of Seemingly Senseless Behavior - Beth A. Glasberg
    • Provides guidance on how to work with children with autism that are exhibiting challenging behaviors. Provides information about the FBA strategy and how to complete it. This book gives step-by-step information, forms and case studies.
  • Get Out Explore and Have Fun!: How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most Out of Community Activities - Lisa Jo Rudy
    • This book offers many different suggestions on how to get involved in the community. Informal learning experiences can be the key to self-discovery, communication and self confidence. This is a guide to what is out there, how to find it and how to make it work for your family.
  • Growing up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's Lynn Kern-Koegel, Claire LaZebnik
    • Integrates strategies and interventions with questions and concerns many parents have. It addresses universal parent concerns.
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide For Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals - Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff and Tony Attwood
    • All-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. It provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, and interactions with other conditions and treatments. He gives different behavioral strategies for these disorders for home, school and other settings.
  • Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with ASD Shares her Experiences - Haley Moss
    • She shares what worked for her in middle school and what did not work for her in middle school. The goal is to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in, making friends, doing well in class. At the end of each section there is 'What I did' section.
  • New Social Story Book: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger's and Their Peers - Carol Gray
    • Provides many different social stories and tips on how to write your own social stories. Some topics include mistakes, listening, fire drills at school, moving and busy places.
  • Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders - Brenda Batts
    • This book helps parents overcome some of the difficulties of potty training a child with a developmental disorder. She provides tried and tested methods that have worked. She also gives you many helpful hints.
  • Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide to For Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Jed Baker
    • Provides tips about helping your child or student transition to adulthood and become more independent. Goes over 73 skill lessons targeting nonverbal communication, empathy, anger/anxiety management, conversational skills and employment related skills.
  • Realizing the College Dream with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success - Ann Palmer
    • This is a practical and personal account of success of one student with ASD. It focuses on how to get there and how to stay there. It gives parents tips on how to transition their child from home life to living at school.
  • Self Help Skills for People with Autism: A Systematic Teaching Approach Stephan R. Anderson, Amy L. Jablonski, Vicki Madaus Knapp and Marcus L. Thomeer
    • This book describes a systematic approach to teach basic self help skills needed to be independent. This book explains the teaching process in detail offering specific instruction. It covers eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene in depth.
  • Siblings: The Autism Spectrum Through our Eyes - Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer
    • Written by siblings for siblings. Helps get an understanding of autism and that they are feeling many things that other siblings are feeling.
  • The Autism Mom's Survival Guide (For Dads Too!): Creating a Balanced and Happy Life While Raising a Child with Autism - Susan Senator
    • Helps parents find encouragement and happiness and fulfillment in the midst of the struggles that go along with raising a child with Autism. Some topics include finding fun, overcoming hopelessness and despair and caring for your marriage.
  • The Child with Autism Goes to Florida: Hundreds of Practical Tips, with Review of Theme Parks, Rides, Resorts and More! - Kathy Labosh
    • She covers topics such as transportation and parking, tickets and tours, resort security, potential hazards, lost children, sensory issues, rides to avoid and attractions you won??t want to miss.
  • The Eclipse Model: Essential Cognitive Lessons to Improve Personal Engagement for Young People with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS - Sherry Moyer
    • This model targets the skills needed to improve social competence. It specifically addresses four challenge areas of function including academic, adaptive, social and vocational skills. It provides step-by-step lessons.
  • The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond - Jed Baker
    • Appeals to visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum. It has pictures that show students engaging in different social skills in the appropriate and sometimes inappropriate ways. Some sections are conversation, building and maintaining friendships, asserting your feelings, conflict resolution and Job interviewing.?
  • The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism - Jed Baker
    • The format plays to the visual strength of students with ASD. Shows the right way and the wrong way to approach each situations. Parents initially explain the situation and then work with the student to learn the skill.
  • Top 10 Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum - Teresa A. Cardon
    • This book has tips from 44 parents and educators to help parent children on the Autism Spectrum. This book offers 520 practical, tried and true tips in a easy to navigate format.

Behavior Management

  • A Treasure Chest of Behavior Strategies for Individuals with Autism - Beth Fouse, Maria Wheeler
    • Offers ideas, strategies and concepts that apply to many different situations. They address sensory, communication and physical and social-emotional issues. Learn how to implement ??sensory diets?? into everyday activities
  • Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child: A Skills-Based Book - Georgia A. Degangi, Anne Kendall
    • Provides specific strategies and techniques to parents with children who are intense, highly reactive, and unable to self-calm. It identifies key concepts and a everyday activities that would help children take charge of their problems.
  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavior Problems - Janet E. Heininger, Sharon K. Weiss
    • Gives three points of view (parent's, therapist's and child's) to give you an accurate guide of how to raise and work with a child with ADHD. Provides step-by-step techniques for many daily tasks.
  • Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism: Making Sense of Seemingly Senseless Behavior - Beth A. Glasberg
    • Provides guidance on how to work with children with autism that are exhibiting challenging behaviors. Provides information about the FBA strategy and how to complete it. This book gives step-by-step information, forms and case studies.
  • Is it Sensory or Behavior: Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment and Intervention - Carolyn Murray-Slutsky
    • These issues are often complex and can be intermingled. This book provides information and strategies on how to identify each of these. It also provides intervention techniques for both. It includes case studies and worksheets to give practical examples.
  • When Actions Speak Louder than Words: Understanding the Challenging Behaviors of Young Children and Students with Disabilities - Kim Davis, Susan D. Dixon
    • Resource to help parents and teachers support children whose primary way of communicating is through challenging behavior. It gives you six critical questions to better understand and meet the child??s needs. Help you create an improved learning environment and give you proactive strategies to use.

Eating Disorders

  • If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource For Parents - V.L. Cameron and B. Timothy Walsh
    • A guide to help you understand and help a teen with anorexia or bulimia. It provides the newest research and treatment options. It also provides information from parents of teens who had eating disorders.
  • Next to Nothing: A First-Hand Account of One Teenager's Experience with an Eating Disorder - Carrie Arnold, B. Timothy Walsh
    • She tells her story of her descent into Anorexia, how and why she had this disease, and how she was able to seek help and recover. Reveals information about what is known and not known medically about Anorexia. It is both a compelling memoir and practical guide to eating disorders.

Executive Functioning

  • Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning - Joyce Cooper-Khan and Laurie Dietzel
    • Provides strategies for helping students who are impulsive, unorganized and have difficulty transitioning and starting projects, and monitoring their behavior and work pace. Gives a good background on what executive functioning is and what it looks like when someone has difficulty with certain aspects of executive functioning.
  • Tigers Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory: Impact on Academic, Behavioral, and Social Functioning of Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome and OCD; Modifications and Interventions Marilyn P. Dornbush and Sheryl K. Pruitt
    • Provides information and interventions for both parents and educators. Gives many lists that allow for an easy and quick read and the information can be applied immediately.

IEP Information

  • Nolos IEP Guide for Learning Disabilities - Lawrence M. Siegel
    • Walks parents through the IEP process by providing suggestions and resources. It also goes through the rights of the parents and walks them through the process step-by step.
  • The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed - Linda Wilmshurst, Alan W. Brue
    • Describes the special education process from testing and diagnosis to the eligibility. It walks through all of the stages of special education from the initial stages to the end of the process.
  • The IEP from A - Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett
    • Provides easy to understand explanation of special education process along with example IEPs. It also gives examples of what is most important for parents and educators to keep in mind during these meetings. It also provides templates for goals and benchmarks.
  • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs - Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright, Sandra Webb O'Connor
    • Comprehensive book about IEPs with frequently asked questions

LD

  • College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience Cynthia Simpson and Vicky Spencer
    • The complete hand book for college bound kids with learning disabilities. Gives strategies and guidance on selecting a college, getting prepared for university life and making the most of their college experience.
  • Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Tips, Techniques and Checklists for School Success - Judith Greenbaum and Geraldine Markel
    • Gives teachers and professionals the information the need to improve academic and social skills in teens with ADHD. It is written in a checklist format which makes it easy to find the information you are looking for.
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide For Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals - Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff and Tony Attwood
    • All-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. It provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, and interactions with other conditions and treatments. He gives different behavioral strategies for these disorders for home, school and other settings.
  • Learning How to Learn : Getting Into and Surviving College When You Have a Learning Disability - Joyanne Cobb
    • Written for high school and college students with disabilities. This book takes students through the process for preparing for college, choosing the right school and succeeding academically.
  • Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution - Jonathan Mooney, David Cole and Edward M. Hallowell
    • Written for the students. Help give students strategies for how to take control of your education and find success.
  • On Their Own: Creating and Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: A Family Guide - Anne Ford, John-Richard Thompson and Sally Shaywitz
    • A road map to help ease the parents?? fears and answer their questions. It covers topic such as social skills and dating, staying healthy, sibling relationships, interactions with employers and co-workers, job hunting, finding the right college/trade school and estate planning.
  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD and LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau
    • This is a helpful guide for students in high school and college. It gives tips for thriving in college with ADHD or LD. It discusses finding the right college, accessing services through the college, the best ways to schedule classes, selecting a major and working with a counselor.
  • To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD and More - Susan Baume and Steven Owen
    • Offers up to date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled youth (GLD). Gives information on theories as well as strategies.
  • Twice-Exceptional Kids: A Guide for Assisting Students Who Are Both Academically Gifted and Learning Disabled - Rosemary Callard-Szulgit
    • This is a response to educational intervention with practical approach to identifying, understanding and educating GLD students. It also gives some support information and information about parent groups.

Mood Disorders

  • Childhood Bi-Polar Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the top 300 Questions Parents Ask - Tracey Anglada, Sheryl Hakala
    • Co-written by a doctor and mother, this book explains confusing medical lingo, provides straight forward answers about treatment and strategies.
  • Eight Stories up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide - DeQuincy Lezine and David Brent
    • Describes his deteriorating state of mind and thoughts of suicide. Focuses on Suicide Prevention and how he overcame those feelings. Discusses information about causes of suicide and things you can do to seek treatment.
  • High Times/Low Times: The Many Faces of Adolescent Depression - John E. Meeks
    • Provides parents a perspective on how to evaluate teen behavior. The focus is on depression and understanding the scope from short bouts to more serious levels.
  • If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents - Dwight L. Evans and Linda Wasmer Andrews
    • A guide for understanding and getting help for your teen with depression or bipolar disorder. It provides information about medications and also the biological root of mood disorders.
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide For Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals - Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff and Tony Attwood
    • All-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. It provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, and interactions with other conditions and treatments. He gives different behavioral strategies for these disorders for home, school and other settings.
  • Monochrome Days: A First-Hand Account of one Teenager's Experience with Depression - Cait Irwin, Dwight L. Evans and Linda Wasmer Andrews
    • Shares her experience with being diagnosed with major depression and how she was able to recover. Gives information about what is known about adolescents and major depression and treatment options.
  • Positive Parenting for Bi-Polar Kids: How to Identify, Treat, Manage and Rise to the Challenge - Mary Ann McDonnell, Janet Wozniak and Julie Fort Brenneman
    • This book is about early onset bipolar disorder written by pediatric specialists. Give advice on how to navigate the diagnosis tangle to make sure your child is getting accurately diagnosed, communicate effectively with doctors, teachers and counselors, find allies and treatment teams and help your family cope.
  • The Bi-Polar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family - David J. Miklowitz and Elizabeth L. George
    • Gives you tools to make home life manageable. Helps parents learn to spot the difference between normal teenage behavior and tell tale symptoms of mania and depression. It will help you collaborate with doctors and teachers to create effective plans for your child.

Nonverbal Learning Disability

  • A Special Kind of Brain: Living with Nonverbal Learning?Disability - Nancy Russell-Burger
    • This book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy , peer interactions and activities for a child with NLD.

OCD

  • The Thought that Counts: A First-Hand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Jared Kant, Martin Franklin, Linda Wasmer Andrews
    • He shares his account of his trials and tribulation with OCD and how he overcame it. Provides information about OCD and different treatment options.

Schizophrenia

  • If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents - Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson
    • This guide was written to help adults spot warning signs of Schizophrenia in adolescents. It also helps you understand the different treatment options that are available to you.
  • Me, Myself and Them: A First-Hand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Schizophrenia - Kurt Snyder, Raquel E. Gur, Linda Wasmer Andrews (x2)
    • Looks back after treatment at his debilitating changes in thoughts and perceptions in his teens and twenties. It helps adolescents understand some of the changes as well as treatment options.

Social Skills

  • Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Disorders - Scott Bellini
    • Gives a background on Social Skills and some of the basics of setting up programs dealing with those skills. It also gives some information about social skills difficulties that students with ASD may face.
  • Friendly Facts: A Fun, Practical, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship - Margaret-Ann Carter and Josie Santomauro
    • For children on the Autism Spectrum making and keeping friends can be a difficult task. This helps to teach children a range of strategies to help broaden their social understanding skills and competencies.
  • New Social Story Book: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger's and Their Peers - Carol Gray
    • Provides many different social stories and tips on how to write your own social stories. Some topics include mistakes, listening, fire drills at school, moving and busy places.
  • The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond - Jed Baker
    • Appeals to visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum. It has pictures that show students engaging in different social skills in the appropriate and sometimes inappropriate ways. Some sections are conversation, building and maintaining friendships, asserting your feelings, conflict resolution and Job interviewing.
  • The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism - Jed Baker
    • The format plays to the visual strength of students with ASD. Shows the right way and the wrong way to approach each situations. Parents initially explain the situation and then work with the student to learn the skill.

Substance Abuse

  • Chasing the High: A First-Hand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Substance Abuse - Kyle Keegan and Howard Moss
    • Tells about his journey with experimentation to homelessness as his need for heroin surpassed ever thing else. Talks about what is known about addiction and how to seek treatment and get professional help.

Twice Exceptional

  • Successful Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students (Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education) - Kevin Besnoy, Frances Karnes, Kristen Stephens
    • Offers an in depth look into disabilities and difficulties some gifted students. It provides tips for accommodating these students and it also gives an overview of the law.
  • Teaching Gifted Students with Disabilities - Susan Johnsen and James Kendrick
    • Gives you summaries of research findings, discussion of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Gives information on gifted students with disabilities as well as information on ADHD and Asperger??s.
  • To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD and More - Susan Baume and Steven Owen
    • Offers up to date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled youth (GLD). Gives information on theories as well as strategies.
  • Twice-Exceptional Kids: A Guide for Assisting Students Who Are Both Academically Gifted and Learning Disabled - Rosemary Callard-Szulgit
    • This is a response to educational intervention with practical approach to identifying, understanding and educating GLD students. It also gives some support information and information about parent groups.
  • Twice Exceptional and Special Populations of Gifted Students - Susan Marcia Baum and Sally M. Reis
    • Offers different practices on how to keep twice exceptional kids from falling through the cracks. Gives an overview of what twice exceptional is and strategies for identifying giftedness. Gives additional strategies on how to work with students.

Transitions and College

  • Asperger's on the Job: Must Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators and Advocates - Rudy Simone
    • This book was written by an adult with Asperger's and she gives advice based on her experiences and the experience of 50 other adults with Asperger's. This book provides interview tips and job guide maps to help adults with Asperger's find their niche.
  • Autism and Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom - Paul Wehman, Marcia Datlow Smith, Carol Schal
    • Discusses how consideration and transition are different for different youth. It gives strategies for successful planning.
  • College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience - Cynthia Simpson and Vicky Spencer
    • The complete hand book for college bound kids with learning disabilities. Gives strategies and guidance on selecting a college, getting prepared for university life and making the most of their college experience.
  • Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - Sarita Freedman
    • This book describes the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum as they transition to college. This book discusses several necessary skills students should have and interventions to help them get those skills. This gives information for facilitating these strategies from elementary school up through high school.
  • Going to College: Expanding Opportunities For People with Disabilities - Elizabeth Evans Getzel, Paul Wehman
    • This is a research based book that discusses making preparations for college (selecting, applying and getting services), addressing specific needs of students with disabilities, helping promote self-determination and also discusses rights through the American??s with Disabilities Act.
  • Learning How to Learn : Getting Into and Surviving College When You Have a Learning Disability - Joyanne Cobb
    • Written for high school and college students with disabilities. This book takes students through the process for preparing for college, choosing the right school and succeeding academically.
  • Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with ASD Shares her Experiences - Haley Moss
    • She shares what worked for her in middle school and what did not work for her in middle school. The goal is to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in, making friends, doing well in class. At the end of each section there is 'What I did' section.
  • Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide to For Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger??s Syndrome Jed Baker
    • Provides tips about helping your child or student transition to adulthood and become more independent. Goes over 73 skill lessons targeting nonverbal communication, empathy, anger/anxiety management, conversational skills and employment related skills.
  • Realizing the College Dream with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success - Ann Palmer
    • This is a practical and personal account of success of one student with ASD. It focuses on how to get there and how to stay there. It gives parents tips on how to transition their child from home life to living at school.
  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD and LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau
    • This is a helpful guide for students in high school and college. It gives tips for thriving in college with ADHD or LD. It discusses finding the right college, accessing services through the college, the best ways to schedule classes, selecting a major and working with a counselor.
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