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    1. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing
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    2. Transforming the Difficult Child
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    3. The Cure: How a Father Raised
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    4. The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome:
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    5. Developing Talents: Careers for
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    6. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and
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    7. It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend:
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    8. The ADD Answer: How to Help Your
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    9. Engaging Autism: Helping Children
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    10. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing
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    11. Delivered from Distraction: Getting
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    12. Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for
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    13. Raising a Sensory Smart Child:
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    14. 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching
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    15. The Child With Special Needs:
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    16. Healing ADD: The Breakthrough
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    17. The New Social Story Book : Illustrated
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    18. Toilet Training for Individuals
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    19. Understanding Autism For Dummies
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    1. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
    by Touchstone
    Paperback (02 March, 1995)
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    Isbn: 0684801280
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Well Written
    This book was suggested to me ater recently being diagnosed with ADHD. Anyone who has a brother, sister, child, mother or friend with ADHD should read this book. Because it is so well written it gives the reader real insight into how the ADHD mind intereprets and responds to everyday activities. Books like this one will help to dispell the myth that ADHD= "hyperactive, over drugged kids who refuse to pay attention" and "lazy, irresponsible adults looking for excuses".

    5-0 out of 5 stars This should be required reading to get a prescription!!!
    It's simple, any parent filling a prescription for any ADD medication for thier child should have to first read this book or any other written by Dr. Hallowell. My son was diagnosed 9 years ago and I knew I connected with him better than anyone else but I didn't know why. Since 1 year ago I was diagnosed I started to understand but until I read this book and a couple of others (I think I have close to 15 ADD books) and realized what A.D.D really is I didn't get it. I'm not sure someone who is not gifted with A.D.D will ever really get it but if they read more books like this one maybe they would at least understand a little more and minimize the damage created by trying to fit the child into their small world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    I never ever finish books and I read this in a few days.It describes me to a T.Not only is the subject matter interesting but the author is funny and the book is entertaining.I loved the cough drop syndrom story.The cough drop syndrom is totally my life.
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    Subjects:  1. Attention deficit disorders    2. Attention-deficit disorder in    3. Attention-deficit disorder in adults    4. Attention-deficit hyperactivit    5. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder    6. General    7. Health/Fitness    8. Parenting - Hyperactivity    9. Popular works    10. Psychology    11. Coping with personal problems    12. Psychology & Psychiatry / General   


    2. Transforming the Difficult Child
    by Nurtured Heart Publications
    Paperback (01 June, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book in the world -ADHD approved by me
    I have tried several things with my 6 year old son.He craves negative attention.He has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder). This is a simple plan that works.He has made outstanding improvements.I am using it also with my 12 year old daughter with out any problems.It is something that the non-difficult child can benefit from as much as the difficult child.If I had to pick a book solely on a name I do not think I would have picked this one but it came highly recommended to me. I am going to by 10 more copies and hand them out to anyone interacting with my children.If i had the money I would buy one for anyone who is around any child period.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Positive Paradigm
    Transforming the Difficult Child The Nurtured Heart Approach is an awesome book. I am a teacher and plan to apply its principles in my elementary class. Using new paradigms, it enfolds your child in positives as a way of building inner wealth. It leads your child to be recognized for all of the positiveness he possesses. It helps him to feel loved and accepted, as well as to channel his energies in ways that make positive contributions to himself and those around him. This book will lead you on an exciting new way to enjoy life with a highly energized child.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth your time
    I was a little dubious about this book when it was suggested that I read it, but I respect the co-worker who suggested it and decided to give it a try.It is an informative and emotionally challenging read.The book offers a different perspective about parenting, without passing negative judgements as many subject-related books do.The most useful component of this book is that it suggests small changes and shifts in focus to help families support a child who struggles emotionally and socially.These small changes do bring some measure of peace for parents who have been struggling to help their children become productive and successful people in the world. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Behavior disorders in children    2. Counseling of    3. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. Family/Marriage    6. Parenting    7. Parenting - Hyperactivity    8. Problem children    9. United States    10. ADHD    11. Attention-deficit disorder in    12. Attention-deficit hyperactivit    13. Classroom Management    14. Teaching   


    3. The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million--And Bucked the Medical Establishment--In a Quest to Save His Children
    by Regan Books
    Hardcover (29 August, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A book about love
    Ms. Anand tells a wonderful tale of true love.Love of a husband and wife faced with unexpected challenges so early in their marriage, and how they struggled to keep that love alive under both sad and horrific conditions.Love of children for their parents and each other.Love of family, both immediate and extended.And love for each and every person touched by the fight for the cure. I was swept away by the human drama and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, the story look another unforeseen turn.It's amazing to realize that this is a true story.Life and love doesn't get any better than this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It makes you think and it makes you care
    This wonderful book has a lot of emotional depth and complexity.John Crowley, the young father, is brash, brilliant, arrogant, and ignorant.He makes personal mistakes and business mistakes, yet you remain drawn to his story by empathy for his desperation as he fears that his small children will suffer a slow painful death.It's an honest and interesting portrait of a real human being, not a one-dimensional hero.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting - Read it non-stop!
    Very good book - Interesting story.Highlights are the lengths a family goes through to help their children, and the inspirational message.I think the title is ironic, since there is not actually a "cure" for Pompe Disease, merely a treatment to help stabilize and possibly restore some muscle function.Also misleading a bit, because while Crowley without a doubt worked very hard on a cure, the actual treatment approved by the fda was not the main one he was involved with researching/funding.Nonetheless, still a very admirable man and good story. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Children with Special Needs    3. Crowley, John    4. Diseases - General    5. Glycogen storage disease type II    6. Health & Fitness    7. Health Care    8. Health Care Issues    9. Health/Fitness    10. Nutritional Diseases    11. Personal Memoirs    12. Research    13. Treatment    14. Business & Economics / General   


    4. The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
    by Crown
    Hardcover (29 March, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1400081521
    Sales Rank: 3219
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Mother fines answers after almost 14 years
    I read the book to clarify some suspicions that my daughter might have this syndrome. It gave me answers to questions that have puzzled me about my daughter for a long time.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Your first stop!
    If you or someone you know has just been dx with Asperger's then this should be your first book!It is the basics of everything.It is very inclusive and goes into great detail.It is writen for a parent of AS children and included issues such as special education and medication.It is a bit of a read - but well worth it.There is one issue I would like to bring up.It is deffinatly writen with the assumption that the parent of the AS child does not have AS themselves.Althought this is not a major issue it is daunting to be told that you understand everything that your child has issues with.How do you teach social skills to a child when you don't have a good grasp of them yourselves.It is not a major part of the book but it would be a nice section to be added to a future addition expecially since most people with AS have family that also has AS.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
    This book was INVALUABLE for comforting my fears and holding my hand through the IEP process, understanding all the different "titles" of people you will be interfacing with. I highly recommend it!
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    Subjects:  1. Asperger's syndrome    2. Autism in children    3. Children with Special Needs    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. General    6. Health & Fitness    7. Health/Fitness    8. Parenting - General    9. Health & Fitness / General   


    5. Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
    by Autism Asperger Publishing Company
    Paperback (March, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for teens, adults and parents!
    Dr. Grandin has taken her knowledge, expertise and sensitivity one step further in Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. She offers many ideas for those affected by or those working with these individuals. This area is filled with people of talent who are underemployed. An example of one of the suggestions offered - an individual who is interested in cartoons and spends their days drawing - all day - being encouraged to go to a museum of cartooning, learning about different kinds of cartoons, the history of cartoons which expands their interest - meeting others with the same interest. It is not enough to have a talent or the intellectual ability to understand complex things. Without work, Dr. Grandin explains, her life would not have had order, content or meaning. She covers many different kinds of jobs that people on the autism spectrum can accommodate to and ones that would be more difficult for them. The book is well thought out and because Dr. Grandin is herself on the spectrum and spends so much of her time speaking to others at her many presentations she has analyzed a great deal of what works and what does not. This book is an absolute must read! I run a large group for parents, professionals and individuals and it is one of my first recommendations. This book gives concrete suggestions and hope.

    4-0 out of 5 stars As a parent of an Asperger teen, this book was confirming and enlightening
    As a parent of a teenager with Aspergers, alot of Ms. Gradin's recommendations confirmed what I already thought: sell the skills not the personality, go into areas where your interests/fixations lie and consider working as a consultant in your area of expertise.Finding recommendations I already thought of didn't make me feel like those parts of the book were a waste.On the contrary, it is nice to have affirmation from an outside source, particularly one intimately knowledgable of autism.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Ways to use special interests for people with ASD/AS!
    I have read all three of Temple Grandin's books. Each offers a different look at what it is like to experience Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In "Developing Talents" Grandin provides the readers with insight into how parents and educators can assist people with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome (HFA/AS)achieve success. Read more

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    6. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level (Vintage)
    by Vintage
    Paperback (04 January, 2005)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Truthfully, just another set of excuses for poor instructional techniques!
    Using MRI and neuroscience to try to answer questions about dyslexia as Sally Md Shaywitz has tried to do is dangerously short sighted and terribly misguided.Especially when you consider that her conclusions about remediation reflect what is so deeply wrong with education today.Trying to cram human brain function and the human spirit into the confines of modern educationis akin to stuffing an elephant into a thimble. Imagine if one were so dimwitted as to blame the elephant for the obvious lack of success.This is precisely what is happening today in public education.If one were able to step back from the tree and catch a glimpse of the forest, one might see that ego drives professionals to draw conclusions about student performance that reflect the stupidity of arrogance.More and more students are being labeled learning disabled and dyslexic, more medication is being doled out and more and more remediations are being invented to control and force students into a useless development that does much more to impede brain function than to enhance it.In fact, students are being driven into intellectual comas and instead of rethinking methods and curriculum, teachers blame students and their families for their own professional shortcomings. Uniforms, drill and kill, direct instruction amongst other inhumane and unintelligent strategies are exactly what has gotten us to this desperate point.In one more generation, Sally Md Shaywitz will be able to prove that 2 in 5 students have dyslexia and her confidence in modern science will soar to new heights.Teachers everywhere will be able to rejoice that their own drastic failings are not their fault at all, but that of the flawed human condition.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Well meaning, but flawed and scary presentation of dyslexia
    Some of the book was very interesting, especially the chapter on the functional MRI findings.I appreciate her writing the book to share her experiences, and think she truly wants to help. However, I admit I have grave doubts about her premise, because it is inherently contradictory.She repeats throughout the book that anyone who is dyslexic will always remain so, and yet is simultaneously convinced that the kind of intervention she recommends is uniformly effective. In addition, the graph on which she bases her claim about the absolute persistence of dyslexia does not justify her conclusions. The book names various intervention programs, but doesn't compare and contrast them. It is hard to tease out specific recommendations about what to do.She mentions that people vary in their reading stumbling blocks, but prescribes the same programs for all.She states that anyone using programs like Open Court should succeed, but thousands of California children still have trouble reading.Though she means the book to be empowering, I think it scares parents instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!
    This is a must read for not only spec. ed teachers but regular ed. teachers as well. Dr. Shaywitz is a dedicated individual that has really hit the nail on the head with reading instruction....no guess work here, scientifically based reading instruction for true success! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Dyslexia    2. Dyslexic children    3. Education    4. Education / Teaching    5. Education Of Students With Learning Disabilities    6. Learning Disabilities    7. Learning Disorders (Neurological Aspects)    8. Reading    9. Reading disability    10. Reference    11. Remedial teaching    12. Special Education - Communicative Disorders    13. Special Education - Learning Disabled    14. Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading    15. Family & Relationships / Learning Disabilities   


    7. It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success
    by Touchstone
    Paperback (03 October, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars From a parent!
    This book is what I've been looking for: a book that teaches you HOW to teach social skills and organization skills for kids that just don't pick it up from interactions in everyday life. It's made a big difference in our everyday family and school life for my 2 ADHD/LD kids. My thanks to Rick Lavoie!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Read this book!
    Writing as someone who has lived with learning disabilities for nearly 50 years now, I cannot say strongly enough that I sincerely wish all of my teachers and parents had read this book.I will go a little further than that---I wish the pastoral counselor, psychologist, and psychiatrists that I have dealt with as an adult would read this book.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Good as far as it goes
    This book provides what sound like good tips for helping a child struggling with social skills.Whether they work, I really can't say, as applying everything here would be the work of a lifetime.
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    8. The ADD Answer: How to Help Your Child Now
    by Plume
    Paperback (30 August, 2005)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I have a 19 year old son that has been on stimulants since age 5.The stimulants work but we're always searching for a better, easier and cheaper solution.We've tried all types of naturals treatments and biofeedback but they did not work.I was hoping that Lawlis' book offered some new insights into ADD and it's causes and treatment.However, I was disappointed to read the same old suggestions about nutrition, diet, biofeedback, etc.I don't disagree that some people benefit from these treatments but Dr. Lawlis didn't present any new ideas.

    5-0 out of 5 stars From a Parent's Perspective
    I have a 14 yo son with ADHD and I've read too many books on the subject. I took my son off all meds a year ago because the cure was becoming worse than the diagnosis and realized that the meds were masking his emotional problems even though he went to Psychciatrists and Psycologists, Pediatric Neurological Behavioralists-the list seemed eternal.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless Drivel !!!
    I have been in practice for over 25 years, treating adults and children alike, I have read many books on the subject of ADD and ADHD and frankly I found this book to be full of the same old sham treatments that don't work any better than snake oil.
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    9. Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach
    by Da Capo Lifelong Books
    Hardcover (30 April, 2006)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Overly generalized
    When I bought this book, I was expecting helpful solutions, but all I got were general facts that most parents of autistic children already know.The book definitely needed more specific information on how to handle problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Engaging Autism:Helping Children Relate, Communicate & Think with the DIR Floortime Approach
    This book is a must read for parents with an autistic child. This book is easy to read and understand. Dr. Greenspan has made me feel I will be able to help my son fully recover.This is the 1st time in 3 years I have hope!My son is moderate to severly autistic. We have been doing Floortime & have seen much success. What a natural way of helping him & having fun doing it.Thank you Dr. Greenspan.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too Much Engaging and Too Little Information
    I have been a Learning Specialist for nearly twenty years at the high school and community college levels.When I read "Engaging Autism" by Stanley I. Greenspan, I was anticipating a book filled with fresh information, scientific validity, and ideas that could be realistically applied in a variety of classroom settings.Instead, I read page after page of disappointment.DIR/Floortime is an interesting/innovative approach for helping individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.However, this book was extremely weak in the following areas:repetition of the same ideas/concepts throughout the work, reliance on anecdotal information, no scientific validation of information, absence of an in-depth bibliography, frequent reference to products written by Greenspan and his team, and lack of organization throughout the text.DIR/Floortime is presented as too simplistic when in actuality it appears to be extremely time consuming and labor instensive which is impractical in contemporary public education settings.The author recommends homeschooling and intense family involvement as though this was a simple solution.However, parents uusually do not have the extensive time or expertise to devote to the DIR/Floortime approach.If you are interested in learning what DIR/Floortime entails, I recommend researching Internet sources or consulting works by other authors.This book is largely a waste of time for professionals in the field of special education.Unless you want to read a rehash of ideas over and over again, I would not waste my time with this book.I was going to order another book by Dr. Greenspan entitled "The Child With Special Needs:Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth" but will not be doing it at this time.
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    10. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition
    by Perigee Trade
    Paperback (04 April, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars out of syn child
    I got the book in great condition, and I can't really review it higher because I haven't gotten through the whole book yet. It seems very helpful so far, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars At last!!!!
    I was told about this book by a doctor andfinally I feel better knowing there is a name for what our child was experiencing.We thought it was odd he never cuddled and did not like to walk on certain textures, etc. As i read this book,I could picture exactly how our child would react to situations and it all clicked. Now he is getting a therapist trained in sensory development.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for ANY parent
    This book is the must-read for every parent, whether their children suffer from sensory integration or not.It is an eye opening look into the way we interpret our surroundings, and has given me information, tools, and hope for my daughter, who suffers severe developmental delays from this disorder.I would highly reccommend this book! ... Read more

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    11. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
    by Ballantine Books
    Hardcover (04 January, 2005)
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    Medication? Maybe. Marry the right person and find the right job? A must if you are an adult suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). So say psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, authors of the influential Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Book of hope
    This book gives lots of case stories of adults with ADD.The book is long, but easy to read.There is lots of information about ADD, its diagnosis, and the newest treatments for it.But most of all, this book offers lots of hope for adults with ADD, that they can have happy and full, productive lives.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, Somebody knows what they're talking about
    As an adult with ADHD, I really appreciated this book's frank approach to all the sides of having ADHD. The authors have it too, which helps, because they are successful professionals. I am a professional who plans to be more successful once my doctor and I get my medication right. I have read it twice now and will continue to use the book as an invaluable resource.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read
    Eay to understand.All the basic information you need to understand the condition of ADD. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Attention-deficit disorder    2. Attention-deficit disorder in    3. Attention-deficit disorder in adults    4. Attention-deficit hyperactivit    5. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder    6. Cognition Disorders    7. General    8. Health & Fitness    9. Health/Fitness    10. Learning Disabilities    11. Popular works    12. Psychology    13. Psychology & Psychiatry / Personality   


    12. Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
    by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    Paperback (January, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Start Here
    This is the first book I read on Asperger's, and I am glad that it was.Tony Attwood is one of the leading experts on Asperger's.He really gets it and doesn't try to fit an Asperger child into a nt understanding of the world, but goes to the Asperger world.It has really helped me understand myself and my children better.Well done!I can't wait to see more from him.

    5-0 out of 5 stars At the very top of my list
    My son was found with some type of High Functioning Autism about two months ago. I'm a physician and behavioral researcher, though not in the area of autism or anything related to children or developmental disorders. I've read many books, scientific texts, online publications... you name it, in the past weeks. I've obtained very valuable information from all of them. This book does not go into the details of genetics or the neurological issues around Autism, in which I'm deeply interested, but I got that from other sources. However, it was from this book that I could draw a clear plan of action for my son and my family. Mr. Atwood must be a very smart and practical person. So far, of all that I've read, I'd put this book at the top, with the much more academic though less practical textbook on AS by Klin, Volkmar and Sparrow.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Aperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
    This is a good book to help you better understand asperger's syndrome and high functioning autism.It defines the basic symptoms and discusses areas that are problematic.Goes through some great social skills techniques and career ideas too. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Asperger's syndrome    2. Autism    3. Children with Special Needs    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. Learning Disabilities    6. Mental Disorders    7. Mental Illness    8. Psychology    9. Clinical psychology    10. Disability: social aspects    11. Paediatric medicine    12. Psychiatry   


    13. Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 March, 2005)
    list price: $15.00 -- our price: $10.20
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    Isbn: 014303488X
    Sales Rank: 1032
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Psychologist highly recommends
    I highly recommend this comprehensive and detailed guide to helping children with sensory issues.With authorship shared by an occupational therapist and the mother of son with sensory issues, it is chock full of helpful insights and tips from both a therapeutic and a parental perspective.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Help for working with my SID Child!
    I really have enjoyed this book and keep it close by to refer to often. It is written very clear and gave me an even better understanding of where my daughter is coming from with her sensory intake and needs.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book going.
    I am also an Occupational Therapist.I bought this book and now recommend it to all of my parents who come to me for help with thier children's sensory problems.It is a wonderful resource for parents and people who want to know what sensory processing is, what to do about it and what to do about all of the other problems the kids have because of their sensory issues.It is a must buy. ... Read more

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    14. 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    by Future Horizons
    Paperback (01 December, 2004)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 1932565191
    Sales Rank: 1235
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
    I'm a teacher and this book gave me a ton of new ideas to use with my class of students with autism.It makes you think of things you never would have and has helped me to remember some things I may have forgotten.It is definetely worth the money!I think it would be great for anyone who has been affected by autism.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have
    I have shelves filled with books with 'how to' and I have tried them all. My son, Brian now 14, has severe mental retardation, there are very few books for 'teaching' children like him.I took a chance on this one, and worth it.Thanx to the notes in the book I no longer try and stop him from bitting his hands, but understadning why, all of us at home started to take notes of when and what happened before and now we focus on the what happens before.This is just one excellent example.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
    This is the best books for me and my son, with this book, I havelearned, everything about of my son tofocus his life.
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    Subjects:  1. Children with Special Needs    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Special Education - Learning Disabled    5. Autism    6. Autistic children    7. Autistic youth    8. Coping with disability    9. Education / Special Education / Learning Disabled    10. Family & Relationships/Children with Special Needs    11. Teaching of those with special educational needs    12. United States   


    15. The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
    by Perseus Books
    Hardcover (January, 1998)
    list price: $32.95 -- our price: $20.76
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    Isbn: 0201407264
    Sales Rank: 8769
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Not for all special needs situations, but helpful
    The methods in this book detail considerable sacrifice of parents time and resources devoted to one child; in a multiple child or two-working parent household, this would not be as beneficial and produce results as claimed from Floor Time program.Also, there are many types of special needs children with needs not addressed in this book.While overall helpful and a must-read for involved parents, continue seeking assistance from local programs and teachers/therapists, and use this as one small part of your reading list.This book does not address all the needs of all special needs children, but it is helpful and gives detailed explanations and plans to begin with.We have four special needs children with four separate diagnoses, so we are not first time parents, nor is this book the definitive program or resource for any of the four.Read it, try it, then continue researching and resourcing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Must-Read for Parents with Autistic Children
    Our 20-month old son was diagnosed by two separate agencies (one was South Carolina's Department of Disabilities and Special Needs) in August of 2005. We had fought for some sort of diagnosis since he was about one year old, due to SO many issues we saw that were not present with our first children.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    It's hard to really review a book on Floortime because you're not discussing the book so much as the techniques behind it. As a speech therapist, I got into this method because it mirrored my basic instinctive approach to and ideas about therapy.
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    16. Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD
    by Berkley Trade
    Paperback (04 June, 2002)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0425183270
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Hard, visual data make a compelling case for the existence of attention deficit disorder (ADD) in this pioneering work by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Using a nuclear medicine technique called "single photon emission computed tomography" (SPECT)--a controversial step, according to some of his peers--Dr. Amen scans patients' brains to identify various abnormalities. From more than 8,000 such studies and more than 12,000 patient evaluations, Dr. Amen concludes that six--not the formerly presumed two--different types of ADD exist. This book encompasses the full spectrum of Dr. Amen's work: from symptom identification to clinical evaluation, to diet and medication recommendations, to everyday strategies for living with ADD (whether the reader is a parent of an ADD child, or has been diagnosed with the disease.)Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Effective diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorders, based on data, not dogma
    Healing ADD is a very readable presentation of the scientific evidence for Attention Deficit Disorders.It contains effective treatment recommendations, based on real world clinical experience. Insightful case histories accompany SPECT brain scans of actual patients, illuminating the physical reality of the disorders and the impact of various pharmaceutical, nutritional, psychotherapy and herbal treatments.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Safe, is it really?
    In page xvii of the introduction, Dr. Amen writes "Stimulant medications such as Adderall, Ritalin, or Dexedrine are among the safest and most effective medications in psychiatry". That sounds reassuring until you read the article in Medical News Today (August 22, 2006) mentioning that "Dexedrine and Ritalin are drugs used to treat ADHD. The FDA announced changes to their labels, and possibly those of some other ADHD drugs, to include a warning of a risk of heart problems and psychotic behavior". That is not reassuring at all. This book is writing in an authoritative style - sort of the bible of ADHD, the book that tells you what it is, and how to go about it. The only problem is that it is flawed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative
    Dr. Amen did an excellant job of explaining ADHD and the brain based research that he's done in a way that's easy to read and understand.It's a great resourse for those looking to understand how the brain is affected by this disorder and the way a variety of treatments can be effective. ... Read more

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    17. The New Social Story Book : Illustrated Edition
    by Future Horizons
    Paperback (September, 2000)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $22.02
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    Isbn: 188547766X
    Sales Rank: 9974
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
    This book was pretty helpful.It covered most topics that I was looking for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very User Friendly
    I like the variety of ways that the stories can be presented to the student.The stories may be cut into conceptual thoughts, or put into a three-ring binder, placing the pages in plastic sheets, just to name a couple.It leaves room also for filling in any missing pieces of the Social Story puzzle, dependending on the circumstance.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gives visual insight to struggles
    This well illustrated book not only helps those with ASD, but also those of us who come in contact with them on a daily basis.As I read the stories and illustrations, it helped me to understand that even things which we may consider simple, can be a challenge to a person with ASD . Tasks such as chewing gum, sharing, knowing when to say "excuse me", chewing food properly, and so many more are illustrated in this book. Good job! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Learning Disabilities    4. Psychology & Psychiatry / Child Psychology    5. Psychology & Psychiatry / Mental Illness    6. Special Education - Mentally Handicapped    7. Education / Special Education / Mentally Handicapped    8. Mental Disorders    9. Topical/Mentally Challenged   


    18. Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders
    by Future Horizons
    Paperback (01 April, 1998)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $12.97
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    Isbn: 1885477457
    Sales Rank: 6594
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A difficult task made easier!
    I am so thankful that I chose this book over others that deal with toilet training.I did not realize how teaching someone on the spectrum how to use the potty is very different in many ways, than someone who's not.This book deals with those issues.It brings to light some very important routines and activities to follow.Especially for someone who is new to the world of Autism, this is a book that I highly recommend that you include in your library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great ideas!
    If you ever thought that toilet training was no big deal, try training a child with special needs...a whole different story.This book gives some great tips on how to go about it when the odds are against you.Determining readiness, common problems and solutions and developing a routine, are just some of the topics covered in this book.It is a must have for special ed. teachers as well as parents of individuals with autism and related disorders.Great book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Useful - explains what 's going on from your child's perspective
    While we successfully opted to use a different training method to train our 4 year-old dughter- this book was very good at making sense out of our daughter's behavior.An autistic child can really be a challange to understand under normal curcumstances- the volume goes waaaaaay up when potty training.We would highly recommend this book to anyone getting ready to take on this very big job.Take what you can from this book and choose the method that feels most likely to work.Be committed.Chin up.You can do it.Good luck. ... Read more

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    19. Understanding Autism For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness))
    by For Dummies
    Paperback (19 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0764525476
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You need not be Dummies to benefit from this book
    Finally! A book that gives a clear overview of pretty much every aspect related to autism spectrum disorder: from "classic autism" to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. It covers diagnosis, medical and biochemical interventions, sensory issues, learning environments, education, social skills and relationships from pre-school through adulthood. And much more! How can one book address so many topics on one book? Even I'm dumbfounded it can be done...and I guess that's the point. It's Autism for Dummies, which means it gives the briefest most concise explanation. It is written in a clear and understandable manner than ANYONE can simply pick it up, scan through it and get a good handle on what autism is. This is an excellent reference book that every school and parent should have in their library to quickly thumb through for a quick explanation. I, as a parent of three children with ASD, have purchased SEVEN copies (so far!); one for myself to use a continual quick reference book, and 6 others for the professionals who work with my kids.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A very complete and helpful guide...
    Over the past three years since we began to suspect my grandson was autistic, I have accumulated a large library on the subject.Many of the books covered or advocated specific types of treatment, or information on school special education, or finances and autism, or possible causes, or personal success stories or even stories of acceptance when success didn't happen.This book covers them all, and more, and does it well.I'm getting another copy for my son and daughter-in-law, although by now they are experts, not dummies.. This is a really EXCELLENT contribution to the available literature on this increasingly common developmental condition.Don't miss it! ... Read more

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    20. Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents
    by New Harbinger Publications
    Paperback (March, 2000)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 1572241918
    Sales Rank: 10685
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Older kids
    I think this would be a highly useful book for parents of children 8 and older.There are activities for your child to do like rating their worry on a number scale that I felt were too abstract/advanced for my 4 year old.The general information about anxieties would be good for parents of children of any age.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Ideas For Desperate Parents
    My 8 year old daughter has a lot of issues with anxiety. Fortunately it hasn't gotten to the point where it's extreme but we want to give her tools so that it doesn't get that way. I myself have had issues with anxiety my whole life so I'm sure much of the problems stem from hereditary.
    5-0 out of 5 stars It helped me understand my child better.
    After reading this, I gained more compassion for my child, and I was better equipped to handle his anxiousness. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anxiety in children    2. Children with Special Needs    3. Family & Relationships    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. Family/Marriage    6. General    7. Parenting    8. Parenting - General    9. Parenting - Hyperactivity    10. Personality    11. Child & developmental psychology    12. Child care & upbringing   


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