Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

For Further Reading

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

For Further Reading

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Looking for more information on the education opportunities at exist for your child? These titles offer a glimpse of those available to help you! Access these and other titles by contacting the EP Library online (http://www.eplibrary.com), by fax (201-947-9376) or by calling (800) 535-1910.

Roadblocks to Learning: Understanding the Obstacles that can Sabotage Your Child's Academic Success BY LAWRENCE J. GREENE

EP Library Code: TW911ED Price: $16.95

This general resource for parents aims to explain and define counterproductive behaviors and learning disorders that block a child's academic progress. The book lists common symptoms of each difficulty, defines important terminology and suggests testing protocol and remediation strategies (when appropriate). Resources provided include a bibliography and 2 appendices.

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Wrightslaw: Special Education Law BY PETER W.D. WRIGHT & PAMELA DARR WRIGHT

EP Library Code: HP0037SE or HP0037SECD (with CD ROM) Price: $29.95 or 39.95 w/CD-ROM

This sequel to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (see EP June 2002) is divided into five parts. Section 1 discusses law itself and provides an overview of special education law. Section 2 deals with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, providing the text of IDEA, an overview and a table that breaks down its regulations. Section 3 outlines the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and Section 4 details the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Section 5, entitled "Case Law," gives an overview of how to apply case law to advocacy.

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Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn: A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in General Education. Classrooms and Preschools BY LIZ HANNAH

EP Library Code: NA2099AT Price: $21.95

This book of activities provides tips to help develop early communication skills, prerequisite skills for early learning (such as sitting down, concentrating, etc), literacy skills, social interaction skills, imagination and flexible thought. Behavior support strategies are also covered, with the underlying reminder that difficult behavior is a reflection of difficulties children are experiencing. Also emphasized are the TEACCH method (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children) and structured teaching (showing the child exactly what the task is and what will happen when it is finished). …

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