Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom

improving-socialImproving Social Behaviors in the Classroom by Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D.; Gazi Begum, M.A.; Kristen Hayashida, M.ED.; Tanya Paparella, Ph.D

XED Freem 2011

This book provides detailed day-by-day lessons to be incorporated into the regular school day. The intent is to provide teachers with a developmentally appropriate sequence of basic social skills by breaking each skill into its component parts
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Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

complete-learningComplete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan M. Harwell

XED Harwe 2001

You’ll find diagnostic tools and remediation techniques for all types of learning disabilities specific interventions for specific problems strategies for building academic skills in all basic content areas and ways to improve motivation, participation, and self-esteem in even the most reluctant learner.

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Socially Savvy: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children

socially-savvySocially Savvy: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children by James T Ellis, PhD, BCBA-D and Christine Elmeida, MSED, EdS, BCBA

XSS Ellis 2014

Socially Savvy helps educators and parents break down broad areas of social functioning into concrete skills.
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Boys, Girls & Body Science

boys-girls-and-body-scienceBoys, Girls & Body Science by Meg Hickling

XBC Hickl 2002

Hickling talks about the “science names” for the children’s body parts, about good and bad touches and about making babies. She coaches the children not to be embarrassed or shy about body science: “We are going to make this just like a science lesson, we will learn to think like a scientist and we will learn the scientific names for our private parts,” she says.
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FLIPP The Switch Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills

flippFLIPP the Switch Strengthing Executive Functioning Skills by Sheri Wilkins, PhD and Carol Burmeister, MA

XIN Wilki 2015

Readers will learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home, and in work environments. Most importantly, readers will receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies, five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.
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Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum

growing-togetherGrowing Together Across the Autism Spectrum by Elizabeth Marks

XFM Marks 2015

A kid’s guide to living with, learning from, and loving a parent with autism spectrum disorder.

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Decoding Dating

decoding-datingDecoding Dating by John Miller

XAT Mille 2015

This book methodically breaks down the steps of dating giving advice on the best places to meet women – whether on or offline, getting ready for the big date, where to go and what to talk about,and how to tell if a second date is on the cards.

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“What’s Happening to Me?”

whats-happening-to-me“What’s Happening To Me?” by Peter Mayle

XAT Mayle 1975

Discusses the mental and physical changes 
that take place during puberty.
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Counseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

CounsellingCounseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual by Katherine Paxton and Irene A. Estay
(XOT Paoxto 2007)
The characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present unique challenges, not only to people themselves affected, but also to counselling professionals. This manual provides counselling techniques that work not only for professionals, but also for individuals either coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone who has an ASD. Regardless of intellectual and linguistic ability, people on the autism spectrum often have significant impairments in emotional expression, regulation, and recognition, and they are known to have higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population. This comprehensive book shows how to develop the tools necessary to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world that surrounds them. Illustrated with useful case studies, it covers a range situations where counselling may be helpful for individuals with ASD, both children and adults, families where a member is on the spectrum, and couples where a partner has ASD. It also addresses specific issues, including depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills, and stress, with effective strategies for dealing with each issue. As well as being indispensable for counsellors, this book provides valuable information and advice for anyone working with people and families affected by ASDs.

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Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities

Going Solo While Raising Children with DisabilitiesGoing Solo by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D

(XFM Marsh 2015)

The author weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and grandparents, too) with reliable coping strategies gleaned from 25 years as a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment. The book’s insightful personal narratives and the author’s deconstruction of these to offer universal lessons–from the basic (e.g., practice mindfulness to de-stress) to the profound (e.g., cultivate gratitude as the antidote to resentment)–will help readers assess and transform their own lives for the better.

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Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

video modelingVideo Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Sarah Murray and Brenna Noland
(XIN Murra 2013)
Video modeling takes visual learning to the next level by using new technologies to create an effective teaching tool. This book explains how professionals and parents can use innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders in school, home or community settings.

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Parenting without Panic

parentingParenting without Panic by Brenda Dater
(XFM Dater 2014)
The author offers advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents’ top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situations, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behavior, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own wellbeing.

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Personal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me?

Personal HygienePersonal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me? by Pat Crissey
(XAT Criss 2005)
This curriculum is designed to help students understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Step-by-step cartoons explain exactly what the student needs to do to ensure good hygiene. Quizzes and activity pages provide numerous opportunities for repetition and reinforcement of the key points. There are also hands-on activities to demonstrate why and how to perform various hygiene tasks.

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Second Shelter

Second ShelterSecond Shelter by Rebecca Haid, M.Ed. and Elizabeth W. Donnelly, Ms
(XFM Haid 2013)
Second Shelter gives a comprehensive overview of therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities in a format that is readable and accessible for counselors, educators, and parents alike. The book examines which adolescents are best served in these environments as well as the different therapeutic approaches provided.

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Superflex takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables

superflexSuperflex takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables by Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal

(XSS Winne 2013)

In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they’re only thinking about themselves and not others. Students learn helpful strategies to regulate their own behaviors when Sid and his sister invade their thinking.

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TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies

TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies TIPSby Megan Ahlers, MS and Colleen Hannigan Zillich, MS CCC-SLP

(XFM Ahler 2014)

This book can be used as a reference for finding practical, user-friendly solutions to common universal challenges encountered by parents and caregivers, including communication, behavior, technology, community outings, and sensory needs. All answers follow best practice and evidence-based strategies.

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