Learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are syndromes that often baffle those supporting children or adults who possess non-traditional ways of processing or expressing information. The books on this list are among the most popular in the fields of LD/ADHD as they are well researched, and in some cases, written by people who themselves have LD and/or ADHD. Parents and educators will find the knowledge they seek among the pages of these books.
by Dr. Thomas Brown Ph.D.
Myths about Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) abound. This disorder frequently goes unrecognized, and even when diagnosed may be inadequately treated. In this up-to-date and clearly written book, a leading expert offers a new way of understanding ADD. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case histories from his own clinical practice, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated.
edited by Bernice Y.L. Wong
A summary of current research on learning disabilities, which covers ADHD, memory, language processing, social competence, self-regulation, and brain structures as they apply to learning disabilities. Chapters also focus on instructional aspects of learning disabilities, including teaching literacy, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics.
edited by Norman A. Krasnegor, G. Reid Lyon
Incorporating different theoretical perspectives, this book helps establish some common understanding of these three central processes, while research findings also can aid clinicians in assessing and remediating reading and attention disorders.
by Alan W. Brue, Linda Wilmshurst
Offers guidance to parents and their children —as well as to teachers, counselors, and administrators —on issues including diagnosis and awareness; special education laws; eligibility issues and requirements; programs; parenting issues; and communication between parents and schools.
by Janet Z. Giler
Through a series of exercises and suggested dialog, Socially ADDept helps parents teach the hidden rules of communication to children who are having social problems such as how to handle teasing, use appropriate body language, comprehend jokes and sarcasm, and join groups effectively.
by David Cole, Jonathan Mooney, foreword by Edward M. Hallowell
This book is written by two "academic failures" — that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach students how to take control of their education and find true success — and they offer all the reasons why students should persevere.
by Larry B. Silver M.D.
With this fully-realized second edition of the classic guide, Dr. Larry Silver addresses the subjects all parents wonder about when they suspect their child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder such as what causes ADHD; how can I make sure my child is diagnosed correctly, and what's the latest information on medications and other treatments? Dr. Silver's warm, thoroughly practical guide will give parents, teachers, and others the support they want and the answers they need.
by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia, a comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book to help understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs — many of them in her own laboratory — Dr. Shaywitz demystifies the subject of reading difficulties and explains how a child can be helped to become a good reader.
by David Crystal
How are languages born? How does conversation work? How do we learn how to read? How do gestures and tone of voice impact communication? And what happens when a language goes wrong? How Language Works answers questions about the innumerable facets of language, from how we absorb all those grammatical rules to how we decide if a word is rude or polite. Helpful for teachers and or parents who care for children with language-based learning disabilities.
by Steven Owen, Susan Baum
Thoroughly researched and filled with case studies, practical suggestions and techniques for working with GLD students, useful resources, and much more, To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled is a resource for anyone who works or lives with a child who has both startling talents and disabling weaknesses.
by Peggy Kaye
Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games. These games are fun for the whole family and will help most beginning readers — including those who have reading problems and those who do not — learn to read and want to read.
Finally, though they are mostly out of print, any book by Priscilla Vail will help inform parents and teachers alike about kids with LD in a practical and heartfelt manner. Priscilla Vail (1931-2003) wrote with a lively, easy-to-read tone that made difficult to understand disorders understandable. Check out any of the used book web sites to find new or used copies of her books.
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About Jill Lauren
Jill Lauren has been teaching LD students of all ages for twenty-five years. Known as an expert in the area of reading and writing, Jill has trained teachers around the country to utilize a variety of structured, multi-sensory approaches to the instruction of written language. As a result of the publication of Succeeding with LD, Jill speaks to children and adults about the important lessons learned from success stories. A third edition of Succeeding with LD is now available, which includes a special "Where Are They Now" section that provides a look at each person profiled, ten years later.
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