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The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
By Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
"This book deserves a wide audience; not only is it beneficial for among parents struggling with attachment or behavior issues, but it will also benefit health care professionals and therapist working with these families. Based on practical experience and research, this book provides detailed and practical techniques parents can use in teaching their children appropriate ways to behave, while responding in a loving manner. It is especially useful for children from preschool to early middle school age with special needs such as sensory integration dysfunction, ADD/ADHD, mild autism, and other developmental impacts." (Allison Martin)
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Bonding While Learning: Activities to Grow Your Relationship While Preparing for Reading Success
by Gary Kosman and Grace Chiu

"This book provides lots of practical activities to share with toddlers and preschoolers to encourage speech, early reading, and interactive communication. Letters, sounds, listening skills, decoding, and more are encouraged through games and exercises which are easy to set up at home, daycare or school. Bonding and personal interaction are also encouraged through give and take lessons between parent or teacher and the young child. This is a great resource for young children with special needs, including speech, dyslexia, or autism." (Allison Martin)
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The Power of Visual Imagery: A Reading Comprehension Program for Students with Reading Difficulties
by Dr. Karen Patricia Kelly
"This reading comprehension workbook demonstrates the use of visual imagery to improve reading comprehension, for use in a regular education classroom, remedial reading program, or home school. Sample reading passages, from simple to more complex, are provided with specific instructions for implementation. This teacher handbook is intended to help elementary students, including children with learning disabilities, become independent and successful fluent readers, with improved recall." (Allison Martin)
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Learning Outside The Lines
Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

"For older students, basic skills such as keeping notebooks, paying attention, organization, with a humorous bent from two self proclaimed Harvard academic 'failures', with learning disabilities." (Allison Martin)
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The Survival Guide for Kids With LD: Learning Differences
by Gary L. Fisher

Discusses how children with "learning differences" can get along better in school, set goals, and plan for the future.
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The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences
by Jeanne Gehret

A children's book with much needed encouragement for kids with LD or ADHD.
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Whoa, Wiggle-Worm: A Little Lemon Book about an Overly Active Child (Paperback)
by Betsy B. Lee

From the publisher: Little Lemon and Lickety-split help David (Wiggle-worm) gain self-control, self-respect, the respect of others, and secrets for doing better in school. Discussion questions in the book deal with strategies, the impact of nicknames, and how it feels to be helpful. David could be a child with ADHD, LD, behavioral problems, low or high blood sugar, sleep deprivation, or other conditions.
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Many Ways to Learn: Young People's Guide to Learning Disablities
by Judith M. Stern, Uzi Ben-Ami, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)

First person account on learning disabilities and strategies for coping with the problem and leading a successful life. Includes tips and strategies for success at school, with homework and tests. Ages 8-13
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Teaching Kids to Read for Dummies
by Tracey Wood

"Any teacher, tutor or parent who wishes to teach children how to read will find a large selection of practical techniques, exercises and lessons in this book." (Allison Martin)
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No Easy Answers No Easy Answers : The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
Sally L. Smith

"No Easy Answers : The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School stands out for its description of the characteristics of children with various learning disabilities and the impact of learning disabilities on a child’s life, family and functioning in school." (Allison Martin)
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Classroom Success for the LD and ADHD Child

Classroom Success for the LD And ADHD Child
Suzanne H. Stevens

"Stevens provides a wealth of experience, both from a teachers' point of view and as a therapist, for helping your learning disabled child not only survive the school sytem but benefit from the process." (Allison Martin)
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Thank You, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco

"A children's book set in 1950's is the true, heart touching story of a child's struggle with dyslexia... As my son also learned to read in 4th grade, after years of ardent desire and struggles, I found this an exceptionally touching book. Highly recommended for elementary students (and their parents, teachers and classmates)."
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Uniquely Gifted Uniquely Gifted : Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice Exceptional Student
Edited by Kay Kiesa
"If you have a child who is gifted in some areas of education and yet struggles in others, do not delay - this book is for you." (Allison Martin)
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What Happens Next? What Happens Next?
Laura Dwight and Cheryl Christian

"A set of vignettes for very young children help your child think about the order of tasks. A nice precurser for young children developing an understanding of cause and effect." (Allison Martin)
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Learning Disabilities Learning Disabilities A to Z
Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick

"Learning Disabilities: A to Z (A Parent's Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities From Preschool to Adulthood), provides one of the most comprehensive discussions of learning disabilities in children available today. Parents will find this book almost essential for all around understanding and education of their child who has learning disabilities." (Allison Martin)
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Leo the Late Bloomer

Leo the Late Bloomer
by Robert Kraus
"We got Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus recently for our son and I really love it.  It is all about a tiger who doesn't do everything when the other kids do. His father is worried about him, but Leo blooms in his own time.  There is also Little Louie the Baby Bloomer which is about Leo's little brother and how Leo teaches these things to his brother who is also a late bloomer." (Rachel)
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