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Koegel, Robert L., Ed.; Koegel, Lynn Kern, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2019
One of the most respected and widely used autism interventions, Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to modify key behaviors in children--leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. Now the pioneering experts behind PRT have created a comprehensive modern guide to this…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Communication Skills
Towl, Patty, Ed.; Hemphill, Sheryl, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers. School exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Low Income Students, Indigenous Populations
Bloomberg, Karen, Ed.; Johnson, Hilary, Ed. – 1991
This guide addresses issues facing the parents, teachers and caregivers of children who are unable to use normal speech as a means of communication. It focuses on people who are intellectually disabled or children who are starting to use augmentative communication. The guide includes the following topics: the nature of communication; an overview…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Handicaps
Webb, James T.; Gore, Janet L.; Amend, Edward R.; DeVries, Arlene R. – Great Potential Press, Inc., 2007
Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children; Peer relations; Sibling…
Descriptors: Siblings, Parent Materials, Academically Gifted, Underachievement
Baker, Bruce L.; Brightman, Alan J.; Blacher, Jan B.; Heifetz, Louis J.; Hinshaw, Stephen R.; Murphy, Diane M. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2004
Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. That's an important job--and this popular, highly respected guidebook makes it much easier. Already a trusted resource for thousands of families, this lively book gives parents of children from age 3 through young adulthood proven strategies for teaching children the life skills…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Daily Living Skills, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods
Currie, Paula S.; Wadlington, Elizabeth M. – 2002
This book is designed to help clinicians and teachers work more effectively with people with learning disabilities and their families. Chapter 1 provides an overview of learning disabilities. It presents commonly accepted medical and educational definitions, prevalence figures, and possible etiological explanations for various disorders. Chapter 2…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Check Lists
Major, A. Jayne – 1993
Based on principles taught in the Parent Connection, Inc., parenting education and counseling program, this book for parents provides information on the fundamentals for good parenting, preventing family crises, and teaching children to be thinking, caring, and confident. The chapters are: (1) "So You're a Parent...Now What Should You Do?"…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Children, Discipline
Barnes, Judith M., Ed.; And Others – 1994
This collection of 10 papers is intended as a resource book integrating information on pediatric cochlear implants for educators, parents, implant teams, and rehabilitation specialists. The papers focus on the importance of providing an oral educational environment to maximize cochlear implant success. An introduction notes controversies in the…
Descriptors: Children, Cochlear Implants, Communication Skills, Deafness
Stenhouse, Glen – 1996
Recognizing that all parents encounter challenges in raising their children, this book presents practical strategies for solving common behavior problems. Chapter 1, "Bonding," concerns the development of parent-child attachment. Chapter 2, "Encouraging Development," discusses "hot-housing," language development, and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Anger, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems
Myles, Brenda Smith; Simpson, Richard L. – 1998
This book provides basic information about Asperger Syndrome by addressing issues related to the characteristics of the disorder and outlining basic methods to facilitate the growth and development of children and youth with Asperger Syndrome. Chapter 1, "Understanding the Meaning and Nature of Asperger Syndrome," provides the diagnostic criteria…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Behavior Modification
Pruett, Kyle D. – 1999
This book provides practical help for parents to enhance their toddler's growth and development. Chapter 1, "The Importance of Being Two," explains why toddlerhood is the best time for providing an emotional foundation. Chapter 2, "The Young Child's Brain and Mind," discusses how recent findings on brain development have…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Child Rearing, Competence
Knight, Pamela; Swanwick, Ruth – 1999
Most deaf children are born to hearing parents. Many of these parents have little or no knowledge of deafness and what it means for their child, themselves, or their family. This book introduces parents of deaf children to the aspects of deafness they will want to know more about. The book can be read as a whole, as it is designed to take a…
Descriptors: Audiology, Communication Disorders, Communicative Competence (Languages), Deafness
Gallagher, Patricia C. – 1993
This guide shows parents how to cut expenses and save on the cost of raising a family. Chapter 1 offers many ways to stretch food dollars and discusses buying in bulk, eating out, using coupons, buying wholesale, and gardening. Cost-cutting clothing ideas covered in chapter 2 include buying at secondhand stores and consignment shops, outlet…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Clothing, Consumer Education
Mannix, Darlene – 1995
This resource for life skills activities for adolescents with special needs covers aspects of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, academic and school skills, practical living skills, vocational skills, problem-solving skills, and lifestyle choices. Included are 190 illustrated activity sheets with related exercises, discussion…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Career Development, Communication Skills
Camerer, M. C.; Capps, Emerson – 1995
This guide is designed to teach foster parents, direct care providers, and house parents how to help children develop interpersonal relationship skills. The book focuses on developing the whole child through intellectual, psychological, and moral development. Specific techniques for creating a nurturing environment for children are discussed, as…
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Foster Family