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The Explosive ChildThe Explosive Child : A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, 'Chronically Inflexible' Children
by Ross W. Greene
ISBN: 0060175346

"After years of reading books on "strong-willed" or "difficult" children... and years of psychotherapy, Dr. Greene's fresh approach to what seemed an unsolvable problem has brought peace to our household for the first time in 8 years. I have bought a copy of this book for everyone that deals with my 10-year-old son: my parents, his teacher, his previous teacher, and the County Mental Health worker who is working with us on in-home behavior modification. I was very sceptical when I first learned of Dr. Greene's approach-- it sounded too easy ! But it truly, truly works." Read more...

cover Beyond Ritalin : Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders
by Stephen W., Phd Garber, Marianne Daniels, Phd Garber, Robyn Spizman

ISBN: 0060977256

In Beyond Ritalin the team that wrote Is Your Child Hyperactive? takes a close look at what medication can and cannot do for those with ADHD, and explains in full detail the behavioral and other strategies that have been developed in the past 15 years to successfully cope with this complex and confusing disorder. For the millions of Americans affected by attention deficit disorder, this book provides a complete road map and guide for coping with this disorder, as well as anecdotal case histories, a complete checklist of symptoms, lists of resources and support groups, and much more. Charts & work sheets.

Positive Discipline Positive Discipline A-Z, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems
by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn
ISBN: 0761514708

"I make sure my student's parents have this book when they arrive in class! This book is like a dictonary for parents! A-Z literally, each alphabet has a few chapters dedicated to the most common problems parents and teachers face. Why is this book so helpful? 1) It guided me to the rehlm of a child's thinking pattern 2) It helped me involve my student's in my own thinking pattern 3) It offers solutions!" read more...

Like Sound Through Water Like Sound Through Water : A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder -- Karen J. Foli, Edward M. Hallowell;

ISBN: 0743421981

Superbly written for both parents and professionals; the book is extremely readable with all technical terms and programs explained in very clear detail. Karen Foli manages to touch on all the aspects of her 'journey,' ranging in discussion about her feelings of guilt/adequacy as a mom, the possible genetic aspects of her son's auditory processing disorder, the frustration of dealing with certified professionals whose attitudes vary from regarding her son as an information unit for clinical study to really looking at the entire little boy who is struggling with many aspects of his young life. As a speech/language pathologist, at times I admit I felt embarassed with the way this mom was treated by people in my own field. I found myself nodding along with certain passages that described Dr. Foli's queries regarding testing, diagnosis, treatment, expanded programming to home and school going without either answers or, in some cases, going without even acknowledgment. This book was written from an 'analytic heart;' Dr. Foli's emotions stayed well balanced with her ability to continually incorporate her intellectual self in finding answers for her son. I would very highly recommend this book to parents, educators, support services and administrators in school systems. This would also be an excellent choice for required reading at the graduate level in any field that deals with diagnosing, treatment plans, and educating parents and fellow professionals about auditory processing disorders. MaryAlice Stone, SLP-CCCP Robyn's Nest ~ The Parenting Network

When The Brain Can't HearWhen the Brain Can't Hear : Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
by Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.

ISBN: 0743428633

Also an excellent book written from a more clinical perspective. This is more of a "how to" and "what to expect" expose when trying to determine if a (your) child has auditory processing disorder. Dr. Bellis clearly explains different APD scenarios, explains how language and learning are affected/impacted by APD and in a very organized way, describes APD at five different developmental stages, ranging from infants to adults. Dr. Bellis explains for parents what to expect when working with the child's school system and what to do when parents and the school's educational team do not agree. Dr. Bellis gives numerous, well elaborated examples of how to cope with APD in both structured educational plans as well as on one's own in real Life. She offers excellent strategies to the person with APD on how to 'code' incoming information, sequence it, remember it and, when applicable, respond.
The author also discusses techniques which have been and are being used with auditory processing disorders. This is perhaps the only section I found disappointing, particularly with regard to Dr. Bellis' treatment of auditory integration therapy. Dr. Bellis cited one study, which I am quite familiar with and whose final analysis was based on a flawed design of post-treatment evaluation. Based on this one study, Dr. Bellis basically indicated her own very strong bias against auditory integration therapy. Were I a parent reading this, I would have dismissed this treatment as a possiblity for my child. As a practicing Speech/language Pathologist and Auditory Integration Therapist, however, I would have to actively disagree with the premise on which Dr. Bellis based her brief discussion of this type of therapy.
Dr. Bellis made several strong, valid points on the need for further research, better diagnostic identification tools and effective treatment plans.
I would definitely recommend this book to parents and professionals in public schools and clinics. MaryAlice Stone, SLP-CCCP Robyn's Nest ~ The Parenting Network

Positive Discipline for Blended Families : Nurturing Harmony, Respect, and Unity in Your New Stepfamily (Positive Discipline Library)
by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, H. Stephen Glenn

ISBN: 0761510354

A much-needed addition to the Positive Discipline Series, this book helps step-families with the kind of practical, useful information needed for creating harmonious step-relationships. This encouraging guide will help any family build a new identity based on trust and respect.

cover Positive Discipline for Single Parents: A Practical Guide to Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful
by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, Carol Delzer

ISBN: 155958355X

With the high rate of divorce, children are more likely than ever before to be raised by a single parent. Now, from the author of Positive Discipline, here is the definitive book for single parents to raising responsible, respectful children.

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