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This bibliography is a resource for parents and others to access.  If you find a resource that you want to borrow you can email the Special Education Coordinator or come to school and sign it out.

 

CREDO ELEMENTARY

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

March 2010

TEACHERS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS AS JOINED FORCES

-          CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, By Robert Perske

People with disabilities and their friends enrich each other

 

-          MAKING FRIENDS, by the G. Allan Roeher Institute

Developing relationships between people with a disability and other members of the community

 

-          IT’S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, by Marsha Forest

We do not need to be perfect to be loved.

 

-          THE COMPASSIONATE TEACHER,  by John Miller

Good teaching reaches the mind and the heart

 

-          INVITING SCHOOL SUCCESS, by William Watson Purkey and John Novak

A self-concept approach to teaching and learning

 

-          PARENTS AS ALLIES, by Cynthia Tobias

Positive and effective communication between parents and teachers

 

-          PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP, by Gary Smith

A guide for professionals who wish to lead a parent support group

 

-          AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE, by James Patterson and Hal Friedman

One family’s struggle with an agonizing medical mystery

 

-          NEW LIFE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, by Robert Perske

How persons with retardation or other disabilities can help make a good community better

 

-          THE THREE R’S FOR PARENTS, from the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Rights, routes and responsibilities of parents

 

-          PLEASE DOCTOR – IF SOMEONE SHOULD MENTION LEARNING DISABILITIES, by William Mahony and Morris Renick

An overview for physicians of the issues, terms and assessment procedures related to learning disabilities

 

-          UNDER THE EYE OF THE CLOCK, by Christopher Nolan

A novel about a crippled boy who fights to escape the restrictions of his existence

 

INTEGRATION

-          ACHIEVING THE COMPLETE SCHOOL, by Douglas Biklen

Strategies for effective mainstreaming

 

-          RECREATION INTEGRATION, by Peggy Hutchinson and John Lord

Issues and alternatives in leisure services and community involvement

 

-          ACTION FOR INCLUSION, by O’Brien and Forest

How to improve schools by welcoming children with special needs

 

-          MORE EDUCATION INTEGRATION, by the Allan Roeher Institute

A further collection of readings on the integration of children with mental handicaps into the regular school system

 

-          ORCHESTRATING ACADEMIC SUCCESS BY ADAPTING AND MODIFYING PROGRAMS, by Dawn Reithaug

To help collaborative teams of supporting personnel to develop adapted and/or modified programs for students with diverse needs

THE GIFTED CHILD

-          EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATING THE GIFTED, by John Feldhuisen, Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, Ken Seeley

Identifying the many facets of gifted individuals and their learning patterns will enable them to reach their greatest potential

 

-          EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, editor Karen Freiberg

Anthology of many articles that can provide assistance to both special and regular teachers

CHALLENGED CHILDREN

GENERAL

-          IMPACT, by Richard Neel and Felix Billingsley

A functional curriculum handbook for students with moderate to severe disabilities

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES

-          LEARNING DISABILITIES INTERVENTION MANUAL  Revised Edition

by Stephen B. McCarney

 

-          COMPLETE LEARNING DISABILITIES HANDBOOK, by John Harwell

Ready to use techniques for diagnosing and teaching handicapped students

 

-          LEARNING DISABILITIES WORKBOOK/STUDY GUIDE, by the Institute for Learning Disabilities (ILD)

A guide to provide special educators and regular classroom teachers with a thorough understanding of learning disabilities

 

-          THE MISUNDERSTOOD CHILD, by Larry Silver

A guide for parents of children with learning difficulties

 

-          STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, from the Ministry of Education, province of BC

Guide for teachers who work with intellectually disabled students in their classroom as part of the integration strategy

AUSTISM/ASPERGER’S SYNDROME

-          TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM, Ministry of Education Branch

A resource guide for schools

 

-          THE SOURCE OF AUTISM, by Gail J. Richard

Definition, diagnostic characteristics, intervention strategies and general suggestions to accomplish the highest potential of autistic individuals

 

-          BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, edited by Catherin Maurice

A manual for parents and professionals

 

-          THE EVERYTHING PARENT’S GUIDE TO CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, by William Stillman

An informative book geared to parents to help them understand and guide their child with Asperger’s Syndrome

 

-          THE INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis Assisting students with autism spectrum disorders in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses.  

 

-          MY BOOK FULL OF FEELINGS by Amy V.Jaffe, M.S.W. and Luci Gardner

How to control and react to the Size of your Emotions.  An interactive work book for parents, professionals, and children. For all children, including those with Asperger syndrome and other Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

-          SIMPLE STRATEGIES THAT WORK, by Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon and Dena Gitilitz

Helpful hints for all educators of students with Aperger Syndrome, High- functioning Autism, and related disabilities

 

-          RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, by Steven Gutstein and Rachelle Sheely

Social and emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, and NLD

 

TOURETTE SYNDROME

-          CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME, by Tracy Haerle

This handbook for parents of children and teenagers with Tourette syndrome offers up-to-date, concrete information and compassionate advice for dealing with the neurological disorder.

DEPRESSION

-          A PARENT’S GUIDE TO CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Description, definition of terms and various modalities for treatment

 

-          WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SEXUALLY ABUSED, by Susie Shellenberger

Facts and information from a Christian perspective

 

-          BREAKING THE CYCLE, by Pamela Fong

Survivors of child abuse and neglect

 

-          WHEN A FRIEND DIES, by Marilyn Gootman

A book for teens about grieving and healing

 

-          COGNITIVE COUNSELING AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, by Herbert Lovett

Techniques to build effective relationships with special needs students

ANXIETY

            - EXPLORING FEELINGS, by Tony Attwood

            Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to manage Anxiety

 

BEHAVIOUR

-          BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, by Marilyn Erickson

Assessment, Etiology and intervention

 

-          THE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK, by Thomas McIntyre

A practical, step-by-step approach to identifying behavioral problems and guidelines for remediating behavior

 

-          THE DIFFICULT CHILD, by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

A step-by-step approach for understanding and managing hard-to-raise children

 

-          DEFIANT CHILDREN, by Russell Barkley

A manual for parent training

 

-          THE IMPOSSIBLE CHILD, by Dorris Rapp and Dorothy Bamber

A guide for caring teachers and parents

 

-          YOU CAN’T MAKE ME, by Cynthia Tobias

Strategies for bringing out the best in your strong-willed child

 

-          THE INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis Assisting students, including those with autism spectrum disorders, in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses.  

 

-          ORCHESTRATING POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL BEHAVIOUR PLANS, by Dawn Reithaug

To help collaborative teams of supporting personnel to develop positive and practical behavior plans for students with moderate or severe behavioural disorders

 

-          BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION MANUAL, ed. Samm House

Goals, objectives, and intervention strategies

 

-          MY BOOK FULL OF FEELINGS: How to control and react to the Size of your Emotions.   by Amy V. Jaffe, M.S.W. and Luci Gardner

This is an interactive work book for parents, professionals, and children; for all children, including those with Asperger syndrome and other AutismSpectrum Disorders.                                                                                                        

 

-          1-2-3 MAGIC, by Thomas W. Phelan (VHS)

Training your children to do what you want. Effective discipline for children 2-12.

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

-          ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, by Russell Barkley

A handbook for diagnosis and treatment

 

-          TAKING CHARGE OF ADHD, by Russell Barkley

The complete, authoritative guide for parents

 

-          A GUIDE FOR PARENTS ON HYPERACTIVITY IN CHILDREN, by Klaus Minde

Specific approaches to treatment which are useful for families of these children

 

-          A PARENT’S GUIDE TO ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS, by Lisa Bain

Helping parents to understand this disorder and to find the best possible care

 

-          IT’S JUST ATTENTION DISORDER- A VIDEO GUIDE FOR KIDS, by Sam and Michael Goldstein

This video is designed to help parents, teachers, physicians and counselors assist the attention disordered child and adolescent in becoming an active participant in the treatment process

 

-          THE ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTVITY DISORDER COUNSELLING PROGRAM, produced by Dr. Paul Roumeliotis

An informative video for parents and teachers

 

-          HOW TO REACH AND TEACH ADD/ADHD CHILDREN, by Sandra Rief

Practical techniques, strategies and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity

 

-          ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, by Mary Fowler

Educators Manual; An in-depth look from an educational perspective

 

-          ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER, by Nancy Morse

Natural alternatives to drug therapy

DYSLEXIA

-          DYSLEXIA, from the Learning Disabilities association of Canada

An introduction for Parents, Teachers and/or Individuals with Dyslexia

 

 

-          TEACHING TIPS FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA, by Sherrill Flora

A wealth of practical ideas and teaching strategies that can help children with Dyslexia (and other reading difficulties) become successful readers

 

-          YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DYSLEXIC, by Joan Smith

The book that demystifies an area of learning that has been emotionally charged and provides successful teaching methods for parents, patients and professionals

SENSORY INTEGRATION DYSFUNCTION

-          THE OUT-OF-SYNC CHILD, by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Insights for people who are dealing with children that have been labeled difficult, picky, oversensitive, clumsy or inactive

 

-          THE OUT-OF-SYNC CHILD HAS FUN, by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Activities for children with sensory processing disorder

 

TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING READING

-          40,000 SELECTED WORDS, ORGANIZED BY LETTER, SOUND AND SYLLABLE, by Valeda Blockcolsky, Joan Frazer and Douglas Frazer

A resource book of words sorted by consonant sounds

 

-          CLASSROOM READING INSTRUCTION K – 5, by Patricia Cunningham et al.

Teaching word identification, comprehension, critical reading, children’s literature, and reading methods are all covered in one approach

 

-          JUST FOR BOYS, by Nat Reed

Reading Comprehension

            -     MONTH BY MONTH PHONICS, by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall

                  Working with words - A second chance for struggling readers and students              learning English

-          THE RIGHT TO READ, ORGANIZER’S GUIDE TO THE FRONTIER COLLEGE SCIL PROGRAM

Guidelines for the Student Centered Individualized Learning Program

 

-          TUTOR’S HANDBOOK FOR THE SCIL PROGRAM (Student Centered Individualized Learning), from the Frontier College

Concrete and practical advice to teach reading

 

-          REALLY READING, by Janet Gardner and Lora Myers

10 simple and effective methods to develop your child’s love for reading

 

-          READ IT IN THE CLASSROOM, by Linda Hart-Hewins and Jan Wells

Organizing an Interactive Language Arts Program Grades 4-9

 

-          REAL BOOKS FOR READING, by Linda Hart-Hewins and Jan Wells

Learning to read with children’s literature

 

-         READING IS MORE THAN PHONICS! by Vera Goodman

A parent’s guide for reading with beginning or discouraged readers

 

-         ORCHESTRATING SUCCESS IN READING, by Dawn Reithaug

Assessing and teaching reading based upon the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and strategies for comprehending text

 

-          WEBBER’S JUMBO ARTICULATION DRILL BOOK, Thomas Webber and Sharon Webber

Reproducible drill sheets for target sounds in the initial, medial, and final positions of words, phrases and sentences.

 

LEARNING STYLES

-          THE WAY THEY LEARN, by Cynthia Tobias

Explanation of different learning styles

 

-          LEARN HOW TO LEARN, by Herman Ohme

-          LEARN HOW TO LEARN, STUDY SKILLS, TEACHING GUIDE, by Herman Ohme

Understanding and applying techniques to learn

 

-          MAKING THE GRADE, by Meredith Gall, Joyce Gall

 100 time-saving study skills for school and college

HOMEWORK

            -     HASSLE-FREE HOMEWORK, by Faith Clark, and Cecil Clark

                  A six-week plane for parents and children to take the pain out of homework

           -     HOMEWORK WITHOUT TEARS, by Lee Canter and Lee Hausner

A parent’s guide for motivating children to do homework and to succeed in school

 

MATH

            -     101 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MATH SKILLS, Susan Shafer

            -     SHUFFLING INTO MATH Vol. 1, by Joanne Currah, Jane Felling and Cheryl                             MacDonald

                  Games for Kindergarten to Gr. 3

           

            -    PRACTICAL MATH Vol. 10, by Joanne Currah and Jane Felling

                 Card and dice games for Grades 6-12

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND LEARNING

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

-          STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, from the BC Ministry of Education

A resource guide to support classroom teachers

HEARING IMPAIRED

-          LIFE SKILLS RESOURCE BOOK FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED, from the BC Ministry of Education

 

-          SPEECH RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED, from the BC Ministry of Education

Strategies for teaching

 

-          HARD OF HEARING AND DEAF STUDENTS, from the BC Ministry of Education

A resource guide to support classroom teachers

 

-          ACTIVE LEARNING THROUGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FOR THE DEAF OF HARD OF HEARING

Maximizing opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing

 

-          SPEECH AND THE HEARING IMPAIRED CHILD: THEORY AND PRACTICE, by Daniel Ling

Speech and its acquisition for the hearing impaired

BRAIN INJURY

-          TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY, from the BC Ministry of Education

A resource guide for schools

DIABETES

-          DONNY AND DIABETES, by Lee Bretz

An educational guide for children with diabetes

 

-          THE FACTS ABOUT DIABETES, by Claire Llewellyn

A guide for diabetic children: what is diabetes and how do I cope?

DOWN’S SYNDROME

-          OUR BROTHER HAD DOWN’S SYNDROME, by Shelley Cairo

An introduction for children

ASTHMA

-          MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA IN SCHOOL, from the Asthma Society of Canada

TESTING AND EVALUATION

-          MAPPING THE BIG PICTURE, by Heidi Hayes Jacob

Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12

 

-          SPECIAL EDUCATORS COMPLETE GUIDE TO 109 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, by Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani

How to select and interpret tests, use results in IEP;s and remediate specific difficulties

 

-          HANDBOOK IN DIAGNOSTIC-PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING, by Philip H. Mann et al.

A detailed practical approach to assessment, program planning and management

 

-          DIAGNOSTIC READING PROGRAM, from the Alberta Education Branch

Volume 1, Evaluation strategies

Volume 2, Reading passages

Volume 3, Duplicating masters

Volume 4, Instructional Strategies

Volume 5, Diagnostic teaching in a language learning framework

 

-          MAKING THE GRADE, by R.J. Cornfield et al

Evaluating Student Progress

ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE

-          THE ESL/ELL TEACHER’S BOOK OF LISTS, by Jacqueline Kress

Expanded vocabulary builders, reproducible response activities, enhanced fluency practice

 

-          ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STANDARDS, from the BC Ministry of Education