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Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities: a Practical Guide. Jill Hughes & Natalie Lackenby, $39.95

This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. An essential resource for all those involved in supporting young people with additional needs through transitions, including social workers and social work students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health professionals and special education teachers.


Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $37.95

From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome) there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress. This comprehensive, easy-to-read go-to guide will help parents to sort through all the interconnected childhood developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders and serve as a roadmap to help start the families' journey for correct diagnoses, effective treatment and better understanding of their Alphabet Kids.


The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS): Complete Set Bundle. James Partington & Michael Mueller, $359.95 (Guide and Six Assessment Protocols)

The complete AFLS set is comprised of The AFLS Guide and six unique assessment protocols that assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life. Although each assessment protocol can be used as a stand-alone assessment, all protocols are different modules of an extended assessment that exists on a continuum spanning throughout a learner’s life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is different yet each is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learner’s freedom, independence, and opportunities. The skills assessed will vary depending on the learner’s age, level of disability, language ability, living arrangements, school setting, and other considerations. 

The AFLS Guide provides information about the features of the AFLS, how to correctly score items, and how to develop program goals and objectives that clearly define and target the needs of the learner. The AFLS Protocols are used to score performance on the task items that allow for the tracking of a variety of specific skills that are included in each assessment. Each protocol includes a set of grids that comprise a skills tracking system that makes it possible to observe and document the learner’s progress in the acquisition of skills. The AFLS Complete Set Bundle includes one each of the following:

  • AFLS Guide
  • AFLS Basic Living Skills Assessment Protocol
  • AFLS Home Skills Assessment Protocol
  • AFLS Community Participation Skills Assessment Protocol
  • AFLS School Skills Assessment Protocol
  • AFLS Vocational Skills Assessment Protocol
  • AFLS Independent Living Skills Assessment Protocol

The protocols can also be purchased individually. Check with store for pricing.

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Autism and Appropriate Touch: a Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction. Abigail Werner James, illustrated by Kaiyee Tay, $35.95

Children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find the complicated social rules around touch very difficult, and this can leave them vulnerable. This educational resource provides ready-to-use lessons with photocopiable worksheets to teach about appropriate touch and social boundaries in family, educational, and community settings.


Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination. Janine Booth, $25.95

Neurodiversity in the workplace can be a gift. Yet only 15% of adults with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) are in full-time employment. This book examines how the working environment can embrace autistic people in a positive way. The author highlights common challenges in the workplace for people with ASC, such as discrimination and lack of communication or the right kind of support from managers and colleagues, and provides strategies for changing them. Setting out practical, reasonable adjustments such as a quiet room or avoiding disruption to work schedules, this book demonstrates how day to day changes in the workplace can make it more inclusive and productive for all employees.

Autism Equality in the Workplace is intended for any person with an interest in changing working culture to ensure equality for autistic people. It is an essential resource for employers, managers, trade unionists, people with ASCs and their workmates and supporters.


Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enrico Gnaulati, $20.00

In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, a clinical psychologist specializing in childhood and adolescent therapy and assessment, has witnessed firsthand the push to diagnose these disorders in youngsters. Drawing both on his own clinical experience and on cutting-edge research, he has written the definitive account of why our kids are being dramatically over-diagnosed — and how parents and professionals can distinguish between true psychiatric disorders and normal childhood reactions to stressful life situations. 

BACK TO NORMAL reminds us of the normalcy of children’s seemingly abnormal behavior. It will give parents of struggling children hope, perspective, and direction. And it will make everyone who deals with children question the changes in our society that have contributed to the astonishing increase in childhood psychiatric diagnoses. 

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Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: the Developmental Approach. Diane Culliane, $50.95

This book offers a comprehensive view of behavioral challenges for a child with autism or other special needs from a developmental perspective based on the DIRFloortime® framework. Parents and professionals are guided to understand and improve a child’s behavior while also supporting underlying developmental capacities for shared attention, warm engagement, trust, initiative, creative shared problem solving, symbolic and logical thinking, and the development of personal values.

A refreshing alternative to rewards-and consequences-based models of behavior management, the methods and practices in this book will empower any adult who interacts with a child with special needs, whether their work is directly focused on improving behavior, or because they must provide support so that the child can participate in other endeavors.


The Boy Who Loved Too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness. Jennifer Latson, $35.00

What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D’Angelo has Williams syndrome — a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely — and vastly more successfully.

Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person.

By intertwining Eli and Gayle’s story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up, and of being different.


Boyfriends & Girlfriends: a Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities. Teri Couwenhoven, $25.95

Everyone knows that dipping your toe in the dating pond can be a little intimidating without first seeking some expert advice! And that's exactly what Terri Couwenhoven delivers in her new book written expressly for teens and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Boyfriends & Girlfriends explains the dos and don'ts of dating and validates their normal, age-appropriate desire for companionship and romance. The book covers the biggest questions and smallest concerns of every would-be dater, including:

  • Who is an appropriate dating partner & who is not
  • How to read signals & judge whether the interest is mutual
  • How to ask someone out on a date
  • How to turn down a date
  • How to handle rejection
  • What sexual feelings are
  • How to work through problems in a relationship
  • What to do when a relationship is not working

Written and illustrated for a hi/lo reader, Boyfriends & Girlfriends is perfect for anyone who is already in a relationship, ready to start one, or still only dreaming about it. The guide is also an informative read for parents, counselors, and other support providers.

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Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: a Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment. Mary Hardin-Jones, Kathy Chapman & Nancy Scherer, $30.50

Turn to this book for family-friendly guidance and support for young children with clefts—cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip and palate—one of the most commonly occurring birth defects. Learn about:

  • what clefts are
  • how they are repaired and when
  • feeding problems before and after surgery
  • dental issues
  • hearing & middle ear problems
  • your child's treatment team
  • your child's perspective
  • velopharyngeal inadequacy
  • speech-language skill building activities

A team of speech-language pathologists focuses especially on mitigating the speech and language problems experienced by infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) with cleft palate. Parents can use the book's dozens of practical, hands-on activities to improve their child's speech. Helpful strategies, illustrations of cleft repair procedures, photos of equipment, and recommended resources empower parents to get started on addressing speech problems of very young children and other issues for school-aged children. Speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, and medical professionals will also want this book to recommend to the families they serve. 


Children with Disabilities, 7th Edition. Mark Batshaw, Nancy Roizen & Gaetano Lotrecchiano, $114.50

This highly anticipated new edition is the textbook of choice for courses on disability. The internationally respected editors bring together a who's who of contributors in this definitive compendium of information about developmental, clinical, family, education, and intervention issues. WHAT'S NEW:

  • All-new chapters on diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, "new" disabilities faced by survivors of previously fatal disorders, and complementary and alternative medicine
  • New multimedia instructor materials online, including high-quality downloadable medical illustrations
  • Expanded chapters on autism and ADHD
  • New developments in neuroscience, genetics, and imaging
  • Greater focus on interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Thoroughly updated content in every chapter
  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter, easy to customize for courses

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES retains and strengthens the student-friendly features of previous editions: concise and accessible chapters, a helpful glossary, chapter overviews, case studies that bring key concepts to life, extensive cross-referencing to make information easy to find, and resource lists for every topic. And with the complete package of new multimedia instructor materials, instructors will use this textbook effectively in their courses and prepare students for years of successful practice. An unparalleled text from the leading voices in the disability field, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES is the cornerstone resource future professionals will keep year after year supporting their important work with children and families.


College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. Pavan John Antony & Stephen Shore, Editors, $33.95

"You are not college material" or "you don't belong in college" are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them. This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities. It combines findings from special education studies, personal stories from individuals with disabilities, and practical tips to help those facing the challenges.

Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.

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Combating Violence & Abuse of People with Disabilities: a Call to Action. Nancy Fitzsimmons, $46.95

People with disabilities are four to ten times more likely to experience violence and abuse than people without disabilities. This book empowers everyone — professionals, families, and self-advocates alike — to solve and prevent this widespread problem. In clear and straightforward language, abuse prevention educator Nancy Fitzsimons calls readers to action and gives them the no-nonsense guidance they need to stop violence and abuse before they start.

An eye-opening sourcebook for professionals and a must-share with anyone who has a disability, this book is the key to helping people with disabilities fight violence and abuse — and take charge of their bodies and lives.


Connected Kids: Help Kids with Special Needs (and Autism) Shine with Mindful, Heartfelt Activities. Lorraine Murray, $22.95

In Connected Kids, author Lorraine Murray introduces a range of mindful, heart-felt activities to that will help children to teens learn to relax, de-stress and feel centered. You will discover how to develop bespoke tools that support children with special needs and those on the autism spectrum:

  • Learn how meditation can support brain development, emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and learning
  • Develop a bespoke meditation ‘toolkit’ to help children and teens to reduce anxiety and stress
  • Learn how to use meditation to 'problem solve' and overcome challenges
  • Read about worldwide research that supports the use of meditation for health and well-being
  • Become empowered with mindful activities that help children to shine

This book is ideal for educators, parents and professionals, especially those with/working with children with additional support needs, including ADD/ADHD, OCD, learning disorders, autism, anxiety, chronic illness, and more.


Developing Identity, Strengths, and Self-Perception for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $39.95

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential independence and life skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book helps young adults to explore their identity and self-perception and encourages them to consider their personal characteristics and strengths.

Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs run by disability support services and suitable for students to use for self-study, it focuses on reframing the student's perception of ASD by looking at personal experiences, the language of diagnosis, and ASD in the media and it encourages students to identify their strengths in social, group or work settings. Each lesson provides valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class, and self-assessment tools.

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Disorders of Sex Development: a Guide for Parents and Physicians. Amy Wisniewski, Steven Chernausek & Bradley Kropp, $20.50

Compassionately written by an experienced team of professionals, this book offers parents and families essential information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of sex development, or DSD. DSD refers to medical conditions, usually discovered at birth, in which there is disagreement between a person's genetic sex (i.e., chromosomes) and the appearance of the person's external or internal reproductive structures.

After their child is diagnosed with DSD, parents need answers to a host of questions. This concise book answers parents' questions in a reassuring and forthright way, giving affected individuals, their families, and their health care providers a current and evidence-based picture of DSD. It offers clear explanations of how newborns with DSD are evaluated, diagnosed, and treated; describes the different kinds of DSD; and pays close attention to both psychosocial and medical aspects of DSD. This guide also includes information about the importance of support groups and education for affected individuals and their families. DISORDERS OF SEX DEVELOPMENT gives the information they need to reach a meaningful understanding of their child's DSD and make informed decisions about their child's health.


Divorce and the Special Needs Child: a Guide for Parents. Margaret "Pegi" Price, $39.95

Going through a divorce is always tough, but when a child with special needs is involved it can be especially challenging. This book takes a clear and comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses all of the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. From agreeing upon child custody arrangements that meet the particular needs of the child, to making provision for child support payments, gathering together the documentation needed to prove a case, and dealing with financial issues such as debts and property distribution, no aspect of divorce is left uncovered. A set of checklists is included to ensure that parents consider everything they need to, and the book concludes with a useful list of further resources.

Written by an experienced family lawyer and divorced mother of a child with autism, this book offers much-needed guidance to divorcing parents of children with a variety of special needs.


Educating Children with Life-Limiting Conditions: a Practical handbook for Teachers and School-Based Staff. Alison Ekins, Sally Robinson, Ian Durant & Kathryn Summers, $60.10

Educating Children with Life-Limiting Conditions supports teachers who are working with children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in mainstream schools by providing them with the core knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice within a whole-school and cross-agency approach.

Mainstream schools now include increasing numbers of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and this accessible book is written by a team comprised of both education and health professionals, helping to bridge the gap between different services. Recognising the complexity of individual cases, the authors communicate key principles relating to the importance of communication, multi-professional understanding and working and proactive planning for meeting the needs of any child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition that can be applied to a range of situations.

Reflective activities and practical resources are provided and are also available to download. This book will be of interest to teachers in mainstream schools, as well as teachers, and senior leaders in all school settings, school nurses, children’s nurses and allied health professionals.

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Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Orrin Devinsky, with Erin Conway & Courtney Schnabel Glick, $32.50

For the parent of a child with epilepsy, an easy-to-read guide to understanding and managing the disorder while helping your child achieve and maintain a high quality of life. From a leading neurologist, experienced nurse practitioner, and registered dietician comes the complete guide to managing your child is life with epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to manage your childís seizures safely and effectively, understand the latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure-free future. Key Features:

  • Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster
  • Learn the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical, surgical, and alternative therapies including the ketogenic diet
  • Help your child maintain a normal life at school, with friends, and in sports and other activities
  • Navigate the transitions from infancy and childhood, to puberty, to becoming a young adult

The Essential Guide to Safe Travel-Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Desirée Gallimore, $25.95

For those growing up with an intellectual disability or autism, comfortable, safe and independent travel will prove an invaluable life skill. The key to pursuing fulfilling work and leisure activities and developing as an individual, it also brings a liberating level of self-sufficiency and reassurance of equality within society.

Arriving at this goal can be daunting. Dr Gallimore's straightforward five-step system will guide parents and professionals through successful training for children of any age and ability. Focusing on understanding each child's individual goals and challenges, it gives you the 'ingredients' needed to fully prepare for each journey in advance, and shows how to judge when to step back and let the child progress alone. Addressing specific fears and obstacles that make travel difficult for children with learning difficulties, it sets out all the precautions necessary to safeguard children and others as they learn to reach their chosen destinations.

Clear-cut and far-reaching, this book is enriched by Dr Gallimore's extensive experience as a psychologist, mobility specialist and travel-trainer. It is a heartening resource and will be necessary reading for anyone working with a child to get them on their path to independent travel.


Faith Has Freckles and Walter Has Wheels. Shannon Dee, $10.95

This is a small book for small hands, full of BIG ideas. It will arouse a child's natural curiosity about the characters they meet, about skunks as pets, Autism, Down Syndrome, and how many push ups you can do with one arm. This is a loving book about diversity, friendships, and the power of big ideas.

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: a Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism. Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida & David Mitchell, $29.95

Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success.

Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a twenty-four-year-old man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it’s raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems.

With an introduction by bestselling novelist David Mitchell, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 also includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote especially for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, this book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets every challenge with tenacity and good humor. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.


Far From the Tree, Young Adult Edition: How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another... Our Differences Unite Us. Andrew Solomon, $25.99

From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far From the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children.

The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else — sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more.

Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other — a theme in every family’s life. 

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Feeding Challenges in Young Children: Strategies and Specialized Interventions for Success. Deborah Bruns & Stacy Thompson, $63.95

Young children's feeding issues can be a complex challenge for early childhood professionals. This comprehensive resource provides early interventionists with specific, practical, research-based guidance on resolving a wide range of feeding issues. Ideal for a wide range of professionals working with young children birth–5 years across school, home, and child care settings, this book-and-CD set gives readers in-depth background information, how-to strategies, and helpful tools for addressing feeding challenges.

With almost 50 pages of printable tools, forms, and handouts, the included CD-ROM gives professionals practical help with every step of improving children's feeding issues. Professionals will get daily feeding logs, recordkeeping forms, quick-guides to feeding milestones and red flags, and tip sheets on critical issues such as breastfeeding, feeding team requirements, and positioning strategies and specialized feeding equipment.


FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills. Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister, $35.50

Although many educators associate deficits in EF skills with students on the autism spectrum, the reality is that many young people struggle with executive functioning. In fact, it is accurate to say that all young people are learning executive functioning as these skills are not fully developed until people are well into their twenties. The good news is that there are evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and in work situations that can significantly improve the executive functioning of individuals who struggle in this area. Given the right tools, parents, educators, and others who work with this population can effectively structure the environment and teach strategic thinking skills that will support the critical life skills of flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.

FLIPP the Switch is a practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who are disorganized, inflexible, impulsive, and who struggle with planning or problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize conflict, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student with challenging behavior.

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Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: a User's Guide to the DIR® Model. Andrea Davis, Lahela Isaacson & Michelle Harwell, $44.50

Floortime is a highly effective intervention approach for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disorders. Now there's a step-by-step guide for parents to learn, and professionals to teach the DIR Floortime® model of helping young people with social, emotional, and cognitive challenges.

This guide takes the research-supported developmental approach to treatment and breaks it down into a curriculum of simple, sequenced strategies you can use right away to support the social and cognitive development of children and teens. Quick instructions and examples for each method are laid out for easy viewing in the midst of a play session. Certified DIR Floortime experts explain the theoretical background and the basics of how to play and interact with children in ways that motivate them, make the most of their natural interests, and help them develop critical new social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Whether you're a professional or parent, this practical, ready-to-use Floortime guide is an essential addition to your intervention toolkit.


Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior. John Reichle & David Wacker, $56.50

Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. This is the most comprehensive contemporary volume on functional communication training (FCT) — the individualized instructional approach that teaches a child socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The expert authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming obstacles. Grounded in the principles of applied behavior analysis, the book includes detailed strategies for developing a support plan, together with illustrative case examples.


Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities. Laura Marshak, $33.95

It's a fact that children with disabilities are more likely than other children to be living in single-parent homes. If you're raising a child with disabilities on your own, whether by choice or circumstance, you'll find a wealth of support, affirmation, and practical ideas in this guide to living well.

This is the first book for solo parents whose kids have a wide variety of disabilities (physical, neuro-developmental, and psychiatric), and who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners.

In Going Solo, Laura Marshak skillfully weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and grandparents, too) with reliable coping strategies gleaned from 25 years as a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment. The book's insightful personal narratives and the author's deconstruction of these to offer universal lessons from the basic (e.g., practice mindfulness to de-stress) to the profound (e.g., cultivate gratitude as the antidote to resentment) will help readers assess and transform their own lives for the better. Agencies, extended family, and friends will want a copy of this book, too, to support the solos they care about.

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Grandparents of Children with Disabilities: Theoretical Perspectives of Intergenerational Relationships. Liora Findler & Orit Taubman-BenAri, $75.95

This briefs offers a comprehensive view of the journey of grandparents of children with disabilities by employing a wide range of theoretical approaches such as intergenerational relationships, positive psychology, psychoanalytic views and models of stress. It presents a multidimensional view of grandparents, which begins with the general role of grandparents in the family and the transition to grandparenthood, as a major life event. The briefs moves on to discuss grandparents’ roles under unique circumstances such as illness or disability in the family and then deals with perspectives of parents of children with disabilities on the role of grandparents. Finally, it reviews attitudes of professionals toward grandparents and concludes with suggested intervention strategies for working with families on intergenerational relationships.


Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: a Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders. Katja Rowell & Jenny McGlothlin, $23.95

In Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating, a family doctor specializing in childhood feeding joins forces with a speech pathologist to help you support your child's nutrition, healthy growth, and end meal-time anxiety (for your child and you) once and for all.

Are you parenting a child with 'extreme' picky eating? Do you worry your child isn't getting the nutrition he or she needs? Are you tired of fighting over food, suspect that what you've tried may be making things worse, but don't know how to help? Having a child with 'extreme' picky eating is frustrating and sometimes scary. Children with feeding disorders, food aversions, or selective eating often experience anxiety around food, and the power struggles can negatively impact your relationship with your child. Children with extreme picky eating can also miss out on parties or camp because they can't find “safe” foods. But you don't have to choose between fighting over every bite and only serving a handful of safe foods for years on end.

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating offers hope, even if your child has “failed” feeding therapies before. After gaining a foundation of understanding of your child's challenges and the dynamics at play, you'll be ready for the five steps (built around the clinically proven STEPS+ approach-Supportive Treatment of Eating in PartnershipS) that transform feeding and meals so your child can learn to enjoy a variety of foods in the right amounts for healthy growth. You'll discover specific strategies for dealing with anxiety, low appetite, sensory challenges, autism spectrum-related feeding issues, oral motor delay, and medically-based feeding problems. Tips and exercises reinforce what you've learned, and dozens of “scripts” help you respond to your child in the heat of the moment, as well as to others in your child's life (grandparents or your child's teacher) as you help them support your family on this journey. This book will prove an invaluable guide to restore peace to your dinner table and help you raise a healthy eater.


How LEGO®-Based Therapy for Autism Works: Landing On My Planet. Daniel Legoff, $35.95

With in-depth descriptions of LEGO®-based therapy in action, this book explains how and why it helps to promote the development of social skills for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related conditions.

Written by Daniel B. LeGoff, who pioneered the approach, this book comprises a series of case histories of children who participated in LEGO® therapy. It traces the development of the evidence-based approach, shares the clinical insights gained along the way and highlights the principles which should be at the core of all effective treatment and educational strategies for children with ASDs. The case histories have real practical value for those working with children with ASDs and also help to demonstrate the subtleties of the adult facilitation role for professionals running sessions.

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ICP™ – The Inclusive Classroom Profile Set, Research Edition. Elana Soukakou, $96.95

How well is your early childhood program implementing quality inclusive practices?

Now there’s a comprehensive, field-tested observational tool that uncovers the answers. A one-of-a-kind tool for classrooms serving children ages 2–5, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP™) assesses 12 key practices with the strongest research base for supporting the education and development of young children in inclusive programs.

For accurate results, the ICP is conducted by a trained outside observer, such as a technical assistance professional or administrator. The observer conducts the three parts of the ICP: a classroom observation scheduled during everyday routines; a face-to-face interview with the teacher; and a documentation review of the program’s policies, screeners and assessments, and child intervention plans. Comprehensive assessment with ICP takes about 3½ hours, plus 20 minutes to score. The in-depth ICP evaluation process gives you the rich information and insights you need to:

  • assess your program’s current inclusive practices
  • establish a baseline for measuring future progress
  • apply recommended inclusive practices for young children
  • guide quality improvement efforts by linking assessment data with instructional decision-making
  • tailor professional development to teachers’ specific needs

The ICP is also a perfect companion to popular early childhood inclusion guides like Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs. Determine your strengths and needs with the ICP, and then find effective inclusion strategies in Building Blocks.


The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties. James Forgan & Mary Anne Richey, $25.50

Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions.

Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.


The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, Illustrated by Apsley, $25.95

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress.

Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

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Kids Like Me Learn ABCs. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $17.50

Kids Like Me Learn Colors. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $16.50

Featuring adorable and diverse children with Down syndrome on every page, and many of their siblings too, these chunky, sturdy books are perfect for youngsters who are ready to start learning their colors and ABCs.


Managing Your Child's Chronic Pain. Tonya Palermo & Emily Law, $24.95

Studies suggest that as many as four out of ten children and adolescents suffer from chronic pain. The causes of chronic pain in young people vary, from illness-related causes to pain following medical procedures. In fact, in some children the cause of chronic pain is never explained.

Managing Your Child's Chronic Pain is an invaluable resource for parents who wish to learn how to help their children and families cope with persisting pain using cutting-edge, scientifically proven treatment tools and techniques. The easy-to-implement strategies in this book provide parents with practical instructions for pain management that will enable children to return to school, participate in sports and other activities, and pursue healthy and active social lives. With guidance on how to prevent relapse, maintain improvements, and prevent future problems with pain and disability, Managing Your Child's Chronic Pain will empower parents to take a hands-on approach to relieving their child's pain.


A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Directions in Research and Practice. Yoon-Suk Hwang & Patrick Kearney, $129.00

This book presents emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness methods in reducing behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The volume synthesizes current research and theories on the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, specifically for people living with developmental disabilities. In addition, it examines a promising new study in which mothers of children with ASD learn mindfulness techniques for their own use and are then trained to teach the methods to their children. The book concludes with a report of post-study findings and a discussion of practical and methodological issues regarding mindfulness interventions for ASD. Featured topics include:

  • A genealogy of mindfulness, from original Buddhist texts to modern health application
  • Implications for further research and advancement
  • Appendices of basic mindfulness exercises and activities

A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a concise resource for researchers, clinicians and other scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in developmental psychology, social work, education, and related disciplines.

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Multifaith Care for Sick and Dying Children and their Families: a Multidisciplinary Guide. Paul Nash, Madeleine Parkes & Zamir Hussain, $29.95

Drawing on extensive, evidence-based research and practice, this practical resource addresses the multi-faith needs of sick and dying children and young people in hospitals and the wider community. Covering Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism, it provides the key information needed to help multi-disciplinary healthcare staff offer the best, culturally-appropriate care to sick children and their families. The book discusses daily, palliative, end of life and bereavement care in a range of settings, including hospitals, hospices, schools and home. The information provided covers those aspects of the religions discussed that are essential for healthcare staff to understand, including modesty and hygiene, taboos, food and prohibited products, age-related issues, sacred objects, visitors, and the expectations of the family. It includes important information on the issues of disability and mental health in each faith as well as addressing the significance within different faith traditions of the transitions from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

A comprehensive resource, this book will be of immeasurable value to multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, bereavement support and palliative care workers, carers, counsellors, chaplains and arts therapists.


My Heart Can't Even Believe It: a Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome. Amy Silverman, $30.95

All parent stories about raising a child with Down syndrome are special and unique, but in the hands of a good writer, they can have the power to reach, change, and resonate far beyond family and friends. And that is the case with My Heart Can’t Even Believe It, by journalist, blogger, and NPR contributor Amy Silverman.

Amy bravely looks at her life, before and after her daughter Sophie was born, and reflects on her transformation from "a spoiled, self-centered brat," — who used words like retard and switched lines at the Safeway to avoid a bagger with special needs — into the mother of a kid with Down syndrome and all that her new identity entails. She describes her evolution as gradual — one built by processing her fears and facing questions both big and small about Sophie, Down syndrome, and her place in the world.

Funny, touching, and honest, this wonderful book looks at a daughter and her power to change minds and fill hearts with love so deep that, as Sophie once remarked to her mom, "I love you so much my heart can’t even believe it!" Theirs is a story worth reading. 


Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children. Rita Eichenstein, $23.00

A pediatric neuropsychologist presents strategies to help parents of special-needs children navigate the emotional challenges they face.

As diagnosis rates continue to rise for autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other developmental differences, parents face a maze of medical, psychological, and educational choices — and a great deal of emotional stress. Many books address children’s learning or behavior problems and advise parents what they can do to help their kids, but until Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children there were no books that explain what the parents are going through — and how they can cope with their own emotional upheaval — for their own sake, and for the wellbeing of the whole family.  

With compassion, clarity, and an emphasis on practical solutions, Dr. Rita Eichenstein helps readers understand their own emotional experience. The book shows parent how to nurture themselves in addition to their kids, identify and address relationship wounds including tension in a marriage and struggles with children (special-needs and neurotypical), and embrace their child with acceptance, compassion and joy.

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Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: a Parent's and Carer's Guide. Nicola Lonie, $22.95

Children and teens with autism can be particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Providing all the information needed to monitor, educate and guide your child's computer use, the book discusses key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. The risks and the warning signs to look out for are clearly explained alongside useful advice and examples from real-life experiences. A Digispeak Dictionary is included that decodes the cryptic language of online slang and there are downloadable forms to help record your child's internet use. The practical solutions in this book will give you peace of mind and ensure that your child can enjoy the educational and social benefits of the internet in safety.


PANDAS and PANS in School Settings: a Handbook for Educators. Edited by Patricia Rice Doran, $30.95

PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) occur when an abnormal immune response produces brain inflammation, leading to unusual psychological symptoms in children. Symptoms can include OCD, tics, ADHD, anxiety disorders, sensory issues and marked personality changes.

This practical handbook explains how educators can distinguish between these symptoms and pre-existing conditions, and offers strategies for supporting students with PANDAS and PANS in school settings. Contributions from experts provide educators with the understanding needed to be able to collaboratively identify PANDAS and PANS, and carry out effective interventions. As the rate of incidence of PANDAS and PANS increases, this book will be an essential resource for school staff in getting to grips with these complex disorders and overcoming the challenges they present.


The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration,, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood. Jen Jacobs & Mardra Sikora, $21.50

As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacobs and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. With The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome, you will have the tools you need to raise a happy, healthy, and thriving child.

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The Parent's Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism and Other Special Needs: Practical Strategies for Motor Skills, Sensory Integration, Toilet Training, and More. Cara Coscinkski, $22.95

This essential guide for parents of children with autism and other special needs covers sensory processing, toileting, feeding, and much more. It provides clear explanations of common behaviors and offers simple exercises to support development at home. With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process.


The Parents' Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties: Information, Advice and Practical Tips. Veronica Bidwell, $26.95

Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks.

Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.


PEERS® for Young Adults: Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges. Elizabeth Laugeson, $83.90

PEERS® for Young Adults presents the first evidence-based group treatment program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders and social challenges. Inside, readers will find a critical step forward in the dissemination of effective behavioral interventions for young adults in the form of 16 engaging group session outlines that are both user-friendly and backed by empirical research. Each session is accompanied by homework assignments and practice suggestions designed to reinforce the group’s understanding of the skills learned during each meeting. This practical resource will prove to be an invaluable reference for any clinician or educator working with this population.

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The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals: Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Elizabeth Laugeson, $79.70

The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.


Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs: Raising and Teaching All Children to Become Resilient, Responsible and Respectful. Jane Nelsen, Steven Foster & Arlene Raphael, $20.95

Every child deserves to lead a happy and fulfilling life. For parents and teachers of children with special needs, helping their child to not only negotiate daily challenges, but to live fulfilling, meaningful lives, can be the most difficult challenge they will face. Over the years, millions of parents and teachers have come to trust Jane Nelsen’s classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to childrearing. Now, the bestselling series addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting them in positive ways. In these pages are practical solutions to challenges such as:

Learning to look beyond diagnostic labels • Believing in each child's potential regardless of his/her stage of development • Helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers • Coping with the frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult • Strengthening a child's sense of belonging and significance • And Many More!


POTS and Other Acquired Dysautonomia in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis, Interventions, and Multi-Disciplinary Management. Kelly McCracken Barnhill, $27.95

This is an authoritative overview for anyone encountering Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) — a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system resulting in diverse symptoms experienced in an upright position that are relieved by lying down — and other types of acquired dysautonomia. It provides essential information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in children and young people.

Post-viral syndromes can be extremely difficult to manage and the average individual spends two to three years accessing appropriate diagnosis. This book provides necessary information for parents and healthcare professionals on identifying POTS and other post-viral dysautonomia, the most common triggers, appropriate intervention and successful multi-disciplinary management in both short and long term situations. It also includes helpful tips and coping strategies for managing the syndrome at home and in educational and clinical settings.

Providing clear information on the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of POTS and other acquired dysautonomia, this practical handbook allows parents and professionals to gain a fuller understanding of post-viral syndromes. It covers a range of interventions and includes strategies for management and treatment at home and in clinical settings.

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Psychological First Aid for People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse: a Step-by-Step Programme. Asfke Scharloo, Simone Ebbers & Martine Spijker, $70.00

People with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse, and offering them psychological support at the earliest possible moment greatly increases their ability to cope with the event and return to daily life. This book provides a complete, structured, evidence-based programme for providing this help to survivors of sexual abuse with developmental disabilities, both adults and children.

Step-by-step session plans, as well as comprehensive background information and downloadable worksheets, provide the means by which to offer effective help to clients and recover their feelings of safety and trust. Sessions are also included for helping parents and caregivers to cope with their own reactions and emotions on the discovery of the abuse. Each session is adaptable for the needs of people with severe, moderate and mild intellectual disabilities in order to provide exceptional care to every individual who needs it.


The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida & David Mitchell, $19.95

Naoki Higashida was only a middle-schooler when he began to write THE REASON I JUMP. Autistic and with very low verbal fluency, Naoki used an alphabet grid to painstakingly spell out his answers to the questions he imagines others most often wonder about him: why do you talk so loud? Is it true you hate being touched? Would you like to be normal? The result is an inspiring, attitude-transforming book that will be embraced by anyone interested in understanding their fellow human beings, and by parents, caregivers, teachers, and friends of autistic children. Naoki examines issues as diverse and complex as self-harm, perceptions of time and beauty, and the challenges of communication, and in doing so, discredits the popular belief that autistic people are anti-social loners who lack empathy. 

This book is mesmerizing proof that inside an autistic body is a mind as subtle, curious, and caring as anyone else's.


Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism. Holly Bridges, $19.95

This is the first book to explain the Polyvagal Theory as it applies to autism in simple terms for parents and professionals. Incorporating Dr Anat Baniel's work in brain plasticity, it presents a new way of understanding autism and supporting children on the spectrum with strategies to strengthen the mind-body connection. Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow.

The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response by the body — a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

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Relationship Building & Sexual Awareness for Kids with Autism: S.T.A.R.S. 2. Susan Heighway & Susan Kidd Webster, $33.95

The original S.T.A.R.S. publication was designed for older teens and adults with developmental disabilities. After meeting and talking about sexuality issues with parents, teachers, service providers and persons with developmental disabilities, the authors became aware of the need for a corresponding training guide for children. Many of the problems in the area of sexuality and sexual abuse that adults with disabilities face could be lessened by early education and prevention. This new volume is an essential tool that provided information and assistance in this field. The same comprehensive approach to sexuality education that was used for the original S.T.A.R.S. guidebook is found in the new volume, Relationship Building & Sexual Awareness for Kids with Autism.

  • Why sexuality education?
  • Guidelines for parents and support providers
  • Learning appropriate behaviors for each type of relationship
  • Identifying body parts and understanding their functions
  • Building a positive self-image and identity
  • Understanding public and private behavior
  • And many more!

Remarkable Books about Young People with Special Needs: Stories to Foster Understanding. Alison Follos & the American Library Association, $21.95

Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them, this book is a valuable collection for any parent, grandparent, caregiver, or teacher who lives or works with young people who have disabilities. This vast and varied selection of books offers individuals who may be isolated by their differences the security and companionship of stories they can identify with. Describing more than 100 stories featuring characters who have disabilities — from physical handicaps, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and dyslexia to survivors of psychological or physical trauma — the guide points to narratives that can help make these conditions understandable and familiar. Selecting books that dissolve limitations and spark the imagination, this resource helps all kinds of adults and children empathize and truly connect.


Restorative Practice and Special Needs: a Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People. Nick Burnett & Margaret Thorsborne, $41.95

Restorative Practice (RP) is an effective approach to discipline that has the potential to transform behaviour by focusing on building and restoring relationships. This practical guide explains how to implement restorative approaches with young people with special needs in educational or residential settings. The book explores how RP is being used in general terms and through a number of case studies looks at how RP needs to be adapted for those with additional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and communication difficulties. It includes guidance on particular issues such as staff facing crises, the issue of physical restraint and additional support parents require.

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Seahorse's Magical Sun Sequences: How All Children (and Sea Creatures) Can Use Yoga to Feel Positive, Confident, and Completely Included. Michael Chissick & Sarah Peacock, $19.95

The Starfish Brothers, Eel, Crab and Octopus are having a horrid time. The Starfish Brothers' backs are stiff as planks, Eel is in a wheelchair and feels excluded, Crab finds it hard to play with others, and highly-competitive Octopus is on crutches after a pole-vaulting accident. Luckily, Seahorse adapts her Magical Yoga Sun Sequence to suit their individual needs, helping them to be active, included, and much happier! This beautiful picture book teaches four Yoga Sun Sequences in a fun and interactive way. The simple sequences benefit all children, while ensuring that anyone with inflexibility, autism, disability or injury can join in the fun. With specific advice for individual needs, this is an excellent resource for educators, yoga instructors and parents hoping to promote inclusion, positivity and confidence in all children aged 3-11.


The Secrets in Their Eyes: Transforming the Lives of People with Cognitive, Emotional, Learning, or Movement Disorders, or Autism by Changing the Visual Software of the Brain. Melvin Kaplan, $27.95

Vision therapy techniques can correct not only visual problems, but also cognitive, emotional and physical difficulties. Based on the pioneering work of Dr Melvin Kaplan, this research-based book explains the basis of vision therapy, who it can help, and the outcomes it can bring.

Visual perceptual problems can cause an array of difficulties, from reading and writing, to issues with balance, clumsiness, and tunnel vision. Severe symptoms can lead to a diagnosis of anxiety, depression, learning disability or even autism. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Kaplan shows how these symptoms point to interventions that change the way that the eyes process information, permanently counteracting visual deficits and impacting on behaviour. Case studies demonstrate how to plan and implement visual management programs according to a patient's symptoms, illustrating the wide range of life-changing results that vision therapy can achieve for people of all ages, regardless of severity of symptoms. Dr Kaplan also shares his expert knowledge of ambient yoked prisms - a tool that transforms light to alter visual stimulation, dramatically transforming perception and cognition.

This accessible book presents readers — including parents and families, clinicians, and other professionals working with individuals with visual perception problems — with a comprehensive introduction to the benefits and methods of vision therapy.


Selective Mutism in Our Own Words: Experiences in Childhood and Adulthood. Carl Sutton & Cheryl Forrester, $26.95

Exploring all aspects of SM, from symptoms and diagnostic criteria, to triggers and the consequences of being psychologically unable to speak, the stories in this book dispel the myths around this often misunderstood condition. Far from refusing to talk, or choosing not to, the contributors offer genuine insights into why they simply cannot speak in certain situations or in front of certain people. Children, teens and adults from the UK and US share experiences of feeling isolated, struggling at school, and finding ways to communicate. Letting people with SM know that they are not alone with the condition, the book will also help family, friends and professionals to understand what it is like to live with SM.

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The Sensory Detective Curriculum Discovering Sensory Processing and How It Supports Attention, Focus, and Regulation Skills. Paula Aquilla, $33.50

Understanding our sensory processing ability helps us to understand our likes, dislikes, and regulation style; i.e., the strategies we use to help keep ourselves in a calm, alert state. The calm, alert state is the state necessary for learning! Knowing how to stay regulated is a life skill. This ability enables us to function in different environments, in different situations, and with different people.

The Sensory Detective Curriculum is a resource that can be used in a school setting to enable children to learn more about themselves and others. It meets learning goals in science and social studies and can provide a platform to discuss how we behave and communicate with each other. Opening this discussion can help us understand how tensions can rise, how bullying can happen, and how children in our own classroom can feel lonely, isolated and misunderstood. The Sensory Detective Curriculum enables students to discover sensory processing and how it supports attention, focus and regulation skills. Learning adventures include: the neurology of sensory processing, how sensory processing supports the nervous system to pay attention and focus, how emotion is connected to sensory processing and regulation. Each chapter has fun activities for students to not only deepen their understanding but to apply this understanding to their own classroom.


Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Professional’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality, and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviors. Davida Hartman, $39.95

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan.

Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

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Sexuality and Safety with Tom and Ellie Series.

Ground-breaking and honest, these books will be invaluable additions to the shelves of parents of children with ASD and other developmental challenges, as well as mental health and legal professionals, teachers, carers and other professionals working with individuals with special needs. Each book teaches and reinforces ideas about safety, privacy, and boundaries, while teaching about normal physical and emotional changes during puberty and adolescence.

Ellie Needs To Go: a Book about How to Use Public Toilets Safely for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $17.95

When Ellie is in the park with her father, she needs to go to the toilet. Ellie knows that public toilets are different to her toilet at home. This visual resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism and related conditions about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations throughout, the book is the perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

Tom Needs to Go: a Book about How to Use Public Toilets Safely for Boys and Young Men with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, Illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $17.95

When Tom is out shopping, he needs to go to the toilet. Tom knows that public toilets are different to his toilet at home. There are urinals and cubicles and he has to decide which to use. This visual resource helps parents and carers teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations throughout, the book is the perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

Things Ellie Likes: a Book about Sexuality and Masturbation for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $17.95

Ellie likes lots of different things. She likes listening to music and making pizza. There are also things that Ellie enjoys doing in private, like touching her vagina. This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism or related conditions about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to discuss sexuality with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

Things Tom Likes: a Book about Sexuality and Masturbation for Boys and Young Men with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, Illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $17.95

Tom likes lots of different things. He likes singing and watching TV in the family room. There are also things that Tom enjoys doing in private, like touching his penis. This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to talk about sexuality with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

What's Happening to Ellie? A Book about Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $14.95

Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

What's Happening to Tom? A Book about Puberty for Boys and Young Men with Autism and Related Conditions. Kate Reynolds, Illustrated by Jonathon Powell, $17.95

Tom notices that his body is changing. Tom's voice is different and hair is growing in new places. There are other changes happening too. Tom learns that he has started growing into a man. Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

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Sexuality and Severe Autism: a Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators. Kate Reynolds, $31.95

Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents may even question the validity of teaching sexuality to those who are severely autistic. This practical handbook guides you through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality, answering all of the most crucial questions, including: Why is it necessary to teach this subject to my severely autistic child? When is the right time to start talking about these issues? How detailed and explicit should I be? What methods are most appropriate? It addresses male and female issues separately and covers public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse, cross-gender teaching and liaising with school, in addition to the more obvious areas such as physical changes and menstruation.

This will be the ideal guide to teaching about sexual issues for any parent, caregiver or health educator caring for a person on the severe end of the autism spectrum.


The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities. Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl, $28.95

If you're a teenaged or adult brother or sister of someone with a disability, then this book is expressly for you. It offers a sense that you're not alone, tips on how to talk to your parents about plans for your sibling, and a crash course in guardianship, medical & legal issues, and government benefits if you're already caring for your sib. Edited by experts in the field of disabilities and sibling relationships, The Sibling Survival Guide focuses on the topmost concerns identified in a survey of hundreds of siblings. The chapter authors — experienced siblings and service providers — offer practical information and anecdotes about:

  • statistics & research about siblings
  • younger siblings' feelings
  • impact on your life decisions
  • caring for multiple generations
  • aging and disability
  • taking care of yourself
  • getting services & advocacy
  • future planning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning: a Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences. Lisa Kurtz, $29.95

This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children. Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.

This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

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Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs, Revised Edition. V. Mark Durand, $34.50

From bedtime tantrums to bedwetting, sleep problems can be one of the biggest sources of worry and frustration for parents of children with special needs. Help is here in this down-to-earth, nonjudgmental guide, packed with widely tested, easy-to-use techniques that work for all children, with and without disabilities. This fully updated edition includes help for parents who usually struggle with nighttime problems. Without preaching or proposing a “one right way” to solve problems, psychologist and father Mark Durand helps families tackle sleep issues with optimism and proven strategies drawn from clinical and personal experience. A must-own for tired parents everywhere, this warm and wise guidebook will put sleep problems to bed and help whole families get the rest they need. 

This flexible book includes valuable background information on understanding and assessing sleep problems, with highly effective strategies for children with special needs such as autism, Tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy. It helps parents develop a positive outlook and attitude as they work to resolve their child’s challenges, and includes help for parents who struggle with their own nighttime problems. SOLVE SLEEP ISSUES LIKE:

  • Bedtime tantrums
  • Night waking
  • Sleep terrors
  • Bed wetting
  • Sleep schedule problems
  • Sleepwalking and sleep talking
  • Insomnia
  • Tooth-grinding
  • Periodic limb movements

Social Narratives: a Story Intervention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Sonia Morris, $35.95

Social Narratives are a simple, evidence-based intervention to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays to understand appropriate social behaviours and overcome the anxiety associated with social situations. Drawing on the latest autism theory and findings from research, the author provides step-by- step guidelines for writing and using Social Narratives at home or in the classroom. She describes clearly the key components of the approach, including incorporating the interests of the child, using literal and positive language and including visuals and comprehension questions to support learning. 27 sample Social Narratives are also included, to provide inspiration and useful examples of how Social Narratives can be used in practice. Perfect for improving social behaviour in children with ASD, this book will be a valuable resource for teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists, as well as parents.

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From the Special Kids in School Series® — Helping to build awareness and understanding of children with chronic illness. Each of the books in this series is designed to educate classroom peers about children living with different illnesses. Each title also includes "Ten Tips for Teachers" and "Kids' Quiz". A must for parents, teachers, school nurses, counselors and caregivers.

Titles in this series, $16.95 each:

Taking A.D.D. to School; Taking Arthritis to School; Taking Asthma to School; Taking Autism to School; Taking Cancer to School; Taking Cerebral Palsy to School; Taking Cystic Fibrosis to School; Taking Depression to School; Taking Diabetes to School; Taking Down Syndrome to School; Taking Dyslexia to School; Taking Food Allergies to School; Taking Hearing Impairments to School; Taking Seizure Disorders to School; Taking Speech Disorders to School; Taking Tourette Syndrome to School; Taking Visual Impairments to School; Taking Weight Problems to School.


The Special Needs School Survival Guide: Handbook for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and More. Cara Koscinski, $21.95

The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide is the handbook that will answer your questions about school accommodations, how to work with school personnel for government assisted programs, autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in the classroom, learning disabilities, handwriting, ADHD, Individual Education Programs (IEPs), behavior, dysgraphia, and more! Cara's knowledge is quite in-depth as to how to acquire the necessities for your child's success by utilizing various government or school-based programs. This book contains easy to follow school activities. The Q & A format makes the book easy to read and understand. This book will prove to be a resource you will use frequently as your student with special needs progresses through school.


Supporting Children with Dyspraxia and Motor Coordination Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Susan Coulter, Lesley Kynman, Elizabeth Morling, Rob Grayson & Jill Wing, $51.50

Offering practical tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of children and young people with dyspraxia and other coordination difficulties in a range of educational settings, this book features timesaving checklists, templates and photocopiable resources to support professional development. The wide-ranging and accessible chapters explore topics including:

  • Identification of different types of motor co-ordination difficulties
  • Implications for classroom practice
  • Understanding core skill development
  • Assessment practices

Written by practitioners, for practitioners, it also contains a wealth of tried and tested strategies and provides clear best-practice guidance for developing outstanding provision in inclusive settings.

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Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don't React Method. David Stein, $30.95

Common behavior issues in children with Down syndrome can quickly become engrained and may even persist into adulthood. Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome examines how the brain of a person with Down syndrome works, how those differences impact behavior, and why bad behavior should not be viewed as a willful act. Governed by this new awareness, parents are in a better position to change and manage their child’s behavior using these guiding principles:

  • Be proactive, not reactive
  • Be consistent
  • Use visual schedules & Social Stories to direct behavior
  • Develop a token reward chart
  • Keep gut reactions in check
  • Teach siblings to ignore bad behavior
  • Learn effective disciplinary techniques
  • Know when professional help is needed

Some of these parenting concepts are intuitive, others are not, but when they are followed consistently, children and teens with Down syndrome do their best behaviorally and the parent-child relationship remains as positive and loving as it should be.


The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges. Wendy Moss & Susan Taddonio, $21.99

For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with — as well as their secret fears — this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challenges. Friendly illustrations, think-about-it prompts, true-to-life stories gathered from the authors’ decades of experience, and specific tips and advice provide comfort, hope, and supportive guidance.


Talkabout for Children: Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem. Alex Kelly, $70.95

This practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem.  Self awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. The book includes:

  • Over 40 activities to develop self awareness and self esteem
  • A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use
  • A year's teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum
  • A short introduction to working with children with low self esteem and social skills difficulties
  • A short assessment of self awareness and self esteem
  • 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups
  • Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups.

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Tasks Galore. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $60.95

Creative ideas for teachers, therapists, and parents working with exceptional children. Full-color pictorial series of multi-modal tasks, used in programs for children with autism. Applicable to any early education or leaning environment.

The authors are all current or former employees of TEACCH, and together have over sixty years of experience working with exceptional children and adults.


Tasks Galore for the Real World. Kathy Hearsey, Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell, $60.95

Tasks Galore for the Real World, the second book in the Tasks Galore set, is a valuable tool for preparing older elementary students, adolescents, and adults for independence in the home, school, community, or workplace. Forty-three colorful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:

  • Developing and Teaching Functional Goals
  • Domestic Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Job Sites & School Transition Ideas

Tasks Galore Let’s Play: Structured Steps to Social Engagement and Symbolic Play. Laurie Eckenrode, Kathy Hearsey, Pat Fennell & Beth Reynolds, $84.95

The fourth book in the popular Tasks Galore resource series for parents, teachers and therapists utilizes play as the program foundation for learning. These strategies are based on evolving evidence that teaching play skills can increase young children’s symbolic understanding and, thus, have an impact on their imitation, language and social skills.

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Tasks Galore Literature-Based Thematic Units. Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell, $93.95

TASKS GALORE: LITERATURE-BASED THEMATIC UNITS, the fifth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and therapists, integrates instruction across core curriculum areas by utilizing multisensory learning. 

Using the storybook, I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY, WHAT SHALL I DO? as a guide for creating literature-based thematic units, the authors have designed hands-on activities for use with young learners and students with special needs. The strategies employed encourage responsiveness to literature while enhancing vocabulary and language. Tasks illustrate how to make learning more meaningful by:

  • using organizational strategies and visual cues
  • connecting themes to everyday experiences
  • adapting skills for 21st century learning, and
  • individualizing for differing learning styles

Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $70.95

The third book in the series, Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful is designed to aid teachers, parents and therapists in applying structured teaching techniques within classroom groups, school specials, and even parties! Photos depict preschool and elementary groups. Concepts are applicable to all ages.


Teaching Perspective-Taking Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Cohen Brennan, $61.95

Educators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, school adjustment counselors and parents can use the teaching guidelines in this manual to help children on the autism spectrum acquire the social perspective taking skills that are so vital to social competency.  Beginning with basic non-verbal communication skills such as eye contact and pointing skills, and using concrete, step-by-step instructions, the manual provides systematic teaching programs designed to build progressively more complex social perspective-taking skills including joint attention and pretend play skills, identifying and predicting emotions in themselves and others, making social inferences, understanding false and nested belief and faux pas.  Teaching scenarios, with corresponding illustrations designed to enhance comprehension, are provided as well as recommended activities for promoting the generalization of acquired skills. Includes manual and CD-ROM with reproducibles.

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Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere, $31.50

An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to time-management skills. This practical book provides the tools necessary to move beyond time identification, and teach learners how to use time in a way that promotes independence.

Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for learners across the lifespan, as a skill that can be developed from early childhood through the adult years.


A Teen's Guide to Gut Health: the Low-FODMAP Way to Tame IBS, Crohn's, Colitis and Other Digestive Disorder. Rachel Meltzer Warren, $23.95

The discomfort and embarrassment of IBS and other digestive disorders are hard enough for adults to deal with. For teens, it can be difficult to diagnose digestive diseases, challenging to navigate school and the cafeteria, and all-around isolating and stressful. As a registered dietician, Warren has helped teens transition their diets and seen the success of following a low-FODMAP diet to end the symptoms of IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, and other digestive diseases.

With an emphasis on clarity and positivity, not deprivation, teens will learn how to find relief. The 30 easy-to-follow recipes are gluten-free (with vegetarian options) so teens can feed themselves meals they would want to eat. There is also a chapter to the concerns of real teens, answering questions, advice-column-style — no matter how embarrassing!


Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Guide for Parents, Carers, and Professionals. Maria Catterick & Liam Curran, $27.95

This is the essential guide to FASD — the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD.

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Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs: Transforming Lives through Telling Tales. Edited by Nicola Grove, $48.50

This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, this practical resource provides a highly accessible combination of theory and practice. Using STORYTELLING TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education.


What's Wrong with My Child? From Neurological  and Developmental Disabilities to Autism — How to Protect Your Child from B12 Deficiency. Sally Pacholok & Jeffrey Stuart, $21.95

Has your baby lost the ability to smile, sit upright, walk, or coordinate movement? Has your child been diagnosed with developmental delay, behavioral problems, or even autism? Is your child falling behind in school or becoming socially withdrawn? Is your older child depressed or suicidal?

B12 deficiency in children can be misdiagnosed as autism and other neurological disorders. It causes developmental delay or regression, learning and intellectual disabilities, seizures, mental illness, and neural tube defects. In women, B12 deficiency can cause infertility, miscarriages, preeclampsia, stillbirths, and postpartum depression.

What’s Wrong with My Child is the only book for parents that offers a complete guide to detecting and preventing disorders caused by B12 deficiency from early fetal development through adolescence. This book will help you understand the risk factors and warning signs of pediatric and maternal B12 deficiency. You’ll learn how to prevent serious injury with timely intervention, and how to work with your doctors to get effective treatment for your child. A treasury of potentially life-saving information, What’s Wrong with My Child is a must-read for all parents, expectant parents, teachers, and healthcare providers and a wake-up call to a medical establishment that continues to fail our children.


The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor, and Sensory Games: Using Every Child’s Natural Love of Play to Enhance Key Skills and Promote Inclusion. Barbara Sher, $19.95

Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educators as a vital component in brain development, academic success and learning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource, Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to use children's natural interests at different stages of their development to help them develop a wealth of sensory-motor and social skills. All the games have also been designed to provide plenty of joyful opportunities for encouraging inclusion.

  • Offers strategies for helping all kids, but especially those with special needs, to develop social, motor and sensory skills
  • Filled with simple games using common materials that can be used by teachers, parents, and caregivers with both individual kids and groups
  • Provides explanations and examples of how the games can aid in a child's development
  • Offers parents and teachers a fun and easy way to include all children in activities that will engage all of their senses and promote important skills

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Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools: Transition, Assessment, and Intervention. Paul Jantz, Susan Davies & Erin Bigler, $70.95

Every day, children and adolescents worldwide return to the educational setting having sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The possible negative consequences of TBI range from mild to severe and include neurological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. Within the school setting, the negative effects of TBI tend to persist or worsen over time, often resulting in academic and social difficulties that require formal and informal educational assistance and support. School psychologists and other educational professionals are well-positioned to help ensure students with TBI receive this assistance and support.

WORKING WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN SCHOOLS is a comprehensive practitioner-oriented guide to effective school-based services for students who have experienced a TBI. It is primarily written for school-based professionals who have limited or no neurological or neuropsychological training; however, it contains educational information that is useful to professionals with extensive knowledge in neurology and/or neuropsychology. This book is also written for parents and guardians of students with TBI because of their integral role in the transition, school-based assessment, and school-based intervention processes


Yogarilla Exercises and Activities: 55 Card Yoga Deck. Kimberly Mielke & Megan-Lynette Richmond, $61.95 (ages 3 & up)

OTis, the OT gorilla, is here to teach children traditional and original yoga poses in a new, fun, and engaging way!

The 55 yoga poses and 110 activities in this oversized, colorfully illustrated card deck help children understand how their bodies and minds work together. Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, teachers, and parents can use yoga in the classroom, at home, or in treatment to improve fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, attention, communication, and cognition.


You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: a True Story of Family, Face Blindness and Forgiveness. Heather Sellers, $18.50

Heather Sellers is face-blind — that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably recognizing people's faces. Growing up, unaware of the reason for her perpetual confusion and anxiety, she took what cues she could from speech, hairstyle, and gait. The truth was revealed two decades later when Heather took the man she would marry home to meet her parents and discovered the astonishing truth about her family and about herself. In this uplifting memoir, Sellers illuminates a deeper truth: that even in the most chaotic and heartbreaking of families, love may be seen and felt.

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You, Me and My OT. Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman, $11.95

Emma wants to be an astronaut for a school project. She also has a disability. So Emma and her occupational therapist make plans to help her blast off with the rest of her class!


Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments: Methods & Procedures. Mary Jo Noonan & Linda McCormick, $60.95

Focusing on children from birth to age five, Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments offers a wealth of specific, practical knowledge on a range of critical procedures for working with children effectively. Pre-service practitioners will benefit from the features that set this book apart from other early intervention texts, including in-depth, practical information on assessing and intervening with children who have severe disabilities and an integrated, non-categorical approach that weaves together information across disabilities, developmental domains, and ages.

Reader-friendly features make this book a useful resource for students, as well as for professional development with in-service interventionists and educators.

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