Children with Disabilities
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|Author||: Liora Findler,Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari|
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.
|Author||: Pamela Brillante|
|Editor||: Essentials series|
Introduction to the core concepts of teaching and supporting children with disabilities alongside their peers will help teachers ensure that all children meet their potential.
|Author||: Julie Adams,Diana Leshone|
|Editor||: Critical Skills for Social Work|
A comprehensive social worker's guide to working with children with disabilities, exploring current issues from the perspective of both the social worker and the family.
|Author||: Victoria I. Puig,Susan L. Recchia|
Conversations with Families of Children with Disabilities creates a space for diverse families of children with disabilities to share their stories with pre-service and in-service teachers. Specifically designed for professionals preparing to work with families of children with disabilities, this text invites the reader to listen in as families reflect on their personal journeys in conversation with the authors. This powerful book helps educators develop a deeper understanding of families and enhance their capacity for authentic partnerships.
|Author||: David Koppenhaver,Karen Erickson|
|Editor||: Carson-Dellosa Publishing|
Meet the learning needs and preferences of all students using Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Blocks(R) Way for students in grades 1–3. This 144-page book provides a glimpse into an inclusion special-education classroom that uses the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model. This wonderful collection of ideas, strategies, and resources includes information on Self-Selected Reading, Guided Reading, Writing, and Working with Words. It also includes strategies for reading and writing success in special-education classrooms, variations for students with disabilities, teacher's checklists, IEP goal suggestions, examples of assistive technology, and answers to commonly asked questions. The book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and provides a list of children's literature that can be used in lessons.
|Author||: Mark L. Batshaw|
|Editor||: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company|
Written for developmental pediatricians, this introductory text brings a multi-disciplinary focus to the study of developmental, clinical, educational, family, and intervention issues. It explores the beginning of life from conception through childhood, identifying factors in each stage that can cause disability. Case studies illustrate key concepts. Appendices provide information on medications, resources, syndromes, and inborn errors of metabolism; a glossary defines key terms. Contributors include doctors with various specialties and experts in related fields. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
|Author||: David W. Carroll|
|Editor||: Amer Psychological Assn|
Parents of children with disabilities confront a number of challenges and may be at risk for depressive or trauma-related symptoms. Changes in family roles and routines can cause stress for parents, siblings, and extended family alike as they confront multiple issues, including behavioural problems and frequent healthcare needs. Despite such challenges, many families derive a sense of meaning from facing their difficulties in a positive way. This book surveys the most recent empirical research on families of children with disabilities and provides guidelines and strategies for the developmental and family psychologists who support these clients. The book follows a developmental progression, first examining the immediate effects that a child's disability can have on his or her family and looking at the changes that occur as the child grows and faces new challenges. In doing so, the author examines studies employing a variety of methodologies, including quantitative research, meta-analyses, and qualitative methods such as narrative analysis. The book also describes cognitive behavioural interventions and programs that train parents to more effectively manage child behavioural problems and thereby improve family well-being.
|Author||: Jane Nelsen,Steven Foster,Arlene Raphael|
Over 2 Million Positive Discipline Books Sold! A Positive Approach To Helping Children With Special Needs Realize Their Potential 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! Use this book to answer such questions as: • How do you accommodate a disability, while still teaching a child to try their best? • How do you help a child cope with anger they may have trouble expressing, especially when that anger may on some level be justified? • How do you teach a child who may struggle with seemingly straight forward tasks to contribute to the world around them in a way that will be meaningful to them? “If you are raising or teaching a child with special needs, this book is a must-read. As the mother of a child with autism, my hopes and dreams for my son were no different than those of other parents. I wanted a parenting approach that helped my child grow up to be self confident, happy, and prepared for success in relationships, work, and life. I also needed practical, effective methods for addressing the significant, challenging behaviors I faced on a daily basis. Finally, in this amazing book, I found both….Thank you, thank you, thank you to the authors of this groundbreaking book.” - Rachel Fink Parks, MS, PCC
|Author||: S Venkatesan|
Disability is the functional inability of an individual to perform any activity in the manner or within the range considered `normal'. These are relatively permanent conditions and in most cases can be tackled only by early intervention and long-term therapy. The accurate diagnosis of a child with a disorder is an important prelude to planning the right programme for intervention and rehabilitation. The book is intended for early identification of such developmental problems in infants and pre-school children. It covers a wide range of impairments, disabilities and handicaps commonly seen in young children. It is meant to enable parents to appreciate their manifestations, prevalence and characteristics. The book recognizes the importance of home-based programmes and contains lists of more than 400 activities as non-formal curriculum for young children. It carries broad guidelines on how to train children for these activities at home or pre-school settings. This book will be of great help to parents and trainers who are searching for suggestions from professionals on not only what training to impart to these children, but also how to train them at low cost and within their home settings. The book also serves as a reference guide for students of disability management or rehabilitation sciences. All teaching objectives and items included in this practical guide are empirically validated and located along a hierarchical scale of developmental difficulty. They are worded in behavioural terms so that trainers can readily start working on the given goals for behaviour change in the children. This book is meant for students and professionals in the field of rehabilitation services for disabled, general or special education programmes, parents of pre-school children, those who run play schools or crèches, non-formal educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and paediatricians.
|Author||: Lynn Stow,Lorna Selfe|
Originally published in 1989. This book is designed as an introduction to the field of special education for all those students and professionals – teachers, social workers, psychologists, medical officers, nurses, speech therapists and others – who encounter children with special needs. The authors first discuss current legislation in its historical context and draw attention to the major issues and controversies. They go on to analyse a variety of learning difficulties. Physical and sensory disabilities, emotional and behavioural problems, may all give rise to special educational needs. The book then considers how children’s special needs may be met in terms of curriculum, resources and provisions. It concludes with some prognostications and a critical review of current practice.
|Author||: Cindy Croft|
|Editor||: Redleaf Press|
This easy-to-use guide gives you a quick overview on many topics related to working with young children with special needs. Learn about inclusion in early childhood programs and disability law, as well as typical vs. atypical development. The quick guide also covers several specific disabilities/special needs and provides definitions, common characteristics, and practical strategies for adaptation. Cindy Croft is the director of the Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University and on faculty for several university education programs. She has her MA in Education and has worked in the field of early childhood for over twenty years.
|Author||: Mary Jo Noonan,Linda McCormick|
|Editor||: Brookes Publishing Company|
Evidence-based guidance on working with infants and young children with disabilities in natural environments.
|Author||: Antonio L. Ellis|
This book is an authoritative volume of scholarship through qualitative and quantitative methodologies on postsecondary transition services for a diverse readership. The editor’s intended audience is composed of students with disabilities, school administrators, special education coordinators, colleges and university faculty, staff, and administrators, among other scholars, practitioners, and advocates. Readers of this volume will be educated on the postsecondary transition process, and the lifelong commitment of educators who guides students with disabilities through their rigorous, yet rewarding journey. This book also can be used by student personnel administrators, employers, student retention coordinators, and workforce development professionals to improve the implementation of postsecondary transition services. The importance of comprehensive transition planning for students with disabilities is the impetus for bringing this collaborative effort to print. Topics in this volume highlight areas that have critical implications for children and adolescents’ preparation for adulthood. Contributors’ presents potent research regarding various topics addressing P-16 students’ needs, and have been active practitioners in both areas – transition services and disabilities as defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. Ultimately, this book is a collection of interrelated chapters that offer rich content and insights into current trends for individuals with disabilities who are moving through various stages of their lives.
|Author||: Pedro Encarnação,Sylvie Ray-Kaeser,Nicole Bianquin|
|Editor||: Sciendo Migration|
Play for the sake of play, without any secondary goals, if of utmost importance for children's wellbeing and development. In this book you'll find guidelines to support children with disabilities' play. Providing ready-to-use information in a lay-person language, this book is for parents, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, toy manufacturers, policy makers and all persons interested in the topic of play for children with disabilities.
|Author||: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities|
|Editor||: National Academies Press|
Although the general public in the United States assumes children to be generally healthy and thriving, a substantial and growing number of children have at least one chronic health condition. Many of these conditions are associated with disabilities and interfere regularly with children's usual activities, such as play or leisure activities, attending school, and engaging in family or community activities. In their most severe forms, such disorders are serious lifelong threats to children's social, emotional well-being and quality of life, and anticipated adult outcomes such as for employment or independent living. However, pinpointing the prevalence of disability among children in the U.S. is difficult, as conceptual frameworks and definitions of disability vary among federal programs that provide services to this population and national surveys, the two primary sources for prevalence data. Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive analysis of health outcomes for school-aged children with disabilities. This report reviews and assesses programs, services, and supports available to these children and their families. It also describes overarching program, service, and treatment goals; examines outreach efforts and utilization rates; identifies what outcomes are measured and how they are reported; and describes what is known about the effectiveness of these programs and services.
|Author||: Milton Seligman|
|Editor||: Guilford Press|
Successful collaboration between teachers and parents can greatly enhance children's educational growth and development. This clearly written book provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct effective conferences with parents of children with disabilities. Readers gain a solid understanding of the challenges that families face as a consequence of childhood disability; how family dynamics and roles are affected; and issues that are likely to arise in meetings with school professionals. Reviewing the basic elements of parent-teacher conferencing, Seligman highlights ways to establish rapport with families, develop strong listening and responding skills, and engage parents who may feel anxious, frustrated, or angry. Also addressed are the specific requirements of the legally mandated Individualized Educational Program conference. Enhancing the book's utility are numerous concrete examples and sample parent-teacher dialogues, as well as role-play scenarios and exercises to build conferencing skills. The Appendix describes a range of disability-related referral sources and publications suitable for recommendation to parents.
|Author||: Katharine G. Shepherd,Kervick Colby T.,Djenne-amal N. Morris|
The Art of Collaboration: Lessons from Families of Children with Disabilities, co-authored by two professors of education and a parent of a child with disabilities, draws on the literature as well as original research to explore the meaning of collaboration and the benefits and barriers to developing positive school and family partnerships. The voices and stories of families of children with a variety of disabilities and experiences are at the heart of the book, providing insights into how we might re-conceptualize collaboration as an ongoing process and an “art” built on a shared commitment to improving the lives of children and families. The book begins with an overview of the research on collaboration and explores key themes, including the process of identifying a disability, the meaning of parent knowledge and expertise in the digital age, the potential to join parent and professional knowledge for the benefit of the child and family, and approaches leading to meaningful collaboration and communication. These include a variety of family-centered tools and practices, strategies for promoting parent advocacy and leadership, and a focus on hope and resiliency. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and suggested activities, making it an ideal resource for both parents and professionals. Throughout, the authors critique the collaborative process, while focusing on its promises and possibilities for families, educators, and other professionals.
|Author||: David Flink|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates. In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD. Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives. Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.
|Author||: Patrick E. Brookhouser,Karen J. Authier|
|Editor||: Transaction Publishers|
How does one investigate a child maltreatment case when the victim is blind, mute, deaf, mentally retarded, or confined to an institution? Special Children, Special Risks presents analysis, recommendations, and related research from social work, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, and education essential for establishing and maintaining safe environments for handicapped children. This book brings together a diverse group of experts to pool their knowledge and share their concerns about the risks of abuse faced by handicapped children. The contributors' perspectives come from the fields of medicine, social work, developmental psychology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, education, child welfare, law, public policy, and journalism.
|Author||: Jamal M. Al Khatib|
Despite a proliferation of special education literature on racial minorities over the past three decades, research and writing on Arab American children with disabilities remain remarkably sparse. This book fills that gap by promoting culturally appropriate services for Arab American children with disabilities. Special education and service providers in the U.S.—including school psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, and social workers—are increasingly likely to work with Arab Americans with disabilities. By focusing on this marginalized minority population, Al Khatib provides much-needed context and direction for service providers and researchers working with the Arab American community. Offering an overview of special education and the rights guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this book also helps Arab American families understand the special education process and advocate for their children.