Parent Resources


The following is important information regarding resources for guardians of children with special needs.  Take time to browse the websites and familiarize yourself.

Books:

A Parent's Guide to Special Education

A Parent's Guide to Special Education
By: Linda Wilmshurst , Alan W. Brue

The term 'special education' encompasses dozens of learning challenges: developmental delay, learning and physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, retardation, language impairment, autism, and others. By nature of this diversity, navigating even well-run, well-funded special education programs can be daunting. A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers invaluable information and a positive vision of special education that will help them through a potentially overwhelming process. Filled with practical recommendations, sample forms, and enlightening examples, this is a priceless resource for helping every child learn.

Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or ADD
By: Petersons Publishing

Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or ADDComprehensive guide to more than 750 institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for special needs students.

 

 

 

Different Is Not Bad, Different Is the World: A Book About Disabilities
By: Sally L. Smith

Different Is Not Bad, Different Is the World: A Book About DisabilitiesThis book was written to help children understand that being “different” is not only okay, it’s what makes people and our world more interesting! Through positively designed activities, children with disabilities become confident and learn to accomplish tasks in their own way, while children without disabilities learn to value diversity

Educational Care-A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School
By: Mel Levine

Educational Care-A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in SchoolThis book is written for parents and teachers. The book identifies and describes twenty-six common behaviors or phenomena that can appear in students at different ages and interfere with learning. Following the analysis of each phenomenon are lists of specific suggestions about how to help students who are having difficulty with that particular area. Importantly, these chapters provide adults with ideas about how to help a child demystify his or her disability by naming, explaining, and discussing it. The book concludes with clear descriptions of different methods, levels and kinds of assessment along with an overview of ways to manage children's learning problems, including bypass strategies and medical treatments.