• Partners in Speech, Language, and Hearing: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers...

    by ASHA Year Published:

    Children learn speech and language from listening to and interacting with the sounds and voices around them. This bilingual illustrated book (English and Spanish) gives parents and caregivers activities that will promote a child’s communication skills development. This book is broken into three sections: babies, toddlers, and young children. Each section provides simple, age-appropriate ways that parents and caregivers can stimulate the child’s speech, language, and hearing. (asha.org)

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  • Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

    by Barry M. Prizant Year Published: 2016

    “A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Uniquely Human offers inspiration and practical advice drawn from Dr. Prizant’s four-decade career. It conveys a deep respect for people with autism and their own unique qualities. Filled with humanity and wisdom, Uniquely Human “should reassure parents and caregivers of kids with autism and any other disability that their kids are not broken, but, indeed, special” (Booklist, starred review).

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  • Let's Talk

    by Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP; Donia Fahim, PhD Year Published: 2015
    This accessible, straightforward book gives parents the practical knowledge they need to evaluate communication therapies and treatments - and make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice. A practical resource from trusted experts on autism and communication, this book covers everything from autism fundamentals to the specifics of developing an individualized treatment plan for children birth to age 5. The research-based knowledge and real-world guidance in these pages will help parents become well-informed advocates ready to provide the best support for their child.

    The book will help parents:

    • arm themselves with essential knowledge about autism and how it's diagnosed
    • understand the range of social communication behaviors they might see in their child
    • learn the how and why of developmental assessments
    • choose evidence-based treatments and interventions that address their child's specific communication needs 
    • support their child’s development of key skills, such as motor imitation, joint attention, play, and spontaneous communication
    • make the most of available educational services, including IEPs and IFSPs
    • partner effectively with SLPs, OTs, special educators, and paraprofessionals
    • navigate the complex emotions associated with a child’s autism diagnosis
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  • Rules for School

    by Alec Greven Year Published: 2010

    The 11-year-old author of the bestselling How to Talk to Girls and its successors is back with a set of rules to help students “get ready, take charge, and rule the school.” Concise rules (“Rule 3: You’re going to be nervous--get over it!”) are followed by explanations, tips, and “facts” (“21% of kids are excited to go to school, 70% of kids are scared, and 9% of kids just don’t really care”) and accompanied by black ink illustrations. Greven’s advice about staying out of trouble, asking questions, and making friends is consistently reassuring. All ages. 

    Publishers Weekly

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  • Hooway for Wodney Wat

    by Helen Lester Year Published: 2002

    Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them. Until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says. Read along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day, R's or no R's. (Amazon.com)

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