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Picture of the product(De)Constructing ADHD
(De)Constructing ADHD: Critical Guidance for Teachers and Teacher Educators

by Linda J. Graham

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has achieved celebrity status in many Western countries, yet despite considerable effort to prove its existence as a «real» disorder, ADHD still suffers from a crisis of legitimacy. Nonetheless, diagnosis and prescription of medication has grown at a phenomenal rate since the late 1980s, particularly in Western culture. Numerous accounts exist explaining how the ADHD diagnosis functions as a convenient administrative loophole, providing schools with a medical explanation for school failure, medication to sedate the «problem» into submission, or the means to eject children from mainstream classrooms.

This book provides a more holistic interpretation of how to respond to children who might otherwise be diagnosed with and medicated for «ADHD» – a diagnosis which, whether scientifically valid or not, is unhelpful within the confine of the school. Training teachers to recognise and identify «ADHD symptoms» or to understand the functions of restricted pharmaceuticals will only serve to increase the number of children diagnosed and the sale of psychoactive medications.

Research has shown that such activities will not help those children learn, nor will it empower their classroom teachers to take responsibility for teaching such children well.

This book seeks to provide school practitioners with knowledge that is useful within the educational context to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for children who might otherwise receive a diagnosis of ADHD.


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Picture of the productAchievement for All: Keys to Educating Middle Grades Student
Achievement for All: Keys to Educating Middle Grades Students in Poverty

Author - Ruby Payne

What is your plan for helping students in poverty achieve the success in middle grades that will help them determine and realise their dreams and goals? In this book, renowned educator Ruby Payne and the Association for Middle Level Education have joined forces to provide you with information about

the developmental processes of young adolescents
what it means to be a young adolescent in poverty
identifying resources and interventions for under-resourced youths
helping students create their “future stories”
requiring rigour in student work and performance
developing expertise in teachers and administrators
leading schools in strong, decisive ways to help all students achieve success.

Each of the five chapters focuses on a different significant development during early adolescence (years 10–15), listing the characteristics of the type of development, reviewing the research about that stage of development, discussing how under-resourcing impacts that type of development and, finally, suggesting interventions for the under-resourcing. The sixth chapter outlines school interventions that can improve the chances of success for under-resourced students.


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Picture of the productAction Reearch for Inclusive Education
Action Research for Inclusive Education :
Participation and Democracy in Teaching and Learning

Edited by Felicity Armstrong, Diana Tsokova

Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to Action Research, and highlights the critical relationship between educational theory, research and practice in transformative action.

Focussing on social constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, Action Research for Inclusive Education offers first-hand insights from researcher-practitioners from international settings including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Granada, Greece, Singapore and England. Chapters explore diverse participatory and collaborative research practices which draw on the strengths and contributions of teachers and support staff, pupils, and families to foster inclusive practices across the school community and strengthen the participation and independence of all students. Topics considered include collaboration in Participatory Action Research, friendships and the development of students’ social skills, student voice and the role of pupils as co-researchers and peer mentors.

Making an important contribution to debates on inclusive education and the role of practitioners and students in bringing about change, this text will be key reading for students, teachers and educational researchers.

190 Pages | Pbk


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Picture of the productADHD in the Schools
ADHD in the Schools: Assessment and Intervention Strategies 3ed

Author: George DuPaul and Gary Stoner

This highly regarded practitioner guide provides state-of-the-art tools for supporting the academic and behavioral success of PreK-12 students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors explain the learning and behavior difficulties associated with ADHD and describe screening and assessment procedures that facilitate data-based decision making. They show how to develop individualized intervention plans that integrate behavioral, academic, and social supports, in partnership with teachers and parents. Strategies for collaborating with physicians and monitoring students' medication response are also presented. Helpful reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.


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Picture of the productAligning IEPs to Common Core State Standards
Aligning IEPs to Common Core State Standards: for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

by Ginerva Courtade, PhD, and Diane Browder, PhD.

A guide for writing meaningful IEP goals aligned with core content areas.

This current, practical resource explores the linkage between state and federal requirements, state standards, and general education curricula and shows how academic areas can be accessed while addressing the student’s IEP goals.

A clear framework for aligning IEP goals, assessment, and academic content for students with a moderate or severe intellectual or developmental disability is described. The book’s content focuses heavily on language arts and math, but also gives additional examples for science, social studies, self-determination, and assistive technology.

This resource:
Clearly defines how to align assessment, instruction, IEP goals, and academic standards
Provides examples of IEP goals and objectives aligned to ELA, math, social studies, and science standards from various state standards, including but not limited to the common core state standards
Illustrates concepts using case study examples of aligned IEPs for students with moderate and severe disabilities
Provides suggestions for current assistive technology that will support students who are nonverbal, have physical disabilities, visual impairments, or other special needs
Describes how to embed self-determination goals in a student’s IEP


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Picture of the productAll Birds Have Anxiety
by Kathy Hoopmann

Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humour what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it.

Following the style of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult ideas related to anxiety disorder in an easy-to-understand way. This simple yet profound book validates the deeper everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an empathic understanding of the many symptoms associated with anxiety, and offers compassionate suggestions for change.

The combination of understanding and gentle humour make this the ideal introduction to anxiety disorder for those diagnosed with this condition, their family and friends and those generally interested in understanding anxiety.


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Picture of the productAll Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS. Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.

Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS.

This engaging book is an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS.

Shortlisted by the Childrens Book Council of Australia 2007


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Picture of the productAsperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know 2ed

Author: Matt Winter

As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and an understanding of how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition of Asperger Syndrome – What Teachers Need to Know is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction.

Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this book answers the key questions on every teacher's mind such as “Am I qualified to teach this child?� and “Who else in the school needs to know?�. New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS.

This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream classroom.


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Picture of the productAsperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating.

Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.


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Picture of the productAssessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences
Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences :
A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents

Gavin Reid, Jennie Guise

Filling a hole in the market for an informative and user-friendly guide to the topic, this is a go-to guide for any parent or teacher. Positive, empowering and written to suit an international audience, this guide is essential reading for education professionals and parents of children with dyslexia and other learning differences. It includes practical strategies, useful websites and resources, as well as ways of recognising early on that your child or pupil has dyslexia. The authors, experienced dyslexia and learning differences consultants, highlight the importance of effective and positive communication between home and school, as well as with the child. Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences is the perfect pocket guide for busy professionals and parents, who will be able to read it one sitting or alternatively dip in and out of it as they please.


136 Pages | Pbk


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