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Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention

Evidence based and comprehensive, this important work offers a new approach to understanding and intervening with students with learning disabilities. The authors–leading experts in neuropsychology and special education–present a unique model of learning disabilities that integrates the cognitive, neural, genetic, and contextual factors associated with these disorders. The volume addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.

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Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention Reviews

Review by Dr. Joseph M. Byrne:

Excellent read. This book is informative, balanced, and will be uniquely valuable to health and education professionals, and the public in general. Fletcher and his colleagues offer an expert analysis as to where the field of Learning Disabilities has been, and where it must go, if we are to help the many children who struggle each day, trying to learn. Fletcher and his colleagues are clear; the IQ-Achievement Discrepancy Model is invalid and should be laid to rest once and for all, before more children are excluded from the educational intervention they need. They offer instead a thoroughly ‘common sense’ model of ‘Response to Intervention (RTI), a model that, if adopted, will substantially increase the number of children getting help, sooner, and at a lower cost. The authors clearly understand the complex dynamic of science, clinical practice, educational instruction, and public policy. All must be aligned to move the field of LD ahead, and Fletcher and his colleagues are positioned to foster that needed change with this impressive contribution.

Review by William Nelson:

This is an excellent book for the professional, researcher or serious student of learning disabilities. It is chock full of relevant research and gives divergent views fully and fairly. It nevertheless takes a stand on the assessment of and treatment for learning disabilities that differs markedly from the traditional approach commonly found in school districts and private clinician’s offices. It provides a very good way to understand this perplexing and challenging field with up to date research. Most importantly, this book provides a refreshing willingness to challenge dogma and to give specific guidelines for future research and, most importantly, to guide remediation.

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Diagnosing Learning Disorders, Second Edition: A Neuropsychological Framework

From a trusted expert in the field, this authoritative work provides an accessible overview of what learning disorders are, how they develop, and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. The author presents the most current neuroscientific knowledge on a range of conditions, including dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and others. Practitioners gain vital insights and tools for making sense of children’s impairments and strengths, collecting and interpreting diagnostic data from a variety of sources, and linking diagnosis to evidence-based interventions. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to reflect significant clinical and research advances.  New to This Edition*Covers additional disorders: intellectual disability, mathematics disorder, and developmental coordination disorder, plus a chapter on less well-validated disorders.*New case illustrations and a focus on empirically based practice.*Now grounded in a multiple cognitive-deficit model of learning disorders, replacing the prior edition’s modular, single-deficit model.*An illuminating chapter on controversial therapies separates myths from facts.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas–distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This book, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you’ll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions. The individual struggling with overwhelming emotions and DBT therapists will benefit significantly from this workbook. McKay, Wood and Brantley have expanded and translated DBT Skills, making Linehan’s iconic work on emotional skill building even more accessible and easy to apply to everyday life.
–Kate Northcott, MA, MFT, is a DBT therapist in private practice with Mindfulness Therapy Associates and is director of New Perspectives Center for Counseling, a non-profit counseling center, in San Francisco, CA

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) Reviews

Review by A.W.:

I’ve read a lot of self-help, pop-psych books targeted at dealing with strong emotions. Most of them seemed true & helpful at the time I was reading them, but fell apart when I tried applying them to life. This book is not only easy to use while you are using it, but it is easy to recall later in the day, or the week, or even a few months later, and easy to use the techniques. I even find myself suggesting techniques to friends who share emotionally-distressing situations with me. Later, my friends report that it was some of the best advice they’ve gotten.

I also have Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), which seems to be the same general idea, but didn’t seem to be as helpful for me. I just wish that therapists trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy were more widespread and easier to find. Highly recommended book for anyone who is working on dealing with overwhelming emotions.

Review by Carla Blair:

I picked up the DBT workbook to learn how to help a good friend who suffers from bi-polar disorder. It improved our interactions with each other, and in working through the exercises I discovered practical ways to thwart depression and manage my own emotions. This book’s for anyone who suffers from depression, anger, anxiety or just wants to have a little more control over their emotions.

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Rediscover the Joy of Learning–Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

This DVD set is a live presentation of a Rediscover the Joy of Learning Certification Training. It focuses on a description of ADD and ADHD–it’s symptoms, why it occurs, it’s causes and some innovative interventions. The DVD set also covers some exercises designed to help develop skills and knowledge regarding ADD. The DVDs also include many questions and answers from the participants of the training.

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Elevate: Supplement for Learning, Memory, Focus & Attention Deficit Disorder Support. Contains 21 Key Amino Acids, Herbs, Minerals & Vitamins. Patent Pending. Results Guaranteed.

Contains a unique blend of 21 key amino acids, herbs, minerals & vitamins which promote Calm Focus, Memory, Learning & Steady Energy.* Results Guaranteed. Patent Pending. Useful for attention deficit disorder.

  • Unique Blend of 21 Key Amino Acids, Herbs, Mineral & Vitamins which Promote Calm Focus. Memory & Learning* May be Helpful with Learning Disabilities, ADD.*
  • Patent Pending. Results Guaranteed.
  • 60 Easy to Swallow, Easy to Open Capsules. Tasteless in Applesauce, Yogurt & Pudding.
  • Researched & Formulated by a Doctor of Naturopathy who is a Mother of an ADD, LD, child.
  • Suitable for Children & Adults.

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Yoga for Sleep Disorders and Insomnia

Yoga does not focus on attacking a specific ailment. Ayurveda focuses on creating health. By removing stress from the mind and body and balancing the basic bodily functions (digestion, metabolism, circulation, elimination, tissue development, nervous system) the root imbalances causing disorders are gradually reversed. Yoga provides a crucial element for health through daily practice that cleanses and rebalances the body, restoring its innate healing ability and remove the debilitating effects of stress. The DVD contains a unique “Real Time” workout program that lets us focus only on the performance of the asanas, while the program leads you through the sequenced asanas with audio assisted timing.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply.

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In the Home Flashcard Question Set

Children understand the value of Wh questions when events are broken down into structured questions. These question sequences helps the child to answer questions in context. Each question sequence contains a “Where, Why, What, Who and When” question. “Why do you eat breakfast?” “Because you’re hungry”, is just a piece of arbitrary information. Putting questions into sequence gives meaning to the questions and helps the child understand an event. You eat when you’re hungry, you make breakfast in the kitchen, you can eat cereal for breakfast, you wash the dishes when you’re done and you need a spoon for cereal. These question sequences help a child make sense of their world. This pack has question sequences about all the things a child does at home. Some examples are hide and seek, taking a bath, brushing our teeth, baking cookies, doing laundry and eating breakfast.

  • Teach children to understand and answer Wh questions
  • Develop sequencing and storytelling skills
  • 40 high quality photo cards with question sequences on the back
  • Laminated for durability
  • Card size 5″ x3.5″

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The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters

The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplication Matters is a tour of the myriad ways people use sound to learn. Learn about all the applications for the versatile WhisperPhone® in school, home, and therapy settings. This 144-page field guide takes the reader through the science, then provides practical suggestions for real-world use of the WhisperPhone®. The last half of the book consists of short, fun exercises to improve literacy using the WhisperPhone® in the school and home.

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  • Top Quality Children’s Item.

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The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters Reviews

Review by D. Solberg:

The Sound of Learning is directed at three audiences: teachers, parents, and speech-language pathologists. Two professors and an expert in speech-language pathology wrote this book, and the book reflects that depth of knowledge. Self-amplification is a powerful literacy tool, and you will learn a lot from this book.

The book starts by explaining how sound is connected to literacy and learning. Before this book, I did not understand how sound is important to learning. For example, I never knew why babies babble in a quiet room, but now I know they are actually teaching themselves how to speak. When children start to read and write, sound becomes even more important.

After the investigation of how sound is connected to learning, much of the book is about improving literacy. Almost all children will learn to read by sounding out the letters in words. That’s pretty obvious, but if one thought about the situation, it’s equally obvious that matching letters to the correct sounds is important. Unfortunately, many children learn to read in noisy environments in which they cannot clearly hear either themselves or their teachers. Lots of children overcome this obstacle on their own (at least, to some extent), but slow readers often do not. The closest comparable situation is if you had to memorize the names for new colors, but every time you saw a color it looked different because different colored lights were shining on it. That’s the difficulty when learning to read: a clear voice signal helps children read because it helps them recognize the word-letter match.

The book also contains suggestions for using the self-amplifier in other learning activities. For example, remember when you sang in chorus with other children, but couldn’t hear your own voice above the din? With a self-amplifier, children can sing in groups but still hear their own voices. This is similar to how musicians have speakers pointing the sound of their own instruments back at them. They can play together with the group while also perfecting their own work.

The middle of the book contains information for speech-language pathologists. First, the authors explain how self-amplification is used in therapy with the auditory and T-P-K feedback loops, then they detail practical ideas to improve results using portable self-amplification. Many common speech-language applications are presented along with suggestions on using the unique characteristics of the WhisperPhone to attain therapeutic success.

The last half of the book contains a variety of activities, and each activity is presented in teacher and parent versions. These easy-to-understand activities require a self-amplifier (such as a WhisperPhone), index cards and pencils. Each activity is designed to be completed in 5-15 minutes.

This book is designed to be used with a self-amplifier such as the WhisperPhone. The WhisperPhone is a device that takes the sound from a person’s mouth and transmits it directly to the ear. It’s also battery-free and hands-free, which makes it unique among self-amplifiers. (You can see a WhisperPhone in the pictures at the top.) Once you use a WhisperPhone, it’s easy to understand why it’s so effective: Your voice is amazingly clear.

If you want to know more, google “whisperphone” to find a few good websites. Amazon.com also sells WhisperPhones, so you can check them out if you want.

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