Whether you are an adult with a learning disability or a parent motivated by their children, we urge everyone to check out the books on this list. Use these books to drive discussions with your family about learning disabilities. Powerful advocacy comes from knowledge and understanding.
- Dr. Sally Shaywitz
Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need.
My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
- Michael A. Tompkins PhD & Katherine A. Martinez PhD
My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. It also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.
Taking Charge of ADHD: A Complete Guide for Parents
-- Russell A, Barkley PhD
The leading parent resource about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Compassionately guides you to:
*Understand why kids with ADHD act the way they do.
*Get an accurate diagnosis.
*Work with school and health care professionals to find needed support.
*Implement a proven eight-step behavior management plan.
*Build your child's academic and social skills.
*Restore harmony at home.
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child
- Katharina Manassis M.D
An experienced child psychiatrist answers this important two-part question by describing various anxiety-caused behavior patterns and advising parents on ways to help their child within the context of both family and school environments. New in this edition are discussions of topics that include early adolescents coping with growth anxiety, mid-adolescents and peer pressure, and late adolescents facing social anxieties in an environment that also includes recreational drugs. She also discusses warning signs that indicate a need for professional counseling and tells parents how and where to find it.
Dyslexia and the iPad: Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology
- James R Nuttall PhD & Linda Nuttall
Dyslexia and the iPad (First Edition) is about dyslexia and how the iPad can help you cope with school, work and life. Dyslexia affects one's ability to read, write, learn foreign languages, and remember phone numbers and names. The iPad is a great source of support for individuals with dyslexia. You will learn how the iPad can help you access millions of e-books which can then be read aloud to you. You will learn some tricks to make writing easier. Additionally, there are a number of apps which are helpful and fun for those with dyslexia. Do not let dyslexia defeat you. The iPad can help you achieve many goals.
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
- Russell A Barkley PhD
Russell A. Barkley explains what ADHD looks like in adults, how to get an accurate evaluation, and how sufferers can manage symptoms and build the life they want. Readers get hands-on skill-building exercises plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Dr. Barkley offers step-by-step strategies for overcoming challenges in specific areas, such as relationships, parenting, work, money management, and driving. Featuring the latest resources and medication facts, the second edition includes new or expanded discussions of mindfulness, emotional self-control, time management, building a successful career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and more.