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Recommended Reading for Parents

02Feb
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A free e-book that explains executive function skills and their relationship to learning, behavior, social-emotional functioning and relationships.  The book also offers suggestions to parents and professionals that have children who struggle with these skills.

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06Jan
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A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child's Reading Difficulties

Susan Hall and Louisa Moats, Ed.D.

Written for parents of struggling readers, this book offers a guide on how to recognize disordered reading, receive a diagnosis and ensure effective instruction for their children with reading difficulties.

06Jan
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How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years

Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D. and Susan L. Hall

Parents of preschoolers and children in early elementary will find tips to increase reading speed and comprehension.

06Jan
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A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

This is a comprehensive guide that includes both the science of dyslexia and practical strategies for both parents and teachers to help struggling readers.

29Sep
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Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

A distinguished researcher and clinician in the field of ADHD, the author offers parents science-based information about ADHD and practical strategies for home, including an eight-step behavior management plan that parents can understand and use.

06Jan
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Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D. and Brian Willoughby, Ph.D.

Helpful for parents of children who seem to be one step behind. The authors explain slow processing speed in children, and strategies parents can use to help their children keep up with the pace of others.

06Jan
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Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Ellen Littman, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, M.D.

An informative book with relevant information for both parents and professionals on the difference in presentation of ADHD in girls versus boys. The book includes strategies and suggestions for meeting girls' differing needs.

06Jan
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Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

A deeper dive into children with ADHD and LD, this book examines the co-existing stress in children with these disorders and offers strategies for both parents and educators to help alleviate this stress.

29Sep
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The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.

A jargon-free guide for parents to understand Executive Functioning skills, including an assessment for parents to use for their own children, and practical strategies to ameliorate deficits.

06Jan
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The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Richard Guare, Ph.D, Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Colin Guare

In this teen companion for the original Smart but Scattered book, the authors are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who faced Executive Function difficulties himself.