At PAVE we have assembled a collection of books to help parents and educators learn more about:
and dealing with bureaucracies.
We hope to keep our selections up-to-date and ever changing thereby bringing you the best help possible for children and their education.
All About IEPs: Answers to Frequently Asked
Questions About IEPs
Written by: Peter W.D. Wright, Esq.
Pamela Darr Wrigt, MA, MSW
Sandra Webb O’Connor, M.Ed.
Whether you are the parent of a child with special education needs, a seasoned educator, or a professional advocate, you have questions about Individualized Educational Programs (IEPS).
In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs.
Learn what the law says about:
IEP Teams and IEP Meetings
Parental Rights & Consent
Steps in Developing the IEP
Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology
Strategies to Resolve Disagreements
Price: $ 8.00
Your Hyperactive Child: A Parents Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Written By: Barbara Ingersoll, PhD
At last – the antidote to years of misleading and often confusing advice given to the parents of hyperactive children. This authoritative and up-to-date handbook provides a wealth of urgently needed information that will help you understand and cope withy our child’s baffling disorder.
Barbara Ingersoll, describes in detail the symptoms and causes of hyperactivity, explains how it is likely to affect your child as he reaches adolescence and adulthood, and takes a close look at the full range of medical and psychological treatments currently available.
Most important, she debunks popular nutritional remedies and describes regimen of stimulant medication and behavior management that has been scientifically proven effective for most hyperactive children. Clearly written and unmistakably hopeful, this is essential reading for anyone who is caring for a hyperactive child.
Price: $ 7.00
Classroom Success for the LD and ADHD Child
Written by Suzanne H. Stevens. This book is unique in its emphasis on educating parents, teachers and other professionals – all those who must join efforts to lead LD/ADHD children reach their full potential in class. Offers practical suggestions on: adjusting teaching techniques, adapting tests and other materials & adjusting classroom management procedures.
Educational Prescriptions for the Classroom for Students with Learning Problems
Written by Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. & Bethany Solomon, M.A. This manual provides specific suggestions dealing with developmental and educational problems in relation to the child with a learning disability.
How to Organize an Effective Parent/Advocacy Group and MOVE Bureaucracies
Tips on developing an effective parent group and setting priorities.
Published by : Family Resource Center on Disabilities
For purchase/pick up only in the office.
IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers (Handout Version)
IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers (Handout Version)
Written by Anne Eason & Kathleen Whitebread
IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers features 127 helpful tips focusing on IEP and inclusion processes. Written from the parent
perspective, coauthors Anne Eason, an inclusion attorney, and Kathleen Whitbread, an associate professor-look at inclusion research and
practice that help students succeed in and out of school. It includes chapters on: getting prepared for IEP meetings, creating legally
correct and educationally sound IEPs, ensuring access to the general curriculum, tracking IEP progress, and forming effective family/school
partnerships. A great way to get parents, teachers and administrators to have shared goals.
Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work! A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity
Written by Michael Gordon, Ph.D. This story is told by a child for ADHD youngsters who want to understand how their problem was identified and what kinds of feelings and concerns they might experience throughout the process of evaluation and treatment. Also excellent for brothers, sisters, friends and classmates to help them gain insight in to the nature of this disorder.
A Parent’s Guide to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children
Written by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Michael Goldstein, M.D. This booklet explains what Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, things you should know about medications and more.
A Parent’s Guide to Language and Behavior Problems in Children
Written by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Paige Hinerman, Ph.D. This booklet explains childhood language development and what parents can do to improve language and behavior.
Show Me No Mercy ( A Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage)
Written by Robert Perske. Andy and Maggie Banks and their teenage twins, Beth and Ben, were a family like any other – tempering their disagreements and occasional squabbles with mutual love and support. Beth’s sixteen-year-old twin had Down Syndrome. Nevertheless, Ben’s enthusiasm and tenacity had earned him a special place in a sometimes hostile world-until an automobile accident changed his life forever.
A Teacher’s Guide to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children
Written by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Michael Goldstein, M.D. This booklet explains what Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is, helpful hints for classroom situations and more.
The LD Child and the ADHD Child: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
Written by Suzanne H. Stevens. This book is a brief, upbeat, always realistic look at what learning disabilities are and what problems children with LD and parents face at home and at school. It contains a wealth of valuable suggestions.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Written by Harold S. Kushner. Kushner wrote this book out of a need to put into words some of the most important things he has come to believe and know. It offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms. It raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.
Why Johnny Doesn’t Behave
Written by Barbara Bateman and Annemieke Golly Why Johnny Doesn't Behave provides 20 useful, concrete tips to help you manage behavior. Learn to make expectations clear, teach expectations, minimize attention for inappropriate behaviors, and pay attention to behavior you want. One section about Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) includes sample FBAs and BIPs.
Why Normal Isn’t Healthy
Doing what comes naturally-what millions of years of evolution have programmed us to do-may be perfectly normal, but it's not necessarily healthy. Where, in the headlong "progress" of the human race, do you really fit in? Take a minute to find out, and find yourself, in this wise book devoted to the proposition that a whole, healthy, heartfelt life is something that each of us must and can learn-and earn-anew. Funny, incisive, and persuasive, this doctor's prescription is as easy to swallow as it is effective: laugh, misbehave, make mistakes, and through it all discover your very own potential for health, healing, and wholeness.
Written by : Bowen F. White, M.D.
For purchase/pick up only in the office.
Wrightslaw: From Emotion to Advocacy – The Special Education Survival Guide
Written by Pamela Wright and Peter Wright This guide has hundreds of tips, strategies, references, warnings and Internet resources. You will learn to: Develop a master plan for your child's special education; Organize your child's file; Work with consultants and evaluators; Write SMART IEP goals and objectives; Use test scores to monitor your child's progress; Resolve parent-school conflict early; Write effective letters and create paper trails; Use parent agendas to improve meeting outcomes.
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
Written by Barbara Bateman and Cynthia Herr In Writing Measurable IEP Goals & Objectives, Dr. Bateman and Dr. Herr teach a new way to write IEP goals and objectives "that is simple, clean, useful, economical, worthwhile, common-sense, legally correct and revolutionary." Divided into three parts: Part I: About Goals & Objectives; Part II: Writing Goals & Objectives; & Part III: Sample PLOPs, Objectives, Goals (includes 75 samples for children with various disabilities).
What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew: Reflections from a Different Journey
Written by Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D. & John D. Kemp Nobody says it any better than people with disabilities themselves when topics such as risk taking, social acceptance, envisioning a life of greater independence, and all the challenges confronting any parent arises. These essays will educate, inform, and entertain every parent who wants to know how to be the very best parent he or she can be.
Nurture: The Essence of Intervention For Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Written by Victoria McKinney, Linda La Fever & Jocie DeVries. This book showcases children, youth, adults and parents who are challenged by FASD. The wonderful pictures and stories in this book will be very helpful for parents, clinicians and others who wish to observe the diverse presentation of FASD across individuals, races, ages and levels of severity.
Special Education – A Parent’s Guide for Children’s Success
Written by Michael T. Bailey
Michael Bailey’s book is a wonderful primer for parents who must navigate the difficult, fast-changing and intimidating system of special education. This book is a combination of concrete information, effective strategies, and a realistic look at the many phases of the parenting and education process, sage advice, and humor. Mr. Bailey’s own personal story as a parent of a daughter with a disability illustrates the many issues to be faced from birth through early childhood intervention programs to elementary and middle school and beyond. This book is essential reading for parents, their children, and professionals who need to reeducate themselves about the reason IDEAIA was enacted in the first place.
Americans with Disabilities Act - The Technical Assistance Manual of the Employment Provisions
From U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission An Overview of the Legal Requirements; establishing Nondiscrimination Qualification Standards; Nondiscrimination in the Hiring Process; Workers Compensation and Work-Related Injury; a Resource Directory; and much more.
You Will Dream New Dreams
Written by Stanley K. Klein, Ph.D. and Kim Schive In “You Will Dream New Dreams”, a compassionate, deeply felt collection of writings, you’ll discover the common ground of emotions shared by parents of children with disabilities. Real-life fathers and mothers of kids with cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, mental retardation, and other life-changing illnesses speak from the heart on how they mourned for the child of their dreams...learned the importance of turning to friends instead of being “strong” all the time…experienced the wrenching disappointment of letting go of certain expectations for their child…and found the unexpected joy of discovering new dreams.
Babies with Down Syndrome
Written by Karen Stray-Gundersen. This is the book that thousands of new parents and professionals have turned to as their first source of information on Down Syndrome (newly revised & updated). Also contains information for parents of older children with Down Syndrome.
Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Written by Sieglinde Martin, M.S., P.T.
Teaching Motor Skills is the resource that parents, therapists, and other caregivers can consult to help young children with gross motor delays learn and practice motor skills outside of therapy sessions.
Written by an experienced physical therapist who is also the mother of a child with cerebral palsy, this comprehensive guide examines the physical characteristics of CP and similar conditions.
This book has easy-to-follow exercises with photos and has frequently-asked-questions, with a chapter on medical interventions and bracing. This user-friendly guide helps parents and professionals coordinate their efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for the child.
Hyperativity – Why Won’t My Child Pay Attention? A complete guide to ADD for parents, teachers, and community agencies
Written by Dr. Sam Goldstein, Child Psychologist & Dr. Michael Goldstein, Child Neurologist
This valuable guide offers a unique approach to managing hyperactivity that can help you to channel your child’s impulsive, risk-taking behavior from a source of failure and frustration into a potential advantage that can work for him or her well into adulthood.