Description : An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Description : Introduces the Montesorri system for teaching children to read and write, and includes age-specific activities and games
Description : From the new parent coping with a child's recent diagnosis to one who's an experienced advocate, "Children With Autism" is a must-have reference. It is a trusted, respected source of information on autism and the other conditions within the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Now completely revised and updated, "Children with Autism" covers a multitude of special concerns, including daily and family life, early intervention, educational programs, legal rights, advocacy, and a look at the years ahead with a chapter on adults with autism. Parents can turn to this new edition for the latest information on current diagnostic criteria, Applied Behavior Analysis, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), autism advocacy via the internet, and much more. Another important feature of the book is the group of parent statements found at the end of each chapter. Here the reader gains the perspective and support from many other parents who share their own family's experiences. Other helpful features include a glossary, reading and resource lists, and a delightful collection of photographs of children with autism scattered throughout the book.
Description : Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children, Peer relations, Sibling issues, Motivation and underachievement, Discipline Issues, Intensity, perfectionism, and stress, Idealism, unhappiness, and depression, Educational planning, Parenting concerns, Finding professional help. Book jacket.
Description : Explains the advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling, and provides advice on setting up a curriculum, getting the child involved with the community, and dealing with the special learning needs of some children
Description : The ultimate parenting book about getting your child to read. 'It’s a book that lives in that space between education in school and education at home. A thousand times better than those books of worksheets telling you “How to pass Sats” that sit on spinners in newsagents,' Michael Rosen, children's author and former children's laureate. 'If a child reads for pleasure it is the single biggest indicator of their future success - much more than parents' educational background or social success.' Would you like your child to read for pleasure or read more than they do? In this easy-to-use and accessible guide, Alison David, Consumer Insight Director at Egmont Publishing, gives you the tools you need to help your child love reading. In the era of Snapchat and Instagram, fostering a love of reading and regular reading habits has never been harder for parents. This book is filled with expert advice about how to turn reading in your home from yet another chore into a fun experience that will bring parent and child closer together. Getting your child engaged with reading will increase their confidence, encourage language development and improve their life chances. This book contains: • Strategies for each age range, from baby to young adult • Easy-to-follow steps to carve out time for a reading routine • Ideas and inspiration for what and how to read An essential addition to the parenting bookshelf. 'This book isn’t just for families that have children who don’t embrace reading with enthusiasm and love, but can help established reading families too. ' Sally, Space on the Bookshelf. Alison David works as a consumer research expert at Egmont UK, the publisher of Winnie-the-Pooh, Mr Men and many other much-loved children’s books. Through her extensive research, and as a parent herself, Alison has a real insight into the challenges facing reading.
Description : Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.