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  1. 10.0 hrs • 12/29/2015 • Unabridged

    From the renowned authority on education and parenting, “an in-depth approach to aid parents and teachers to work together with behaviorally challenging students” (Publishers Weekly)—now revised and updated. School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students—and their parents, teachers, and administrators—are frustrated and desperate for answers. Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. Dr. Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach helps adults focus on the true factors contributing to challenging classroom behaviors, empowering educators to address these factors and create helping relationships with their most at-risk kids. This revised and updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene’s CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids. Dr. Greene’s lively, compelling narrative includes: • Tools to identify the problems and lagging skills causing challenging behavior.• Explicit guidance on how to radically improve interactions with challenging kids and reduce challenging episodes—along with many examples showing how it’s done.• Practical guidance for successful planning and collaboration among educators, parents, and kids. Backed by years of experience and research and written with a powerful sense of hope and achievable change, Lost at School gives teachers and parents the realistic strategies and information to impact the classroom experience of every challenging kid (and their classmates).

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    Lost at School

    10.0 hrs • 12/29/15 • Unabridged
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  2. 11.2 hrs • 11/24/2015 • Unabridged

    “I told you, I’ll do it later.”“I forgot to turn in the stupid application.”“Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.”“I can’t walk the dog—I have too much homework!” If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills—the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future—while making your relationship stronger.

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    Smart but Scattered Teens by Richard Guare, PhD, Peg Dawson, EdD, Colin Guare

    Smart but Scattered Teens

    11.2 hrs • 11/24/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 6.2 hrs • 9/24/2015 • Unabridged

    From two leading experts in the field of child development, Dr. Ellen Braaten and Dr. Brian Willoughby, comes a difinitive guide to understanding how children process information and respond to the world around them. Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to “pick up the pace”? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done—whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called “processing speed,” and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids from ages five to eighteen catch up in this key area of development. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient—while promoting your child’s social and emotional well-being.

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    Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up by Ellen Braaten, PhD, Brian Willoughby, PhD
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    12.4 hrs • 6/9/2015 • Unabridged

    This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor. By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother’s cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson’s story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving kids? In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor’s extraordinary journey—from his Arkansas home where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions; to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars; to the present, when now nineteen-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country. Along the way, Clynes reveals how our education system shortchanges gifted students—and what we can do to fix it.

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    The Boy Who Played with Fusion by Tom Clynes

    The Boy Who Played with Fusion

    12.4 hrs • 6/9/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.6 hrs • 8/26/2014 • Unabridged

    An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children firsthand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD. Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives. Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.

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    Thinking Differently

    Foreword by Harold S. Koplewicz
    Read by Roger Wayne
    6.6 hrs • 8/26/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 9.4 hrs • 1/14/2014 • Unabridged

    The celebrated author of Down the Nile travels far afield as part of her investigation into the world of the blind. In the tradition of Oliver Sacks’ The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken’s international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world’s blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular “quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world.” In listening to For the Benefit of Those Who See, you will never see the world in quite the same way again.

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    For the Benefit of Those Who See

    9.4 hrs • 1/14/14 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.0 hrs • 3/22/2011 • Unabridged

    The author of the New York Times bestselling Look Me in the Eye returns to help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and fix the things that hold them back in life. With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book, he offers stories from his own life and from the lives of other Aspergians to give the listener a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice—to Aspergians, their parents, and educators—on how Asperians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.

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    Be Different

    6.0 hrs • 3/22/11 • Unabridged
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  8. 14.0 hrs • 1/1/2004 • Unabridged

    From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference. Dr. Shaywitz’s book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well. In this book you will learn: –What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully –How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults –How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher –Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading –A twenty-minute nightly home program to enhance reading –The 150 most common problem words—a list that can give your child a head start –Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem and reveal his strengths –Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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    Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz

    Overcoming Dyslexia

    14.0 hrs • 1/1/04 • Unabridged
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