January 09, 2013

ADHD & Me: What I Learned From Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor

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New Harbinger, 2007. 176 pages. ISBN: 978-1-57224-522-8 Any parent of a teen with learning problems will be encouraged to see another teen with those problems is able to write a book. How much more encouraging when it’s a well-organized, helpful book. This book is not a “Here’s how I did it” success story, but a […]

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January 09, 2013

The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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January 09, 2013

Raise Your Child’s Social IQ by Cathi Cohen, L.C.S.W.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Raise Your Child’s Social I.Q. guides parents to help develop their children’s social skills. A mother and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience running a mental health practice and counseling children and adolescents, Cohen has written a clear, practical book to help us apply the principles she developed […]

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January 09, 2013

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Know someone who avoids eye contact, who doesn’t know how to converse, but will talk endlessly about a favorite subject? John Elder Robison’s memoir, Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s, gives an inside look at life at one end of the autism spectrum. He provides an example of an “Aspergian” […]

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January 09, 2013

Too Wise to Be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind: Christian Parents Contend with Autism by Cathy Steere

by Kathy Kuhl Cathy Steere has written an excellent memoir of the first five years of her son Drew’s life with autism. She describes his symptoms, his strengths, and the emotional roller-coaster ride of parents trying to understand and help a child trapped by what she calls “the monster,” autism. She recounts their search for […]

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January 09, 2013

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. & Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D.

review by Kathy Kuhl Many of us dread that our children are too often Late, Lost, and Unprepared. Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel have crafted a short, helpful guide for parents on to how to teach chronically disorganized children to be organized. This is not a study skills book. They do not assume you just tell the […]

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January 09, 2013

E-book: Holiday Social Skills for your Wired Child by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Ebook from CarolBarnier.com. 37 pages. $4.95. Carol has written a clear, funny, and helpful workbook to make the holidays less stressful for your child and for you. In thirty-seven pages, she explains why social parts of the holidays are so difficult for our children, and offers practical activities to ease the way. The book […]

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January 09, 2013

Lonely, Sad and Angry: How to Help Your Unhappy Child by Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Lonely, Sad, and Angry: Help for Your Unhappy Child. 2001. ISBN 978-1886941458 Does anger, loneliness, or sadness dominate the life of a child you know—not just for a few bad days, and maybe not every hour—nearly every day? It could be depression. How do you know? Psychologists Barbara Ingersoll and Sam […]

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January 09, 2013

A Birds Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors by Alex Zeigler and Chris Zeigler Dendy

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The son-and-mother team of Alex Zeigler and Chris Zeigler Dendy, have teamed up to produce a new video, Real Life ADHD: A Survival Guide for Children and Teens. Alex is a young videographer, editor, college graduate, and web designer, who was diagnosed with ADHD at age twelve. His mom, Chris Zeigler Dendy, is an author, teacher, psychologist, […]

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January 09, 2013

Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture by Kathleen Ricards Hopkins

Review by Kathy Kuhl of Kathleen Hopkins’ book What does your child need to know? Kathleen Ricards Hopkins explains that what children needs to know is not so much a sets of facts and procedures, as it is how to learn and think. She shows how to teach these skills, using examples from classroom conversations […]

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