Raising a Girl with Autism – Asperger’s In Pink by Julie Clark ~ Book Review

Raising a Girl with Autism – Asperger’s In Pink by Julie Clark ~ Book Review

This post introduces you to one of my favorite special needs parenting books. If you are raising a girl with autism you will appreciate this book. I just wrote a review of it for our Special Needs Book Review site. It is Asperger’s in Pink ~ Pearls of Wisdom from Inside the Bubble of Raising a Child with Asperger’s by “Julie Clark.  

Julie writes about her family as they learn how to care for their daughter with Asperger’s syndrome. Even though this book fills the need for a resource for families and educators of a girl with autism, it is also very beneficial for all parents of a special needs child because many aspects of the Clark’s family struggle apply to all. These parents will learn from Julie Clark’s experience as they also sift through the EAS (Educational Alphabet Soup) IEP, 504, PAT, FAPE, CSE, OT…

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

Become Sensory Smart

Parents can now find lots of parenting books about raising a sensory smart child. One of these is Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel, M.A.,OTR/L and Nancy Peske.  This book has a foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin and is Winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and IParenting Media Award.

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Off The Page Hi-Lo eBooks: Easy-to-Read, High Interest eBooks for Teens and Young Adults

We have found the most beautiful hi-lo eBooks by a company called Off The Page. Off The Page eBooks are fun, educational, easy-to-read books tailored to teens and young adult readers. The easy-to-read, high interest eBooks are made in New Zealand by Anne Russell and Rosemary Emery and used around the world. These beautiful eBooks are for adolescents and young adults with reading difficulties especially students with Down syndrome, autism, and learning disabilities. Make reading fun with these hi-lo eBooks designed with the needs and interests of mature students who are just beginning to read.

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Review of Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Sibling Support Handbook by Trish Thorpe

On our Special Needs Book Review site we reviewed one of the four books Trish Thorpe has written titled  Asperger’s Sibling Support: 15 Practical Tips for Parents/Caregivers. We thank the author for writing to us about the 2nd edition of this book with a new title,  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Sibling Support Handbook (updated Jan. 2015). See the links at the end of this post to our interview with Ms. Thorpe and to a guest post about her book on ASD sibling support.

Trish Thorpe also agreed to write the following guest post introducing her book on ASD sibling support.

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The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque

The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well  by Paula LaRocque

Has it been a while since your last English writing course? Have you been wondering if grammar rules have changed? Wished you knew the acceptable use of jargon, fad, and cliché? Reading The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque is a quick and easy way to review and hone your language arts skills.

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A Week of Switching, Shifting, Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by L. H. Kerstein

A Week of Switching, Shifting, Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by L. H. Kerstein

Released  in November of 2013, this delightful picture book, A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW , will help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and all children, for that matter, in becoming less rigid in their thinking.

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Educational Picture Book on Kindness and Friendships: FLOWER CHILDREN by Brigitte Brocato

Educational Picture Book on Kindness and Friendships: FLOWER CHILDREN by Brigitte Brocato

Folks at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. thank Brigitte Brocato for informing us about her third picture book that just came out in January 2014. FLOWER CHILDREN is an educational children’s book about the color theory, creating secondary colors from primary colors. It is also a book about kindness and friendships. Ms. Brocato’s other two lovely books for children are ABC and the other one is WALDY.

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Review of Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends by Charmaine Hammond

Review of Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends by Charmaine Hammond

Have you been searching for a children’s picture book to help your child or students learn how to be kind to others?  Charmaine Hammond and  illustrator, Rose Anne Prevec, have teamed up to write  a wonderful children’s picture book, Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends, about caring for others. Ms. Hammond’s book  is based on the true story from the book and movie, On Toby’s Terms which is about when Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a five-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever.

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Best Gifts For Children with Special Needs by Marcela De Vivo

Best Gifts For Children with Special Needs by Marcela De Vivo

Knowing what to get for a child with special needs can be somewhat difficult, especially if you’re buying a gift for a child that isn’t your own. While having some knowledge of the child’s needs can be helpful, it isn’t always a necessity, and there are a variety of gifts that are ideal for children with all types of special needs.

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You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids Book by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids Book by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

How to explain social thinking to kids? I just reviewed a great book to help you, You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids written by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke, and illustrated by Kelly Knopp. This book will be enjoyed by all the young Social Detectives who might have School Smarts, Science Smarts, or Music Smarts and need just a little help with their Social Smarts to make a big difference in their daily interactions.

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Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Parents and teachers should know about two great books on behaviors solutions by Beth Aune, OTR/L, Beth Burt and Peter Gennaro. The first published was Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide that Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other Special Needs. However as all who work in the school system know that challenging or different behaviors do not only happen in the classroom but in all areas of the school, the authors wrote a second book, a great companion for their first one, More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom.

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