Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Strength-based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614834

Category: Education

Page: 184

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A new concept on human diversity has emerged over the past 10 years that promises to revolutionize the way educators provide services to students with special needs: neurodiversity. Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of brains among our students who learn, think, and behave differently. In Neurodiversity in the Classroom, best-selling author Thomas Armstrong argues that we should embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students to help them and their neurotypical peers thrive in school and beyond. This innovative book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. For each category, Armstrong provides an in-depth discussion of * The positive attributes associated with that category, * Acclaimed neurodiverse adults who have excelled in their chosen fields, * Computer programs and applications that allow students with special needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success, * Rich networks of human resources both inside and outside of school that educators can draw upon to support the social and emotional lives of neurodiverse students, * Innovative learning strategies that are tailored to each student's unique strengths, * Future career paths for which a student's particular gifts might be a good fit, * Modifications in the school environment that allow for seamless inclusion of neurodiverse students in the regular classroom, and * Timely information about how to integrate the strategies and assessments for each category with the Common Core State Standards. It's time that we focused on celebrating rather than pathologizing our students with special needs so that they can fully realize their potential in school and life. This practical and thought-provoking book will inspire teachers and administrators everywhere to make sure that all students with special needs get the support and strength-based instruction they deserve.

The Myth of the ADHD Child, Revised Edition

101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992808

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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A fully revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking book on tackling the root causes of children’s attention and behavior problems rather than masking the symptoms with medication. More than twenty years after Dr. Thomas Armstrong's Myth of the A.D.D. Child first published, he presents much needed updates and insights in this substantially revised edition. When The Myth of the A.D.D. Child was first published in 1995, Dr. Thomas Armstrong made the controversial argument that many behaviors labeled as ADD or ADHD are simply a child's active response to complex social, emotional, and educational influences. In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr. Armstrong shows readers how to address the underlying causes of a child's attention and behavior problems in order to help their children implement positive changes in their lives. The rate of ADHD diagnosis has increased sharply, along with the prescription of medications to treat it. Now needed more than ever, this book includes fifty-one new non-drug strategies to help children overcome attention and behavior problems, as well as updates to the original fifty proven strategies.

Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments

Author: Fitzgerald, Carlton J.,Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona,Popa, Carmen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522550860

Category: Education

Page: 554

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As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life experiences, the one-size-fits-all approach to teaching does not work, thus pushing educators to create a student-centered approach for each learner. The Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments is an important resource providing readers with multiple perspectives to approach issues often associated with adult learners in an online environment. This publication highlights current research on topics including, but not limited to, online competency-based education, nontraditional adult learners, virtual classrooms in public universities, and teacher training for online education. This book is a vital reference for online trainers, adult educators, university administrators, researchers, and other academic professionals looking for emerging information on utilizing online classrooms and environments in student-centered adult education.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Lindsey Biel,Nancy Peske

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

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BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***


Weit vom Stamm

Wenn Kinder ganz anders als ihre Eltern sind

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027226

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1104

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Wie geht man damit um, wenn die eigenen Kinder ganz anders sind als man selbst, was bedeutet das für sie und ihre Familien? Und wie akzeptieren wir und unsere Gesellschaft außergewöhnliche Menschen? Ein eindrucksvolles Buch über das Elternsein, über die Kraft der Liebe, aber auch darüber, was unsere Identität ausmacht. Der Bestsellerautor Andrew Solomon hat mit über 300 Familien gesprochen, deren Kinder außergewöhnlich oder hochbegabt sind, die das Down-Syndrom haben oder an Schizophrenie leiden, Autisten, taub oder kleinwüchsig sind. Ihre Geschichten sind einzigartig, doch ihre Erfahrungen des „Andersseins“ sind universell. Ihr Mut, ihre Lebensfreude und ihr Glück konfrontieren uns mit uns selbst und lassen niemanden unberührt. »Solomon hat eine Ideengeschichte geschrieben, die zur Grundlage einer Charta der psychologischen Grundrechte des 21. Jahrhunderts werden könnte... Erkenntnisse voller Einsicht, Empathie und Klugheit.« Eric Kandel »Das vielleicht größte Geschenk dieses monumentalen, so faktenreichen wie anrührenden Werks besteht darin, dass es zum permanenten Nachdenken anregt.« Philip Gourevitch »Dieses Buch schießt einem Pfeil um Pfeil ins Herz.« The New York Times »Dies ist eines der außergewöhnlichsten Bücher, die ich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe: mutig, einfühlsam und zutiefst menschlich... Seine Geschichten sind von meisterhafter Feinfühligkeit und Klarheit.« Siddhartha Mukherjee, Autor von ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹


Durch die gläserne Tür - Lebensbericht einer Autistin

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

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Der große amerikanische Kinoerfolg „Rain Man“ erzählt die Geschichte des Autisten Raymond mit anrührender Unmittelbarkeit und unpathetischer Leichtigkeit. Ebenso eindringlich und geradeaus ist die Geschichte der Autistin Temple Grandin, die übrigens mithalf, „Rain Man“ - Hauptdarsteller Dustin Hoffman auf seine anspruchsvolle Rolle vorzubereiten. Aus ihrer außergewöhnlichen Perspektive schildert Temple Grandin ihren zähen Kampf gegen die bizarren Symptome des Autismus: etwa das Unvermögen, ihre Bewegungen zu kontrollieren, die Besessenheit mit einer Beschäftigung, ihre Geräuschempfindlichkeit, die Überreiztheit ihres Nervensystems überhaupt, oder ihre anfängliche totale Unfähigkeit, mittels Sprache oder auch nur Körperkontakt eine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herzustellen - obwohl sie gerade dies sehnlichst wünschte. Dass es ihr schließlich dennoch glückte, sich aus ihrem gläsernen Gefängnis zu befreien, verdankt sie ihrem eigenen Erfindungsreichtum: Sie konstruierte einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie körperliche Berührung zulassen, aber auch kontrollieren konnte. Diese „Zaubermaschine“ wie auch die liebevolle Zuwendung einiger weniger Menschen öffneten ihr den Weg durch die gläserne Tür in die reale Welt.

Seeing the Spectrum

Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism

Author: Robert Rozema

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777293

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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With 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), odds are that students on the spectrum will be in many classrooms across every subject area.Seeing the Spectrum argues that secondary English teachers are uniquely equipped to prepare students with autism for future success, both in school and in life. Writing for preservice and current English language arts teachers, Robert Rozema offers practical, evidenced-based strategies for teaching literature, informational texts, writing, and communication to students on the spectrum. These strategies are appropriate for inclusive classrooms with both neurotypical students and students with autism. The final chapter includes a complete unit plan on Of Mice and Men, illustrating how curriculum focused on commonly taught literary works can be reimagined to accommodate the needs and draw on the strengths of students on the spectrum. “I appreciate this book. I appreciate the gift Robert Rozema has given me. My thinking and teaching will now be more diverse, more consciously competent, more compassionate, and therefore more vital.” —From the Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, distinguished professor of English Education, Boise State University, and author of “You Gotta BE the Book” “Seeing the Spectrum examines real young people and daily classroom interactions to help teachers better understand the mental and emotional processing of their autistic spectrum students and devise assignments to scaffold their success. Rozema knows what matters in English: reading literature, developing empathy, understanding complex ideas and interpersonal relationships, writing to express complicated ideas. The diverse tools, strategies, and ideas he describes foster inclusiveness, compassion, and success for all students.” —Allen Webb, professor of English, Western Michigan University

Iris Grace

Bilder malen tausend Worte. Die Geschichte meiner autistischen Tochter

Author: Arabella Carter-Johnson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732533417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Wenn Iris malt, verliert sie sich ganz in den Farben und Formen. Doch bevor sie zu einem Wunderkind wurde, war sie vor allem ein Kind, das ein Wunder brauchte. Denn Iris Grace hat Autismus. In den ersten Lebensjahren war sie unerreichbar, lebte in ihrer eigenen Welt, die Familie verzweifelte. Dann entdeckte ihre Mutter, wie fasziniert Iris mit Pinsel und Farbe umging. Und schließlich war es die kleine Katze Thula, die die Verbindung zwischen Iris und der Außenwelt herstellte. Eine zauberhafte, wahre Geschichte.


Liebe und Eigenständigkeit

die Kunst bedingungsloser Elternschaft, jenseits von Belohnung und Bestrafung

Author: Alfie Kohn,Claudia Kolarik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867810159

Category:

Page: 298

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Der amerikanische Erziehungsexperte plädiert für bedingungslose Elternliebe und eine Erziehung ohne Belohnung und Bestrafung.



Pädagogik bei geistigen Behinderungen

ein Handbuch für Studium und Praxis

Author: Ernst Wüllenweber,Georg Theunissen,Heinz Muhl

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170184374

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Das Buch bietet eine grundlegende Einfuhrung in die padagogischen Konzepte und Hilfen fur Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene mit geistiger Behinderung. Einleitend werden die Geschichte und das System der Geistigbehindertenhilfe in Deutschland behandelt. Dann werden der Begriff und das Phanomen geistige Behinderung aus padagogischer, psychologischer, soziologischer und medizinischer Perspektive beleuchtet. Neben der Fruhforderung und Diagnostik finden die Leitkonzepte der Padagogik bei geistiger Behinderung sowie die schulische und ausserschulische Forderung eine eingehende Darstellung. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich Methoden und Konzepten der Intervention, Forderung und Therapie. Ein Ausblick auf internationale Entwicklungen, auf interdisziplinare Ansatze und auf ethische Perspektiven des Fachs rundet den Band ab.



Doing Inclusion

Inklusion in einer nicht inklusiven Gesellschaft

Author: Carmen Dorrance,Clemens Dannenbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783781519008

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 277

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