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Children and special needs

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Children are special in many ways and so this list is not exhaustive.

Please ask your health care provider for more information about your child's specific needs. If you would like to explore more of the resources great River Regional library has about special needs please contact your local library.

If your child has questions about children and adults with special needs, explore some of the materials at the bottom of this list. These books may help!


Asperkids : an insider's guide to loving, understanding and teaching children with Asperger syndrome Cover
Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Liane Holliday Willey
This book has original and effective methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. The author discusses theory of mind, the necessity for concrete forms of communication, and ways to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. She explores the untapped power of special interests, explaining how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents and professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning
616.8588 OTo
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Babies with Down syndrome : a new parents' guide Cover
Karen Stray-Gundersen
649.152 Bab 1995
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Breakthrough parenting for children with special needs : raising the bar of expectations Cover
Judy Winter
649.151 Win
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Bright not broken : gifted kids, ADHD, and autism Cover
Diane M Kennedy
Rebecca S Banks
Temple Grandin
Bright, talented children diagnosed with developmental or learning disorders are known as "Twice Exceptional" (or 2e). Because giftedness and disability often mask one another, many 2e kids aren't identified by our current mental health and educational systems--and as a result they don't receive the therapies or special educational services that can minimize their challenges and build on their talents. Despite their giftedness, 2e children often underachieve, drop out, and have poor life outcomes. Bright Not Broken offers parents and professionals alternatives for identifying and supporting 2e children. This book will show that there is hope for bright children who have been misunderstood and misdiagnosed and shows parents and educators how to help 2e children become capable adults--Excerpted from publisher
649.152 Ken
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Making visual supports work in the home and community : strategies for individuals with autism and Asperger syndrome Cover
Jennifer L Savner
Brenda Smith Myles
371.94 Sav
Book
Jun 3, 2014
The complete IEP guide : how to advocate for your special ed child Cover
Lawrence M. Siegel
Janet Portman
ordered 040314
Book
Jun 3, 2014
The sensory processing disorder answer book : practical answers to the top 250 questions parents ask Cover
Tara Delaney
618.928 Del
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Brothers and sisters Cover
Laura Dwight
Shows groups of siblings in which at least one member has a physical disability. They work together to overcome their problems
E Dwi
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Don't call me special : a first look at disability Cover
Pat Thomas
Lesley Harker
J 362.4 Tho
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Ian's walk : a story about autism Cover
Laurie Lears
Karen Ritz
A young girl realizes how much she cares for her autistic brother Ian when he gets lost at the park
E Lea
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Just because Cover
Rebecca Elliott
"A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much just because. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her."--Publishers description
E Ell
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Keeping up with Roo Cover
Sharlee Mullins Glenn
Dan Andreasen
Gracie has always had a special bond with her Aunt Roo, who is mentally disabled, but that relationship starts to change when Gracie begins school
E Gle
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Moses goes to school Cover
Isaac Millman
Moses and his friends enjoy the first day of school at their special school for the deaf and hard of hearing, where they use sign language to talk to each other
E Mil
Book
Jun 3, 2014
My friend Isabelle Cover
Eliza Woloson
Bryan Gough
A young boy named Charlie describes the activities he shares with his friend Isabelle, a girl with Down Syndrome
E Wol
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Nathan's wish : a story about cerebral palsy Cover
Laurie Lears
Stacey Schuett
A boy with cerebral palsy helps out at a raptor rehabilitation center and is inspired himself when an owl that cannot fly finds another purpose in life
E Lea
Book
Jun 3, 2014
The black book of colors [braille] Cover
Menena Cottin
Rosana Faría
Elisa Amado
This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers
E Cot
Book
Jun 3, 2014
The junkyard wonders Cover
Patricia Polacco
Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."
E Pol
Book
Jun 3, 2014
What's wrong with Timmy? Cover
Maria Shriver
Sandra Speidel
Making friends with a mentally retarded boy helps Kate learn that the two of them have a lot in common
J FIC Shr
Book
Jun 3, 2014
One-handed catch Cover
Mary Jane Auch
After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities
J FIC Auc
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Ruby Lu, empress of everything Cover
Lenore Look
Anne Wilsdorf
After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school
J FIC Loo
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Rules Cover
Cynthia Lord
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic
J FIC Lor
Book
Jun 3, 2014
Syndicate content
Terri Mauro
371.9 Mau
Rebecca Elliott
E Ell
Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Liane Holliday Willey
616.8588 OTo
Sharlee Mullins Glenn
Dan Andreasen
E Gle
Karen Stray-Gundersen
649.152 Bab 1995
Isaac Millman
E Mil
Judy Winter
649.151 Win
Eliza Woloson
Bryan Gough
E Wol
Diane M Kennedy
Rebecca S Banks
Temple Grandin
649.152 Ken
Laurie Lears
Stacey Schuett
E Lea
Jennifer L Savner
Brenda Smith Myles
371.94 Sav
Menena Cottin
Rosana Faría
Elisa Amado
E Cot
Lawrence M. Siegel
Janet Portman
ordered 040314
Patricia Polacco
E Pol
Lynn Moore
649.15 Moo
Maria Shriver
Sandra Speidel
J FIC Shr
Tara Delaney
618.928 Del
Mary Jane Auch
J FIC Auc
Laura Dwight
E Dwi
Lenore Look
Anne Wilsdorf
J FIC Loo
Pat Thomas
Lesley Harker
J 362.4 Tho
Cynthia Lord
J FIC Lor
Laurie Lears
Karen Ritz
E Lea