Best Disability Parenting Books
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1. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate Your Body, 1)
Author: by Sonya Renee Taylor
A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girland it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment.
From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you’re looking forin a way you can relate to. Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most.
In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you’ll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead. Puberty explainedDiscover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way.
Social skillsLearn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends. Self-care tipsChoose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won’t find in other puberty books for girls.
2. Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2020
Author: by Dara McAnulty
WINNER OF BOOK OF THE YEAR, NARRATIVE NON-FICTION BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021Rediscover the natural world with the multi-award winning phenomenon and youngest ever major literary prize winner in UK history.’Miraculous memoir … Profoundly moving’ Observer ‘Dara is an extraordinary voice and vision: brave, poetic, ethical, lyrical’ Robert Macfarlane ‘It’s a diary but essentially timeless …
It’s really, really special’ Chris PackhamALSO WINNER OF: THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2020, AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2020, BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS FOR NON-FICTION 2020; SHORTLISTED FOR: WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 & LONGLISTED FOR: THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 _ ‘This diary chronicles the turning of my world, from spring to winter, at home, in the wild, in my head.’Evocative, raw and lyrical, this startling debut explores the natural world through the eyes of Dara McAnulty, an autistic teenager coping with the uprooting of home, school, and his mental health, while pursuing his life as a conservationist and environmental activist.
3. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers
Author: by Sari Solden
New Harbinger Publications
Live boldly as a woman with ADHD! This radical guide will show you how to cultivate your individual strengths, honor your neurodiversity, and learn to communicate with confidence and clarity. If you are a woman with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you’ve probably knownall your lifethat you’re different.
As girls, we learn which behaviors, thinking, learning, and working styles are preferred, which are accepted and tolerated, and which are frowned upon. These preferences are communicated in innumerable waysfrom media and books to our first-grade classroom to conversations with our classmates and parents.
Over the course of a lifetime, women with ADHD learn through various channels that the way they think, work, speak, relate, and act does not match up with the preferred way of being in the world. In short, they learn that difference is bad.
And, since these women know that they are different, they learn that they are bad. It’s time for a change. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws.
4. Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
Author: by Tyler McNamer
Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism. Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17, Tyler not only details his challenges, but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Whether you re an educator, a family member of someone with autism, or simply looking for inspiration, you ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man s mind. As Tyler explains, I ve been called a retard, dumb, and disabled.
I ve been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively, Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift.
It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. In this memorable book, Tyler details his experiences with bullying, isolation, and others low expectations of him. But rather than allowing himself to be limited by his autism diagnosis, this courageous and insightful young man rose above his challenges to encourage others to follow their dreams and become leaders in their own lives.
5. Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
Through vivid stories and case histories of patientsboth adults and childrenHallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member.
But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this disorderincluding high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
6. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Author: by Peg Dawson
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your smart but scattered child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger.Drs.
Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial executive skills-the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.
Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements-this empowering book shows how.
7. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Author: by Naoki Higashida
One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid. Jon Stewart, The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR The Wall Street Journal Bloomberg Business BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYou’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump.
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.
Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?
8. ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood
Author: by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from DistractionAn inspired road map for living with a distractible brain …
If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your shelf. It will give you courage and hope. Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising CainWorld-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J.
Ratey literally wrote the book on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestseller, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way. Now, most people have heard of ADHD and know someone who may have it.
But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside: Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD. Also unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action.In ADHD 2.0, Drs.
9. Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated
Author: by Sally Shaywitz
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATEDFrom one of the world’s preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems-now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender.
Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need.
This new edition also offers: New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics’ ability to help themselves New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade why and how New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading Ways to raise a child’s self-esteem and reveal her strengths Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic
10. Taking Charge of ADHD, Fourth Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
Author: by Russell A. Barkley
The Guilford Press
The leading parent resource about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment has now been revised and updated with the latest information and resources. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley compassionately guides you to: *Understand why kids with ADHD act the way they do.
Get an accurate diagnosis. Work with school and health care professionals to find needed support. Implement a proven eight-step behavior management plan. Build your child’s academic and social skills. Restore harmony at home. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, downloadable practical tools, and much more.
11. Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia: 101 Games and Activities to Teach Your Child to Read
Author: by Hannah Braun M.Ed.
Fun exercises to make reading easier for kids with dyslexia ages 7 to 12 Learning to read with dyslexia can be a challenge for kids, but it’s a challenge they can conquerwith the right tools. Using a targeted approach to skill development, Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia features more than 100 colorful games and activities that strengthen auditory processing skills, support letter formation in writing, and, most importantly, make reading fun!
This workbook filled with dyslexia tools for kids offers: Daily practiceThis standout among dyslexia books gives kids opportunities to practice their reading skills with exercises focused on phonemic awareness, dysgraphia, and auditory processing disorder. Playful activitiesKids will delight in exploring everything from phonics games to mazes, word association, matching, coloring, listening, and more.
6 Different learning methodsGet a dyslexic reading aid for kids that’s built on multiple research-based approaches to learning, giving kids a chance to see what works best for them. Turn kids into lifelong readers, and help them along the road to overcoming dyslexia with fun-filled games that build their skills and confidence.
12. Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism
Author: by Mary Lynch Barbera Ph.D.
This is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child through behavioral practices taught at home. Dr. Barbera has created a tool kit that any parent can use to help remediate-and in some cases eliminate-some symptoms of autism and other developmental delays in young children, even in as little as 15 minutes a day.
Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age, yet children are often not diagnosed until they are 4 or 5 years old. In Turn Autism Around, Dr. Mary Barbera explains why parents can’t afford to worry and wait in long lines for evaluations and treatment while not knowing how to help their children.
She empowers parents, caregivers, and early intervention professionals to regain hope and take back control with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children. Dr. Barbera has created a new approach to teaching kids with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) married with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use-whether or not their child has delays-to learn to teach communication skills, socialization strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, potty training, and behavior challenges in a positive, effective, and lasting way.
13. Underestimated: An Autism Miracle (Children’s Health Defense)
Author: by J. B. Handley
Skyhorse (March 23, 2021)
The incredibly moving and inspiring story about a quest to finally be heard. In Underestimated: An Autism Miracle, Generation Rescue’s cofounder J.B. Handley and his teenage son Jamison tell the remarkable story of Jamison’s journey to find a method of communication that allowed him to show the world that he was a brilliant, wise, generous, and complex individual who had been misunderstood and underestimated by everyone in his life.
Jamison’s emergence at the age of seventeen from his self-described prison of silence took place over a profoundly emotional and dramatic twelve-month period that is retold from his father’s perspective. The book reads like a spy thriller while allowing the reader to share in the complex emotions of both exhilaration and anguish that accompany Jamison’s journey for him and his family.
Once Jamison’s extraordinary story has been told, Jamison takes over the narrative to share the story from his perspective, allowing the world to hear from someone who many had dismissed and cast aside as incapable. Jamison’s remarkable transformation challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding autism, a disability impacting 1 in 36 Americans.
14. A Little SPOT of Feelings and Emotions Educator's Guide
Author: by Diane Alber
We’ve heard from numerous educators that they sometimes feel like they are on an island with very little help in sight. That is why we created this educator guide. We spent months talking with teachers, counselors, and homeschool parents, and listening to what they would need to make teaching EMOTIONS both educational and fun.
15. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens: Improve Focus, Get Organized, and Succeed
Author: by Allison Tyler LCSW
Build focus, organization skills, and self-confidencethe ADHD workbook for teens ages 12 to 17Does it feel hard to stay organized sometimes? Do homework assignments sneak up on you? Having ADHD can feel overwhelmingbut it doesn’t have to. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens gives you the tools to understand how ADHD works within your body, and actionable ways that you can use it to your advantage.
Learn about some of your untapped strengths and see how you can channel your newly identified talents at school, in sports, and with friends. Inside Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens you’ll find:Be your own CEOUnderstand how your executive functions work to help you organize, plan, react, and more.
Frequently asked, always answeredeA Q&A section provides answers to a ton of common questions that others with ADHD have. Advice you can useEveryday tools give you simple but effective strategies for approaching everyday things like homework, friends, and sports.
Learn how you can thrive with ADHD through these engaging, everyday activities.
16. Scattered to Focused: Smart Strategies to Improve Your Child's Executive Functioning Skills
Author: by Zac Grisham MS LPC-S ADHD-CCSP
Set your child up for success with simple strategies to develop executive function in kids 4 to 12 Parenting a child who struggles with executive functionthe skills that help us stay focused, manage our emotions, and plan aheadcan be a challenge, whether or not they have an official ADHD diagnosis.
This book is filled with expert advice and actionable strategies that can help your smart but scattered child build the skills they need to thrive both at school and at home. Quick assessment toolsBetter understand your child’s level of executive function and learn what motivates them, for stronger communication and connection.
Expert adviceLearn how to build confidence and autonomy in your smart but scattered child with research-based guidance for helping them practice self-control, manage time, follow routines, beat procrastination, and more. Common sense explanationsExplore how executive function works in clear, simple language, and then apply what you learned through fun activities like using code words and making memory boards.