Special Needs

The De-Stress Method to Help Kids Succeed

Jerome J. Shultz, Ph.D. has practiced clinical neuropsychology for 30 years and is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. A former middle school teacher, Schultz specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of youth with learning disabilities and … Read more.

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Elizabeth Laugeson discusses her new book, The Science of Making Friends

Author, Elizabeth Laugeson discusses her new book, The Science of Making Friends — a life-changing  program for helping socially challenged teens and young adults navigate the social scene.

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The FriendMaker app Helps Teens with Social Challenges Make Friends

The FriendMaker mobile app and the book The Science of Making Friends by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson distill guidance from UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based social skills intervention available for teens and young adults with autism and other social … Read more.

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Steps for Ending Phone Calls

The Science of Making Friends is based on UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only research-based approach in the world devoted to helping adolescents and young adults with autism make and keep friends. This step-by-step guide offers strategies for parents, educators, … Read more.

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Progressive Games for Ages Three to Seven

Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educators as a vital component in brain development, academic success and learning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource, teacher and occupational therapist Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to use … Read more.

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Summer Reading for Professional Development

When you say you’re a teacher, most people exclaim, “It must be so great to have your summers off!” But let’s get real: while summer can be a time of rest for teachers, there’s always the next school year to … Read more.

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Supporting Students Who Need More Help

Do any of your students have trouble managing the demands of their daily workload or school routines? The following strategy outlined in the excerpt below is just one way to help students with weak Executive Function skills stay organized. Joyce … Read more.

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Listen to Me: 6 Ways to Help Kids with ADHD Follow Directions

The following is a guest post by Sandra Rief, author of several books on dyslexia and ADHD including, most recently, The Dyslexia Checklist. This piece was originally published on Sandra’s blog, at http://www.sandrarief.com. It is frustrating for parents and teachers … Read more.

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Meet our authors at the Jossey-Bass booth at IRA! Booth #2451

Visit us at booth #2451 to check out our newest books and meet some of our friendly staff! Our colleagues in Wiley-Blackwell are pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Reading Association (IRA) to publish its three journals, … Read more.

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Acceptance is the Cure—Autism Awareness Month guest blog by Jossey-Bass author Diane Isaacs

Acceptance is the Cure by Diane Isaacs These words casually flow out of my son Wyatt’s mouth as we hike up to our favorite tree we call “Bodhi.” There is a swinging bench under its majestic branches, an ideal perch … Read more.

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