Here are some books I’ve authored or co-authored to help parents and teachers. All are available online and many are found in book stores, too.
Parent’s Quick Start Guide to Autism provides parents and caregivers with an immediate overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and steps they can take to support and encourage their child. Each chapter is packed with detailed and helpful information, covering what to do at home and at school, how to avoid common mistakes, and how (and when) to seek professional help. Summary and resource sections at the end of each chapter give quick guidance to busy readers. Topics include occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interventions, and more. Offering straightforward, easy to understand, and evidence-based information, this book is a go-to resource for caregivers parenting a child with autism.
The ADHD Empowerment Guide: Identifying Your Child’s Strengths and Unlocking Potential This book helps parents identify your child’s strengths to develop a specific plan to unlock your child’s potential. Parents will complete two easy-to-follow questionnaires to identify their child’s natural abilities, as well as determine key characteristics in their child that research has shown to help children with ADHD succeed in life. Are you ready to unlock your child’s potential?
Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress For parents of stressed kids, this is an easy-to-read guide to understanding children’s stress, its effects on their day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions for children that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories–school, family, and environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children’s stories.
Raising Girls with ADHD/ADD. ADHD/ADD in a girl often manifest differently than it does in a boy. This book provides resources to help parents address their daughter’s treatment, behavioral strategies, personal adjustment, and other issues.
The Disorganized, Impulsive Child: Solutions for Parenting Children with Executive Functioning Difficulty. Children who can’t select, plan, initiate, or sustained action towards your goals are children who struggle in school and other aspects of life. This book helps parents teach their child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self support.
Teaching Phonics In Lessons, Pictures, and Activities. Teachers can help beginning readers sound out words through 48 fully-developed lesson plans. It includes word games, art projects, poems, word scrambles, flashcards, and many more fun activities.
Teaching Problem Solving Through Children’s Literature. General and special education teachers will find 40 ready-to-use lesson plans that focus on children’s literature characters faced with problem-solving situations, empowering students to independently solve problems in their own lives.