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Special Needs

Books addressing special needs in children are arranged in sections below including: general needs of special children, special developmental needs, special physical needs, special dietary needs, special social/behavioral needs, special academic needs and special emotional needs. Parents may find applicable resources in multiple sections.

Titles found in the sections listed below are arranged by call number or alphabetically by author. For assistance or additional titles, please stop at the ASK ME Desk.

General Needs of Special Children

The Verbal Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders
by Mary LynchBarbera  J PARENT 618.9285882 BAR

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids
by Hunter Manasco  J PARENT 649.15 MAN

Ways to Help Children with Disabilities
by Karen Bush Gibson  J 362.4 GIB 

Special Developmental Needs

Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Helping Them Maximize Their Strengths, Cope with Adversity, and Develop a Social Mindset
by Robert Brooks  J PARENT 616.85882 BRO

The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
by Martha Herbert  J PARENT 616.8588206 HER

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
by Lynn E. McClannahan  J PARENT 618.9285882 MCC

Autism Solutions: How to Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life for Your Child
by Ricki G. Robinson  J PARENT 618.9285882 ROB

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents)
by Elizabeth Verdick  J 618.9285882 VER

Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide
by Susan Skallerup  J PARENT 618.92858842 BAB

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Terri Couwenhoven  J PARENT 618.92858842 COU

The Kitchen Classroom: 32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Developmental Skills
by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer  J PARENT 641.563 KAP

My Sister, Alicia May
by Nancy Tupper Ling  J PARENT TUPPER LING

The Hidden Child: Kids with Autism
by Sheila Stewart  J 616.85882 STE

Explaining Down Syndrome
by Angela Royston  J 616.858842 ROY

Special Physical Needs

Seeing with Your Fingers: Kids with Blindness and Visual Impairment
by Sheila Stewart  J 362.41 STE

Listening with Your Eyes: Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
by Sheila Stewart  J 362.42 STE

by Hal Marcovitz  J 616.238 MAR

Muscular Dystrophy
by Paula Johanson  J 616.748 JOH

Explaining Cerebral Palsy
by Sarah Levete  J 616.836 LEV

Special Dietary Needs

What’s Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments
by Kelly Dorfman  J PARENT 613.2083 DOR

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes
by Connie Pirner  J PARENT 616.462 PIR

Gluten-Free Kids: Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism, and Other Conditions
by Danna Korn  J PARENT 618.923 KOR

The GF Kid: A Celiac Disease Survival Guide
by Melissa London  J PARENT 618.923 LON

Explaining Diabetes
by Anita Loughrey  J 616.462 LOU

Diabetes-Aware Diets
by Mari Schuh  J 616.462 SCH

Special Social/Behavioral Needs

It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success
by Richard Lavoie  J PARENT 371.9 LAV

The New Social Story Book
by Carol Gray  J PARENT 618.9285882 GRA

Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome to Be More Socially Accepted
by Cynthia La Brie Norall  J PARENT 618.92858832 NOR

Great Days Ahead: Parenting Children Who Have ADHD with Hope and Confidence  
by Frank Bowers  J PARENT 618.928589 BOW

Overcoming ADHD: Helping Your Child Become Calm, Engaged, and Focused - Without a Pill
by Stanley Greenspan  J PARENT 618.928589 GRE

Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism: Scripts and Script Fading
by Lynn McClannahan  J PARENT 649.154 MCC

I Can’t Stop!: A Story about Tourette Syndrome
by Holly Niner  J PARENT NINER

ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild
by Jonathan Chesner  J 618.928589 CHE

Special Academic Needs

Successfully Educating Preschoolers with Special Needs

Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
by Barbara Bateman  J PARENT 371.9 BAT

Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems
by Jane Healy  J PARENT 371.9 HEA

Pedro’s Whale
by Paula Kluth  J PARENT 371.94 KLU

Hopes and Dreams: An IEP Guide for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Kirby Lentz  J PARENT 371.94 LEN

School Success for Kids with Autism
by Andrew Egel  J PARENT 371.94 SCH

Light up Your Child’s Mind: Finding a Unique Pathway to Happiness and Success 
by Joseph Renzulli  J PARENT 371.95 REN

Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide from the National Association for Gifted Children 
J PARENT 649.155 PAR

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live with, and Stick up for Your Gifted Child
by Sally Yahnke Walker  J PARENT 649.155 WAL

Why Can’t I Learn Like Everyone Else?: Kids with Learning Disabilities
Sheila Stewart  J 371.9 STE

Asperger’s Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends  
by Blythe Grossberg  J 618.285882 GRO

Special Kids Learning Series: Shapes and Colors & Numbers and Quantities 
J PLAYVIEW 516.15 SPE (Also see other Special Kids Learning Series Playaway View titles)

Special Emotional Needs

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger
by Dawn Huebner  J PARENT 152.47 HUE

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way”-- and Parents Say “Way to Go”
by John March  J PARENT 616.85227 MAR

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD
by Bonnie Zucker  J PARENT 616.85227 ZUC

How to Take the GRRRR out of Anger
by Elizabeth Verdick  J 152.47 VER

Anxiety Disorders  
by Brian Kennedy  J 616.8522 ANX

Investigating Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Real Facts for Real Lives
by Abigail Meisel  J 616.895 MEI

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