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bulletAD/HD and Executive Function
bulletAsperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
bulletAuditory Processing (APD / CAPD)
bulletDyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
bulletNonverbal Learning Disabilities
bulletOppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
bulletSensory Integration (SI)
bulletVisual Processing
bulletTwice Exceptional
bulletTwice Exceptional in College
bullet2e Products
bullet2e = Exceptional Squared!
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders Recommended by Veronica Zysk and Ellen Notbohm
Tons of great ideas - social, sensory, behavioral, and self-care, and many other issues - are for low-functioning autistic kids; nearly all can be used or adapted for not only Aspergers kids, but also for exceptionally gifted kids...
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan 
Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage-and Let Go of-Your 13-18 Year Olds
1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8 by Thomas W. Phelan and Sarah Jane Schonour
Simple, effective child-management plan, enables parents and teachers to discipline children by instituting a system of counting and time-outs, delivered straightforwardly and unemotionally.  Control your kids without yelling... (Also recommended for ODD kids)
2010 Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults - Items for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations by Judy Endow
Thought-provoking hidden curriculum items, written by a woman on the autistic spectrum herself, have broad applicability across adulthood. Items cover topics such as social relationships, community, money matters, workplace, and many others...
ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild Recommended by Jonathan Chesner
A kinetic collection of frank personal stories of failure and success, hilarious anecdotes, wild ideas, and blunt advice that will resonate with teens and young adults. While most ADHD books are written to parents and educators, this is written to hold the attention of the teen and young adult reader with ADHD: more than 60 short essays, relevant topics, wacky illustrations—all stamped with Jonathan’s irresistible humor. Addresses the four main characteristics of ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and indecisiveness. It provides positive advice about school, family life, social life, dating, careers, medicine. Warning: it's a colorfully distracting book...
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome Recommended by Kathy Hoopman
This touching picture book explains the joys and challenges of raising a "different" child.  Good for kids and adults alike, leaving the reader with a sense of the dignity and potential of the Aspergers child...
All Dogs Have ADHD Recommended by Kathy Hoopman
An inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognizable to those who are familiar with ADHD... or dogs
Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford
Written by the wife of a man with Asperger Syndrome (AS), provides the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. Explains how behaviors that may have appeared odd - or even downright irritating - are the manifestation of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to change, or to greater tolerance. Provides strategies for living successfully with characteristics that cannot be changed, pointing out that AS brings also enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding...
Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs by Maxine Aston
For those who have AS children, and then discover, perhaps there is more AS in their household... People with AS can and do have full and intimate relationships. Frankly examines the fundamental aspects of relationships often complicated by the disorder. Illustrated with real-life examples, the book tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, intimacy and parenting and includes a section on frequently asked questions...
Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin and Temple Grandin
Forensic biography of 12 famous, successful people suspected of having Asperger's Syndrome.  Each of these people experienced difficulties in negotiating everyday life, but each rose above those difficulties in ways which are still being measured...
Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? Recommended by Catherine Faherty
The book most requested by parents and teachers. Written by a leading therapist, this workbook is a must-have for the person with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Includes chapters to help explain their world
Becoming a Master Student by David B. Ellis
A great book for students of all skill levels and ages. Filled with brief 'articles' describing techniques that can help with everything from having your study area designed correctly for you, to basics in note taking and preparing for exams
Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs
The definitive guide to understanding and writing IEPs. It presents a powerful, three-step process that focuses on the individual student and avoids the all too common routinized approach to program development. Although written for Special Education students, many states include gifted under special education and/or provide IEPs for gifted students... this is a great reference for all.
Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders by Garber, Garber and Spizman
For everyone concerned with ADHD, for those wary of medication, for those who want to know more about Ritalin...
Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating Your Underachieving Child by Michael D. Whitley
For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer, a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Recommended by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin
Twice exceptional kids are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability--often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder--leading teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on his weaknesses. Too often, these children get lost in an endless cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are never given the tools to fully realize their own potential. Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they're stuck. The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children...
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain 
This book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies - And if bullies happen to read this book, they'll find ideas they can use too!
Bullying In Schools and What To Do About It by Ken Rigby
A passionate and motivating book that policy makers, school administrators, teachers, doctors, and parents will find invaluable
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed. Child by Lawrence M. Siegel
The book is written with the lay person in mind in a clear and concise manner. The whole IEP process is spelled out in easy to follow steps that gently glides one through the process
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different Recommended by Donald Asher
Thinking about college? Looking for the 'right' college for yourself, or your child? This book is for you!
Crossover Children: A Sourcebook for Helping Children Who Are Gifted and Learning Disabled by Marlene Bireley
Gifted LD kids need to work from their strengths!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Recommended by Mark Haddon
A murder mystery of sorts -- told by an autistic boy. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is mathematically gifted and socially hopeless, raised in a working-class home by parents who can barely cope with their child's quirks. He takes everything that he sees (or is told) at face value, and is unable to sort out the strange behavior of his elders and peers...
The Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas Riley
Gives a tough no-nonsense approach for parents to remain in control when the child is displaying negative, angry and hostile behavior towards adults...
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Recommended by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy
Society loses out if individuals with autism spectrum disorders are not involved in the world of work, or make other kinds of contributions to society.  This book takes readers -- those on the autism spectrum and their family members, teachers, counselors -- through the career planning process...
Developing Your Child for Success by Kenneth Lane (sometimes available from Amazon)
For anyone teaching a child who has difficulty reading, easy to read explanation of the mechanics of the eye-brain interaction during reading, with progressive exercises to help integrate eye functions with gross and fine motor skills
Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits Recommended by Deirdre V. Lovecky
Recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, Lovecky provides insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with various learning difficulties.  Guides parents and professionals through diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school... Or order from Amazon.co.uk
The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition by Stanley Turecki
Parents and teachers often label children as "difficult" but this can mean such a variety of things. This book includes excellent descriptors of behaviors and traits...
Diverse Populations of Gifted Children: Meeting Their Needs in the Regular Classroom and Beyond by Starr Cline and Diane Schwartz
Written to help classroom teachers identify and plan for gifted children from special populations, including children with disabilities, minorities, the learning disabled, preschoolers, the exceptionally gifted, gifted females and underachievers
Don't Think About Monkeys. Extraordinary Stories Written by People with Tourette Syndrome edited by Adam Ward Seligman and John S. Hilkevich
Remarkable collection of stories written by fourteen people who live with Tourette syndrome. Ranging from three teenagers learning to come to grips with teasing to adults encountering discrimination, the collection represents the incredible diversity of a disorder as diverse as life itself...
Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos : How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School (was: The Edison Trait) by Lucy Jo Palladino
Edison Trait kids have the qualities that make innovative leaders, inventors, explorers, yet they often have a hard time in school where their personality traits may be seen as weak or negative
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
Answers to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
Driven to Distraction reveals why millions of adults and children are chronic underachievers, caught up in persistent problems in school, at work, and at home. Answers To Distraction provides practical solutions to the dilemmas of ADD
The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late by  Thomas Sowell
There is a certain well-defined group who are developmentally normal or even quite bright, yet who may go past their fourth birthday before beginning to talk. These children are often misdiagnosed as autistic or retarded, a mistake that is doubly hard on parents who must first worry about their apparently handicapped children and then must see them lumped into special classes and therapy groups where all the other children are clearly very different...
Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin
Though professionals have been theorizing about it for years, the phenomenon called autism remains shrouded in mystery. The author makes a few dents in this mystique, with insights which are rare because autism by its nature generally precludes such expression and analysis of emotion. She combines a personal perspective with relevant research in formation in assessing how autism can be overcome and even, in some ways, turned to personal advantage...
Empowering Underachievers: How to Guide Failing Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence by Peter A. Spevak and Maryann Karinch
...equips parents and teachers with the information and processes they need to engage underachievers in a transformation to become self-motivated, responsible and happy individuals
Essential Readings in Gifted Education
12 volume collection of seminal articles from Gifted Child Quarterly, with the knowledge and power of more than 25 years of research on giftedness and talent.  Or purchase separately...
bullet Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness by Robert J. Sternberg and Sally M. Reis
bullet Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs by Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis
bullet Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education by Linda E. Brody and Sally M. Reis
bullet Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Sally M. Reis
bullet Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sally M. Reis
bullet Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students by Alexinia Y. Baldwin and Sally M. Reis
bullet Twice-Exceptional and Special Populations of Gifted Students by Susan Baum and Sally M. Reis
bullet Social/Emotional Issues, Underachievement, and Counseling of Gifted and Talented Students by Sidney M. Moon and Sally M. Reis
bullet Artistically and Musically Talented Students by Enid Zimmerman and Sally M. Reis
bullet Creativity and Giftedness by Donald J. Treffinger and Sally M. Reis
bullet Program Evaluation in Gifted Education by Carolyn M. Callahan and Sally M. Reis
bullet Public Policy in Gifted Education by James J. Gallagher and Sally M. Reis
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene
Not ADHD, not ODD, but... explosive.  Whether at home, school, or both, this book gives great insight and good advice into these often frustrating children...
Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls by Myra and David Sadker
Provides shocking evidence of the gender bias that prevents girls from receiving the same education as boys
From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child by John F. Taylor
How do you deal with a difficult and defiant child or teenager? What can you do if your child is resentful and constantly in trouble at school? Are there constructive ways to channel such oppositional energy and determination?
Get Off My Brain: A Survival Guide for Lazy* Students (*Bored, Frustrated, and Otherwise Sick of School) by Randall McCutcheon
Aimed at bright, talented kids who are bored, frustrated, and otherwise sick of school, including so-called "underachievers," Get Off My Brain is an offbeat, unconventional study guide
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis with Eldon M. Braun
Although this is a sales site for this book, the synopsis is full of information on the curious, creative, and intuitive world of the individual with dyslexia
Gifted Children and the Law: Mediation, Due Process and Court Cases by Frances Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Reports and synthesizes the results of all reported legal actions concerning education of gifted and talented children. Since there is no federal mandate, the legal conflicts have been settled at the state or local level
Gifted Children and Legal Issues in Education: Parents' Stories of Hope by Frances Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Parents of gifted children describe their searches for appropriate educational options along with their creative solutions, from early school admission to early high school graduation and awarding of credits
Gifted Children and Legal Issues: An Update by Frances Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Since Gifted Children and the Law, many new court cases and administrative rulings have been reported; issues covered include advanced placement concerns, home-schooling problems, personal injury, civil rights, mediation, and due process
Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Maureen Neihart and Kenneth Poon (or from Amazon)
Describes instructional and behavior management strategies for the most common challenges teachers face with gifted children with ASD so that the abilities of these children can be developed to their fullest potential...
Giftedness, Conflict and Underachievement Recommended by Joanne Rand Whitmore
Though out of print, this text's research is included in every book and research paper concerning twice exceptional and underachieving gifted populations that has followed. A must have...
Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make, and Keep Friends by Fred Frankel and Barry Wetmore
A step by step guide to 'what's age appropriate' for play, and how parents can make rules for kids to keep them moving in the direction of making and keeping friends. Good for shy kids and kids who seem to not get those unwritten social rules, or kids who have to deal with agemates that seem alien to them.  Read the Davidson Institute review...
Helping a Child With Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Disorder: A Parent's Guide by Kathryn Stewart
Offers ways to evaluate a child's strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities, and specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles...
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine Aron
Highly sensitive children (HSCs) are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,” or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as ADD)...
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron
Are you easily overwhelmed by stimuli? Affected by other people's moods? Easily startled? Do you need to withdraw during busy times to a private, quiet place? This book helps HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons) to understand themselves and their sensitive trait and its impact on personal history, career, relationships, and inner life...
Homework Without Tears: A Parent's Guide For Motivating Children to Do Homework and to Succeed in School by Lee Canter and Lee Hausner
The help parents need to create an unstressful learning environment in the home and motivate their youngsters to succeed in school...
How to Handle a Hard-To-Handle Kid: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors by C. Drew Edwards
Writing with authority and compassion, Edwards explains why some children are especially challenging, for reasons from ADHD to profoundly gifted, then spells out clear, specific strategies parents can use to address and correct problem behaviors with firmness and love
How to Talk to an Autistic Kid Recommended by Daniel Stefanski
Who better to explain the challenges of typical kids communicating with autistic kids than 14-year-old Daniel Stefanski, who has autism? “Even though my brain is different, I’m still a kid.” And like any kid who’s been ignored, Daniel can often feel lonely. Through his casual and frank narration, he recognizes that autistic kids may look and sound different when trying to communicate, but they still want to be included...
If I'm So Successful Why Do I Feel Like a Fake: The Impostor Phenomenon by Joan C. Harvey and Cynthia Katz
(Out of print, available used) When people advance too quickly they can be lauded too extravagantly thereby creating a gap between how others see them and how they see themselves
If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional Recommended by Jen Merrill, author of Laughing at Chaos (or from Gifted Homeschoolers Forum)
Join Jen on her journey of discovery, acceptance, and understanding, as she brings humor and wit to the challenges that only the gifted and twice exceptional can create... read this yourself, or read it aloud to your parenting partner, but whatever you do, do NOT read this in a quiet waiting room!
The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties by James Forgan and Mary Anne Richey
Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. Helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions...
In a Pickle And Other Funny Idioms by Marvin Terban
Useful in a classroom setting or as a browser's delight.  Especially useful for teaching our kids the intended meanings of these common but peculiar phrases.  Other useful titles include Mad as a Wet Hen!: And Other Funny Idioms Punching the Clock: Funny Action Idioms, and It Figures!: Fun Figures of Speech.  Or get the big collection: Scholastic Dictionary Of Idioms
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Critical Issues for Diversity in Gifted Education edited by Diane Boothe and Julian C. Stanley (or from Amazon)
How does gifted education serve special populations, including a variety of culturally diverse populations? How does education deal with these children today, and how can we improve their education?  How do gender and/or socio-economic diversity affect gifted education?
In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People With Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity by Thomas G. West
This book has strong implications for anyone who has ever considered autism, dyslexia, or learning difficulties to be horrible things that must be stamped out. It shows that the apparent "weakness" and "lack of ability" in some areas can really be an aspect of a major (but often unrecognized) area of strength...
Is This Your Child?: Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies by Doris J. Rapp
Details the physical and environmental factors that can contribute to our kids' behavior, including food, chemical sensitivities and 'sick building' syndrome
Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible?: Helping the Add/Hyperactive Child by Stephen W. Garber, Marianne Garber and Robyn Freedman Spizman
How to work with ADD/hyperactive children to help them build control, offering advice on diet, medication, coping with professionals, available resources, and programs to enhance attention span
It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success by Richard Lavoie
Guidebook to helping children with learning disabilities overcome social skill deficits. Eschewing sink-or-swim and carrot-and-stick approaches, Lavoie stresses communication and patience for parents looking to guide their children through the maze of social interactions encountered daily...
Jarvis Clutch - Social Spy by Dr. Mel Levine and Jarvis Clutch
Jarvis Clutch—Social Spy is mainly about something very important called social thinking, which most likely is a term you’ve never heard before, even though it’s something you use all day long. Even most grownups don’t know exactly what it means. Let me explain... (See All Kinds of Minds for a complete review)
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Concise, practical and humorous guide to getting of this vicious circle!
Learning Outside The Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
A practical guide to help kids jump through the necessary hoops to achieve whatever larger, postschool goals they may have. While much of the material is written for kids who've received the label LD or ADHD, many of the suggestions can be just as helpful for those who've been labeled "gifted," or any other student who feels frustrated with the daily routine of standard education
Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults Recommended by Susan Daniels & Michael M. Piechowski
Do you know an intense gifted child?  You must read this book!  An easy-to-read volume for parents, teachers, psychologists, everyone dealing with the gifted child, that explains the inexplicable, and guides us all in guiding the growth and development of our gifted children...
Living With the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents by Linda S. Budd
For anyone who is confused, frustrated, and sometimes pushed to the limit by the seemingly uncontrollable behavior of their bright, lovable child
The Many Faces of Giftedness: Lifting the Mask by Alexinia Y. Baldwin
Many children fail to get an appropriate education because of a preoccupation with ethnicity or a disability that leaves their intellectual strengths neglected...
Maverick Mind: A Mother's Story of Solving the Mystery of Her Unreachable, Unteachable, Silent Son by Cheri L. Florance
Florance began to theorize that Whitney's visual thought process was so advanced, it had shut down his verbal ability. Together with her two older children, she developed a method of teaching Whitney to read and to think sequentially based on visual, rather than verbal cues...
Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline
By the Love and Logic Parenting folks, shows parents how to assert control in a respectful manner, and help kids develop these valuable skills...
"Mellow out" They Say. If I Only Could: Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright by Michael M. Piechowski (also visit Piechowski's site "Mellow out" They Say...
“The purpose of this book is to give voice to the emotional life of bright young people, to show how their intensities and sensitivities make them more alive, more creative, and more in love with the world and its wonders” (Chapter 1)
A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine
Mel Levine: Teaching All Kinds of Minds Listen on NPR
Recognizing each child's intellectual, emotional, and physical strengths--and teaching directly to these strengths--is key to sculpting "a mind at a time," Detailed steps describe how mental processes work for capable kids, and how they can be finessed to serve those who struggle...
Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders Recommended by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, Paul Beljan, F. Richard Olenchak, and Sharon Lind
Physicians, psychologist, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors... Or order from Amazon.co.uk
The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success Recommended by Brock Eide and Fernette Eide
Misapplied labels can be devastating; properly diagnosed labels can change a child's life.  The Eides can help professionals and parents alike, to find the proper labels, as well as learning tools, exercises, and therapies that help children with similar labels.  Each chapter covers a unique learning challenge: Visual Problems, Attention Problems, Autism and Autism-like Disorders, and more...
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide by Pamela Tanguay and Byron P. Rourke
Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with NLD are an enigma. They're children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years...
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions by Pamela B. Tanguay and Sue Thompson
In this companion book to her successful Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, Pamela Tanguay addresses issues related to the academic education of the child with NLD and related conditions. Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and explains how they benefit the student with NLD and related conditions...
The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby
Delves into the shady, often misunderstood world of pervasive developmental disorders, of which perhaps the most well-known is autism, with clarity, warmth and amazing depth, focusing on Asperger Syndrome (AS). The authors present unfamiliar terms and jargon with full explanations
The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Revised Edition) Recommended by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Do you know a child who plays too rough, is uncoordinated, hates being touched, is ultra-sensitive (or unusually insensitive) to noise or sensations of heat and cold?
The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome by Maxine Aston
Partly about diagnosis, and partly about communication between partners, relationship problems and how to deal with them.  Good stuff!
Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach Recommended by Vincent J. Monastra
A Book for Parents from the American Psychological Association.  Full of great information, including Chapter 5: Students with ADHD Are Entitled to Help at School...
Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility Recommended by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline
Also available on cassette
Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood Also available on cassette
Grandparenting With Love & Logic: Practical Solutions to Today's Grandparenting Challenges
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Also available on CD
Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills
A common sense approach to raising children, with lots of humor and positive suggestions for dealing with negative situations. Great parenting resource!
Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good? by Jan Goldberg and Caroline Price
Explore the difference between healthy ambition and unhealthy perfectionism, strategies for getting out of the perfectionist trap, why people become perfectionists, why girls are especially prone...
Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome by Haley Morgan Myles and Jeanette McAfee
What do you say if you receive a gift you don't care for? How do you handle somebody who brags and shows off? What do you do at a social event where you don't know anybody? In this charmingly illustrated book, 9-year-old Haley Myles gives simple, no-nonsense suggestions and advice (for young gifted AS children)
Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In- When to Worry and When Not to Worry by Perri Klass and Eileen Costello
Pediatricians Klass and Costello address a growing issue: when to worry and when not, how far to push for diagnosis and/or treatment when a child's "quirkiness" becomes concerning. Broadly defining "quirky" kids as "the ones who do things differently," they explore anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, Tourette's syndrome, oppositional defiance disorder, Asperger's syndrome and other problems...
Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons by James W Forgan and Mary Anne Richey (or from Amazon)
Empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD...
Raising Girls With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons by James W Forgan and Mary Anne Richey (or from Amazon)
Although an increasing number of girls are diagnosed with ADHD every year, most of the focus of parent and teacher interventions has been on boys, leaving girls with ADHD frustrated and prone to acting out. Written by two professionals who have “been there and done that” with their own children with ADHD, provides expert information to empower parents to make decisions about identification, treatment options, behavioral strategies, personal/social adjustment, educational impact, and many other issues from preschool through high school. These girls’ struggles with socialization and peer acceptance, executive functioning skills like memory and organization, and emotional well-being and self-confidence are discussed with a goal of maximizing strengths and providing supports...
Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child by Alexandra Shires Golon
How do you know if you have one?  Allie paints a perfect picture!  And how do you parent and educate them?  Learn here...
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Recommended by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
If you have an exceptionally spirited child, this book is written for you.
Now Also available Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook
Reaching New Horizons: Gifted and Talented Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Jaime Castellano and Eva Diaz
textbook, includes section Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Potential and Bilingualism
Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School by Deborah P. Waber (or on Kindle) Recommended
A leading researcher and clinician, Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience...
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child by Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons
"If there is a child in your life who fits the ADD pattern, let this be the one book you read cover to cover before proceeding with any intervention." C.R. of UOG
School Success for Kids With ADHD Recommended by Stephan M. Silverman, Jacqueline Iseman & Sue Jeweler (or from Amazon)
Helps teens take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. By creating the “ADHD Attention Profile” discussed in the book, readers will recognize how ADHD affects them, discover coping strategies and technology tools to improve their focus, and develop a self-advocacy plan they can use immediately...
School Success for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome Recommended by Stephan Silverman & Rich Weinfeld (or from Amazon)
Provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading, leading them to work through their difficulties and enjoy reading. Full of ready-to-use exercises and techniques to develop reading, spelling and phonic awareness.  Great for parents and teachers!
School Success for Kids With Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties Recommended by Walter Dunson (or from Amazon)
Provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading, leading them to work through their difficulties and enjoy reading. Full of ready-to-use exercises and techniques to develop reading, spelling and phonic awareness.  Great for parents and teachers!
Shadow Syndromes by John J. Ratey and Catherine Johnson
While more than 50 million Americans suffer from full-fledged mental illnesses, millions more suffer from milder forms--yet they likely don't realize it. Also available on cassette
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Recommended by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
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. Great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. Also for teens, Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential...
Smart Kids with School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help by Priscilla L. Vail
"Conundrum kids" -- the superb writer who can't add, the talented speech maker who can't write legibly. Provides practical suggestions and ideas for parents trying to decide when the child should start school and teachers trying to cope. Also covers students up through college and deals with the topics of visual learning, motor functioning, auditory learning, language and learning, and psychological problems, plus strategies for dealing with standardized tests the world of college...
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, Sidney M. Moon
What does the research (slim as it is) tell us?  Essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and to position them to make the contributions of which they are capable... Or order from Amazon.co.uk
Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond by Jed Baker
Photos of actual students engaging in a wide variety of social situations show, rather than tell, the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances. They visually illustrate the positive and negative consequences of both ways of interacting... (for teen gifted AS and NLD children)  Or read The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism for younger kids
The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities by Sue Thompson
Originally titled "I Shouldn't Have To Tell You!" The Source is the first practical information available concerning Norverbal Learning disabilities...
The Spatial Child by John Philo Dixon
Although often a primary sign of giftedness, spatial ability may be unrecognized, misdiagnosed or misunderstood. Describes ways to identify spatial children and methods of classroom instruction, with emphasis on approaches that encourage the spatial gift while compensating for possible deficiencies...
Squirrels in Deer Land: A Novel celebrating those with ADHD, Giftedness, and other things that make us, well, squirrelly... by Susie Binkley
a novel with a purpose: to use the power of storytelling to help people with any kind of differences feel good about themselves. It is a story of heroes for those who are squirrelly - people who don't always color inside the lines or think inside the box, such as those with ADHD, giftedness, or learning or behavioral differences. Instead of focusing on the problems associated with being "different", it is a celebration of the wonderful skills and abilities that energetic, creative, squirrelly people have and the talents they contribute to our world...
Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended from 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
Spotlight on 2e is a series of easy-to-read, information-rich booklets on 2e topics, that answer all the tough questions, and provide a terrific set of resources for additional information.  I'm already ordering a set for the teachers and administrators in our child's new school this fall!  Available:
bulletUnderstanding your Twice-Exceptional Student (for educators)
bulletParenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child (for parents)
bulletThe Twice-Exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome
bulletGuiding the Twice-exception Child: A Collection of Columns by Meredith Warshaw
bulletThe 2e Reading Guide: Essential Books for Understanding the Twice-exceptional Child
Coming soon:
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Attention Difficulties
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Central Auditory Processing Difficulties
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Dyslexia
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids by Timothy E. Wilens
Helps parents make informed decisions about giving children medication for emotional and behavioral problems and psychiatric conditions...
Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer? by Dana Scott Spears and Ron L. Braund
A sensitive dreamer if: forgets to follow instructions, no matter how clear and simple, craves praise and positive attention, yet refuses to conform to what's expected, tells more than his share of fibs and tall tales. If this is your child, you know the frustration of turning to parenting experts for advice only to find the systems don't work, the rules don't stick and strong boundary setting makes the situation worse. The creative-sensitive dreamer is not the strong-willed child...
Students With Both Gifts and Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Outcomes by Tina M. Newman and Robert J. Sternberg
Provides the reader with a broader conceptualization of the gifted/LD learner to include students who have gifts in other domains and who would benefit from being identified and having their talents nurtured.  Provides information for elementary, secondary and college educators, resources for both education and psychology, and information for families, including parents and students...
Succeeding with LD: 20 True Stories About Real People with LD* (*Learning Differences) by Jill Laureen
20 short profiles relates the struggles and accomplishments of people with learning disabilities. They talk about their specific difficulty and how it was diagnosed. They recount their best and worst memories of school, describe how they succeeded and failed, and acknowledge the assistance and support (or lack of) that they received...
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) Recommended by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve
Have a child just diagnosed with Aspergers or other Autism Spectrum Disorder or Nonverbal Learning Disorder? This book should be your first purchase. Real problems are answered with real solutions shared by kids, and illustrated cheerfully with drawings of kids of every gender and race. An appealing and valuable read for kids and the adults who love them...
The Survival Guide for Kids with LD* (*Learning Differences) by Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings
The book begins with the "Six Great Gripes of Kids with LD," the first of which is, "No one explains what LD is, so we spend a lot of time worrying about what is wrong with us." The authors then describe the five types of LD, the rights of LD students in public schools, and a variety of behaviors to help LD kids manage their feelings and get along better at home and in school, as well as ways to prepare for adult life...
Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens With ADHD by Ruth Spodak and Kenneth Stefano (or from Amazon)
Helps teens take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. By creating the “ADHD Attention Profile” discussed in the book, readers will recognize how ADHD affects them, discover coping strategies and technology tools to improve their focus, and develop a self-advocacy plan they can use immediately...
Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders Recommended by Janet Price and Jennifer Engel Fisher (or from Amazon)
A unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses, including tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing homework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socializing, and using technology to connect with other kids and teens with these disorders. Includes ideas, information, and advice for students, by students just like them...
Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties Recommended by Jennifer Engel Fisher & Janet Price (or from Amazon)
Unique guidebook written especially for kids with dyslexia and other reading difficulties to help them overcome their reading struggles and find success in school and beyond. Addresses the fundamentals of reading for elementary and middle school students, speaking to students directly in easy-to-understand language with charts, graphs, and illustrations...
Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD Recommended by Bonnie Zucker Psy.D. (or from Amazon)
Guide just for kids ages 10–16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obsessive thinking patterns, the book takes kids step-by-step through a ladder-based process to conquer their fears and demolish their worries...
Taking the Bully by the Horns by Kathy Noll and Jay Carter
This is the kids version of Jay Carter's Nasty People
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use Recommended by Susan Winebrenner
Updated third edition for a new generation of teachers and classrooms. An excellent guide to modifying curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students in the regular classroom
Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Challenge and Motivate Struggling Students by Susan Winebrenner and Pamela Espeland, or order from Amazon.co.uk
In combination with Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use, this is a teacher's guide to teaching twice exceptional gifted children...
Teaching With Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom Recommended by Jim Fay and David Funk
Fay and Funk demonstrate through various scenarios, tips, and "pearls of wisdom" how and why conducting your class or school according to four key principles can validate your authority, and empower your students.  Presents practical ways in which teachers and administrators can help their students become confident, responsible individuals, internalized in their discipline...
Teenagers With ADD: A Parents' Guide by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
Add to the struggle for control and confusion with emerging identity of the typical teen, the challenges difficulty focusing attention, resisting impulses, or remaining still, and you will understand the necessity of a manual for how to live and work with teens with ADD
That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life Recommended by Ana Homayoun
A practical guide to helping boys find success (great ideas for girls, too). From research to practice, easily implemented solutions to change kids lives...
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism (Expanded edition) by Temple Grandin
The first picture of autism from the inside -- "quite extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable." In Thinking in Pictures Grandin tells her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling.  Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, Grandin tells how she managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world...
Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story by Eustacia Cutler
Eustacia eloquently and honestly expresses her thoughts and emotions, openly giving voice to the frustrations, despair, and anger that affects families with special needs children. She tells about how Temple's problems affected her relationship with her husband and other situations usually kept quiet inside a family...
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD, and More by Susan M. Baum and Steven V. Owens
The gifted and learning disabled child exhibits remarkable talents in some areas and disabling weaknesses in others. This book covers everything a classroom or enrichment teacher must know in order to address the needs of gifted learning disabled youngsters, including identification, learning styles, and more
Tourette's Syndrome--Tics, Obsessions, Compulsions: Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Care by James F. Leckman and Donald J. Cohen
Tourette's syndrome is a relatively common childhood-onset disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics. In addition, most patients have other symptoms such as obsessions, compulsions, motor hyperactivity, impulsivity, and distractibility, and many meet the criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder or attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder...
Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach by Ross W. Greene & J. Stuart Ablon
An uncommonly useful book for students and for therapists at all levels of experience. The authors' collaborative problem-solving approach takes into consideration the delicate dance between poorly regulated children and their frustrated and sometimes poorly equipped parents...
Understanding Creativity by Jane Piirto
An examination of the psychological impulses that drive the quality in human beings broadly labeled as "creativity," which also covers how parents and teachers can enhance creativity, as well as the cognitive aspect of creative writers, scientists, musicians, and physical performers, as well as ways to assess and train creativity...
Unicorns Are Real by Barbara Meister Vitale
Concrete suggestions in an entertaining, easy to read book to make learning and living easier for the right brained and those with learning disabilities
Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Students by Kiesa Kay and others
A compendium of 40 articles by parents, teachers, researchers, administrators, and students consider the best educational possibilities for gifted students who also have a disability   Read chapters here: If Gifted = Asynchronous Development, then Gifted/Special Needs = Asynchrony Squared by Lee Singer, and  An Anomaly: Parenting a Twice Exceptional Girl by Kiesa Kay
Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron
Grandin and Barron address the social challenges those with autism and Asperger's face, explaining in the process how confusing and illogical normal societal rules can be. They also address the "unwritten rules" that most children understand instinctively but are a mystery to those on the spectrum. They teach how to trust feelings, be assertive in a positive way, and deal with negative people and situations...
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner by Linda Kreger Silverman
The gifts of the right hemisphere... Adults and children alike will find in this book an opening to hidden abilities they may not even know they have...   Parents, first read the companion Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child by Alexandra Shires Golon 
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner
Interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives, using cognitive-behavioral techniques and empowering children to work toward change
When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder Recommended by Teri James Bellis
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) occurs when the brain cannot process or understand correctly the sounds the ears hear, even though the ears might be functioning properly. It is rarely recognized, often misdiagnosed, and poorly understood, yet the effects can be devastating...
Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades And What You Can Do About It: A Six-Step Program for Parents and Teachers Recommended by Sylvia B. Rimm
Millions of gifted children with average, above-average, or even gifted abilities--including those from homes where education is valued--simply do not perform up to their capabilities.  Spells out a practical, six-step program...
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Recommended by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright 
This book will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child's disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child s file and devising a master plan for your child's special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing...  While not explicitly for twice exceptional kids, it is perfect for their parents and advocates
The Writing Dilemma: Understanding Dysgraphia by Regina G. Richards
Strategies that work to help students who experience the frustrating problem of dysgraphia. Designed to be fun, practical, and easy to implement, strategies are appropriate for regular or special education teachers as well as parents

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