A True Friend with Autism in Tween Novel – Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry

A True Friend with Autism in Tween Novel – Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry

How can we help middle grade students to be more respectful and accepting of each other’s differences? How can schools be more proactive to stop bullying of students who have special needs BEFORE it starts? One way is by making youth aware and knowledgeable about why some of their peers have different behaviors because of the challenges they face.

We are pleased to tell you about a beautiful, fiction novel for middle readers about a true, tween friend with autism. Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry is about Alice who has autism but as she is high-functioning nobody at her new school …

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A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, 2nd Edition

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, 2nd Edition

Are you looking for a guide book with up-to-date views about learners on the autism spectrum? Special Needs Book Review is pleased to announce the publication of the award-winning book, “A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, (2nd Edition)“ by Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD.  Readers will find must-know information and strategies in this guide on helping students with autism spectrum disorder in schools. It is filled with many resources, easy to digest information for families, school personnel, and professionals.

More children and youth are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than ever before. Are those responsible for their …

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From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills by Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L

From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills by Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L

The team at Special Needs Book Review has a new guide book to tell you about. From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills  by Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L. is primarily for parents of children and adults on the autism spectrum but educators, new therapists as well as seasoned therapists will also find a wealth of information to help autistic individuals.

In our interview with Barbara Smith, she explained the following: “While working in the public schools I observed that many preschooler and kindergarten children were referred for occupational therapy because they had difficulties with fine motor skills due to …

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Reach For Me: The Story of My Son Connor by Michael A. Boylan

Reach For Me: The Story of My Son Connor by Michael A. Boylan

Who is caring for the caregivers?

WITH NUMBERS,
comes a community voice that must be heard.
1 in 5 families in our country are caring for
a child with special-needs.

That’s over 35-million people.

The above paragraph, describing the situation in the USA,  is found on The Reach For Me Network web site created by Michael A. Boylan.  Michael Boylan is the author of Reach For Me: The Story of My Son Connor, the book featured in this post.

Their web site explains that The Reach For Me Network is the first nationwide network designed just for parents and related caregivers of special-needs children, regardless …

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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism and Special Needs by Dr Heather Mackenzie

Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism and Special Needs by Dr Heather Mackenzie

The team at Special Needs Book Review is so pleased that Dr Heather Mackenzie took the time to introduce the many resources she has created for the special needs community especially for families raising autistic children. We congratulate this fellow Canadian on the many accolades she has received though-out her career. In the Fall of 2016, Dr. Mackenzie traveled to Dubai where she met with staff at the Dubai Autism Centre and other organizations. In Dubai, she held a workshop on integrating self-regulation into everyday school life.

Dr MacKenzie gives workshops on a number of different topics. Typically, they include:

Reaching Children with Autism
Introduction to spark* …

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Noah and Logan Learn to Tie Their Sneakers by Benjamin K.M. Kellogg

Noah and Logan Learn to Tie Their Sneakers by Benjamin K.M. Kellogg

In his “Foreword for Parents”, Benjamin K.M. Kellogg acknowledges that there are many ways to tie shoe laces. His book, Noah and Logan Learn to Tie Their Sneakers, shows the reader how he learned to tie laces and that these are the steps he still uses today.  Ben writes that he hopes his third book in the “Noah and Logan Series” will help others learn how to tie laces or that it will motivate them to find their own sneaker/shoe tying method.

Theresa L. Kellogg is the illustrator for the Noah and Logan children’s book series and mother of the autistic author. In these adorable children’s …

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