Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell

Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell

Lindsey Atwell at her grade twelve graduation ceremony received, instead of a diploma, a certificate of attendance. Why? Lindsey is a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities. I have been enthralled by her story and so will you. I couldn’t put the book down. Get a copy of this just released memoir Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell.

When Lindsey reached high school, her parents opted to keep her in special education classes where she learned life skills instead of academics. As a retired teacher with thirty years in the school system, I totally agree with this choice …

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For Children with Sensory Challenges – Ovis Has Trouble with School by Kelly Beins

For Children with Sensory Challenges – Ovis Has Trouble with School by Kelly Beins

The team at Special Needs Book Review is excited to tell you about an awesome children’s book about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) titled Ovis Has Trouble with School by Kelly Beins with illustrations by Christine Merry. Kelly Beins, Occupational Therapist certified in sensory integration, and owner of a private practice, hopes children with sensory challenges will be able to relate with Ovis. The main character is a lovable sheep that has sensory processing issues, therefore he misbehaves.  He isn’t BAD he’s just bothered!

Kelly Beins wants to spread awareness about her book so that more kids and families can learn about this book as a resource to help …

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The Myth of the ADHD Child Revised Edition: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

The Myth of the ADHD Child Revised Edition: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

Of the almost 400 books we have written about, The Myth of the ADHD Child, Revised Edition: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is the one book that has left me “sitting on the fence”. Why? As a teacher with thirty years in our French elementary classrooms and as a grandmother to a teen with ADD, I have seen first hand how helpful medications can be for students with ADHD. On the other hand, yes, probably many students could also be helped by the “101 Ways to Improve Your …

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Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 2nd Edition by Dr Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 2nd Edition by Dr Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

This post introduces you to a very interesting book about two autistic individuals. Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism, Second Edition by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.; Sean Barron and edited by Veronica Zysk came out in January 2017. The book delves into the minds of two autistic individuals and shares not just their thoughts, but their ways of thinking.  We learn how this affects their social behavior and why some aspects of their lives have been so difficult. You will learn the differences between visual vs verbal thinkers.

Usually our author bios are at the end of our posts; however, by reading about …

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Early Chapter Book for Chronically Ill Kids – White Bear’s Big Adventure by Marie Cheine

Early Chapter Book for Chronically Ill Kids – White Bear’s Big Adventure by Marie Cheine

The folks at Special Needs Book Review congratulate the team behind the early chapter book for chronically ill kids titled White Bear’s Big Adventure by Marie Cheine. White Bear’s Big Adventure is the first in a series of chapter books created for young readers, particularly chronically ill children, their siblings, family and friends.

Most children never see the inside of a hospital; however, there are some kids who are chronically, seriously or terminally ill. As explained on http://www.harmonicfactory.com/bookshelf/: “The vision behind “White Bear’s World” features White Bear, a stuffed animal whose purpose in life is taking care of children with life threatening illnesses. White …

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Interview Cheryl Gillespie Shares About Being Blind and Her Children’s Book About Blindness

Teaching piano lessons and music theory, writing a heart-warming picture book and poetry, having a web site and a Facebook page…these are all the things Cheryl Gillespie does but what is extraordinary is that Cheryl has been blind since early childhood.  The team at Special Needs Book Review congratulates Ms. Gillespie on all her accomplishments and thanks her for informing us about her delightful children’s book, Tigger And Jasper’s New Home, that introduces young children to blindness.  Links to our review and where to buy her book are at the end of this post.

We are very pleased Cheryl Gillespie agreed to this interview …

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