An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. An excellent synthesis of brain science and the history of literacy, with a focus on dyslexia.
This is a great compendium of stories about students who are dyslexic and have other specific learning disabilities. Most important, it is written by those students. Be sure to get an audio version of the text for your child or simply read it aloud.
The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes
In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tompkins's affect theory, to provide a powerful and multidimensional view of shame.