A Parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Many tens of thousands of parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child’s unique impairments–and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You’ll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related developmental disorders.

Teach Me Language was written because we saw the need for a book to provide specific language activities designed for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other related pervasive developmental disorders. There are many books advocating one therapy method over another, as well as books chronicling a child’s unexpected recovery from autism. A few of these books provide information on setting up therapy in the home; however, no books that we could find give hands-on, explicit instructions for working on the language needs specific to these children, despite that fact that delayed language is one of the most common and limiting symptoms of children with developmental disorders. This book is designed to do just that. Teach Me Language introduced exercises and drills that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders.

by Sabrina Freeman, Lorelei Dake

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

A treasured parent resource since its publication, Taking Charge of ADHD provides authoritative information on ADHD and its treatment. From internationally renowned ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley, the book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need. Included are:

- A step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children.
- Current information on medications, including coverage of Strattera and extended-release stimulants.
- Strategies that help children succeed at school and in social situations.
- Advances in research on the causes of ADHD.
- Practical advice on managing stress and keeping peace in the family.
- Descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust.

by Russell A. Barkley

Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

When young people learn they have attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, they often have many questions, doubts, and fears. Written from both a pediatric and an educational perspective, this highly successful book – now available in a new edition – attempts to address their questions and needs. ADD and ADHD specialist Patricia O. Quinn, inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 2000, and her coauthor, Judith M. Stern, have revised and expanded Putting on the Brakes, including a thoroughly updated chapter on the latest advances in medications and recommended treatment programs that help children manage their disorder.

by Patricia O. Quinn, Judith M. Stern

Parenting With Love And Logic

This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

by Foster Cline, Jim Fay

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior

As demand for psychological services continues to increase, assessment of personality and behavior continues to be a central activity. And when dealing with children and adolescents, psychological assessment can present even greater challenges. Therefore, this text – now in its second edition – provides a welcome and timely review of personality and behavior in children and adolescents within a context of the psychological knowledge base necessary for contemporary assessment practice.

by Randy W. Kamphaus, Paul J. Frick