E-BEM 26 Papolos, Demitri, M.D. and Papolos, Janice. The Bipolar Child. YouthLight, Inc. ($27.95)
The definitive and reassuring guide to childhood’s most misunderstood disorder. The material in this resource is presented clearly, with lots of helpful charts and lists to aid in receiving proper diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. All medical information is relayed with the aim of helping parents to ensure effective treatment for their children. Also included is the first ever IEP for a bipolar child. (2009, 452 pgs)
E-BEM 25 Ready-to-Use Conflict Resolution Acitvities for Elementary Students. Boulden Publishing. ($29.95) (Grade K-6)
For teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: 1) Conflict-Resolution Activities for Educators helpng the teacher model appropriate behaviors through 12 self-empowerment activities; 2) Building the Groundwork for Conflict Resolution, 29 activities to help students build their own positive identity and deal with inner-directed anger; 3) Conflict-Resolution Activities for Your Classroom, 69 activities develop children’s conflict-solving skills and reduce their anger toward others; 4) Conflict Resolution Acitivities for Your School, 19 activities, including those that alert students to bullies and what can be done to prevent bullying.
E-BEM 24 Elementary Teacher’s Discipline Problem Solver: A Practical A-Z Guide for Managing Classroom Behavior Problems. Boulden Publishing. ($29.95) (Grade K-8)
Elementary Teacher’s Discipline Problem Solver is a ready-to-use resource filled with practical, concrete, and teacher-tested strategies that will help you maintain order in your classroom while preserving your students’ dignity. Each of the book’s proven techniques has been designed with the goal of helping you maximize your teaching time and minimize the time you spend disciplining. Includes down-to-earth strategies you need to handle 63 wide0ranging classroom problems. Softcover, 320 pgs.
E-BEM 23 50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD . Boulden Publishing. ($14.95) (Grade 2-6)
The games, puzzles, activities, articles, and resources in this exciting collection from the newsletter “Brakes” offer more than 50 ways for kids to handle the challenges of ADHD. Along with practical tips for solving problems and getting organized, boys and girls can also read about real kids like themselves. And they can discover a wealth of ideas that make life more manageable and more fun!
E-BEM 22 Abraham, Michael. Educating the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders. National Center for Youth Issues. ($12.99) (Grade K-5)
This essential resource helps guide teachers through all steps of introducing a child with ASD into their classrooms. Topics include participationg on an IEP team, making the classroom welcoming to a cfhild wiith ASD, fostering a social development and communication and moving forward into the curriculum. A special section for parents is also included. Softcover, 64 pgs.
E-BEM 21 Smith-Miles, Brenda. Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome. National Center for Youth Issues. ($31.95) (Grade K-12)
Provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with Asperget Syndrome. Research-based instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies-including adaptations for success in general education settings, environmental modifications, visual supports and technology accommodations, transition planning, and emotional, behavioral, and social supports. Softcover, 170 pgs.
E-BEM 20 Cooley, Myles, Ph.D. Teaching Kids With Mental Health & Learning Disorders In the Regular Classroom. National Center for Youth Issues. ($34.95) (Grade K-12)
A user-friendly, jargon-free guide to mental health and learning disorders. It explains how each might be exhibited in the classroom, and offers suggestions on what to do (and sometimes what not to do). An essential tool for teachers, special education professionals, school counselors, and others. Softcover, 224 pgs.
E-BEM 6 Nelson, Jane & Glenn, Stephen. Time Out Sunrise Press. ($9.95) (Grade K-4)
A guide for parents and teachers using popular discipline methods to empower and encourage children. This book will clarify the differences between abuses and effecive uses of time out. It will explain the difference between positive uses that help children and humiliating uses that may stop the behavior but hurt children. Softcover 97 pgs. 1992
E-BEM 5 Parker, Roberta N. Making the Grade – An Adolescent’s Struggle with ADD. Impact Pub. ($9.95) (Grade 6-8)
Making the Grade is a heartwarming story of a seventh grader Jim Jerome’s struggle to succed in school With the help of his parents, teachers and concerned healthcare professionals, Jim learns about ADD and ways to help himself. Softcover, 47 pgs. 1992
E-BEM 4 Simon, Norma. How Do I Feel? Albert Whitman & Co. ($9.95) (Grade Pre K – 2)
A beginning book about feelings provides a natural introduction to the subjective sensations, reactions, and emotions that all people experiencce. If at an early age children understand that feelings are important and can be expressed in words, this may help in learning to live in our strssful world. The most complex kind of communication between people involves the identification, verbalizatio, and articulation of feelings. This is a book about the feelings of children. Topics covered include: anger, frustration, weariness, pride. Hardcover, 36 pgs.
E-BEM 3 Hook, Francis. How Do You Feel? Childs’s World Inc. ($9.95) (Grade Pre K – 2)
This book helps young children express their feelings when presented with a variety of different situations. A good tool for allowing children to learn how to express their emotions/feelings in a positive way. Hardcover, 28 pgs.
E-BEM 2 Stanek, Muriel. Don’t Hurt Me Moma. Albert Whitman & Co. ($9.95) (Grade 1 – 6)
A kind and sensitive school nurse sees that a young victim of child abuse and her abusing mother get help. Hardcover, 30 pgs.
E-BEM 1 Russell, Pamela & Stone. Beth Do You Have a Secret?. Comp Care Publishers. ($9.95) (Grade 2 – 6)
This book helps adults talk with children about the difficult subject of sexual abuse. For a child who has been abused by a non-family member, the book opens the door for the child to tell his parents and seek help. For a child who has been abused by a family member, it suggests important resources. Without scaring a child who is not a victim, the book gives valuable information every child needs in order to talk about things that are troubling. The pledge to secrecy is the one thing all sexually abused children have in common. The secret must be told if the child is to find a way out of the pattern of abuse. “Do You Have a Secret” helps the child understand this. It points out individuals to whom the child can safely tell the secret if the abuse is perpetrated by someone in the home and no family member is willing or able to stop it. Softcover, 24 pgs.