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Shriver, Timothy.

Summary: "A memoir and history of the Special Olympics and a meditation on what one can learn about how to live from people with intellectual disabilities, by the chairman of the Special Olympics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarah Crichton Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHRIVER, TIMOTHY P SHR

Foss, Ben.

Summary: "Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing--and what you can do so that he or she can thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic--a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability" or "learning difference," that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618 FOS

Summary: How could a child be a top math student yet not be able to read? Why can another child read well but not be able to write a paragraph that makes sense? While watching children being taught new ways to learn, this program offers expert insight into the nature of learning disabilities, why learning disabilities may also be accompanied by ADHD or social disorders, and what can be done to help...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In her youth, Barbara Arrowsmith struggled with a severe learning dysfunction-until she designed a self-improvement regimen aimed at strengthening areas of her brain. This film profiles Arrowsmith, takes viewers inside the school she founded, and follows the progress of four cognitively challenged students enrolled there. Psychology and special education experts articulate diverging opinions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Dyslexia, a learning disability that affects oral and written language, often masks the presence of a gifted mind. People with dyslexia learn differently. This program from The Doctor Is In explores that cognitive difference by examining how dyslexic students learn, and how new teaching techniques are helping them succeed in school. These teaching approaches are explored at the Washington Lab...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As an educator, working with a learning-disabled student requires being adept at problem-solving, analyzing tasks, figuring out different ways to teach the same thing, and tailoring the method to fit the child. In addition, the teacher must be able to communicate to the student how he or she learns most effectively and what techniques and methods best enhance that learning process. In this...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: One in 25 people are dyslexic, but the teenagers involved in making this program would say that 24 out of 25 people miss out on dyslexia. This program approaches dyslexia from a new angle, exploring how the so-called disability might prove an advantage in an increasingly image-based world. Educational experts from America and England discuss aptitudes of dyslexics, while video diaries show how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Often viewed as a weakness, dyslexia actually means that a person processes information differently, and many with the disorder have learned to see it as a strength. This program illustrates the challenges faced by Amanda, Carmen, and Gio-three young people living with dyslexia-through personal interviews with them and those close to them. Viewers are guided into their unique and often...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In this classic program, Sally L. Smith explains how to teach students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The techniques include challenging the intellect and tapping the imagination; using concrete objects, the body, and pictures to communicate abstract ideas; using object-centered learning by attracting the attention visually; limiting the amount of words used; using stimulation, choices,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: For people with special needs, augmentative communication technology is opening the door to fuller expression, better education, and higher self-esteem. This program illustrates the positive impact of augmentative communication technology on the lives of Adam and Mike. Adam, once considered mentally retarded by school staff, has become a college-educated professional-thanks in part to an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This classic program featuring Sally L. Smith provides a detailed composite description of children with learning disabilities. Strengths typically include originality, imagination, talent in the arts, and a love of nature, technology, color, movement, and building things. Weaknesses tend to include neurological immaturity, disorganization, distractibility, short attention span, poor motor...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: Assistance is rapidly developing for parents of children with special needs. This video examines the role of science and technology in helping challenged kids enter the mainstream learning community.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In this classic program, internationally known learning disabilities expert Richard D. Lavoie leads a group of educators, psychologists, parents, and children through a series of exercises that vividly illustrate the daily classroom reality of LD students, an experience fraught with F.A.T.: frustration, anxiety, and tension. After the workshop is done, participants discuss strategies for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: F.A.T.-frustration, anxiety, tension-are three all-too-familiar feelings for children with learning disabilities and their families. In this program, Richard D. Lavoie, creator of the original F.A.T. City Workshop, reviews the history and philosophy of that project, the major trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities since the late 1980s, and the challenges ahead for educators and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This is the story of an eight-year-old boy with Down syndrome who was part of a battle over "inclusion," the practice of placing mentally or physically challenged students in regular classrooms. Teachers felt inadequately trained; teachers and parents asked whether "inclusion" was in the best interests of all students-those with and those without disabilities; and the future of special...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: It's often difficult to determine a solution, unless you know all of the symptoms. This is especially true for parents who see their children less than does their child-care provider. In these cases, it is essential that you, as the child's primary caregiver, not only recognize their special needs, but additionally respond to them. This video describes a wide range of special needs symptoms...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Reudiger Gamm performs complex arithmetic instantly and without help-his brain stores numbers like a calculator. Orlando Sorrel remembers exactly what he was doing on any date, at any hour, and can accurately predict the day of the week thousands of years in the future. Kim Peek-the original "Rain Man"-has read 12,000 books and hasn't forgotten a single word. What lies behind these astonishing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program from The Doctor Is In shows how a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is made and what treatments are working. The program follows children at home and school, both on and off medication. An innovative private school specializing in alternative education for children with ADD is profiled, and the program explains how best to structure school and home environments....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Mute until the age of nine, Stephen Wiltshire learned to communicate through realistic, richly detailed drawings. Alonzo Clemens sculpts clay animal figures with great precision, even though he can barely form a sentence. Matt Savage faced extraordinary developmental problems as a child but has become a teen prodigy among jazz musicians. What is the relationship between creativity and autistic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: To fully prize diversity, a school must embrace differences in students' abilities and learning approaches as well as in race, gender, ethnicity, and so forth. And to reach special needs children, teaching styles themselves must also be diverse. This classic program with Sally L. Smith stresses the importance of individualized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Stevens, Suzanne H.

Summary: Rev. ed of: The learning-disabled child. c1980.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J.F. Blair Publisher 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.93 STE

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