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  • A Manual for Managing Special Education for Students with Brain Injury
    By: Marilyn Lash & Bob Cluett. Skills used by professional case managers are adapted for parents and applied to special education. They are- Assessment... How has the brain injury affected this child? Information gathering... What do I need to know? Referral... When do I involve a specialist? Service Coordination... How do I put this all together? Advocacy... How can I help others understand? Evaluation... How do I know if this is working? Includes lots of worksheets for problem solving. 90 Pages. Price: $25.00 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • All About Me
    By: Roberta DePompei & Bob Cluett. Stupid, weird, dorky. These are words that friends and classmates use to describe a child with a brain injury. Just when a child with a brain injury needs help and understanding the most, friends may disappear, make taunting remarks or imitate behaviors. This hands-on, interactive booklet helps the child understand what it means to have a brain injury. The child learns how to describe the help needed in school by using check- lists and answering questions. This is a great teaching tool for therapists, educators and families. 16 Pages. Price: $7 each.
    (Added: Fri Jun 15 2001)
  • All About Me! My Life as aTeenager
    By Roberta DePompei. This booklet helps teenagers with any diagnosis or special needs describe themselves and their disability. It helps teenagers become self-advocates in school and in the community as they prepare for adulthood. Using short narratives and checklists, this tool provides detailed information to negotiate accommodations and compensatory strategies in school. It can be used independently by teenagers or with parents and therapists to identify current strengths, needs and strategies as well as long-term goals to achieve their dreams. 16 Pages. Price: $7 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • An Educator's Manual What educators need to know about students with brain injury
    Edited by: Ron Savage & Gary Wolcott. This book contains 12 chapters written by national experts on pediatric brain injury and special education. Case studies illustrate the complexity of students' needs and educa-tional planning. The in-depth medical, cognitive and behavioral information makes this a comprehensive working reference for parents, school staff and consultants. An extensive glossary is useful for interpreting clinical reports. 186 Pages. Price: $20 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • Brain Injury Causes and Consequences for Students
    By: McKay Moore Sohlberg, Bonnie Todis, Ann Glang, and Marilyn Lash. This booklet goes into more detail about the causes of brain injuries and defines commonly used terms found in medical reports. An overview of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral changes describes how these can affect the student's abilities and needs in the classroom and interactions with peers. The impact upon the family is also addressed. 28 Pages. Price: $10 each.
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Building Friendships When Students Have Special Needs
    By: Judith Voss, Elizabeth Cooley, Ann Glang, Bonnie Todis, & Marilyn Lash This manual and video present an innovative program for building peer support, decreas-ing social isolation and developing friend-ships. It is an approach parents and school staff can use to address the loss of friends that is so common among students with brain injuries. Using a friendship facilitator, a step by step description takes the reader through how to recruit participants, involve families and peers, run effective meetings, and troubleshoot potential problems.56 Pages Price: $20 each
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Changes in Self Awareness Among Students With Brain Injuries
    By: McKay Moore Sohlberg, Bonnie Todis & Ann Glang When the student is unaware of changes in abilities, it is difficult for educators to design accommodations and compensatory systems. This manual explains the causes of unawareness and gives practical suggestions and worksheets for working with students in middle, junior high and high school. 32 Pages. Price: $15 each.
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Child Abuse
    By: Mary Garett Bodel. Describes the causes, signs and consequences of child abuse, the "shaken baby syndrome" and sexual abuse. Explains what to look for to recognize signs of abuse. Helps parents, teachers, and health care workers know how to respond to reports of abuse by children. Provides facts to correct common myths about violence and abuse. Contains resource listing for national clearinghouses and web sites on child abuse. 16 Pages. Price: $8 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • Choosing Home or Residential Care
    By: Marilyn Lash & Paul Kahn. Describes the difficult and emotional decision making process when parents must choose between home care or residential care for children with severe physical disabilities due to injury, a birth related condition or chronic illness. Identifies the benefits and drawbacks for both choices. Considers the special educational needs, demands of physical care and changing needs as the child gets older. Lists types of residential programs and gives checklists for families to evaluate physical settings, educational services, and social environments. 64 Pages. Price: $10 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • Compensatory Systems For students with brain injuries
    By: Ann Glang, McKay Moore Sohlberg & Bonnie Todis. Changes in memory and organizational skills after a brain injury make it difficult for this student to function in the complex environment of middle, junior high or high school because of frequent changes in teachers, classes, schedules and activities. This manual helps educators select a compensatory system, teach students how to use it and monitor how well it is working. 44 Pages. Price: $20 each.
    (Added: Tue Jun 19 2001)
  • ELVIN The Elephant Who Forgets
    By: Heather Snyder & Susan Beebe, Illustrator A delightful children's book about a little elephant named "Elvin", who has a tree branch fall on his head! He can't count his figs anymore, gets mixed up at school and doesn't get along with his friends anymore. A visit to the neuropsychologist helps him understand that he's not a bad little elephant... he has a brain injury. Helps children, friends and classmates under-stand what it's like to have a brain injury. Written for kindergarten through elementary school age children. 16 Full color pages Price: $15 each
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Making the IEP Process Work For students with brain injuries
    By: Bonnie Todis, McKay Moore Sohlberg & Ann Glang This manual provides practical suggestions for gathering information and developing effective educational plans for students with brain injuries in middle, junior high and high school. It is especially useful when students have multiple teachers and classes. It describes methods for collecting critical information and facilitating communication among team members. Worksheets and interview guides help identify goals and give step by step information on running effective meetings.56 Pages Price: $20 each
    (Added: Tue Jun 19 2001)
  • Pediatric Traumatic Brain Proactive Intervention
    By: Jean Blosser and Roberta DePompei Any parent whose child has a cognitive communication disorder from a brain injury should recommend that the school use this book for educational planning. It is written primarily for speech and language specialists. The authors discuss issues in the classroom as well as the long-term development and maturation of the student. The effects of a child's brain injury upon life at home and preparation for work are addressed. Many practical checklists and worksheets apply clinical information. 266 Pages Price: $54 each
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Resource Guide Children and Adolescents With Brain Injury
    By: Marilyn Lash This is a consumer's guide to manuals, books, videotapes and resources for families, educators and clinicians. It includes over 25 reviews of publications organized by topics of hospital care and rehabilitation, families, education, children's books, prevention, and legal issues. It lists over 200 brain injury associations, parent training centers, websites, clearing-houses, special interests, prevention programs and advocacy organizations. 28 Pages Price: $10 each
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • Signs and Strategies for Educating Students with Brain Injuries
    By; Marilyn Lash, Gary Wolcott & Sue Pearson. This book gives a basic overview of the consequences brain injuries can have upon a child's learning, behavior and adjustment in school. It discusses planning for the child's initial return to school after an injury and changes over time. A special section on transition strategies helps prepare the student for moving from teacher to teacher, grade to grade and school to school with lots of worksheets for families and educators. 106 Pages. Price: $30 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • The Child's Brain Injury and Development
    By: Ron Savage. This booklet provides a brief but comprehensive description of how the brain works and what happens when it is injured. Graphics illustrate the geography of the brain and the location and functions of various lobes. An overview of brain development explains how the consequences of brain injury show up over time as the child matures. Useful tool for understanding neuroanatomy and its implications for learning. 16 Pages. Price: $8 each.
    (Added: Sun Jun 17 2001)
  • When a parent has a brain injury: Sons and daughters speak out
    By: Marilyn Lash. Discusses the needs, experiences, fears, and concerns of adolescents and young adults when a parent has a brain injury. Covers preparing sons and daughters to vist a parent in the hospital. Describes their reactions to physical, cognitive, communicative and behavioral changes in a parent. Talks about changes in life at home, reactions of friends and relationships among family members. Gives suggestions how professionals and teachers can better respond to needs of sons and daughters. 48 Pages. Price: $7 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • When Your Child is Technology Assisted A home care guide for families
    By: Paul Kahn. Helps parents prepare for home care of a child with complex medical needs by describing how to set up the home and coordinate community services. Discusses the impact of having nurses and therapists in the home. Gives tips for clear communication about caregiving and expectations. Explores changes in relationships between spouses. Gives suggestions for helping siblings adjust and discusses the challenges of parenting. 64 Pages. Price: $10 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)
  • When Your Teenager is Injured Preparing for work and adulthood
    By: Marilyn Lash, Paul Kahn & Gary Wolcott. This manual focuses on the required transition planning for adolescents receiving special education. Discusses how to include this in the IEP by age 14. Prepares for adulthood by describing how to look for a job, prepare for interviews, discuss the disability, and negotiate accommodations. Common biases of employers are frankly discussed, along with strategies for pre-venting discrimination because of a disability. The adult service system is described. 56 Pages. Price: $10 each.
    (Added: Fri Sep 14 2001)