Anderson, Winifred, Stephen Chitwood, and Deidre Hayden. Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 3rd ed. Bethesda, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1997. Excellent, well-organized text clearly explains the step-by-step process necessary to obtain help for your child. Has up-to-date resource list and a comprehensive bibliography. Essential reading for parents of children with special educational needs. If you only read one book, this should be the one.
Chai Lifeline. Back to School: A Handbook for Educators of Children with Life-threatening Diseases in the Yeshiva/Day School System. 1995. Write to: 48 West 25th St., New York, NY 10010, or call (212) 465-1300. Covers diagnosis, planning for school reentry, infection control in schools, needs of junior and senior high school students, children with special educational needs, and saying good-bye when a child dies. Includes a bibliography and resource list.
Gliko-Braden, Majel. Grief Comes to Class: A Teacher's Guide. Centering Corporation, 1531 N. Saddle Creek Rd., Omaha, NE 68104. (402) 553-1200. Comprehensive guide to grief in the classroom. Includes chapters on grief responses, the bereaved student, teen grief, developmental changes, sample letter to parents, sample teacher/parent conference, and suggestions for dos and don'ts.
Levine, Mel, MD. All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Educators Publishing Service, Inc., 1993. Highly readable book about different learning styles. Written for grade-school-aged children, but parents benefit from reading it, too.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Trish Greene Back-to-School Program for Children with Cancer. Designed to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, patients and school officials to assure a smooth transition from active treatment back to school and daily life. Materials, videos, and other printed inventory are available at all local LLS chapters. http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org or (800) 955-4572.
Levine, Mel, MD. Keeping a Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Educators Publishing Service, Inc., 1991. Book about different learning styles for junior high and high school students.
Petersons Guides. Peterson's Guides to Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students or Attention Deficit Disorders, 6th ed. Princeton, NJ: Petersons Guides,. 2000. Excellent reference, available at most large libraries.
Pizzo, Philip A., MD. and David G. Poplack, MD, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2002. Chapter 50, "Educational Issues for Children with Cancer."
Silver, Larry, MD. The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities, 3rd ed. Times Books, 1998. Comprehensive discussion of positive treatment strategies that can be implemented at home and in the school to help children with learning disabilities. Excellent chapters on psychological, social, and emotional development, evaluation, and treatment. The Compassionate Friends. Suggestions for Teachers and School Counselors. IPO. Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522. (630) 990-0010.
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