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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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A BLUEPRINT FOR RENEWING YOUR CHILD'S CONFIDENCE AND LOVE OF LEARNING
Written by BEN FOSS

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-54125-3

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will 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 have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of...

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THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM
Written by NAOKI HIGASHIDA
Translator KA YOSHIDA, DAVID MITCHELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98515-3

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD •NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind...

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ADVICE, INSPIRATION, INSIGHT, AND HOPE, FROM EARLY INTERVENTION TO ADULTHOOD

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 10/14/2014

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34465-4

Since 2001, The OASIS Guide has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style The OASIS Guide is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe has revised this edition of Asperger Syndrome to reflect the latest in working with professionals, health and safety, options and...

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WHY OUR BRAINS ARE WIRED TO CONNECT

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-88910-2

In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world—other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make...

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WHY ORDINARY CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR IS MISTAKEN FOR ADHD, BIPOLAR DISORDER, AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Written by ENRICO GNAULATI

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06115-2

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41 percent increase in rates of ADHD diagnoses over the past decade and a forty-fold spike in bipolar disorder diagnoses. Similarly, diagnoses of...

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HELPING OUR BOYS COPE WITH SCHOOLYARD POWER, LOCKER-ROOM TESTS, GIRLFRIENDS, AND THE NEW RULES OF BOY WORLD
Written by ROSALIND WISEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 07/29/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98668-9

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the hit film Mean Girls, upended assumptions about how teenage girls relate to one another. But lost in the attention was an equally important and vulnerable group: boys. Less prone to...

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A FATHER AND SON'S ADVENTURES WITH ASPERGER'S, TRAINS, TRACTORS, AND HIGH EXPLOSIVES
Written by JOHN ELDER ROBISON

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 03/18/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-88485-5

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences of rebellion against authority and resistance to school are acted out once again by Cubby. Together, father and son learn to navigate the world around them, despite how...

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HOW SCHOOLS CAN JOIN THE TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY STRUGGLE AGAINST RESEGREGATION

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/18/2014

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-03297-8

Since the beginning of the last century, the sorting of students into different “tracks” has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. On the Same Track traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early twentieth century to today. Carol Burris argues that the practice perpetuates de facto segregation in integrated districts, including those that were ordered by the courts to desegregate. Drawing on the latest research, Burris shows how...

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WHY ORDINARY CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR IS MISTAKEN FOR ADHD, BIPOLAR DISORDER, AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Written by ENRICO GNAULATI

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/17/2013

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-07334-6

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41 percent increase in rates of ADHD diagnoses over the past decade and a forty-fold spike in bipolar disorder diagnoses. Similarly, diagnoses of...

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HELPING OUR BOYS COPE WITH SCHOOLYARD POWER, LOCKER-ROOM TESTS, GIRLFRIENDS, AND THE NEW RULES OF BOY WORLD
Written by ROSALIND WISEMAN

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98665-8

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the hit film Mean Girls, upended assumptions about how teenage girls relate to one another. But lost in the attention was an equally important and vulnerable group: boys. Less prone to...

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THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING
Written by SUSAN CAIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/29/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts we owe...

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THE 6 ENDURING PRINCIPLES OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT
Written by ROM BRAFMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 01/01/2013

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-88769-6

For decades they assumed that people who face adversity—a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck—will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success.

How is it that individuals who are not “supposed” to succeed manage to overcome the odds? Are there certain traits that such people have in common? Can we learn from their success and apply it to...

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