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AUTISM BOOKS AND VIDEOS FOR PARENTS

The Educational Resources Store contains educational books and videos for children, teens, parents and teachers about adolescence and growing up. The books and videos featured on this site cover a wide range of topics. You will find topics ranging from infant education to dealing with teens with different and sometimes difficult situations. The books and DVDs contain information at all levels, including books, DVDs, games and posters geared to the children, teens, parents, and teachers.




Product ID: AUT-007
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Jonah Adams was diagnosed as autistic at two years and eight months. Just a few years later, a doctor refused to believe such a diagnosis could ever have been given to this healthy, happy boy.  This is the true story of how Jonah's mother, Christina, seized his limited window of opportunity for recovery.  This book details how she utilized a combination of a special diet and tutoring with speech therapists and behavioral psychologists, Christina shares the entire journey she undertook to give her child a second chance at a full life.

Pages:  318




Product ID: AUT-006
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Jayne Lytel was a flourishing syndicated columnist when her son Leo was diagnosed with autism.  She used her reporting skills to better understand her son's health issues, and helped Leo gain essential abilities.  After four years of therapy, he no longer meets the diagnostic criteria for autism, attends a mainstream school, and is a thriving, healthy child.  Act Early Against Autism is a practical and empowering guide for parents on how early intervention can change their child's future.

Pages:  272




Product ID: AUT-003
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The award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders presents Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers:

  • Health risks such as seizures and depression
  • Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies
  • Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills
  • Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating
  • Middle/ High School, & developing an Individual Educational Program
  • Preparing for life after high school

Pages:  288




Product ID: AUT-022
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Animusic is a powerful new vision in music video entertainment with unparalleled, universal appeal to adults, children, musicians, engineers, animation fans...all kinds of people!  With cutting edge computer animation, and a broad collection of modern musical routines and soundscapes, you'll get an amazing visual musical experience.  Animusic will absolutely delight you as the extraordinarily complex, invented musical instruments come to life and perform virtual concerts with note for note precision.

Runtime:  Over 75 mins (program plus bonus material)




Product ID: AUT-023
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Animusic 2 is the long awaited continuation of Animusic's debut DVD that has become unparalleled in universal appeal to adults, children, musicians, engineers, animation fans...all kinds of people!  In this new video, they went over the top with special features.  For example, the Starship Groove animation was rendered in Fullscreen, Widescreen, and 3 other camera views for the multi-angle bonus for a total of 5 full-length versions.   This adds up to over 20 minutes of footage just for that 4 minute music animation!

Runtime: 20 mins




Product ID: AUT-014
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This book presents a positive and empowering "bill of rights" for every person with autism, regardless of impairment level.  With advice and reflections from autistic adults across the spectrum, as well as Sicile-Kira's own experience as an advocate and parent of an autistic teen, the book covers these ten essential life skills:

  • Making Sense of the World
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Pursuing Interests
  • Self-Regulation
  • Independence
  • Social Relationships
  • Self- Advocacy
  • Earning a Living

Pages:  224




Product ID: AUT-024
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The number of children affected by autism is growing larger every day.   Autism is an all encompassing term for a wide range of disorders that include classic autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome.   Developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old, and this book provides information so you can recognize the red vital flags and begin treatment based on those first signs.   As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, the author uses her own experiences and the most current research to provide real strategies and emphasizes warning signs as she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child's growth, including things parents and pediatricians often overlook.  She also tells parents to act on their instincts or concerns, instead of the wait and see, which is often encouraged, and also explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder.

Pages:  272




Product ID: AUT-029
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Autism is a complex disorder that has long puzzled parents and experts, and it's very distressing to learn that your child has been diagnosed with autism. Doctors usually gave parents almost no hope for fighting the disorder, but in recent years, new treatments and therapies have shown that it is possible to improve. Children have even overcome the effects of autism when correct therapies are started soon enough, and with this intensive, early intervention, some children have been integrated into school and are impossible to differentiate from other students. With this book, you'll be able to: discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child's autism immediately; See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become the most chosen treatment and examine its impressive results; Get information on advanced biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy; Learn how dietary changes can positively impact your child's behavior; Find out how additional therapies can help, including sensory and auditory integration; Explore caring ways to keep your family together when your life has been devastated by autism.

Pages:  208




Product ID: AUT-026
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Autism ADHD, asthma and allergies have risen dramatically to epidemic levels over the last 20 years.  One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America.  Leading medical innovator, Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of over a thousand children with this important book.  He has developed a complete program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders that can help to children.  Most doctors have never made the connection between the 4-A disorders, even with their concurrent rise and the existence of numerous medical clues.  Over the years, the medical establishment has considered autism as incurable and medically untreatable.  Dr. Bock?s amazing healing program, based on medical research and drawing on years of clinical success, gives a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help cure the underlying causes.  This particular approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as devised by Dr. Bock and some of America?s finest integrative physicians, is an extremely promising and exciting medical breakthrough.

Pages:  458




Product ID: AUT-019
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Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee one morning when she found her two-year old son, Evan, in his room having a seizure.  Many doctors misdiagnosed Evan until after many traumatic, life-threatening episodes - one good doctor discovered that Evan is autistic.  With a foreword from Dr. David Feinberg, medical director of the Resnick Neuro-psychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and an introduction by Jerry J. Kartzinel, a top pediatric autism specialist, Louder Than Words tells Jenny's story as she discovers an intense combination of diet and supplements, along with behavioral therapy, that became the key to saving Evan from autism.  This story sheds much-needed light on autism through Jenny's own heartbreak and struggle, giving a wonderful example of how a parent can shape a child's life and happiness.

Pages:  202




Product ID: AUT-013
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When Jenny McCarthy's book, Louder Than Words, was published, the story of her successful efforts to saver her son, Evan, from autism, received a tremendous response.  After hitting # 3 on the New York Times bestseller list, Jenny and Evan were featured on the covers of several magazines, including People.  What she hadn't anticipated, was the overwhelming response form other parents of autistic children, who sought her out to share their stories.  No two autistic children heal in exactly the same way, and with her new book, Jenny expands her message to share recovery stories from parents across the country.  Mother Warriors tells how each parent fought to find their own child's perfect "remedy of interventions" and teaches parents how to navigate safely through the many autism therapies.   Jenny shares her own journey as an autism advocate and mother as well as the progress of her son, Evan.  Touching and genuinely practical, Mother Warriors will inspire a generation of parents with hope.

Pages:  248




Product ID: AUT-008
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There have been huge advances in diagnosing autism and in the development of effective interventions that can change children's lives.  In this informative book, Lynn Kern Koegel, a leading clinician, researcher, and cofounder of the renowned Autism Research Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, combines her cutting-edge expertise with the everyday perspectives of Claire LaZebnik, a writer whose experience with a son with autism provides a rare view into the disorder.  Together, they draw on the highly effective "pivotal response" approach developed at the center to provide concrete ways of improving the symptoms of autism and the emotional struggles that surround it.  They remind readers never to lose sight of the humor that lurks in the disability's quirkiness or the importance of enjoying your child.  From the shock of diagnosis to the step-by-step work with verbal communication, social interaction, self-stimulation, meltdowns, fears, and more, the answers are here-in a book that is as warm and nurturing as it is authoritative.

Pages:  336




Product ID: AUT-027
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In this book, the author explains the most current information about reading problems, along with verified, useful techniques that together with hard work and the correct help can enable anyone, including intelligent people to conquer these problems. She offers clear, practical, scientific information and advice as the tools that parents and teachers need to help dyslexic children of various ages and grades to gradually obtain successful results. The book covers topics that include: what dyslexia is, how to identify dyslexia at any age, from preschoolers to adults, locating the best school for your child, and learning how to work effectively with their teacher. It also includes exercises to show children how to use the areas of the brain that control reading, a 20-minute nightly home plan to improve reading ability, the 150 most common problem words to give your child an advantage, useful ways to raise and maintain a child's self-esteem and reveal their strengths, and also tells the stories of successful adults who are dyslexic.

Pages:  432




Product ID: ADHD-006
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For children with sensory integration issues, including those who have difficulty processing everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights, this book is an invaluable resource.  Long thought to affect only autistic children, or mistaken for ADHD, SI dysfunction is finally being recognized as a separate condition.  Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with SI dysfunction, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is as warm and accessible as it is authoritative and detailed and is an indispensable guide for parents, therapists, and teachers who will turn to it again and again.

Pages:  416




Product ID: AUT-005
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This book is a true story of two mothers, worlds apart, united in a struggle to connect with their autistic sons. Emmy(r)-winning art director Portia Iversen's life was turned upside down when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism.  After hearing about a miraculous story of a woman in India who had taught her own severely autistic son to communicate, she brought Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay from Bangalore to America to help researchers better understand this amazing feat.

Pages:  448





Product ID: AUT-011
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Preschool can be overwhelming for children with autism.  Autism affects how a child behaves, communicates, and relates to others.  Teachers need to know how they can get children with autism to achieve their full potential.  This book is a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to working with children who have autism.  It explains the main characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world.  Each chapter offers detailed strategies for teachers to use, including setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping children with autism communicate, encourage children with autism to play, helping them to get along with others, and working with families.

Pages:  224




Product ID: AUT-025
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Finally, there is help for ADHD patients and their families who have become worn out and frustrated.  With this book, you will get the many answers to the questions youve been waiting for.  Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the fastest growing diagnoses of our generation.  Unfortunately, the diagnosis does not provide actual help, and this leaves patients, doctors and families at a loss on how to proceed.  But for the first time ever, new understanding of the many similarities between ADHD and autism are giving patients with ADHD real hope.  At last, The ADHD-Autism Connection gives parents, doctors, and educators a reason to confront autism with a belief of hope and understanding.  This book will show how, with this new knowledge, to reduce the misdiagnoses, misunderstandings, and frustrations that ADHD sufferers and their families encounter.

Pages:  224




Product ID: AUT-001
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This book has answers to more than one hundred of the most frequently asked questions about autism, a disease that affects an estimated one in 250 children.

Dawn Ham-Kucharski's son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and she was given little hope that he would ever express himself verbally or to communicate meaningfully with others.  But, now at the age of six, Alex is an inspiring autism success story, due to his mother's tireless efforts to seek out an effective treatment program, educational plan, and socialization strategy.

In The Autism Book, health and parenting journalist S. Jhoanna Robledo and Ham-Kucharski, a passionate advocate for educational opportunity for autistic children, use their hard-earned knowledge and experience to objectively and compassionately answer the most urgent questions of parents and educators of autistic children.

Pages:  208




Product ID: AUT-028
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For the parents of an autistic child, everyday is a challenge. This can cause them to lose themselves in the struggle and unfortunately, their general quality of life will become less satisfying. In this book, the author blends the different voices of autism parents, along with researchers and professionals to offer direction and encouragement on how to find fulfillment and joy throughout the difficult times that occur while raising an autistic child. The various topics covered in the book include: showing the best way to deal with feelings of despair and hopelessness; finding ways to have fun through even during chaotic times; taking care of your marriage; and finding a balance between seeking new treatments and accepting your child for what they are.

Pages:  208




Product ID: AUT-012
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Useful, practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism and a mother's own hard-earned lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder.  When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder.  Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and the extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery.  However, the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn gives parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning.

Pages:  416




Product ID: ADHD-010
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Three years ago, magazine editor Denise Brodey's precocious four-year-old son, Toby, was diagnosed with a combination of sensory integration dysfunction and childhood depression.  Struggling to make sense of her new, often chaotic, often lonely world, the thing she found most comforting was talking with other, hopeful, and insightful parents of kids with special needs, and learning how they coped with the feelings they encountered throughout the day.  In The Elephant in the Playroom, parents from across the country write in an honest and intimate way about the joyful highs and disordered lows of raising children who are "not quite normal".  Laying bare the emotional, medical, and social challenges they face, these stories address issues ranging from if and when to medicate a child, to how to get a child who is overly sensitive to the texture of food to eat lunch.

Pages:  256




Product ID: ADHD-020
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This is the exciting, true story of Jason McElwain-also known as "J-Mac", who is the autistic student that made headlines when he scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers for his high school basketball team in 2006.  It includes the revealing perspectives of J-Mac's family and coach.  This is McElwain's inspiring account of the challenges of growing up autistic-not just for himself, but for his family.  It's also the tale of his unlikely star turn, and the difference it made in his journey through life with all the heart-breaking and heart-lifting stops along the way

Pages:  256




Product ID: ADHD-009
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The IQ Answer is not only fascinating and user-friendly, but a great guide to fulfilling one's potential.  Adults who have been frustrated by a stubborn mental block will learn the steps to scale it and tackle any project creatively, and with millions of new cases of learning disabilities diagnosed every year, this book will help parents break through their children's performance plateaus.  Written in response to the overwhelming need that Dr. Lawlis sees every day in his practice and in his role as Dr. Phil's primary contributing psychologist, The IQ Answer will be a powerful tool for everyone who wants to be as successful as they can be.

Pages:  272




Product ID: AUT-009
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Eloquent, philosophical, and introspective. These are words that are not usually associated with an autistic child, but in an incredible display of courage and creativity, this boy named Tito has shattered stereotypes.  In The Mind Tree, Tito makes us question all of our previous assumptions about autism, since he is severely autistic and nearly nonverbal, and this is his story.

Pages:  224





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