Family & Relationships

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child

Author: Robert Frank, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579545789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 2643

An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.
Young Adult Fiction

Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641160170

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6750

Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...
Literary Collections

Lost Orchard

Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community

Author: Jo Pitkin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449992

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 294

View: 9672

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States. A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and administration, Lost Orchard brings together for the first time in print those who shared this exciting, vibrant community. Located in Clinton, New York, the college was founded in 1968 in singular times—at the start of the second wave of feminism and in the midst of profound changes in American society. Kirkland was the last private women’s college created in the United States, and also the last established coordinate college until its tumultuous takeover in 1978 by its partner, Hamilton College. Known for its innovative curriculum, Kirkland empowered young women, fostered independent thought, and pioneered academic disciplines, including American studies, environmental studies, media studies, and creative writing. “Lost Orchard is a paradise regained. How wonderful to have the brilliant and beautiful work of so many talented writers, all once part of the Edenic community that was Kirkland College, collected and preserved. Jo Pitkin’s editorial eye is both acute and sensitive, and I salute and thank her.” — Peter Cameron, author of Coral Glynn: A Novel “Lost Orchard dazzles me for its wild romp through New York’s urban and pastoral landscapes (as well as its journeys hither and yon), its revolutionary ideas (revisited and revised), its diverse family portraits and reflections, its variety of forms (poetry, fiction, essays, plays, even a recipe), and its delightfully weird mix of pathos, grit, wit, and collective intelligence.” — Jane Springer, author of Murder Ballad “Lost Orchard is a testament to higher education at its best, when intellectual curiosity and experimentation create an enduring community—something far richer than a sequence of classes. Kirkland College generated a literary community of astonishing breadth and depth—writers who continue to make significant contributions to contemporary literature. Still efflorescent, this lost orchard has been very fruitful indeed.” — David Fenza, Executive Director, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs “The contributions to this anthology are as diverse and interesting as one would expect of alumnae and faculty at Kirkland, the last founded, progressive women’s college in the United States. Short stories, plays, and poems cover a broad range of subjects, including breast cancer, dementia of a parent, traveling in Macedonia, recent political events, fantasy, and what it was like being a student at Kirkland. True to the ethos of Kirkland, the collection is not organized by topic or by whether the author was a student, faculty member, or president, but rather in a more anarchic manner—alphabetically by last name. The result is deeply satisfying as a book to read in any manner one chooses, to dip into again and again. And one will want to!” — Leslie Miller-Bernal, author of Separate by Degree: Women Students’ Experiences in Single-Sex and Coeducational Colleges Jo Pitkin is the author of The Measure and Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York. She received her BA in creative writing and literature from Kirkland College and MFA in poetry from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She lives in Cold Spring, New York.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Preschool and School-Age Language Disorders

Author: Betsy P. Vinson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435493125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 675

PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL-AGE LANGUAGE DISORDERS is designed for introductory coursework that explores language deficits associated with developmental delays and disorders as seen in children ages two to eighteen. Unique to this book is a chapter related to the provision of speech-language services in public schools, including a discussion of federal legislation that impacts service delivery. Aspects of normal language development are woven into the discussion of language disorders to emphasize that knowledge of both is necessary to effectively assess and treat clients. Preschool and School-Age Language Disorders focuses on integration of evidence-based practice into assessment, diagnosis, and treatment practices, and includes information from classic research studies as well as current research. There is also a focus throughout the book on the impact of low-income environments on a child's language and literacy development and school success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secret Life of the Brain

Author: Richard M. Restak

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309074353

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 4003

Describes the working of the human brain at five stages of life: baby, child, adolescent, adult, and senior.
Juvenile Fiction

My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard #9

Hank Zipzer The World's Greatest Underachiever

Author: Henry Winkler,Lin Oliver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101100036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 337

Hank thought that getting through summer school to get to the fifth grade would be hard enough, but little did he know that it would get worse! Everyone in the fifth grade is starting to focus on a sport—and they’re really good. Everyone, that is, except Hank. When Papa Pete suggests that Hank take up Ping-Pong, he decides to give it a try but keeps it top secret, as he thinks the other kids will tease him about it not being a "real" sport. Hank is so good that he manages to Ping-Pong his way to the championship! But when he finds out the contest is being held at "Nick the Tick" McKelty’s family bowling alley, will he risk being the laughingstock of the fifth grade?
Biography & Autobiography

Yin, Yang, Yogini

A Woman's Quest for Balance, Strength and Inner Peace

Author: Kathryn E. Livingston

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149766862X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 6295

Yoga’s restorative power is revealed in this “uplifting” memoir about finding “an oasis of peace in the midst of crises large and small” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of fifty, author, parenting expert, and Huffington Post blogger Kathryn E. Livingston thought everything in her life would click into place. Instead, she felt like she was falling apart. She was consumed by panic and anxiety, neglecting her body, always expecting the worst. Until her discovery of yoga helped her find peace. This is a memoir about two transformative years in Kathryn’s life, an account of her relationship with a compassionate teacher who taught her to trust herself and the universe, even while facing the death of her parents, her children leaving home for college, and breast cancer. It’s about recognizing the mind-body connection and finding the way back to mental and physical health. The story of how yoga weaves its magic throughout a woman’s life, yoga aficionados and beginners alike, as well as anyone who has ever faced tragedy head on, will benefit from Kathryn’s journey. Above all, Yin, Yang, Yogini is a memoir about reinvention, with yoga as the backdrop for change—a blueprint for evolving in midlife and in midstride, learning to let go of the past, and living with trust in the present moment.

Die Illusion des Getrenntseins

Author: Simon Van Booy

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458735941

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 3637

Eine kleine Bäckerei in Paris, mitten in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Ein unbekannter Soldat übergibt einer jungen Frau ein Neugeborenes ohne Namen und verschwindet. Mit sieben Jahren erfährt Martin von seinen Zieheltern, dass er ihnen in den Unruhen des Krieges von einem Fremden anvertraut wurde. Von nun an lässt ihn die Frage nach seiner Herkunft nicht mehr los. Er braucht Jahre, um sein Schicksal zu begreifen – und er braucht sein ganzes Leben, um dem Mann zu begegnen, der ihn einst gerettet hat. In einer wunderbar zarten, eleganten Prosa erzählt Simon Van Booy davon, wie unsere Leben untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind. Davon, dass die Welt nur scheinbar ein fremder Ort ist und die Menschen darin uns näher sind, als wir ahnen.

Meine Schwester lebt auf dem Kaminsims


Author: Annabel Pitcher

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641076897

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4091

Eine beeindruckende Geschichte, die erzählt, wie es ist, zu trauern und zu lieben Seit der zehnjährige Jamie das Spider-Man-T-Shirt von seiner Mutter geschenkt bekommen hat, wartet er nur darauf, dass sie ihn besucht und ihn darin bewundert. Schließlich hat sie das versprochen. Aber wie so vieles, was Erwachsene sagen, war auch das eine Lüge. Genauso wie jeder nach dem Tod seiner Schwester Rose beteuert hat, dass alles wieder gut werden würde. Stattdessen ist es eigentlich nur schlimmer geworden. Sein Vater trinkt und versinkt in Trauer. Seine Mutter ist verschwunden und meldet sich nicht mehr. Und seine Schwester hat beschlossen, nicht mehr zu essen. Dabei will Jamie nur, dass seine Familie wieder zueinander findet. Doch dann freundet er sich in der Schule mit Sunya an, und plötzlich nimmt sein Leben eine ganz andere Wendung.
Juvenile Fiction

Tom Gates, Band 01

Wo ich bin, ist Chaos - aber ich kann nicht überall sein

Author: N.A

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505131059

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 252

View: 5611

Tom ist cool, witzig und frech. Und außerdem sehr erfindungsreich. Ständig hat er Unsinn im Kopf. Darunter haben ganz besonders die Lehrer und seine Schwester Delia zu leiden. Denn irgendwer muss ja ausbaden, was Tom so anstellt. Aber niemand nimmt ihm das wirklich übel, weil Tom nie böse Absichten hat. Manchmal laufen die Dinge nur anders als geplant. Wie Tom seine lustigen Pläne schmiedet, kann man auf über 250 durchgehend illustrierten Seiten des Comic-Romans nachlesen. Aber Vorsicht – die Lachmuskeln werden ordentlich strapaziert! Die vielen humorvollen Zeichnungen und Kritzeleien sorgen zusammen mit Toms Wortwitz für großartigen Spaß!
Juvenile Fiction

Sie sind ein schlechter Mensch, Mr Gum!

Author: Andy Stanton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733600916

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6104

Böse – böser – Mr Gum! Mr Gum hasst Kinder, Tiere, Spaß und Mais mit Butter und Salz. Dafür liebt er es, lange im Bett zu dösen und böse zu gucken. Er lebt in einem völlig heruntergekommenen Haus – sein Garten allerdings ist der schönste der ganzen Stadt. Das liegt an der bösen Fee, die in Mr Gums Badewanne wohnt und ihm mit einer Pfanne eins überzieht, wenn er seinen Garten nicht pflegt. Das alles wäre ja in Ordnung, wenn nicht eines Tages ein Hund auftauchen und den Garten beim Spielen verwüsten würde. Um die Fee ruhigzustellen und den Hund für immer loszuwerden, beschließt Mr Gum, das Tier zu vergiften. Davon bekommt das kleine Mädchen Polly Wind, und für sie ist klar: Sie muss dem bösen Mr Gum die Stirn bieten!
Juvenile Fiction

Zerbrochener Mond

Author: Sally Gardner

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646926457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8730

Was wäre, wenn der zweite Weltkrieg anders ausgegangen wäre? Wenn ein grausames, totalitäres Regime die Weltherrschaft an sich reißen wollte? Würden wir brav unser armseliges Leben in Zone 7 leben, bei den Ratten und Fliegen, in ständiger Angst vor den Ledermantelmännern? Würden wir vor der Fahne des Mutterlands strammstehen, wie die Musterschüler mit ihren langen Hosen und ordentlich gebundenen Schlipsen? Oder würden wir wie Standish Treadwell, der Junge mit den verschiedenfarbigen Augen, unseren ganz eigenen Weg gehen?
Health & Fitness

The Lcp Solution

The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for Adhd, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia

Author: B. Jacqueline Stordy, Ph.D.,Malcolm J. Nicholl

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345438728

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 339

View: 3252

Explains how diets supplemented by certain nutrients can improve mental and physical abilities of children with various disorders, and provides information for parents on how to help learning disabled children.

The Values Factor

The Secret to Creating an Inspired and Fulfilling Life

Author: John F. Demartini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608293

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 1952

Based on his landmark research and teachings, Dr. John Demartini has discovered the key to fulfillment in all aspects of life. What is the most important step you can take to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of? You might think the answer is something like, start saving money, get a better job, find my soul mate, or improve my marriage. Solutions like these might offer temporary satisfaction, but none of them can provide true, lasting fulfillment or help you achieve your unique purpose in life. The Values Factor shows you how to create a life in which every minute can be inspiring and fulfilling. The first step is to identify what you find most meaningful—the values in life that are most important to you. Once you understand your own unique values and align your life accordingly, you can achieve fulfillment in every aspect of your life: deepening your loving relationships, creating an inspiring career, establishing financial freedom, and tapping into a rich spiritual life. Dr. Demartini’s provocative thirteen-part questionnaire will reveal to you what you value most. The answers may surprise you! Then, each chapter of this book explains how to align every aspect of your life with your true values, so that you can finally achieve the success that you were capable of all along.
Business & Economics


“What You Managers Always Do To Us Workers”

Author: Rob Probst

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452535524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 579

Ninety percent of management improvement and cost saving initiatives are failures that end up wasting time, money and in the worst cases, result in catastrophic failures leading to injury or death. Matt Polaski and his band of unsung maintenance engineering heroes at the Mornington Dairy Plant are frustrated by working in the ”circle of despair;” patching one breakdown after another. They want to do the right things right. Matt knows that the preservation of their mental well-being and the future of the company depend on the implementation of a best practices program. He realizes that his marriage may even survive if they are successful! Jim Champion, Mornington’s GM, wants to improve performance as well, but he can't wait as long as Matt's plan requires. Jim's approach leads to a temporary improvement followed by a major catastrophe. When the dust and recriminations settle, Jim asks Matt to lead another improvement program. Matt and his crew have a tough choice to make.
Juvenile Fiction


Author: Jane Yates

Publisher: Autumn Orchard

ISBN: 0993023932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 183

View: 4494

'Garden is very charming with some lovely parallels ...' Sharon Sant - Author of The Sky Song trilogy Inspired by the classic novel The Secret Garden, Jane Yates introduces us to a steampunk world of bio-domes, robots and mysteries. Eleven-year-old Aberdeen is so used to being by herself that all she has to fill her thoughts are stories of mighty dragons and grand castles. But Aberdeen's world is soon thrown into disarray however; her parents murdered. Having no choice, Aberdeen is sent to live with her uncle back on Earth where her fascination into her new surroundings begin to take hold. It isn’t long before Aberdeen befriends three other children - Maisy, Peter and Lenard. Oh, and there’s Frank too, Peter’s robot dog, who completes this special circle of friendship. Garden is a journey of self-discovery, of trials and friendship. With adventure boundless, Jane Yates follows up her acclaimed Paradox Childtrilogy with a new tale for young fans of steampunk and science fiction.

The developing human brain

Author: Silvia A. Bunge,Elizabeth D. O’Hare

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 2889190250


Page: N.A

View: 8304

Technological advances in brain imaging, genetics, and computational modeling have set the stage for novel insights into the cognitive neuroscience of human development during childhood and adolescence. As the field has expanded, research in this area increasingly incorporates highly interdisciplinary approaches utilizing sophisticated imaging, behavioral, and genetic methodologies to map brain, cognitive, and affective/social development. The articles in this Research Topic will highlight both the recent advances and future challenges inherent in this burgeoning interdisciplinary field. We invite both review articles and original research reports that consider any of the broad spectrum of topics within the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.

The Inner Life of Children with Special Needs

Author: Ved Prakash Varma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698519

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 1832

Most children have interesting interior lives that contain dreams, fantasies, hopes, fears, beliefs and their unconscious lives. This can be inferred from their preoccupations, stories, plays, games, conversations and behaviour. Because many children with special needs are emotionally confused, anxious and angry, their inner lives often contain secrets that may be permanent and damaging. These children nevertheless put out clear signals that they want to be understood.