Nothing is more difficult than having to talk with parents about a child who is not succeeding in school. A book that might help you and your students’ parents know what to do is available from Brookes Publishing Company. The Common Sense Guide to Your Child’s Special Needs, by Louis Pelligrino, M.D., is written for parents, but should be useful for teachers as well. The book covers signs of a disability and steps to take. Information is offered on speech and language development; motor skills; learning and cognitive development; vision, hearing and sensory processing, and other issues. You can request an examination copy of the book.
For those working with children with special needs and/or students having difficulty in school, Brookes Publishing has a library of titles that may provide information on the type of problem a student is facing. Some categories available are autism, behavior, child development, medical disability, early childhood education, inclusion, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, screening and assessment, reading and literacy, math and science, and more.