Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Special Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 123 things BIG & JUMBO Coloring Book: 123 Coloring Pages!!, Easy, LARGE, GIANT Simple Picture Coloring Books for Toddlers, Kids Ages 2-4, Early Learning, Preschool and Kindergarten

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

123 Pages to color!!!! JUMBO, GIANT and BIG Pictures: Each picture is HUGE which is more fun to Color. Toddlers will definitely love it. Wide Variety of pictures: Wide variety of themes to promote exciting and learning - includes ANIMALS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, stationery, house, airplane, foods, rainbow, sea animals and more! Suitable for boys and girls. Dark Thick Lines and Simple Pictures: Makes it easy for toddlers to enjoy coloring. Each picture has heavy, chunky black lines--are eye-catching and child-friendly. Great for toddlers, kindergarten and preschool age children. Includes 123 Pages to color! : This Coloring book contains 123 pages of different unique JUMBO pictures with double pages not a single page. It is a perfect gift for TODDLERS. They will enjoy for hours! 123 things BIG & JUMBO Coloring Book! See other great coloring books for kids, just click the author name "Salmon Sally" .

  • Author: Salmon Sally
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-1077588592
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches


2. Cursive Handwriting Workbook For Kids: Cursive for beginners workbook. Cursive letter tracing book. Cursive writing practice book to learn writing in cursive (Beginning Cursive Handwriting Workbooks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Guided Ultimate Cursive Writing Success for your champion with cheerful illustrations to color and funny jokes to trace! Purchase this Beginner Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids with 100+ pages of practice to set up your kid for writing success in school! This Cursive Handwriting workbook helps kids of all ages to start learning to write cursive letters, words and sentences and to improve their handwriting. Kids can gain mastery over cursive writing using an easy dot-to-dot tracing method. The guided writing practice progressively builds kid's cursive skills beginning with Step 1 : Tracing upper and lower case cursive letters Step 2 : Writing sight words Step 3 : Joining uppercase to lower case letters Step 4 : Writing numbers and number words Step 5 : Writing sentences to master penmanship With 100+ pages of practice, your child will develop the motor control for confidently writing in cursive while also improving their penmanship The Book comes with: A bonus coloring section at the beginning of each alphabet to encourage and engage children as they build skills progressively. Trace jokes for some fun practice! Premium cover design Large size - 8.5" x 11" Buy today , to help your child take their first step confidently into the fun world of cursive writing.

  • Author: Sujatha Lalgudi
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 25, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1076038524
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches


3. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Help your child understand and manage their ADHD with engaging activities for kids ages 7 to 12 With the right tools, kids can learn to think positively about their ADHD and see it as a special asset. Thriving with ADHD is filled with easy exercises to help your child with the many facets of ADHD, from self-control and organization to getting tasks done and making friends―so they can flourish at home, school, and beyond. Kids will learn to reframe the way they think about ADHD as they discover their own unique talents. With fun activities that engage their busy minds, this workbook offers a strength-based approach to help your child gain a better understanding of themselves, their ADHD, and the simple things they can do to feel more confident and in control. This ADHD workbook for kids includes: An overview of ADHD ―Teach your child about common symptoms, different ADHD types, and how ADHD can be an advantage. Skill-building exercises ―Establish key executive functioning skills, like dealing with anger and frustration, staying focused, controlling impulses, and communicating effectively. Action-oriented learning ―Help kids thrive in their daily lives with fun lessons for creating a morning routine, making a homework chart, expressing themselves when they’re upset, and more. Show your child how to harness their unique gifts and live life to the fullest with their ADHD―this practical workbook will help guide the way.

  • Author: Kelli Miller LCSW MSW
  • Publisher: Althea Press; Workbook edition (June 26, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1641520416
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches


4. Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism. Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17, Tyler not only details his challenges, but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Whether you re an educator, a family member of someone with autism, or simply looking for inspiration, you ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man s mind. As Tyler explains, I ve been called a retard, dumb, and disabled. I ve been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively, Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift. It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. In this memorable book, Tyler details his experiences with bullying, isolation, and others low expectations of him. But rather than allowing himself to be limited by his autism diagnosis, this courageous and insightful young man rose above his challenges to encourage others to follow their dreams and become leaders in their own lives. The result is this book, an autobiographical recounting of Tyler s journey with diverse essays containing his thoughts about leadership, courage, and adversity. Wise beyond his years, Tyler concludes that despite our differences, we can become a population of one, uniting to serve others. If you want to be uplifted or understand someone with autism better you must read Population of One. This inspirational and engaging book will transform the way you view the world.

  • Author: Tyler McNamer
  • Publisher: Avia; First edition (August 5, 2013)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1938686542


5. My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

How to teach kids about emotions and feelings?Like teaching them everything else - using clear words, familiar situations, exciting pictures and a lot of hands-on activities (games, puzzles, coloring pages, etc.) One can, of course, spend time and find various resources online. Or one can get just one book.This book is an excellent educational source that has is all. The book includes a cute story that kids can relate to, beautiful illustrations that capture children's attention, calming-down activities for kids, instructions to adults on the follow-up activities, emotions cards, feelings cards, coloring pages and related short stories to teach kids empathy.

  • Author: Natalia Maguire
  • Publisher: VLB (June 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-3982142838
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches


6. Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.   Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

  • Author: Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
  • Publisher: Anchor; Revised ed. edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0307743152
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.86 x 8 inches


7. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

  • Author: Peg Dawson
  • Publisher: Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 2, 2009)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1593854454
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches


8. Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

  • Author: Dr Carol Dweck
  • Publisher: DO NOT USE; 6th edition (January 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-2133487514
  • Dimensions: 7.83 x 0.87 x 5.08 inches


9. Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

Proven strategies for strengthening executive functioning skills and overcoming adult ADHD symptoms Executive functioning skills―including focus, organization, stress management, and more―are critical to succeeding in all aspects of your life. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with ADHD or you’ve lived with it your entire life, you know that developing these skills can be a challenge. Thriving with Adult ADHD offers a toolbox of information, assessments, and evidence-based exercises to help you build this mental skill set and take control of your ADHD. Make real, sustainable changes with practical guidance and activities for sharpening your memory and attention, learning to plan and organize, strengthening your mental flexibility, enhancing your emotional regulation, improving your impulse control, and living your best life. This adult ADHD book includes: Executive functioning overview ―Learn what executive functioning is, how it relates to ADHD, and how these exercises can help you develop it. Solutions for all settings ―Discover actionable advice for managing ADHD symptoms at home, at work, and in relationships. Self-assessments ―Identify your personal strengths and weaknesses with quick self-evaluations. Don’t let ADHD symptoms hold you back. Gain the skills you need to achieve your goals with help from Thriving with Adult ADHD .

  • Author: Phil Boissiere MFT
  • Publisher: Althea Press (December 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1641522724
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches


10. A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Education - August 2021

It can be really hard to handle BIG Emotions, especially ANGER! Kids experience frustrating situations everyday, whether it's someone taking their toy or they feel like they can't do something. This story shows them that instead of yelling or stomping their feet, they can practice some fun ways to help them stay CALM. Count your spots from one to four, Tap, tap, tap and tap once more. Now fill your lungs with peaceful air, and coat your SPOTS with love and care. By associating emotions with something a child can visual (bright red spot), they are able to see when a small feeling of frustration can easily turn into into a big ANGRY emotion. They will realize they can manage their spots of emotions with fun counting and breathing techniques by watching an ANGRY SPOT start to shrink down.

  • Author: Diane Alber
  • Publisher: Diane Alber Art LLC (September 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1951287030
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches