Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

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

1. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate You, 1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you’re looking for―in a way you can relate to. Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you’ll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead. Puberty explained ―Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way. Social skills ―Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends. Self-care tips ―Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won’t find in other puberty books for girls. This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.

  • Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 29, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1641521666
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - 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


3. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

If you are a woman with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you've probably known - all your life - that you're different. As girls, we learn which behaviors, thinking, learning, and working styles are preferred, which are accepted and tolerated, and which are frowned upon. These preferences are communicated in innumerable ways-from media and books to our first-grade classroom to conversations with our classmates and parents. Over the course of a lifetime, women with ADHD learn through various channels that the way they think, work, speak, relate, and act does not match up with the preferred way of being in the world. In short, they learn that difference is bad. And, since these women know that they are different, they learn that they are bad. It's time for a change. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws. In this unique guide, you'll find a groundbreaking approach that blends traditional ADHD treatment with contemporary treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you untangle yourself from the beliefs that have kept you from reaching your potential in life.

  • Author: Sari Solden MS
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Mental Health, Attention Deficit Disorders


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - 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


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - 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


6. Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Finding Joy through Autism

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

With her popular blog, Finding Cooper's Voice , Kate Swenson has provided hope and comfort for hundreds of thousands of parents of children with Autism. Now, Kate shares her inspiring story in this powerful memoir about motherhood and unconditional love When Kate Swenson’s son Cooper was diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism, her world stopped. She had always dreamed of having the perfect family life. She hadn’t signed up for life as a mother raising a child with a disability. At first, Kate experienced the grief of broken dreams. Then she felt the frustration and exhaustion of having to fight for your child in a world that is stacked against them. But through hard work, resilience and personal growth, she would come to learn that Cooper wasn’t the one who needed to change. She was. And it was this transformation that led Kate to acceptance—and ultimately joy. In  Forever Boy , Kate shares her inspiring journey with honesty and compassion, offering solace and hope to others on this path and illuminating the strength and perseverance of mothers.

  • Author: Kate Swenson
  • Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (April 5, 2022)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0778311997
  • Dimensions: 6.13 x 1.19 x 9.25 inches


7. ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction - from Childhood Through Adulthood

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help listeners thrive, by the best-selling authors of the seminal books  Driven to Distraction  and  Delivered from Distraction “An inspired road map for living with a distractible brain . . . If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your shelf. It will give you courage and hope.” (Michael Thompson, PhD,  New York Times  best-selling co-author of  Raising Cai ) World-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey literally “wrote the book” on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their best seller, Driven to Distraction , largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way.  Now, most people have heard of ADHD and know someone who may have it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside: Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD. Also unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action. In ADHD 2.0 , Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this “variable attention trait”, draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD, including Find the right kind of difficult. Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to an individual’s unique strengths. Reimagine environment. What specific elements to look for - at home, at school, or in the workplace - to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind. Embrace innate neurological tendencies. Take advantage of new findings about the brain’s default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for people with ADHD. Tap into the healing power of connection. Tips for establishing and maintaining positive connection “the other Vitamind C” and the best antidote to the negativity that plagues so many people with ADHD. Consider medication. Gets the facts about the underlying chemistry, side effects, and proven benefits of all the pharmaceutical options.  As inspiring as it is practical, ADHD 2.0 will help you tap into the power of this mercurial condition and find the key that unlocks potential.  This audiobook includes a PDF of charts and appendices from the book.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Edward M. Hallowell
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Mental Health, Attention Deficit Disorders


8. Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers:    • New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages    • Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves    • New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women    • Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading    • Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade – why and how     • New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges    • Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading    • Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths    • Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic

  • Author: Sally Shaywitz
  • Publisher: Vintage; 2nd edition (March 24, 2020)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0679781592
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches


9. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

You've never listened to 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 memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: "Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?" "Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?" "Why don't you make eye contact when you're talking?" and "What's the reason you jump?" (Naoki's answer: "When I'm jumping, it's as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.") With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights - into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory - are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.

  • Author: Naoki Higashida
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Medical


10. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens: Improve Focus, Get Organized, and Succeed

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Disability Parenting - August 2021

Build focus, organization skills, and self-confidence―the ADHD workbook for teens ages 12 to 17 Does it feel hard to stay organized sometimes? Do homework assignments sneak up on you? Having ADHD can feel overwhelming―but it doesn’t have to. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens gives you the tools to understand how ADHD works within your body, and actionable ways that you can use it to your advantage. Learn about some of your untapped strengths and see how you can channel your newly identified talents at school, in sports, and with friends. Inside Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens you’ll find: Be your own CEO ―Understand how your executive functions work to help you organize, plan, react, and more. Frequently asked, always answered e―A Q&A section provides answers to a ton of common questions that others with ADHD have. Advice you can use ―Everyday tools give you simple but effective strategies for approaching everyday things like homework, friends, and sports. Learn how you can thrive with ADHD through these engaging, everyday activities.

  • Author: Allison Tyler LCSW
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
  • ISBN: 978-1641526173
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches