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It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success

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As any parent, teacher, coach, or caregiver of a learning disabled child knows, every learning disability has a social component. The ADD child constantly interrupts conversations and doesn't follow directions. The child with visual-spatial issues loses his belongings and causes his siblings to be late to school. The child with paralinguistic difficulties appears stiff and wooden because she fails to gesture when she talks. These children are socially out of step with their classmates and peers, and often they are ridiculed or ostracized for their differences. A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development, but until now, no book has provided practical, expert advice on helping learning disabled children achieve social success.

For more than thirty years, Richard Lavoie has lived with and taught learning disabled children. His bestselling PBS videos, including How Difficult Can This Be?: The F.A.T. City Workshop, and his sellout lectures and workshops have made him one of the most popular and respected experts in the field. At last, Rick's pioneering techniques for helping children achieve a happy and successful social life are available in book form.

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend offers practical strategies to help learning disabled children ages six through seventeen navigate the treacherous social waters of their school, home, and community. Rick examines the special social issues surrounding a wide variety of learning disabilities, including ADD and other attentional disorders, anxiety, paralinguistics, visual-spatial disorders, and executive functioning. Then he provides proven methods and step-by-stepinstructions for helping the learning disabled child through almost any social situation, including choosing a friend, going on a playdate, conducting a conversation, reading body language, overcoming shyness and low self-esteem, keeping track of belongings, living with siblings, and adjusting to new settings and situations.

Perhaps the most important component of this book is the author's compassion. It comes through on every page that Rick feels the intensity with which children long for friends and acceptance, the exasperation they can cause in others, and the joy they feel in social connection. It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend answers the most intense yet, until now, silent need of the parents, teachers, and caregivers of learning disabled children — or anyone who is associated with a child who needs a friend.

Synopsis:

ADHD • Anxiety • Nonverbal • Communication • Disorders • Visual/Spatial • Disorders • Executive Functioning Difficulties

As any parent, teacher, coach, or caregiver of a learning disabled child knows, every learning disability has a social component. The ADD child constantly interrupts and doesn't follow directions. The child with visual-spatial issues loses his belongings. The child with a nonverbal communication disorder fails to gesture when she talks. These children are socially out of step with their peers, and often they are ridiculed or ostracized for their differences. A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development, but until now, no book has provided practical, expert advice on helping learning disabled children achieve social success.

For more than thirty years, Richard Lavoie has lived with and taught learning disabled children. His bestselling videos and sellout lectures and workshops have made him one of the most respected experts in the field. Rick's pioneering techniques and practical strategies can help children ages six to seventeen

  • Overcome shyness and low self-esteem
  • Use appropriate body language to convey emotion
  • Focus attention and avoid disruptive behavior
  • Enjoy playdates and making friends
  • Employ strategies for counteracting bullying and harassment
  • Master the Hidden Curriculum and polish the apple with teachers

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend answers the most intense need of parents, teachers, and caregivers of learning disabled children — or anyone who knows a child who needs a friend.

Synopsis:

Best known for his PBS-TV videos, a special education expert now reveals ways to help children with learning disabilities find social success.

About the Author

Mel Levine, M.D., is professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and director of its Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. He is the founder and cochairman of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning, and the author of two previous national best-selling books, A Mind at a Time and The Myth of Laziness. He and his wife, Bambi, live on Sanctuary Farm in North Carolina.Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., has worked as a teacher and headmaster at residential special education facilities for the past thirty years. He holds three degrees in special education and serves as a consultant to several agencies and organizations. The father of three adult children, he lives with his wife in Barnstable, Massachusetts. He welcomes visitors to his website at <>

Table of Contents

Contents

Getting in Good Dr. Mel Levine

Preface Rob and Michele Reiner

Introduction: "The Other Sixteen Hours"

Part One: Why Do They Do the Things They Do? The Impact of Learning Disorders on the Development of Social Skills

One: Children with Learning Disorders Are Wired Differently: It's All in Their Heads

Two: Anxiety: A Cause and Consequence of Social Isolation

Three: Language Difficulties: Getting and Giving the Message

Four: Paralinguistics: Words Carry the Message, Body Language Carries the Emotion

Five: Attention Deficit Disorder: The Social Lives of the Unhappy Wanderers

Part Two: Social Skills on the Homefront: Dealing with Parents, Siblings, and Other Strangers

Six: Enhancing Organizational Skills: Bringing Order and Structure to the Disorganized Child

Seven: Siblings and Other Strangers

Eight: Playdates: The Social Coin of the Realm

Part: Three Social Skills at School: Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic, and Relationships

Nine: Bullies, Victims, and Spectators: Strategies to Prevent Teasing, Intimidation, and Harassment in School

Ten: Mastering the Hidden Curriculum of School: The Unwritten, Unspoken Rules

Eleven: Teacher-Pleasing Behaviors: Polishing the Apple

Part Four: Social Skills in the Community: No Kid Is an Island

Twelve: Appropriate Social Skills in Public Places

Thirteen: Meeting, Making, and Keeping Friends

Conclusion

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743254656
Author:
Lavoie, Richard
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Preface:
Reiner, Michele
Foreword:
Levine, Mel
Author:
Reiner, Rob
Author:
Levine, Mel
Author:
Reiner, Michele
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Learning disabilities
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Learning disabled children
Subject:
Social skills in children.
Subject:
Interpersonal relations in children
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in

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Product details 448 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743254656 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , ADHD • Anxiety • Nonverbal • Communication • Disorders • Visual/Spatial • Disorders • Executive Functioning Difficulties

As any parent, teacher, coach, or caregiver of a learning disabled child knows, every learning disability has a social component. The ADD child constantly interrupts and doesn't follow directions. The child with visual-spatial issues loses his belongings. The child with a nonverbal communication disorder fails to gesture when she talks. These children are socially out of step with their peers, and often they are ridiculed or ostracized for their differences. A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development, but until now, no book has provided practical, expert advice on helping learning disabled children achieve social success.

For more than thirty years, Richard Lavoie has lived with and taught learning disabled children. His bestselling videos and sellout lectures and workshops have made him one of the most respected experts in the field. Rick's pioneering techniques and practical strategies can help children ages six to seventeen

  • Overcome shyness and low self-esteem
  • Use appropriate body language to convey emotion
  • Focus attention and avoid disruptive behavior
  • Enjoy playdates and making friends
  • Employ strategies for counteracting bullying and harassment
  • Master the Hidden Curriculum and polish the apple with teachers

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend answers the most intense need of parents, teachers, and caregivers of learning disabled children — or anyone who knows a child who needs a friend.

"Synopsis" by , Best known for his PBS-TV videos, a special education expert now reveals ways to help children with learning disabilities find social success.

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