Celebrate the Children Suggested Reading List
Most of the books on this list can be purchased on www.Amazon.com
The ICDL Clinical Guidelines-This is the Individual Relationship-based Intervention(DIR) handbook. A collaboration of authors have provided a comprehensive information guide to the variety of disciplines used by DIR. In addition to a full overview of the DIR model (with essential charts and diagrams) written by Drs. Greenspan and Wieder, this book contains complimenting chapters by occupational therapists, speech therapists neurologists, etc.. This book should serve as the framework for DIR intervention programs. www.icdl.com
The Child with Special Needs-Greenspan & Wieder. Addison Wesley
An eloquent understanding of the DIR approach for parents and professionals. This book elaborates on the theory outlined in the ICDL Guidelines to provide a deeper understanding.
The Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of Intelligence-Stanley I. Greenspan. Perseus Books
Dr. Greenspan thoroughly explores a child¹s stages of development and how this in jeopardy in today¹s world!
The Affect-based language Curriculum by Stanley Greenspan and Diane Lewis available on www.icdl.com. This is a invaluable resource of goals to help assess a child¹s developmental needs and design a treatment program based on DIR.
Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, Second Edition-Ellen Yack. This is an excellent book for teachers on how to help young students through sensory integration activities.
Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration-Carol Stock Kranowitz. This book is a very user-friendly resource with checklists for the classroom and strategies for helping students in the classroom.
How Does Your Engine Run? by Mary S. Williams-This is a wonderful program to help children identify their own sensory needs and acheive with self-regulation
The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids With Sensory Integration Dysfunction-Carol Stock Kranowitz. Another great book to help parents and teachers with ideas for fun, sensory integration activities.
Physical Activities for Improving Children¹s Learning and Behavior: A Guide to Sensory Motor Development-Billye Ann Cheatum and Allison A. Hammond www.kinetics.com This book has a wonderful chapter on how sensory challenges effect behavior.
"Brain Gym (Teachers Edition)"-Paul E. Dennison. This book outlines exercises for supporting specific areas of functioning, such as thinking and motor planning.
"Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning (Orange)"
Hanen Programs for Parents www.hanen.org
It Takes Two To Talk The Hanen Program® for Parents
More Than Words The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Target Word® The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children Who Are Late Talkers
Learning Language and Loving It - The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood
Steps to Independence:A Skills Training Guide for Parents and Teachers of Children with Special Needs-Baker and Brightman. This has some very step-by-step practical guidelines for increasing independence and self help. It includes a wonderful chapter on how to respond to undesirable behaviors in order to reduce them.
To Listen to a Child-T. Berry Brazelton. Addison Wesley
This is a must read for parents of all young children! Dr. Brazelton beautifully illustrates the normal issues of growing up and suggestions for healthy parent-child relationships to support those issues (and how not supporting them in a healthy way can lead to more serious behavioral problems and developmental gaps in development). This book compliments Dr. Greenspan¹s theory with solid behavioral understanding.
Children the Challenge- Rudolph Dreikurs, M.D. Plume www.penguinputnam.com
This is the most comprehensive behavioral book for parents(also recommended for professionals) on this list. The techniques described in this book reflect the beliefs and approaches used by Celebrate the Children.
Other titles by Dreikus include: Maintaining Sanity in the Classroom and Discipline without tears. Both are excellent!!!!
Visualizing and Verbalizing-Nanci Bell. Academy of Reading Publications 800-233-1819
An approach developed by Nanci Bell used to improve verbalizing thoughts and abstract thinking. Strategies from this approach should be used to target academic weaknesses such as abstract thinking related to math and creative writing
Thinking Goes to School- Furth & Wachs. Oxford Press. Exercises from this program should be used to develop higher level thinking skills and improve thinking and doing abilities (motor planning and sequencing).
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head-Carla Hannaford. Another book on ³Moving and Thinking² which includes Brain Gym.
Growing Up Sad-Leon Cytryn. This is a valuable book that illustrates the importance of good self esteem and independence as foundations to healthy emotional development. It provides an understanding of childhood depression and how to prevent it. This can be extremely helpful when supporting school-age children with special needs.
Teaching Children with Autism to Mind Read-Howil, Baron-Cohen & Hadwin. John Wiley & Sons
Exercises from this book should be used to teach theory-of-mind
Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Autism-Baron-Cohen, Tager-Flusberg, Cohen. Oxford Medical Publications. This is a research-based collection of articles on Theory-of-Mind.
Teaching the Tiger-Dornbush & Pruitt. Hope Press. Strategies from this book should be used to modify classroom instruction and improve socialization. This manual provides a wealth of visual supports for the school-age child including a description of the ³strategy book² used for many children in the Celebrate the Children program.
"Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders"-Jeannie McAfee
Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism-Kathleen Ann Quill
Gifted and Talented Workbooks available in bookstores. Lowell Publishing
Excellent workbooks for older children to facilitate higher level thinking skills
I Can Problem Solve for preschoolers, K-3, 4-6 by Myrna Shure.
Excellent step-by-step lessons that teach problem solving language and skills
Childswork,Childsplay Catalog 1-800-962-1141 www.childswork.com
An invaluable resource for buying social skills materials
Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children-Ann Vernon, Research Press/Amazon.com
What Does it Mean to Me?. Amazon.com
social stories workbook for children with autism and asperger¹s
Frank Schaffer - Critical Thinking Workbooks
23740 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
Star Power for Preschoolers - Learning Life Skills Through Physical Play- Andrew Oser
Excellent group activities for building self esteem
Let¹s Be Social - Communication Skill Builders 602-323-7500
(3-6 years) Lessons and visuals - a nice start-up program for running social skills groups
Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day
180 reproducible Cartoons that help kids build a robust and prodigious vocabulary.
by Marc Tyler Teacher stores or Scholastic 1800-scholastic
The Laughing Classroom
Everyone¹s guide to teachers with humor and play
by Diane Loomans and Karen Kolberg www.neworldlibrary.com <http://www.neworldlibrary.com/>
Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tales
Five funny plays with related
writing activities and Graphic organizers
that motivate kids to explore plot, character and settings.
J.M. Wolf Teacher stores or 1800-scholastic
20 sensational Art and Writing Projects , Grade 2-4
Visual prompts that inspire art projects and creative writing.
By Dena Schutzer Teacher stores or 1800-scholastic
40 Graphic Organizers
Build comprehension during independent reading
Uses graphic organizers to improve reading , literature and comprehension skills.
Ex: story sequence
By Anina Robb Scholastic Teaching Strategies
Math Brainteasers Grades 6-and up
102 critical thinking exercises to challenge students and build problem solving skills
Ex: Sharpen problem solving skills
Shows problem solving techniques
Good Year Books, Parsippany, NJ 1-800-321-3106
by April Blakely www.pearsonlearning.com <http://www.pearsonlearning.com/>
Critical Thinking Problem Solving Grade 4
Fun puzzles with a cartoon character teaching critical thinking with logic problems
by Joy Hayes and Marion M. Sebastian Judy/ Instruco
Better Than Book Reports Grade 2-6
Over 40 creative responses to literature
Ex: Time lines
by Christine Boardman Moen Scholastic Professional Books
Teaching With Favorite Newberry Books 4-8 grade
Engaging discussion, questions, vocabulary builders, writing prompts and great literature activities.
Aides in the interpretation of theme, concept, and the development of plot.
by Lori Licciardo-Musso Scholastic
Engaging Mini- Lessons and Activities, Reproducible and graphic organizers, and Rubrics . Checklists to help you teach the elements of the great writing.
Introduces story writing as an exciting and enjoyable process in small steps
Set and characters
Use sensory details
by Karen Kellahr Scholastic Professional
Short Reading Passages and Graphic Organizers to build comprehension
Each story is paired with a graphic organizer that targets a specific skills such as Find the main idea
Understanding cause and effect
Comparing and contrasting
A fun and visual way to build reading skills
by Linda Ward Beech Scholastic Professional
The Unicorn Foundation www.saveachild.com
Critical thinking resource guide www.criticalthinking.com www.thinkingpublications.com
Social Skills/Emotions www.childswork.com
Celebrate the Children
Summary of Instructional Materials
(List of catalogues at back)
We use mainstream materials in our groups that are supplemented with teacher made videos, posters, and books. These ²homemade² materials are written in simple terms, which allows for greater understanding of the concepts being taught. These materials are highly motivating and the students have an easier time relating to the situations and characters of the story.
Emotions cards (simple faces of different emotions)
Lakeshore Feelings and Faces Game
Photo Emotions (LDA) 1-800-521-3218
Emotions videos (students/adults acting out emotions)
Problem solving games from Child¹s Work, Child¹s Play:
We incorporate fine motor, gross motor and motor planning into our obstacle course activities. The obstacle course can have as many steps as your students are able to sequence. Activities should include jumping, crawling, crashing, and writing. Below, we have listed some basic materials needed.
Thinking Goes to School
The activities chosen from this book are modified to meet the needs of our students. Each day a different category is targeted and a specific activity is completed. Below are some materials that have been used during these activities.
The materials listed below are used during various classroom activities.
Child¹s Work Child¹s Play 800-962-1141
OT Ideas 973-895-3622
Therapy Skill Builders 800-211-8378
Lilly¹s Kids 800-285-5555
Play With a Purpose 800-533-0446
Creative Learning 973-927-6868