HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal


by RAVSAK Staff Issue: Special Needs
This column features books, articles and websites, recommended by our authors and people from the RAVSAK network, pertaining to the theme of the current issue of HaYidion for readers who want to investigate the topic in greater depth.


Atwood, Tony. The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome.

Feuerstein, R., Feuerstein, R. S. & Falik, L. H. Beyond Smarter: Mediated Learning and Brain’s Capacity for Change.

Feuerstein, R., Rand, Y. & Rynders, J. E. Don’t Accept Me as I Am: Helping “Retarded” People to Excel.

Greene, R. W. Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges Are Falling through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them.

Heacox, D. Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom.

Lavoie, Richard. The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-out Child.

Ibid. It’s so Much Work to Be Your Friend.

Mesibov, Gary. Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism.

Miller-Jacobs, Sandy, and Koren, Annette. Special Learning Needs in Day Schools: Parent and Community Responses.

Moskowitz, N. S., ed. The Ultimate Jewish Teacher’s Handbook.

Myles, Brenda Smith, and Adreon, Diane. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success.

Myles, Brenda Smith, and Southwick, Jack. Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns.

PEJE. Noteworthy Practices in Jewish Day School Education, vol. IV: Serving Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools.

Simon, S. R. et al., eds. V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All.

Soodak, Leslie and Erwin, Elizabeth. Inclusive Education: What Every Parent Should Know.

Tomlinson, C. A. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom.

Wolf, L. S. The Path to Success: Derech Tzlecha!

Books for Children

Christopher, Matt. Wheel Wizards.

Cohen, Floreva. My Special Friend.

Elder, Jennifer. Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes.

Flodin, Mickey. Signing For Kids.

Garfield, James. Follow My Leader.

Hoopman, Kathy. All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome.

Lord, Cynthia. Rules.

McGinnity, Kate and Negri, Nan. Walk Awhile in My Autism.

McMahon, Patricia. Dancing Wheels.

Polacco, Patricia. Thank You Mr. Falker.

Springer, Nancy. Colt.

Wolf, Bernard. Don’t Feel Sorry for Paul.

Online Resources




www.autism-society.org: Autism Society of America

www.come-over.to/FAS/IDEA504.htm: 504 Accommodations Checklist provided by the Nebraska Dept of Education

www.ldonline.org: Information concerning learning disabilities

www.wilsonreading.org: Wilson Reading Program

www.lindamoodbell.com: Lindamood Bell Learning Process

www.jkp.com: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

www.jgateways.org: Gateways: Access to Jewish Education


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