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Books on Autism

The Child With Special Needs by Greenspan & Wieder and Addison Wesley
The Growth of the Mind: and the Endangered Origins of Intelligence by Stanley Greenspan
Autism: An Inside-Out Approach by Donna Williams

Autism and Sensing:

The Unlost Instinct by Donna Williams
Through the Eyes of Aliens: A book About Autistic People by Jasmine Lee O'Neill
Physical Acitivities for Improving Children's Learning and Behavior: A Guide to Sensory Motor Development by Billye Ann Cheatum and Allison A. Hammond
Steps to Independence: A Skills Training Guide for Parents and Teachers of Children with Speical Needs by Baker and Brightman
To Listen to a Child by T. Berry Brazelton and Addison Wesley
Fresh Approaches to Working with Children with Problematic Behavior by Adele M. Brodkin, Ph.D.
Children the Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D.
Visualizing and Verbalizing by Nanci Bell
Thinking Goes to School by Furth & Wachs
Growing Up Sad by Leon Cytryn
Teaching Children with Autism to Mind Read by Howil, Baron-Cohen & Hadwin
Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Autism by Baron-Cohen, Tager-Flusberg, Cohen
Teaching the Tiger by Dornbush & Pruitt
I Can Problem Solve by Myrna Shure
Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Eduation Curriculum for Children by Ann Vernon
Star Power for Preschoolers - Learning Life Skills Through Physical Play by Andrew Oser

Books for Reading Aloud

Reading to and with your children is very important. Use the pictures to help tell the story and soon your child will be able to read the story to you. Look for these books at your local library.

Imogene's Antlers by David Small
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
Arthur by Marcia Brown
The Napping House by Audrey
Wood Make Way for Ducklings by R. McCloskey
Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
May I Bring a Friend by B. DeRegniers
Cat and the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
The Little Engine that Could by Wally Piper
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Where the Wild Things Are by M. Sendak
Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Go Away Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
George and Martha by James Marshall
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
What's Under My Bed by James Stevenson
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by J. Barett
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Whistle for Willie by Jack Ezra Keats
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Today I Feel Silly by Curtis Cornell
You're Adorable by Martha Alexander
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Easy Books for Children

These books have words that are easy for children to read, so your child can practice reading to you.

Cat on the Mat by Brian Wildsmith
Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
All Fall Down by Brian Wildsmith
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Berenstain
One Hunter by Pat Hutchins
The Ear Book by Al Perkins
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.
The Eye Book by Theo. LeSieg
Where's Spot by Eric Hill
Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
A Dark Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Blue Bugs Books by Virginia Poulet
Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Hot Rod Harry by Catherine Petrie
Dear Dragon Books by Margaret Hillert
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Carrot Seed by Robert Kraus
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
No, David by David Shannon
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

Books for Parents

Brazelton, MD, T. Berry (1992). Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development. NY:Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN-0-201-62690-X.

Briggs, Dorothy Corkille (1970). Your Child's Self-Esteem. NY:Doubleday. ISBN-0-385-04020-2

Cherry, Clare (1985). Parents, Please Don't Sit On Your Kids: A Parent's Guide to Nonpunitive Discipline. Carthage, IL:Fearon Teacher Aids. ISBN-0-8224-5307-X

Crary, Elizabeth (1979, 1993). Without Spanking or Spoiling. Seattle WA:Parenting Press Inc. ISBN-0-943990-74-2. Also available: Parenting Books, Children's Problem Solving Books, Dealing with Feelings Series, and Feelings for Little Children Series.

Eisenberg, Arlene, Murkoff, Heidi and Hathaway, Sandee E. (1989). What to Expect the First Year. NY:Workman Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN-0-89480-577-0

Eisenberg, Arlene, Murkoff, Heidi, and Hathaway, Sandee (1994). What to Expect: The Toddler Years. NY:Workman Publishing. ISBN-0-89480-994-6

Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine (1980). How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. NY:Avon Books, ISBN-0-380-57000-9

Hart, Dr. Louise (1987, 1990, 1993). The Winning Family: Increasing Self-Esteem in Your Children and Yourself. Berkley, CA:Celestial Arts. ISBN-0-89087-689-4

McCarney, Ed.D., Stephen and Bauer, M.Ed., Angela (1989). The Parents Guide: Solutions to Today's Most Common Behavior Problems in the Home. Columbia, MO:Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. ISBN-1-8783-72-00-9

Wykoff, Jerry, Ph.D. and Unell, Barbara (1984). Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems. NY:Meadowbrook Books. ISBN-0671-544-640

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