Parent’s Lending Library Info.

Lending Library

            We’re expanding our lending library, located on the second floor of the main building.  Books will be lent, no more than three at a time, free to any staff member, parent or guardian of a PS 373R student for 3 weeks, renewable for another 3 weeks.  Late fees will be 10 cents per day, with all money collected going into the PTA’s general fund.  Any book lost or damaged must be replaced by the borrower.

            Anybody in the PS 373R community is welcome to visit our library at any time, but most of the books listed below aren’t actually kept in the library; they are from other parents’ private collections and remain in their homes until requested.  There’s no need to actually come to the school, though.  Just fill out the request form below, send it to school in your child’s bookbag & the book will then be sent home within a week.  Books can be returned the same way when the borrower is done.  If you’re coming in, it’s a good idea to call ahead (718-816-8897) to make sure Kirsten, Delicia or Siri will be available.

            Below is a partial list of titles available.  These are all from parents’ private libraries, and they remain the individual parents’ property, but are generously made available to benefit all of the PS 373R community. 

            If you have any books that have been particularly helpful to you, please consider making them available to our lending library.  The book will remain YOUR property, but will be lent out to another parent and then returned to you. 

            And if we don’t have one you particularly would like to read, request it through the school blog; anybody who has it can respond and lend it through our library.

Thank you,

Siri Kagan

Family Memoirs

Title Author Publisher, date Notes

Changed By a Child

Companion Notes For Parents of a Child With a Disability

Barbara Gill

Broadway Books

1997

 

Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope & Guidance for Help

Lynn M. Hamilton

Water Brook Press,

1973, 1985

Excellent.   Mother’s memoir of helping her son w/
ABA & exploring several other treatments.

Running With
Walker

Robert Hughes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

2003

Home-schooling out of frustration w/ available programs.

There’s A Boy In Here

Judy Barron & Scott Barron

Simon & Schuster

1992

Interesting b/c written by both mother & son, who outgrows a lot of his autistic behavior w/o
ABA or any other set therapy

Unravelling the Mysteries of Autism & PDD

Karyn Seroussi

Broadway Books

2000

Gluten free/dairy free diet w/ recipes

Late-Talking Children

Thomas Sowell

Basic Books

1997

 

Thinking in Pictures


Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Random House

1995

 

Emergence Labeled Autistic


Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

   

Talking With Animals


Temple Grandin, Ph.D

   

Let Me Hear Your Voice

Catherine Maurice

Ballantine Books

1993

Description of
ABA

No Time For Jello

Berneen Bratt


Brookline Books

1989

Critique of Doman’s method

Maverick Mind

Cheryl Florance, Ph.D.

GP Putnam’s Sons

2004

Hard to duplicate the mother’s program, but inspiring story

Playing the Hand That’s Dealt to You

Janet Morel

Canmore Press

2000

 

Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes

Eve B. Band, Ph.D.

Future Horizons

2001

 

Sound Of A Miracle

Annabel Stehli

Beaufort Books

1995

Profoundly autistic daughter born in early 1960’s and description of Audio Integration Therapy, which helped her a lot.

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Judith Warner

Riverhead Books

2005

Deals w/ typically developing kids, but good look at the pressures on all mothers today.

Somebody, Somewhere

Donna Williams

   

Nobody, Nowhere

Donna Williams

   

Making Peace With Autism

Susan Senator

Trumpeter

2005

 

Professional Advice

Title Author Publisher, date Notes

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child

Katherine Manarissis, MD

Barron’s Educational Series

1996

 

The Optimistic Child:

Safeguard Children Against Depression & Build Lifelong Resilience

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

HarperCollins

1996

 

Sample IEP & Guidance Document

www.vesid.nysed.gov

   

Special Diets for Special Kids

Lisa Lewis, Ph.D.

Future Horizons

1998

Recipes for gluten-free/dairy-free diet

In Schools We Trust

Meier

   

Improving Schools From Within

Roland S. Barth

Jossey-Bass

1990

 

Children With Starving Brains

Jacquelyn McCandless, MD

Bramble Books

2002

MD who began Defeat Autism Now

Negotiating The Special Education Maze:

A Guide For Parents & Teachers

Winifred Anderson

Woodbine House

1997

 

Helping Children Overcome Learning Disabilities

Jerome Rosner

Walker & Co.

1991

 

What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child

Glenn Doman

Paragon Press

1994

Very controversial, not proven.

Toilet Training For Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders

Maria Wheeler

Future Horizons

1998

 

Learning Disabilities, A-Z

Corinne Smith, Ph.D.

Simon & Schuster

1997

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

Richard Ferber, MD

Simon & Schuster

1985

 

Taking Autism to School

Andreanna Edwards

JayJo Books

2001

Autism explained for young children

My Friend With Autism

Beverly Bishop

Future Horizons

2002

Coloring book for typically developing kids dealing w/ autistic friend

A Mind at a Time

Mel Levine, MD

Simon & Schuster

2002

Terrific book on detailed analyses of what goes into all kinds of school performance and how to address problems

Spectrum Magazine

(516) 536-6811

320 N. Broadway

Hicksville, NY 
11801

   

Topics in Autism: Siblings of Children With Autism

Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.

Woodbine House

2003

 

Autism: The Road Back, a Magic Lantern Video Release (produced by Knowledge Network), 2003  NYPL call number: VC 618.9289 A

    Good, impartial overview of alternatives (
ABA & diet & Greenspan)

Autism: The Road Back,  NYPL call number: VC 618.9289

 

Magic Lantern Video Release (Produced by Knowledge Network)

2003

A good, impartial overview of alternatives (
ABA & diet & Greenspan)

The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Influence Educational Practice

Thomas Armstrong

Ass’n For Supervision & Curriculum Development

2006

 

When The Brain Can’t Hear

Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.

Atria Books

2002

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) explained

Learning to Learn

Carolyn Oliver & Rosemary F. Bowler

Simon & Shuster

1996

 

The Explosive Child:

A New Approach For Understanding & Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

HarperCollins

2005

 

Healthcare For Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Guide to Medical, Nutritional, & Behavioral Issues

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.

Lisa A. Wiesner, M.D.

Woodbine House

2004

 

Textbooks

Title Author Publisher, date Notes

Sensory Integration Theory & Practice

Anita C. Bundy

F.A. Davis, Co.

1991

 

Do-Watch-Listen-Say:

Social & Communication Intervention for Children w/ Autism

Kathleen Ann Quill

Paul H. Brooks Publishing

2000

 

The Autism Sourcebook

Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping & Healing

Karen Siff Exkorn

HarperCollins

2005

 

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Ellen Yack, B.Sc., M.Ed., O.T.

Sensory Resources

1998

 

The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual & Emotional Growth


Stanley Greenspan, MD

Perseus Books

1998

 

Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children

(“The ME Book”)

O. Ivar Lovas

Pro-Ed

1981

 

Physical Activities for Improving Children’s Behavior

A Guide to Sensory Motor Devopment

Billye Ann Cheatum

Human Kinetics

2000

 
 

James Partington, Ph.D.

   

The Special Educator’s Book of Lists, 2nd Edition

Roger Pierangelo, Ph.D.

Jossey-Bass

2003

 
The Scientist In The Crib:What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.

Andrew M. Meltzoff, Ph.D.

Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D.

HarperCollins

2001

 

What’s Going On In There?

How the Brain & Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

Lise Eliot, Ph.D.

Bantam Books

1999

 
The Myth of the First Three YearsA New Understanding of Early Brain Development & Life-long Learning

John T. Bruer, Ph.D.

The Free Press

1999

 

The Between the Lions Book for Parents

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Linda K. Rath, Ed.D.

Louise Kennedy

HarperCollins

2004

 

Novels

Curious Incident in the Night With the Dog

     

Eye Contact

     
 

Torey Haden

 

Several memoirs written by a special ed. teacher extraordinaire about her work with severely disabled children in the 1970s & 1980s


PS 373R Lending Library Request & Agreement I would like to request the following book(s) from the PS 373R PTA Lending Library (PLEASE PRINT): 

1. ______________________________ 

2. ______________________________ 

3. ______________________________ 

I understand that I can borrow any book(s) from the library for three weeks from the date it was sent home, renewable for three more weeks on my request.  I also understand and agree to pay late fees of 10 cents per day if I do not return it on time.  I understand and agree to replace the book or repay the owner the full value of any book lost or damaged while I am borrowing it from PS 373R’s PTA Lending Library. Name (PLEASE PRINT): _____________________ 

Child’s Name & Class: __________________ Address: ________________________________________ 

Daytime phone: _____________________ Evening phone: ______________________ 

Email (if available): _________________________ 

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