TNSSG Book Recommendations

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Attention Deficit

All About A.D.D. : Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder (by Mark Selikowitz)

Driven to Distraction : Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood (by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey)

The Myth of the A.D.D. Child : 50 Ways to Improve Your Child'd Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion by Thomas Armstrong

Alternative Medicine

Chinese Pediatric Massage Therapy : A Parent's and Practitioner's Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Disease by Fan Ya-Li

Natural Healing for Babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm, William Sears

Ritalin-Free Kids : Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Add and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, Robert Ullman

Uncommon Voyage : Parenting a Special Needs Child in the World of Alternative Medicine by Laura Shapiro Kramer, Seth Kramer

What's Food Got to Do With It?: 101 Natural Remedies for Learning Disabilities by Sandra Hills, Pat Wyman (Illustrator), Miller Levi


The American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies : How You and Your Children Can Breathe Easierby The American Lung Advisory Group, Norman H. Edelman

All About Asthma : Stop Suffering and Start Living by Irwin J. Polk

Children With Asthma : A Manual for Parents by Thomas F. Plaut


Emergence : Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin, Margaret M. Scariano

Parent Survival Manual : A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders by Eric Schopler (Editor)

Somebody Somewhere : Breaking Free from the World of Autism by Donna Williams

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin (a women with autism)

Developmental Issues

The Child With Special Needs : Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth (by Stanley I., Md. Greenspan, Serena, Ph.D. Weider, Robin Simon, Serena Wieder)

In Time and With Love : Caring for the Special Needs Baby by Marilyn Ph.D. Segal, Marilyn Segal Ph.D

Steps to Independence : Teaching Everyday Skills to Children With Special Needs ~ by Bruce L. Baker, et al

Family Relationships

Brothers, Sisters, and Special Needs; Information and Activities for Helping Young Siblings of Children with Chronic Illnesses by Debra Lobato

Living With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs : A Book for Sibs by Patricia Vadasy, Donald Joseph Meyer

Sisters, Brothers, and Disability : A Family Album by Lydia Gans

Views from Our Shoes : Growing Up With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs by Donald J. Meyer (Editor), Cary Pillo (Illustrator)

Feeding Issues and Nutrition

Feeding Infants and Young Children With Special Problems by James A. Blackman, Janet H. Allaire

Nutrition Manual for At-Risk Infants and Toddlers by Janice Hovasi Cox (Editor)

For Kids

After the Dancing Days by Margaret I. Rostkowski (about a friendship between a girl and disfigured soldier)

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream (First Time Books) by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing (First Time Books) by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

The Big Bad Bully Bear (Random House Pictureback) by Ginnie Hofmann

Claudia's Friend (Baby-Sitters Club, No 63) by Ann M. Mart (Claudia befriends a boy with dyslexia)

Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett, Matt Brown (Illustrator) (a story of inclusion at school)

He's My Brother by Joe Lasker (a young boy shares experiences of his slow learning younger brother)

Pay Attention, Slosh by Mark Smith, Gail Piazza (Illustrator) (about attention deficit)

Princess Pooh by Kathleen M. Muldoon, Linda Shute (Illustrator), Kathlees M. Muldoon (about a sister’s jealousy of an invalid sister)

Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle (Special Needs Collection) by Deborah M. Moss, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator)

Sign Language ABC With Linda Bove by Linda Bove, Anita Shevett

Somebody Called Me a Retard Today ... and My Heart Felt Sad by Ellen O'Shaughnessy, David Garner (Illustrator)

Someone Special, Just Like You (An Owlet Book) by Tricia Brown, Fran Ortiz (Photographer)


After the Tears : Parents Talk About Raising a Child With a Disability by Robin Simons

Changed by a Child; Companion Notes for Parents of a Child with a Disability by Barbara Gill

Another Season : A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son ~ Gene Stallings, Sally Cook /

Nobody's Perfect : Living and Growing With Children Who Have Special Needs by Nancy B. Miller, J.C. Dieterle (Illustrator)

The Twelve Gifts of Birth

Motor Skills

Gross Motor Activities for Young Children With Special Needs by Carol Huettig, Jean Pyfer

Hands at Work and Play Developing Fine Motor Skills at School and Home by J.M. Knight

Reading Issues

Brilliant Idiot; An Autobiography of a Dyslexic by Abraham Schmitt, Mary Lou Hartzler Clemens

Developing Independent Readers : Strategy-Oriented Reading Activities for Children With Special Needs ~ by Cynthia Conway Waring

The Gift of Dyslexia : Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn (by Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun)

How to Teach Your Dyslexic Child to Read : A Proven Method for Parents and Teachers by Bernice H. Baumer, Melanie Trendelman (Illustrator)


The Special-Needs Reading List : An Annotated Guide to the Best Publications for Parents and Professionals ~ Wilma K. Sweeney


Home Schooling Children With Special Needs - Sharon Hensley; Paperback

Negotiating the Special Education Maze : A Guide for Parents & Teachers; Winifred Anderson, et al

Learning to Learn by Carolyn Olivier, Rosemary F. Bowler, Bill Cosby

You, Your Child, and 'Special' Education : A Guide to Making the System Work by Barbara Coyne Cutler, Rosemary Dybwad, Gunner Dybwad

Sensory Intergration

The Out-Of-Sync Child : Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction (by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Larry B. Silver)

Sensory Integration and the Child (by Ayres)

Sign Language

Come Sign With Us : Sign Language Activities for Children ~ by Jan C. Hafer, et al /

The Joy of Signing : The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet by Lottie L. Riekehof

Signing Illustrated : The Complete Learning Guide by Mickey Flodin

Sleeping Issues

Sleep Better! : A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children With Special Needs by Vincent Mark Durand
Getting Your Child to Sleep...and Back to Sleep : Tips for Parents of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers by Vicki Lansky, Jack Lindstrom

Sleeping Through the Night : How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep by Jodi A. Mindell

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber

Speech and Language

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems : What Every Parent Should Know (by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi)

The New Language of Toys : Teaching Communication Skills to Children With Special Needs : A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Joan E. Heller Miller, Sue, Phd Schwartz, Sue Schwarts

Fiction for fun

Left Behind : A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (by Tim F. Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins)

These recommendations are from TNSSG members and friends. These recommendations are for informational purposes only. Any of the information herein may not be complete or accurate and should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional medical diagnosis, treatment and care.  

The Noonan Syndrome Support Group, Inc. and any associated parties will not be held responsible for any actions readers take based on their interpretation of published or disseminated material. Please review medical treatment and decisions with your physician.