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Different Croaks for Different Folks All About Children with Special Learning Needs Midori Ochiai Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara Translated by Esther

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This engaging colour illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons pick up on social and physical difficulties and the kind of behaviours that can get young frogs into trouble. Each lesson gives practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties.

Without using `labels', Midori Ochiai writes about a range of conditions in a child-friendly, non-threatening way that encourages a positive and fun approach to understanding, accepting and accommodating difference.

A helpful appendix provides background information. Ideal for reading with children, this book will be helpful to parents and professionals.

Teacher Toad's Special Lessons. No. 1: For Children with Uneven Development. No. 2: For Children with Hard-to-Break Habits. No.3: For Children Who Have Problems Socializing. No. 4: For Children Who are Easily Distracted. No. 5: For Children Who Get Obsessed with their Hobbies. No. 6: For Children Who Jump to Conclusions. Appendix 1: Explanatory Notes I. About Special Needs in General. II. About Special Learning Needs in Particular. III. About Special Ways of Interacting. IV. About Trouble with Attention and Self-Control. V. A Message to Children. VI. A Few Final Words. Appendix 2: Medical Notes by Shinya Miyamoto. I. Developmental Disorders. 1. What are Developmental Disorders? 2. "Mild" Developmental Disorders. II. Individual Disorders. 1. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 3. Learning Disabilities. 4. Developmental Coordination Disorder. 5. Developmental Language Disorder. III. Frequently Asked Questions. IV. A Few Final Words.

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