My Day Is Ruined

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1944882049
Release Date: 2016-08-01

Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment, THE moment, the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain, and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism

Author: Linda Miller
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 1849053626
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Behavior intervention framework to promote skills and independence through profiling, prioritizing, problem analysis, problem solving, and planning. Includes CD-ROM of printable resources.

What Were You Thinking

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721735
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Third-grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decisions, like ill-timed jokes, forces the adults in Braden's life to teach him about impulse control.

The Impulsive Disorganized Child

Author: James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781618214034
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

If Winning Isn t Everything Why Do I Hate to Lose

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721513
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Self-Help

Kelsey is a young basketball star who will do whatever it takes to win. Unfortunately, her poor sportsmanship hurts her team and her relationships. Can anyone - her coach or her mom- teach Kelsey how to have fun and play fair, win or lose?

Is There an App for That

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721520
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Self-Help

Magic Apps promise to make Hailey taller, faster, smarter, and so much more. Join Hailey as she uses app after app to become someone she isn't. Soon she realizes that trying to be like others isn't all it's cracked up to be!

The Green Zone Conversation Book

Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: JKP
ISBN: 9781849057592
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Psychology

Using bright colours and fun illustrations, this book will show children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 7 and above how to identify common interests in conversation, and how to go on to talk about them successfully. The photocopiable worksheets and activities encourage children to engage with this visual model and reinforce the method.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079368
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Genre: Science

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

Hands On Minds On

Author: Claire E. Cameron
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807759097
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Education

Hands On, Minds On describes the importance of children's foundational cognitive skills for academic achievement in literacy and mathematics, as well as their connections with other areas of school readiness, including physical health and social and emotional development. It also examines the growing evidence in favour of guided object play.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307275172
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Mathematics

An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.

Max Gets Inflexible

Author: Courtney Butorac
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548563412
Release Date: 2017-06-26

Join Max as he encounters difficulty with changes in the schedule and routines when a substitute teachers leads his class for a week while his teacher is out. His troubles spill into an A-Team friendship group meeting with their teacher Ms. Corina, who shares strategies for dealing with change and learning to be flexible when things that are out of the ordinary. With explicit social learning, Max and all of us can learn to overcome this common social challenge! "The A-Team Presents..." book series and social skills curriculum is used by parents and educators to help children develop social skills and proactively address a range of common social challenges. Each book in the series unfolds from the perspective of one of the A-Team members. Each book focuses on a specific social challenge. In this way, parents and educators will find these books to be an invaluable resource for teaching social skills to ALL kids! Visit for free resources and materials as well as for special pricing and free shipping of books.

There s a Bully in My Brain

Author: Kristin O'Rourke
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 1684012376
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Justin constantly feels worried and afraid to try new things until he realizes that a bully is living in his brain! He has the choice to allow his bully to continue to scare him, or finally stand up to it and face his fears. Written by a licensed clinical social worker and child therapist with over 15 years of experience supporting children with anxiety disorders, There's a Bully In My Brain helps teach children to recognize warning signs and simple exercises they can use to overcome anxiety.

More Than One Way to Be Okay

Author: Ronit Gross
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500449512
Release Date: 2015-04-09

Annie arranges her life in rules and patterns because it helps her feel safe. Books must be read in a certain order and the same goes for songs being sung. Friends need to play what Annie chooses so that she can feel calm and in control. Orders and patterns often keep Annie from feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad. But what happens when life doesn't work out in the way that she plans? Join Annie as she listens to the story of Dave the turtle who builds an out of control, rule loving robot. Discover with Annie how rules and rigidity can have their own price to pay and celebrate with her as she learns that there is more than one way to be okay!

Bumps Hills and Mountains

Author: Julie Balderston
ISBN: 0692401067
Release Date: 2015-03-31

As readers navigate the roads of Social City, they learn to determine whether a problem is a bump (little problem), a hill (medium problem) or a mountain (big problem). This delightfully illustrated book makes abstract social-emotional concepts concrete and outlines clear criteria for identifying the size of a problem. Visuals and lessons are included to help kids further understand these criteria and apply them to real-life situations. This first book of the Social City series is a fun and effective resource for teachers, speech language pathologists, counselors and parents to use with preschool and elementary-aged children. To continue the adventure in Social City, check out Book 2 - The Problem/Reaction Meter: Choosing the Size of Your Reactions, available on Amazon. For further learning and fun, check out the Social City strategy board game at Print and Play Games:

Outsmarting Worry

Author: Dawn Huebner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784507022
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviours that keep the anxiety cycle going. Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore. Outsmarting Worry teaches 9-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face - and overcome - worries and fears. Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.