Children’s Picture Book – Peter & Lisa: A Mental Illness Story

Peter and LisaPeter & Lisa: A Mental Illness Story
By Charles Katz & Linda Baron Katz
Publisher: Page Publishing
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1634171434
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Peter & Lisa: A Mental Illness Story is a story about two people affected with mental illness, in particular depression and mania, and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and support by family and friends.

This book manifests the true essence of love and support to help anyone overcome any storm that may pass.

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About the authors:
Charles and Linda Katz, husband and wife, raised in the Jewish faith, live in a religious Modern Orthodox Jewish community in Kew Gardens Hills, New York. Charles and Linda both suffer from mental illnesses. Both of them went through many difficult challenges as a result of their mental illnesses and struggled hard to achieve recovery. Since then, Charles and Linda have been committed to the cause of educating the community about mental illness. Linda is a Peer/Mental Health Advocate and is also the author of Surviving Mental Illness, My Story. Charles has helped Linda promote her book and gives charity to those organizations that do quality work for the mentally ill. Since Charles and Linda were unable to have children of their own, they decided the best way to contribute to children was through their writing. With Charles’s child-like personality and Linda’s knowledge on mental illness, the two accomplished to write this book to show how important it is for children to understand that with the right kind of help mental illness can be treated and people can live normal, healthy, happy lives.

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Education and Special Education – Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: From Theory to Practice

Facilitating Early Social Communication SkillsFacilitating Early Social Communication Skills: From Theory to Practice
By Pamela Rosenthal Rollins, MS, CCC-SLP, EdD
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 978-1937473846
Published: September 2014
Genre: Education and Special Education

Facilitating Early Communication, Language, and Social Skills: From Theory to Practice, presents a developmental social-pragmatic approach to facilitating language and social communication in children. Reflecting the principles of the SCERTS model (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports; Prizant et al.), it makes a major contribution to the training and support of young children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-5. While the focus is on the preschool environment, suggestions are provided for how to extend the approach to the home and other environments where the child spends time. The textbook is divided into five chapters representing the theoretical and organizational framework of social pragmatic intervention as well as 12 instructional units each focused on a particular theme chosen to be developmentally appropriate and functional in the lives of children such as bedtime, birthdays, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

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About the Author:
Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills AuthorPam Rollins, MS, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of communication disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She was a recipient of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s First Investigators Award (1995) and was twice named Callier Scholar of the Year (2001 and 2004). Dr. Rollins has dedicated more than 30 years to education, research, teaching and clinical practice towards understanding, identifying and treating children with ASD. Dr. Rollins has also authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.

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