Homework Helps and Study Skills

Here are some materials that can help with managing homework and study skills.

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ADD/ADHD behavior-change resource kit : ready-to-use strategies & activities for helping children with attention deficit disorder Grad L. Flick Center for the Applied Research in Education, c1998.

Description: For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child's behavior to achieve the desired results.
Contents: Chapter 1: Essential background information -- Chapter 2: Diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD -- Chapter 3: Looking at behavior: the A-B-Cs of behavior-change programs -- Chapter 4: Managing behavior -- Chapter 5: Social skills -- Chapter 6: Homework issues for parents -- Chapter 7: Expanding home programs to include school behavior -- Chapter 8: Effective behavioral techniques for teachers -- Chapter 9: General activities and games -- Chapter 10: Survival training for parents and teachers.


The cornerstone : classroom management that makes teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable Angela Powell. Due Season Press, c2009.

Description: "Strong classroom management is the cornerstone of effective teaching, and this book will help lay the foundation for everything you want to accomplish professionally: Turn needy, disorganized children into self-reliant, responsible students, develop and teach ANY classroom procedure, train the class to follow along, stay on-task, and work together, use fun teaching techniques that help you assess student learning, eliminate homework hassles and parent miscommunications, prevent burnout by enjoying and growing with students, construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach. Using actual classroom photographs, forms, and dialogue examples, The Cornerstone will show you how to design instructional routines that facilitate learning. It will guide you through each step of communicating and reinforcing your expectations. Learn how to create a vision for your classroom and TEACH for it!"--Publisher's website.

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The everything parent's guide to children with Asperger's syndrome : help, hope, and guidance William Stillman. Adams Media, c2005.

Description: While children with Asperger's are generally of average or above average intelligence, they experience challenges with social skills, communication, and coordination, among other issues. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome is an informative resource that helps parents to recognize areas in which their child needs support. Filled with helpful hints and practical guidance, this authoritative work is designed to provide parents with the latest information on the best treatments and therapies available, education options, and ways to make life easier for parent and child on a day to day basis. Parents learn how to begin the process of seeking diagnosis, introduce their child to social settings, build positive relationships inside and outside the family unit, prepare their child for adolescence and adulthood.


The Family Clinic's self monitoring kit Daniel T. Moore, Ph.D. Your Family Clinic, c1998.

Description: "This kit includes detail instructions and an audio CD with two types of audio cues (voice and vibes). The audio tracks are sounds that occur every 45 seconds to cue the child in making a mark on a record form that indicates if the child was on task or not. The technique involves three stages. The first stage is to teach your child self-monitoring. Next your child uses this technique to complete homework. Finally your child uses this technique at school to complete schoolwork. The overall goal is to have your child complete 20 minutes of school work within 20 minutes. The technique helps the child to remain on task and to focus on the school work."--Publisher's website.

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From bad grades to a great life! : unlocking the mystery of achievement for your child Charles Fay. Love and Logic Institute, c2011.

Description: "In this book you'll hear why character and personal responsibility form the foundation of lasting academic and occupational achievement. In the process you'll also learn practical skills for: Avoiding un-winnable power-struggles over homework and grades ; Helping children discover and capitalize upon their natural strengths ; Teaching politeness, respect and personal responsibility ; Showing children that the key to happiness involves determination and hard work… rather than luck or handouts ; Creating a happier family or classroom ..."--publisher's website.


From tutor scripts to talking sticks : 100 ways to differentiate instruction in K-12 inclusive classrooms Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010.

Contents: About the Authors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Organization. 1. Homework binder -- 2. Adapted agenda -- 3. Assignment checklists -- 4. "IRS" questions -- 5. Desk map -- 6. Illustrated school map -- 7. Stay-put stations -- 8. Color-coded supplies -- 9. Luggage tag reminders -- 10. Sticky-tape guides. Environment & Sensory. 11. Seating supports -- 12. Tennis ball soundproofing -- 13. Study carrels -- 14. Lighting supports -- 15. Sensory box -- 16. Fidget bag -- 17. Desktop cheat sheet -- 18. Visual rules -- 19. Classroom labels -- 20. Picture and object daily schedules. Technology. 21. Microsoft Word -- 22. Curriculum commercials -- 23. PowerPoint books -- 24. Keychain tutor -- 25. Adapted keyboard -- 26. Audio notepad -- 27. Video modeling -- 28. Teacher radio -- 29. PowerPoint notes -- 30. Audio books. Communication & Participation. 31. Personal portfolio -- 32. Question jar -- 33. Talking spinner -- 34. Remnant books -- 35. Art options box -- 36. Rubber stamps -- 37. Sticky words and phrases -- 38. Writing without a pencil -- 39. Content-specific communication board -- 40. Talking sticks. Behavior & Motivation. 41. Student surveys -- 42. See-Me-Strong book -- 43. Cue cards -- 44. Partner puzzles -- 45. Peer tutor scripts -- 46. Power cards -- 47. Doodle notes -- 48. Safe space -- 49. Laptop lectures -- 50. First/then board. Teaching & learning. 51. Adapted worksheets -- 52. Curriculum stickers -- 53. Hello! My Name Is __________ -- 54. Whole-class response cards -- 55. Pocket sorts -- 56. Match games -- 57. Loop games -- 58. Adapted board games -- 59. "Choose and Learn" box -- 60. Coloring book creations. Literacy. 61. Adapted books -- 62. Personal word walls -- 63. Picture directions -- 64. Story kits -- 65. Collaborative writing notebook -- 66. Writing tool box -- 67. Word attack pack -- 68. "Your Turn" scripts -- 69. Comprehension sticky notes -- 70. Study support sentence factories. Mathematics. 71. Math helper -- 72. Tactile numbers -- 73. Manipulatives box -- 74. Math in sight -- 75. Coded & cued assignments -- 76. Math communication board -- 77. Human calculator -- 78. Math snapshots -- 79. Adapted ruler -- 80. Preprinted notebook. Study & Review. 81. Human billboard -- 82. Personal dictionary -- 83. Beach ball review -- 84. Guided notes -- 85. Pocket cards -- 86. Walk-It-to-Know-It -- 87. Match books -- 88. Card game curriculum review -- 89. Graphic organizers -- 90. Graffiti recall. Assessment. 91. Adapted standards -- 92. Adapted tests -- 93. Crib sheets -- 94. Data forms -- 95. Portfolios -- 96. Audio/video assessment -- 97. Sticky note record book -- 98. Strengths & strategies profile -- 99. Luck-of-the-Draw Jar -- 100. Exit cards.

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Functional living skills and behavioral rules [electronic resource] : photo collection for Picture this--
Silver Lining Multimedia, c2004.
Description: Contains photos from functional activity areas including daily schedules and routines, personal hygiene and grooming, toileting, chores, homework, leisure, simple meal preparation, sensory integration, and community and behavioral rules.


Homework teams : homework management strategies for the classroom written by Daniel Olympia ... [et al.] Sopris West, c1993.

Description: "The activities described in this manual are designed to provide teachers with a basic plan for implementing and maintaining an efficient, manageable homwork program ... provides a means for teachers to: Motivate students to complete homework ; provide for daily grading and accuracy checking of homwork by students; and tailor the program specifically for their classrooms."--preface.

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Late, lost and unprepared : a parents' guide to helping children with executive functioning Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Laurie C. Dietzel.
Woodbine House, c2008.
Description: "Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. ... for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Iimpulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) ; cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) ; initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) ; working memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) ; planning & organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) ; self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why). ... emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book's organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the impact of weak executive function on children's emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles."--amazon.com


Nonverbal learning disabilities at school : educating students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions Pamela B. Tanguay ; foreword by Sue Thompson. Jessica Kingsley, 2002.

Description: "In this companion book to her successful Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, Pamela Tanguay addresses issues related to the academic education of the child with NLD and related conditions. Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and explains how they benefit the student with NLD and related conditions."—Barnes & Noble website.


Pivotal response treatments for autism : communication, social & academic development Robert L. Koegel and Lynn Kern Koegel, with invited contributors. Paul H. Brookes, c2006.

Description: " ... Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to target and modify key behaviors in children with autism, leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. The product of 20 years of research from Robert and Lynn Koegel—co–founders of the renowned Autism Research Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara—this proven approach is now clearly presented in one accessible book. Keeping parents involved in every aspect of behavioral intervention, therapists and educators of children from preschool to elementary school will use the research-supported PRT strategies to: advance children's communication and language skills, even in extremely challenging cases : foster social interactions and friendships with typically developing peers ; reduce disruptive behaviors by combining functional assessment with self-management strategies : aid early identification and intervention ; reduce ritualistic behaviors and broaden children's interests ; improve children's performance in school activities and on homework assignments. Because PRT works with each child's natural motivations and stresses functional communication over rote learning, this comprehensive model helps children develop skills they can really use. With this timely resource, educators and therapists will support children with autism as they enjoy more positive interactions, more effective communication, and higher academic achievement in natural, inclusive settings."--Publisher's website.

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Quirky, yes--hopeless, no : practical tips to help your child with Asperger's syndrome be more socially accepted Cynthia La Brie Norall, with Beth Wagner Brust.
St Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Description: "At last, a book about Asperger's syndrome that is accessible, hopeful, and chock-full of must-have guidance for everyone from mom to grandpa, teacher to counselor. Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph.D., offers specific, hands-on ways for you to help Asperger's kids cope with the social world that so baffles them. With its handy A-to-Z format and succinct chapters, Quirky, Yes--Hopeless, No lets you zero in on the challenge of the moment, whether it's birthday parties or bullying, meltdowns or perfectionism. You'll find useful tips to help your out-of-the-box thinker function better at home and at school."


Sanity savers for parents : tips for tackling homework written by Daniel Olympia, William Jenson, Melanie Hepworth-Neville. Sopris West, c1996.

Description: Designed to teach parents, across a five-week period, the techniques of identifying their children's homework problems and realistically solving those problems: focuses on the home study environment, daily scheduling and self-management by the student, troubleshooting common problems, and the Home Note system.


Skillstreaming the elementary school child Student manual Ellen McGinnis, Arnold P. Goldstein.
Research Press, c1997.
Description: Introduction to skillstreaming -- Parts to learning skillstreaming -- Skillstreaming in action -- Skill homework -- Skillstreaming skills -- Classroom survival skills -- Friendship-making skills -- Skills for dealing with feelings -- Skill alternatives to aggression -- Skills for dealing with stress -- Making it all work -- Alphabetical list of skills.


Social behavior mapping : connecting behavior, emotions and consequences across the day edited by Michelle Garcia Winner. Think Social Pub., c2007.

Contents: Map template / developed by Michelle Garcia Winner -- Transportation / developed by Jaime Rivetts -- Coping with school and homework / developed by Randi Dodge, Sue Day & Amy Miller -- Social activities / developed by Michelle Garcia Winner -- Personal hygiene / developed by Shelly Henderson Hansen -- At home with family / developed by Stephanie Madrigal.

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The social success workbook Barbara Cooper and Nancy Widdows. Instant Help Publications, c2005.

Description: Workbook has 40 activities to help teens recognize and use their strengths to compensate for, and overcome, their social skills deficits. They'll learn to read social cues, understand emotions, and avoid meltdowns in situations that challenge them. To be used as part of a social skills counseling program.

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Strategies for organization preparing for homework and the real world [videorecording (DVD)]. Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding. Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, c2005.

Description: A workshop on the 10 steps of organization that students need to engage in to build successful study systems. Covers topics such as developing motivational skills to understanding time estimation. Also introduces concepts to better understand what type of organizational problem the student has (static versus dynamic).

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Strong start : a social & emotional learning curriculum : grades K-2 Kenneth W. Merrell , Danielle M. Parisi and Sara A. Whitcomb. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2007.

Contents of the accompanying CD-ROM: About the authors -- Foreword -- Section I. Introduction and overview. ch. 1. About strong start. ch. 2. An evidence-based program. Preparing your lessons and your students. ch. 4. Overview of the lessons -- Section II. The strong start curriculum. Lesson 1. The feelings exercise group. Lesson 2. Understanding your feelings 1. Lesson 3. Understanding your feelings 2. Lesson 4. When you're angry. Lesson 5. When you're happy. Lesson 6. When you're worried. Lesson 7. Understanding other people's feelings. Lesson 8. Being a good friend. Lesson 9. Solving people problems. Lesson 10. Finishing UP! -- Section III. Appendices. Appendix 1. Strong Start booster lesson 1. Appendix B. Strong Start booster lesson 2. Appendix C. Recommended Strong Start literature list.


Study buddies : parent tutoring tactics written by Julie Bowen, Daniel Olympia, William Jenson. Sopris West, c1996.

Description: Designed to teach parents how to be effective tutors to their children at home: focuses on three basic academic areas (math, facts, spelling, and a home reading program). Each approach uses reasearch-validated procedures of teaching, presented in a practical format free from technical jargon.

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Teaching at home : a new approach to tutoring children with autism and Asperger syndrome Olga Holland. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.

Contents: Introduction -- Prologue -- PART I: The Journey to the Aristotle School. Billy grows up -- 2. Face to face with autism -- 3. Making the decision -- 4. The deal with the district -- 5. Setting up a school at home -- 6. Homework -- Pt. II: Adjusting to a Non-Typical World -- 7. In the debris of two minds -- 8. Where are you, Billy? -- 9. Are you with me? -- 10. Minding the "D" words -- 11. Eye language -- 12. Body language -- 13. Attention! Pt, III: A Teacher's Strategies. 14. Connecting the world. -- 15. On acquiring knowledge -- 16. Remember? -- 17. The five-senses approach -- 18. English as a step-language -- 19. Every person has a story -- Pt. IV: Afterthoughts and Milestones -- In search of humor -- Why Aristotle? -- Milestones.

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Tools for parents : a handbook to bring sensory integration into the home developed by Diana A. Henry and Tammy Wheeler. Henry Occupational Therapy Services, 2001.

Description: The developers of this book worked with parents to find the topics and activities for they needed tools. Includes homework, play, transitions and more.

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Watch me learn. Volume 3, School days [videorecording (DVD)]. Watch Me Learn, Inc., c2008.

Description: Children with autism will learn how to have a great day at school with their friends. Learn how to run an obstacle in gym, check schedules, play at recess, have lunch, do work, ride the bus, and start homework.

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College bound : a guide for students with visual impairments Ellen Trief and Raquel Feeney.
AFB Press, c2005.
Description: Selecting, applying to, and getting into the college of your choice -- Starting college life -- Essential academic arrangements -- Organization and time management skills -- Note-taking skills -- Study skills -- Library and research skills -- Keyboarding skills -- Computers and assistive technology.


EEEs into writing : standards-based exercises for teaching emergent, early, and elementary writing skills Molly Lyle Brown ; edited by Becky L. Spivey
Super Duper Publications, c2006.
Description: "Activities aligned to McRel literacy standards PreK-2 for writing."

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Help for the struggling student : ready-to-use strategies and lessons to build attention, memory & organizational skills Mimi Gold.
Jossey-Bass, c2003.
Description: Here is a unique picture book of learning solutions for teachers who are trying to help students struggling in three main areas of learning - attention, memory, and organization. For each area, it identifies specific problems such as difficulties with left to right scanning (an attention problem), presents an observed student behavior, explains the problem, and provides strategies and visuals to correct it, including illustrated worksheets.

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Helping your children learn [videorecording (DVD)]
TMW Media Group, c2000.
Description: "This lecture introduces parents to primary factors that contribute to high school success. The lecture discusses the language of learning and how to promote student motivation. Finally, specific keys to academic success are outlined. A review is given of important study habits for students."--Container.

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"I hate to write!" : tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers Cheryl Boucher, MSEd, OTR, and Kathy Oehler, MS, CC-SLP
AAPC Publishing, [2013]
Description: Writing strategies developed specifically to address the issues faced by individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders.--Publisher.


Nonverbal learning disabilities at school : educating students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions Pamela B. Tanguay ; foreword by Sue Thompson.
Jessica Kingsley, 2002.
Description: " ...addresses issues related to the academic education of the child with NLD and related conditions. Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and explains how they benefit the student with NLD and related conditions."--Barnes & Noble website.

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Study skills for learning disabled and struggling students : grades 6-12 Stephen S. Strichart, Charles T. Mangrum, II.
Merril, c2010.
Description: "...features 122 engaging and reproducible activities, each of which provides a unique opportunity for active learning and practice that encourages student success in the classroom. Teaching struggling and special needs students to use study skills and strategies effectively is a vital step in transforming these students into accomplished and independent learners — and this workbook offers a comprehensive and hands-on look at an array of time-tested approaches and innovative tactics for learning, retention, and analysis. In addition to the units that cover specific study skills such as taking notes, recalling information, and using time well, additional units instruct students on reading, spelling, math, and vocabulary support strategies."--publisher's website.

Updated August 2017