Lucy is making her way down a rainy sidewalk when she spies, of all things, a brain — Manfred, called Fred — sitting forlornly in a puddle. The courtly cerebrum asks Lucy for help getting home, and as they walk along she worries that she’s not smart enough. “Everyone’s smart!” explains Fred. “You just need… More A Walk In The Rain With A Brain
This book explains Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum from a child’s perceptive in a simple, informative way. A great book to explain ACC to your child, siblings, friends and classmates.
A young girl, Janet, talks about her shunt and how it keeps her feeling well. Colorful crayon illustrations and simple language make this the perfect story for a child with a shunt, or to explain shunts to a sibling or classmate.
A pair of stories about Benny, a cute little bear who in the first story feels poorly and has surgery to have a shunt placed. In the second story, Benny is racing off to sports camp and having fun with all the other bears! Benny Gets Better Benny’s Team Wins
In this book, Dr. Hauer provides information to help parents increase their knowledge and improve their caregiving skills for children having a severe neurological impairment. Framing by symptoms, not diseases, Dr. Hauer gives practical diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the most challenging problems faced by children with severe neurological impairment. She advocates shared decision making… More Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment: A Life with Grace
Trying to understand the brain, brain stem and spinal column and how it all works? This book is a bit technical, but is a lot easier to understand then most medical books.
Facing Chiari can be an overwhelming experience. Most people have never heard of Chiari, so when they or a loved one are diagnosed, they are thrown into a confusing world of tests and medical jargon without knowing what to do or expect. In the midst of this whirlwind, patients are faced with having to make… More Conquer Chiari: Parent’s Guide to the Chiari Malformation
Information on selecting a neurosurgeon, treatment options, participating in care plans, recognizing symptoms which need treatment and keeping medical records. Includes extensive resource listings, tips for school.
For years Suzy Becker, author of the New York Times bestseller All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, literally lived by her wits. Then brain surgery left her temporarily unable to speak, read, or write. I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse? is a story that grapples with the question “What makes… More I Had Brain Surgery. What’s Your Excuse?
Young Children ages 0-4 are especially vulnerable to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) that arise from falls, accidents, and Non-Accidental Head Trauma. Too often children with unidentified TBI’s are labeled with behavioral problems or mental deficiencies that impact the remainder of their lives. This DVD provides education to Head Start providers that will improve their awareness… More In Harm’s Way Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children: Brain Injury Awareness for Head Start Providers (DVD)
This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. The human brain is a fragile organ, and as a result, brain damage is all too common. Tumors, strokes, accidents, gunshots, and impacts to the skull can all cause brain injury. These injuries can be minor–or they might… More Living with a Special Need: Brain Injury
Annie ask her mother; Why is one of my hands smaller than the other? Why do I fall so much? What follows is a story of fears, will, self discovery, and finally, triumph. Annette Perez narrates her true story of growing up with hydrocephalus with humor, honesty, and compassion, and proves with this story that… More My Brain Won’t Float Away
When Schuyler was eighteen months old, a question about her lack of speech set in motion a journey that continues today. When she was diagnosed with bilateral Perisylvian Polymicrogyria (an extremely rare neurological disorder), her parents were given a name for the monster that had been stalking them from doctor to doctor, and from despair… More Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter
Just as educators divide many subjects into parts, goals, and learning objectives, we can begin to understand the workings of the human brain by focusing on five learning systems: emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective. In Teaching to the Brain’s Natural Learning Systems, Barbara K. Given has investigated brain structures and functions of these five… More Teaching To The Brain’s Natural Learning Systems
How many nerve cells are in the human brain? How does the brain communicate with the rest of the body? What happens when we think? The Big Book of the Brain answers all of these questions and many more. General information about the human brain, and fascinating facts. Well illustrated. Ages 10 and up.
This user friendly guide is filled with brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers. Author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator’s point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. It includes background information on brain development from birth through age… More The Developing Brain: Building Language, Reading, Physical, Social and Cognitive Skills from Birth to Age Eight
By the time Jamie Coyle was twelve, she was well on her way to living her dream. She was doing what she always loved; skating and playing ice hockey. Then, on August 9, 2008 she suffered a stroke during a hockey game. No one suspected that such a thing could happen to a twelve-year old,… More The Luckiest Girl in the World: My Story of Struggle and Hope in Overcoming Pediatric Stroke
Basic info and colorful cartoons answer questions about the human brain: what is it made of? What is a thought? How do you remember? What does a neuron look like?
This easy-to-read book walks you through the stages you will likely encounter if you are the caretaker of a child in intensive care due to traumatic brain injury. A stunning four-page Afterword (ten years after her son’s cataclysmic head injury) tells what she and her family went through and where they’ve gotten to today. This… More Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the developing brain, discussing subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of… More Welcome To Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College