Book Study

Looking for CEU's, certificate hours or a flexible way to sustain ongoing professional development and growth? Have we got a deal for you! Join our on-line, interactive book study opportunities created for busy professionals like you. Earn recertification credit for teachers, DHS licensure credit for SLPs/SLPA's or approved credit from ASHA, NASP and other professional organizations. 

Prior Book Study Selections 

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How Does a Book Study Work?

Our book study uses the online platform Edmodo. You are expected to read a book and at the end of each chapter, you will log into Edmodo for your assignment. Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, however, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period. 

2017 Fabulous Fall Book Study

Timeline:  Starting on September 11, you will receive information on getting started. The book study must be completed by midnight on December 30, 2017.

Cost:  Registration fee is $45 per book study and you must have access to the book. The books are available online or from the publisher. Register by completing the registration form below.

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Professional Development Credit: All three books are approved 20 hours of ADE recertification credit. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents and Uniquely Human are approved for 20 hours of DHS licensure credit for SLP/SLPAs.

Get Started:  On September 11, you will receive a Welcome email and be invited to join the book study group on Edmodo. You will receive information on how to navigate the system and timeline for completion. You can always get started earlier by ordering and reading the book.


Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents:
A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nd edition)

by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Executive function is a neuropsychological concept that refers to those processes required to plan and direct activities, including task initiation, follow through, sustained attention, inhibition of impulses and goal directed persistence. These are the self-regulating behaviors that are required for children to act responsibly and complete chores.

This book provides tools for teachers, psychologists, speech/language professionals, and parents to help develop executive function skills in students with mild issues associated with normal growth and development to more severe impairments associated with brain injuries, neurological disorders, autism and ADHD. Approved for DHS Credit


Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

By Geoff Colvin

Even the best teachers, with proactive positive behavior support systems in place, encounter problem behaviors in the classroom. Your initial response to bad behavior will determine whether that behavior is defused or escalated. It is important to understand how the interaction between the teacher and student impact behavior.

This book provides teachers with steps for defusing common behavior problems in the classroom by focusing on students behaving appropriately, delaying the teacher’s response to the student exhibiting the problem behavior, maintaining the flow of instruction, and using other intervention strategies.



Uniquely Human A Different Way of Seeing Autism

by Barry Prizant

Uniquely Human offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don't aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms but by seeking to understand the individual's experience and what underlies the behavior. The book suggests that understanding autism should focus on enhancing abilities, building on strengths, and offering supports that will naturally lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life, arguing that attempts to eliminate "autistic" behaviors may actually interfere with important developmental processes.

Uniquely Human offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that parents, professionals, and family members will find uplifting and hopeful.
Approved for DHS Licensure Credit



Recommended Reading - Prior Book Study Selections

2017 Summer

  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee
  • Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns by Geoffrey Colvin and Martin R. Sheehan

2017 Spring

  • Uniquely Human: A Difference Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant
  • Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction by Marcia K. Henry Ph.D. and Maryanne Wolf
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors in School: Research Based Strategies that Work by Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Allison L. Bruhn, Mary Crnobori

2016 Fall 

  • Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin and Terry Scott 
  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me by Michele Garcia Winner
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

2016 Spring

  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • UDL NOW! A Teacher's Monday Morning Guide to Implementing the Common Core Standards Using Universal Design for Learning by Katie Novak

2015 Fall

  • Friendship 101:  Helping Students Build Social Competence by Juliet E Hart Barnett & Kelly J Whalon
  • Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin

2013 Spring

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner

2012 Fall

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner