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 Summer Book Study

Timeline:  The book study must be completed by midnight on Sept 5, 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.

Registration: Closed. 

Professional Development Credit: All three books are approved 20 hours of ADE recertification credit. Uniquely Human and Unlocking Literacy are approved for 20 hours of DHS licensure credit for SLP/SLPAs. 

Get Started:  On June 14, 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.  

~ Spectacular Summer 2017 Reads ~

Fish In A Tree (2008)

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Learning disabilities are one of the most commonly diagnosed disabilities in children and adolescents and they have a significant impact in how children learn academically, communicate, and interact socially. This book, written from the perspective of a middle school aged girl who struggles academically in school, provides insight into the life of students with learning disabilities. The plot begins with Ally, the main character, refusing to do work and creating clever, but disruptive distractions. A teacher recognizes a bright, creative student underneath the troublemaker and seeks to address Ally’s feelings about her disability.

Fish in a Tree is provides a insight into the challenges facing students with disabilities as they attempt to maneuver through school. The book is a resource for teachers understand and nurture discussion among their students about living with and managing their own disabilities.

Approved for DHS Licensure Credit

Helping Your Anxious Child (2nd Edition 2008)


by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham, & Heidi Lyneham 

Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears and worriesphobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive- compulsive disorderthat can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child, or student, suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.

This book, awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit, provides strategies consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and incorporates scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Although written for parents, the information is equally applicable for educators and speech/language professionals


Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2012)

by Geoff Colvin, Ph.D. and Martin R. Sheehan, Ph.D.

By definition, children and youth with ASD have significant social, communication, and behavioral problems and frequently experience difficultly in controlling their anger and other emotions. Educators and parents often find themselves in situations where students with ASD display meltdown behavior.

This book provides information and evidence-based strategies for planning for, responding to and managing the various phases of the meltdown cycle.

The book is divided into two sections. The first section provides background and details for understanding the meltdown cycle, the nature of meltdowns, the six phases and behavioral characteristics associated with each phase. The second section provides strategies for each phase, emphasizing safety, crisis management, re-entry, and follow up.

Approved for DHS Licensure Credit 


Recommended Reading - Prior Book Study Selections

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