Use this alphabetical index to find authors whose books have been reviewed for the Harried Parent's Book Club.
Book Reviewed: I Just Am (with Tom Lambke)
Bio from the Front of the Book: "Bryan is now twenty-three years old and holds two jobs. Monday through Friday, he is employed in the work center at TCH, the Center for Habilitation, where he sorts x-rays for shredding and helps run the conveyor belt. On Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons, he works as a meeter/greeter at the Chandler AMF Bowling Center. He meets and greets customers at the door where he passes out flyers, helps clean tables and puts away bowling balls. His dreams are to get a license and drive, live on his own, and get married. Bryan has achieved so much already that these goals certainly do not seem impossible. He continues to participate and compete in Special Olympics, particularly bowling, swimming, and basketball. Bryan also goes out on dates and has special girlfriends named Nicki and Nicole."
Author's Site: www.fivestarpublications.com/ijustam/
Book Reviewed: I Just Am (with Bryan Lambke)
Bio from the Front of the Book: "Tom is also the author of Spirit, Courage and Resolve ... a Special Olympics Athlete's Road to Gold, a story about Bryan's achievements and successes. He is now an Instructional Assistant in Special Education at Corona del Sol High School in Bryan's old class and still umpires baseball and softball regularly. His goal is to go back to school for his teacher's certificate and teach Special Ed. Tom has finally realized his place in life working with people with disabilities and is extremely proud to do so. He is also lucky to have an incredible spouse of twenty-eight years, Karen, who understands his desires and has allowed him to do what he needs to do in life. They are also the proud parents of twenty-year-old Shauna, who works with individuals with special needs at an elementary school and is taking college courses toward a degree in nursing."
Author's Site: www.fivestarpublications.com/ijustam/
Laney, Marti Olsen
Book Reviewed: The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child
Bio from the Back Cover: "Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D., is the author of The Introvert Advantage. A marriage and family therapist based in Portland, Oregon, she is one of America's foremost authorities on introversion."
Author's Site: www.theintrovertadvantage.com/
Book Reviewed: Mixed Signals
Bio from the Back Cover: "Mary Lashno is a pediatric occupational therapist who has worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, for over fifteen years. She is SIPT certified and has presented both at state and national conferences on a variety of topics, including sensory processing disorder. Mary works with children with various disabilities (learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and physical disabilities) who often have both behavioral and sensory processing issues. She lives in Bel Air, Maryland, with her husband and three grown children. Her oldest son, Michael, has autism."
Book Reviewed: Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD (with Margaret Thompson, Anne Weeks, David Daley, and Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke)
Bio from the Back Cover: "Cathy Laver-Bradbury is a consultant nurse specializing in ADHD at Southampton City Primary Care Trust (PCT), and Pathway Leader for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the University of Southampton."
Book Reviewed: It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend
Bio from the Back Cover: "Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.ED., has worked as a teacher and headmaster at residential special education facilities for the past thirty years. He holds three degrees in special education and serves as a consultant to several agencies and organizations. The father of three adult children, he lives with his wife in Barnstable, Massachusetts."
Author's Site: www.ricklavoie.com/gateindex.html
Book Reviewed: Finding Perspective - Raising Successful Children Affected by FASD
Bio from the Back of the Book: "Liz Lawryk BSW MSc. H.S. RSW has worked with children and families for over 25 years and began researching Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and related conditions in 1989. Ms. Lawryk developed the OBD (Organic Brain Dysfunction) Triage Assessment Model: A Screening Instrument for Use in the Evaluation of Teratogenic Effects on Embryonic Development, that is used in identifying potentially affected children, youth and adults for medical evaluation and diagnosis. She is the founder of the OBD Triage Institute, which was established to enhance services to children, youth, adults and families affected by alcohol related disabilities. Ms. Lawryk provides training seminars to numerous parent and professional groups and is qualified as an expert witness in Youth, Family and Provincial Courts in the Province of Alberta, Canada. She is the co-editor of the book "Letters to Our Children, Letters from Our Children: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Effects," authored by families affected by these issues and a contributor to the video release FAS Forward: A Fresh Look at Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Currently, Ms. Lawryk is in private practice in her ongoing work with families and resides in Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada. "
Author's Site: http://www.obdtriage.com/
Book Reviewed: A Smile as Big as the Moon (with Mike Kersjes)
Bio from the Book Jacket: "Joe Layden is an award-winning journalist and author of over twenty books. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York."
Books Reviewed: A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays and The Socially Included Child
Bio from the Back Cover of Parent's Guide: "Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., is a special educator, program monitor, and evaluator of children with known and suspected developmental delays and disabilities. She has been a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Collaborative on Integrated School Services and the Autism Society of America, and is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children. She lives on the coast of Connecticut with her husband and three children."
Author's Website: http://www.laurielecomer.com/
Lehmann, Annie Lubliner
Book Reviewed: The Accidental Teacher
Bio from the Back Cover: "Annie Lubliner Lehmann, a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and Detroit Free Press. She resides in Michigan with her husband and two of her three children. Her eldest son, who inspired this memoir, is now a young adult with autism who lives in a supervised home."
Author's Site: http://web.me.com/annielehmann/annielublinerlehmann/Welcome.html