Recommended Books on Special Education | Starting a Christian School

General Special Needs

Fuller, Cheri, and Louise Tucker Jones. Extraordinary Kids: Nuturing and Championing Your Child with Special Needs. Tyndale, 1998.

Morris, Lisa Rappaport, and Linda Schulz. Creative Play Activities for Children with Disabilities.  Human Kinetics, 1989.

Musselwhite, Caroline Ramsey. Adaptive Play for Special Needs Children: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Learning. College-Hill, 1986.

Rosner, Jerome. Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties. Walker, 1999.

Rosenberg, Michael S. and Irene. The Special Education Sourcebook: A Teacher’s Guide to Programs, Materials, and Information Sources. Woodbine House, 1994.

Sutton, Joe, ed. Special Education: A Biblical Approach. Emerald House, 1997.

Sutton, Joe P. and Connie. Strategies for Struggling Learners. (This book is no longer available in print but is available for purchase on CD-ROM. Please contact the author ( if interested.)

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Martin, Grant. The Attention Deficit Child: What You Need to Know About Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-Facts, Myths, and Treatment. Chariot Victor, 1998.

Mental Retardation

Dougan, Isbell and Vyas. We Have Been There. Abington Press, 1983.

Estes, D. Timothy. A Humanizing Ministry: A New Direction for Ministry with Persons Who Are Mentally Retarded. Herald Press, 1984

Physical Disabilities

Dunn, John M., and Carol Leitschuh. Special Physical Education. Kendall/Hunt, 2005.

Reading Difficulties

Heilman, Arthur W., Blair, Timothy R., and William H. Rupley. Principles and Practices of Teaching Reading. Prentice Hall, 2001.


Vaughn, John and Brenda. More Precious than Gold. Fleming H. Revell, 1994.

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