Prufrock Press Book Wins Prestigious Legacy Book Award


Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents

October 31, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas—Prufrock Press’ Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents: Development, Relationships, School Issues, and Counseling Needs/Interventions has won a 2012 Legacy Book Award. The award recognizes outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted children. The Legacy Book Awards are given each year by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), the largest state advocacy group of its kind.

This year, Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents, edited by Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., and Jennifer Riedl Cross, Ph.D., was recognized as an outstanding book for scholars by TAGT. The book joins Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children (Prufrock Press, 2011), Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students (Prufrock Press, 2011), as well as 11 other Prufrock Press books that have been honored since 2005.

The Legacy Book Award winners will be recognized at the TAGT Professional Development Conference: Building Connections, November 28–30, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

More information about the Legacy Book Awards can be found at http://txgifted.org/announcements/tagt-celebrates-excellence-publishing-legacy-book-awards.

For more information about Prufrock Press or to view sample pages and chapters from its award-winning books, please visit http://www.prufrock.com.

Math Dictionary for Kids Wins Prestigious Teachers’ Choice Award

Math Dictionary for Kids

September 20, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas—The Math Dictionary for Kids from Prufrock Press Inc. has won a Teachers’ Choice Award from Learning Magazine.

Covering everything from “addend” to “zero,” the best-selling Math Dictionary for Kids gives students in grades 4–9 definitions, illustrations, and examples that can help them solve math problems.

The 19th annual Teachers’ Choice Awards chose 43 winners based on their scores from the evaluations done by a panel of teachers across the country.

In 1994, Learning Magazine introduced the first Teachers’ Choice Awards program. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market.

For more information about the Math Dictionary for Kids, visit the product page at http://www.prufrock.com/Math-Dictionary-for-Kids-P986.aspx.

More information on the Teachers’ Choice Awards can be found at http://www.theeducationcenter.com/tec/afc/learning/teachers-choice-awards/go.do?tcid=-23625&ccid=-23625/.

 

New Prufrock Book Lists America’s Most Disability-Friendly Colleges


College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities

February 24, 2012

With increasing numbers of students with disabilities attending postsecondary schools, colleges and universities need to go beyond the letter of the law in serving this growing population of students. The new book, College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities, released on February 1, 2012, addresses the most pertinent concerns of students with physical disabilities on college campuses including living arrangements, transportation, classroom necessities, and more.

College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities also includes the only listing of colleges in the United States that provide accommodations for students with physical disabilities that go beyond the requirements in the Americans With Disabilities Act (see the attached pdf containing the full list). Of the colleges on this list, five are further recognized as being outstanding schools that provide full services for students with physical disabilities: the University of California, Berkeley; Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; the University of Houston; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Wright State University.

College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities grew out of the author’s experiences with her own son, Tommy, a current college student with cerebral palsy. Together, they researched the many schools in the U.S. to compile a list of the most disability-friendly colleges on the nation, turning their original research into a website: http://www.disabilityfriendlycolleges.com.

To receive a review copy of the book or for more information about the list of American’s most disability-friendly colleges, please contact Lacy Compton at

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