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Familylight sm will use this space to recommend reading that has guided and challenged our thinking as well as points of view we disagree with but find interesting.  

We currently divide this into three sections  (More might be added): 

Basic to our Thinking --  Publications listed here are publications that contributed to the basic thinking of Tom Croke on matters related to his practice as a special needs consultant.  This includes a combination of classic works and some less known items that have been extremely influential to Tom, to this practice, and to the point of view expressed on this website.  People who want to try to learn how we think may find this listing interesting.  But the choices are highly subjective and we do not suggest that these items have been the most influential to others in our field of endeavor. 

Current Publications -- Publications listed here tend to be contemporary or from the recent past.  We believe that they are important to a complete understanding of how to provide the very best services for our clients. 

Generally, what we list in "Current Publications" is written from a point of view we share, although that does not imply that we endorse every word of every publication.  We take no responsibility for conclusions reached and actions advocated in these publications. But we think they are very important to understanding the subject matter about which they are written. 

Controversial -- We also include publications that have generated controversy or are about a point of view that is controversial.  We may or may not agree with the point of view of any of these publications and we certainly are not endorsing their recommendations and are not responsible for the choice of a reader to take action based upon the contents of these publications.  But in each case the publication is about a controversy that is worth understanding. 

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Disclaimer: No  program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation.  When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree.  When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source.  We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance.  It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines.  Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.


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Last updated August 12, 2012


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