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Hayden, Torey L.

Works: 149 works in 932 publications in 18 languages and 18,985 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
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Most widely held works by Torey L Hayden
One child by Torey L Hayden( Book )

142 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden recounts her battle to uncover the keen intelligence and touch the emotions of a troubled, sexually molested six-year-old girl who abused a younger child and was placed in her class for retarded preadolescents while awaiting space in a state institution
Ghost girl : the true story of a child in peril and the teacher who saved her by Torey L Hayden( Book )

73 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the true story of an eight-year-old girl who had refused to talk until her teacher uncovered her horrifying family life amid satanic cultism
Somebody else's kids by Torey L Hayden( Book )

77 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes four special students with learning problems who do not fit into regular classrooms
Murphy's boy by Torey L Hayden( Book )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic and moving true story of a fifteen-year-old boy who refused to speak-- until the miracle of love penetrated his miserable silence. His name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy. He didn't talk. He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs. He hadn't been out of the building in the four years since he'd come in. He was afraid of water and wouldn't take a shower. He was afraid to be naked, to change his clothes. He was nearly 16. Desperate to see change in the boy, the staff of Kevin's adolescent treatment center hired Hayden. As Hayden read to him and encouraged him to read, crawling down into his cage of chairs with him, Kevin talked. Then he started to draw and paint and showed himself to have a quick wit and a rolling, seething, murderous hatred for his stepfather
The tiger's child by Torey L Hayden( Book )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special-education teacher Torey Hayden's first book, One Child, was an international bestseller, thrilling readers on every continent. Their hearts were captured by Sheila, a silent, troubled girl who had been abandoned on a highway by her mother and abused by her alcoholic father, and who refused to speak. As Hayden writes in the prologue to this book, "This little girl had a profound effect on me. Her courage, her resilience, and her inadvertent ability to express that great, gaping need to be loved that we all feel - in short, her humanness - brought me into contact with my own. Since then Hayden has gone on to write books about many of her students, but her fans continue to ask her, "What happened to Sheila?" The Tiger's Child is her response. Here Hayden tells how Sheila, now a young woman, finally came to terms with her nightmare childhood
Just another kid by Torey L Hayden( Book )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other teacher had been able to handle these six emotionally damaged children. Three were recent arrivals from battle-torn Ireland, horribly traumatized by the nightmare of war. Then there was eleven-year-old Dirkie, who had known no life outside of an institution; Mariana, who was dangerously excitable and sexually precocious, though she was only eight; and Leslie, seven years old, yet completely unresponsive and unable to speak. These were the children entrusted to the care of Torey Hayden, the extraordinary special-education teacher who refused to give up on them. She was determined that every child should experience joy, hope, and a future free of fear, and with compassion, patience, and most of all love, she knew that miracles can happen
Twilight children : three voices no one heard until a therapist listened by Torey L Hayden( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, former special education teacher Torey Hayden has been a light in the darkness for severely troubled children, and she has chronicled her determined efforts, triumphs, and breakthroughs in a series of internationally bestselling books, beginning with her powerful and poignant One Child. But it wasn't until she left the classroom that she faced three of her most extraordinary challenges. While working in the children's psychiatric ward of a large city hospital, Hayden was introduced to seven-year-old Cassandra, a child who had been kidnapped by her father and found three states away, starving, dirty, and picking through garbage cans. What she had suffered during that time was a mystery, since she refused to speak of it, and all attempts to get to the root of her erratic, increasingly violent behavior had hitherto failed. This would certainly be one of Torey Hayden's most difficult cases, for how do you reach a child so horrifically abused that she views every attempt to break through her defenses as life-threatening? Drake was a charming, charismatic four-year-old who managed to participate fully in his preschool class without uttering a single word. He would only speak to his mother, who brought the boy, clutching his beloved stuffed tiger, Friend, to Hayden. Pressured by Drake's tough, unbending grandfather, who demanded immediate results, the therapist feared that overly stringent treatment would only tear his family further apart. And though a specific course of action seemed clear, even she was unprepared for the shocking truth about little Drake's condition. Then there was Gerda, eighty-two, whom a massive stroke had rendered fearful and unwilling to engage in conversation with anyone. Though Hayden had never worked with adults, she agreed to help when all other efforts had failed, and discovered in the process that what Gerda could do was nearly as heartbreaking as her limitations. A woman suffering in the twilight of her years and two children trapped in the ever-darkening shadows, these are the cases that would test one healer's courage, compassion, and skill, and ultimately reaffirm her faith in the indomitable strength of the human spirit
The sunflower forest by Torey L Hayden( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although set in the 1950s, the story reveals the traumatic experiences of Lesley's mother during World War II when the Nazis took her son
The very worst thing by Torey L Hayden( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David has never had a permanent home or a real friend, but when he decides to try to hatch an owl egg with the help of a classmate, his life slowly begins to change for the better
Beautiful child by Torey L Hayden( Book )

50 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination never to abandon a child in need from the internationally bestselling author of 'One Child' and No. 1 bestseller 'Ghost Girl'. Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground 'bump' would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would prove to be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey's career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations. Yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs, as a dedicated teacher, Torey remained committed to helping a 'hopeless' girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day." --
Innocent foxes : a novel by Torey L Hayden( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abundance, Montana, once a lively mining town in the days of the wild west, is now not much more than a ghost town. Local girl, Dixie, a struggling single mother who has just lost her baby, tries to make ends meet while her feckless boyfriend Billy drifts from one job to another, always believing his next moneymaking scheme will be the winner. Above them in the magnificent mountains surrounding Abundance, jaded Hollywood actor Spencer Scott conceals himself from the paparazzi on the ranch that has been his pristine sanctuary until the arrival of his obnoxious, nine-year-old son. Then Billy puts into motion a plan almost too appalling to contemplate, and from which there is no escape. As all four are forced to confront the brutal reality of the Montana mountains, so too are they forced to face their damaged lives in this poignant new novel
Teaching children who are hard to reach : relationship-driven classroom practice by Michael J Marlowe( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you move beyond traditional classroom management to create a learning environment that engages our hardest-to-reach students - those who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances or disabilities or environmental circumstances? Michael J. Marlowe and Torey Hayden have the answer: through a relationship-driven classroom. -- from back cover
Overheard in a dream : a novel by Torey L Hayden( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conor, aged nine, arrives in the play therapy room of child psychiatrist James Innes with the diagnosis "autistic". His mother Laura, an aloof, enigmatic novelist, can't handle him. His rancher father, embroiled in divorcing Laura, does not feel there is anything wrong with Conor. His six year old sister Morgana insists he really does see ghosts. As James becomes convinced Conor is not autistic, he is drawn first into Conor's strange world of "things the cat knows" and then into Morgana's stories of her friend the "Lion King". James is pulled most deeply, however, into Laura's world; at first that of a lonely, rather difficult woman and then, eventually, into the world of her imagination, an enthralling world that seems almost real - and that hides a terrible secret
Was het een droom? by Torey L Hayden( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kinderpsychiater krijgt bij de behandeling van een 9-jarige jongen niet alleen hem, maar ook het gehele gezin in therapie om te ontdekken welke verhalen fantasie zijn en welke werkelijkheid
The very worst thing by Torey L Hayden( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David has never had a permanent home or a real friend, but when he decides to try to hatch an owl egg with the help of a classmate, his life slowly begins to change for the better
Jadie & Sheila by Torey L Hayden( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee gevalsbeschrijvingen door de Amerikaanse psychologe en pedagoge van jonge meisjes met ernstige gedragsproblemen
Schaduwkinderen by Torey L Hayden( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis tracht een therapeute door te dringen tot drie patiënten die zich geheel van communicatie met andere mensen hebben afgesloten: een oude vrouw door een beroerte getroffen, een verwaarloosd meisje en een jongetje met een ontwikkelingsstoornis
Bambini del silenzio by Torey L Hayden( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotherapist presents three cases of abuse surviviors, with discussions of the treatment that helped each patient to overcome their trauma and make a full recovery
Il gatto meccanico : romanzo by Torey L Hayden( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One child by Torey L Hayden( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'One Child' tells the story of Torey Hayden's struggle to reach out to a young girl severely traumatised by a background of horrific abuse
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One child
Alternative Names
Hayden Torey

Hayden Torey 1951-....

Hayden, Torey Lynn 1951-

Hayden, Victoria Lynn.

Hayden, Victoria Lynn 1951-

Torey Hayden Amerikaans schrijfster

Torey Hayden psicologa statunitense

Torey L. Hayden US-amerikanische Autorin und Psychologin

헤이든, 토리 L. 1951-


ヘイデン, トリイ

ヘイデン, トリイ・L

Ghost girl : the true story of a child in peril and the teacher who saved herSomebody else's kidsMurphy's boyThe tiger's childJust another kidTwilight children : three voices no one heard until a therapist listenedThe sunflower forestThe very worst thing