New Materials

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New Library Materials for September 2019

New DHOH Program Materials

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LoGiudice
No-glamour auditory processing cards / Carolyn LoGuidice. Pro-Ed, c2002.
200 cards in a box.
Description: These cards target the auditory skills your students need for classroom listening, reading, writing, and thinking tasks. Students practice listening for specific objectives and formulating appropriate responses to questions. Each card is illustrated on the front with three to six stimulus items and suggested responses on the back. Tasks are organized by order of complexity within each section. Ages 6-11; grades 1-6.

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371.9123
Early
Early listening at home : curriculum for infants and toddlers with hearing loss / Jennifer Manley, Judith Odendahl and Megan Samson. Central Institute for the Deaf, c2019.
1 manual ; 1 color pad of brochures “Sweet Success!” ; 1 b&w pad of assessment forms ; 1 key ring set of color laminated cards
Description: Early Listening at Home (ELH) is a curriculum for early intervention (EI) providers working with parents of children from birth to age 3 who are deaf and hard of hearing and beginning to learn listening and spoken language. The ELH: outlines skills and strategies to support parents and caregivers, including techniques for effective coaching, planning and reflecting provides 47 one-page activities for families to practice early listening skills (Detection, Identification and Comprehension) includes a simple form to track and follow up on progress suggests conversations about each skill you can tailor to each individual family offers practical, shareable resources in English and Spanish (ex: The Ear, Familiar Sounds Audiogram, Six Ling Sounds, Audiogram Basics, plus newly developed resources to promote early and consistent access to spoken language) features Sweet Success! Using Daily Routines to Support Listening and Talking – a new tool for EI providers to help parents help their child become comfortable with hearing device use during all waking hours includes a reusable dry-erase resource ring offering handy access to essential tools. STAFF USE ONLY.

New AARC Materials

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Perepa
Autism, ethnicity and culture : working with children and families from minority communities / Prithvi Perepa ; foreword by Professor Rita Jordan. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Description: Autism affects all ethnicities, yet professionals do not always have the skills required to support the diverse needs of autistic young people and their families from different communities. As a result, families from these communities often experience issues in getting a diagnosis, access to educational and social care settings, appropriateness of social skills being taught to children, and misinterpretation of behaviour exhibited by these children, which can also lead to higher rates of exclusions. This innovative book provides professionals with knowledge about the issues faced and equips them with practical strategies to resolve them. Drawing on his extensive experience and research, Perepa combines a comprehensive overview of autism and minority ethnic communities with guidance on how best to support children and young people from these communities. An essential resource for professionals working in our increasingly multicultural society.

New Braille Books

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BRAILLE
Winkler
Always watch out for the flying potato salad! [braille] / Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Sponsored and presented by American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults ; [Boston, MA] : Produced at National Braille Press, [2019?]
Description: While accompanying his mother at the deli, Hank suffers a series of embarrassing accidents that cause teachers visiting the deli to go hungry, a situation that compels him to express his appreciation for his teachers’ hard work.

New Communication Device

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EasyTalk
Easy talk communicator 4 [device]. Rise & Shine Together, [2018]
Description: Communication device has four buttons, each with 40 seconds of recording time. Holder strip in the back for pictures. Takes 4 AA batteries.

New Toys

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Dalton
Dalton the storytelling dragon [toy]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Battery-operated toy is switch-adapted for teaching cause and effect. Dragon tells five stories (Hansel & Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, The Ugly Duckling, and Sleeping Beauty) while moving head and mouth. Takes 3 AA batteries. For use with a switch.

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T176
Buttons
Buttons [toy]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Battery-operated toy is switch-adapted for teaching cause and effect. Dog sings “How Much is that Doggie in the Window” while moving side to side and flopping ears. Takes 3 AA batteries. For use with a switch.

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T177
Elliott
Elliott the elephant [toy]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Battery-operated toy is switch-adapted for teaching cause and effect. Elephant wiggles ears and sways back and forth while singing “Do Your Ears Hang Low”. Takes 3 AA batteries. For use with a switch.

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T178
My Little
My little puppy [toy]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Battery-operated toy is switch-adapted for teaching cause and effect. Puppy flaps ears and claps paws while singing, “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands”. Takes 3 AA batteries. For use with a switch.

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T179
Farmer
Farmer Mac [toy]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Battery-operated toy is switch-adapted for teaching cause and effect. Farmer Mac Cow moos, dances, and sings, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. Takes 3 AA batteries. For use with a switch.

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CardShuffler
Card shuffler [device]. Rise and Shine Together, [2018?]
Description: Card shufflers are a great solution for anyone that suffers from dexterity impairments. And our Card Shuffler has also been adapted to operate by means of any external capability switch. So, whether you’re playing Hearts, UNO, or Fish, now everyone can join in the fun. Takes 4 AA batteries.

September 19, 2019

New Library Materials for August 2019

New Materials for the AARC : OAR Materials, Books, Videos, Other Interesting Materials | Other New Books | New Braille Books | New DSI Switch

New Materials for the AARC

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Materials in the SESA Library:

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LifeJourney
Transition
Life journey through autism : a guide for transition to adulthood / by Danya International, Inc., Organization for Autism Research and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. Organization for Autism Research, Ã2006.
Description: This guide from the Organization for Autism Research is designed to give teachers and other education professionals an introduction to autism, its characteristics, and some of the methods employed in the teaching of students with autism. Each of these topics could merit an entire volume of its own; therefore, this guide is intended to serve as a starting point for parents and educators as they seek to learn more.
Use this link to access a PDF version of this book: https://researchautism.org/resources/a-guide-for-transition-to-adulthood/

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LifeJourney
Safety
Life journey through autism : a guide to safety / by Organization for Autism Research. Organization for Autism Research, Inc ; [2014].
Description: “No parental instinct is as intense and fundamental as protecting one’s child from harm. For parents of children with autism, safety risks become magnified because of challenges resulting from fixations with narrow interests, limited situational awareness, and sensory and communication issues. So why should parents expect to do it all alone? A Guide to Safety was written by parents, first responders, educators, and community members who share their strategies and resources to address safety threats that commonly arise during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This tool will educate parents about how to prevent and mitigate emergency events, safety threats that may affect their child in the future, and how to teach safety habits that will build a foundation for safety in adulthood” –website.
Covers threats throughout the lives of people with autism such as household safety, physical and sexual safety, environmental threats, wandering, elopement, abduction, community safety, relationship and sexual safety, bullying, internet safety, and workplace safety.
Use this link to access a PDF version of this book: https://researchautism.org/resources/a-guide-to-safety/

Books

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Trauma
Trauma, autism, and neurodevelopmental disorders : integrating research, practice, and policy / Jason M. Fogler, Randall A. Phelps, editors. Springer, [2018]
Description: This book examines the diagnostic overlap and frequent confusion between the newly named DSM-5 diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), which include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and trauma and stressor related disorders (TSRDs). These conditions are similar in that a) children with developmental disorders are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events and b) all have pervasive effects on the brain and development. Chapters provide a wealth of effective clinical, family, and school-based interventions, developed from established studies and important new findings. In addition, chapters use illustrative case studies to survey assessment challenges in today’s healthcare climate and consider alternative routes for improving correct diagnoses, identifying appropriate interventions, and referring proper targeted, evidence-based treatment and services. The book concludes with the editors’ recommendations for needs-based service access, including a more widespread use and acceptance of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Topics featured in this book include: the neurobiological contributors to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and its diagnosis in children with a history of trauma ; interventions for trauma and stressor-related disorders in preschool-aged children ; reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and care in a cultural context ; special population consideration in ASD identification and treatment; challenges associated with the transition to adulthood; trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders from a public health perspective.
Contents: Introduction / Jason M. Fogler and Randall A. Phelps — Tangled Roots and Ramifications: The Early Histories of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder / Randall A. Phelps and Jason M. Fogler — Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Neurobiology to Cycles of Violence / K.M. McCullough and K.J. Ressler — Trauma & Neurodevelopmental Disorder: Assessment, Treatment, & Triage / Lisa Prock and Jason M. Fogler — The Challenge and Importance of Differentiating Trauma and Stress Related Disorders from Autism Spectrum Disorders / Amanda Van Scoyoc, Melissa B. Marquardt — Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Considerations for Children with a History of Trauma / Prachi E. Shah, Danielle Shapiro, Tedi Milgrom, and H. Eugene Hoyme — Interventions for Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders in Preschool-Aged Children / Kelly Munger, Elizabeth C. Loi, and Amelia Roth — Reactive Attachment Disorder & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Care in a Cultural Context / Jorge Benavides-Rawson and Roy Richard Grinker — Special Population Consideration in ASD Identification and Treatment / Alison Chavez, Lark Huang-Storms, and Katherine Zuckerman — Challenges with Transition to Adulthood / Ami Bear, Raegan Smith, and Charlotte Alverson — Trauma and Neurodevelopmental Disorders from a Public Health Perspective / Sarah R. Lowe, Kate L. Walsh, Emma Opthof, and Petty Tineo — From the Outside In: Using a Whole-School Paradigm to Improve the Educational Success of Students with Trauma Histories and/or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities / Michael Gregory and Emily Nichols — Assessment and Recommendations / Randall Philips and Jason M. Fogler.

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WeThinkers
Volume 1
We thinkers Volume 1. Social Thinking Publishing, [2016]
1 book + 5 storybooks + audio CD + USB drive.
Description: A series created to introduce early learners to basic social thinking concepts to help them learn to think about others, notice social clues in their environment, and learn skills to be part of a group. The Social explorers set provides detailed teaching instructions complete with playful structured activities to give students practice in learning/using concepts. Targeted to all children ages 4-7 and especially designed for high-functioning young children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other social learning/social communication challenges.
Contents: Social explorers curriculum / Nancy Tarshis, Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Michelle Garcia Winner — Thinking thoughs and feeling feelings ; The group plan ; Thinking with your eyes ; Body in the group ; Whole body listening / Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner — The incredible flexible you: a songbag of social clues / Tom Chapin.Social explorers curriculum / Nancy Tarshis, Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Michelle Garcia Winner — Thinking thoughs and feeling feelings ; The group plan ; Thinking with your eyes ; Body in the group ; Whole body listening / Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner — The incredible flexible you: a songbag of social clues / Tom Chapin.

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WeThinkers
Volume 2
We thinkers Volume 2. Social Thinking Publishing, [2016]
2 books + 5 storybooks.
Description: A series created to introduce early learners to basic social thinking concepts to help them learn to think about others, notice social clues in their environment, and learn skills to be part of a group. The GPS (Group collaboration, play and problem solving) book provides a checklist for observers to evaluate each child’s current interactive abilities to relate to their peers. The book includes differentiated interactive activities to foster deeper social learning based on the child’s social learning needs. Program is targeted to children ages 4-7 and especially designed to foster social learning for those with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other social learning/social emotional/social communication challenges.
Contents: GPS, group collaboration, play, problem solving / Michelle Garcia Winner, Nancy Tarshis, Kari Zweber Palmer, Ryan Hendrix — Social problem solvers curriculum / Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Ryan Hendrix, Michelle Garcia Winner — Hidden rules and expected and unexpected behaviors ; Smart guess ; Desert desserts ; Size of the problem ; Sharing an imagination / Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner.

Videos
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Autism
Autism [videorecording (DVD)] : a family’s journey / an Off Melrose production ; presented by H.O.P.E. Group, LLC ; produced by Michael Terrill, Lori Cairns ; written and directed by Michael Terrill. Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Description: “How would you feel if your two-year-old child was diagnosed as autistic and mentally retarded? That he would go into his room and never come out, and would be institutionalized by age 17? This was the grim life sentence handed down to Lori and Jim Cairns regarding their son, JR. This diagnosis was made in 1996: when little was known about autism, when governments offered few helpful resources, and when hope for recovery was disregarded as a myth or urban legend. Today many people still dismiss hope of recovery from autism, regarding it as a neurological difference rather than a disease to be cured. And yet a cure can happen–JR is living proof. Now, for the first time ever, the Cairns family and JR’s therapists unite to celebrate his recovery and share their story of hope.”– Adapted from editorial review on Amazon.

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Aspergers
Asperger’s, autism & girls [videorecording (DVD)] / presented by Future Horizons. Future Horizons : Distributed by Insight Media, Ã2011.
Description: Describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers. Presenter, Tony Attwood. Talk presented at the Mesquite Convention Center.

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JobCoach
Attainment’s job coaching strategies [videorecording (DVD)] / with Steve Tenpas. Attainment Co., Ã2002.
Description: Focuses on the successful supported employment of Nick, a young man with multiple disabilities. His accomplishments, and the techniques used to facilitate them, are detailed by his job coach, parents, and Steve Tenpas.

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ABCs
The ABCs of emotional behavioral disorder [videorecording (DVD)] / producer/director for Video Architects, Dick Geier. Attainment Co., Ã2005.
Description: “The ABCs of Emotional Behavioral Disorder video outlines a best practice approach to successfully integrate elementary and middle school EBD students into the mainstream. Segments include: myths and misconceptions, searching for hidden strengths, Amanda’s story, instructional strategies, and role plays to de-escalate and resolve conflict”–Container.

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Social
Social networks [videorecording (DVD)] : a communication inventory for individuals with complex communication needs and their communication partners / program coauthors, Sarah Blackstone and Mary Hunt Berg ; [in conjunction with] the Berkeley Study Group ; producer, Joni Nygard ; writer/editor/director, Jeff Schultz. Attainment Co., Ã2004.
Description: “Video depicts real-life scenarios of individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan. Illustrates multi-modal communication strategies. Individuals expand their “networks” of communicative partners as they acquire additional strategies. Hear from parents, peers and caregivers on their thoughts regarding Social Networks”–Container.

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LifeAnimated
Life, animated [videorecording (DVD)] / the Orchard and A & E Indiefilms presents a Motto Pictures production ; a film by Roger Ross Williams ; produced by Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; directed & produced by Roger Ross Williams. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Description: “At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his son’s puppets–Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin–and asked ‘What’s it like to be you?’ Suddenly, Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie … Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with vâeritâe scene’s from Owen’s life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar and Ariel create a context for him to understand his feelings and interpret reality”–Container.

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AutismX2
Autism times two [videorecording (DVD)] / written and directed by Jeff Schultz ; produced by Tom Kinney. Attainment Co., Ã2010.
Description: “Jo and Darnell Cauley had two typical children, but their third [Doc] was slow to develop communication skills. That was two decades ago, when autism was a rare condition. They found little information about it and few accommodations. So they taught themselves, south out autism experts, and read everything they could. But they didn’t stop there. The continued to study all emerging data about autism. Then, a decade later, they had a second son [Omar] with autism. This time they were ready. The Cauleys developed extensive support systems for school, home, anc community environments, with a strong emphasis on communication and social well-being. Their hope is to integrate their sons into society as much as possible and prevent lives od dependency and isolation.”–Container.
Contents: First diagnosis — Morning routine — Inclusion — Advice to parents — Exercise — School meetings — Music therapy — Friends — Dreams for Doc & Omar.

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Managing
Managing threatening confrontations [videorecording (DVD)] / executive producer, Don Bastian ; director, Rich Reilly ; writers, Rich Reilly, Kelsy Schoenbaar, Paul White. Attainment Co., Ã2004.
Description: “Years of experience working with people who exhibit challenging behaviors helped Paul White create a five-stage framework for professionals to manage threatening confrontations. For frontline staff in the fields of developmental disabilities and mental illness who deal with potentially explosive situations”–Container.

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371.9044
Behaviors
Behaviors with friends [videorecording (DVD)]. Teach2Talk, LLC, 2000.
Teach2talk ; volume 1.
Contents: Core play covers steps the following steps in the Teach2play play ladder: step 5, Feed my dinosaur, step 6, Things that go together and step 7, Feed dinosaur’s family.
“Teach2play is the revolutionary new series of videos from Teach2Talk designed to help teach play skills both to children with autism and other developmental disorders and to all children who need assistance with their play skills”–Container.

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Teach2Play
Volumes 1-4
Teach2talk [videorecording (DVD)] Teach2play. Teach2Talk, LLC, [2009]
Description: Teach2play is the revolutionary new series of videos from Teach2Talk designed to help teach play skills both to children with autism and other developmental disorders and to all children who need assistance with their play skills”–Container.
Volume 1, Basic Play, covers the following steps in the teach2play™ play ladder: Step 1: TAKE APART/PUT TOGETHER: At this play step, the child both separates items fixed in an arrangement (for example, takes pieces out of a puzzle) as well as recreates combined arrangements of items from their individual parts (for example, puts puzzle pieces into the puzzle). Step 2: PUT IN / PUT ON: At this play step, the child puts two different items together in a simple combination, such as placing one item into a different item or putting one item on top of another item. Step 3: PRETEND TO EAT: At this play step, the child uses an external object to take an action which is directed at him or her, such as putting on a hat, combing hair, or eating play food. Step 4: BUILD A TOWER: At this play step, the child combines items which are intended to go together in an appropriate manner based on their nature, such as stacking nesting cups, stringing beads together or connecting segments of a train track. Volume 2, Core Play, covers the following steps in the teach2play™ play ladder: Step 5: FEED MY DINOSAUR: At this level of play, the child plays with a figure or doll, and causes everyday activities to happen to the doll or figure, such as bringing play food to the mouth of a dinosaur. Step 6: THINGS THAT GO TOGETHER: At this level of play, the child puts two different items together in the way they are typically combined, such as placing a pillow on a bed or putting candles on a birthday cake. Step 7: FEED DINOSAUR’S FAMILY: At this level, the child plays with a series of related figures or dolls and causes the same, everyday activity to happen to all of the dolls or figures, such as the child serving play food to a family of dinosaurs. Volume 3, Intermediate Play, covers the following steps in the teach2play™ play ladder: Step 8: FRENCH FRY IS AN AIRPLANE: At this level of play, the child uses one object as a substitute for another when playing, such as substituting a stick for a thermometer. Step 9: INVISIBLE FRENCH FRY: At this level of play, the child pretends to use an item which is not actually present, for example, by shooting a pretend basket or playing air guitar. Step 10: HOW TO BRUSH MY DINOSAUR’S TEETH: At this level of play, the child causes three or more different actions in a row to happen to the same figure or doll, such as getting toothpaste, putting toothpaste on a toothbrush, and brushing the dinosaur’s teeth. Volume 4, Advanced Play, covers the following steps in the teach2play™ play ladder: Step 11: DINOSAUR IS TALKING: At this level of play, the child moves the figure or doll as if it were capable of taking actions on its own or speaking, such as two dinosaurs giving each other “high fives”, a dinosaur talking or a fireman driving a fire truck. Step 12: DINOSAUR HAS AN ADVENTURE: At this level of play, the child makes the figure or doll engage in three or more different actions in a row. The child can also set up a theme and have their toy go on an adventure such as going to the zoo, then playing at the park, and then coming home to bed. The child can give names to the toys at this level. Step 13: LET’S PLAY HOUSE!: At this level of play, the child takes on roles himself, pretending to be a pirate, clown or superhero.
Contents: V. 1. Basic play (ages 0-6) — v. 2. Core play (ages 1-8) — v. 3. Intermediate play (ages 2-8) — v. 4. Advanced play (ages 3-10).

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WHQuestions
Volumes 1-4
Teach2talk WH questions! [videorecording (DVD)] / Teach 2 Talk, LLC. ; producers, Jenny McCarthy [and others] ; screenplay by Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Jenny McCarthy, Matt Scheflen. Teach2Talk, [2009]
Description: Helps teach children to understand and appropriately answer basic wh- question forms critical to a functioning communication system – where, what, who/whose, and why/wherefore questions. Volume 1 – Where?: Volume 1 of the Social Skills! series, Sharing and Taking Turns, focuses on a critical component of every child’s socialization – learning to share – by modeling appropriate sharing behaviors in a variety of scenarios and settings, and by incorporating humor and songs to keep children engaged and provide additional reinforcement. teach2talk’s™ goal with Sharing and Taking Turns is to help children find enjoyment in sharing their experiences and possessions with other people. Volume 2 – Why?: Volume 2 of our WH Questions! series, Why?, models appropriate answers to a variety of basic “why” questions, ranging from more basic questions to more advanced questions requiring logical inferencing to answer, in a variety of every day settings which will be familiar for most children. Volume 3 – What?: Volume 3 of our WH Questions! series, What?, models appropriate questions and answers to a variety of “what” form questions, ranging from more concrete questions such as labeling questions, action questions, and descriptive questions, to more intermediate questions such as object function questions, to more advanced questions that require more logical inferencing to answer. Volume 4 – Who?: Volume 4 of our WH Questions! series, Who?, models appropriate answers to a variety of “who” form questions, ranging from more basic questions requiring identification of individuals and identifying turns while playing games, to more advanced questions about societal roles.
Contents: V. 1. Where (ages 2-8) — v. 2. Why (ages 3-10) — v. 3. What (ages 2-8) — v. 4. Who (ages 3-10).

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Nouns
Volume 1
Nouns! [videorecording (DVD)] Volume 1, Body parts (and clothes to go with ’em). Teach2Talk, [2009]
Description: “Introduces children to over 40 body parts and clothing items by using humor and song and by demonstrating each featured body part and clothing item in a variety of contexts to help your child’s understanding and usage of this core vocabulary”–Container. For ages 0-6.

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Prepositions
Volume 1
Prepositions! [videorecording (DVD)] Volume 1 / producers, Jenny McCarthy [and others] ; screenplay by Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Jenny McCarthy, Matt Scheflen. Teach2Talk, Ã2009.
Description: This video helps teach children to understand and use a variety of critical prepositions, such as above, below, on, off, under, next to, in front of, behind, between, before, after and around, as well as many others. For ages 2-8.

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Pronouns
Volume 1
Pronouns! {videorecording (DVD)] Volume 1 / producers, Jenny McCarthy [and others] ; screenplay by Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Jenny McCarthy, Matt Scheflen. Teach2Talk, Ã2009.
Description: This video helps teach children to understand and use a variety of basic pronouns, focusing on the first pronouns which children typically acquire. Ages 2-8.

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372.6
Verbs
Volume 1
Verbs! [videorecording (DVD)] Volume 1, Action verbs. Teach2Talk, [2009]
Description: Verbs are critical to a child’s functional vocabulary and ability to start speaking in sentences. Children are introduced to over 30 action verbs by using humor, puppets and song and by demonstrating each verb in a variety of contexts. Ages 0 to 6.

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302.14
SocialSkills
Volumes 1-3
Teach2talk [videorecording (DVD)] Social skills / Teach 2 Talk, LLC. ; producers, Jenny McCarthy [and others] ; screenplay by Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Jenny McCarthy, Matt Scheflen. Teach2Talk, [2009]
Description: Volume 1, Sharing and Taking Turns, focuses on a critical component of every child’s socialization – sharing – by modeling appropriate sharing behaviors in a wide variety of scenarios and settings, and by incorporating humor and songs to keep children engaged and provide additional reinforcement. Volume 1, Sharing and Taking Turns, focuses on a critical component of every child’s socialization – sharing – by modeling appropriate sharing behaviors in a wide variety of scenarios and settings, and by incorporating humor and songs to keep children engaged and provide additional reinforcement. Volume 3, Emotions, Feelings and Empathy, focuses on skills that are difficult to master for many children: recognizing the way others typically demonstrate their internal emotions and feelings, and understanding empathy, which is the capacity to recognize or understand another’s state of mind or emotion, or “put oneself into another’s shoes.” For ages 3-10.
Contents: V. 1. Sharing and taking turns (ages 3-10) — v. 2. Conversations with friends (ages 3-12) — v. 3. Emotions, feelings and empathy (ages 3-12).

Other Interesting Materials

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Language
Language builder picture nouns [computer file]. Attainment Company, Inc., 2012.
Description: … helps teach key language concepts to preschool age children, children with speech and language disorders, and children with developmental delays. The noun cards in the software include photographic images, colors, shapes and safety signs. They are used for identification, matching, multiple-choice, sorting, grouping and recording activities. The software can also be used to print multiple-choice and matching worksheets using the pictures and words. User management controls are available to adjust settings for individual login accounts and to track students’ work. Software is compatible with Windows XP (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Macs with Intel processor OS 10.6 through 10.9. Performance is maximized on all Whiteboards, touch screens, and widescreen monitors. Scanning is automatic (one switch) and step (two switches).
May be used with Language Builder Picture Cards, published by Stages Learning Materials.
System requirements: System requirements for CD-ROM: Windows 7 or higher ; Macintosh OS 10.7 to 10.9. Software is compatible with Windows XP (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Macs with Intel processor OS 10.6 through 10.9. Performance is maximized on all Whiteboards, touch screens, and widescreen monitors. Scanning is automatic (one switch) and step (two switches).

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Language
Language builder picture cards : the professionals’ choice. Stages Learning Materials, 2016.
350 flash cards + 1 booklet
Description: A tool for teaching key language concepts to preschool age children; children and adults with autism, developmental delay, or speech/language delay; or to anyone first learning or re-learning basic language skills. Experts in the developmental and language fields have provided guidance in content and format, and each image has been specially selected for its familiarity and appeal to children, as well as for its place in cognitive development.
May be used with Language Builder Picture Nouns software, published by Attainment Company.

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Language
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Language builder picture cards 2 : advanced vocabulary card set. Stages Learning Materials, 2017.
354 cards + 1 booklet
Description: This 354-Card set of photographic noun cards offers additional vocabulary for students who have mastered the original Language Builder set. This card set is great for labeling practice, as well as sorting, adjectives, functions, what goes together, storytelling and more. Categories include: Body Parts, Tools, Safety Signs, Sea Life, Clothing, Transportation, On the Farm, Additional Foods, Everyday Objects, Musical Instruments, Additional Animals, Insects & Bugs, Colored Shapes.
May be used with Language Builder Picture Nouns software, published by Attainment Company.

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TeenBreak
Teen break box : sensory tool kit. Fun and Function, [2019?]
Contents: jumbo weighted lap pad (pad, instructions) — emotions putty sparkle (2, instructions) — emotions putty magnetic (1, instructions) — bucket of fidgets (9 items) — rollease (2) — marble fingers fidget set (2 items, instructions) — teen gel cushion (cushion, instructions) — therapy tangle (1, instructions) — pressure foam roller (roller, instructions) — noise reduction head phones (1 set, instructions) — fidget key chain balls (3, instructions) — transformer sensory sack (sack, instructions) — medium stretch band (1, instructions) — large silicone sensory brush sensory fidget brushes (set of 6, instructions) — mini fidget balls (6, instructions).
Description: When students start squirming and lose focus, break out your Break Box™! Filled with our most popular sensory tools and solutions, the Teen Break Box™ helps older kids channel their energy, achieve calm, and self regulate with minimum supervision. Use to address disruptive behavior in the classroom, clinic or at home. Supports teens with autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder. Tools for fine motor skills, calming pressure, heavy work, tactile exploration and hand-eye coordination. For ages 9 to 18.
For use in the AARC office only, but if you want to see what the kit looks like, you are welcome to contact Anne or the AARC to come in and take a look at it.

Assessments

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AI Reserve
ASMT
616.8982
GARS
3rd ed
GARS-3 : Gilliam autism rating scale / James E. Gilliam. Pro-Ed, Ã2014.
Description: Gilliam Autism Rating Scale | Third Edition (GARS-3) is one of the most widely used instruments for the assessment of autism spectrum disorder in the world. The GARS-3 assists teachers, parents, and clinicians in identifying autism in individuals and estimating its severity. One of the most widely used instruments for the assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the world, the GARS assists teachers, parents, and clinicians in identifying ASD in individuals and estimating its severity. Features and benefits: Items and subscales reflect DSM-5™ diagnostic criteria for ASD. ; Items are grouped into three subscales—Stereotyped Behaviors, Communication, and Social Interaction. Test structure: Fifty-six clearly stated items describe the characteristic behaviors of persons with ASD and are grouped into six subscales: Restrictive, Repetitive Behaviors, Social Interaction, Social Communication, Emotional Responses, Cognitive Style, and Maladaptive Speech. An interpretation guide allows the examiner an easy and efficient method for assessing the probability and severity of ASD. Technical information: Internal consistency reliability coefficients exceed .85 for the subscales, .93 for the Autism Indexes; test-retest reliability coefficients exceed .80 for subscales and .90 for the Autism Indexes ; Correlations of the GARS-3 scores with those of other well-known diagnostic tests for autism are large or very large in magnitude ; Binary classification studies indicate that the GARS-3 is able to accurately discriminate children with ASD from children without (i.e., sensitivity = .97, specificity = .97, ROC/AUC = .93). Normative data (N = 1,859) were collected in 2010 and 2011. Demographic characteristics of the normative sample are representative of 2011 U.S. Census statistics. Format: Paper and pencil. Age range: 3 years to 22 years. Time: 5-10 minutes.
For staff use only.

Other New Books

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372.6
Nygard
Attainment’s early literacy communication overlays / Joni Nygard ; graphic designer, Sherry Pribbenow. Attainment Co., Ã2010.
1 book + 1 CD.
Description: Teacher scripts are provided for quick recording. Book includes 70 tear-out pages. The GoTalk 4+ is an ideal tool to initiate augmentative communication. For Win/Mac CD ; requires PDF (portable document format) ; file requires Acrobat Reader software.

New Braille Books

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BRAILLE
Winkler
The soggy, foggy campout [braille] / Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Produced at National Braille Press, [2019?].
Description: Everyone in Hank’s class has to write and perform a poem, so when his family goes camping, Hank finds plenty of inspiration in nature, even when a rainstorm threatens to ruin their night.

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BRAILLE
Winkler
How to hug an elephant [braille]/ Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Produced at National Braille Press, [2019?].
Description: “When Hank’s class takes a field trip to the zoo, he quickly gets lost after his partner (and nemesis) ditches him. Unable to read the map, Hank wanders and finds himself locked in a habitat with Elsie the elephant”– Provided by publisher.

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BRAILLE
Winkler
You can’t drink a meatball through a straw [braille] / Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Produced at National Braille Press, [2019?].
Description: Hank’s cousin Judith Ann is an excellent cook, and does not let Hank forget it, but when Hank enters a cooking competition with her he finds out that she has trouble in school, just like Hank.

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BRAILLE
Winkler
There’s a zombie in my bathtub [braille] / Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Produced at National Braille Press, [2019?]
Description: “With Halloween approaching, Hank and his friends decide to watch a scary movie to get ready for the holiday. But the movie turns out to be a bit too scary for Hank, and suddenly he sees zombies every time he closes his eyes. Everyone says zombies are not real, but then people around him start moaning and acting like the undead, and he is not so sure. Hank is not taking any chances–not when there might be zombies on the loose!”– Provided by publisher.

New DSI Switch

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DB
SW143
Movement
Movement sensor switch [device]. Enabling Devices, [2017]
Description: Our sensor switch picks up even the tiniest movements, enabling activation by people with even the most severe physical challenges. Provides momentary, on/off or timed output from one to 120 seconds. Takes 1 9-volt battery.

August 30. 2019