New Library Materials for April 2021

New Library Materials for April 2021

Equipment

Joystick device with buttons and cables.

EQUIP
SW147
Small Joystick
Small joystick [device]. RJ Cooper & Associates, Inc., [201-?]
Description: This small joystick closely resembles that of a power wheelchair. The joystick actions and speeds are identical between version. No software is needed; it appears as a mouse to any devices. The drag function holds the click down for you. Tap once to set the beginning point/icon, move, then tap again to release it. Tapping another button will result in finishing your drag at that screen location, and execute the new function. Box has 4 large buttons: drag, right-click, double-click, left-click. To use with an iPad, you will need a lightening-to-USB card reader adapter. For Android, there is usually a small micro-USB port, and an OTG adapter will be needed for use with that device.

Four mats and central cushion labeled Fun for All.

EQUIP
BR62
ReachMatch
Reach & Matchª Learning Kit [kit] : keeping in touch / project leader, Karen J. Poppe. American Printing House for the Blind, Ã2015.
Description: "... provides toddler training for manual dexterity and identifying tactile patterns. It provides pre-schoolers with braille and print learning, motor development, direction, and spacial awareness training. Originally created for children with BVI, a preliminary review revealed that children with autism also enjoy playing and learning with Reach & Match. ... includes four large puzzle piece mats, each a different color: red, blue, green, and yellow. One side of each mat features a texture with a tactile pattern that matches corresponding tiles. The other side of the mats has the same texture but with a recessed white path about the width of an adult finger. There are cut-out shapes that correspond to the same tiles. The tiles are stored in a round pillow with a zipper closure that is placed in the middle of the four large puzzle mats."--APH website.

iPad mount and plexiglas cover.

EQUIP
CO113
iPadMount
[IPad mount] [device]. Community Playthings ; Rifton Equipment, [20--?] Description: Platform for iPad, with clear overlay, on adjustable clamp for use with tubing.

Switch adapter, USB cable and instruction sheet.

EQUIP
SW148
Hitch
Hitch™ : computer switch interface. AbleNet Inc., 2013.
Description: This can be used to connect up to 5 switches (standard plug) or one joystick (9-pin D plug). Works with Macintosh or Windows.

Switch adapter, USB cable and instruction sheet.

EQUIP
SW149
Hitch2
Hitch™ 2 : computer switch interface. AbleNet Inc., [20-?]
Description: "... is a plug-and-play USB computer switch interface with inputs for up to five switches or one joystick with a 9-pin D plug. When used with switch accessible software, users are able to control their computer, actively learn, and have fun. For macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, or Mavericks users, turn on Switch Control for full computer access with one or multiple switches. In addition, Hitch 2 includes a mouse control mode that enables a user to control the on-screen mouse cursor with a joystick or multiple switches. ... Simplified user interface that includes core keystrokes commonly used by software for switch access ; ability to program one to four keystrokes of your choice ; integrated USB connection ; improved 9-pin D connection for joysticks. Compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome, and Android devices with a USB connection. Requires switch accessible software."--publisher's website. Works with Macintosh or Windows.

Books

Book cover.

362.4
Pogrund
3rd edition
Teaching age-appropriate purposeful skills : an orientation & mobility curriculum for students with visual impairments / by Rona Pogrund [and others]. Third edition. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, c2012.
Description: For orientation and mobility specialists who serve students ages 3 to 21 who may also have other impairments. This curriculum includes goals, objectives, and teaching strategies as well as functional mobility tasks, for the following environments: home/living, campus, residential, commercial and public transportation, as well as an ambulatory devices section. The four-part set also includes an accompanying O&M evaluation, extensive appendices containing a wide range of O&M related topics, and a supplement that details street crossing strategies. Contents: pt. 1. The curriculum -- pt. 2. Comprehensive initial and ongoing evaluation -- pt. 3. Appendices -- pt. 4. Supplement: street crossings for travelers who are visually impaired / Wendy Scheffers, Linda Myers. Includes one flash drive with documents from all 4 volumes.

Book cover.

MD Reserve
372.4
Kinney
Bailey's book house : student activity guide / Judi Kinney. Attainment Company, Inc., ; Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, c2008.
Description: "... presents the alphabet, prepositions and stories with engaging characters and many opportunities for language learning. Gives students practice on difficult-to-learn concepts--like prepositions, letter sounds, writing letters, common adjectives, plus three-letter and compound words."--publisher's web site. Ages 2 to 6.

Book cover.

MD Reserve
510
Kinney
Millie's math house : student activity guide / Judi Kinney. Attainment Company, Inc. ; Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, c2008.
Description: " ... features interactive activities covering arithmetic, patterns and problem solving. Gives students practice on patterns, numerals, counting, graphing, plus simple addition/subtraction. "--publisher's website. Ages 2 to 6.

Book cover.

MD Reserve
507
Lindsley
Sammy's science house : instructor's guide / Sue Lindsley. Attainment Company Inc. : Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, c2008.
Description: "... helps young scientists build their understanding of biology, weather and observation skills."--publisher's website. Contents: Weather machine -- Recycle it! -- Workshop -- Sorting station -- Make a movie -- Acorn pond -- Create-a-critter. Ages 3-6.

Book cover.

JUV
OConnell
Anna across the Arctic : a true story of the longest, fastest fox journey ever recorded / by Liz O'Connell and Arin Underwood ; illustrated by Arin Underwood. WonderVisions, 2020.
Description: Anna Across the Arctic is a true story of Anna, a four-pound blue morph fox, outfitted with a tracking satellite collar. Scientists follow her astonishingly fast journey across the top of the world. She traveled 2,176 miles in 76 days.

Book cover.

ER
641.5
Eskimo
Eskimo cookbook. On the Wall Productions, [200-?]
Description: Includes such local specialties as Soured Seal Liver; Buegwakuk; Willow Meats; Dried Salmon Eggs and Berries; Fried Shee Fish.

Book cover.

641.647
Alaska
Alaska wild berry guide and cookbook / by the editors of Alaska magazine ; [illustrations by Virginia Howie]. Alaska Northwest Pub. Co., c1982.
Description: This cookbook contains the best of cooking & berry hunting. Identify Alaska's multitude of berries through color photos, detailed drawings, and descriptive text; then use the helpful recipes to created delicious results.

Book cover.

REF
372.2
Guidance
Guidance for special education personnel : selected regulations and information regarding Alaska special education. State of Alaska, Department of Education and Early Development, 2020.
Description: A guide for special education directors working in Alaska; its purpose is to clarify requirements for the operation of district special education programs. Includes regulatory information. Braille Books

Book cover.

BRAILLE
Gutman
Mrs Lane is a pain! [braille] / Dan Gutman. Produced at National Braille Press, [2020?].
Description: "It's time for the annual Ella Mentry School talent show, and this year Principal Klutz has hired a wacky professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents"-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover.

BRAILLE
Gutman
Miss Klute is a hoot! [braille] / Dan Gutman. Produced at National Braille Press, [2020?].
Description: "Story time goes to the dogs when Ella Mentry School gets a therapy dog to help kids with their reading skills"-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover.

BRAILLE
Gutman
Mr Jack is a maniac! [braille] / Dan Gutman. Produced at National Braille Press, [2020?].
Description: "A. J. and the Ella Mentry School gang learn some unusual self-defense moves from a wacky teacher who thinks he's an action hero"-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover.

BRAILLE
Draper
Little Sister is not my name! [braille] / Sharon M. Draper. Produced in braille by Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, [2020].
Description: Fashion-savy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero. Two volumes.

Book cover.

BRAILLE
Draper
Sassy : the birthday storm [braille] / Sharon M. Draper. American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, [2020?]
Description: While in Florida to celebrate her Grammy's birthday, nine-and-a-half-year-old Sassy worries that an approaching hurricane will ruin not only the party, but a nest of sea turtle eggs, as well. Includes facts about hurricanes and sea turtles. Two volumes.

Assessments

Example of one type of frame.

ASMT
612.84
NoIR
Frames
[Glasses frames evaluation kit]. NoIR Medical Technologies, 2021.
Description: Glasses frames for evaluation. There are no lenses in these frames, but NoIR glasses can be ordered by determining the appropriate size and shape of frame, and by determining the type of lenses needed. Types of frames: KM (pediatric size) -- KS (small pediatric wraparound) -- 30 (wraparound) -- 31 (small fitover) -- 34 (wraparound, medium/large) -- 35 (sport) -- 36 -- 38 (fitover, large) -- 39 (fitover, extra-large) -- 51 (universal fitover, medium) -- 52 (wraparound) -- 53 (fitover, medium) -- 56 (wraparound).

Examples of three pairs of glasses.

ASMT
612.84
NoIR
Glasses
[NoIR glasses evaluation kit]. NoIR Medical Technologies, 2021.
Description: Protective eyewear to reduce glare. Kit has a variety of lenses for evaluation. For use with the NoIR frame set, to determine what combination is best for an individual. Types of glasses: 7 (brown) -- 21 (grey) -- 33 (gray-green) -- 40 (brown) -- 465-0D1+ (glareshield, yellow) -- 50 (yellow) -- 60 (orange) -- 533-OD1+ (glareshield, brown) -- UVDark (purple).

Updated 4/20/2021