New Library Materials for October 2018
Second step : social-emotional skills for early learning. Committee for Children, c2011.
Contents: 1 teaching materials notebook (82 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm), 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.), 21 flash cards (16 x ; 12 cm), 1 large poster (85 x 45 cm), 2 posters (57 x 45 cm), 4 small posters (23 x 30 cm), 35 unit and lesson cards (44 x 30 cm), 1 boy puppet, 1 girl puppet ; in box 17 x 48 x 32 cm
Description: Designed to teach preschool students to use skills for learning and listening rules, which set the stage for future academic success and later lessons on identifying feelings, managing strong emotions, solving problems, and getting along with others. Activities, brain builder games, and partner work keep children engaged and help them practice their skills. Boy and girl puppets help children engage in the program.
For preschool children.
Talkies : visualizing and verbalizing for oral language comprehension and expression / Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti. Gander Publishing, 
Kit includes: Visualizing and verbalizing [manual] / Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti (228 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.) ; Word and sentence reference book (12 pages ; 22 cm.) ; Picturing vocabulary! book (92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.) ; 3 Picturing vocabulary! tracking chart books ; 1 box Picturing vocabulary cards ; 1 Simple picture to picture easel book ; 3 Magic door folders ; 3 Magic windows ; 1 box Talking cards ; 1 set Large picture structure word cards ; 25 Picture to picture posters ; 30 progress charts ; 3 Structure word boards ; 3 Magic glasses ; 1 box Colored felts ; 1 large Magic bag ; 3 small Magic stone storage bags ; 1 bag Magic stones ; 1 bag toys.
Description: The Talkies Kit provides theory, tools, and specific steps to implement Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti’s Talkies program. Talkies is the primer to the acclaimed Visualizing and Verbalizing® program for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the connection between language and mental imagery…. aligns with a theory of cognition, Dual Coding Theory, and through sequential steps brings the nonverbal code of imagery to consciousness. The goal is to engage the individual to consciously create and access mental representations and stimulate his or her awareness of the imagery-language connection. Talkies is not intended to diagnose or be an exclusive treatment for speech-language pathology and audiology disorders. Talkies instruction may benefit students with prior third-party diagnoses of expressive language delays or autism spectrum disorders. Ages 3+
Also available: Teacher’s manual only, as a separate loan.
Talkies : visualizing and verbalizing for oral language comprehension and expression / Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti ; [illustrations, Phyllis Lindamood]. Gander Pub., c2006.
Description: The Talkies Kit provides theory, tools, and specific steps to implement Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti’s Talkies program. Talkies is the primer to the acclaimed Visualizing and Verbalizing® program for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the connection between language and mental imagery…. aligns with a theory of cognition, Dual Coding Theory, and through sequential steps brings the nonverbal code of imagery to consciousness. The goal is to engage the individual to consciously create and access mental representations and stimulate his or her awareness of the imagery-language connection. Talkies is not intended to diagnose or be an exclusive treatment for speech- language pathology and audiology disorders. Talkies instruction may benefit students with prior third-party diagnoses of expressive language delays or autism spectrum disorders. THIS IS THE MANUAL ONLY
Stronger together : family support and early childhood education : trainer’s manual. 2nd ed. Parent Services Project, Inc., Ã2006.
Contents: Introduction — Chapter 1. The promise of family support ; training activities — Chapter 2. Family-centered practice ; training activities — Chapter 3. Building relationships ; training activities — Chapter 4. Involving families ; training activities — Chapter 5. Promoting strong families ; training activities — Chapter 6. Affirming diversity ; training activities — Chapter 7. Making change together ; training activities — Energizers — Sample forms.
Description: ” … builds the capacity of educators and direct service staff to support the well-being of children through strength-based relationships with their parents and family members. It is a nationally field tested curriculum that focuses on building family-centered knowledge and skills for staff working with young families. Working with trainers, and with peer support, participants learn to create caring communities for the families and children they serve. Stronger Together provides a unique format, which combines training, leadership development, and opportunities to practice application of skills and knowledge. Participants receive concrete, practical and actionable tools to strengthen their family engagement practice, including training handouts and descriptions of activities which can be shared with colleagues and parent groups. Participants are supported by their colleagues and by their families to put learning into practice, resulting in direct impact on families and children in the child development setting. … includes key content, which is directly related to insuring the healthy emotional development in children and promoting family engagement.” — publisher website.
Possibilities, disabilities & the arts [videorecording (DVD)] / produced and directed by Keri Bowers. Normal Films, 2009.
Description: The creative arts provide essential tools for improving social skills, self-confidence and emotional well-being as well as potential career paths for individuals with disabilities. Includes interviews with Stephen Shore, Geri Jewell, Temple Grandin, Taylor Cross and others.
Understanding and changing challenging behaviour in Angelman syndrome [videorecording (DVD)] / written by Chris Oliver, Jo Moss, Gemma Griffith, Jane Petty, Penny Tunnicliffe, Richard Hastings, Pat Howlin, Leah Bull, Darrelle Villa, and Michael Yip. Aerocomm Ltd., 2009.
Description: An introduction to Angelman syndrome with a focus on behavior. Click the html page to open in a browser. User can use the links to navigate to information. Videos are embedding in the pages; the program needs to be installed. Use the Video Play Installation folder to install the player. If this doesn’t work, it is possible to choose the video from the folder and play it directly using software, or to click on the video, which will then open in QuickTime.
DynaVox EyeMax with Vmax (connected) / DynaVox Systems. DynaVox Systems, [2013?]
Description: “The DynaVox EyeMax is an eye controlled input system for communicator that can be used to access DynaVox Vmax communication device. The EyeMax can be used by people of all ages and cognitive abilities with direct vision in one or both eyes, even if they wear contact lenses or glasses. Rapid, stable calibration eliminates the need for frequent caregiver intervention. Calibration is maintained as long as a user’s needs remain unchanged. This system attaches to the Vmax securely without the need for tools, and supports changing access needs. The system provides users with access to built-in infrared environmental control functions, and the ability to adjust settings and program content independently. The Navigator user interface and content options for literate adults included with the Vmax provides EyeMax users with quick access to speech, e-mail, Internet, computer, ebooks and environmental controls. The EyeMax system also provides access to InterAACT, a langue framework that allows people of all ages and abilities to communicate effectively and efficiently. EyeMax eye-gaze access methods include dwell only, dwell/blink combined, blink only, and select with switch. Every device ships with a Vmax bracket, DVD with instructional videos, EyeMax Quick Start Guide, Environmental Control (as included in the Vmax), and computer access capability. POWER: Uses the rechargeable internal battery. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): Including the Vmax, the unit is 13 x 12.5 x 3 inches. The working distance of the eyes from the display is 17 to 28 inches. The volume of allowable head movement is 6 x 9.4 x 11 inches. “–ABleData website. The DynaVox Vmax represents a new era in augmentative communication. A fully-integrated communication system the V family of devices allows users to explore a realm of new possibilities. The V family enables rapid functional communication and expression for all essential life activities in any setting for any age and for all abilities. Augmented communicators can learn to use the DynaVox Vmax or DynaVox V within minutes yet the device has the flexibility and power to grow with the individual for years.
November 5, 2018