New Library Materials for September 2019
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.
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.
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.
Life journey through autism : a parent’s guide to research / by Danya International, Inc. and Organization for Autism Research. Organization for Autism Research, c2003.
Description: Understanding a complex spectrum disorder like autism is difficult enough in a purely academic setting. Yet when parents learn of their child’s autism diagnosis, they are tasked with educating themselves about autism and the wide range of treatment options available. Research can play a critical role in that education. That is why we created A Parent’s Guide to Research, a basic primer on autism research. The guide made specifically for parents includes information about how to: Find information about autism ; Distinguish between research-based and non-research-based information ; Become savvy consumers of information by giving parents the tools to identify reputable research ; Evaluate research studies using a guiding uniform framework ; Interpret and apply findings to individual situations and needs.–OAR website.
Life journey through autism : a parent’s guide to assessment / by OAR, SARRC, and DANYA International, Inc. Organization for Autism Research, 2008.
Description: “A Parent’s Guide to Assessment” is the fifth volume in the “Life Journey through Autism” series published by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). It is intended to remove the mystery surrounding assessment, provide parents with a practical understanding of the assessment process, equip them as a parent with the knowledge and confidence to become a key participant in the process, and help them learn to use assessment outcomes to improve services and interventions for their child. The information contained in this guide, however, has utility for everyone engaged in supporting individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their efforts to develop higher skills and attain greater degrees of personal competency. The topics covered in this guide include: (1) Definition, purposes, and uses of assessment; (2) Strengths and weaknesses of the assessment process; (3) Types of assessments and what each tool measures; (4) Finding the right assessment professional; and (5) Translating the language of assessment into their child’s life plan. This guide begins with a general overview of what assessment is, how the process is supposed to work, and why it is important. It then describes the types of assessments that parents and their child may encounter, the purposes of each, and the different skills and abilities that various instruments assess, including cognitive abilities, speech and language skills, and social functioning. It progresses to describe the assessment process, the people who conduct the assessments, and what happens during an actual assessment. Finally, the guide will suggest ways in which parents can use assessment results to improve the services their child receives. Six appendices are included: (1) Overview of Assessment Terms; (2) Questions to Ask Before and After an Assessment; (3) How to Prepare for an Assessment; (4) Frequently Used Standardized Assessments; (5) Evaluation Review Chart; and (6) Resources for Parents. Individual chapters contain references. (Contains 1 figure, 9 resources, and 8 online resources.) [This publication is a product of the collaborative effort between the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARCC), and Danya International, Inc. (Danya), with support from The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. Suzanne Letso authored the section of this guide titled “Evaluation for Educational Placement.”].
Life journey through autism : a guide for military families / by OAR and SARRC. Organization for Autism Research, 2010.
Description: Autism presents parents and families with many challenges under normal circumstances. Autism in a military family magnifies many of those challenges and adds a few more that are unique to the demands of military life and service, further complicating an already complex neurobiological disorder. Military sources indicate that more than 13,000 military dependents, the majority of them children, have some form of autism. Their families face all the emotions and challenges that accompany having a child diagnosed with autism, compounded by the realities of military service: war, extended family separation, frequent moves, varying access to specialized healthcare, and other stressors that complicate and often work against effective treatment for children with autism. These families need help navigating these uncharted and difficult waters. This Guide and its companion Web site are designed for these families. The purpose of these resources is to give each family the tools and access to information that it needs on its unique life journey through autism. More specifically, the goals of this Guide are to provide: (1) An understanding of autism and related intervention and treatment; (2) Strategies for addressing the challenges of autism from the time of diagnosis through adulthood; (3) An overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) and service policies related to having a child with autism; (4) Information on autism treatment options and coverage within the military healthcare system; (5) Practical information and tools to guide your child’s education; (6) Tips and advice relative to transitions such as permanent change of station (PCS) moves, new schools and more; and (7) Links to additional resources relative to autism and military families. Appended are: (1) If You Suspect Your Child Has Autism; (2) New to Autism?; (3) Become an Informed Consumer of Information; (4) Keeping It All Organized; (5) Finding Other (Non-Military) Providers; (6) Caring for Siblings of Children with Autism; (7) Establishing Support for Yourself; (8) Finding a Sitter for Your Child with Autism; (9) Where to Start on Base; (10) Communicating with Commanders; (11) Developing Objective and Measurable IEP Goals for Learners with ASD and Preparing for IEP Meetings; (12) Communicating with Teachers; (13) Daily/Weekly Journal for Teach Communication; and (14) Tips for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Moves. A glossary is included. (Contains 1 footnote and 23 resources.) [Contributors include Scott Campbell, Karen Driscoll, Christine Erdie-Lalena, Matthew Fitzgerald, Joshua Feder, Isabel Hodge, Becky Hunter, and James Phelan. This paper was co-created with the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.
Understanding autism : professional development curriculum : curriculum in a box / Danya International, Inc. and Organization for Autism Research. Organization for Autism Research, c2004-2017.
3 volumes ; 28 cm. + 1 fact sheet + 1 booklet + 1 USB drive + 1 sheet.
Description: Life journey through autism : an educator’s guide to autism — Life journey through autism : an educator’s guide to ASD (level 1 supports) — Life journey through autism : an educator’s guide to Asperger syndrome — Autism in the schoolhouse educator fact sheet — Understanding autism : a guide for secondary school teachers : a supplemental resource for the Understanding Autism : a guide for secondary school teachers DVD — USB drive with PDF documents and videos.
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.
Easy talk communicator 4 [device]. Rise & Shine Together, 
Description: Communication device has four buttons, each with 40 seconds of recording time. Holder strip in the back for pictures. Takes 4 AA batteries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Octopus motion edition [device] / Joy FamilyTech Inc., 2018.
Description: ” Octopus Watch Motion Edition is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time, while also encouraging them to stay active with its new fitness tracker. It links time to events thru 2000+ icons*, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand. It’s a scheduler for children that fosters responsibility, independence and self-esteem. It’s an assistant that helps parents prioritize expectations and stay consistent with daily routines. It’s a fitness tracker that tracks physical activity and more.” “The smallest and the lightest smartwatch for kids on the market (40mm case, 12mm thin, only 11 grams). Dimension (casing only): 1.26 x 1.38 x 0.47 in (3.2 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm).m Battery: rechargeable 75mAh that lasts 15 days with normal use. Battery life: 3-5 days with motion activated, 15 days without motion activated. Motion sensor: 3-axis digital accelerometer & 3-axis digital gyroscope. Memory/history: ~2 years of events; 700+ alarms; 1300+ concurrent icons ; Hypoallergenic and swappable wristband ; Band fits wrists with a circumference ranging from 4.92 in to 7.87 in (12.5 cm to 20 cm). Octopus Watch Motion Edition is not: It doesn’t emit sounds. It’s not a GPS tracker nor a phone (it does not require a SIM card or phone plan).”
September 26, 2019