New Materials for March 2019

New Library Materials for March 2019

New Books | New Children’s Books

New Books

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Morgan
Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities / Robert L. Morgan, Tim Riesen. The Guilford Press, 2016.
Description: “Comprehensively addressing the challenges of transition, this book provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Keys to family involvement, self-determination, interagency collaboration, and problem solving are highlighted. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size”– Provided by publisher.
“The purpose of this book is to describe issues, processes, and outcomes in the transition from special education to adulthood for youth with disabilities, with particular attention to (1) evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices in transition; (2) practices that can be implemented in schools and communities to improve post-school outcomes; and (3) methods for involving youth and their families as driving forces in transition”– Provided by publisher.

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Kriegsman
Just one of the kids : raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability / Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph. D., and Sara Palmer, Ph. D. The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Description: If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family’s life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has moments in the spotlight along the way? This title deals with these questions.

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371.94
Morgan
Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities / Robert L. Morgan, Tim Riesen. The Guilford Press, 2016.
Description: “Comprehensively addressing the challenges of transition, this book provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Keys to family involvement, self-determination, interagency collaboration, and problem solving are highlighted. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size”– Provided by publisher.
“The purpose of this book is to describe issues, processes, and outcomes in the transition from special education to adulthood for youth with disabilities, with particular attention to (1) evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices in transition; (2) practices that can be implemented in schools and communities to improve post-school outcomes; and (3) methods for involving youth and their families as driving forces in transition”– Provided by publisher.

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Babies
Babies with Down syndrome : a new parents’ guide / edited by Susan J. Skallerup. Third edition. Woodbine House, [2008]
Description:Babies with Down Syndrome– the book that tens of thousands of new parents have turned to for information and guidance– is now completely revised and updated. Covering medical care, daily care, family life, development, early interention, learning, legal rights, and much more, the new edition is a complete roadmap to every aspect of your child’s health and well being from birth through age five.

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Kriegsman
Just one of the kids : raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability / Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph. D., and Sara Palmer, Ph. D. The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Description: If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family’s life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has moments in the spotlight along the way? This title deals with these questions.

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Leiter
Their time has come : youth with disabilities entering adulthood / Valerie Leiter. Rutgers University Press, Ã2012.
Description: The lives of youth with disabilities have changed radically in the past fifty years. Youth who are coming of age right now are the first generation to receive educational services throughout childhood and adolescence. Disability policies have opened up opportunities to youth, and they have responded by getting higher levels of education than ever before. Yet many youth are being left behind, compared to their peers without disabilities. Youth with disabilities often still face major obstacles to independence. … Leiter argues that there are crucial missing links between federal disability policies and the lives of young people. Youth and their parents struggle to gather information about the resources that disability policies have created, and youth are not typically prepared to use their disability rights effectively. Her argument is based on thorough examination of federal disability policy and interviews with young people with disabilities, their parents, and rehabilitation professionals. Attention is given to the diversity of expectations, the resources available to them, and the impact of federal policy and public and private attitudes on their transition to adulthood.

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Children
Children with disabilities / edited by Mark L. Batshaw, Nancy J. Roizen, and Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano. 7th edition. Paul H. Brookes Pub., Ã2013.
Description: Comprehensive, authoritative information from the most respected experts: For 30 years, that’s what Children with Disabilities has given the thousands of students, faculty, and professionals who rely on it. Now this text is in a seventh edition, thoroughly updated with the very latest research, new instructor materials, and the critical issues professionals need to know as they prepare to work with children and families. The internationally editors bring together a who’s who of contributors a mix of seasoned experts and fresh voices for a definitive compendium of information about developmental, clinical, family, education, and intervention issues.

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Bruni
Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Maryanne Bruni, BScOT (Reg). 3rd edition. Woodbine House, [2016]
Description: The popular book, Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome is now available in a completely revised third edition. The author, an occupational therapist and parent of an adult with Down syndrome, describes how the characteristics of Down syndrome can impact the acquisition and progression of fine motor skills. She presents a thorough overview of the building blocks of fine motor development, from infancy through to adulthood. Throughout the book, the author suggests ways to incorporate fine motor skill development opportunities into as many day-to-day activities as possible, recognizing how impractical it is to constantly be in therapy mode with a child. Suggestions for gift ideas are offered in Grandma’s and Grandpa’s lists at the end of each chapter. With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults.

New Children’s Books

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Bronstein
Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope : handprints, snowflakes and play-dates / written by Christine Bronstein ; illustrated by Karen L. Young. First edition. [Larkspur, CA] : Nothing but the Truth, 2018.
Description:At school, Penelope’s teacher encourages the class to play with someone new at recess so that they can see that minds, like handprints and snowflakes, are one of a kind. Penelope chooses Eric and they have so much fun she invites him over for a play-date. Before he arrives, Penelope’s Mom tells her that Eric’s mind is called “on the spectrum,” and so his unique preferences might be different from the ones she’s used to. To prepare, they practice using quiet voices, listening with their eyes, and being flexible. As their play-date unfolds, Penelope and Eric show readers the many ways that families can embrace neuro-diversity.

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Cook
Deployment : one of our pieces is missing / by Julia Cook ; illustrations by Tamara Campeau. National Center for Youth Issues, [2018]
Description:”Life is full of unique opportunities and challenges for military families. They live in different places, shop on military bases, and have to navigate changes in how they operate as a family when a parent is deployed. In this book, our family must learn to stretch and adapt as they find their new normal while Dad is gone. And once home again, they navigate a mix of emotions as he settles back into the family frame. With tips for adults to help children work through questions and feelings, this book serves to honor the sacrifices our military families make each day by equipping them with an approachable way to discuss the highs and lows of deployment”–Back cover.

March 11, 2019