Thursday, July 21, 2016

Using mixed methods research synthesis for literature reviews


Using mixed methods research synthesis for literature reviews offers 344 pages of step-by-step instruction for conducting a mixed methods research synthesis (MMRS). Part of SAGE's Mixed Methods Research Series, this book is written by two professors and a postdoctoral fellow who all teach methodology courses.

The book is written for master's and doctoral students learning about literature reviews and mixed methods. It offers introductory material for MMRS literature reviews and several chapters on how to conduct them step by step. Challenges, questions for thought, exercises and further reading suggestions accompany each chapter. Strategies on how to write your report and disseminate it along with reflections on the methods and future directions are also discussed.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The out-of-sync child grows up: Coping with sensory processing disorder in the adolescent and young adult years


In The out-of-sync child grows up: Coping with sensory processing disorder in the adolescent and young adult years, the author offers information and advice for individuals with sensory processing disorder as well as parents, teachers, and other professionals on working with teens and young adults with SPD. The 320-page book is full of first-person accounts of young people with SPD learning which areas of life make them uncomfortable, from noise to lights to personal hygiene, and working through it.

The book is written in four parts: Focusing on Sensory Processing Disorder, Coping with Daily Activities, Coping with Relationships, and Living an "In-Sync" Life. Focusing on SPD highlights facts about the disorder and our eight senses. Coping with Activities is full of strategies and tips for tackling such topics as specific hygiene areas, sleeping and noise. Coping with Relationships offers ideas and tips for engaging family members, peers, and romantic partners. Living an "In-Sync" Life discusses treatments for SPD and moving into adult life.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The long hello: Memory, my mother, and me


The long hello: Memory, my mother, and me is a 236-page memoir from a daughter who spent seven years caring for her mother with Alzheimer's. The book is beautifully written with heart-wrenching passages, that are painful to read and uplifting at the same time. Although haunting, the prose is, at times, almost lyrical.

In short excerpts, we get a glimpse into the life of a woman caring for her mother who doesn't always remember who she is. We are privy to Borrie's memories of growing up with a distant, alcoholic father as well as learning about her beloved only brother's brutal death at a very young age. Interspersed with her mother's increasingly random conversations, the story of the author's past gets told in a halting progression through the crushing anxiety of watching her mother's deterioration to Borrie's eventual acceptance of her mother's passing.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check it out or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mobile App Monday - Wheels on the Bus


"An award-winning tribute to a childhood classic, Wheels on the Bus, is a fun, interactive experience encouraging motor, language and cognitive skills through fresh illustrations, creative interaction and music. AGES: 2-6."

To learn more about this app, please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id303076295

Friday, July 15, 2016

Blindness Prevention in Diabetics

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults according to an article from the Indiana University Newsroom. IU researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye which can hopefully be used to develop new treatments for the disease.

To read the entire article, please visit:
http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/07/diabetic-retinopathy-study.shtml

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens


Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens is 146 pages of techniques, strategies, tips, and exercises to help kids and teens lower their anxiety enough to be able to confront their fears. Written in an easily accessible style, the author offers parents, teachers, and other professionals some treatment ideas for kids who are excessively burdened with anxiety. The author is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems and is an award winning author of nine books covering topics on autism and social skills.

This book covers treatment strategies that can be used in a variety of situations. General components of treatment such as using rewards and relaxation techniques are found in the first five chapters while chapter six reveals how to adapt treatment for children who may have a limited language ability. Chapters seven through fifteen offer case studies to learn how treatment can be applied in specific circumstances. A summary of key points is also included in the back.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Community-based qualitative research: Approaches for education and the social sciences


Community-based qualitative research: Approaches for education and the social sciences is 208 pages of guidance on designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Written by an associate professor at Northern Illinois University, this text offers students and researchers handouts and templates to help them apply their own research to the concepts broached in the book. Questions for reflection and discussion can be found at the end of each chapter.

Part one of this book, the introduction, takes a look at similar and related types of research approaches such as participatory action research and community-based action research and discusses relevant theories and concepts. Part two highlights the design and implementation of community-based qualitative research. Part three then looks at findings and results of research performed with this methodology and how and where to disseminate them. Case studies and real-life examples are offered to help cement the concepts throughout these chapters. Student activities for the classroom are also included.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.