Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Using Choosito

Looking for a free search engine that takes the guesswork out of which websites might be appropriate for your students? Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, has produced a short video on how to do that with Choosito, a reading level-indexed search tool.

To check out his blog post, please visit:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Arc of Indiana Utility Support Program

The Arc of Indiana has a program to help support the utility costs for families in need. Along with other eligibility requirements, families served and/or eligible for First Steps Services or those on a waiting list for Medicaid Waiver Services may benefit from this program. Funding is available to

  • Prevent disconnection of services
  • Reactivate services
  • Cover utility debt back to one year from date of application
  • Deposit assistance to begin services
  • Up to two months heating or cooling utility bill assistance

Contact your local First Steps or Medicaid Waiver provider to get a referral for this program. Or call the Arc at 800-573-9816 for more information.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mobile App Monday - Scene & Heard – Augmentative Communication

"Scene & Heard is an award winning augmentative communication aid. Use visual scenes for context based communication or create new learning aids with interactive features. Whether you are a parent, therapist or carer, the easy-to-use interface will help you import photos and allocate actions to any scene. Personalise each scene with fun and interactive options including audio messages, video clips and Widgit symbols. Use scene links to transition to a new scene and tell a story within the app." -iTunes

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Cognitive and behavioral interventions in the schools: Integrating theory and research into practice "offers a new framework for providing psychological services in schools at the individual, group, and systemic levels. It examines a variety of disorders common to school children, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and conduct disorder, and outlines treatment options from evidence-based cognitive and cognitive-behavioral methods." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Working with students with disabilities: Preparing school counselors

Working with students with disabilities: Preparing school counselors "is an essential tool for all school counselors in training and in practice with the aim to provide a comprehensive approach to working with students with disabilities in a school setting.  As more students with disabilities are being included, school counselors need to have a fundamental understanding of the terminology, laws, principles, collaboration, assessment measures, and psycho-social, diversity issues associated with special education. This book continues in the trend of providing sound, evidenced-based knowledge with practical case examples and guided exercises, making the material 'come alive' and fostering critical thinking." -publisher

To check out this title, email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

School shadow guidelines

"Your child may find it difficult to adapt to new surroundings and learning environments from time to time. School Shadow Guidelines helps guide your child to develop appropriate behaviors in school, establish an environment that helps to strengthen academic ability, and also build up on his/her social interaction skills with the goal of independence. Special needs children can benefit from having inclusive education to aid in their development and growth; this is where school shadowing serves vital roles." -publisher

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What's New

It's hard to believe that January has already come and gone! February (and a leap one at that!) is here with its warmer weather and longer days. Did you hear that Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow? An early spring!

But before we get into that spring fever, let's first take a look back at the new titles that came in to the library last month. From attention deficit to transition, here is the list of newbies from January: