Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals


This second edition of Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome is a guide for both parents and professionals that features activities and information on transitioning from tricycles to bicycles and tips to address physical problems such as flat feet. It presents a physical therapy treatment plan from birth to six and helps readers teach skills for head control, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, using stairs, running, kicking, jumping, and riding a tricycle.

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mobile App Monday - About My Day


About My Day allows caregivers, family members and health-care professionals to make notes about the daily events and experiences of an individual with whom they are working throughout the day. This app is designed to replace paper journals that are often carried in a binder by the individual as a means of sharing information among family and support workers who work with that person.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/about-my-day/id769044077?mt=8

Friday, July 18, 2014

Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome


From Woodbine House comes a third edition of Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome. The book highlights how parents can support and encourage their child's speech and language development from birth to age 6 (or when a child can form 2- to 3-word sentences), but parents and teachers will both benefit from learning how to work through characteristic challenges, including hearing loss, intelligibility issues, apraxia (difficulty planning oral-motor movements), or a slower pace of development.

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Assessment and student success in a differentiated classroom


Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Tomlinson and Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inclusion: Teachers' Perspectives and Practices


Looking for helpful strategies in establishing inclusive classrooms? Inclusion: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices might be just what you need. A variety of appropriate student supports will help you with the goal of strengthening inclusionary practice in your classroom. Many ideas and easy-to-implement strategies are included from those who practice them every day.

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 14, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Prezi


Looking for an app to help students who have difficulty putting together an effective presentation? Prezi has 15 templates with beautiful color and styles. Layouts are easy to change and adding new frames to extend your presentation is a snap.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prezi/id407759942?mt=8

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ASK trainings in Bloomington next week

Got a child with special needs? Got questions about next steps for your family? Attend About Special Kids' training session next week at St. Mark's United Methodist Church on the Bypass in Bloomington. On July 15th, two sessions will be offered:

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
My Child Has Special Needs: Now What?

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Effective Communication

For more information on these trainings, contact:
Cindy Robinson
asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org
800-964-4746

To register, visit:
http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/