Friday, April 18, 2014

Help with IEPs

Have you heard about the Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC)? Affiliated with Indiana State University at the Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education, the IEPRC creates resource materials and professional development opportunities to improve the IEP process in schools. Their goal is to increase educators' skills to ensure case conference committees meet the individual needs of students with disabilities.

Want to learn more about them? Please visit their website at: http://www.indianaieprc.org

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Online Summer Reading Skills Program

This summer, the folks at the Community Learning Network at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are offering reading skills and speed reading programs for preschoolers through 10th graders. These individualized programs include online instruction, independent reading and support from a reading teacher. The program design and instruction are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

Interested? Call 800-964-9974 for more information or to register.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Curricula for teaching children and young people with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties


Book description:
Curricula for Teaching Children and Young People with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties offers a range of compelling arguments for a distinct and separate pedagogical approach to the learning needs of the most educationally challenging pupils. This book, written in accessible, common sense and non-academic language, provides an easy-to-follow alternative curriculum specifically designed to enhance and enrich the learning of children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What really works in special and inclusive education


Book description, What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education:
In this new second edition, David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, continues to break new ground with revised and updated strategies based on evidence from the most recent studies in the field. From the myriad of related research available, only those studies with genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools have been included, with the aim of facilitating high-quality learning and social outcomes for all learners in schools.

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Learning Patterns


Learning Patterns is an exciting interactive game that helps your child learn how to recognize and complete patterns all with just the touch of a finger. Pattern recognition and completion represents an important developmental skill for kids of all ages.

Interested? Please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learning-patterns-help-kids/id717236674?mt=8

Friday, April 11, 2014

A watch for people with blindness

"The Bradley Timepiece, a watch designed for blind people and named after a Paralympian gold medallist who lost his sight in Afghanistan, is up for design of the year at London's Design Museum."

So begins an article found online at BBC News Magazine. This watch is amazing in its simple design that is so similar to other timepieces worn by those who have sight. Two ball bearings are used; one to indicate hours and one to indicate minutes.

To read the entire story, please visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26920782

The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices


Book Description for The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices:
A great occupational therapist is a key success factor in your inclusive school's are on the front lines every day, making critical decisions that help students access the curriculum and fully participate. This is the friendly, down-to-earth survival guide OTs need to deliver their important services effectively as part of an inclusive school team. Packed with practical guidance and tips, examples that relate directly to an OT's daily practice, and first-person insights from seasoned OTs, this guidebook is key to helping students develop new skills in key areas, from motor skills and mobility to academic achievement and friendships.

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