Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Psychosocial aspects of disability

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Psychosocial aspects of disability: Insider perspectives and counseling strategies is a textbook for students and rehabilitation counselors that provides insight into the everyday lives of people with disabilities. Sixteen people with different disabilities give first-hand accounts of their life experiences. With these narratives are guidelines and strategies for counselors, including "do's and don'ts." The book also discusses sociological and societal perspectives toward disability and ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for counselors.

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, January 9, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Community Sidekick

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Looking for a way to track the location of someone in your care who wants to be independent? Community Sidekick can help. This app sends an automated email message with a map link to show a person's location providing the caregiver a virtual tour of the trip. It also provides an easy way for the user to send a quick email message to the caregiver or person who is monitoring the trip.

To learn more about this app, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/community-sidekick/id413107872?mt=8

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nowhere to Hide

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Looking for help with kids with learning disabilities? Nowhere to hide: Why kids with ADHD and LD hate school and what we can do about it might be just what you're searching for. Author Jerome Schultz draws on his background as a neuropsychologist, educator, and consultant to discuss how parents and teachers can bring about changes in school and at home to reduce the education-related stress that can impact kids' academic learning, social skills, behavior, and brain function. This book not only offers a new way to look at why kids with ADHD and/or LD struggle at school but also provides strategies to help overcome the obstacle. It also includes tools such as rating scales, checklists, and printable charts.

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Statistics on kids with disabilities

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Looking for statistics on school-aged children with disabilities in metropolitan areas? The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2010 American Community Survey Briefs that contains loads of information. From disability status by type to disability rate, it's included in the brief. Take a look at the entire report at: http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-12.pdf

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012!

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Happy New Year! We're back in full swing at CeDIR with not only a new month but a new year. As we look forward to this leap year, let's also take a look back at the new items CeDIR received last month. Check out the What's New page at: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=2317

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Closing

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Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! These holidays and more are celebrated at this time each year, giving us the chance to sit back and reflect on the past year and prepare for the new year.

After today, CeDIR will be closed for the next two weeks in observance of the holiday season. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CeDIR Closing Early Today

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CeDIR will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today for a staff function. Please let us know early in the day if you want library materials. We will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. After that, we will be closed for two weeks in observance of the holiday season. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mobile App Monday -- iLuv Drawing Santa

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Got a child who needs to work on dexterity skills? iLuv Drawing Santa is a fun holiday app that can help people build developmental skills or as therapy for fine motor skills. Learn to draw five different holiday characters:
✓ Santa Claus
✓ Snow Man
✓ Reindeer
✓ Christmas Tree
✓ Jingle Bells

The app also has eight different backgrounds to choose from, and the drawings can be saved as photos or shared with others as Christmas cards.

Want to learn more? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iluv-drawing-santa-learn-how/id483980001?mt=8