Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love Limits

Love Limits is a film about finding lasting relationships. On the surface they seem like an odd couple. Warren can talk but can't walk. Cory can walk but can't talk. He is 83 years old, an African American from Brooklyn. She is 36 years old, white and from a farm in upstate New York. What Cory and Warren do share are similar disabilities: both have cerebral palsy and were diagnosed with "mild mental retardation" as children. They met at a day rehabilitation program 15 years ago, and while they still don't live together, they have had a long and deep relationship.

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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Idea Sketch

Looking for a brainstorming app for building diagrams and outlines to help students organize their thinking for papers and presentations? Try Idea Sketch. This app lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. Use it for brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and more!

Want more information? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/app/idea-sketch/id367246522?ign-mpt=uo%3D6&mt=8

Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic News

According to NBC News, an archer who is legally blind just broke his own world record! Read the entire article at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/archery/south-korea-opens-games-with-record-scores.html?chrcontext=record-performances

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Teaching everyone: An introduction to inclusive education

Teaching Everyone is a new kind of special education textbook that focuses on children, not labels. The text fully prepares teachers to see past disability labels and work with all students' individual needs and strengths. It will get K-12 teachers ready to work effectively within today's educational system and meet the learning needs of a wide range of students. Each chapter clearly explains how the content helps students meet specific Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial Content Standards.

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 25, 2012

The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide

The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide: Manuals for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists, is an innovative, effective approach to the treatment of selective mutism. It is based both on clinical experience  and on theoretical knowledge. It includes separate manuals written for parents, school or kindergarten staff, and therapists, each with concrete and effective ways of helping the child with selective mutism. It is designed to be a positive and empowering experience for the child and his family.

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Respect: The Joy of Aides

Respect: The Joy of Aides is a documentary exploring the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides. The documentary focuses on Sweeney's unique view on how aides should be hired and directed as employees. Sweeney shows how one becomes friends with aides but also maintains the balance of a professional relationship. This documentary features a comedian and playwright who talks about her own experiences, Sweeney's exploration of relationships with her aides, and you will hear from the people who have worked for both women.

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

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Digit Eyes

Digit-Eyes reads barcode labels. It enables people without vision to scan UPC / EAN codes and hear the names of over 25 million products. Users can also make their own barcode labels on the Digit-Eyes website and print them on inexpensive address labels. These barcodes may contain text that VoiceOver reads aloud or they can be used to record audio on your iPhone or iPad that is played back whenever the bar code is scanned.

To learn more about this app, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digit-eyes-audio-scanner-labeler/id376424490?mt=8#

Friday, July 13, 2012

Forgotten People

Forgotten People documents horrific conditions in psychiatric facilities around the world including Mexico, Armenia, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. People with mental disabilities the world over are subjected to serious human rights abuses. These two powerful short videos present a global perspective on the abuse and neglect of people with mental disabilities.

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 12, 2012

RTI & DI: The Dynamic Duo

RTI and DI: The Dynamic Duo highlights two powerful approaches to addressing the needs of all learners in a classroom. With a student-centered focus and utilization of on-going assessment, these two methods of instruction can go hand-in-hand. Response to Intervention uses a problem solving process to match the needs of students to research based interventions. DI is a way to plan/deliver curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. It is through DI that RTI can be successfully implemented.

To check out this video, email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities

High praise for Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities: A Dance That Matters:

"If parents and professionals could wear out their shoes by dancing the way Fialka, Feldman, and Mikus describe it in this book, the shoes would indeed be worth pressing against one’s heart. Through stories, the authors expertly choreograph the steps families, professionals, and the children must take to foster this essential relationship-like a waltz: one, two, three." (Robin McWilliam, Director, Center for Child and Family Research )

"This book beautifully reminds us that social change happens through listening, dialogue, and engagement. Beneath our roles as professionals and parents, these authors gently help us to remember that 'we are all people first,' and through empathy we can find ways to sidestep-or dance- around many of the missteps that lead to misunderstanding and conflict. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone trying to navigate the complexities of supporting and advocating for disabled students in inclusive classrooms." (Emma Van der Klift and Norman Kunc, Co- directors )

“Rarely does a book hold such promise for promoting genuine partnerships between families of children with disabilities and the professionals who participate in their care. The real-life passages from the authors, seasoned parents, and experienced professionals infuse this work with unparalleled authenticity.” (Susan Addison, Special Educator, Retired )

“The authors get right to the heart of parent-professional relationships. They deconstruct and reconstruct the difficult process of examining how parents and professionals communicate. The stories used to illustrate specific points are superb. We need this thoughtful and provoking perspective to encourage us to listen more closely to one another for the benefit our children.” (Martha E. Mock, Assistant Professor )

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 10, 2012

Race to Nowhere

Race to Nowhere is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system. An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our deepest-held assumptions about how we can best prepare young people for the future.

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

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Word SLapPs Vocabulary

Word SlapPs is used to teach vocabulary words specific to your child’s world. Just upload and save your images into customizable categories and pair them with your own recorded questions. Easy to use, Word SLapPs is designed by an SLP and modeled after Discrete Trial teaching. Children touch target images and are rewarded with sounds and/or visuals.

Want to learn more about this app? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-slapps-vocabulary/id413888079?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Friday, July 6, 2012

Helen Keller in Her Story

Helen Keller In Her Story is a simple, honest, tremendously moving saga that is brought to the screen with the help of such notables as Katherine Cornell, Martha Graham, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Through newsreels, interviews, photographs and motion pictures, this film traces the life of Helen Keller from birth until 76 years of age, and shows how this blind, deaf, and mute woman became one of the most celebrated women of two centuries.

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Month ... New Stuff!

Well, the first half of the year is over. Time to start thinking about Christmas! Er, I mean what's new in the library. Last month, we got in some new items on education, advocacy, and leadership, and we also got in some fun fiction books portraying people with disabilities. These last few make great summer reading just for fun!

To view the entire list of new titles, visit: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=2317

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mobile App Monday - OneVoice -- AAC

OneVoice turns the iPad or iPhone into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. OneVoice is easy to understand, and designed for usability above everything else. Though OneVoice comes with a pre-populated vocabulary (focused on children) the real value is that you can easily add your own phrases and photos to create a custom experience.

Want to know more? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onevoice/id412448074?mt=8