Thursday, November 29, 2012

Get Ready for Jetty: My Journal about ADHD and Me

Jetty is a fourth grader who learns she has ADHD. Get ready for Jetty is a cool journal that highlights her likes and dislikes and her diagnosis. Jetty likes karate, cartwheels, reading, and cookie dough ice cream. She dislikes girlie girls, anything pink, and writing in complete sentences. Learn how Jetty feels about her diagnosis and how she eventually comes around to feeling like herself again.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

1000 best tips for ADHD

Struggling to help your child with ADHD with their homework, chores, or behavior? Looking for quick, easy, and effective tips you can use right off the bat? 1000 Best Tips for ADHD gives parents quick tips and easy-to-implement solutions on:
• Improving behavior
• Increasing school success
• Helping out at home
• Interacting with others
• And more!

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

IU study uses unique treatment for hidden disorder

According to an article from the IU News Room, an Indiana University study in the Journal of Child Neurology has proposed an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder, a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills, or both, is impaired. This treatment uses "a three-dimensional virtual reality device, the PHANTOM Omni from Sensable Technologies, developed for the visualization of knots by topologists, who study geometric forms in space."

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Everyday Social Skills

Everyday Social Skills includes common daily activities such as walking down the street, using a restroom, waiting in line, asking for directions, asking for information and joining in a group. The Everyday Social Skills HD app is a complement to The Conover Company's Functional Skills System software. Everyday Social Skills is a part of a series of apps that focus on functional life, literacy, math, social, health, transportation and work skills for both the iPod/iPhone and iPad.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Hours

Cranberries, turkey, football, and parades are almost upon us! The staff at CeDIR wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day! CeDIR will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Assistive Technology in the News

A story published yesterday by highlighted advances in science that can make walking viable for those with paraplegia. The "robot" is still in its experimental stage but is being tested now with patients at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. An exoskeleton covers the paralyzed limbs and allows the wearer to stand, walk, and even climb stairs!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New issue of CeDIR Citings

CeDIR Citings

Looking for information on early intervention for young children with disabilities? CeDIR has published a new issue of their bi-annual newsletter, CeDIR Citings, with a focus on just that! A new brochure from  Indiana's Act Early team is highlighted along with a book review on CARA's Kit for Toddlers. To view the most recent newsletter, please visit:

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Mobile App Monday - iPraiseU

Looking for an app to help think of praise statements beyond “Good job!” or “Well done?” iPraiseU is easy to use; just tap or shake to generate one of 100 positive praise statements. All are general statements appropriate for any positive behavior. You can use the professionally recorded voice statements or record the statement yourself.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Common Sense Guide to Your Child's Special Needs

Wondering what it means when a child is having difficulty with developmental milestones like walking, talking, and learning to read and write? How about the signs that a disability might be present and what next steps parents can take to help their child? Pediatrician Louis Pellegrino gives you clear and down-to-earth answers in this new version of the trusted bestseller When Your Child Has a Disability. The Common Sense Guide to Your Child's Special Needs is a go-to guide for families is a highly accessible resource for professionals and a great supplemental text for tomorrow's practitioners.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Signing Time ASL

Looking for an early childhood application that focuses on developing language skills using American Sign Language (ASL)? Signing Time ASL contains 145 professional quality flash cards based on the award winning Signing Time and Baby Signing Time series. With many different configuration options, you can tailor and track your child's learning experience.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

What's New last month?

Looking for something new to curl up with after that scary Halloween? Visit our What's New page to find out what came in the library last month: