Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teacher's Guide to ADHD

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Looking for practical, data-based tools for helping students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) succeed in the classroom? Teacher's Guide to ADHD may be the answer. Combining instructional expertise with extensive knowledge about the nature and treatment of ADHD, the authors of this book include ways to support students and teach them needed strategies in core areas: academic skills, behavior, self-regulation, and social skills. The book offers step-by-step instructions and concrete examples along with crucial guidance for teaming with other school professionals and with parents.

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mobile App Monday - Dexteria

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Looking for an app to help build fine motor skills? Don't want a game? Dexteria might be a good one for you. This app contains a set of therapeutic hand exercises that, when used on a regular basis, can improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.

Want to know more about it? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dexteria-fine-motor-skill/id420464455?mt=8

Friday, February 10, 2012

Beauty is a Verb

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Beauty is a Verb is a ground-breaking anthology of disability poetry, essays on disability, and writings on the poetics of both. It is an ALA Notable Poetry Book.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

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Need a refresher on RTI? RTI for Secondary Teachers is loaded with practical strategies and sample lesson plans that are modified for each instructional tier. Struggling learners and capable learners can both be enriched by using these strategies and adapting them as needed. Middle school and high school teachers alike will find value in this resource.

Check out this title by emailing us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives

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Want to help your students become more sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers? Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives can help. This book explores the relationship between the text and the learner through discussion and rhetorical reading and writing and is appropriate for all grade levels. It emphasizes the importance of classroom discussion to understanding the text and discusses literary theory, scaffolding instruction, and explanations of reading comprehension strategies.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dyslexia and Talents

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In an article in Sunday's Washington Post, writer Annie Murphy Paul takes a look at recent research on dyslexia and some of its surprising results: skills in areas not seen in typical readers. Studies have now shown "many people with dyslexia [to] possess distinctive perceptual abilities."


To read the entire article, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/the-upside-of-dyslexia.html?_r=1&src=tp

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mobile App Monday - AACSpeechBuddy

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Want to easily create custom phrases? With the AACSpeechBuddy, you can and you can even use your own photos! The AAC SpeechBuddy comes complete with several demo speech sets and access to Default Profile menus. Users can create FREE login accounts online at AACSPEECH.COM and build customized menus with 6 Text-to-Speech voices to choose from.

To learn more about this app, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aacspeechbuddy/id398117401?mt=8#

Friday, February 3, 2012

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills

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Need some help incorporating multisensory instruction in the classroom? Multisensory teaching of basic language skill activity book can help. Packed with a thorough review of research and clinical experience, this book discusses why multisensory methods can be so powerful. Put theory into practice with specific teaching approaches that promote:
 - Phonological awareness
 - Alphabet skills
 - Spelling
 - Grammar
 - Reading accuracy and fluency
 - Reading comprehension
 - And more!

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The best of Corwin: Differentiated Instruction

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The best of Corwin: Differentiated instruction in literacy, math, and science is a collection of the best chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications. Current research on the most effective practices in differentiating instruction in literacy, mathematics, and science is showcased, including many strategies and classroom examples.

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Inclusive Practices

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The best of Corwin: Inclusive practices is a collection that showcases key chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications written by renowned authors. Essential topics include IEPs, co-teaching, effective teaching practices, accommodations, and home-school partnerships.

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Embedded formative assessment

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Embedded formative assessment looks at our increasingly complex world of the 21st century and demands that we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. Author Dylan Wiliam makes a case for the important role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning. While there are many possible ways to develop the practice of serving teachers, attention to minute-by-minute and day-to-day formative assessment is likely to have the biggest impact on student outcomes. Wiliam's view of formative assessment differs from the popular view in that he regards formative assessment as a process rather than a tool.

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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mobile App Monday -- Glucose Buddy

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Need to monitor your blood glucose level or that of someone in your care? Try Glucose Buddy-Diabetes Helper. This app is a data storage utility where users can manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Then view all of your data on your free glucosebuddy.com online account.

Want to learn more? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glucose-buddy-diabetes-helper/id294754639?mt=8

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Blind Advantage

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Losing your vision is scary. But when first-year teacher Bill Henderson found out that was happening to him, he didn't take the advice others gave him--to get out of the field of education. In The blind advantage: How going blind made me a stronger principal and how including children with difficulties made our school better for everyone, Henderson takes his readers on his journey through deteriorating vision into blindness, and how he persevered in maintaining his career and even getting to the head of the class!

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beyond the Label

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Got a child who is struggling with a learning disability or a behavioral disorder? Beyond the label: A guide to unlocking a child's educational potential can help. This book explains how to recognize the warning signs of a potential learning problem and also where to turn for help. It discusses what an accommodation is and how it can help your child. Issues such as attention, concentration, visual perception, emotional functioning and more are also discussed.

Check out this title by emailing us at cedir@indiana.edu or by using worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Dyslexia

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My dyslexia is the moving story of Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner Philip Schultz. As a child, Schultz always felt as if he was being relegated to the "dummy class" in school, where he was largely ignored. Many years later, his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, and Schultz wondered whether he might also have the same condition.


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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mobile App Monday - iSign

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Looking for an app for American Sign Language? Try iSign. The developer boasts this app contains over 800 signs in an animated format so that the user can see the movement necessary to make the words.

For more information on this app, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isign/id288858200?mt=8

Friday, January 20, 2012

Assistive Technology for people with Disabilities

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Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, Second Edition, provides a focused look at devices and software that can help people with disabilities live more independent lives. This second edition includes new research and content across the lifespan that address current developments in the field.

Want to know more? Check out this title by emailing us at cedir@indiana.edu, or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New titles for educators

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CeDIR has a couple of new titles for educators in the library:

How to co-teach: A guide for general and special educators
This book offers basics of co-teaching, thoughts on what each teacher brings to the relationship, how to become a co-teacher, general communication advice, and more!

Implementing the framework for teaching in enhancing professional practice.
With its clear definition of the elements of good teaching, the framework for teaching, designed by Charlotte Danielson, is used by educators around the world for professional preparation, recruitment and hiring, mentoring and induction, professional development, and performance appraisal. This action tool can guide you in applying the framework in your own classroom or school and strengthening your professional practice with proven strategies.

Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out either of these titles.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Language and Reading Disabilities

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From the book description:


"Now more than ever, increased attention has been given to students achieving adequate levels of reading proficiency. Maintaining its strong clinical and research basis, the third edition of Language and Reading Disabilities successfully keeps pace with the rapid changes in our knowledge about language and reading disabilities by providing readers with the most up-to-date advances in research and instruction in reading disabilities. This edition continues to cover a wide variety of theories by comparing and noting the similarities and differences between spoken and written language. This text is broad-based in its coverage of identification, assessment, and treatment of reading and writing disorders." 


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