Thursday, January 31, 2013

Skills Training for Struggling Kids

Are your child or teen's emotional or behavioral difficulties getting in the way of success at home, at school, or in social situations? Skills training for struggling kids: Promoting your child's behavioral, emotional, academic, and social development might be what you're looking for. From checklists, worksheets, and troubleshooting tips, the strategies found in this book can help your child work on:

*Following rules and behaving honestly.
*Curbing angry outbursts.
*Making and maintaining friendships.
*Expressing feelings productively.
*Staying on task at school.
*Resolving conflicts with siblings.
*Managing stress.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Assessment for Intervention

Looking for current education policy and best practices when it comes to assessing students' need for intervention? Assessment for Intervention: A Problem-Solving Approach can help. This book provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales, and cognitive instruments.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The practitioner guide to skills training for struggling kids

The practitioner guide to skills training for struggling kids sheds light on how to help parents implement strategies with their children (ages 5-17) who have emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties. This book features vignettes and troubleshooting tips in a large-size format for easy photocopying. It also contains more than 60 reproducible handouts and forms.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Mobile App Monday - iTouchiLearn Life Skills

Got a preschool child who has trouble following morning routines? iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids can help with that. Kids play by completing one routine before starting another and getting rewards. Fun music and bright colors keep kids entertained.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Social Emotional Development in Young Children

Looking for a way for teachers and parents to help young children build social emotional skills? The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention has collaborated with others to create The Backpack Connection Series, a series of one-page handouts designed to keep parents informed on the specific social and behavioral topics their children are learning in school and how they can help at home.

To learn more about this series, please visit TACSEI's site at:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

In this third edition of Differentiating instruction for students with learning disabilities, author William  Bender draws on the latest brain research and technology to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Voices of Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

The Voices of Young Adults with Learning Disabilities: Their Perceptions of Elementary and Secondary Schooling is based on research that suggests that students participate in both academic and social experiences in the classroom. But do students with learning disabilities experience a sense of being different and isolated from their peers because of their learning differences? This book describes the perceptions of three young adults (aged 18–21) with learning disabilities (YALD) about their educational experiences in elementary and secondary school.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Save the Date: Beyond Compliance: Embracing Teacher Appraisals

On April 25th and 26th, the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community's Center on Education and Lifelong Learning will host their first annual statewide conference on embracing teacher appraisals. This conference is geared toward school administrators, teachers, policy makers, and professional learning consultants.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Reading Help for Older Beginners

Got a struggling reader who has given up trying? Looking for something that isn't tailored to early childhood? Try reading again! This book can help turn older beginning readers into first-time readers or significantly improve their reading abilities. The reading method presented here is appropriate for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as for students whose native language is not English (ESL students). Try Reading Again features three important components:
-Language experience stories
-Age-appropriate structured stories

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Childhood ADHD and future risks

Looking for some current research on childhood ADHD and future associated risks? Check out a quick article from Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor of Public Health at Yale University, has already published a paper on the connection between ADHD and crime. His upcoming paper uses a longitudinal national sample, including sibling pairs, to show important labor market outcome consequences of ADHD.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Notability

"Notability" powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

* Full-featured Handwriting
* PDF Annotation
* Advanced Word-Processing
* Linked Audio Recording
* And more!

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Miracle Boy Grows Up

In Miracle Boy Grows Up, we get to follow the life of Ben Mattlin who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. But Mattlin didn't die in childhood, he grew up. He attended college and became a writer. The benefit to us is that Mattlin’s life happened to parallel the growth of the disability rights movement. This book is a witty, unsentimental memoir from someone with a unique perspective on living with a disability in the United States.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Reading assessment in an RTI framework

Book Description for Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework:
"From leading experts, this indispensable resource presents a practical model for conducting reading assessments for screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring in each of the three tiers of response to intervention (RTI). K-8 teachers and school personnel are guided to use norm-referenced, informal, and curriculum-based measures to assess key components of reading development and make informed choices about instruction. The book describes how to survey existing assessment practices in a school and craft a systematic plan for improvement; reproducible tools include a 10-page RTI Assessment Audit that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

"See also Assessment for Reading Instruction, Second Edition, which explains the fundamentals of assessment and provides essential hands-on tools."

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's New?

The holidays have come and gone. The decorations are down and festivities are behind us. For now. It's time to start looking ahead to Spring.

What? Not yet? Well, while we wait for warmer temperatures and longer days, let's take a look at what new materials were received at the library last month.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2011 Disability Status Report

Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) will host a free online webinar on Friday, January 18th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT to present the findings of the 2011 Disability Status Report. The free webinar will explore recently released 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) data related to disability and employment, education, poverty, household income and labor earnings.

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