Thursday, June 27, 2013

Strategies for adults with ADHD

Looking for more strategies to help you with adult ADHD? Pick up Your life can be better, using strategies for adult ADD/ADHD. Written by an MD who knows--he has ADHD too! Dr. Puryear offers strategies to help keep track of items, like your keys, and your To-Do tasks. Written in a fun, conversational style, folks with ADHD will be able to identify with Dr. Puryear's challenges and ways to overcome them in this book.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Dyslexic Adult: Interventions and Outcomes

From the book description for The Dyslexic Adult:
"A definitive and evidence-based guide for psychologists, teachers, coaches, HR personnel and all professionals who must understand and work with dyslexic adults.
  • The only book to look at dyslexia within the context of life span developmental psychology, including the factors that contribute to success - now fully revised and updated
  • Combines an accessible style with a strong focus on evidence-based practice and a sound theoretical model on which to base assessment, counselling, teaching and training
  • Provides a clear guide to the kinds of assessment that can be conducted and the ways in which dyslexic adults can be supported in selection, training, education and employment
  • Includes coverage of overlapping syndromes such as dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and up-to-date check lists for syndromes that can be used as part of the assessment process"
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Succeeding with adult ADHD

Diagnosed with adult ADHD? Plagued with  procrastination, lack of motivation, and muddled time management? Succeeding with adult ADHD can help. This book offers help and hope in overcoming these other obstacles due to adult ADHD. Unique strategies, checklists, worksheets and more help you break down large jobs into smaller, more manageable tasks to get you through your day.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Bumps - A Braille Guide

Want to learn the Braille system? Bumps - A Braille Guide might be the app for you! This fun, free app has three different ways to learn the system: quick reference, flash cards, and word play.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Three year old boy hears for the first time

A three year old boy has become the first child in America to receive an "auditory brain implant." The  procedure was performed in Chapel Hill, NC as part of a children's research trail at UNC Hospitals. The heartwarming video of Grayson Champ hearing his father's voice for the first time is priceless.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

The gift of ADHD: How to transform your child's problems into strengths is now in its second edition that offers new research on the idea that your child's ADHD-related impulses may be gifts rather than hindrances.

"ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine." --From the book description

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child's Financial Future

Interested in securing your child's financial future? If your child has a disability, it's no doubt on your mind. Special Needs Trusts can help. This book will show you how to leave money to your loved one--without jeopardizing benefits. Funds in a special needs trust can make a big difference in quality of life by paying for:

  • annual independent check-ups
  • personal care attendant or escort
  • vehicles and transportation
  • insurance
  • rehabilitation
  • essential dietary needs
  • materials for recreation
  • trips or vacations
  • entertainment
  • athletic training or competitions
  • and much more.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD

Looking for tips and strategies for someone with ADHD? 365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD may be just what you're searching for! With over 80 ADHD experts and professionals from around the world weighing in, you will find a variety of answers to the question, “What is the most valuable tip or strategy that you know of for succeeding with ADHD?”

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Webinar on Mobile Apps

Looking for a webinar to help you choose educational apps for students from middle school to college? A series of three webinars will begin next week covering tools and strategies for improving executive functioning, reading, writing and new learning. Join Joan Green, a speech-language pathologist of over 26 years with a special interest in assistive technologies, for this webinar series to learn more about using Mac and PC computers, ios devices such as the iPad, additional devices such as the Livescribe Pen and online sites.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Health U.: A nutrition curriculum for teenagers

Looking for age-appropriate nutrition education materials for adolescents and young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities? Health U.: A nutrition curriculum for teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities can help. This program encourages building a healthy lifestyle and includes hands-on activities, movement/physical activities, taste testing, and "Take-Home Ideas." Both basic and advanced activities accommodate a wide variety of knowledge and abilities. The curriculum is designed to be taught by registered dietitians or educators who have had college-level courses in nutrition.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Taking charge of adult ADHD is a handy guide for helping adults with attention issues, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions. Step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their impact on daily life are stressed in this book. Hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments are also addressed.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Handbook of Learning Disabilities

Want to learn about the nature and classifications of learning disabilities? The Handbook of Learning Disabilities is now in its second edition. Its offers information on the causes of learning disabilities and how to identify these disorders in students. Best practices are included along with the concepts and methods that guide LD research and highlights important directions for future investigation.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children

Want to implement the popular Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model in an early childhood setting?
Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The early childhood model of individualized positive behavior support is a practical, easily accessible guidebook will help you improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings. Learn how to:

  • resolve persistent challenging behaviors
  • set individualized goals for children
  • conduct family-centered assessment and intervention
  • work effectively with diverse families
  • and more!

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Demystifying Transition Assessment

Need help with assessing transition plans? Demystifying transition assessment might be what you're looking for. Refer to this practical guide to use today's best assessment tools and strategies when identifying which transition approaches really work. You'll discover how to:

  • choose assessments appropriate for each situation and student
  • apply best assessment practices in 7 key areas (see sidebar)
  • collect the right data at the right time
  • implement evidence-based practices that meet IDEA requirements for transition assessment
  • and more!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Understanding families: Supportive approaches to diversity, disability, and risk

Looking for a comprehensive guide to working effectively and respectfully with contemporary families? Understanding Families: Supportive Approaches to Diversity, Disability, and Risk may be just what you need. Get updated information on:

  • Demographic changes in the past decade
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Economic issues caused by the recession
  • The needs of infants and very young children
  • Infant mental health

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Teaching transition skills in inclusive schools

From two staff members here at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community comes Teaching Transition Skills in Inclusive Schools. This book introduces a framework for transition services in an integrated, cohesive process that gets all students ready for college, careers and citizenship. Lesson plans aligned with Common Core State Standards will help educators and transition specialists make key improvements to transition services and instructional practices.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What's New?

Warmer days are coming... I hope. But before we all go off to the swimming pool, let's first take a look back at the new items that arrived in the library last month. Topics included autism, families, education, and transition. For a look at the whole list, please visit:

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Sleepmaker All in One

Got someone who needs sensory input to rest well? This app has feature galore!

√ 110 complete tracks from all 5 Sleepmaker Pro Apps including every track from:
√ Sleepmaker Rain Pro
√ Sleepmaker Storms Pro
√ Sleepmaker Waves Pro
√ Sleepmaker Streams Pro
√ Sleepmaker Wildlife Pro
√ Sleepmaker White Noise [NEW]
√ Multi Tasking - Run the app in the background**
√ Color graded 360 degree select wheel
√ Easier operation at night
√ Turn off app after timer expires switch
√ Glowing timer icon
√ Automatic function to fade tracks out
√ Programmable 24 hour sleep timer
√ Standby mode to save battery life
√ FREE additional tracks and upgrades for life!

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