Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A time of transition

Wondering about what's going on with the Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community? We are definitely in a time of transition! Here are a few examples:
  • The librarian for the past 11 years, Christina Wray, has accepted a new position in sunny Florida--congratulations again, Christina!
  • Sharon Soto, who has been the Library Branch Coordinator for the last 20 years, will continue to manage the day-to-day functions of the library
  • Due to an internal reorganization at the Institute, the library has dropped its "center" designation and is now simply referred to as "The Library at the IIDC" rather than CeDIR
  • Library services will continue throughout the state and through Indiana University's Interlibrary Loan department
  • Our website, email address, and blog name have changed
Please update our contact information:

The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
1905 N. Range Road
Bloomington, IN 47408

812-855-9396
800-437-7924



Monday, March 20, 2017

Empowering students with hidden disabilities: A path to pride and success


Empowering students with hidden disabilities: A path to pride and success is a 208-page guide to help you empower students with invisible disabilities. It discusses how to help them manage their challenges, accept and advocate for themselves, and reach their goals and dreams. It's loaded with plenty of personal stories and powerful strategies along with teaching tips and interventions.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Writing Workshop Next Week


Are you supporting an individual with executive functioning differences such as autism, learning disability, AD/HD, behavior disorders, etc.? The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is sponsoring a workshop next week on helping educators look at the writing process through the eyes of a student with executive functioning differences.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/i-hate-to-write

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Survey scales: A guide to development, analysis, and reporting


Survey scales: A guide to development, analysis, and reporting is a 269-page guide for those who need to develop closed-response survey scales. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a graduate student, this book will help guide you through conducting and using surveys in your project. It features end-of-chapter exercises with sample solutions, "Not This/But This" examples of survey items, chapter-opening overviews and within-chapter summaries, and more.

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Teaching math to people with Down syndrome, and other hands-on learners


Teaching math to people with Down syndrome, and other hands-on learners: Strategies and materials is a 372-page text written by a retired educator who is a former instructor of special education and speech, language, and communication. This second edition is a straightforward guide to teaching both children and adults with down syndrome or other developmental disabilities real-world mathematics such as keeping score in a game, counting money, and telling time. The book offers hands-on practice with concrete and practical strategies to teach recognition and number writing, time and measurement, fractions, and more!

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Library Hours for Spring Break


The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community will be open from Monday through Wednesday next week. We will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday for a shortened spring break.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Characteristics of Individuals with Autism



A new article has been published by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. The article discusses five different types of characteristics that folks on the spectrum could manifest that impacts their daily lives. The article begins, "While individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unique as anyone else, some common global characteristics exist within the population. These characteristics vary in intensity, degree, and amount, and manifest differently from person to person and over time."

Want to read the entire article? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/characteristics

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What's New

Wow! March the 1st certainly held up to the old adage, "in like a lion," didn't it? And spring is definitely rearing its lovely head with the grasses that are greening up and new shoots sprouting. It makes me want to take a book out to the back yard and read in the warm sunshine.

Before we get too far into March, though, let's first take a look back at the new materials that came in to the library last month. We received several titles around the education of children and adults with disabilities, one on autism, and a few that might make doing some research a bit easier.

For a look at the complete list, please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/whats-new

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A fond farewell

It is with sadness that today we say goodbye to our librarian, Christina Wray. Christina has been our Librarian for almost eleven years now, but the call of the warmer weather has proven to be too strong to overcome. She has accepted a position at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where adventure and plenty of sailing days await her and her family.

Good luck to you, Christina. We will miss you!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Research basics: Design to data analysis in six steps


Research basics: Design to data analysis in six steps is a 424-page guide for beginning researchers to learn how to develop a research question and then follow through to answering it. The author has devised a six-step model to help this process and breaks down each step into manageable pieces. The book includes unique features such as question-method match, data type-analytical tool match, and ethical theory-practice match to help students of the subject decipher this challenging process.

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 Summer Camps

It's still only February, but believe it or not, summer will be here before you know it! The kids only have three months before school ends here in Bloomington. So to help all those parents out who need to find programs for their kids with disabilities, the folks at IRCA have compiled their annual list of summer camps and programs in Indiana and the surrounding areas. The list contains camps or programs that specifically serve kids with disabilities or include them.

Take a look at the complete list at:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu//index.php?pageId=summer-camps-and-programs

Friday, February 17, 2017

Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators


Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators is a 360-page introduction to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The book offers a close look at action research, its methods, and procedures necessary for teachers to perform it. The author discusses the importance of conducting action research as well as its applications. A detailed description of the process is examined along with a discussion of what to do with the results.

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Asperger parent: How to raise a child with Asperger syndrome and maintain your sense of humor


The Asperger parent: How to raise a child with Asperger syndrome and maintain your sense of humor is a 260-page book for parents and guardians raising children with Asperger syndrome. In an easy-to-read style, the author shares valuable information and support to other parents who are going through a roller coaster of emotions, particularly parents whose children have a new diagnosis.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whole child reading: A quick-start guide to teaching students with down syndrome and other developmental delays


Whole child reading: A quick-start guide to teaching students with down syndrome and other developmental delays is a 186-page guide to teaching reading that can be used by educators and parents alike. The author, a mom of an adult son with Down syndrome, offers simple strategies to use with beginning or struggling readers such as using homemade flash cards or "sandwiching" fun reading activities with those that may be difficult for the reader. She emphasizes using books that provide an intense interest for the reader along with learning sight words for content before learning phoentics.

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, 2017

Incidence of Autism in Indiana

Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has updated an article discussing the incidence of autism of Indiana. In the article, she explains where the figures come from and why they are presented that way. She also highlights the cost of caring for a child on the spectrum.

To read the entire article, please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/incidence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-indiana

Friday, February 10, 2017

Treatment fidelity in studies of educational intervention


Treatment fidelity in studies of educational intervention from Routledge is a 160-page guide for scholars, professionals, and graduate students interested in school-based intervention. The book offers strategies for combining fidelity-related data with other data types to evaluate a program’s impact in schools and other educational settings. It includes recommendations for current practices, case studies, and technical reports on studies that measure and model fidelity.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nonverbal learning disabilities


Nonverbal learning disabilities is a 202-page book that offers up-to-date information on nonverbal learning disabilities. Helpful for graduate students, researchers, and other professionals, this book offers strategies for helping school-age children and their families address the challenges they face both inside and out of the classroom environment. Case studies are included.

Interested? 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 8, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities in Linton from ASK



A Life with Stress, Balance and a Plan
February 27, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parents of children with special needs live with added emotional, medical, social and financial challenges. These extenuating circumstances can often lead to feelings of loneliness, depression, marital and family problems and health issues. This training will focus on identifying types of stressors, identify coping mechanisms and providing ways to incorporate them into everyday life, and the importance of good communication.
Register for this training at:
http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/training/training-calendar/a-life-with-stress,-balance-and-a-plan-linton/

Roadmap to Special Education:  Laws and Process
March 9, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This training, combining the Article 7 and IEP training, is an all day training that offers basic information about special education laws and regulations for Indiana children ages 3-21. In addition, this training provides information on how to prepare for a case conference and write an IEP. This training is a great opportunity for family members and professionals who advocate for children with a disability or serious chronic illness.

Register at:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Developing a mixed methods proposal: A practical guide for beginning researchers


Developing a mixed methods proposal: A practical guide for beginning researchers is a 288-page textbook from SAGE publications for those who may be new to research. Written by professors in educational psychology, the book combines descriptions of each component of a proposal with elements of the steps involved, the book offers real-world examples and a complete sample proposal.

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Disability Awareness Month 2017


Looking for materials to help you with next month's Disability Awareness campaign? The Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities is offering posters, bookmarks and stickers that can help you with your event. You'll also find a library of resources to help make your event a success.

Order your kit now at www.IndianaDisabilityAwareness.org.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What's New

Wondering what's new in the library lately? Well, you're in luck! Each month, we take a quick look back at the new titles that came in last month and offer them to you to check out. From titles on autism to parenting to transition, take a look at the list at:

https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/whats-new

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mobile App Monday - TapTapSee


TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives and become more independent. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on).

Want to know more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id567635020

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Effective data visualization: The right chart for the right data


Effective data visualization: The right chart for the right data is a 264-page guide to  using Microsoft Excel to communicate data to make the biggest impact for readers. Through charts, slides, graphs, maps and more, the author offers advice on choosing which type of data works well with which visual piece and how to create them. The book is useful for both students and current researchers.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Handbook of preschool mental health: Development, disorders, and treatment


Handbook of preschool mental health: Development, disorders, and treatment is a guide to exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds. Edited by a professor of psychiatry, this updated edition contains:
*Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest research and empirically supported treatments.
*Heightened focus on brain development and the neural correlates of disorders.
*Section on risk and resilience, including chapters on sensitive periods of development and the early environment.
*Chapters on parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, attachment-based therapies, and translational approaches to early intervention.

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mobile App Monday - iTriage


iTriage is a medical app whose content is reviewed by Harvard Medical School. It allows users to check their symptoms and find physicians and facilities that treat them. It even lets you check in at select hospitals.

For more information about this app, please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id304696939

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Modern Web Accessibility - Revisiting Fundamentals and Looking at New Challenges

Tomorrow, the Great Lakes ADA Center will host another webinar in their Accessible Technology Webinar Series. This session will feature Jared Smith from WebAIM on web accessibility.

The webinar will be both a refresher on tried and true accessibility techniques as well as a fresh look at web accessibility challenges facing today’s web design requirements. While awareness of web accessibility is increasing, it can often be an overwhelming thing to implement.

The presenter, Jared Smith from WebAIM, will provide an overview of web accessibility with specific things that you can begin to implement today. It will also provide an overview of tools and resources for evaluating your site's current accessibility.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 Eastern time. This webinar is free but interested individuals must register to participate.

To register, please visit:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ADA Legal Webinar Series

The Great Lakes ADA Center, on behalf of the ADA National Network, will host a new session in their ADA Legal Webinar Series. In this webinar, attorneys Barry Taylor and Rachel Weisberg will review the top ADA cases of 2016.

Courts across the country decided a number of significant ADA cases in 2016, and this session will provide an in-depth review of the top ADA cases from the past year. In addition to reviewing the specific facts and ruling in each case, there will also be a discussion of the impact these cases may have on future ADA litigation. This webinar will cover a wide variety of ADA issues under Titles I, II and III. Start the New Year off right with a better understanding of the most important ADA cases decided in 2016!

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. eastern time. The webinar is free but registration is required to participate.

To register, please visit:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/schedule

Friday, January 13, 2017

Library Holiday Hours

MLKDay

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quality indicators for assistive technology: A comprehensive guide to assistive technology services


Quality indicators for assistive technology: A comprehensive guide to assistive technology services is a 301-page guide for assessing children's needs and choosing and implementing the right technologies and services for them. Written by a team of education specialists, this book offers help in training education professionals on how to optimize learning.

With examples and case studies found throughout, each chapter begins with a few key points to consider and end with a summary and suggested activities to continue the learning. In-depth exploration of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) is covered including the matrix broken down step-by-step.

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