Wondering what’s new in the Library? Each month, we take a look back at the previous month to see what new items were received and placed in the collection. Just click on the topic headings to see the list of items.
- Early Childhood
Roggman, L. A., Boyce, L. K., & Innocenti, M. S. (2008). Developmental parenting: A guide for early childhood practitioners. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
“This how-to guidebook includes all the support early childhood professionals need to facilitate developmental parenting effectively. Program directors will get step-by-step guidance on supervising and evaluating the program, and professionals who work directly with parents will get easy-to-implement strategies, case studies of successful interactions, and tips and advice from other practitioners.
“With this research-based and reader-friendly book, early childhood professionals will learn to put parents in charge of guiding their child's development—resulting in strong parent-child bonds, healthy families, and improved school readiness.” –publisher
- Executive Function
Kennedy, M. R. T., & Sohlberg, M. K. M. (2017). Coaching college students with executive function problems. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
“Although executive function difficulties are often addressed in school-age children, there are few resources showing professionals how to help these individuals when they are older. This book presents a dynamic coaching model that helps college students become self-regulated learners by improving their goal-setting, planning, time management, and organizational skills. Ideal for use with students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, and other challenges, Mary R. T. Kennedy's approach incorporates motivational interviewing and emphasizes practical problem solving.” –publisher
- Learning Disabilities
Siegel, L. M., & Nolo (Firm). (2017). Nolo's IEP guide: Learning disabilities. Berkeley, CA: Nolo.
“Many children have learning disabilities―and it’s up to parents and schools to work together to ensure that each child’s unique educational needs are met. But what if the school disagrees with your goals for your child? You are at a disadvantage if you don’t know the law… Written by an expert who’s fought for kids for many years, the 7th edition covers two key Supreme Court decisions and new developments in special ed vouchers, and provides the forms, sample letters, resources, and encouragement you need.” –publisher
West, T. G. (2017). Seeing what others cannot see: The hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
“For over 25 years, Thomas G. West has been a leading advocate for the importance of visual thinking, visual technologies and the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this new book, he investigates how different kinds of brains and different ways of thinking can help to make discoveries and solve problems in innovative and unexpected ways. West focuses on what he has learned over the years from a group of extraordinarily creative, intelligent, and interesting people -- those with dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, and other different ways of thinking, learning, and working.” –publisher
- Mental Health
Braun, A., & Adler, C. (2015). The promise of a pencil: How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change. New York, NY: Scribner.
“The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world—and the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life… The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn their biggest ambitions into reality. If you feel restless and ready for transition, if you are seeking direction and purpose, this critically acclaimed bestseller is for you. Driven by inspiring stories and shareable insights, this is the book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling.” –publisher
Dikel, W. (2014). The teacher's guide to student mental health. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.
“By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general education and special education teachers have additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? Here, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, who serves as a consultant to school districts nationwide, answers the call with a comprehensive, teacher-focused guide to student mental health. From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn.” –publisher
Macklem, G. L. (2014). Preventive mental health at school: Evidence-based services for students. New York, NY: Springer.
“Preventive Mental Health at School gives school-based practitioners and researchers an accessible, nuanced guide to implementing and improving real-world proactive programs and replacing outmoded service models. Based firmly in systems thinking and an ecological-public health approach, the book outlines the skills needed for choosing evidence-based interventions that are appropriate for all students, and for coordinating prevention efforts among staff, educators, and administration.” –publisher
Siegel, D. J. (2015). Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain. New York, NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group.
“Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.” –publisher
Sporleder, J., & Forbes, H. T. (2016). The trauma-informed school: A step-by-step implementation guide for administrators and school personnel. Boulder, CO: Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC.
“The Trauma-Informed School is an all-inclusive guide designed to give school administrators of any school (elementary, middle or high school), step-by-step instructions of how to turn a school of any size into a trauma-informed school. With over 250 pages of content, this guide gives you the protocols you need along with a link to download all the documents needed for a successful implementation.” –publisher
Van der Kolk, B. A. (2015). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York, New York, NY: Penguin Books.
“Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.” –publisher
- Research Tools
Coe, R., Waring, M., Hedges, L. V., & Arthur, J. (2017). Research methods and methodologies in education. London: SAGE Publication Ltd.
“In order to carry out high-quality educational research, every aspect of the process needs careful consideration. This all-encompassing textbook gives a considered overview of principles that underpin research, key qualitative and quantitative methods for research design, data collection, and analysis.” –publisher
Durlak, J. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Weissberg, R. P., & Gullotta, T. P. (2017). Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
“The burgeoning multidisciplinary field of social and emotional learning (SEL) now has a comprehensive and definitive handbook covering all aspects of research, practice, and policy. The prominent editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. Conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL are explored and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success and mental health examined. Issues in implementing and assessing SEL programs in diverse educational settings are analyzed in depth, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.” –publisher