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.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Porazzo, H., & Crosby, K. (2017). The butterfly's journey: What is autism? an autism awareness children's book. [Place of publication not identified]: La Perle Press.
“The Butterfly's Journey is an engaging and interactive story that explains Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an easy-to-understand manner. This delightful story highlights some of the common traits and challenges for those with autism as it delivers a nurturing message about love, support, friendship, and acceptance.” –publisher
Gallagher, R., Spira, E. G., & Rosenblatt, J. L. (2018). The organized child: An effective program to maximize your kid's potential--in school and in life. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
“This unique resource stands out from other books because it is based on a scientifically tested program that works. Learn how you can teach your 7- to 13-year-old specific skills to:
*Organize school materials and toys
*Improve time management and planning
*Overcome brain "Glitches"--mischievous creatures that trip kids up
*Create and follow effective routines.” –publisher
Gillon, G. T. (2018). Phonological awareness: From research to practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
“Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children's knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners' phonological awareness and effectively supporting those who are struggling (ages 3–17). The book discusses ways to tailor instruction and intervention for a broad range of students, including English language learners (ELLs) and those with reading or language disorders.” –publisher
Toole, J. (2016). How to talk with friends: A step-by-step social skills curriculum for children with autism. [British Columbia, Canada]: Happy Frog Press.
“This hands-on manual is your step-by-step guide to helping your learner build strong conversation skills.
“Weekly social skills lessons emphasize the entire spectrum of skill acquisition, from structured practice to generalization in the natural environment. Lessons are scripted for easy delivery and all required materials are included, making this resource suitable for both parents and professionals.” –publisher
Toole, J. (2017). Conversation skills for kids with autism & Asperger's. [British Columbia, Canada]: Happy Frog Press.
“The Conversation Skills workbook provides step-by-step activities that develop strong communication skills. Students learn how to choose and introduce appropriate topics, add on-topic comments and questions, and show interest with body language and gaze.” –publisher
Toole, J. (2017). Social detective skills for kids with autism & Asperger's. [British Columbia, Canada]: Happy Frog Press.
“This workbook, Social Detective Skills, provides step-by-step activities that develop strong social radar skills so that your learner will be able to determine the social expectations in any situation.” –publisher
Smith, N. N. (2017). Every math learner: A doable approach to teaching with learning differences in mind, grades K-5. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, A SAGE Company.
“Nationally recognized math differentiation expert Nanci Smith debunks the myths surrounding differentiated instruction, revealing a practical approach to real learning differences. Theory-lite and practice-heavy, this book provides a concrete and manageable framework for helping all students know, understand, and even enjoy doing mathematics. Busy K-5 mathematics educators learn to:
*Provide practical structures for assessing how students learn and process mathematical concepts
*Design, implement, manage, and formatively assess and respond to learning in a standards-aligned differentiated classroom; and
*Adjust current instructional materials to better meet students′ needs.” –publisher
Banner, O. (2017). Communicative biocapitalism: The voice of the patient in digital health and the health humanities. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
“Digital health tools are marketed as neutral devices made to help users take responsibility for their health. Yet digital technologies are not neutral; they are developed from an existing set of assumptions about their potential users and contexts for use, and they reflect dominant ideologies of health, dis/ability, gender, and race. Using patient-networking websites, the Quantified Self, and online breast cancer narratives, Communicative Biocapitalism examines the cultural, technological, economic, and rhetorical logics that shape the “voice of the patient” in digital health to identify how cultural understandings and social locations of race, gender, and disability shape whose voices are elicited and how they are interpreted.” –publisher
- Physical Disability
Schaefer, L. M. (2018). Some kids use wheelchairs. North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.
“Some people use wheelchairs to get to and from places. What does that mean? Using simple, engaging text and full-color photos, readers learn why someone would use a wheelchair and what daily life is like for someone who can't walk. This book includes a video, which launches via a 4D app.” –publisher
Mattlin, B. (2018). In sickness and in health: Love, disability, and a quest to understand the perils and pleasures of interabled romance. Boston: Beacon Press.
“Through conversations with more than a dozen other couples of varying abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and orientations, Mattlin sets out to understand whether these pairings are as unusual as onlookers seem to think. Reflecting on his own experience he wonders: How do people balance the stresses of personal-care help with the thrill of romance? Is it possible that the very things that appear to be insurmountable obstacles to a successful relationship—the financial burdens, the physical differences, the added element of an especially uncertain future—could be the building blocks of an enviable level of intimacy and communication that other couples could only dream of?” –publisher
Berger, R. J., & Lorenz, L. S. (2017). Disability and qualitative inquiry: Methods for rethinking an ableist world. Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
“This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly work that supplements their own contributions and covers a variety of qualitative methods: participant observation, interviewing and interview coding, focus groups, autoethnography, life history, narrative analysis, content analysis, and participatory visual methods.” –publisher
Morgan, D. L., & Morgan, R. K. (2009). Single-case research methods for the behavioral and health sciences. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.
“This text introduces readers to the history, epistemology, and strategies of single-case research design. The authors offer concrete information on how to observe, measure, and interpret change in relevant outcome variables and how to design strategies that promote causal inferences.” –publisher
Taylor, H., & Atwood, T. (2018). Exploring feelings: Anxiety training manual: a guide for group leaders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc.
“Consider this your guide to group work success! Written to accompany Exploring Feelings―winner of the 2008 Teacher’s Choice Award―this manual is intended to pass on experience to those working with high-anxiety and ASD individuals in a group setting. Seasoned group leaders have recorded and shared what worked best, what can be tweaked to suit your group, and how to best utilize the tasks and activities in Exploring Feelings through tried-and-true methods. –publisher