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
Musgrave, F., & Morrell, C. (2017). The Asperger teen's toolkit. London; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“With minimal text and fun, comic book style graphics, this is a treasure trove of information for young people with Asperger Syndrome and their carers. Exploring the science of how the human mind works, it gives handy tips on how to cope with all elements of the adult world, including responsibilities, health, sex and relationships.” –publisher
Rawlins, A. (2017). Is it ok to ask questions about autism? London; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“Based on the research of ongoing autism awareness workshops in schools, this book contains the most common questions asked by children about the subject. As well as detailed questions and answers from real children, the chapters contain useful tips for teachers and parents about how to engage with the topic of autism in a school environment and at home. Designed for children aged 5-11 with easy language and fun illustrations, there is also advice for adults on how to facilitate a safe and open conversation with their children.” –publisher
Timmins, S. (2017). Developing resilience in young people with autism using social storiesTM. London; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“Based on Carol Gray's highly effective Social Stories™ model, this new guide shows how to help individuals with autism deal with challenges specific to them, and how to bounce back from the negative experiences that they encounter. This book is an invaluable guide for learning to create personalised Social Stories™ that can be used to develop resilience in people with autism and help them to cope better with adversity.” –publisher
- Disability Awareness
Pettiford, R. (2017). Habilidades diferentes. Minneapolis, MN: Jump!
“In Habilidades Diferentes, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the variety of abilities people have. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting.” –publisher
- Down Syndrome
Mazzariol, G., & Palma, C. (2017). Mi hermano persigue dinosaurios: La historia de Gio, un niño con un cromosoma de más. [Spain]: Nube de Tinta; Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.
This 208-page book, in Spanish translated from Italian, is a coming-of-age story about a boy and his little brother who has Down syndrome.
- Mental Health
Craig, S. E. (2008). Reaching and teaching children who hurt: Strategies for your classroom. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing.
“[This] practical, strategy-filled book… shows educators how to reach and teach students exposed to trauma. Through clear and readable explanations of current research and enlightening vignettes, educators will understand how violence and other forms of trauma affect the key elements of a child's school and social success, including behavior, attention, memory, and language.” –publisher
Craig, S. E., & Sporleder, J. (2017). Trauma-sensitive schools for the adolescent years: Promoting resiliency and healing, grades 6-12. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
“In this follow-up to her bestseller, Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Susan Craig provides secondary school teachers and administrators with practical ideas for how to improve students’ achievement by implementing a trauma-sensitive approach to instruction.” –publisher
Perry, B. D., & Szalavitz, M. (2017). The boy who was raised as a dog: And other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook: What traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing. New York, NY: Basic Books.
“How does trauma affect a child's mind—and how can that mind recover? In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing, can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.” –publisher
- Selective Mutism
Johnson, M. (2016). The selective mutism resource manual, 2nd ed. Speechmark Publishing Ltd.
“Now in its second edition and including new material for adolescents and adults, The Selective Mutism Resource Manual 2e provides:
-an up-to-date summary of literature and theory to deepen your understanding of selective mutism
-a wealth of ideas on assessment and management in home, school and community settings so that its relevance extends far beyond clinical practice
-a huge range of printable online handouts and other resources
-case studies and personal stories to illustrate symptoms and demonstrate the importance of tailored interventions.
“This book is essential reading for people who have selective mutism as well as for the clinicians, therapists, educators, caseworkers and families who support them.” –publisher
- Social Skills
Jordan, P. J. (2017). How to start, carry on and end conversations: Scripts for social situations for people on the autism spectrum. London; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“In this book, Paul Jordan, who is on the autism spectrum, explains how to make sense of everyday social situations you might encounter at school, university or in other group settings. He reveals how, with the use of just 65 simple words, it is possible to create 'scripts for thinking' that break conversations down into small chunks and help you to think of what to say, whether you are speaking to a fellow student, starting a conversation with a new friend, calling out bullies or answering a teacher's question.” –publisher
Kelly, A. (2018). Talkabout for children: Developing friendship skills. New York, NY: Routledge.
“Talkabout for Children: Developing Friendship Skills is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. This resource creates the final level of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last.
“This second edition is presented with full-colour illustrations and handouts, and includes a new introduction by Alex Kelly reflecting on her own experiences of using the resources since they were first developed.” –publisher
Ostovar, R., & DiVittore, K. (2017). 5 things you need to know about social skills coaching: Your guide to better communication skills in the modern world. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc.
“Social language is much like any other language, and social language skills are like any other skills; they can be learned and improved with practice. If we think about the skills required for any sport, we know right away that the role of the coach is critical. The same is true for social language, the difference is that being coached on our social skills is new to us. This quick guide covers what social coaching is and how social skills coaching can be beneficial for anyone and lead them to a more fulfilling life.” –publisher