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.
- Assistive Technology
Alper, M. (2017). Giving voice: Mobile communication, disability, and inequality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
“In Giving Voice, Meryl Alper explores the assumption [about technology giving voice to the voiceless] by looking closely at one such case -- the use of the Apple iPad and mobile app Proloquo2Go, which converts icons and text into synthetic speech, by children with disabilities (including autism and cerebral palsy) and their families. She finds that despite claims to empowerment, the hardware and software are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities. Views of technology as a great equalizer, she illustrates, rarely account for all the ways that culture, law, policy, and even technology itself can reinforce disparity, particularly for those with disabilities.” -publisher
Shaul, J. (2017). ASD and me picture book. London, UK; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
This 96-page book is written for kids ages 7-14 on the autism spectrum who are interested in learning more about themselves, their strengths, and what they need to work on. “The book explores a range of common difficulties, including communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and executive functioning, encouraging children to explore their personal challenges and abilities in an engaging and positive way.” -publisher
- Mental Health
Abblett, M., & Willard, C. (2017). Helping your angry teen: How to reduce anger and build connection using mindfulness and positive psychology. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
“Written by a psychologist and teen expert, this book offers techniques based in mindfulness, compassion, and positive psychology to help you face the challenges that parenting an angry teen presents. You’ll discover the clinical and psychological underlying conditions that can contribute to teen anger, skills for improving communication, and mindfulness tips for staying calm yourself. In addition, you’ll learn skills for reestablishing a compassionate and connected relationship.” -publisher
Burdick, D. E. (2017). Mindfulness for teens with ADHD: A skill-building workbook to help you focus & succeed. Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
This 152-page guide is written by licensed clinical social worker and board-certified neurotherapist and offers teens “fast, easy mindfulness skills to help [them] successfully navigate all the areas of life, including making good choices, completing tasks, increasing academic success, excelling at sports, driving safely, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and more.” -publisher
Corso, D., & Galen, G. (2017). Stronger than BPD: The girl's guide to taking control of intense emotions, drama & chaos using DBT. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
“Written by a BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] survivor and advocate, Stronger than BPD offers practical, evidence-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to help you manage the intense emotions and negative self-image that can occur with BPD. This easy-to-use guide helps you apply the fundamental components of DBT—such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness—to everyday situations that can trigger your symptoms. And through personal examples and real-life stories, you’ll see how others have put these skills to work in their own lives to get relief. You’ll even learn how social media can help you heal!” –publisher
Wester, K. L., & Trepal, H. C. (2017). Non-suicidal self-injury: Wellness perspectives on behaviors, symptoms, and diagnosis. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
“Grounded in a wellness, strengths-based, and developmental perspective, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury is the ideal guide for counselors and other clinicians seeking to understand self-injurious behaviors without pathologizing them. The book covers topics not previously discussed in other works, including working with families, supervising counselors working with clients who self-injure, DSM-5 criteria regarding the NSSI diagnosis, NSSI as a protective factor for preventing suicidal behavior, and advocacy efforts around NSSI.” –publisher
- Research Tools
Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2016). The literature review: Six steps to success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
“The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: a flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process; reflective oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities; links to online guides and resources and more.” -publisher
- Social Skills
Timmins, S. (2017). Successful social stories for school and college students. London, UK; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“Following on from her book on writing Social Stories™ for young children, this book on the next age group up includes 160 illustrations and clear examples based on the author's own experiences of raising a son with autism. She explains how to identify the underlying issues, and articulate the key ideas so that young learners can find connections between Stories to build a greater understanding of relationships, the adult world and their own identity. The book is an invaluable guide to creating bridges between young people and the parts of life they find most difficult.” –publisher
- Transition To College
Wilson, M. A. (2017). Debut of diversity. Lenexa, KS: AAPC Publishing.
“The transition from high school to college can be challenging, especially for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Debut of Diversity seeks to ease this transition from both sides, the student and the institution, in order to ensure success. The author looks beyond plain statistics and traditional approaches to personalize the experience for each student, and also provides helpful information that can be used by all young adults starting college for the first time, on such topics as how to talk to your professor, set up appointments with administration, and manage your time efficiently.” -publisher