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
Hartman, D., & Brangan, K. (2017). Beating anxiety: What young people on the autism spectrum need to know. London, UK; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“This illustrated book will help you to identify what makes you anxious, and contains heaps of activities to calm your body and mind, stop unhealthy anxiety building up and head off anxious feelings in the future. Did you know that giving your anxiety a silly name (like Dr Dread!) will give you power over it? That pretending you are a jellyfish can make your body feel better? That writing your worries down and jumping on them as hard as you can will help to squash them?
“Ideal for children and young people aged 8 to 14, the ideas in this book will help you feel less stressed at home, at school and with friends, and give you healthy habits and coping techniques to last a lifetime.” -publisher
Jones, D. (2017). Asperger's syndrome: Tips & strategies: For parents/carers, teachers, friends, employers, and for those with Asperger's. [Chichester, Sussex]: ALT Solutions.
“All of the tips and strategies I share are based on what has worked for me personally as someone with Asperger’s, what has worked for me professionally as someone who has worked with autistic people of all ages, and what has worked for parents, carers and other professionals who I have worked with too.” –author
Quill, K. (2017). Do-watch-listen-say: Social and communication intervention for autism spectrum disorders, 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
“Whether you're a professional already or in training to be one, this is the resource you need to address complex social and communication challenges for children with autism from ages 3 to 18. In one comprehensive volume, you'll have everything you need to conduct effective assessment, set goals and objectives for the child, plan interventions that work, ensure generalization of skills, and monitor progress.” –publisher
Wrobel, M. J., & Rothamer, A. (2017). Taking care of myself2: For teenagers and young adults with ASD. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.
“Written for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is also for parents, instructors, therapists to help teens on the autism spectrum. The information is written in an easy to understand manner with simple how-to lists. This book is geared for use in an instructional or home setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD.” –publisher
- Bipolar Disorder
Taylor, W. (2017). I have bipolar, bipolar isn't me. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press.
“This is a journal of my experiences with depression and mania, which I experienced after being diagnosed with bipolar type II. It's the hopelessness and desperation of living with this illness, from thinking of death by suicide to finding a way of healing. I wrote this book in the hope of helping other bipolar sufferers and to educate the general public about the bipolar disorder.” -author
- Cerebral Palsy
Guerrero, E. (2016). I am unique. Tulsa, OK: Yorkshire Publishing.
“I Am Unique is about a girl who was born with cerebral palsy, a motor disorder which causes difficulty in movement and posture. She lives a wonderful life with her parents, siblings, and dog. She began middle school with a new class and realized she was not making friends due to her physical disability. Students in the class would tease her. Her family soon taught her to embrace her disability and to teach her classmates that she is not different for having cerebral palsy, but that she is unique.” -publisher
Miller, F., & Bachrach, S. J. (2017). Cerebral palsy: A complete guide for caregiving, 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
“When their child has cerebral palsy, parents need answers. They seek up-to-date advice they can count on to make sure their child has the best possible health and well-being. For three editions now, a team of experts associated with the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children have shared vital information through this authoritative resource for parents, who will turn to it time and time again as their child grows.
“The new edition is thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest medical thinking, including advances in diagnosis, treatment, and terminology. Every chapter includes new content on topics ranging from genetics to pain, temperature control, palliative care, why growth suppression is sometimes recommended, the Affordable Care Act, and how to make it easier for siblings to cope.” -publisher
- Early Intervention
Holland, M. L., Malmberg, J., & Gimpel, P. G. (2017). Emotional and behavioral problems of young children: Effective interventions in the preschool and kindergarten years, 2nd ed. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
“Presenting interventions that are practical, effective, and easy to implement in educational and clinical settings, this book addresses the most frequently encountered emotional and behavioral problems in 3- to 6-year-olds. Strategies for collaborating with parents are emphasized. Practitioners are taken step by step through assessing and treating conduct problems, anxiety and other internalizing problems, and everyday concerns involving toileting, eating, and sleep. User-friendly features include 36 reproducible parent handouts, assessment forms, and other clinical tools; the print book has a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.” -publisher
Bynum, L., Dandy, T., & Johnson, J. (2017). Cree wins the day! Columbia, SC: The BD Project.
“Cree is a shy, fun loving girl who longs for friends. Cree has been shunned and ignored by her peers because of her occasional outbursts. Even the typical school day is filled with challenges as Cree deals with processing her various emotions. With the help of her school counselor, Cree begins to find comfort within herself and gains the necessary knowledge to succeed in social settings and positively embrace her differences.” -publisher
Karten, T. J. (2017). Navigating the core curriculum: RTI strategies to support every learner. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
“In this practical teachers' guide for responsive instructional interventions, the author identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. You'll deepen your understanding of the three tiers of RTI and gain access to example lesson plans tailored to diverse student skill sets. Learn to monitor student progress and provide responsive instructional interventions with instructional strategies and curriculum resources school staff can apply in their respective roles.” –publisher
- Mental Health
Everly, G. S., & Lating, J. M. (2017). The Johns Hopkins guide to psychological first aid. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
“Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience.” –publisher
Gee, N. R., Fine, A. H., & McCardle, P. D. (2017). How animals help students learn: Research and practice for educators and mental-health professionals. New York, NY: Routledge.
“How Animals Help Students Learn summarizes what we know about the impact of animals in education and synthesizes the thinking of prominent leaders in research and practice. It’s a much-needed resource for mental-health and education professionals interested in incorporating animals in school-based environments, one that evaluates the efficacy of existing programs and helps move the field toward evidence-based practice. Experts from around the world provide concrete examples of how animals have been successfully incorporated into classroom settings to achieve the highest level of benefit while also ensuring the health and welfare of the students and animals involved.” –publisher