Monday, July 28, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Sign2TXT

Sign2TXT is an app designed for individuals are deaf or are otherwise non-verbal and whose primary means of communication is American Sign Language. The app is designed to type the printed word when the tile with the sign representation is tapped. Sign2TXT is compatible the HandCraftEdASL’s curriculum products or as a individual purchase. -iTunes

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Reading-free vocational interest inventory 2

Want to gauge the vocational interests of teens or adult with disabilities? The R-FVII:2 measures the vocational interests of special populations by offering pictures of individuals engaged in different occupations to measure the vocational likes and dislikes of students and adults who have intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, adult with other disadvantages, or those enrolled in alternative or vocational/career training programs. It is appropriate for use by teachers, psychologists, counselors, or other vocational and educational personnel in junior high, senior high, vocational/technical schools, sheltered work centers, and other job training and work placement career centers.
Ages: 13 years through Adult Testing Time: 20 minutes

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Making the library accessible for all: A practical guide for librarians

Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for responding to unique situations. This book is a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to when planning, remediating, or evaluating for accessibility. It has a unique holistic perspective, as well as an emphasis on perceiving people with disabilities as providing resources to meet a common goal rather than as a population to be “served.” -book description

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

This second edition of Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome is a guide for both parents and professionals that features activities and information on transitioning from tricycles to bicycles and tips to address physical problems such as flat feet. It presents a physical therapy treatment plan from birth to six and helps readers teach skills for head control, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, using stairs, running, kicking, jumping, and riding a tricycle.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mobile App Monday - About My Day

About My Day allows caregivers, family members and health-care professionals to make notes about the daily events and experiences of an individual with whom they are working throughout the day. This app is designed to replace paper journals that are often carried in a binder by the individual as a means of sharing information among family and support workers who work with that person.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome

From Woodbine House comes a third edition of Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome. The book highlights how parents can support and encourage their child's speech and language development from birth to age 6 (or when a child can form 2- to 3-word sentences), but parents and teachers will both benefit from learning how to work through characteristic challenges, including hearing loss, intelligibility issues, apraxia (difficulty planning oral-motor movements), or a slower pace of development.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Assessment and student success in a differentiated classroom

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Tomlinson and Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

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