Thursday, May 5, 2016

The behavior code: A practical guide to understanding and teaching the most challenging students


"Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.

"The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources." -publisher

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Video game could help diagnose dementia

According to an article found on CNN Health, a video game could help diagnose dementia. A team of scientists want "at least 100,000 people to play the game by the end of 2016 to provide the ideal range of data needed to provide this missing information. Data will be anonymous and only available to researchers at UCL."

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What's new?

Wondering what's new in the library? Each month, we take a moment to look back at the new items that arrived in the library the previous month. From biographies to accessibility to social skills, check out the new titles at:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mobile App Monday - Working4

"Everybody likes a visual reinforcement system. Using this app, you can let someone know what he’s working for, how much work he needs to do, and how close he is to earning a reward for that work. You can use this for lessons in school, chores at home, getting your children to eat their vegetables, and much more!" -iTunes

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Raising your spirited child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic

"In Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D, offers ALL parents a glimpse into what makes their children behave the way they do. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, this invaluable guide offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times." -publisher

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals

"Throughout Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome, the author suggests ways to incorporate fine motor skill development opportunities into as many day-to-day activities as possible, recognizing how impractical it is to constantly be in therapy mode with a child. Suggestions for gift ideas are offered in Grandma's and Grandpa's lists at the end of each chapter.

"With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults." -publisher

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Art of Aging Workshop

The Art of Aging:
Life Enrichment Through the Arts

Saturday, May 21, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Indiana Memorial Union on the IU-Bloomington campus

As part of the 2016 Creative Aging Festival to be held next month in Bloomington, the Institute’s Center on Aging and Community will sponsor a one-day workshop focusing on best practices for engaging older adults in creative, arts-related enrichment activities.

Artists in all genres including activities directors, direct care workers, nurses, and administrators in long-term care, senior housing managers and personnel, social services professionals, volunteers, and students in gerontology should plan to attend.

For more information and to register, please visit: