Friday, February 17, 2017

Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators


Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators is a 360-page introduction to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The book offers a close look at action research, its methods, and procedures necessary for teachers to perform it. The author discusses the importance of conducting action research as well as its applications. A detailed description of the process is examined along with a discussion of what to do with the results.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Asperger parent: How to raise a child with Asperger syndrome and maintain your sense of humor


The Asperger parent: How to raise a child with Asperger syndrome and maintain your sense of humor is a 260-page book for parents and guardians raising children with Asperger syndrome. In an easy-to-read style, the author shares valuable information and support to other parents who are going through a roller coaster of emotions, particularly parents whose children have a new diagnosis.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whole child reading: A quick-start guide to teaching students with down syndrome and other developmental delays


Whole child reading: A quick-start guide to teaching students with down syndrome and other developmental delays is a 186-page guide to teaching reading that can be used by educators and parents alike. The author, a mom of an adult son with Down syndrome, offers simple strategies to use with beginning or struggling readers such as using homemade flash cards or "sandwiching" fun reading activities with those that may be difficult for the reader. She emphasizes using books that provide an intense interest for the reader along with learning sight words for content before learning phoentics.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Incidence of Autism in Indiana

Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has updated an article discussing the incidence of autism of Indiana. In the article, she explains where the figures come from and why they are presented that way. She also highlights the cost of caring for a child on the spectrum.

To read the entire article, please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/incidence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-indiana

Friday, February 10, 2017

Treatment fidelity in studies of educational intervention


Treatment fidelity in studies of educational intervention from Routledge is a 160-page guide for scholars, professionals, and graduate students interested in school-based intervention. The book offers strategies for combining fidelity-related data with other data types to evaluate a program’s impact in schools and other educational settings. It includes recommendations for current practices, case studies, and technical reports on studies that measure and model fidelity.

Interested in checking it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nonverbal learning disabilities


Nonverbal learning disabilities is a 202-page book that offers up-to-date information on nonverbal learning disabilities. Helpful for graduate students, researchers, and other professionals, this book offers strategies for helping school-age children and their families address the challenges they face both inside and out of the classroom environment. Case studies are included.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities in Linton from ASK



A Life with Stress, Balance and a Plan
February 27, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parents of children with special needs live with added emotional, medical, social and financial challenges. These extenuating circumstances can often lead to feelings of loneliness, depression, marital and family problems and health issues. This training will focus on identifying types of stressors, identify coping mechanisms and providing ways to incorporate them into everyday life, and the importance of good communication.
Register for this training at:
http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/training/training-calendar/a-life-with-stress,-balance-and-a-plan-linton/

Roadmap to Special Education:  Laws and Process
March 9, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This training, combining the Article 7 and IEP training, is an all day training that offers basic information about special education laws and regulations for Indiana children ages 3-21. In addition, this training provides information on how to prepare for a case conference and write an IEP. This training is a great opportunity for family members and professionals who advocate for children with a disability or serious chronic illness.

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