Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How the special needs brain learns


How the special needs brain learns, now in its 3rd edition, "addresses the causes of common learning disabilities and provides alternative instructional strategies to ensure learning occurs. Discover cutting-edge brain research to help you:

  • Effectively instruct students with ADHD, LD, dyslexia, autism, and more
  • Utilize assistive technologies to remove barriers to learning
  • Differentiate instruction in speech, reading, writing, and mathematics" -publisher
Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Arts for All Fest

Arts for All Fest is a FREE family-friendly event, designed to ensure access for people of all ages and abilities. During this midweek festival, attendees will enjoy a menu of arts activities including drumming, yoga, clay, collage, and more! A resource fair, dinner, and door prizes are also part of the fun!

When: Wednesday, July 20th, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: ArtMix Studios & Gallery (inside the Harrison Center)
1505 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tickets are free, but registration is required.
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecqiojxzb77302e4&oseq=&c=&ch=

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mobile App Monday - SkyView® Free - Explore the Universe


"You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys." -iTunes

Great for all ages and abilities!

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id413936865

Friday, June 24, 2016

The survival guide for new special education teachers


"Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and individual professional development." -publisher

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities


Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities "provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living." -publisher

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, June 22, 2016

Using technology to engage students with learning disabilities


Using technology to engage students with learning disabilities is a short 47-page nod to using today’s technology with students who might benefit from it greatly—those with learning disabilities. The book covers why technology, particularly mobile apps with today’s increasing use of iPads in the classroom, can be great tools for students with learning disabilities and suggests some specific apps found to be most useful. It highlights ways text to speech works for reading disabilities and offers websites and mobile apps suggestions for mathematics disabilities.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Special educational needs: A guide for inclusive practice


Special educational needs: A guide for inclusive practice "is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs. Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice." -publisher

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