Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New insight into ADHD

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According to an article on NPR's Shots, scientists have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The article states,

"Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. Now researchers making use of data collected as part of something called the ADHD-200 Initiative (similar to the Human Connectome Project) have found that the growth of connections within and between key brain networks in children with ADHD lags behind what happens in other kids the same age."

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Fit Brains Trainer

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Fit Brains Trainer has more than 360 games and unique training sessions that are designed to enhance memory, processing speed, concentration, problem solving and visual brain skills. The Fit Brains Index uses an innovative adaptive learning system to scale and measures cognitive performances across 5 major brain areas. Use personalized tools to track and improve training, and compare results with other people of the same age and gender.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Library Closed Tomorrow

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Just a reminder that the library will be closed tomorrow, September 12th, for a staff training.

We will be back open on Monday, September 15th, at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Family Caregivers Education Series

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Indiana University Health will host a free two-day workshop on Saturday, September 27th and Saturday, October 11, 2014 focusing on caring for the seniors in your life. Both sessions will be held at the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.

Workshop topics will address:

What it means to be a caregiver;
Changing relationships in Alzheimer’s;
Communication/behaviors in Alzheimer’s;
End of life issues;
Home safety/mobility;
Dietary needs for older adults;
Resources in our Community: Where to go for help;
Having difficult conversations; and
Legal issues to consider.

Respite care will be provided. To register, contact Mary Boutain at (812) 876-3383, Ext. 505 or e-mail mboutain@area10agency.org. The deadline to register is Monday, September 22, 2014.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Softening: Loving a Child with Special Needs

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In Softening: Loving a Child with Special Needs, filmmaker Kelly O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in Softening, a lyrical cinematic diary O’Brien created to celebrate her son’s inherent beauty and the joy he brings to his family’s life. His big sister’s vast affection and his father’s poignant observation that all Teddy’s physical limitations fall away when he dreams help to dispel the fear and discomfort often surrounding the topic of disability. In leaving out the grittier details of Teddy’s daily regimen to focus on the moments of intimacy and play, the film also documents O’Brien’s gradual process of opening up emotionally—her softening—about her son’s difficult diagnosis.

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Library Closed Friday

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The library will be closed on Friday, September 12th for a staff training. We will re-open at 8:00 am on Monday, September 15th.

Friday, September 5, 2014

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This new edition of The Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, first published in 2004, has been completely reworked and refreshed by a new editorial team led by Philip Garner. A thorough revision of existing content, together with new material, bring the volume firmly up-to-date, and offers guidance and recommendations for future research and practice.

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