Thursday, May 28, 2015

Applied qualitative research design: A total quality framework approach

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Applied qualitative research design: A total quality framework approach provides a comprehensive framework for creating, managing, and interpreting qualitative research studies that yield valid and useful information. Examples of studies from a wide range of disciplines illustrate the strengths, limitations, and applications of the primary qualitative methods: in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, ethnography, content analysis, and case study and narrative research.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Community Arts Classes: Arts for All Abilities

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Very Special Arts Indiana (VSAI) is enrolling now for our Community Arts Classes for all ages and abilities! Classes start June 1st and a few spaces are left on Wednesdays (4:00-5:30 pm) or Saturdays (10:30 am-noon).  Each class includes a clay and 2-D visual arts activity. Tuition is on a sliding scale, starting at $20/8-week session.

Visit the website or call 317-974-4123 to enroll.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dolls with disabilities

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A British toy maker is now making dolls that look just like their owners--disabilities and all. Makie has so far made dolls that use hearing aids, a cane, and one that has a facial birthmark. And according to their blog, they're now working on making a wheelchair.

The dolls ship from the U.K. to the U.S. and all over the world. Check it out at:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Holiday hours

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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, CeDIR will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 22nd and will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 26th.

Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New early childhood newsletter

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The Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has created a newsletter that will be offered on a quarterly basis. The newsletter will be "focusing on current research and best practices for Early Childhood professionals and settings to inform practices in the state of Indiana."

To sign up for email notices of this newsletter, please visit:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Family-centered Early Intervention

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Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, Family-centered Early Intervention gathers more than a dozen expert contributors with proven expertise in helping children who have or are at risk for developmental delays. Early interventionists will learn recommended practices for family-centered, evidence-based intervention and team collaboration, knowledge they'll use for the rest of their careers to ensure the best possible outcomes for infants and young children. -book description

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Music therapy handbook

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Looking for some help with music therapy? Music Therapy Handbook has plenty of case material and provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its role in medical settings.

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