New Additions to ECI Collection-2015



47 strings: Tessa’s special code. Becky Carey, 2012. Book. (WS 107 C273 2012 ECI).
The book describes some of the challenges baby Tessa’s Down syndrome diagnosis might bring while never losing focus on the message that a family’s love is the same for everyone.

ACE study: the adverse childhood experiences study: background, findings, and paradigm shift. 21 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0697)
David F. Williamson, PhD, Vincent J. Felitti, MD, Robert F. Anda, MD, MS and Frank W. Putnam, MD speak about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study). The ACE Study examines the mechanisms by which adverse childhood experiences influence health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Viewers can access a power point presentation, an ACE questionnaire, biographies of the presenters, and additional interviews through the disc menu.

Animal fun for everyone! Marjorie W. Pitzer, 2013. Book. (WS 107 P681a 2013 ECI).
Includes photographs of young children with Down syndrome playing with animals.

Assessment and treatment of childhood stuttering. 215 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0647)
Edward G, Conture, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, discusses assessment and treatment of preschool age children who stutter. He discusses theoretical and clinical approaches to this population, with supporting data that is based on over 30 years of clinical and research experience with preschool and early school-age children. Specific attention is paid to emotional and speech-language contributions to early stuttering. Several case studies are presented

Autism spectrum disorders and stuttering. 120 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0648)
Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, summarizes the literature pertaining to disfluency in autism, and provides basic principles to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning. A case study, demonstrating effective treatment for final part-word repetitions, highlights a problem-solving approach to clinical management, using both learning style in autism and strategies from traditional fluency therapies.

Bringing ABA to home, school, and play for young children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. Debra Leach, 2012. Book. (WM 203.5 L434 2012 ECI).
Ideal for use with children birth to five, this guidebook combines ABA with natural environment intervention, the widely used, research-supported approach to meeting the needs of children with disabilities. You will learn the fundamental principles and research behind ABA and natural environment intervention, and you will get a framework for conducting effective assessment of behavior, skills, routines, and caregiver priorities; setting meaningful goals that increase the child’s active participation in routines; addressing the goals with tailored ABA teaching procedures; creating powerful intervention plans that support children in specific developmental domains and routines; selecting an appropriate data collection method; monitoring progress toward goals and making adjustments as needed; ensuring consistent implementation of ABA interventions; and coaching other professionals and caregivers in the ABA approach.

The common sense guide to your child’s special needs: when to worry, when to wait, what to do. Louis Pellegrino, 2012. Book. (LC 3969 P45 2012 ECI).
This book responds to the needs of parents who don’t have a diagnosis yet or want to explore challenges common across disabilities. Dr. Pellegrino offers guidance on what it means and what to do next when a child struggles with speech and language development; motor skills development; daily living skills; social skills; behavioral control and attention; learning and cognitive development; vision, hearing, and sensory processing; and special medical issues.

Early language and your toddler. 71 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0686)
This presentation is part of the Brain to five lecture series that was given on March 5, 2008. Susan Ellis Weismer, a professor of communicative disorders, takes parents and caregivers through the stages of child language development. Weismer also shares comparisons among typically developing children, late talkers, and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. She discusses the early identification of language learning difficulties and delays.

Engaging young learners with special needs (English/Spanish)(closed captioned). 98 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0656)
This program demonstrates how active learning principles, the learning environment, daily routine, and team planning help teachers individualize experiences for all young learners. This approach is shown during the daily routine. Viewers also learn how to work toward IEP (individualized education program) goals during meaningful everyday activities.

Essential first steps for parents of children with autism: helping the littlest learners. Lara Delmolino, 2013. Book (WM 203.5 D359 2013 ECI).
When autism is diagnosed or suspected in young children, overwhelmed parents wonder where to turn and how to begin helping their child. This book helps to eliminate the confusion and guesswork by outlining the steps parents can take now to optimize learning and functioning for children age 5 and younger.

Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence: closing the gap. 62 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0649)
Dr. Nan Ratner, Ed.D, discusses the range of options for both clinical researchers and practicing clinicians who want to find, use, and integrate evidence of treatment effectiveness. Dr. Ratner suggests way to frame further discussions on the topics of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence to answer commonly posed questions about the effectiveness of what clinicians do.

Genetics of stuttering: discovery of causes. 44 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0650)
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D, discusses his team’s discovery of the first three genes for stuttering. These findings emphasize that stuttering has biological causes. The identification of the causes of this disorder opens doors to understanding exactly what goes wrong in speech production in stutterers.

Getting kids in sync. 26 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0661)
Carol Kranowitz, demonstrates Sensory-Motor, Appropriate, Fun, and Easy activities with the help of the St. Columba’s Nursery School in Washington D.C. Kranowitz shows how to use these purposeful activities to help children develop their sensory-motor skills while improving learning and behavior.

Go to bed: kids and sleep (closed captioned). 21 min. 2006. DVD. (DD0696)
The trip from womb to world is the longest, most traumatic journey a human will ever take. One result is to send newborns into months of what is much like severe jet lag. Their first sleeping patterns are nearly random. They need to learn night from day and adjust sleep patterns to fit their new world. This DVD teaches parent how to help their infants and school age children how to become good sleepers. This program also available through Learning Seed online videos.

Gross motor skills for children with Down syndrome: a guide for parents and professionals, 2nd ed. Patricia C. Winders, 2014. Book. (WS 107 W763 2014 ECI).
In this book the author explains the many physiological reasons that children with Down syndrome experience delays in their gross motor development and presents a physical therapy treatment plan from birth to age 6.

How to raise emotionally healthy children: volume 1 babies (closed captioned). 24 min. 2013. DVD. (DD0682)
This DVD teaches parents how to nourish their baby’s emotional health right from the start. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Tips on how parents can maintain their own emotional health and opportunities to stop for discussion are also included. Parents are shown in real-life scenarios that demonstrate the healthiest way to deal with a crying baby, take the baby to a new baby sitter, and allow a baby to safely explore.

How to raise emotionally healthy children: volume 2 toddlers (closed captioned). 23 min. 2013. DVD. (DD0683)
This DVD teaches parents how to support their toddler’s desire for independence. Featuring common challenges, like public temper tantrums, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Tips on how parents can maintain their own emotional health and opportunities to stop for discussion are also included.

How to raise emotionally healthy children: volume 3 preschoolers (closed captioned). 25 min. 2013. DVD. (DD0684)
This DVD teaches parents how to support their preschooler’s social and cognitive growth. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional need to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Parents are shown dealing with fighting siblings, a child’s need for attention, and power struggles between children and parents.

I like berries, do you? Marjorie W. Pitzer, 2013. Book. (WS 107 P681i 2013 ECI).
Includes photographs of young children with Down syndrome enjoying a wide selection of healthful foods, from fruits and veggies to meats and snacks.

I want all the turns: supporting children in resolving problems and conflicts/quiero todos los turnos (English/Spanish) (closed captioned). 90 min. 2013. DVD. (DD0655)
This program describes how early childhood teachers can support the development of children’s problem-solving abilities and other social skills. Preschool teachers use curriculum strategies to encourage problem solving and explain the HighScope conflict resolution process for children. The DVD also offers strategies teachers can use to prevent children from developing bullying behavior patterns in later years.

Infant and early childhood mental health: core concepts and clinical practice. 2014. Book. (WS 105.5 M3 I43 2014 ECI)
This book covers concepts from the nature of infant emotional and brain development to the practice of neurologically and relationally based therapies, and explores topics from child trauma to autism spectrum disorders.

Magic of everyday moments: seeing is believing. 23 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0685)
This DVD consists of 4 segments. Brain wonders: nurturing healthy brain development from birth explains the importance of making a baby feel safe and secure in the world, establishing routines, and engaging in back-and-forth interactions. Literacy skills: the roots of reading start at birth makes clear the importance of developing language and literacy from birth through sharing books, telling stories, and talking to children. Power of play: building skills while having fun shows how children learn to communicate, solve problems, and get along with others by playing. Temperament: what makes your child tick? urges parents to tune in to and respect their child’s temperament.

Mariah’s story : a study in age 3 transition. 22 min. 1997. DVD.  (DD0695)
This DVD profiles a little girl with Down syndrome, her family and their transition journey from infant-toddler intervention to special education services at the nearby Head Start. Viewers also meet the service providers who assisted this family during their transition.

Moving from assessment to intervention planning. 55 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0651)
Sheryl Gottwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, uses the Demands and Capacities model to guide intervention planning for preschool children who stutter and their families. Dr. Gottwald reviews the skill areas that contribute to fluency and highlights those areas that may benefit from child-directed early intervention sessions.

Neurophysiology of stuttering. 50 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0652)
Neurophysiology studies the function of the central and the peripheral nervous system through the recording of bioelectrical activity. Martin Sommer, M.D., gives an overview of essential neurophysiological findings that improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of stuttering.

New dimensions in parent counseling. 190 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0653)
The DVD features a master clinician, David Luterman, D.Ed, facilitating a group of parents of children who stutter using a listening valuing model of interaction. It is divided into two parts: Group therapy with parents and Therapists’ review of parent session. The parent group was also seen by experienced clinicians and the second part of this video is comprised of their observations of the group and their interaction with Luterman.

Optimistic parenting: hope and help for you and your challenging child. Vincent Mark Durand, 2011. Book. (WS 350.6 D948 2011 ECI).
This book helps moms, dads, and other caregivers develop more positive thoughts and perceptions. Dr. V. Mark Durand delivers both philosophical hope and practical help to parents of children with a wide range of challenges. Durand guides parents step by step through the process of pinpointing the “why” behind challenging behavior; tuning in to their own thoughts, emotions, and self-talk; understanding how their thoughts affect their interactions with their child; interrupting negative thoughts and replacing them with positive, productive ones; achieving a healthy balance between taking care of their own needs and their child’s needs; using effective emergency strategies when quick behavior intervention is needed; implementing long-term strategies for lasting behavior improvements; weaving functional communication training into everyday routines and interactions; addressing the most common problem areas, such as sleep and transitions; and increasing mindfulness and parenting “in the moment”.

The power of two (closed captioned). 94 min. 2011. (DVD). (DD0657)
Inspired by their 2007 memoir of the same title, this DVD portrays the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) and survival through double lung transplants. Viewers witness their emergence as authors, athletes, and advocates for organ donation and people with CF in the U.S. and Japan. The film also examines the resistance to organ donation in Japanese culture.

Precious lives meaningful choices: learning from families requiring palliative care. 41 min. 2006. DVD. (DD0660)
Some children with special needs have medical conditions that will severely limit their lifespans. Their families struggle to give them the best possible quality of life while knowing that the time they have is limited. In this film four families with dying children share their experiences.

Rare (closed captioned). 56 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0659)
When Donna Appell learned that her infant daughter Ashley had an extremely rare genetic disease, she set out to track down every person in the world with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS). Realizing that no one was going to help cure just one child, Appell formed an advocacy group. Because the disease occurs with more frequency in Puerto Rico, she travelled to the island to recruit participants for a clinical trial. HPS symptoms include albinism, blindness, a bleeding disorder, and often a fatal pulmonary fibrosis. The film follows Appell and her daughter Ashley into the world of clinical research, patient advocacy, and through the course of a NIH clinical trial.

Safe babies court teams: building strong families and healthy communities(closed captioned)(Eng/Span). 55 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0681)
This DVD is divided into four segments. Safe babies court teams: nurturing healthy families for young children in foster care: The Court Team model requires the participation of judges, child welfare workers, and community agencies to address the needs of maltreated infants and toddlers. Participants discuss the need for intervention and how the program can be replicated in order to enhance developmental outcomes. A mother and her infant are shown participating in the popular still face experiment. Confronting early adversity: working with parents of maltreated babies. Understanding the challenges faced by parents of abused and neglected children allows for the creation of an effective plan that allows parents to succeed. Partnering with parents from day one: planning a child's transition to foster care at pre-removal conferences: Pre-removal conferences minimize the trauma of removal by involving parents from day one, empowering them to make decisions about their child’s time in foster care. Fetal alcohol spSpectrum disorders: the elephant in the courtroom: This segment documents the causes and effects of FASD. A case study demonstrates the value of early diagnosis.

Seven tips for talking with the child who stutters. 16 min. 2013. DVD. (DD0654)
A group of speech-language experts talk compassionately and directly to adults about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their preschool-age children. The professionals offer simple, easy tips that parents can begin to use immediately.

Teach me to talk. 90 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0678)
Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language therapist, demonstrates how to use playfulness, sign language, modeling, choices, withholding, and expansion during play and in daily routines to improve a child’s ability to talk.

Toilet training for children with special needs. 120 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0705)
This DVD provides an overview of practical toilet training techniques and core principles for success. Dr. Susan Hepburn, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, takes viewers through the toilet training process. The program concludes with a parent’s perspective on the techniques presented and words of wisdom for other parents going through the toilet training process.

Vaccines: calling the shots (closed captioned). 60 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0680)
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago, including whooping cough, measles, and mumps, are returning. They are returning, in part, because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. This NOVA special takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. The disc menu allows viewers to access bonus programs on the history of vaccination, polio, and the use of the HPV vaccine in the country of Bhutan.

When Down syndrome and autism intersect: a guide to DS-ASD for parents and professionals. 2013. (WS 107 W556 2013 ECI).
This book offers a thorough examination of the unique profile of a Down Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis and best practices for screening, treatment, and caretaking through the lifespan. This resource will greatly benefit families whose child is already diagnosed, and also those who suspect something more than Down syndrome. Professionals will find information on how to distinguish DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome, and guidance on providing services for children and adults.

Writing social stories with Carol Gray. 157 min. 2007. DVD. (DD0677)
This DVD provides training for writing effective social stories. Carol Gray explains the elements that make social stories so successful and how to tailor the text of a story to an individual’s specific needs. Viewers will learn how to properly implement a social story while viewing examples of do’s and don’ts.

Last updated September 23, 2016