The DSHS Library is home to two special collections focused on individuals with disabilities. They are the HHSC - Early Childhood Intervention collection and the Texas Workforce Commission Vocation Rehabilitation Services collection. These two agency divisions hold contracts for library services with DSHS.
The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Some of the topics include: child development, intervention strategies, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, infant mental health, etc. Below see the monthly Library Matters publication on ECI topics. For more information about ECI, see Early Childhood Intervention.
ECI Library Matters
The Rehabilitation Services collection includes videos, books, and journals on all aspects of rehabilitation and disabilities. Examples of topics include: disability awareness and rights, assistive technology, ADD and ADHD, brain injury, deafness, blindness, ergonomics, returning to work, sign language, etc. See also the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials.
These materials are available on a free loan basis to residents of the state of Texas for up to 10 business days. Mailing time is automatically added to the two-week loan period.
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In addition to collection resources, TWC - Vocational Rehabilitation Service and HHSC - Early Childhood Intervention employees also have access to special library services to support their work and career needs, including:
- Reference, referrals, research, and bibliographic searches
- Current awareness services including scheduled searches and tables of contents routing
- Access to searchable databases
- Document delivery and inter-library loan
To inquire about these services or to provide input on library services or new additions to the collection, please contact the AV Library by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-776-7260.
ECI COLLECTION (see also New Additions to ECI Collection - 2015)
Addressing Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors. 2013. Book. (LC 4019.3 A227 2013 ECI).
This book provides strategies that address the needs of young children who exhibit challenging behaviors and are served in inclusive settings. It presents the pyramid model of behavior management. One chapter discusses using visual supports to promote appropriate behavior in young children with autism.
Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3. Julia Cook, 2012. Book. (WS 103 C771a 2012 ECI).
In this story, an amazing kangaroo named Joey shows all of the amazing things he can do now that he is 3 years old. These amazing things are called developmental milestones. This book shows parents and caregivers what to look for as a child grows and develops. This book is also available in Spanish, Soy maravilloso.
Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments. Kathleen C. Sadao, 2010. Book. (LC 4019.3 S124a 2010 ECI).
This book will help educators assess children’s assistive technology (AT) needs; choose from high- and low-tech strategies; use AT to support development of critical skills such as communication, play, literacy, and computer use; embed AT into activity-based intervention; and more. The CD-ROM contains forms, checklists, an AT confidence scale, and case studies.
Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, 2nd ed. Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, 2014. Book. (RJ 506 A9 M87 2014).
This book provides the most current assessment and intervention techniques, based on best practice and research, for children on the autism spectrum. It offers holistic, dynamic, and effective intervention strategies, and treatment plans to improve the functioning of individuals with autism. Babies are naturally active and their movements help them explore their environment. They first move involuntarily and then learn to move more independently as their bodies grow stronger. Caregivers can encourage a baby’s muscle development, strength and balance with simple activities done with infants as young as six weeks old.
Being With Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care. Beverly Kovach, 2008. Book. (LC 4019.3 K88b 2008 ECI).
Each chapter of this book describes an issue that caregivers of infants face every day, then follows the description with scenarios that illustrate the challenge, provides suggested solutions and ends with a review of key points. It is aimed at caregivers of children 6 weeks to 18 months old.Baby Instructions:
Blending Practices for All Children. 2014. Book. (LC 4019.3 B647 2014 ECI).
This book provides perspectives on blended practices for all young children served in inclusive settings. It discusses adapting lesson plans for preschoolers, delivering individualized instruction during classroom activities, preparing professionals to support children of diverse abilities, and more.
Baby Instructions: Crawler to Toddler. 66 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0733)
Once they’re mobile, children can’t be held back from exploring and discovering. The question is, what are the best ways to help them? This video guides parents and caregivers in nurturing child development by offering novel opportunities for play and learning. Topics include gross motor development, fine motor development, early reading skills, language development, the auditory system, communication, focusing attention, mirror neurons, cognitive development, crossing midline, sensory processing, brain development, interacting with technology, developing routines, dressing, encouraging play, and feeding.
Baby Instructions: Newborn to Crawler. 61 min. 2010. DVD.(DD0732)
There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a newborn gain awareness and begin to interact with the world. But along with the joy comes plenty of uncertainty and a need for guidance. This video helps parents and caregivers create the best possible environment in which to maximize a baby’s learning potential. Topics include gross motor development, reading a baby’s cues, tummy time, language development, crawling, communication, fine motor development, bonding, visual development, attachment, the auditory system, behavioral states, sensory processing, brain development, infant massage, reflex development, calming an infant, establishing routines, feeding, encouraging play, and dressing.
Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Recent Advances and Innovations in Assessment, Education, and Intervention. 2014. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 C536 2014 ECI)
This comprehensive book about children on the autism spectrum includes sections covering diagnosis, assessment and measurement; evidence-based practices; health and development; and additional topics such as mindful caregiving, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family intervention.
DEC Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families. 2015. Book. (LC 4019.3 D291 2015 ECI).
This resource provides guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 6th ed. Carol Gestwicki, 2017. (LB 1139 G393 2017 ECI)
This book is designed to help teachers who work with children through the early childhood years as they try to implement the philosophy of developmentally appropriate practice to the children in their care. The ideas found in this book are practical and comprehensive, applicable in the wide variety of private and public settings with the various client populations that early childhood teachers encounter today.
Development in Practice: Activities for Babies with Down Syndrome.77 min.2007.DVD.(DD0716)
This DVD focuses on practical activities to promote development that can be woven into everyday family routines and activities. Section one describes the important elements of development and demonstrates significant behaviors and activities for very young babies. It discusses the principles that can be applied to different areas of development. Section two gives practical advice and activities for supporting the development of skills that may be more difficult for babies with Down syndrome to develop independently. Activities are clearly illustrated by parents and therapists working with young babies with Down syndrome.
Development in Practice: Speech and Language Activities for Preschool Children with Down Syndrome. 76 min. 2007. DVD.(DD0717)
This film explains and demonstrates activities for promoting communication, speech and language development for preschool children with Down syndrome from 18 months to 4 years. It focuses on practical strategies to promote speech and language development that can be woven into everyday play, routines and activities. The film explores techniques to help children with Down syndrome understand the meanings of words, communicate what they know, and develop clear speech. It also looks at ways to help them learn to read words and sentences, and explains how teaching reading benefits their spoken language.
Don’t Hit My Mommy: A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Children Exposed to Violence and Other Trauma, 2nd ed. Alicia F. Lieberman, 2015. Book. (LC 4019.3 H773b 2014 ECI)
This book provides an understanding of Child-Parent Psychotherapy based on the experiences of the past decade in implementing this evidence-based practice. The authors give a voice to traumatized young children.
Encouraging Physical Activity in Infants. Steve Sanders, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 P5 S215 2015 ECI).
Babies are naturally active and their movements help them explore their environment. They first move involuntarily and then learn to move more independently as their bodies grow stronger. Caregivers can encourage a baby's muscle development, strength and balance with simple activities done with infants as young as six weeks old.
Early Intervention Every Day!: Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families. Merle J. Crawford, 2014. Book. (LC 4019.3 C897e 2014 ECI).
Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this guide gives professionals dozens of ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will learn strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.
The Early Years: Foundations for Best Practice with Special Children and Their Families. Gail L Ensher, 2016. Book. (LC 4019.3 E59 2016 ECI).
Drawing upon research in medical and psycho-educational practice with children from birth to 3 years old, this text details the ways in which specialists across disciplines can best support young children with medical and developmental concerns.
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: for Children Birth to 3. 2006. Book. (LB 1139 E56 2006 ECI).
This book of activities was written by teachers for teachers. It includes activities for all parts of the day and to stimulate all types of learning by very young children.
Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments. Sharon A. Raver. 2015. Book. (WA 320 R254f 2015 ECI).
This introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. It addresses three child outcome indicators: positive social-emotional skills, acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, and using appropriate behaviors to meet needs. It teaches how to weave intervention strategies into a family's established routine, how to empower parents to successfully guide and support their child's development, and much more.
Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 3rd ed. Maryanne Bruni, 2006. Book. (WS 107 B896f 2015 ECI).
This book is a guide to helping toddlers, teens, and adults develop the hand skills they need for daily living. It presents a visual model of the building blocks of fine motor development, stability, bilateral coordination and sensation, which form the base for dexterity. Activities, as well as lists of toys and materials, are included to develop and practice fine motor skills.
Focus On Babies: How-Tos and What-To-Dos When Caring for Infants. Jennifer. Karnopp, 2012. Book. (LB 1139 K18b 2012 ECI).
Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate infants' muscles and minds, this book gives readers the tools to craft a quality learning environment. Topics include the caregiver's role, setting up the space, daily planning, child growth and development, addressing multiple intelligences, and evaluating the program.
Focus On Toddlers: How-Tos and What-To-Dos When Caring for Toddlers and Twos. Jennifer Karnopp, 2012. Book. (LB 1139 K18 2012 ECI).
The elements of a quality learning environment are not the same for every age. The toddler years are unique. Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate muscles and minds, this book gives caregivers the tools to craft a quality learning environment. It explains how to structure a program where toddlers and two-year-olds can learn, play and thrive.
Foundations for Relationship: Quality Infant Care During the First Year.20 min.2013.DVD. (DD0715)
This DVD presents the essential components of high quality infant care in a child care program. In this NAEYC accredited film, viewers see the many ways experienced teachers intentionally build trust with baby and parents, support independence, and individualize care, while also meeting the diverse needs of the group.
Games to play with babies, 3rd ed. Jackie Silberg, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 P5 S582b 2015 ECI).
This book includes a collection of 250 fun-filled games that foster language skills, coordination, problem-solving, imagination, confidence, and dexterity in babies.
Gathering Information to Make Informed Decisions: Contemporary Perspectives about Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. 2011. Book. (LC 4019.3 G259 2011 ECI).
This issue revisits assessment with a focus on innovations in assessment and assessment practices. Contemporary assessment practices focus on gathering information about young children’s development in authentic and familiar settings. The value of thoughtful and systematic approaches to assessment is useful for those who need to make informed decisions for the benefit of children and families.
Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities. Laura E. Marshak, 2015. Book. (WS 107.5 M366g 2015).
This book is for solo parents of children with disabilities (either physical, neurodevelopmental, or psychiatric) who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. The author weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers, fathers, or grandparents with reliable coping strategies.
The Happiest Baby on the Block. Harvey Karp, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 C3 K18h 2015 ECI).
This book by a pediatrician explains the reasons why infants cry and gives practical tips on how to calm your baby. An appendix lists red flags and red alerts - when you should call your doctor.
Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach, 3rd ed. Donna Sasse Wittmer, 2014.Book. (LC 4019.3 W832i 2014 ECI).
This comprehensive introduction to infant and toddler development, responsive program planning, and relationship-based curriculum presents the why and how of providing quality care for infants and toddlers. The book maintains a focus on the importance of families’ and teachers’ relationships and responsiveness in interactions with children. It also emphasizes child-centered planning, especially for infants and toddlers with special needs, and focuses on the effects of culture, families and quality programs on infant-toddler development and interactions.
Infant Milestones. 30 min. 2012. DVD.(DD0726)
Follow an infant's rapid physical development in the first year of life. See how a baby's brain develops and how infants fit into the sensorimotor stage of development. Experts weigh in on the subject. This program also provides tips to parents and caregivers for ways to foster the growth and development of young children. This video is also available online through the Learning Seed streaming video service.
Letting Your Child's Wild Side Out. 30 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0720)
“This program shows how the family of a little girl who is blind embraced early intervention services and applied what they had learned from ECI. Five year-old Milagro is shown having fun while skiing, participating in gymnastics, rock climbing, and exploring music. Early intervention specialists can use this program to suggest recreational activities to families with young children who are visually-impaired."
Magic of Everday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 4. 23 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0744)
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. Before birth recommends that expectant mothers eat well, stretch and do light-moderate exercise, relax and manage stress. They should also include dads in their prenatal doctor’s visits. Responsive care is characterized by warm, loving, interactions in which parents read and sensitively respond to their baby’s cues. Parents nurture a strong attachment through everyday moments in which they respond to their baby’s cues. The Daddy Factor shows how greater father involvement helps children develop better problem-solving skills, manage frustrations more effectively, develop greater confidence, and get in less trouble at home and in school.
Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 2. 18 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0742)
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. Development from Birth to 12 months old shows how development unfolds in the first year of life, with a focus on how all developmental domains, physical, social-emotional, language/communication, and cognitive are interconnected and work together to build the skills necessary to give babies the best possible start in life. Development from 12 to 24 months old explores how development in the second year of life unfolds through everyday routines and playtime with parents, family, and friends. It shows how back-and-forth social interactions and expanded exploration of the world, aided by toddlers’ growing physical abilities, leads to the development of skills in all domains of development. Development from 24 to 36 months old demonstrates how new skills develop through play, routines, and relationships. It illustrates how 2-year-olds develop new and more complex skills, such as talking in sentences, counting, playing pretend, and building first friendships. It also shows how these abilities unfold through play and social interaction, without the need for any kind of formal teaching. School readiness explains how all the skills necessary for success in school can be nurtured in the early years through interaction and exploration with trusted adults and peers.
Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 3. 21 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0743)
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. From cries to conversation shows how babies develop communication skills from birth through 3 years old. Specific attention is focused on how parents can nurture strong communication skills through everyday interactions with their babies and toddlers. Driven to discover illustrates how babies’ drive to figure out how the world works leads to the mastery of many key concepts by the time they are 3. From feelings to friendships explores how babies and toddlers develop the ability to manage their emotions, establish strong, positive friendships and relationships, and have the self-confidence and persistence to succeed in school. Busy bodies illustrates how babies become active children who are able to crawl, climb, jump, feed themselves, draw, and more. It show how active play is a necessary part of development.
Oh, Those Little Ones! 42 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0774)
Lisa Murphy, early childhood specialist, demonstrates a hands-on exploration of many play activities that are appropriate for infants.
A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive. Sally Ozonoff, 2015. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 O99 2015 ECI)
Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book gives parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. This edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5.
Parenting: Emotional Health and Positive Discipline: 7-12 Months. 10 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0737 - English) (D0767 - Spanish)
A young mom explains why feeling loved is good for a baby, age-appropriate behavior for babies, and how to use positive discipline and positive language as an alternative to angry language and spanking.
Parenting: Emotional Health and Positive Discipline: Birth to 6 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0736 - English) (DD0766 - Spanish)
A young mom gives advice on how to help a baby feel loved, how to comfort a crying baby, and how to stay calm while caring for a baby. Self-calming techniques are detailed along with reasons for not spanking children.
Parenting: Fatherhood: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0735-English) (DD0770 - Spanish)
Fathers learn how to spend time with babies, how to make their own lives less stressful, and the importance of healthy communication with Moms.
Parenting: Fatherhood: Birth to 6 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0734)
Viewers learn what babies need from fathers, how fathers can deal with the stress, and how fathers can have healthy relationships with their children and the mothers of their children.
Parenting: Health and Safety: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0739)
Parents of older babies are given advice about keeping their young children healthy and preventing accidents in the home and outside of the home. They are urged to use car seats and keep choking hazards and poisons out of the reach of children.
Parenting: Health and Safety: Birth to 6 Months. 12 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0738)
A young mom explains how to keep a baby healthy through well-baby visits, vaccines, and hygiene. She also gives advice on when to call the doctor or go to the ER. She also describes the best ways to keep a baby safe by having a safe crib, safe car seat, and a safe child-proofed home. Parents learn more about SIDS.
Parenting: Play and Milestones: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0741)
Parents receive advice on nurturing babies’ milestones through play. By their seventh and eighth months babies are usually sitting up, rolling over, babbling, and gaining some eye-hand coordination. By months nine and ten they are starting to display memory and object permanence, stranger anxiety, and use of the pincer grasp. They are beginning to explore and crawl. The eleventh and twelfth months mean babies are starting to wave, clap, say their first words, pull up to a stand, cruise, take their first steps, and crawl up stairs.
Parenting: Play and Milestones: Birth to 6 Months. 10 min. 2016. DVD (DD0740)
Babies are shown playing as the reach the typical milestones. Babies spend their first two months gazing, hearing, interacting, playing on their tummies, lifting their heads, and smiling. By their third and fourth months typical infants spend their times cooing, gurgling, reaching, and smiling. By their fifth and sixth months babies are able to recognize their caregivers, sit with support, hold onto objects, push up their forearms, and roll over. Parents are cautioned about limiting time in car seats and in front of TV and electronic device screens.
Parenting: Self-Care for Moms 7-12 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0765 -English) (DD0768-Spanish)
This program teaches young moms about taking care of their own health, organizing their lives to make them less stressful, and how to resolve conflicts respectfully.
Parenting: Self-Care for Moms 7-12 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0765-English) (DD0769-Spanish)
This program teaches young moms about taking care of their own health, organizing their lives to make them less stressful, and how to resolve conflicts respectfully.
The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome. Jen Jacob, 2016. Book. (WS 107 J15p 2016 ECI)
The authors of this book share their experiences and guide the reader through life as parents of children with Down syndrome. Advice is given from diagnosis to adulthood. Readers learn ways to support the child through major milestones, nurture development, and ensure behavioral, social and cognitive success.
A Practical Guide to Reflective Supervision. 2009. Book. (LC 4109.3 P895 2009 ECI).
This book outlines the key steps in creating a system of reflective supervision within an early childhood program to improve services, support staff, and better meet the needs of children and families. It provides answers to the critical questions that every program needs to know to launch reflective supervision.
Promoting Language and Literacy In Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 2015. Book. (WV 271 P965 2015 ECI).
What are today’s best interventions for supporting language acquisition and literacy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? This comprehensive text provides guidance on evidence-based approaches to the promotion of speech and language development in children birth through school age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Due to advanced screening and intervention options (e.g., cochlear implants), this population’s needs and abilities are constantly changing and require flexibility and individualization of treatment, with a continued focus on families’ preferences. A DVD is included that shows interventions in action.
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! Renate Zangl, 2014. Book. (WS 105.5 C8 Z29 2014 ECI). Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research based tips and developmental overviews, this book naturally transforms play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in the everyday play time create memorable learning experiences where communication and discovery can flourish.
Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation (Spanish)(closed captioned). 200 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0725)
This series has the following episodes: Raising of America (58 min.): The U.S. is a can-do nation. Yet our children’s well-being is falling behind. How can we do better? Once upon a time (32 min.): Imagine how different things would be today if quality early care and education had been available to any family that wanted it for the past 45 years. It almost happened. Are we crazy about our kids? (32 min.): Economists tell us investing in high-quality early care and education pays for itself in many ways and many times over. So what’s holding us back? Wounded places (42 min.): How can so many of our children show signs of PTSD? Why do we label them “bad” instead of “injured”? DNA is not destiny (37 min.): How do early experiences get under the skin, altering which genes get switched on and which stay off, with possible lifetime consequences?
Raising Our Children's Children: Room in the Heart. Deborah Doucette-Dudman, 2014. Book. (WS 105.5 C3 D728 2014 ECI).
This book discusses the challenges, hardships, and rewards faced by grandparents parenting their grandchildren with stories from families who have had these experiences.
Reflective Supervision and Leadership in Infant and Early Childhood Programs. Mary Claire Heffron, 2010. Book. (LC 4109.3 H461r 2010 ECI).
This book illustrates the foundations and frameworks of reflective practice and outlines ways to support reflective supervision in a wide variety of work settings. It discusses the roles of the reflective supervisor, the knowledge and skills necessary, tips for providing group reflective supervision and vignettes outlining common supervisory dilemmas.
Side by Side Mentoring Teachers for Reflective Practice. 26 min. 2004. DVD. (DD0721)
This DVD follows three early childhood educators as they mentor less experienced teachers in becoming better observers and curriculum developers by drawing on the children’s interests and ideas. You see the teachers gain skills and confidence in using documentation and a range of art media to guide their planning. They take risks, set up accountability systems, and celebrate accomplishments.
Simple Signing with Young Children: A Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers. Carol Garboden Murray, 2007. Book. (WV 274 M981s 2007 ECI).
This book was written for teachers of hearing children from birth to age six. The chapter for infants focuses on using beginning signs as a tool for communication, while the toddler chapter focuses on signing to promote expression, enrich vocabulary, and teach social skills. The preschool chapter places an emphasis on using signs to enhance emergent literacy skills.
Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Intervention for Families Impacted by Trauma. Laurel J. Kiser, 2015. Book. (RC 552 P67 K57 2015).
Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members.
Supporting Young Children Who Are Dual Language Learners with or at-Risk for Disabilities. 2012. Book. (LC 4019.3 S959 2012 ECI).
This book provides strategies to support young children who are dual language learners and are served in inclusive early childhood settings.
Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk. Angela M. Tomlin, 2016. Book. (LC 4019.3 T659t 2016 ECI).
Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to three.
Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms Manual. Mary Louise Hemmeter, 2014. Book. (LB 3051 H489t 2014 ECI).
This manual gives clear instructions on administering the TPOT tool, scoring it, and summarizing and interpreting scores. It will help early childhood programs use the TPOT effectively to promote positive social-emotional outcomes for young children. It is for programs who use the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children.
Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clarissa Willis, 2015. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 W734t 2015 ECI).
This guide is for teachers who work with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use. Topics include helping children learn life skills, learn to play, helping them get along with others, and more.
Teaching Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments, 2nd ed. Mary Jo Noonan, 2013. Book. (LC 4019.3 N817t 2014).
Focusing on children from birth to 5, this core text gives future professionals specific, evidence-based knowledge on what to teach and how to teach it, with practical methods that fit into naturally occurring activities and routines.
The Best for Babies: Expert Advice for Assessing Infant-Toddler Programs. Alice S. Honig. 2014. Book. (LC 4019.3 H773b 2014 ECI).
This book shows readers how to nurture the youngest children in child care with nourishing interactions, social-emotional support, boosts for thinking and reasoning skill development, support for language development, appropriate matches between child and activity, opportunities for creative exploration, positive behavior reinforcement, and more.
Thinking Critically about Child Development: Examining Myths, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings, 3rd ed. Jean Mercer. 2016. Book. (HQ 771 M47 2016).
Jean Mercer offers 59 essays that confront popular misconceptions and fallacies about the field. Intriguing vignettes and critical thinking questions frame each essay, encouraging readers to think like social scientists and become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. Timely topics and DSM-5 references make the book a supplement for both chronologically and topically arranged child development texts.
Time for a Story: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers. Amy Brooks Read, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 C8 R282t 2015 ECI).
This guide helps caregivers explore fun and engaging ways to talk, sing, read, write, and play with young children throughout the day. Readers explore a variety of types and styles of books to address specific early literacy practices. The book helps caregivers plan story-time activities and select appropriate books.
Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions. 2012. Book. (RC 553 A88 T735 2012).
For Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today’s best interventions for communication and social interactions. With contributions from 25 top autism experts across multiple disciplines, this text gives SLPs an introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions.
Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children. 2015. Book. (WW 276 V831 2015 ECI).
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the United States. This book is a comprehensive sourcebook of knowledge about CVI and best practices for working with affected children. Chapters illuminate the complexities of vision loss related to brain injury and neurological causes and provide readers with approaches to assessment and intervention.
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, 2nd ed. Sue Gerhardt, 2015. Book. (WS 350 G368w 2015 ECI).
This book explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life and how early interactions between babies and their parents have lasting and serious consequences. Earliest relationships shape the baby’s nervous system. Development of the brain determines future emotional well-being and early pathways can affect the way people respond to stress. This book is an easy to read interpretation of findings in neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, and biochemistry.
Your Baby's First Year, 4th ed. Steven P. Shelov, 2015. Book (WS 103 S545y 2015 ECI).
This book presents a comprehensive and accurate picture of infant care. It is full of advice and sound, reassuring answers to medical questions and parenting concerns.
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REHABILITATION SERVICES COLLECTION (see also New Additions to Rehabilitations Services Collection - 2015)
150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition. Laurence. Shatkin, 2013. Book. (HF 5381 S533 2013 RHB).
This book helps returning military personnel find the best job matches for their training and interests, providing detailed job descriptions and noting the best-paying and fastest-growing occupations held by recent veterans.
Approaching Disability: Critical Issues and Perspectives. Rebecca Mallett, 2015. Book. (WB 320 M253a 2015 RHB).
Disability Studies is an area of study which examines social, political, cultural, and economic factors that define 'disability' and establish personal and collective responses to difference. This insightful new text will introduce readers to the discipline of Disability Studies and enable them to engage in the lively debates within the field. By offering an accessible yet rigorous approach to Disability Studies, the authors provide a critical analysis of key current issues and consider ways in which the subject can be studied through national and international perspectives, policies, culture and history.
Asperger Syndrome: The Oasis Guide: Advice, Inspiration, Insight, and Hope, from Early Intervention to Adulthood, 3rd ed. Patricia Romanowski Bashe, 2014. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 B297a 2014 RHB).
This book explains what Asperger syndrome is and what to do after getting a diagnosis. It discusses interventions, with an emphasis on established guidelines for evidence-based treatments, including medication, applied behavior analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy; social stories, comic strip conversations, and more. It treats the child as a whole by including information on the child's emotional life, social struggles, school life, and physical health. One chapter covers life after high school.
Asperger's from the Inside out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome. Michael John Carley, 2008. Book. (WM 203.5 C281a 2008 RHB). (
This book explains what it is like to have Asperger's syndrome as an adult. It discusses how to navigate relationships, nurture interests and talents, disclose the diagnosis, deal with family and loved ones, learn coping mechanisms, and find work that suits the person's strengths and talents.
Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice. Albert M. Cook, 2015. Book. (WB 320.1 C771 2015 RHB).
This book presents the current advancements and innovations in assistive technology which help to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. For each technology application, the authors discuss assessment and training of the consumer, devices that are available, strategies for their use and evaluation of outcomes. Case studies are included.
Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life. Susan Senator, 2016. Book. (WM 203.5 S474a 2016 RHB).
This book describes one family's journey on the transition between adolescence and adulthood for a young man with autism. It offers practical strategies for giving these young people the best chance to lead happy, safe, and secure lives.
Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them. 35 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0722)
A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding, all of these are examples of noise, a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers.
Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility: A Phrase Book and Dictionary. 2014. Book. (W 15 B311 2014 RHB).
This book teaches mobility skills for persons who are blind or visually impaired. The instructions are presented in English and in Spanish. It includes canes and cane techniques, residential travel, business travel, and using public transit.
Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2016. Book. (WB 320.2 B419 2016 RHB).
This book discusses evidence-base practices and how they can be implemented to address health challenges in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It offers various intervention and prevention strategies for treating commonly encountered issues, such as eating and sleeping disorders, repetitive self-harming behaviors, and personal hygiene problems.
Behavioral Neuroscience for the Human Services: Foundation in Emotion, Mental Health, Addiction, and Alternative Therapies. Harriette C. Johnson, 2014. Book. (WM 30.5 J67b 2014 RHB).
This book for social workers and others in the human services illustrates how social, psychological and biological factors interact to shape a person's unique experience. It synthesizes the massive accumulation of neuroscience information for practitioners.
Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New Life. Ronald L. Krannich, 2016. Book. (HF 5383 K89b 2016 RHB).
This book examines jobs suitable for ex-offenders. It describes jobs in terms of employment outlook, nature of work, working conditions, education and training requirements, expected earnings and recommended resources.
Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness. Marjorie L. Baldwin, 2016. Book. (WM 203 B182 2016 RHB).
This book attempts to explain why, in spite of advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare so poorly in the labor market. The author speaks from both professional and personal experience. The book ends with policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for persons with schizophrenia.
The Big Book of Team Coaching Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Energize, Motivate, and Guide Your Team to Success. Mary Scannell, 2013. Book. (HM 133 S283b 2013 RHB).
This book provides the structure and games to build and manage powerful teams. It is filled with dozens of physical and verbal activities. It leads step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals while having fun.
Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Alexander L. Chapman, 2013. Book. (WM 190.5.B5 C466 2013 RHB).
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mood disorder marked by extreme, fluctuating emotions, black-and-white thinking, problems with interpersonal relationships, and in extreme cases, self-harm. This book presents an easy-to-read introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed. Readers will learn the most common complications of the illness, the most effective treatments available, and practical strategies for staying on the path to recovery.
Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do. Chris Guillebeau, 2016. Book. (HF 5381 G958 2016 RHB).
Finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about discovering your passion. Doing what brings you joy is great, but if you aren’t earning a living, it’s a hobby, not a career. And those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks. They have jobs where they also can lose themselves for hours in the flow of meaningful work. This intersection of joy, money, and flow is what this book will help you find. Through inspiring stories of those who have successfully landed their dream career, as well as actionable tools, exercises, and thought experiments, the book guides you through today’s vast menu of career options to discover the work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland. Dan Barry, 2016. Book (WB 320.3 B279 2016 RHB).
A full-length account of the author's prize-winning New York Times story chronicles the exploitation and abuse case of a group of workers with developmental disabilities, who for 25 years, were forced to work under harrowing conditions for virtually no wages until tenacious advocates helped them achieve their freedom.
The Brain-Friendly Workplace. Erika Garms, 2014. Book. (HD 58.8 G233 2014 RHB).
This book describes several big workplace challenges that can be positively affected by brain-friendly strategies. Then it applies five "big ideas" from neuroscience to each of these challenges. By learning about these fundamental brain processes and adapting your organization's culture to fit them, workplaces can be transformed. Enhance your employees' strengths and confidence by applying these strategies and become a "best place to work" award winner. Complete with a look inside award-winning organizations, tips on putting the science to work, and an assessment tool, this book will help you measure and improve the level of brain-friendliness in your organization.
Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement. Aubrey C. Daniels, 2016. Book. (HF 5549.5 M63 D186b 2016 RHB).
This book teaches how to create effective recognition and rewards systems that are positively reinforcing to employees. It explains how to stimulate innovation and creativity. It demonstrates how to engage employees in ways that lead to improved performance and a stronger culture and how to motivate and empower the workforce.
Career Counseling for People with Disabilities: A Practical Guide to Finding Employment. Karen E. Wolffe, 2012. Book. (HD 7255 W857 2012 RHB).
This book is intended as a text in rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, and special education. It is divided into four major sections: Introductory Materials, Career Counseling Content Areas, Career Counseling for Clients with Differing Abilities, and Future Issues and Resources. The CD-ROM contains reproducible appendices.
Career Counseling Interventions: Practice with Diverse Clients. 2016. Book. (HF 5381 K48c 2016 RHB).
This text emphasizes creative interventions tailored to the unique needs of diverse populations. The book provides an in-depth exploration of underserved populations who have unique career development needs. It includes interventions that move beyond job hunt strategies or resume preparation tips. It explores life stage concerns and gives readers details on implementing over 50 creative career counseling techniques.
Careers in Hospitality: Service and Adventure. 21 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0718)
In this DVD, people in the hospitality management field talk about what it’s like to work in food and beverage management, hotel management, and convention and event management. Viewers will learn about the educational, personal, and professional requirements of this field as well as why kindness and goodwill are essential for success.
Coaching Basics. Lisa Haneberg, 2016. Book. (HF 5549.12 H237c 2016 RHB).
This book presents a precise coaching framework along with insights from forty experienced coaches. It describes what it takes to build influencing skills and offers ways to leverage technology.
Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities: Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions. Steve Richards, 2015. Book. (WM 300 R518c 2015 RHB).
This book provides thorough coverage of the causes and characteristics of cognitive and intellectual disabilities (formerly known as mental retardation) as well as detailed discussions of the validated instructional approaches in the field today. It is ideally suited for introductory or methods courses related to cognitive and intellectual disabilities.
College Success for Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Finding and Using Resources, with Real-World Stories. Irene Ingersoll, 2016. Book. (HF 5382 I47c 2016 RHB).
The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college.
Current Psychotherapies. Raymond J. Corsini, 2014. Book. (WM 420 C826c 2014 RHB).
A value of this book lies in the greater self-understanding that may be gained by close reading. This book about psychotherapies may be psychotherapeutic for the reader. Close reading vertically (chapter by chapter) and then horizontally (section by section) may well lead to personal growth as well as to a better understanding of psychotherapies currently used.
Depression Understanding the Disease. 21 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0758)
This program was filmed in Australia. Depression is the most common mental illness among adults. It's characterized by feelings of hopelessness and numbness. In this program, viewers meet two sufferers and find out first-hand what it's like to experience the journey through depression and recovery. Mental health professionals examine the unique characteristics of the disease and emphasize the importance of ongoing support for sufferers.
Disability and Employer Practices: Research across the Disciplines. 2015. Book. (HD 7255 B914d 2016 RHB).
This book describes the efforts of a transdisciplinary team working toward the common goal of maximum workplace inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Many disciplines, fields of expertise, data sources and methodologies were used to learn where disparities exist in equitable employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to identify workplace policies and practices that can help remedy these inequalities.
Disability, Society, and the Individual. Julie Smart, 2016. Book. (WB 320.3 S636d 2016 RHB).
This book considers the broad similarities and differences across a wide range of disabilities, rather than considering each diagnostic category of disability. The first section defines disability and normality and the various models of disability. The second section discusses society’s responses to disabilities and people with disabilities, often including prejudice and discrimination. The individual’s response to disability is also considered.
The Distracted Mind: Attention Distraction and the Myth of Multi-Tasking. 60 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0754)
Dr. Adam Gazzaley explores the impact that multi-tasking has on our safety, memory, education, careers and personal lives. This program tells viewers what they can do to improve their attentional abilities and focus as they age, and as media continues to dominate the landscape. From changing our behaviors, to literally changing our brains, Dr. Gazzaley shares information needed to survive and thrive in the information age.
Dive In: Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce. Nadine O. Vogel, 2009. Book (HD 7255 V879 2009 RHB).
This book presents the business case for hiring and supporting the untapped and under-used workforce of people with special needs. The author demonstrates the value of inclusion with statistics, anecdotal evidence, and examples from the world's most successful companies. She also presents concrete how-to information and best practices from in-the-know corporations and maps out a plan for inclusion.
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You through the Secrets of Personality Type. Paul D. Tieger, 2014. Book. (BF 698.9 T561d 2014 RHB).
This book identifies occupations that are popular with each Myers-Briggs type and offers a rundown of work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how to use each type's unique strengths to customize the job search, ensuring results in a short period of time. It includes information on jobs in growing markets such as health services, education, and communications technology.
Dress and Groom for Career Success. 27 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0749)
Viewers learn how to dress for interviews and how to dress once they are in a new job. They will also understand the most effective ways to make a great first impression. Employers and hiring managers explain their expectations for grooming and behavior. Budget-friendly tips for finding the right clothes on a tight budget are provided.
Emily Post's the Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success. Peter Post, 2014. Book. (HF 5381 P857 2014 RHB).
This book explains what to do in social occasions, along with why that behavior is appropriate. Principles of consideration, respect and honesty are promoted throughout the book. Sections are included on the keys to success, the job applicant, at the workplace, rising to the occasion, communication, and on the road.
Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights. Lennard J. Davis, 2015. Book. (WB 320.3 D262 2015 RHB).
This book focuses exclusively on the history and impact of the ADA which was the widest ranging piece of civil rights legislation in the history of the United States and has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. It tells the fascinating story of how a group of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bi-partisan bill. It covers how major politicians fought in public while staffers hammered out the details amidst public demonstrations by disability activists providing momentum for all. The book provides behind the scenes accounts and never-before published intrigues that led to a successful outcome. In addition, the book assesses the impact and legacy of the ADA through the stories of individuals who have been affected by the legislation.
Enabling Lives: Biographies of Six Prominent Americans with Disabilities. 2000. Book. (WB 320.3 E56 2000 RHB
This book provides a look at the disability civil rights movement through an intimate portrayal of the lives of several of its key leaders, including Frank Bowe, Tony Coelho, Justin Dart, Judy Heumann, Evan Kemp, and Harold Russell.
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells. Randi Kreger, 2008. Book. (WM 190.5 B5 K92 2008 RHB).
This book explains what borderline personality disorder is and how to deal with it using five tools. The tools help organize your thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what is needed to avoid becoming overwhelmed. The tools include communication, setting limits, reinforcing the right behavior, and more.
The Ex-Offender's New Job Finding & Survival Guide: 10 Steps for Successfully Re-Entering the Work World. Ronald L. Krannich, 2016. Book. (HF 5383 K92n 2016 RHB).
Some employers are willing to give ex-offenders a second chance. This book provides important answers to many re-entry questions facing ex-offenders so that they can find and keep productive employment. It includes tips on resumes, interviews, dress and appearance, and much more.
Foundations of the Vocational Rehabilitation Process. Stanford E. Rubin, 2016. Book. (HD 7255 R896f 2016 RHB).
This book is an introductory text on the vocational rehabilitative process. Its 16 chapters provide both graduate and undergraduate students with a broad overview of the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and operational foundations of vocational and independent living rehabilitation.
From the Army to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education. Jillian Ventrone, 2015. Book. (HF 5382 V467 2015 RHB).
This book addresses all categories of military education needs and shares insights about services and programs for veterans. Making the transition from the military to higher education can be tricky. This book makes the process easier.
Going to College with Autism: Tips and Strategies from Successful Voices. Emily Rutherford, 2016. Book. (WM 203.5 R975g 2016 RHB).
This book provides information to better support individuals with autism as they attend college. At the end of each chapter, stories of success are shared with the reader. The book discusses self-determination, transition planning, communication challenges, time management, relationships, and personal independence.
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated: The Practice of Empathy-Based Management. George Langelett, 2014. Book. (HF 5549.5 L274h 2014 RHB).
The purpose of this book is to teach readers how to empathize with each employee and create a better work environment. When work days are mundane, readers can create a sense of connection with their employees. During stressful times, readers learn to display empathy to calm and reassure each employee, so that they can think clearly and find solutions to their problems.
How I Am. 49 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0760)
This documentary film is in German with English subtitles. Patrick Wanker, a teenager with autism, invites us into his emotional world through the words he painstakingly types into his computer with his mother’s assistance. This documentary reveals how painfully lonely life can be for a teen with severe disabilities. The people he encounters each day are clumsy and uncertain about how to interact with him. At school and at home, his inability to communicate and lack of social skills make it nearly impossible for Patrick to build relationships, yet he remains optimistic for the future of his family, including his younger brother, who also has autism.
How to Write It: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write, 3rd ed. Sandra E. Lamb, 2011. Book. (HF 5726 L218 2011 RHB).
This book provides examples of many types and forms of written communication. It offers handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professional designed document layouts.
In Place: Just in Time Training. 240 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0761)
This training session is designed for supervisors, managers, clinical staff, and staff trainers who hold responsibility for the competence of direct support professionals. Dr. Tom Pomeranz details through role playing and story telling how the four coaching strategies of modeling, supporting, prompting, and celebrating can have a demonstrable impact on a direct support professional’s performance. He explains how these coaching strategies allow supervisors to refine protocols, increase staff motivation and enhance the quality of work life for the staff and most importantly the quality of life of those supported. Additionally, Dr. Pomeranz explains how this type of training can create a collegial environment and infuse a team spirit. The session addresses the coach’s role in the area of age-appropriateness, individualization, accessibility, and meaningful engagement.
In Search of a College Major and Career Direction. 52 min. 2008. Streaming only. (Films on Demand)
Navigating the college major and career planning process is as confusing as it is exciting. This program guides students and parents through those stressful crossroads, helping young people identify options and personal preferences in order to maximize their potential, productivity, and self-fulfillment. Created by veteran career counselor and instructor Susan Posluszny, the video offers real-world case studies and targeted strategies for developing an educational and professional focus—using methods based on Posluszny’s 20-plus years of counseling and interacting with both college and high school students. The result is a fun, field-tested tool that supports, challenges, and empowers users while helping to shape their lives and livelihoods. Viewable/printable instructional resources are available online.
Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, 2nd ed. Amy Gaumer Erickson, 2013. Book. (LC 4019 G271 2013 RHB).
This book provides various assessment tools to help in transition planning. It includes strategies for using informal assessments; comprehensive informal inventory of knowledge and skills for transition, and selected informal assessments for transition.
Intellectual Disability. 15 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0750)
Viewers learn about the history of the term intellectual disabilities, how the term has evolved over time, the causes of intellectual disabilities, and the most common myths. People with intellectual disabilities give suggestions on appropriate ways to interact with them.
Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community. Heather E. Keith, 2013. Book. (WB 320.2 K28 2013 RHB).
This book discusses intellectual disability from a philosophical and social perspective. It presents the history of the disability rights movement, talks about culture and intellectual disability, and presents visions of the future.
Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. 2015. Book. (WB 320.2 I61 2015 RHB).
Many practitioners within health and social care come into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients' needs and expectations. Yet the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities continues to be a neglected area, where unnecessary suffering and premature deaths continue to prevail. This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. Divided into five sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological and social barriers impact upon people with learning disability.
Jails to Jobs: Seven Steps to Becoming Employed. Mark Drevno, 2014. Book. (HF 5383 D775j 2014 RH).
This book explains the four reasons why employers do not want to hire ex-offenders and two financial incentives that may convince employers to hire them. It gives tips for filling out application forms and how to find training programs. Top ten tips for becoming more marketable are also presented.
Jason: A Triumph of the Human Spirit. 52 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0746)
Jason, a man who is blind and has a communication disorder, tells the audience his life story. He recounts his personal struggles and successes. His mother shares her memories of raising a child with multiple disabilities.
Job Search Attitude Inventory, 5th Ed. 2015. Kit. (KT0085)
The JSAI asks job seekers whether they agree or disagree with 40 statements about the job search process. Users then profile their scores in five categories: luck vs. planning, uninvolved vs. involved, help from others vs. self-help, passive vs. active, and optimistic vs. pessimistic. The assessment helps them to identify mental and attitudinal barriers that might be keeping them from finding work and discover strategies for improving their attitudes and re-energizing their job searches.
Job Search Success: Starting a Job. 17 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0713)
This program highlights the importance of making a good impression and maintaining professional standards from day one of employment. Viewers learn about good preparation, common orientation processes, clear presentation and communication, understanding workplace culture, getting along with fellow employees, building relationships, and being aware of health and safety concerns.
Jobs in Child Development. 29 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0727)
A variety of professionals are employed by proud parents and concerned care providers to ensure the health, education and general well-being of their children. Gain insight into the personality and skills required to become a social worker, developmental therapist, childcare worker and teacher. Learn what these jobs entail as well as other careers relating to the growth and development of children.
Jobs in Clothing Textiles and Fashion. 24 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0728)
Viewers explore the world of fashion by witnessing a day in the life of a clothing designer, fashion journalist and boutique owner while learning about other career opportunities available in the clothing and textiles industry.
Jobs in Food and Nutrition. 30 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0729)
Many people don't realize where - or who - their food comes from. But farmers, chefs, scientists and health care workers all play a role in the story of what we eat every day. Learn how these professionals combine their efforts to produce, prepare, develop and evaluate food and ensure nutrition. Discover related jobs and the education and experiences beneficial to building a career in food and nutrition.
Jobs in Housing and Interior Design. 29 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0730)
Viewers will explore the careers of an architect, general contractor and interior designer and other related careers and learn how the combined knowledge of these professionals turns the idea of a house into a reality. See what each job entails-from planning to meeting with clients, to solving problems and completing a project. Discover the role business skills play and the type of education required.
The Joy of Signing: A Dictionary of American Signs, 3rd ed. Lottie L. Riekehof, 2014. Book. (WV 274 R555 2014 RHB).
Over 1,500 signs are clearly illustrated with line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of hand positions and movements. The book also includes information on the history of sign language and fingerspelling, the art of signing, language patterns of signs, and an illustrated guide for fingerspelling.
The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences. Marybeth Kravets, 2014. Book. (HF 5382 K91 2014 RHB).
This book provides advice from specialists in the field of learning disabilities on choosing the right school. It discusses services available to students with learning disabilities, such as tutors, note-takers, oral exams, extended test time, etc. It gives detailed admission information and contacts for hundreds of schools.
Keys to Getting Hired. 38 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0723)
This DVD has three programs in one. Job search steps that get results: Job seekers discover how to make the most of their time and efforts in the job search. They will learn how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles. Resumes and cover letters that work: Viewers will discover how to customize cover letters and resumes to effectively introduce themselves to employers. They will learn about different types of resumes and get career coaches’ top tips for creating, formatting, and submitting resumes and cover letters. Ace the interview and get the job: This program will help job hunters master the important steps of research, practice, and preparation as well as review what to expect in different types of interviews. Viewers will learn how to make a great first impression and convince employers they are the right person to hire.
Left in Baghdad. 12 min. 2007. DVD. (DD0759)
After losing his left arm to an IED while serving in Iraq, American soldier Ross Graydon spends six months rehabilitating at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This documentary film follows Ross as he returns with his wife and daughter to their home in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. We see Ross outfitted with a new lifelike prosthetic arm, recounting his army experiences with his daughter's school class and with fellow veterans, experiencing newfound victories like learning to maneuver a slice of pizza with a mechanical hand and optimistically planning for the future by enrolling in college.
Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A Holistic Perspective. Iva Strnadova, 2016. Book. (LC 4019 S918 2016 RHB).
This book discusses preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. It offers a strengths-based approach that includes philosophical perspectives and evidence-based practices to assist this vulnerable population with changes and challenges throughout their lifespan. Each chapter addresses transitional needs and their assessment and relevant interventions.
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. Sandra M. LeFort, 2015. Book. (WL 704 L494 2015 RH).
Chronic pain includes many types of conditions from a variety of causes. This book is designed to help those suffering from chronic pain learn to better manage pain so they can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life. This resource stresses four concepts: each person with chronic pain is unique; there are many things people with chronic pain can do to feel better and become more active, each individual is the best judge of which self-management tools and techniques are best for him or her; and, the responsibility for managing chronic pain on a daily basis rests with the individual and no one else. Acknowledging that overcoming chronic pain is a daily challenge, this workbook provides readers with the tools to overcome that test. The CD-Rom offers a set of easy-to-follow exercises that can be performed at home.
Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Soraya, 2013. Book. (WM 203.5 S713 2013 RHB).
This book guides people on the autism spectrum through each step of their transition into adulthood and will give them the confidence, support, and guidance they need to experience life on their own. It provides what they need to know to move into a place of their own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum.
The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults. Temple Grandin, 2015. Book. (WM 203.5 G753p 2015 RHB).
Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults. This book spells out what steps you can take to restore your child's hope and motivation, and what you must avoid.
Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home after Vision Loss, 3rd ed. Maureen A. Duffy, 2016. Book. (WW 276 D858 2016 RHB).
This book is for older adults who are losing their vision and the family members who support them. It provides tips and modifications that improve the safety of the home and promote independence. It includes general guidelines, color illustrations, and room-by-room ideas for adapting the home that are easy and cost-effective.
Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities. Cary M. Griffin, 2014. Book. (HD 7255 G851m 2014 RHB).
In this handbook, the author offers the practical support needed to help individuals with significant disabilities start and maintain a small business. Counselors, employment specialists, transition professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their families will find complete, step-by-step guidance on every aspect of the planning process.
Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.2013. Book. (WL 354 M266 2013 RHB).
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue of worldwide proportions, affecting motorists, victims of interpersonal violence, athletes, military service members, and veterans, among others. This book provides evidence-informed guidance on the core topics in brain injury medicine, including the epidemiology and pathophysiology of TBI, the medical evaluation and neuropsychological assessment of persons with TBI, and the common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other neurological disturbances for which persons with TBI and their families seek clinical care.
Managing Pain Before It Manages You. Margaret Caudill, 2016. Book. (WL 704 C371m 2016 RHB).
This book presents ways to help readers reduce pain and learn coping skills. It explains the causes of chronic pain, teaches how to recognize what increases and decreases pain symptoms; how to reduce emotional distress, learn effective problem solving, make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies, incorporate relaxation and gentle exercise into one's life and to communicate effectively about pain.
Manners Boot Camp. 18 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0714)
Having good manners will help you stand out from the crowd and knowing how to act with professional courtesy can help you land a job and succeed once you have your foot in the door. Join Sasha and Sean in Manners Boot Camp: Professional Courtesy as they work to get their etiquette in shape for the professional world of work. Topics include the importance of manners, job interview etiquette, business phone etiquette, and email etiquette. This video is also available online through Films on Demand.
Mastering the Environment through Audition Kinesthesia and Cognition. 35 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0748)
This DVD focuses on a visually impaired traveler’s ability to process auditory input in independent travel, especially while preparing to work with a guide dog. It provides clear, well-paced and thorough explanations of critical auditory, kinesthetic, distance estimation, and static and dynamic alignment skills needed for safe and efficient travel. The video features demonstrations in a variety of settings and graphics. It includes fully accessible menus. Both English and French translations are included on the same DVD.
Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change: Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail. H. James Dallas, 2015. Book. (HD 58.8 D145 2015 RHB).
This is a guide to effectively leading the transition through major organizational change. While most change management books present case studies about what happened at other companies, this book is based on the author's own experiences. By relating personal lessons learned, how they were subsequently applied, and how you can benefit from them, this book provides a unique first-hand perspective on successful agents of change. This book shows how to get the tools, strategies, and people you need at the helm of your initiative to come out the other side much stronger as an organization.
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability. Donna R. Falvo, 2014. Book. (WT 500 F197m 2014 RHB).
This text is a reference for education programs, for service delivery agencies, and for the nonmedical practitioner who is responsible for providing for the rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities. It presents the language and terminology necessary for the nonmedical practitioner to understand and translate medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability into the functional domains of living. The text blends medical information with the implications for all aspects of the individual's life.
Narrative Therapy: A Process for a Postmodern World. 80 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0755)
Dr. John Winslade conducts a therapy session with a client struggling with low self-esteem. Using a Narrative Therapy approach, Dr. Winslade respectfully and collaboratively examines the stories that inform and shape his client's experience and listens for the history and pattern of how those stories are constructed. After separating the stories that work from those non-preferred problematic stories, Winslade guides the client in authoring more satisfying, preferable stories of strength and hope. With compassion, genuine listening, and acceptance Dr. Winslade provides a profound example of how to embody Narrative Therapy principles in the therapy session. Following the main session, Dr. Winslade reflects upon the session with guest Dr. Gerald Monk in the Narrative Therapy tradition of respect, reflection, and transparency.
Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis. Kathleen Costello, 2015. Book. (WL 360 C841 2015 RHB).
This book discusses life with multiple sclerosis, including how multiple sclerosis affects the nerves, how MS is diagnosed, managing the symptoms and relapses, disease-modifying therapies, lifestyle management, reproductive issues, and the future of multiple sclerosis management.
Now What? Non-College Opportunities for High School Graduates. 16 min. 2006. DVD. (DD0719)
College is not the only choice for students, but students who do not choose college still need to think about and plan for the future. This DVD provides a step-by-step approach to exploring opportunities and preparing for life after high school. Taking advantage of their high school guidance department and career counseling services, students learn how to create individualized plans that optimize their talents, abilities and ambitions. The key is to open the door to the possibilities and understand the myriad of excellent choices available. This program focuses on young people who have opted for the non-college route and succeeded: Latesha is starting her career as a draftsman; Jonathan is a design engineer and operations manager for an automotive supply company; Enrique is training as a firefighter; Stella is opting for the US Air Force; Peter has become a journeyman electrician. A high school guidance counselor and a career expert add advice and perspective to help students prepare for their futures.
The Owner's Manual for the Brain: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Mental Performance at All Ages. Pierce J. Howard, 2014. Book. (WL 300 H851 2014 RHB).
Drawing from psychology, neurobiology, information science, philosophy, anthropology, and linguistics, this guidebook combines the latest in brain research with real-world applications for personal, family and work life.
The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability. 2014. Book. (WB 320 O98 2014 RHB).
Disability has been associated with "differentness" and consequently people with disabilities have throughout time been treated differently. This handbook considers disability from a strengths-based perspective and provides a catalyst to accelerate the application of positive psychology to how disability is understood.
Personal Potential: The Influence of One. 18 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0637)
Who are you and how do you make decisions about your life and future? Explore your personal potential through the powerful motivational Personal Potential DVD and thought-provoking and guiding questions.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions. 2013. Book. (WM 172.5 P858 2013 RHB).
The focus of this book is on the relationships between post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic health conditions including, but not limited to, substance abuse and dependency, chronic pain, obesity, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, traumatic brain injury and other psychiatric conditions.
Power Talking: How to Say What You Mean and Get What You Want. 125 min. 2003. DVD. (DD0745)
In this communication skills training video, expert George Walther shares the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to improve your communication skills. Viewers will learn specific ideas on how to be more positive, more persuasive, improve a first impression, improve teamwork, and use positive language to serve at a higher level. Whether routinely communicating with co-workers or clients, or defusing hostile customers, or seeking to build sales cooperation, or simply aiming to project a more positive image for your organization, you'll see results fast with this content-loaded communication skills training video.
The Process Matters: Engaging and Equipping People for Success. Joe Brockner, 2016. Book. (HD 58.8 B864 2016 RHB).
The author discusses how business managers can lead with input, consistency and accountability and still succeed in the results-oriented business world.
Promoting Positive Transition Outcomes: Effective Planning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Young Adults. Pamela Luft, 2016. Book. (WV 270 L949 2016 RHB).
Many students struggle with the transition from high school to the next stage of their lives. For deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students, that struggle can be intensified by barriers and discriminatory attitudes they face in their communities, schools, and workplaces. Though much progress has been made, they are often underemployed and underpaid, and they receive postsecondary training at lower rates than other disability groups. This book explores the reasons for these statistics and offers strategies and resources that can improve outcomes.
Promoting Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities. Robert L. Morgan, 2016. Book. (LC 4019 M849p 2016 RHB).
The purpose of this book is to describe issues, processes, and outcomes in the transition from special education to adulthood for youth with disabilities, with particular attention to (1) evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices in transition; (2) practices that can be implemented in schools and communities to improve post-school outcomes; and (3) methods for involving youth and their families as driving forces in transition.
The Psychology of Working: Expanding Our Vision to Affirm Race and Culture. 85 min. 2007. DVD. (D0753)
Dr. David Blustein explores the social justice implications of the psychology of working and the role of race and culture. He presents perspectives for working across multiple contexts. Blustein’s more inclusive approach explores how taking into account race and culture impacts the research, theory, and practice of career development.
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. Erik. Brynjolfsson, 2014. Book. (HC 79 B916 2014 RHB).
In this book, the authors reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds, from lawyers to truck drivers, will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research, the authors identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity.
The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting in): Over 600 Tips, Techniques, and Strategies Revealed. Lynn F. Jacobs, 2015. Book. (HF 5382 J17 2015 RHB).
Offering step-by-step, practical tips, the book walks the student (and his or her parents) through the major moments of the college selection process: learning about the kinds of college, devising a coherent initial list, sizing up the curricula and programs of study, planning and carrying out an informative tour of the colleges, constructing a unified and compelling application, obtaining and evaluating financial aid offers, and making a final choice that will match the student's abilities and interests to what the college has to offer.
Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl. 83 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0762)
Dana lives with severe Crohn's Disease. Spending as much time in the hospital as out, Dana depends on intravenous nutrition, constant vigilance and a wicked sense of humor to keep her alive. Now she faces the daunting task of deciding how she wants to live the rest of her life, coping with the limitations and rigors of her current routine or taking a leap of faith on a complicated transplant that could give her a chance at a different life.
The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home. Peg Dawson, 2016. Book. (BF 637 S4 D272 2016 RHB).
This book provides a state of the art resource specifically geared to adults. It offers expert guidance for boosting executive skills, the core brain based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. Readers will be drawn in by realistic examples, self quizzes, and science based tools for strengthening time management, organization, emotional control, and more. And what you can't change, you can work around! The book is packed with simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life.
Smart But Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential. Richard Guare, 2013. Book. (WS 350.8 A8 G914 2013 RHB).
This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills, the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Learn step-by-step strategies to help a teen live up to his or her potential while making the family relationship stronger.
Soft Skills in the Workplace, 2nd ed. 35 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0752)
This video discusses the importance of soft skills in the workplace through engaging vignettes and interviews with hiring managers. Viewers will discover how to use and improve their soft skills to be more productive on the job and successful in their career. The video is divided into five sections: making a professional impression; acting with integrity; communicating effectively; working as part of a team; pushing yourself to succeed.
Stem Careers in Two Years: Computer and Information Technology. 22 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0712)
This DVD features profiles of three IT workers who make a comfortable after only two years of higher education. Viewers meet Bob, a help desk administrator for an innovative retail company; Mike, a system administrator for a communications company; and Joe, a network engineer for a custom IT service provider. Each describes the job search path that led to a position with professional, emotional, and financial rewards. Their managers and coworkers also provide input.
The Stigma of Disease and Disability: Understanding Causes and Overcoming Injustices. 2014. Book. (WB 320.3 S855 2014 RHB).
People with physical or mental disabilities such as HIV, substance abuse, cancer, or depression are negatively affected not only by the disease but also by others' negative reactions to it. This book prepares advocates and health care professionals to more effectively fight the social injustice of stigma and better support the families of those with disabilities. Readers will gain a solid understanding of the common experience of stigma as well as how to combat prejudiced responses to ten disabilities, including childhood disorders, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease.
Supported Employment: Applying the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model to Help Clients Compete in the Workforce. Sarah J. Swanson, 2011. Book. (D 7255 S972 2011 RHB).
This book helps professionals learn the skills to conduct interviews with consumers and build relationships with employers, create job search plans, develop a process for consumers to try out jobs, collaborate with other practitioners, provide ongoing job support, and work with consumers on co-occurring addiction or mental health disorders.
Take Charge of Your Life: How to Get What You Need with Choice Theory Psychology. William Glasser, 2013. Book. (WM 420 G549t 2013 RHB).
This book explains choice theory using personalized examples and illustrative stories that allow the reader to learn how to improve relationships and take charge of their actions. Topics include marital and relationship problems, parenthood, addictions, pain management, and psychosomatic disorders.
Take Ten Volume 2 : Ten minute Leadership Lessons for Teams. 100 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0747)
This DVD contains leadership lessons presented by well-known authors and speakers from the Global Leadership Summit faculty. Topics include challenge assessment (Bill Hybels), vision (Jack Welch), strategy for giving (Blake Mycoskie), managing foolish people (Henry Cloud), and entrepreneurship (Len Schlesinger).
Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Getting the Best of Worry, Stress, and Fear. Bret A. Moore, 2014. Book. (WM 172 M821 2014 RHB).
This book presents well-established methods for reducing anxiety. Using case examples and providing techniques, the book teaches readers to identify and prevent the negative effects of anxiety. The author explains the pros and cons of anxiety medications and offers guidance for finding professional help.
Transferable Skills: What They Are and How You Get Them. 101 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0609)
"Employers are looking for candidates with communication, organizational, leadership, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Viewers will be able to define these skills and watch as people that do the hiring at major corporations and government organizations explain what skills they are looking for when hiring. This five-part series will help viewers identify transferable skills and highlight those skills in job interviews."
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive Living, 2nd ed. Jennie Ponsford, 2012. Book. (WL 354 P798 2012 RHB).
This book's clinical focus provides both comprehensive background information and practical strategies for dealing with common problems with thinking, memory, communication, behavior, and emotional adjustment in both adults and children with traumatic brain injury. It addresses a wide range of challenges, from those which begin with impairment of consciousness, to those occurring for many years after injury, and presents strategies for maximizing participation in all aspects of community life.
The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges. Gen Tanabe,.2015. Book. (HF 5382 T161u 2015 RHB).
This book provides detailed profiles on academics, student life, athletics, admissions, scholarships, and financial aid for 300 colleges.
Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Elisha Goldstein, 2015. Book. (WM 171.5 G624 2015 RHB).
The author believes that overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is possible by harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. In seven simple steps, she shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions. 2014. Book. (WL 354 U55 2014 RHB).
This collection of reviews and reports presents knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI) from predominantly neuropsychological perspectives and practices. It contains a wealth of facts, theories, and recommendations to inform and guide clinicians who care for patients with TBI and their families.
Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children. 2015. Book. (WW 276 V831 2015 ECI).
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the United States. This book is a comprehensive sourcebook of knowledge about CVI and best practices for working with affected children. Chapters illuminate the complexities of vision loss related to brain injury and neurological causes and provide readers with approaches to assessment and intervention.
Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People with Intellectual Disability. 2015. Book. (HD 7255 W357 2015 RHB).
This book is a testament to the fact that employment prospects for people with intellectual disabilities are changing. It presents numerous examples of employment successes and describes emerging practices in post-secondary education, training and employment.
A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences. Sarah Horton, 2013. Book. (TK 5105.888 H823w 2013 RHB).
If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, this book will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions, practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2016. Book. (HF 5383 B691w 2016 RHB).
This revised version of a classic book includes the strategies most needed to survive in this job market and explains how to incorporate social media tools into a job search. It includes information on resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to start your own business.
What is Diabetes? 15 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0757)
This program is designed to provide insight on what diabetes does to a person's body, the various types of diabetes and important steps to prevent or decrease the risk of complications.
When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders: A Guide for Psychotherapists. James Morrison, 2015. Book. (WM 90 M879 2015 RHB)
This book helps practitioners think outside the mental health box and recognize when a client may urgently need a medical evaluation. Part I provides an accessible overview of symptoms that can be observed in a standard mental status examination and may point to medical illness. Case vignettes and interviewing pointers help readers hone their diagnostic skills. Part II presents concise facts, including basic medical information and physical and mental symptoms, on more than 60 diseases and syndromes.
Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking. Matthew E. May, 2016. Book. (BF 441 M467w 2016 RHB).
There is a distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. This book explains fatal flaws of thinking and provides solutions to raise our thinking game to a more mindful level.The solutions lead to better decision making, higher levels of creativity, clearer strategies and overall success.
Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease, Keep Working, Girlfriend!. Rosalind. Joffe, 2008. Book. (WD 305 J64 2008 RHB).
This book is for women who live with chronic illness. It encourages them to stay employed to preserve their independence and sense of self. The authors look at what it takes to be successful in a job while managing a chronic illness, including developing strategies and tactics, evaluating communication skills, building a support team, and considerations for self-employment.
The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens. Jeanette Purkis, 2014. Book. (WM 203.5 P985w 2014 RHB)
This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work, helping teens with autism figure out what kind of job might suit their skills and interests and how to go about getting it.
Work Smarts Using Multiple Intelligences to Make Better Career Choices. 2009. Kit. (KT0086)
This assessment can be completed in 15 minutes and is for use as an occupational exploration and career development tool in high schools and colleges. It can also have value in workforce programs looking for a holistic way to assess an individual's occupational interests as well as their potential strengths as an employee. This assessment feeds into the following eight scales corresponding to eight intelligences: people smart; self smart; logic smart; spatial smart; word smart; music smart; body smart; nature smart.
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