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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


Addressing the challenging behavior of childen with high-functioning autism/Asperger syndrome in the classroom : a guide for teachers and parents / Moyes, Rebecca. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 154 p.

This book provides possible explanations for some of the behaviours children with autism /Apsperger syndrome may exhibit, so that teachers and parents can design individualized, positive behaviour support plans that are effective. It explains how to create environmental supports for different kinds of behaviour problems and incorporate specific teaching strategies to address target areas of development.

SC/AUT MOY [P12216]








Annette Joosten's book of cool strategies : a personal social script workbook for Australian primary-age students / Joosten, Annette. -- Redcliffe, Qld: book in hand, 2003. 1 vol. (unpaged) ; 30 cm.

The stories in this book have been written in the tradition of Carol Gray's Social Stories. They have been written to describe what happens in a situation, what each person does and why. The main aim is to improve the child's understanding of the situation and hopefully result in a positive change in the child's behaviour. Each social story is accompanied by a worksheet that can be used to personalise the story. Each worksheet and strategy can be made more complex or simpler to meet the individual students needs. They cover a range of social situations that may arise at school starting with saying hello, and also look at emotions and personal care.

SC/AUT JOO [P13066]








Asperger's rules! How to make sense of school and friends / Grossberg, Blythe. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2012. 127 p. ; 23 cm.

A large part of school isn't just taking tests, reading, and writing - it's knowing the rules for behaviour in the classroom and learning how to communicate with teachers and classmates. This book aims to make school easier for students with Asperger's by explaining the confusing, and often unwritten, rules of the classroom. It has examples, quizzes, and exercises to help the student understand their feelings and emotions; ask teachers for help; have good classroom behaviour; navigate lunch, recess, gym, and other school situations; interact with other students; deal with bullies and mean students; and maintain healthy habits.

SC/ASP GRO [P14592]








Asperger syndrome - what teachers need to know / Winter, Matt. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 96p

Written by a teacher, this book gives teachers a basic understanding of what Asperger Syndrome is and the behaviours and characteristics of children with Asperger Syndrome. The author looks at how teaching methods and classroom strategies can be better adapted to integrate these children and at topics such as the role of the teacher's aide, social skills, playground behaviour and issues such as homework and study.

SC/ASP WIN [P10541]








Aussie school fonts deluxe / NEW HORIZONS. -- Armidale, NSW: New Horizons, 2003. 1 CD-ROM + 1 booklet

This program converts existing word processor documents into handwriting worksheets. Fonts are included for all states and territories using print, precursive and cursive versions. Each font can be used in the format of solid, outlined or dotted and can be used with or without guidelines. Suitable to be used in the classroom or at home.

CC 371.4 AUS [P11150]










Autism and flexischooling : a shared classroom and homeschooling approach / Lawrence, Clare. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 144 p. ; 22 cm.

This book on flexischooling, or part-time school combined with homeschooling, offers an introduction as to how this option can be of benefit to a child with autism. The author describes ways to evaluate whether this option is right for the child, how to organise this arrangement effectively, and how to ensure curriculum and examination goals are met. It includes examples of part-time schooling at both the primary and seconday level.

SC/AUT LAW [P14638]








Autism at school -- [Auckland]: Southern Moon Productions, 2009. 1 DVD (150 min.)

This is a resource for teachers and parents in which New Zealand teachers show how they are creating learning environments where children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can thrive. Parents discuss the problems and successes they've had dealing with school, and children talk about what works for them. The first eighty minutes features classroom action in mainstream schools, satellite classes and a special school, then fifty minutes of advice and tips for teachers and parents, and twenty minutes of students talking about school.

SC/V AUT AUT [P12959;P12960]










Autism in the classroom : a resource kit for teachers of students with an autism spectrum disorder / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2005?] 60 p.

A handbook for teachers of students with autism. Part one examines autism spectrum disorders and approaches in dealing with issues in communication, social skills, obsessions, anxiety and cognition. Part two elaborates by offering strategies and activities to use in a classroom situation. Part three focuses on managing difficult behaviour and discusses how to prepare and implement a behaviour management plan.

SC/AUT AUT [P10874;P10934]








Autism preparation kit for teachers / Oakley, Bec. www.snagglebox.com, 2013. 67 p. + appx ; 30 cm.

This guide will help the teacher understand what to expect when teaching an autistic student for the first time, and show how to turn the classroom into an effective learning space for the student. .

SC/AUT OAK [P15012]








Autism spectrum disorders : a resource pack for school staff / NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY. -- London: National Autistic Society, [2010] 41 p. ; 30 cm.

Designed to help staff working in an educational setting, this guide includes information about autism, as well as strategies to include children and teenagers in the classroom and wider school environment, and help all young people towards an understanding of the condition. It also includes a listing of further resources for staff and pupils. This resource can be downloaded at http://www.bickidsschoolclub.com/Education_Resource_Pack.pdf.

SC/AUT AUT [P13325]








Been there. Done that. Finally getting it right. Developing authentic individual education plans for students with autism : lessons from a mother and teacher / Krumins, Jennifer. -- Peterborough, Ontario: Autism Aspirations, 2014. 173 p. ; 28 cm.

This book was written from the perspective of a mother and special education teacher for students of all ages with autism. It aims to provide easy to read, common sense advice in creating effective educational plans and programs for students of all ages with autism.

SC/AUT KRU [P15660]








Ben, his helmet and bees in your bonnet / Frances, Nelle. -- Caloundra, Qld: Janelle Wall trading as Nelle Frances, 2005. 48 p.

Ben, who is in grade three, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is soon to be sports day and according to Ben this is the most dreaded day of the year but luckily with the help of his helmet and teachers they find some solutions to help Ben through the day. Written for the 8 to 12 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10940]










Ben, his helmet and hats off / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2004. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben has forgotten that Friday was assembly day at school and he doesn't like assembly but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10941]










Ben, his helmet and the crashing cymbals / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is music day and Ben gets scared by the loud music sounds especially the cymbals but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10942]










Ben, his helmet and the too tight hair / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 12 p. + 5 looseleaf worksheets

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben's troubles begin when his teacher thinks he is not listening in class and it takes his special helmet to come to his rescue. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10943]










Brain Gym : teacher's edition : the companion guide to the Brain Gym book, for parents, educators, and all others interested in the relationship between movement and whole-brain learning / Dennison, Paul E.; Dennison, Gail E. -- Ventura, Ca: Edu-Kinesthetics, 1994. 45 p.

Encourages whole-brain learning through a series of simple movements and activities. This book can be used in the classroom or at home to help students improve their performance and behaviour skills. The teacher's edition provides an in-depth explanation of the key Brain Gym movements and learning concepts. Includes midline movements, lengthening activities, energy exercises and movements to improve reading, thinking, writing, self awareness and home-study skills.

CC 618.928 DEN [P11582]








Choosing a school for a child with special needs / Birnbaum, Ruth. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 287 p. ; 23 cm.

The aim of this book is to make education as accessible as possible for children who rely on others to be their advocates. This book should be of use to parents and professionals who may be considering a particular school and not have the educational background or experience to understand whether provision is appropriate or not. It seeks to address questions which may arise and steer parents and professionals through the confusing world of school life.

CC 370 BIR [P13231]








Commonsense methods for children with special educational needs : strategies for the regular classroom / Westwood, Peter. -- London: ACER, 2003. 245 p.

Provides a source of practical ideas for teachers to use in mainstream classrooms to meet the needs of children with intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities. The book discusses learning difficulties, effective instruction, self management for children, behaviour management, social skills, literacy and numeracy skills and adapting curriculum and instruction.

CC 370 WES [P10647]








Communication in all curriculum areas : embedding an exchange communication system in learning activities / Grant, Jenny; Webb, Pat; Gardner, Judy. -- Canning Vale: KLIK Enterprises, 2002. 88 p.

This book aims to help teachers who are using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and builds on two previous books published by KLIK Enterprises. Topics covered include: embedding PECS in learning activities; linking PECS to reading; embedding PECS with older students; and learning activities. .

CC 371.1 GRA [P11772]








Count us in ! : curriculum support package / DISABILITY SERVICES COMMISSION. -- [Perth]: Disability Services Commission, 2006. 1 DVD (41 min.) + 1 CD-ROM + 5 booklets

Featuring the personal stories of fourteen young people with a disability, this specially-designed resource for teachers can be used with students from kindergarten to Year 12 to enhance their understanding of disability and the issues affecting people with disabilities. Aims to complement current practices within values education and inclusive education by encouraging friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone.

CC 370 COU [P11691;P11725]










Creating circles of friends : a peer support and inclusion workbook / Newton, Colin; Wilson, Derek. -- Nottingham: Inclusive Solutions, 2003. 96 p.

This book describes an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream setting, of any young person who is experiencing difficulties in school because of intellectual disability, a personal crisis or their challenging behaviour towards others. The 'circle of friends' approach works by mobilising the young person's peers to provide support and assist in problem solving with the person in difficulty.

CC 375.4 NEW [P12350]








Developing inclusive school communities : strategies for parents / Kennish, Fae. -- Auchenflower, Qld: Community Resource Unit Inc. 1998. 67p

Written by someone who is both a parent of a disabled child and a teacher this book focuses on the role that parents can play in the successful inclusion of their child in a regular school. It is also of interest to teachers and is filled with practical examples and anecdotes.

CC 370 KEN [P08238]








Dyslexia and other learning difficulties : the facts / Selikowitz, Mark. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 159p.

This book clearly outlines what is known about dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities, with an emphasis on information that is of relevance and practical use for parents. It covers difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, writing, spelling,arithmetic and language as well as more subtle conditions such as clumsiness, social unease and attention deficit disorder.

SC/AAA SEL [P10705]








Every child can learn : using learning tools and play to help children with developmental delay / Stroh, Katrin; Robinson, Thelma; Proctor, Alan. -- London: Sage Publications, 2008. xxi, 208 p. + CD-ROM

This book offers techniques and activities used to help children with development delay develop their learning with a focus on: development of learning tools; working with parents; language and communication; behaviour and emotional development and; integration of learning into everyday life. Activities are designed so they can be carried out at home, school or a therapy room with the child's parent, teacher or therapist. The book includes a CD-ROM with printable material for making cards and worksheets, plus illustrative video material.

CC 305.2315 STR [P12510]








An extraordinary school : re-modelling special education / James, Sara, Ed. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2012. xix, 186 p. ; 24 cm.

This book is the story of an innovative school that will challenge readers to re-think how special education is taught. Port Phillip Specialist School has received national and international recognition as a best practice model for educating children with special needs. It has a unique three-pronges approach to education. It uses: a full-service school model, in which a wide range of educational, medical, paramedical and mental health services operate collaboratively within the school; an integrated model of service delivery, in which teachers, specialists and therapists collaborate to address the specific needs of each student; and an arts- based curriculum that uses dance, drama and the visual arts to teach literacy, numeracy and living skills.

CC 370 JAM [P14623]








Fitting in and having fun. Volume 2 : moving on to middle school -- Fryeburg, Mn: TD Social Skills, [2008] 1 DVD

This DVD will help prepare children who are entering a mainstream middle school as well as assist children who already attend middle school, but are having a difficult time adjusting. Presented by teenagers, it provides practical advice on how students can handle new and complex situations as they arise and encourages students to discuss issues that may be affecting them. It teaches strategies they can use to improve organisational, academic and social skills. Topics covered include: the first day; getting along; safety in hallways; making friends; paying attention; staying organised; physical education; bullying; lunchtime; flirting; and homework.

CC 305.2313 FIT [P12330]










Going to school / Civardi, Anne. -- London: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2005. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

This book is from a series that introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time. This book talks about going to school and some of the daily routines such us getting ready in the morning, arrival, activities, the playground, and going home.

CC 370 CIV [P15645]










Helping students take control of everyday executive functions / Moraine, Paula. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 208 p. ; 23 cm.

Described as 'The Attention Fix' this is a guide to teachers and parents in helping students learn how they learn. The book presents a model for strengthening and developing executive function in any student, including those with attention, memory, organisation, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties. It provides guidance on how to support each student's evolving executive function, and how to encourage those who are ready to develop self-advocacy and become more responsible for the development of his or her own executive function skills.

CC 371.1 MOR [P14585]








How difficult can this be ? : the F.A.T City workshop / Lavoie, Richard. -- Greenwich, CT: Peter Rosen Productions, 1989. 1 DVD (70 min.) + 1 booklet

Richard Lavoie takes the viewer on a tour of F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety, Tension) City and the world of the child with learning disabilities. Teachers, parents and counsellors are presented with learning disabilities from a child's perspective, an overview of learning disabilities and how to recognise the student with a learning disability. Strategies and hints to help children with learning disabilities focus on the areas of processing language, risk-taking, visual perception, reading comprehension, effects on behaviour, visual motor coordination, oral expression, reading and decoding, auditory and visual capabilities and fairness. The leader's guide booklet includes theme based discussion topics to use in workshops. The DVD includes an interview with the author.

CC 371.1 LAV [P11593]










"How does your engine run?" : a leader's guide to the Alert Program for self regulation / Williams, Mary Sue; Shellenberger, Sherry. -- Albuquerque, N.M.: TherapyWorks, 1996. 1 v. (various pagings)

Called the Alert Program, this practical handbook implements three key stages by applying twelve steps to teach students independent self regulation. The program is designed to assist students understand the basic theory of sensory integration in relation to arousal states by helping children monitor, maintain and change their level of alertness to suit the situation. Includes worksheets, charts, pictures and a comprehensive range of activities to enhance the education of children with processing difficulties. More activities and programs can be found in the book "Take five! : staying alert at home and school".

CC 618.928 WIL [P14688]








How to make school make sense : a parents' guide to helping the child with Asperger syndrome / Lawrence, Clare. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 123 p.

This book discusses how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, to the benefit of all students. It describes a range of strategies including peer education, classroom layout, the use of visual cues and rules, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff.

SC/ASP LAW [P12243]








How well does your IEP measure up ? : quality indicators for effective service delivery / Twachtman-Cullen, Diane; Twachtman-Reilly, Jennifer. -- Higganum, CT: Starfish Press, 2002. 250 p.

Explains how to write an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) using a step by step guide to create quality need-based educational programs for students with autism and related disorders. Part one discusses the essential elements of the IEP including past and present practices, measuring performance, methodology and evaluation. Part two provides samples of IEP goal and objective templates.

SC/AUT TWA [P11959]








I can cook, too! / Mervine, Pat; Mark, Marie; Burton, Michele. -- Solana Beach, Ca: Mayer-Johnson Inc. 2007. vi, 329 p.

This is a comphrehensive early education curriculum guide centred around the multisensory experience of cooking. The activities are appropriate for children with a developmental age of 3 to 7 years and can be used in a variety of settings including regular, inclusion and special education classrooms, speech-language and occupational therapy sessions, camps, and at home with parents. The activities are suitable for normally developing children and include adaptations for children with impairments in speech, language, vision, hearing and/or fine and gross motor skills, intellectual disabilities, or English as a second language.

CC 641.5 MER [P12492]








I can't do this but I can do that : a film for families about learning difficulties -- [USA]: HBO Documentary Films, 2011. 1 DVD (30 min.)

This documentary looks at a group of young people attending Denver Academy, a school for students with learning differences, and shows how they have overcome their challenges and associated low self esteem to accept themselves, as well as succeed academically and in the arts. Interview segments are intercut with scenes of the children engaged in the activities that reflect their talents, including music and poetry.

CC 306.874 ICA [P14767]










I need help with school! / Moyes, Rebecca A. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2003. vi, 191 p.

This book helps parents understand their legal rights and rights of their child with regard to childhood education and provides advice on designing an individualised education program (IEP) that acknowledges and addresses the special needs of their child. It also covers common issues that come up during a child's early school experience including: developing social skills; encouraging self esteem; dealing with teasing and bullying; and addressing challenging behaviours.

SC/AUT MOY [P12294]








In the deep end : survival strategies for beginning teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders / Ilott, Gail Anne. -- Rockhampton: Gail Anne Ilot, 2005. 103 p. ; 30 cm.

This "is a book specially designed to assist teachers, aides and parents who are new to the experience of helping children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It is neither a textbook, nor a study reference book. It is simply a practical desktop assistant to grab when ideas are needed fast! It contains practical strategies and insights gleaned from the working classroom. The tools and strategies included have been a proven lifeline when thrown in the deep end". (Book Cover)

SC/AUT ILO [P13067;P13137]








Inclusion for all teachers : teaching students with special needs in local schools and special education settings / KLIK ENTERPRISES. -- Canning Vale: KLIK Enterprises, 2004. 88 p.

This book focuses on teaching students with disabilities in any setting using a six step framework. The chapters include getting started with needed information, modifications and equipment, a brief overview of inclusion, nine different ways in which teachers may adapt instruction to meet diverse student needs, the why, how and what of writing Individual Education Plans (IEP) and a review of good behaviour management and communication practices.

CC 371.1 INC [P11773]








Inclusion in practice - educating children with Down syndrome at primary school / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 1 DVD (75 min.) + 1 leaflet

This film explores how inclusion education works in practice and presents the keys to effective inclusion through discussion with families, educators and researchers. It examines issues for children with Down syndrome, including learning in the classroom, planning, support and social inclusion and also offers advice and information for parents, teachers, assistants and anyone involved in educating children with Down syndrome.

SC/V DOW INC [P11860]










Inclusive programming for high school students with autism or Asperger's syndrome / Wagner, Sheila. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2009. xxiii, 392 p. ; 28 cm.

This comprehensive guide is to give parents and teachers help to give their child or student the best possible high school experience. The author provides strategies and solutions for before, during and after high school. Topics include transitioning from middle school, IEP goals and objectives, accommodations/modifications, course selections, developing friendships, dating, bullying, graduation requirements, zero-tolerance and discipline standards, driving permits, preparing for college, employment options, transitioning to the adult world, and planning for inclusion into the community.

SC/AUT WAG [P14921]








Making change easier : helping students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder prepare for changes during the school day, from day to day or transition from school to school : a guide for parents and schools / Handley, Erica. -- Fullarton, SA: Autism SA, 2006. 64 p. ; 30 cm.

This book was written for parents/caregivers and teachers of students with an ASD. It provides information about why a students has difficulties coping with change. Included are suggestions to help a student who has difficulties dealing with changes from one activity to the next, one lesson to the next, or from one school to the next. It also discusses the importance of careful transition planning when a student moves from one year level to the next, including from pre-school to primary school, from primary to high school, and to post school options.

SC/AUT HAN [P12818]








Making the move : a guide for schools and parents on the transfer of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from primary to secondary schools / Al-Ghani, K. I.; Kenward, Lynda. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 91 p. ; 30 cm.

This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary school as easy as possible for children with ASDs. Since children with ASDs often struggle with change, the book advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements.It "provides effective strategies and resources to encourage and inspire greater confidence" for pupils, their parents and their schools. (Book cover)

SC/AUT ALG [P12561]








Many ways to learn : a kid's guide to LD / Stern, Judith M.; Ben-Ami, Uzi. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2011. 112 p. ; 23 cm.

This book explains learning disabilities (LD) and presents advice and strategies for children and adolescents with learning disabilities to get ahead in school. It has separate chapters on reading, math, written language, oral, and non-verbal LD. It aims to help build specific skills such as in doing homework, taking tests, planning and organising, using technology - and to boost confidence. The guide also gives ideas on making friends, dealing with parents, and feeling good about yourself.

CC 370 STE [P13544]








Middle school : the stuff nobody tells you about : a teenage girl with high-functioning autism shares her experiences / Moss, Haley. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2010. xiv, 160 p. ; 23 cm.

Written by a fourteen year old with high functioning autism, this is a helpful guide for young girls on the spectrum, or any girl who experiences challenges 'fitting in'. The author shares her successes and bumps in the road with those approaching or beginning the transition to middle/junior high school. She is thorough in her discussion of pitfalls that can be avoided - from how to open the locker to dealing with boys. It includes talking to teachers, academics, friendships, body changes and handling stress. It is written in a language that teenagers can understand, but also lends a new perspective to parents, teachers and siblings.

SC/ASP MOS [P13211]








Move to learn : addressing the causes of academic and social underachievement in children / Pheloung, Barbara. -- Manly, NSW: Move To Learn, 2002. 1 DVD (50 min.)

Demonstrates the movement program that aims to help improve the concentration skills of children who have learning difficulties in literacy, numeracy and socialisation. Explains how learning can be affected by movement, visual perception, hearing, speech and organisational skills. Other resources in the program include "Why and how to get started" booklet (P11010), "Help your child to learn" book (P11013), "Overcoming learning difficulties" book (P11011) and "Help your class to learn" book (P11014).

CC 371.1 PHE [P11009]










Moving on up : helping children move from primary to high school / Mollica, Deanne. / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2005. 1 vol. (looseleaf) + 1 DVD + 1 CD ROM + 1 booklet

A comprehensive tool for parents, teachers and therapists for planning and preparing a child to make the transition from primary school to high school. The manual is most useful for families of children with mild to moderate disabilities. The first section of the manual explains the preparations that need to take place prior to a child commencing high school, detailing the tasks and the order that they should be completed. The second part of the manual includes ideas and strategies to help a child develop the skills needed in a high school setting. This section is further broken into three sub sections covering "getting organised", "becoming independent" and "fitting in". The CD ROM provides templates, forms and worksheets used in the resource. The "My high school book" and DVD is for children to help familiarise themselves with their new high school.

CC 370 MOL [P11176]










My new school : a workbook to help students transition to a new school / Trautman, Melissa L. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2010. vii, 71 p. ; 28 cm.

Understanding that even the smallest change can cause anxiety to students on the autism spectrum, the author has written a book designed to help students plan for and experience a successful transition to a new school. It is an interactive workbook with practical activities to demystify the transition process, making it more predictable, manageable, and less anxiety provoking. It is a resource for students, parents and teachers,

SC/AUT TRA [P13631]








Navigating your choices : a guide for parents of children with special learning needs / DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. -- East Perth: Government of Western Australia, 2011. 12 p. ; 20 cm.

This booklet has been written to address the need for a resource that clearly outlines the options for children with special learning needs in Western Australian public schools. It gives a broad overview of the types of support and services in public schools to help parents make the right decision for them and their child. This new, revised edition contains updated information for parents about the public school choice available.

CC 370 NAV [P14358;P14359]








Numeracy and learning difficulties : approaches to teaching and assessment / Westwood, Peter. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2000. 127 p.

This handbook is designed to help teachers teach mathematics more effectively. Provides problem solving strategies to improve numeracy for students with learning difficulties. Examines current issues and trends of teaching mathematics in the classroom and discusses using tools such as a calculator. Covers issues in addition, multiplication, division and subtraction.

CC 371.1 WES [P10649]








On my first day : a collection of messages from kindergarten & year 1 students -- [Canberra]: Government of ACT, [2012] 35 p. ; 30 cm.

This is a collection of messages from kindergarten and year one students about starting school, in children's own voices. Through their own words and drawings there is insight into how these children feel about their first day of school, and what they thought was important for other children to know. It is also intended as a conversation starter for parents to talk to their child about starting school.

CC 370 ONM [P14396]








Overcoming learning difficulties : how you can help a child who finds it hard to learn / Pheloung, Barbara; King, Jill. -- Moorebank, NSW: Transworld Publishers, 1992. 224 p.

A practical handbook that provides body awareness activities for children with learning difficulties. The step by step illustrated activities aim to help the child with learning difficulties reach their full potential in the home and classroom. Other resources in the program include "Move to learn" DVD (P11009), "Why and how to get started" booklet (P11010), "Help your child to learn" book (P11011) and "Help your class to learn" book (P11014).

CC 371.1 PHE [P11011]








Primary school transition checklist.Transition checklist preschool to primary / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1999. [11 p.]

This checklist provides a guide for parents to help them identify potential problems in transition from preschool to primary school programs. The checklist also provides questions to ask the principal of a prospective school.

SC/DOW DOW [P10953]








Quick-guides to inclusion 2: ideas for educating students with disabilities / Giangreco, Michael F. Ed. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 1998. 139 p.

A user friendly tool for making inclusion work in the classroom. Topics covered include adapting the curriculum, instructional strategies, communication systems in the classroom, administration in inclusive schools and transition from school to adult life.

CC 370 QUI [P08491]








Reading and learning difficulties : approaches to teaching and assessment / Westwood, Peter. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2001. 136 p.

This handbook provides a comprehensive guide on teaching reading skills to children with learning difficulties. Issues covered in learning to read include phonic awareness and skills, comprehension strategies and sight vocabulary. The chapter on the reading process discusses word identification and comprehending text. The types of learning difficulties are identified and specific methods and strategies discussed to help children read efficiently. The book highlights assessment, intervention and support strategies to help overcome reading difficulties.

CC 371.1 WES [P10651]








Sailing smoothly : aspergers and autism in your classroom / Lowes, Tanya; Blackman, Mary Jane. -- Redcliffe, Qld: Book in Hand, 2010. 75 p. ; 30 cm.

This book is designed to help the classroom teacher better apply the general principles of including or working with a student with an autism spectrum disorder in such a way that the whole class benefits. Topics covered include: why understanding the features which define an ASD are significant in creating a truly inclusive classroom; differences in learning styles in students with ASD and what this means in relation to presentation and organisation; sensory differences; alterations to workload; classroom adaptations, environment and presentation; schedules, body language, special interests and simple ideas to use everyday.

SC/AUT LOW [P13302]








School floors : effective perceptual movement programs for your classroom / Pheloung, Barbara. -- Manly, NSW: Iceform Pty Ltd, 2006. 291 p.

An illustrated guidebook on how to introduce movement techniques into the classroom for teachers who want to help students with learning difficulties improve their ability to succeed at school. Written with the help of Adelaide Occupational Therapist, Veronica Steer, and using testimonies from teachers, parents and other professionals this book explores the problems associated with learning and implementing movement programs to reduce or eliminate these problems. Discusses issues such as the nutritional aspects of food and food additives looking at the impact on the brain and learning. Using examples from successfully run movement programs this book provides an understanding of how the Move to Learn program works.

CC 371.1 PHE [P11704]








Secondary school transition checklist : a checklist to aid the smooth transition of a student with Down syndrome to secondary school.Transition to secondary school checklist / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1999. 21 p.

This checklist aids in identifying transition related goals and should be completed by the primary school classroom teacher, support staff and parents for the purpose of sharing the information gathered with individual subject teachers at the students secondary school.

SC/DOW DOW [P12296]








Securing appropriate education provision for children with autism spectrum disorders : a guide for parents and professionals / Hope-West, Allison. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 144 p. ; 23 cm.

This book covers a wide range of topics concerning the educational provision for children on the autism spectrum and also offers practical strategies to support your child with autism. It was written after the author followed the journey of one mother's attempt to secure appropriate educational provision for her autistic son in Britain. It is a guide that can walk parents and professionals through this journey. The author explains the implications of having, or not having a diagnosis; how to obtain a Statement of special educational needs (SEN); how to find and secure an appropriate school; and how to work effectively with outside agencies. Recognising that mainstream schooling is not the best option in every case, she also shows that independent schools and home-schooling can be viable options in some cases. Useful resources, websites, and other sources of information are also included.

SC/AUT HOP [P13508]








A sensory approach to the curriculum : for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties / Davis, Judy. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2001. 116p

This book explores the possibilities of presenting the school curriculum to children with complex needs in a sensitive and imaginative way that involves all the senses in the learning process. In the first section, the author outlines the sensory approach and provides working examples. The second section provides useful suggestions, activities, teaching strategies and resources.

371.928 DAV [P09374]








Simple strategies that work! : helpful hints for all educators of students with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disabilities / Myles, Brenda Smith; Adreon, Diane; Gitlitz, Dena. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. v, 40 p. ; 28 cm.

This book contains practical and positive strategies for teachers and educators of students with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism and pervasive developmental disorders - not otherwise specified. The ideas are appropriate for students of all ages and can be applied in all settings - in the classroom, on the playground, during lunch, physical education, recess and on field trips.

CC 371.1 MYL [P14558]








Social story readers / Semple, Debbie; Lechler, Shelia. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2006. 101 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, this social story reader has 16 stories depicting common social issues at home and school. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 375.3 LEC [P14282]








Spelling : approaches to teaching and assessment / Westwood, Peter. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 1999. 80 p.

Looks at the current issues and trends for the effective teaching of spelling. Examines the differences in learning levels and assesses teaching strategies to suit the individual student. Discusses different types of tools to encourage good spelling skills by using computers, spelling lists, proofreading, and word study. Provides an understanding of the problems students with learning difficulties face when trying to spell words.

CC 371.1 WES [P10652]








Starting school : stories from parents of children with a disability / Lady Gowrie Child Centre. -- [NSW]: Lady Gowrie Child Centre, [2009] 1 DVD (27 min.)

This is a DVD resource which draws on the lived experience of six families who have children with a disability. It provides practical advice on the transition to school for children with developmental delays or disabilities. It sets out how families and carers have worked with schools to ease the children´┐Żs transition to a mainstream school environment in a respectful and appropriate way. Presented by Paralympian Amy Winters, the DVD emphasises the importance of inclusion in early childhood education, care and school settings, highlighting the work that Gowrie will continue to undertake in this area. Korean, Vietnamese, Persian, Arabic, Dinka, Chinese, English, Video, Captioned edition.

CC 370 STA [P14930;P14931]










Stop and think : impulse control for children / Caselman, Tonia. -- Chapin, SC: YouthLight, 2005. 134 p.

This book provides more than 120 activities and reproducible worksheets to help children (ages 6-12) think about and practice strategies to become more reflective, and stop and think before acting. and learn how to "be the boss" over their impulses. The games, role-plays and worksheets are presented in a manner that easily engages students in the process of learning about and practicing impulse control. Students will learn how to: understand the value of impulse control; anticipate consequences; recognize and manage feelings; practice good listening skills; use impulse control with anger and anxiety; use patience and tolerance; practice good problem-solving strategies; use impulse control with peers; and "be the boss" over their impulses.

CC 305.2314 CAS [P12444]








Students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms : a resource for teachers / Shaddock, Anthony; Giorcelli, Loretta; Smith, Sue. / Project to Improve the Learning Outcomes of Students with Disabilities in the Early, Middle and Post Compulsory Years of Schooling. -- [Canberra]: Commonwealth of Australia, 2007. vii, 32 p.; 30 cm.

This booklet was produced by the "Project to Improve the Learning Outcomes of Students with Disabilities in the Early, Middle and Post Compulsory Years of Schooling". It addresses students with disabilities in the mainstream, strategies for teachers ( including assisting with friendship and networks - social inclusion), and provides other resources and references including websites.

CC 370 SHA [P13234]








Successful school change and transition for the child with asperger syndrome : a guide for parents / Lawrence, Clare. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 156 p. ; 23 cm.

This book provides parents of children with Asperger Syndrome with practical advice on how to prepare their child for moving to a new school, and how to make the transition as smooth as possible. It deals mostly with transitions that occur in the middle of the child's education, for example from primary to secondary school, when the child is getting older and greater independence is expected and parental influnce may be less encouraged.

SC/ASP LAW [P13206]








Supporting a child with autism : a guide for teachers and classroom assistants / Paley, Sharon. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2011. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

This booklet provides a practical introduction to autism for teachers and support workers, with examples of the sorts of behaviour that a child with autism may show in the classroom. Following this is a practical guide to developing simple strategies for working with a child with autism, including information on trickier situations that may be encountered.

SC/AUT PAL [P14185]








Supporting children with dyslexia : practical approaches for teachers and parents / Squires, Garry; Mckeown, Sally. -- Sydney: Software Publications, 2003. 105 p.

This practical book focuses on solutions to everyday problems in the classroom. It provides parents and teachers with a better understanding of what it is like to be dyslexic. Discusses strategies for developing skills to deal with individual differences using alternative approaches in teaching methods. Key issues include identifying strengths and weaknesses, the classroom environment and providing supportive strategies, using computers to help dyslexic students, developing organisation and planning skills, dyslexia and mathematics, providing emotional support, the parent's role and self help.

SC/AAA SQU [P10844]








Supporting successful transitions in students with autism / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 63 p.

Children with autism find change from a familiar environment to a new one daunting as they rely on routine to comprehend and manage many situations. This resource provides advice on how to plan ahead to prepare and support the transition phase from one environment to another, with emphasis on planning for transition to school. It includes information on visual supports to assist with communication, useful forms and checklists, and sample schedules and social stories specific to the school environment.

SC/AUT AUT [P12281;P12282]








The survival guide for kids with LD : learning differences / Fisher, Gary; Cummings, Rhoda. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2002. 102 p.

Written for 9 to 12 year olds, this book offers tips on how to cope at school and home with a learning disability. The book explains why children have learning disabilities, what a learning disability is and encourages children to seek help if they suspect they have a learning problem. There are tips on dealing with different emotions, making friends, teasing and bullying, homework and getting on with parents.

CC 370 FIS [P10642]










Take five! : staying alert at home and school / Williams, Mary Sue; Shellenberger, Sherry. -- Albuquerque, N.M.: TherapyWorks, 2001. 86 p.

The Alert Program helps children monitor, maintain and change their levels of alertness. This handbook highlights five ways to implement this strategy by incorporating sensorimotor methods in everyday routines. The activities presented in the book are simple and practical and designed to support children's learning in the home and at school. The Alert Program is discussed in full detail in the book "How does your engine run?: a leader's guide to the Alert Program for self regulation".

CC 618.928 WIL [P10914]








Teaching at home : a new approach to tutoring children with autism and asperger syndrome / Holland, Olga. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 128 p.

Introduces parents to the concept of home schooling. Discusses strategies for attracting and retaining attention and teaching methods to help the home schooler keep to a schedule. Using sensory and memory techniques to improve learning and social stories to develop social skills, the author gives advice on how to be successful with these approaches.

SC/AUT HOL [P11052]








Teaching by design : using your computer to create materials for students with learning differences / Voss, Kimberly S. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2005. 334 p. + CD-ROM

The author, a parent of a child with disabilities, has created this book to provide ideas and instructions for customized educational materials for children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. It combines the use of computer graphics, education concepts, and crafting to help teach visual perception, maths, language, communication, reading, handwriting, and self-help skills. Supported with anecdotal information about how the author created and used these materials to educate her child, this book shows how to adapt familiar educational materials and create new ones to meet an individual's specific learning needs. A CD-ROM includes templates to aid in the creation of customized materials including visual schedules, spelling cards and game pieces.

CC 371.1 VOS [P12483]








Teaching individuals with developmental delays : basic intervention techniques / Lovaas, O. Ivar. -- Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 2002. 429 p.

This comprehensive manual for teachers, parents and support workers provides a step by step program to teaching children with developmental delays and autism, demonstrating, in detail, effective behaviour intervention methods and teaching techniques. It includes sections on: Basic concepts - diagnosis, behavioural issues and the evaluation of behavioural treatment; Programs designed to facilitate transition into treatment; Early learning concepts - receptive identification of objects and behaviours, early play skills, self-help skills and arts and crafts; Expressive language - and early abstract language and grammar; Strategies for visual learners - facilitating communicative skills; Programatic considerations; Organisational and legal issues - includes obtaining appropriate public education and strategies for the development of early intervention parent support organizations.

SC/AUT LOV [P10508]








That's like me : stories about amazing people with learning differences / Lauren, Jill. -- New York: Star Bright Books, Inc. 2009. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 26 cm.

This book offers first hand accounts of successful people who learn differently. Whether it was reading, maths, writing, or speech and hearing problems, each person shares his or her inspiring story of facing the challenge of school, while pursuing important goals. This book could give valuable information and inspiration to struggling students.

CC 306.874 LAU [P13396]










Together we cook 'n' learn / Larkey, Sue; Durrant, Heather. -- Niddrie: Larmac Educational Resources, 2004. 52 p.

Using step by step instructions and colour photos, this cook book uses simple recipes that allow students to learn literacy, numeracy and other curriculum skills by cooking. This cook book can be used in conjunction with "Together we cook 'n' learn teaching manual".

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Together we cook n learn Teaching manual / Larkey, Sue; Durrant, Heather. -- Niddrie: Larmac Educational Resources, 2004. 53 p.

This teaching manual provides worksheets and evaluation sheets that can be used together with the colour photo cookbook "Together we cook 'n' learn". Covering all areas of the curriculum, the workbook is written as an inclusive tool for all students by using a six step programme that assesses and reassesses the students skills. Provides strategies that allow teachers to develop programmes that address the needs and capabilities of individual students.

CC 641.5 LAR [P10903]








Transition to school / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF NSW. -- Forestville, NSW: Autism Association of NSW, 2001. 220 p.

Provides strategies, worksheets and visual supports to assist parents on preparing children with autism spectrum disorders in the transition to mainstream schooling. The handbook starts with a description of autism spectrum disorders and continues with expectations on starting school. The focus is then directed at the necessary skills needed for starting school, preparing your child, thinking and learning styles, sensory issues, using visual supports, developing social skills, positive behaviour support, planning change, understanding emotions and incorporating programs for individual children.

SC/AUT TRA [P10669]








Transition to secondary school : a guide for parents.Transition to secondary school : parent booklet / Thornley, Judi. / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1998. 33 p.

Explains the transition process from primary school to secondary school for parents of a child with a disability. Provides guidelines on placement considerations and preparing the student for transition. A checklist of suggested questions to ask the principal of the secondary school and a transition timetable is also provided.

SC/DOW THO [P10951]








Why and how to get started / Pheloung, Barbara. -- Manly, NSW: Move To Learn, 2004. 13 p.

Introduces the 'Move to Learn' program by offering a simple introduction that explains how the movement program works and how it can help children with learning difficulties. Other resources in the program include "Move to learn" DVD (P11009), "Help your child to learn" book (P11013), "Overcoming learning difficulties" book (P11011) and "Help your class to learn" book (P11014).

CC 371.1 PHE [P11010]








Widening the circle : including children with disabilities in preschool programs / Odom, Samuel L., Ed. Et Al. -- New York: Teachers College Press, 2002. 212 p.

Researchers and early childhood special educators discuss practical suggestions for inclusive education for children with disabilities. Suggestions for teaching strategies include modifying activities and materials to help preschool children with disabilities as well as providing an environment that is supportive of inclusivity. Each chapter reflects the relationship between the child, teacher and classroom and looks at what facilitates or impedes inclusive education for preschool children with disabilities.

CC 370 ODO [P10599]








With open arms : creating school communities of support for kids with social challenges using circle of friends, extracurricular activities, and learning teams / Schlieder, Mary. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 132 p.

Written to help students who struggle with social interactions, this manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement Circle of Friends, promote participation in extracurricular activities, and establish professional learning teams to create accepting peers and staff. It includes cases studies in an easy-to-read format, worksheets, study guides, activities, charts and checklists.

CC 305.2313 SCH [P12212]








Working with Asperger syndrome in the classroom : an insider's guide / Ansell, Gill D. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 175 p. ; 22 cm.

This book begins by exploring common behaviours of children with Asperger syndrome and the implications these can have within a mainstream school setting. It goes on to give practical advice for one-to-one teaching, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information about how personal well-being can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included. By providing strategies, and understanding as to why they work, this book is a resource for the teacher or teaching assistant supporting children in an inclusive classroom.

SC/ASP ANS [P13995]








Working with teachers : a guide for parents / Tullemans, Anna. -- [QLD]: A. Tullemans, 2007. 53 p. ; 21 cm.

This is a guide for those parents who want to work collaboratively with their child's teacher.It informs the parent on relating to teachers through support and establishing a team approach, to finding the right solutions for the individual child. It shows how to construct and use the building blocks of effective partnerships with teachers to promote meaningful and effective learning.

CC 370 TUL [P14636]