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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


125 brain games for babies : simple games to promote early brain development / Silberg, Jackie. -- Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 1999. 143 p.

This book provides a collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of babies. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth to 12 months. Each game has information on the latest brain research and a discussion of how that activity promotes brain power.

HS 305.231 SIL [P11935]








125 brain games for toddlers and twos : simple games to promote early brain development / Silberg, Jackie. -- Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2000. 143 p.

This book details a variety of everyday opportunities that can be used to promote brain development in young children. Each game is accompanied by information on related brain research and a description of how the activity promotes brain power in your child.

HS 305.231 SIL [P11936]








Able to love / Barrington, Anneke. -- [New Zealand]: Parallax Productions, 2005. 1 DVD (23 min.)

Three couples with intellectual disabilities discuss their relationship with each other. Candidly sharing the joys, challenges and support they have received in their lives together, this documentary explores the issues surrounding people with intellectual disabilities when they fall in love.

HS 375.4 ABL [P11814;P11815]










Advocacy and learning disability / Gray, Barry Ed.; Jackson, Robin Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 255 p.

Examines advocacy services for people with an intellectual disability from an international perspective. Contributors from United States, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand discuss the issues faced with running and using advocacy services. The book provides an historical, legal and philosophical view of advocacy services and provides insight into social and communication challenges that affect people with an intellectual disability when advocating for their rights.

CC 346.013 ADV [P10780;P11786]








Advocacy in action. The fourth book of speaking up: a plain text guide to advocacy / Tufail, John; Lyon, Kate. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 69 p.

This training book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate or conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is accessible to those with a wide range of literacy needs, including high learning needs, and is designed for use in formal and informal learning situations.

HS 346.013 TUF [P11892]








And now in a bed : a program for parents of children 2 to 5 years.Now in a bed / Radford, Caroline. -- [Perth]: Ngala, 2002. 1 DVD (23 min.)

A program for parents and professionals who care for families, to help them understand and adjust sleeping patterns of children aged two to five years. Includes topics that discuss how young children sleep; how lack of sleep affects families; why sleep is important to young children; how much sleep young children are expected to have; encouraging children to sleep; and how to improve a young child's sleep.

HS 305.2314 RAD [P11798]










And so to sleep : a sleep program for parents of children aged between 7 months and 2 years / Radford, Caroline. -- [Perth]: Ngala, 2002. 1 DVD (23 min.)

A program for parents and professionals who care for families, to help them understand and adjust sleeping patterns of children aged between seven months and two years. Includes topics that discuss how young children sleep; how lack of sleep affects families; why sleep is important to young children; how much sleep young children are expected to have; encouraging children to sleep; and how to improve a young child's sleep.

HS 305.2314 RAD [P11797]










Australian Supported Learning Program : Me and my community / UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY; PARENTING RESEARCH CENTRE. -- Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia, 2007. 3 vol. (Facilitator's guide, 52 p.; Participant scrapbook, 37 p.; Key readings; var. pag.) + 1 CD-ROM

The Australian Supported Learning Program (ASLP) is for mothers with learning difficulties and is one element of the Health Start strategy. The purpose of the ASLP is to empower mothers with learning difficulties to be in the community: getting out and about; meeting people and making friends; taking advantage of local opportunities for fun and learning; and giving something back. The materials included as part of the ASLP program consist of a facilitator's guide, participant scrapbook and key readings. .

HS 306.91 AUS [P12478]








Baby play / Masi, Wendy S., Ed.; Leiderman, Roni Cohen. -- London: Time-Life Books, 2001. 192 p.

This book offers 100 baby-tested activities that parents can use to help stimulate a baby's physical and social development and to nurture significant skills. It also features skill spotlights, which describe the developmental and educational benefits of every activity, as well as parental tips and research reports, which help you to understand how your baby grows and learns.

HS 305.231 BAB [P11937]








Baby's first skills / Stoppard, Miriam. -- New York: DK Publishing, 2005. 112 p.

A book of play activities that will help parents follow their babies development and prepare them for each milestone in the first year. The forty eight skill building activities have been designed for structured play through each month of development and for both parents and babies enjoyment.

HS 305.231 STO [P11785]








Bright baby: understand and stimulate your child's development / Woolfson, Richard C. -- London: Hamlyn, 2001. 144 p.

This book looks at infant development between birth to 15 months. Included are chapters summarising development between these ages, along with developmental charts outlining 'normal' development in the areas of movement, hand-eye coordination, language, learning, and social and emotional development. There are also separate chapters outlining the importance of and ways to stimulate development in these areas. Plenty of colourful photographs accompany the text.

HS 305.231 WOO [P12016;P12017]








Bright child: understand and stimulate your child's development / Woolfson, Richard C. -- London: Hamlyn, 2001. 144 p.

This book looks at child development between 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Included are chapters summarising development between these ages, along with developmental charts outlining 'normal' development in the areas of movement, hand-eye coordination, language, learning, and social and emotional development. There are also separate chapters outlining the importance of and ways to stimulate development in these areas. Plenty of colourful photographs accompany the text.

HS 305.231 WOO [P12018;P12019]








Coming for a drink? / Band, Roslyn. / ELFRIDA SOCIETY. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1998. 16p., ill.

Advice is given about drinking alcohol sensibly, safe limits and what to do if you have a drinking problem. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 610.8 BAN [P08400;P11868]








Community services for families with diverse needs / Orkopoulos, Irene. / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, [2008] 92 p.

A directory of disability service providers in Western Australia. Includes sections on major disability service providers, where to start, housing, family support, caregiver respite, culturally and linguistically diverse supports, education, transport, employment, recreation, parent and family support groups, financial support, family skills training and after hours help.

HS 362.8 ORK [P12222]








The complete book of mother and baby care / Fenwick, Elizabeth. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Dorling Kindersley Australasia, 2002. 264 p.

A step by step handbook for parents on caring for babies and young children up to three years. This practical book provides advice and information on pregnancy and birth, child development, healthy eating and child health and safety.

HS 305.23 FEN [P11774;P11867]








Dr. Miriam Stoppard's family health guide.Family health guide / Stoppard, Miriam. -- London: DK Publishing, 2002. 592 p.

This handbook for families provides practical, easy to follow information on maintaining health and fitness through all life stages. Includes a directory of over 280 common health conditions, treatments and self help techniques. Explains basic first aid procedures and lists an Australian directory of useful addresses.

HS 610.5 STO [P11780]








Empowerment in everyday life:learning disability / Ramcharan, Paul Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 1997. 266p

This collection of essays provides a spectrum of viewpoints relating to the nature of empowerment and how it may be achieved in both formal and informal settings. Contributors include people with an intellectual disability, self advocates, practioners, academics and a freelance trainer and consultant on social care.

CC 362.38 EMP [P07849;P11787]








Epilepsy / Band, Roslyn. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1998. 17 p.

This clear and basic overview of epilepsy will help people with intellectual disabilities understand what epilepsy is, what causes it and what to do when someone has a fit.

HS 616.853 BAN [P11872]








Exploring experiences of advocacy by people with learning disabilities : testimonies of resistance / Mitchell, Duncan, Ed.; Traustadottir, Rannveig Ed.; Chapman, Rohhss, Ed.; Townson, Louise, Ed.; Ingham, Nigel, Ed.; Ledger, Sue, Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 224 p.

An international account of the ways people with intellectual disabilities and the organisations that help them have spoken out against oppression and spoken up for themselves. Contributions from Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Iceland and Canada include personal stories, academic reflection and contemporary history. Examines how services have changed over the decades and how people with intellectual disabilities are becoming more active participants within their communities.

HS 346.013 EXP [P11795]








First-time parents : what every new parent needs to know / Stoppard, Miriam. -- London: DK Publishing, 2006. 192 p.

Offers basic advice on caring for babies in their first year of life. Discusses the impact a baby has on a couples relationship and provides advice and reassurance for both mothers and fathers about family life. Includes information on making parenting a partnership and supporting each other through pregnancy and birth. Explains how to bond with babies and the stages of child development through the first twelve months.

HS 305.23 STO [P11783]








Food: why we need to eat, what we need to eat, healthy eating / Band, Roslyn. / ELFRIDA SOCIETY. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1997. 15 p.

Clearly written and well illustrated this booklet gives advice on healthy eating. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 641.5 BAN [P08114;P11869]








Forgotten generation: the status and challenges of adults with mild cognitive limitations / Tymchuk, Alexander J. Ed.; Lakin, K. Charlie Ed.; Luckasson, Ruth Ed. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2001. 387p

The authors depict the challenges adults with mild intellectual disability face in every aspect of life - income, employment and career development; housing and community living; health; familial, psychological and spiritual well-being and citizenshhip and civil rights. They demonstrate how critical service delivery is to the transition to adulthood and independence of people with mild intellectual disability and outline a series of recommendations for financial, medical and emotional supports.

CC 362.3 FOR [p10180;P11790]








Going into hospital : a DVD which shows you what it's like to come into hospital / Speakup Self Advocacy. -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 2007. 1 DVD (28 min.)

A DVD aimed at helping people with an intellectual disability feel more at ease about going to hospital. It describes what may what happen, as well as the roles of different people they may come across who work in a hospital.

HS 610.6 GOI [P12118]








Having a blood test : this leaflet explains what happens when you have a blood test / Forster, Michelle; Duffy, Marianne; Poole, Sally. / THE ACCESS TO HEALTH PROJECT & THE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TEAM, ISLINGTON LEARNING DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP. -- London: Elfrida Society, [200-?] [6 p.]

Tells the story of what happens when you go for a blood test. Presented with line drawings and clear text this booklet offers an explanation of why the test is being performed and suggestions of where to seek further advice. Suitable for people with intellectual disabilities who are going to experience this potentially frightening procedure.

HS 610.6 FOR [P11873]








Having a CT scan : this leaflet explains what happens when you go to hospital for a CT scan / Forster, Michelle; Duffy, Marianne; Poole, Sally. / THE ACCESS TO HEALTH PROJECT & THE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TEAM, ISLINGTON LEARNING DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP. -- London: Elfrida Society, [200-?] [6 p.]

Tells the story of what happens when you go for a CT scan. Presented with line drawings and clear text this booklet offers an explanation of why the test is being performed and suggestions of where to seek further advice. Suitable for people with intellectual disabilities who are going to experience this potentially frightening procedure.

HS 610.6 FOR [P11875]








Having a EEG scan : this leaflet explains what happens when you go to hospital for an EEG scan / Forster, Michelle; Duffy, Marianne; Poole, Sally. / THE ACCESS TO HEALTH PROJECT & THE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TEAM, ISLINGTON LEARNING DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP. -- London: Elfrida Society, [200-?] [6 p.]

Tells the story of what happens when you go for an electroencephalogram (EEG) procedure. Presented with line drawings and clear text this booklet offers an explanation of why the test is being performed and suggestions of where to seek further advice. Suitable for people with intellectual disabilities who are going to experience this potentially frightening procedure.

HS 610.6 FOR [P11876]








Having an MRI scan : this leaflet explains what happens when you go to hospital for an MRI scan / Forster, Michelle; Duffy, Marianne; Poole, Sally. / THE ACCESS TO HEALTH PROJECT & THE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TEAM, ISLINGTON LEARNING DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP. -- London: Elfrida Society, [200-?] [6 p.]

Tells the story of what happens when you go for an MRI scan. Presented with line drawings and clear text this booklet offers an explanation of why the test is being performed and suggestions of where to seek further advice. Suitable for people with intellectual disabilities who are going to experience this potentially frightening procedure.

HS 610.6 FOR [P11874]








Healthy start for me and my baby / Australian Supported Parent Consortium. -- Lidcombe, NSW: Australian Supported Parent Consortium, 2008. 124 p.

This interactive educational resource, designed for women with intellectual disabilities, has chapters on the following topics: changes in you and your baby during pregnancy; pregnancy care; caring for you and your baby; things that can make you and your baby sick; labour and birth; going home; pregancy care visit worksheets. See also the accompanying "Guide for practitioners" [P12305].

HS 612.607 HEA [P12304]








Helping people with a learning disability explore choice / Jackson, Eve; Jackson, Neil. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999. 94p., ill.

The aim of this book is to help people with an intellectual disability and those in supportive roles to work together to develop the skills necessary to make informed choices. It outlines the experiences of five adults with intellectual disability and their carers as they focus on different areas of decision-making. Chapters for the carer explore the issues raised in the story. Designed for adults with an intellectual disability to read by themselves it can also be used as a teaching aid or a resource for workshops.

CC 375.1 JAC [P08685;P11788]








Helping people with a learning disability explore relationships / Jackson, Eve; Jackson, Neil. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999. 92p

This book is designed for people with intellectual disability to read alone or with a carer. It focuses on the nature of relationships with other people and is written as a story about five people living in a house. Short notes provide guidance to carers as to how they may use the material.

CC 375.4 JAC [p08764;P11791]








I am Sam / Zwick, Edward; Herskovitz, Marshall. -- [United States]: New Line Productions, 2002. 1 DVD (132 min.)

Sam Dawson has an intellectual disability and is the sole parent of his daughter Lucy. When Lucy intentionally holds back her intellectual growth so that she does not surpass her father, a social worker intervenes and places Lucy in foster care. Thus begins Sam's fight, with the aid of lawyer Rita Harrison, to take on the justice system and retain the right to continue raising Lucy.

HS 306.91 IAM [P11812;P11813]










Inclusive research with people with learning disabilities : past, present and future / Walmsley, Jan; Johnson, Kelley. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 256 p.

Examines inclusive research defined as people with intellectual disabilities who are active participants of the research. The principles of inclusive research include addressing issues that lead to improved lives for people with intellectual disabilities, represent their views and opinions and that they are treated with respect by the research community. Divided into three parts with the first part analysing the nature and origins of inclusive research methodologies in the social sciences. The second part reviews current work that can be termed inclusive and the third part examines the future of inclusive research and its implications on further research projects.

362.39 WAL [P10632;P11781]








It's still my life? Part 2 of the friendly video about person centred life planning -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 2001. 1 DVD (10 min.)

This video is the continuation of "It's my life" [P12116/P10494] and shows how far Alison has got with her plans for the future. This year she has gone on a holiday, moved into a new flat, and had a new hair cut. It is designed for people with an intellectual disability. See also Part 3 "It's still your life!" [P12290].

CC 362.38 ITS [P12011;P12117]










Keep clean: about being clean - personal hygiene, food hygiene / Band, Roslyn. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1997. 7p

A small illustrated booklet that looks at personal care and food hygiene. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 371.9281 BAN [P08115;P11870]








Living, loving and learning / Buscaglia, Leo. -- New York: Random House, 1982. 267 p.

A collection of ideas and concepts that create a better understanding of love and life. Taken from a series of lectures given by the author in the 1970's and early 80's, this book teaches how to build bridges in human relationships, first accepting yourself and then accepting others.

HS 152.4 BUS [P11794]








My pregnancy my choice : a guide to pregnancy in pictures and easy words / Change. -- Leeds, West Yorkshire: Change, 2008. 436 p. (looseleaf) ; 31 cm.

The aim of this resource is to provide an easy words and pictures guide to pregancy and birth. It is to support parents with intellectual/learning disabilities and parents who find reading hard, to make choices about pregnancy. It covers knowing you are pregnant, antenatal care and classes, how the baby develops, health, feelings and relationships, problems in pregnancy, getting organised, labour and birth, special cases, and the first weeks.

HS 306.91 MYP [P13237]








Parents learning about you (PLAY) : 0 to 1 year / NGALA. -- Kensington: Ngala, 2003. 1 DVD (25 min.)

A program to assist families to confidently manage the challenges of early parenting. This DVD examines how play and everyday activities can be used to enhance a child's development in their first year. Topics include: different ways a child plays; how children learn language and communication skills through play; how to encourage children to explore through play; and teaching children new skills as they grow.

HS 305.23 PAR [P11877]










Parents learning about you (PLAY) : 1 to 2 years / NGALA. -- Kensington: Ngala, 2003. 1 DVD (25 min.)

A program to assist families to confidently manage the challenges of early parenting. This DVD examines how play and everyday activities can be used to enhance a child's development in their second year. Topics include: different ways a child plays; how children learn language and communication skills through play; how to encourage children to explore through play; and teaching children new skills as they grow.

HS 305.23 PAR [P11878]










Parents learning about you (PLAY) : 2 to 3 years / NGALA. -- Kensington: Ngala, 2003. 1 DVD (20 min.)

A program to assist families to confidently manage the challenges of early parenting. This DVD examines how play and everyday activities can be used to enhance a child's development in their third year. Topics include: different ways a child plays; how children learn language and communication skills through play; how to encourage children to explore through play; and teaching children new skills as they grow.

HS 305.23 PAR [P11879]










Parents learning about you (PLAY) : 3 to 5 years / NGALA. -- Kensington: Ngala, 2003. 1 DVD (26 min.)

A program to assist families to confidently manage the challenges of early parenting. This DVD examines how play and everyday activities can be used to enhance a child's development in their fourth year. Topics include: different ways a child plays; how children learn language and communication skills through play; how to encourage children to explore through play; and teaching children new skills as they grow.

HS 305.23 PAR [P11880]










Planning and support for people with intellectual disabilities : issues for case managers and other professionals / Bigby, Christine, Ed.; Fyffe, Chris, Ed.; Ozanne, Elizabeth, Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 308 p.

A manual for practitioners and human service professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities and who are involved in the function of case management. Outlines the expertise required and common issues in case management practice for working with people at different stages of their life. Emphasises the need for a rights-based, person centred approach to supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Includes topics on inter-agency and cross-sector collaboration; balancing risks, rights and protection; listening and communication; approaches to behaviour support; and ethical decision-making.

CC 362.306 PLA [P11857;P11888;P13571]








Reaching parents : producing and delivering parent information resources : a quantitive research study and practice guide / Cragg, Arnold; Dickens, Sarah; Taylor, Cheryl; Henricson, Clem; Keep, Gill. -- London: National Family and Parenting Institute, 2002. 103 p.

This book explores the issue of family support and whether parents' information needs are being met in this area. The report draws on parents' own views of their information needs, and then draws practice pointers for those planning, producing, and delivering family support information.

HS 649.107 REA [P11894]








Reflections from a different journey : what adults with disabilities wish all parents knew / Klein, Stanley D., Ed.; Kemp, John D., Ed. -- New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. 205 p.

A compilation of forty essays written by inspiring adult role models about growing up with a disability. The book is separated into five sections covering the themes of "Love me and accept me as I am", "Parents are the most important experts", "Parental expectations", "Sexuality" and "Education about disability". The authors of each essay have written about advice and support they wish their own parents had received or known about when they were growing up. Parents can gain a better understanding of their child with a disability by this insightful, informative book that is both humorous and educational.

CC 306.875 REF [P10917;P11792]








Rules and standards. The second book of speaking up : a plain text guide to advocacy / Tufail, John; Lyon, Kate. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 52 p.

This advocacy training book aims to encourage an equal partnership between advocate and user, where the shared goal is to expand the life skills of the individual with learning difficulties. It is accessible to those with a wide range of literacy needs, including high learning needs and is designed for use in formal and informal learning situations.

HS 346.013 TUF [P11891]








Safety in the home : how to be safe with electricity, gas, water, fire and in the kitchen / Band, Roslyn. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1997. 9p

A booklet designed for people with an intellectual disability that explains the importance of safety in the home.

CC 371.928 BAN [P08113;P11871]








Safety - it's child's play / CITY OF BALLARAT; COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY. -- Ballarat, Vic.: Government of Victoria, [200-?] 3 booklets

A four session activity program on child safety targeting parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 to 5 years of age. The Safety - It's Child's Play manual provides instruction on how to set up and run the course covering the topics of fires, burns and electrical safety; poisoning, scalds and the emergency response; pet safety, water safety, falls and choking prevention; road safety and safe sleeping. The Instructor's Cards manual provides discussion points and activities for workshops and the Keep Me Safe manual provides the session cards. Manual can be downloaded from the Internet at http://www.health.vic.gov.au/injury/downloads/safety_its_childs_play.pdf.

HS 305.2318 SAF [P11826;P11827]








Sexuality and disability / Blackburn, Maddie. -- Woburn, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. 204 p.

Increases the awareness of health care professionals about the issues and needs of young people with a disability and sexuality. Provides professionals with practical guidance and case studies on topics such as body image, self esteem, adolescence, genetics, continence, abuse, legal matters and ethics.

HS 612.6 BLA [P11789]








Signposts : exploring everyday spirituality / Deal, Russell; Masman, Karen. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2004. 1 booklet + 48 cards

This simple tool can be used to help people reflect on and talk about their search for meaning and significance. Can be used as a conversation tool to assist social workers, psychologists, counsellors, teachers and other human service workers. The word prompts promote inclusion, understanding, tolerance, respect and harmony.

HS 152.4 DEA [P11820]








Sleep like a baby : a program for parents of babies 0 - 7 months / Radford, Caroline. -- [Perth]: Ngala, 2002. 1 DVD (23 min.)

A program for parents and professionals who care for families, to help them understand and adjust sleeping patterns of children aged between zero and seven months. Includes topics that discuss how young children sleep; how lack of sleep affects families; why sleep is important to young children; how much sleep young children are expected to have; encouraging children to sleep; and how to improve a young child's sleep.

HS 305.2314 RAD [P11796]










Smart start : how exercise can transform your child's life / Sasse, Margaret. -- Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2009. 160 p. ; 24 cm.

The main aim of this book is to help parents maximise the critical periods of brain development during the first years of life. It looks at how children need exercise, not just to stimulate their bodies but to stimulate their brains as well. It is a practical guide for parents on how to give their children the best start in life, with down to earth advice on exercise to encourage optimum physical and intellectual development.The book is carefully organised to provide a step by step programme for each year from 0-5 years.

CC 305.231 SAS [P12975]








Smooth running lifestyles program / OZCARE. -- Fortitude Valley, Qld: Ozcare;Queensland Health, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

An educational program focusing on early intervention and prevention, positive communication and positive reinforcement. Designed to build on existing strengths and knowledge to enhance life-skills and encourage positive parenting practices. This program is user-friendly and concise. Can be used with small groups or one-on-one with a facilitator and individual client. It is a modular program with modules that can be used alone, or be used in conjunction with other modules. The program can be planned to meet specific needs or be presented in its entirety. Topics include positive planning; nutrition and fitness; budget recipes; meal planning; hygiene hints; parenting; daily routine; play and learn activities for kids; safety hints; self care for mums; schools; and help in the community.

HS 371.928 SMO [P11824;P11866]








Step by step baby care : for parents with a learning difficulty / O'CONNELL FAMILY CENTRE; PARENTING RESEARCH CENTRE. -- Canterbury, Vic.;Carlton, Vic.: O'Connell Family Centre;Parenting Research Centre, 2007. 1 DVD (131 min) + 1 CD

The DVD video demonstrates basic baby care tasks including cleaning and sterilising baby bottles, making up a baby bottle using formula, bathing babies, and bathing babies without a bath. It is aimed at new mothers with a learning difficulty or intellectual disability. The accompanying CD is a guide for practitioners and offers advice in using the DVD as a training resource.

CC 306.92 STE [P11929;P11930;P12477]








Strength cards / Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 48 cards

A simple tool that can be used by staff, teachers, caregivers and parents to promote self esteem in children and adults. The set of 48 cards can be used in groups as icebreakers or individually to remind people of the strengths they have in order to bring about positive change.

HS 305.2312 DEA [P11818]








Strength cards for kids / Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 40 cards

Strength affirming cards that can be used by children and adults to improve self esteem, resolve conflict and to understand and accept differences in people. The cards can be used by individuals or in a group as an icebreaker and for team building.

HS 305.2312 DEA [P11819]








Strengthening every family / VICTORIAN PARENTING CENTRE; OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE. -- Melbourne: Office of the Public Advocate;Victorian Parenting Centre, 2003. 1 DVD (13 min.)

Parents with learning difficulties discuss the rewards and challenges of being a parent, how they best learn new skills and their experiences with services. Highlights the issues affecting parents with learning difficulties and the support they may require. The parents interviewed have their faces obscured to protect their identity.

HS 306.91 STR [P11706;P11821;P11822;P11823]










Talking Mats : symbol resource set - goal setting / Boa, Sally; Murphy, Joan. -- Stirling, Scot.: University of Stirling, 2007. 1 CD-ROM + 1 booklet + 2 leaflets

Talking Mats use picture symbols to help people with disabilities who are non-verbal actively participate in setting their own goals and in making decisions about their lives. Adapted from the World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning (WHO-ICF 2001), the CD-ROM and booklet provides goal setting topics in the areas of domestic life; relationships; work and education; leisure and spare time; self care; learning and thinking; coping; communication; and mobility.

HS 616.8554 BOA [P11825]








Think parent : supporting disabled adults as parents / Olsen, Richard; Tyers, Helen. -- London: National Family and Parenting Institute, 2004. 95 p.

Based on the British experience, this guide for social care professionals aims to ensure that support for disabled parents is encouraged and developed across the social services network. The authors provide an overview of existing British policy and legislation, a practical guide to assessments, messages from existing research, disabled parents' views on support, a discussion on best practice by four key local British authorities and a checklist of principles to underpin the development and evaluation of good practice.

HS 306.91 OLS [P11893]








Understanding and supporting parents with learning difficulties / Mildon, Robyn; Matthews, Jan; Gavidia-Payne, Susana. -- Carlton, Vic.: Victorian Parenting Centre, [2003] 23 p.

This paper presents information to assist in the design and implementation of effective supports for parents with intellectual disabilities. There is a review of the literature aimed at identifying the factors contributing to an over-representation of parents with intellectual disabilities in the child protection system. This paper is available online at http://www.vicparenting.com.au.

HS 306.91 MIL [P11899]








Vicky, Lissie and Si : the story -- Rotherham: Friendly Resource Company, 2010. 43 p. ; 30 cm.

This book tells the story of Vicky who discovers she is pregnant after splitting up with her boyfriend. Her friend Si then helps her through the process of deciding whether she should have the baby, have an abortion, or adopt. When she decides to keep the baby the story follows her through the pregnancy and preparations for child birth. Finally she has baby 'Lissy' and learns how to feed and look after her.

CC 612.607 VIC [P13705]








Woman's body / Stoppard, Miriam, Ed. -- London: DK Publishing, 2001. 224 p.

Describes the ageing process of women from childhood to old age. Examines women's physical and mental make-up, the changing body, women's sexuality and medical issues related to women. Includes drawings, photographs and charts to illustrate every aspect of being a women.

HS 613.0424 WOM [P11775]








Women with intellectual disabilities: finding a place in the world / Traustadottir, Rannveig Ed.; Johnson, Kelley Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2000. 303p

This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the issues affecting the lives of women with intellectual disbilities. Women from all over the world, both with and without intellectual disabilities, have collaborated to write about their lives, experiences and their hopes for the future.

CC 362.83 TRA [P09646;P11782]








Wonderful you : an alphabet of ways to say, "Well done!' / Fox, Mundy; Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 26 cards

An alphabetical vocabulary building tool for children and adults on noticing strengths and giving compliments. This is a fun way to give praise and encouragement and help children extend their thinking skills through suggested games and activities.

HS 305.2312 FOX [P11817]








Working with people with learning disabilities : theory and practice / Thomas, David; Woods, Honor. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 288 p.

A theoretical guide on improving the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. The book discusses both practical and psychological theories using case studies to place emphasis on issues related to people with an intellectual disability. After defining intellectual disabilities and an understanding of how theories are applied, the authors aim to encourage practitioners and policy makers to make informed decisions on topics such as anti-discrimination, communication methods, advocacy and choice, values, ethics and society's influences on practice.

362.37 THO [P10637;P11778]








You and your little child 1 - 5 : a guide for parents in pictures and easy words / Change. -- Leeds, West Yorkshire: Change, 2007. 503 p. (looseleaf) ; 22 cm.

The aim of this book is to provide easy to read information to support parents with intellectual/learning disabilities and parents who find reading hard, to look after their small children. It covers parent rights, parenting skills, routines, play and learn, food, safety, health and saying no to abuse.

HS 306.92 YOU [P13235]








Your medication is called ... / ELFRIDA SOCIETY; CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES. NHS TRUST. -- London: Elfrida Society, [200-?] 15 leaflets

This set of leaflets explains to people with intellectual disabilities what their medicine is for, how to take it and the possible side effects. Uses simple text and clear illustrations. Covers the following medications: amitriptyline; trifluoperazine or Stelazine; sulpiride; sertraline or Lustral; risperidone or Risperdal; paroxetine or Seroxat; procyclidine or Kemadrin; orphenadrine or Disipal; olanzapine or Zyprexa; lofepramine or Gamanil; haloperidol or Haldol or Serenace; fluoxetine or Prozac; clomipramine or Anafranil; chlorpromazine or Largactil; carbamazepine or Tegretol.

HS 610.2 YOU [P11881]