New Additions to ECI Collection-2014


Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems. Tamara Halle, 2013. (LB 1139.35 C64 H35 2013 ECI).
This reference will help ensure that interventions are implemented effectively and sustained so they help as many children as possible. This book will help improve long-term outcomes for all young children. Early childhood programs will learn how to replicate and sustain best practices, researchers will be ready to conduct more informed program evaluations, and policymakers will discover how to have effective, sustainable programs and systems.

The art and science of teaching orientation and mobility to persons with visual impairments. William Henry Jacobson. 2013. Book. (219.1 J33 2013 RHB)
An invaluable guide for teaching travel techniques to students of all ages, the second edition of The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility provides step-by-step presentations of each O&M technique and describes in detail how to individualize and teach each one; outlines the scope and sequence of a complete O&M curriculum; offers a guiding philosophy as well as principles and strategies for effective teaching; includes a new chapter on assessment and provides more extensive content on today's more challenging traffic environment.

Autism spectrum disorders: from theory to practice. Laura J. Hall. 2012. Book. (203.6 H174 2012)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice, helps educators implement the best evidence-based practices in their classroom, community and home. With a solid emphasis on research, the text offers a practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing a step-by-step guide for assessment and progress monitoring, and outlining a variety of evidence-based practices organized by major theoretical perspective.

The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum. Temple Grandin. 2013. Book. (203.6 G725 2013 RHB)
"A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate Temple Grandin is a star, a Time Magazine top 100 Hero and an inspiration to millions worldwide. Since she started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed--but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Most exciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long-overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people. From the "aspies" in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field"-- Provided by publisher.

Babies outdoors: play, learning and development. 2010. 53 min. DVD. (DD0631)
This program was filmed in England. Babies are stimulated by sensory experiences available outdoors. This DVD details the development of vision, hearing, and touch as well as physical development as babies learn to reach, grasp, sit, crawl, and walk. Babies also develop socially and emotionally as they play outdoors with their caregivers.

Beginning literacy with language: young children learning at home and school. David K. Dickinson and Patton O. Tabors, 2001. (LB 1140.5 L3 B44 2001 ECI). In this book, you’ll travel into the homes and schools of over 70 young children from diverse backgrounds and observe parent-child and teacher-child interactions. Through research gathered in the Home School Study of Language and Literacy Development, the authors share with you the relationship they’ve found between these critical, early interactions and children’s kindergarten language and literacy skills.

Beginnings of life: heredity and environment. 38 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0645).
The program teaches about the structure and chemistry of DNA molecules. The DVD shows how genes are passed from parents to offspring and how they determine the traits of an individual. Discover how environmental factors, inside or outside of the woman, can affect a child’s health later in life. Viewers also learn about genetic disorders and how counseling and screening can provide health information before or during pregnancy. This title is also available through Learning Seed Streaming videos.

Beyond culture. Edward T. Hall. 1989. Book. (275 H175b 1989).
This book discusses the grip of unconscious culture. The author describes the culturally determined yet unconscious attitudes that mold our thoughts, feelings, communication, and behavior. It contains many illuminating, real-life examples that enrich the book.

Beyond experience: the experiential approach to cross-cultural education. 1993. Book. (275 B573 1993 ECI).
This book provides a conceptual framework for experiential cross-cultural education, a collection of essays on the practical applications of these ideas along with specific exercises and activities, and a guide to assessing the educational impact of the experience.

Blindspot : hidden biases of good people. Mahzarin R.Banaji. 2013. Book. (101 B25 2013 RHB)
"Blindspot" is the authors' metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups-without our awareness or conscious control, shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title's "good people" are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and "outsmart the machine" in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.

Bridging differences: effective intergroup communication. William B. Gudykunst. 1994. Book. (275 G923 1994 ECI).
This book describes and explains such concepts as culture and ethnicity, attitudes and stereotyping, and community building. It also discusses managing intergroup attitudes, and the knowledge, motivation and skills necessary for intergroup communication.

Cara's kit for toddlers: creating adaptations for routines and activities. Philippa H. Campbell, 2012. Book. (LB 1139.35 A37 C367 2012).
This guide to successful adaptations is aligned with recommended practices in early childhood special education and early intervention. This book provides a reader-friendly, quick guide with tips and suggestions, a six-step process for planning and implementing adaptations, and dozens of possible solutions for increasing child participation in activities and routines.

Child, family, and community: family-centered early care and education. Janet Gonzalez-Mena. 2013. Book. (325 G643c 2013 ECI)
The sixth edition of Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education continues to provide you with essential information in a friendly and assessable manner. It discusses the socialization and education of young children in home, child care, and educational contexts from birth to 8 years old.

Children outdoors: play, learning, and development - Babies outdoors. 53 min. 2010. DVD.  (DD0631).
Babies are stimulated by sensory experiences available outdoors. This DVD details the development of vision, hearing, and touch as well as physical development as babies learn to reach, grasp, sit, crawl, and walk. Babies also develop socially and emotionally as they play outdoors with their caregivers.

Children outdoors: play, learning and development - Toddlers outdoors. 65 min. 2009. DVD.  (DD0632).
Viewers follow six toddlers as they develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively as they explore and move around outdoors. The toddlers broadly follow the same developmental trends yet each has an individual pattern of action.

Children outdoors: play, learning and developmentTwo year olds outdoors. 63 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0633).
This program was filmed in England. It follows six children between two and three years old as they experience the excitement and unlimited stimulation available outdoors. Playing outdoors helps the children develop physically, socially, and cognitively.

Coming home from the NICU: a guide for families in early infant care and development. Coming home from the NICU: a guide for supporting families in early infant care and development. Kathleen A. Vandenberg, 2013. (WS 410 V227 2013 ECI).
This book provides family-centered, developmentally supportive guidance in the months after the NICU. Professionals will deepen their understanding of the emotional and physical challenges of the NICU experience, and they'll get in-depth guidance on how to support parents effectively.

Comparison of normal and atypical development. 2009. 48 min. DVD. (DD0628)
Physical therapist Maria Huben contrasts typical and atypical sensorimotor development in children. Children are shown in a supine position, prone position, sitting, and standing. Huben demonstrates developmental movement and postural components that impair the establishment of skill in children with neuromotor disorders.

CSBS DP infant-toddler checklist and easy-score user's guide. Amy M. Wetherby, 2003. Book. (BF 719.65 C65 W484 2003 ECI)
The CSBS DP™ Infant-Toddler Checklist and Easy-Score CD-ROM with accompanying User's Guide is an easy-to-use system that allows busy clinicians to quickly screen communication skills in young children ages 6-24 months. Caregivers take 5-10 minutes to respond to 24 multiple choice questions about their child’s communication, and professionals enter the responses and view the scores with the concise, step-by-step instructions in the User’s Guide.

Cultural competency for public administrators. 2013. Book. (275 C967 2012 RHB)
With a focus on a broad spectrum of topics, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and sexual orientation at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels. This book equips readers to better understand the complex, real-world challenges public administrators confront in serving an increasingly diverse society.

Dad's in heaven with Nixon. 86 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0642).
When doctors told Chris Murray’s mother that her son should be institutionalized because of his cognitive disabilities, Janice Murray refused. “What Chris needs is love,” she said, beginning an odyssey that culminated in her son living as an independent, happy adult. Using a combination of home movies and interviews with Chris and other family members, this program, filmed by Chris’s brother, is a tale of three generations coping with bipolar disorder and autism. Chris has gone on to become an acclaimed artist, his creative expression triggered by the death of his father, whom he imagines to be playing cards with Nixon in the hereafter. This title is also available online through the Films on Demand streaming service.

The dance of life. Edward T. Hall. 1983. Book. (275 H175d 1983 ECI).
This book reveals the ways in which individuals in a culture are tied together by their perception of time. Time organizes activities, synthesizes, and integrates. It is also a key element of cultural difference that can create difficulties in a global marketplace. The author shows how time influences relations among Western Europeans, Latin Americans, Anglo-Americans, and Native Americans.

David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants. Malcolm Gladwell. 2013. Book. (780 G53 2013 RHB)
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

Deaf education in the 21st century: topics and trends.  Nanci A. Scheetz, 2012. Book. (HV 2430 S34 2012 ECI). This text covers a wide array of topics regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing education including cognition, social development, personal development, myths and misconceptions, postsecondary opportunities and employment, cochlear implants, and personnel training.

Developing trauma-informed services for families experiencing homelessness: an interactive training video and guide. 92 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0615)
This DVD is an educational resource for service providers. It focuses on the relationship between homelessness and traumatic stress and on how to apply trauma concepts to providers’ daily work with families experiencing homelessness. This program explains the strengths-based approach that helps clients identify their own strengths and coping skills.

Developmental screening in your community: an integrated approach for connecting children with services. Diane D. Bricker, 2013. Book.  (RJ 51 D48 B75 2013 ECI).
Developed by early childhood, medical, and social service experts in screening and assessment, this book helps your community establish an effective early detection system that’s comprehensive and low-cost; encourages close collaboration among health, social service, and educational agencies; and meets each child’s whole continuum of needs, from universal screening to community services.

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. 2013. Book. (030 D536 2013 RHB)
This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.

Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology, 3rd ed. 2011. Book. (WS 104 D545 2011 ECI). This dictionary gives readers definitions of disorders, diagnoses, interventions, programs, anatomical terms, medical equipment, behaviors, assistive technologies, and more.

The early childhood coaching handbook. Dathan D. Rush, 2011. Book.  (LB 1775.6 R87 2011 ECI).
This book helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in a home, school, or community setting.

Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome: a guide for parents and professionals, 3rd ed. Libby Kumin. 2012. Book. (226.11 K96 2012 ECI).
This book focuses on speech and language development from birth through the stage of making 3-word phrases. It contains the information parents need to help each child meet his or her communication potential. Challenges such as hearing loss, difficulty with oral-motor movements, and a slower pace of development are discussed. Real-life examples are given thoughout the book. The CD-ROM contains forms for recording early milestones, forms for developing plans, forms for evaluations, and forms for treatment planning.

Early intervention every day!: embedding activities in daily routines for young children and their families. Merle J. Crawford. 2013. Book. (556 C73 2013 ECI).
Effective early intervention doesn't stop when the provider leaves the family’s home. That’s why every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children’s development. Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide gives professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will turn to this book again and again for strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.

The early intervention teaming handbook: the primary service provider approach. M'Lisa L. Shelden, 2013. Book. (LC 4019.3 S54 2013 ECI).
This how-to guide describes the logistics and benefits of making one team member the consistent point of contact with a family. It provides guidance on how to ensure buy-in and support from program leaders and team members, establish a cohesive team that collaborates effectively, fully introduce families to the procedures and practices of the PSP approach, develop family-focused and child-focused IFSP outcome statements, select the most appropriate primary service provider for each family, master the three essential components of a successful home visit, adopt a flexible, activity-based approach to scheduling that promotes child learning and development, coordinate joint visits with other service providers, and conduct successful, efficient team meetings to share expertise and resources.

The early intervention workbook: essential practices for quality services. Lynda C. Pletcher. 2013. Book. DVD. (556 P54 2013 ECI).
Discover the 7 key principles and associated practices for effective early intervention services – and start putting them into action today! This easy-to-use, fillable workbook reveals not only what every professional should be doing in their practice, but also how to do it, with practical tips, activities, and strategies they can use to improve their work with children and families right away. Based on specific recommendations from a workgroup of today's top researchers, this comprehensive resource walks readers through every key step of the early intervention journey with children birth to 3, from the crucial first meeting with a family to the child’s transition out of intervention. Perfect for group training sessions or independent study, it’s a great workbook to fill in, learn from, and then keep close at hand as a quick and easy reminder of best practices.

An early start for your child with autism: using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate, and learn. Sally J. Rogers, 2012. Book. (WM 203.5 R729 2012 ECI).
Parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This guide provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. The authors turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Examples illustrate techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement.

Far from the tree. Andrew Solomon, 2012. Book. (200.8 S65 2012 ECI).
All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, or cochlear implants for the deaf, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent.

Feeding challenges in young children: strategies and specialized interventions for success. Deborah Bruns, 2012. Book.  (WS 130 B899 2012 ECI).
Ideal for a wide range of professionals working with young children birth–5 years across school, home, and child care settings, this book-and-CD set gives readers in-depth background information, how-to strategies, and helpful tools for addressing feeding challenges. With almost 50 pages of printable tools, forms, and handouts, the included CD-ROM gives professionals practical help with every step of improving children's feeding issues. Professionals will get daily feeding logs, recordkeeping forms, quick-guides to feeding milestones and red flags, and tip sheets on critical issues such as breastfeeding, feeding team requirements, positioning strategies, and specialized feeding equipment.

Finding the words finding the ways: exploring reflective supervision and facilitation. 80 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0614)
This training DVD includes four supervisory scenarios. Each vignette presents a common supervisory dilemma showing how supervisor and practitioner work together to formulate an appropriate plan of action. In scenario 1 the supervisor helps the teacher calm down enough to be able to think clearly and use her many skills to address a difficult classroom situation. In scenario 2 an experienced clinician works with her protégé to help a family dealing with depression, distress, and conflict. In scenario 3 a supervisor and speech therapist work through a conflict between the therapist and a family. In scenario 4 a supervisor and home visitor discuss boundary issues.

Gifts: mothers reflect on how children with Down syndrome enrich their lives. Kathryn L. Soper, 2007. Book. (226.11 G54 2007 ECI).
Sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love, which their child with Down syndrome has brought into their lives. The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not. Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatized. Some write about their pregnancy and the months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child. Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have something to say, not just to other mothers but to all of us.

Gifts 2: how people with Down syndrome enrich the world. Kathryn L. Soper, 2009. Book. (226.11 G548 2009 ECI).
Acceptance, courage, friendship, awareness, and joy: these are the gifts recounted in more than seventy inspirational essays included in Gifts 2. Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper, the follow-up to the bestselling first volume, Gifts 2 presents a broader perspective on Down syndrome and life by including passionate stories by siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as mothers of older children. Friends, teachers, medical professionals, and coaches also share the joys of knowing and caring for someone with Down syndrome.

Good kings bad kings : a novel. Susan Nussbaum. 2013. Book. (080.1 G66 2013 RHB)
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.

Growing through play: cognitive and social development. 26 min. 2004. DVD. (DD0629)
This DVD demonstrates how children learn important cognitive and social skills through their play, from pre-literacy skills to social interaction. Containing authentic footage of children in a diverse classroom setting, this instructional DVD shows each of Mildred Parten’s stages of play in action and makes the connection between each stage of play and how it relates to the learning styles of children of different ages. It also demonstrates the role well planned environments play in a child’s successful progression throughout the different stages of play.

Handbook of early childhood intervention. Samuel J. Meisels. 2000. Book. (334 M479 2000 ECI)
This second edition, written as a textbook by many experts in the childhood intervention fields, is designed to integrate science, policy, and practice into a comprehensive tool for communication across the many disciplines and perspectives that make up early childhood intervention.

The hidden dimension. Edward T. Hall. 1982. Book. (275 H175h 1982 ECI).
Personal space is determined by a person's cultural identity. This book demonstrates how a person's sense of space can affect personal and business relations, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, and city planning.

HighScope for children with special needs: a developmental approach. 60 min. 2005. (DD0641).
HighScope teachers model the process of incorporating key learning experiences and Individualized Education Program goals into the daily routine. By observing and documenting what children can do, teachers plan authentic classroom activities that are more effective than narrow drill-and-practice exercises.

Inclusive literacy lessons for early childhood. Pamela Byrne Schiller, 2008. Book. (LB 1139.5 L35 S352 2008 ECI).
100 literacy lessons, designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to a variety of literacy concepts and build important literacy skills. Each of these lessons offers adaptations for children with special needs, including visual impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor delays, speech/language delays, and emotional/behavior issues.

Infants and children with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure: a guide to identification and intervention. Keeta DeStefano Lewis. 1995. Book. (201.4 L674 1995 ECI).
This book provides information on the development of infants and children with prenatal substance exposure and is based on clinical experience. It includes a historical overview of women and drug use. Research on the effects of maternal substance abuse on the neonate, infant and child is reviewed. Nursing care for both the mother and child is discussed along with suggestions for establishing and maintaining connections with the family.

Injury prevention for children and adolescents: research, practice, and advocacy, 2nd ed. 2012. Book. (236 I554 2012 ECI).
Injuries continue to be the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States. Because of this tremendous public health burden, this second edition of Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy will continue to reach not only academicians, practitioners, and students with the latest data and multifaceted intervention strategies, but also put a "face" on injury of the innocent victims and their families. Major child and adolescent injuries are covered along with two new chapters that have great relevance for child and adolescent injuries. These chapters include Global Injuries Among Children and Adolescents and Translational Research Related to Child and Adolescent Injury. The new edition will continue to provide a framework for practitioners, program planners, evaluators, and injury researchers that will serve the injury community now and into the future.

Instructional technology in early childhood: teaching in the digital age. Howard P. Parette, 2013. Book. (LB 1139.35 C64 P37 2013 ECI).
This book guides the reader in choosing and using instructional technology to improve outcomes and ensure that children with and without disabilities are actively engaged. Aligned with the NAEYC policy statement on technology in early childhood programs, this book gives a framework for integrating instructional technology into everyday classroom activities.

An introduction to young children with special needs: birth through age eight.  Richard M. Gargiulo, 2012. Book.  (LC 4019.3 G27 2012 ECI).
This book provides an introduction to the educational policies, programs, practices, and services specific to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who demonstrate delays and disabilities. It also offers information about youngsters who exhibit signs of being at-risk for future programs in learning and development. Through various learning techniques, a website, and additional related resources, readers are guided to a full understanding of important theoretical and philosophical foundations in serving children whose learning is delayed. These include authentic assessments, cultural sensitivity and competence, activity-based interventions, and developmentally and individually appropriate practices. The book emphasizes instructional strategies necessary for creating inclusive learning environments, and offers recommendations throughout for using technology in the learning environment.

The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff. Damian Birkel. 2014. Book. (459 B557 2014 RHB)
With the proven tips and tactics featured in The Job Search Checklist, you'll learn how to turn your loss into opportunity and find another job fast. This indispensable guide covers everything from dealing with the emotional impact of being laid off to rebuilding your professional identity. You'll get solid advice on: developing a career plan by taking stock of your experience, abilities, and goals; crafting an effective resume and building Internet-friendly documents; creating a "personal marketing plan" to promote yourself to potential employers; and finding the hidden job market through in-person and online networking. Downloadable templates, sample cover letters, a range of effective resume formats, and even job search correspondence will help you customize your efforts. Helpful checklists throughout the book will get you on the right track and keep you there. You'll also discover valuable strategies for interviewing and negotiating effectively, plus tips on hitting the ground running once you start that new - and better-job.

Job searching with social media for dummies. Joshua Waldman. 2013. Book. (459 W34 2013 RHB)
Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.

Just one of the kids: raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability.  Kay Harris Kriegsman, 2013. Book. (WS 105.5 F2 K89 2013 ECI).
This book is designed to help parents focus not on what could have been, but instead on what can be, so that they, their children, and the grandparents thrive as individuals and as a family. The advice is valuable for any family with children who have a physical disability from any cause. The book is full of family stories, tips, and tools. Parents of children with physical disabilities can help them develop the skills needed to meet life’s challenges and launch into independence.

Keepin' on: the everyday struggles of young families in poverty. Jean Ispa, 2006. Book.  (HV 699 I87 2006 ECI).
This book is a journey into the lives of nine young African-American mothers facing issues related to single parenthood and poverty. By conducting interviews with the mothers, the authors share insights regarding individual, family, community, and program factors that either facilitate or constrain the effectiveness of intervention programs. Topics such as child rearing, young fatherhood, home visiting, and domestic violence are discussed.

The Kickapoo Indians, their history and culture: an annotated bibliography. Phillip M. White. 1999. Book. (350.3 W587 1999 ECI)
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Kids and family food issues. 29 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0646).
Getting children to eat can be a constant battle for some parents, while other parents may be restricting foods to thwart weight gain. In this DVD, child feeding expert Dr. Katja Rowell addresses many feeding issues that families with young children may be facing and offers practical solutions to make meals a pleasant experience for both parents and children. She provides advice on helping picky eaters, planning time for family meals, eating out, feeding children labeled overweight, feeding children labeled underweight and how to plan snacks.

Learning outcomes assessment step-by-step : enhancing evidence-based practice in career services. Julia Panke Makela. 2012. Book. (456.3 M35 2012 RHB)
Contents: Understanding assessment of career interventions -- Embracing a learning framework for assessment in career services -- A step-by-step process for learning outcomes assessment -- Example learning outcomes assessments -- A culture of learning outcomes assessment.

Making preschool inclusion work: strategies for supporting children, teachers, and programs. Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs, 2014. (LC 4019.3 R53 2014 ECI).
Future educators will get a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms. With a strong emphasis on collaboration among all members of the education team, this text leads professionals step by step through every aspect of successful preschool inclusion, from designing an effective program to preparing all children for a smooth transition to kindergarten.

Managers as mentors: building partnerships for learning. Chip R. Bell. 1998. Book. (750 B433 1998 ECI).
This is a guide to helping associates grow and adapt in business organizations. The author shows that mentoring means valuing creativity over control, fostering growth by facilitating learning, and helping others get smart, not just get ahead.

More than words: promoting the communication development of children with autism spectrum disorder and other social communication challenges. 2008.300 min. DVD. (DD0634)
DVD helps parents create structure and predictable environments within which their children learn to interact and develop more conventional and spontaneous communication in everyday situations.

My daughter, myself: an unexpected journey. Linda Wolfe. 2013. Book. (206.2 W853 2013 RHB)
Linda Wolfe's My Daughter, Myself is a wrenching, highly personal and deeply moving story of a family in crisis and a compelling testament to the powerful and universal bonds of the mother/daughter relationship. By turns a medical mystery and a family drama, Wolfe's book chronicles her thirty-eight-year-old daughter's out-of-the-blue, near-fatal stroke, and the fascinating process of physical and mental rehabilitation that allowed her daughter to make an astonishing recovery. With the same eye for detail and psychological astuteness that marked her many cover stories for New York Magazine, Wolfe makes vivid every agonizing moment, from the disastrous mistakes of some doctors and the miraculous intercessions of others, to the terrors that haunt the children of an illness-stricken parent, to the painful, inevitable - and sometimes funny - disputes that arise when a mother-in-law and son-in-law must share the same roof, and the innumerable struggles and difficult choices that face the young stroke survivor. Beautifully written and observed, My Daughter, Myself is an inspiring account of how a mother learns to take life's blows as they come, to master the unfamiliar language of illness and, ultimately, to let her daughter be her guide as, together, they march through an altogether new terrain.

Our children are watching: ten skills for leading the next generation to success. Susan F. Collins. 1995. Book. (263 C713 1995).
This book, which outlines a ten-step program of leadership skills, contains stories and anecdotes to illustrate the importance of positive reinforcement between parents and children as well as managers and workers.

Parenting interactions with children: checklist of observations linked to outcomes: PICCOLO user's guide. Lori A. Roggman, 2013.Book. (HQ 755.85 R644 2013 ECI).
Developed for use with parents of children ages 1 to 3, PICCOLO measures 29 developmentally supportive parenting behaviors in 4 critical domains – affection, responsiveness, encouragement, and teaching. PICCOLO assesses which parenting behaviors are working, develops individualized interventions that help parents improve, and tracks the positive outcomes of your parent support program.

The Piccolo training dvd: implementation and scoring (Engish/Spanish). 2013. 70 min. DVD. (DD0630)
The introductory presentation explains the 4 PICCOLO domains (affection, responsiveness, encouragement, and teaching), describes how each domain is important for child development, and walks the viewer through each of the 29 items on the tool. Viewers also learn which types of activities work best for observations, how to talk to a family about the observation, guidelines for video recording, and how to use results to help plan home visits.

Powerful phrases for successful interviews : over 400 ready-to-use words and phrases that will get you the job you want. Tony Beshara. 2014. Book. (459.4 B47 2014 RHB)
Hiring expert Tony Beshara knows the words that trigger "yes" in the minds of employers - and in his handy new book, he arms candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, this quick-reference guide propels job seekers through every stage of the process. Readers learn power phrases to: get their foot in the door; clearly communicate their skills, strengths, and experience - and why they would be a perfect fit; make a great impression at the crucial opening and close; score high on the likability factor; dispel lingering concerns about work history; give follow-up emails real impact; negotiate a strong job offer; and more. After all, when it's time to choose between a candidate who is perfect on paper and one who is persuasive in person, there's no contest.

Prevent-teach-reinforce for young children: the early childhood model of individualized positive behavior support,  2013. Book. (LB 1139 S6 P74 2013 ECI).
This guidebook shows you how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by preventing behavior problems, teaching proactive communication and social skills, and reinforcing positive behavior. Drawn from the research and principles of applied behavior analysis and positive behavior support, this book will help you resolve persistent challenging behaviors, address problem behaviors common in younger children, set individualized goals for children, conduct family-centered assessment and intervention, help children with and without disabilities, work effectively with diverse families, and collect reliable data and use it to inform next steps.

Principle-centered leadership. Stephen R. Covey. 1992. Book. (750 C873 1992 ECI)
In this guidebook, the author urges readers to center their lives and leadership around timeless principles which are natural laws and governing values that are universally valid.

Racially mixed people in America. 1992. Book. (275 R121 1992)
This book discusses racial relations and perceptions including the history of biracial families within the United States. There are four main parts to the book: racial ecology, recovering the multiracial past, what of the children, and challenging the census. Various groups are discussed including Vietnamese, Japanese, African American, and Hispanic.

Reach out and teach: helping your child who is visually impaired learn and grow, 2nd ed. Kay Alicyn Ferrell, 2011.Book.  (HV 1626 F47 2011 ECI).
This new edition presents research on how visually impaired children learn and develop at different ages and in the various developmental domains: sensory development, communication, movement, manipulation, and comprehension. This book provides a guide to teaching young visually impaired children important life skills and preparing them to enter school ready to learn with their peers.

The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism. Naoki Higashida, 2007. Book. (WM 203.5 H634 2013 ECI).
Written by Naoki Higashida, a thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jump is a memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.

Reflecting in communities of practice: a workbook for early childhood educators.  Deb Curtis, 2013. Book.  (LB 1139.4 C89 2013 ECI)
This workbook is designed to be used with a group – a community of practice – but it can also be a self-study tool. The exercises help you to understand and practice the key elements of reflective teaching. Ten study sessions provide opportunities to engage with peers as you collaborate and connect theory and best practices in your classrooms. These experiences will help you evaluate and grow your reflective teaching skills, use the Thinking Lens™ protocol to align your daily work with your larger goals, values, and vision, gain a heightened sense of self-awareness and a stronger image of children, examine the details of your environment, and challenge yourself with new perspectives.

Reflective supervision for infant mental health practitioners. 136 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0613)
This DVD features infant mental health mentors Douglas Davies, Julie Ribaudo, Deborah Weatherston and William Schafer, and infant mental health practitioners Vicky Novell, Katie Bresky, Carla Barron and Stefanie Hill. It presents four spontaneous unrehearsed reflective supervision sessions. Each session provides a window into reflective supervision experiences and offers opportunities to consider essential elements of the reflective process. Sessions are followed by a brief training guide and questions.

Room to grow: how to create quality early childhood environments, 3rd ed. 2002. Book. (320.11 R777 2002 ECI).
This book provides information on using space creatively to help children grow while they are in child care settings. Environments are described to meet the needs of different age groups.

Scared sick: the role of childhood trauma in adult disease. Robin Karr-Morse. 2012. Book. (227.52 K37 2012 ECI)
The first years of human life are more important than we ever realized. In Scared Sick, Robin Karr-Morse connects psychology, neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics to demonstrate how chronic fear in infancy and early childhood— when we are most helpless—lies at the root of common diseases in adulthood.

See how they play. 2013. 36 min. DVD. (DD0626)
This film explores Magda Gerber’s RIE educaring approach to play for infants and toddlers. As they construct their knowledge about the world, even very young babies need time to play and explore autonomously. Viewers see how the principles of educaring facilitate the authentic self-initiated learning of babies. During play and exploration, infants and toddlers organize and integrate their own physical, cognitive, and emotional development in ways that are uniquely meaningful to each child.

Self-determination and transition planning. Karrie Ann Shogren, 2013. Book. (263.1 S559 2013 RHB)
Self-determination has a powerful positive impact on post-school outcomes for young adults with disabilities—but how can educators teach students the skills they need to make their own choices and achieve their goals as they enter adulthood? This empowering guidebook shows the way. Packed with practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills , this book helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom.

Sensory perspectives (English/Spanish)(closed captioned). 2003. 120 min. DVD. (DD0627)
This interactive DVD set addresses sensory loss related to deafness, blindness, and deaf blindness. The program includes information on sensory loss and simulations of different types of hearing, vision, and combined vision and hearing losses. The first disc on vision loss includes an introduction and examples of acuity loss, field loss, field and acuity loss, contrast sensitivity, processing problems, oculomotor problems and a quiz. The second disc covers combined vision and hearing loss. It includes examples of learning, communication, and social and emotional development for people who are both deaf and blind. The disc menu allows viewers to choose which segments they want to view.

Shared storybook reading. building young children's language & emergent literacy skills.. Helen K. Ezell, 2005. Book. (LB 1140.5 R4 E94 2005 ECI).
Making the most of shared reading is the goal of this guide, ideal for early childhood educators in preschool, Head Start, and child care programs. Step-by-step strategies help educators engage, respond to, and teach young children during storybook reading.

Skillstreaming in early childhood: a guide for teaching prosocial skills, 3rd ed. Ellen McGinnis, 2012. Book. (540 M37 2012 ECI).
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood employs a four-part training approach: modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization, to teach essential prosocial skills to preschool and kindergarten-age children. This book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 40 prosocial skills. Chapters on effective Skillstreaming arrangements, Skillstreaming teaching procedures, refining skill use, teaching for skill generalization, managing behavior problems, Skillstreaming in the school context, and more. Skill outlines are handy one-page summaries for each skill, including skill steps, guidelines for skill instruction, and suggested situations for modeling displays. Homework reports list skill steps and guide students in practicing the skills and evaluating skill use outside the Skillstreaming group.

Sleep better!: a guide to improving sleep for children with special needs.  Vincent Mark Durand, 2014. Book.  (WM 188 D948 2013 ECI).
This fully updated edition includes help for parents who usually struggle with nighttime problems. It includes highly effective strategies for children with special needs such as autism, Tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy and research-based solutions to the toughest nighttime challenges.

Social-emotional assessment/evaluation measure. Jane Squires, 2014. Book. (BF 722 S65 2014 ECI).
The two-part SEAM™ assessment reveals detailed qualitative information on children’s social-emotional competence— and identifies their caregivers’ strengths and areas of need. Easy to learn and implement, SEAM can be used by a wide variety of early childhood professionals, including those with little or no training in mental-health or behavioral interventions.

Start seeing diversity: the basic guide to an anti-bias classroom. 2006. 52 min. DVD. (DD0635)
This DVD can also be used with the book Start Seeing Diversity. It covers the anti-bias curriculum used at the Washington-Beech Community Preschool. The introduction gives a summary of the 4 goals of an anti-bias approach and 8 underlying assumptions. Individual sections address 6 specific areas of bias: age, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, physical abilities, and physical characteristics. Each section provides several concrete examples of the ways that bias comes up in a classroom, as well as strategies to support children's development of strong self and group identities, their ability to recognize and think critically about bias, and their capacity to stand up for themselves and others.

The story of intellectual disability : an evolution of meaning, understanding, and public perception. Michael L Wehmeyer. 2013. Book. (226 S85 2013 RHB)
Accessible, engaging, and filled with contributions by the country's most celebrated disability experts, this fascinating volume skillfully captures how intellectual disability has been understood from prehistoric times to present. Readers will discover how different societies have responded to people with disability throughout history, how life has changed for people with intellectual disability and their families over the centuries, and how key historical figures and events sparked social change and shaped our modern understanding of intellectual disability. Enhanced with remarkable images and illustrations, including exclusive photos from the editor's private collection of cultural artifacts, this informal history is a must-read for anyone devoted to improving the lives of people with intellectual disability.

Supporting development in internationally adopted children. Deborah A. Hwa-Froelich, 2012. Book.  (HV 875.5 H93 2012 ECI).
This evidence-based resource helps professionals fully understand the development of children adopted from abroad, make appropriate recommendations and referrals, and choose interventions that ensure the best outcomes. The book provides research-based chapters on 7 key aspects of development for children adopted from abroad – physical growth, health, and motor development; social-emotional development; cognitive development; inhibition, self-regulation, attention, and memory development; hearing, speech, and feeding development; pre-linguistic, receptive, and expressive language development; and social communication development.

To listen to a child: understanding the normal problems of growing up. T. Berry Brazelton. 1984. Book. (540 B827 1984 ECI).
This book discusses normal problems that all children go through as they develop. Dr. Brazelton gives advice to parents. He discusses love and fears, discipline, feeding, sleep, stomachaches and headaches, and acute emergencies.

Toddlers outdoors: play, learning, and development. 2009. 65 min. DVD. (DD0632)
This program was filmed in England. Viewers follow six toddlers as they develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively as they explore and move around outdoors. The toddlers broadly follow the same developmental trends yet each has an individual pattern of action.

Two year olds outdoors : play, learning and development. 2010. 63 min. DVD. (DD0633)
This program was filmed in England. It follows six children between two and three years old as they experience the excitement and unlimited stimulation available outdoors. Playing outdoors helps the children develop physically, socially, and cognitively.

Understanding early childhood mental health: a practical guide for professionals. 2012. Book. (WS 105.5 M3 U55 2012 ECI).
Ideal for pre-service university courses, in-service professional development, and program administrators, this introductory text combines the authoritative guidance of more than a dozen respected mental health and early childhood experts. Professionals will get a primer on infant mental health, strengthening their knowledge of key issues such as screening and assessment, attachment, emotional dysregulation and aggression, risk and resilience, maternal depression, and children’s exposure to trauma.

Understanding families: supportive approaches to diversity, disability, and risk, 2nd ed. Marci J. Hanson, 2013. Book. (HV 697 H35 2013 ECI).
With a strong emphasis on family resilience, this book gets pre-service and in-service professionals ready to work with a broad range of families with diverse structures, backgrounds, and circumstances; communicate and collaborate effectively with every family they serve; support families of children with disabilities; advance strong parent-child attachment and interactions; match services and supports with each family’s desired goals and outcomes; address risk factors such as poverty, addiction, and violence; promote the mental health of young children and their parents; apply human development theories in their work with children; and defuse common sources of tension between families and professionals.

Using skilled dialogue to transform challenging interactions honoring identity, voice, and connection. Isaura Barrera, 2009. Book. (LB 1139 S6 B37 2009 ECI).
This book shows professionals how to interpret behavior in the context of culture and use their knowledge to improve even the most challenging interactions. Applying Isaura Barrera’s Skilled Dialogue approach to challenging interactions of all types – be they between adults and children or only between adults – this guide works because it transforms the behavior of everyone: young children with special needs, early childhood professionals, and families.

The year my son and I were born: a story of Down syndrome, motherhood, and self-discovery. Kathryn L. Soper, 2009. Book. (226.11 S712 2009 ECI).
Soper takes the reader along on her personal journey of becoming a mother to her son with Down syndrome. She strives to balance the loss of the child she thought she would have with loyalty for the baby she actually holds in her arms. Can she love her son for himself? Can she protect him from the world’s insensitivity and from her own doubts? Ultimately, Soper escaped her downward spiral of despair and emerges with a newfound peace.

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