Early Childhood Intervention and Rehabilitation Services Collections


Two collections that were part of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Brown-Heatly Library were relocated to the Texas Department of State Health Services Audiovisual Library in October 2004. At that time, an inter-agency contract for library services was established.

The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Some of the topics include: child development, intervention strategies, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, infant mental health, etc. For more information about the ECI Library collection, see http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/resources/library.shtml.

The Rehabilitation Services collection includes videos, books, and journals on all aspects of rehabilitation and disabilities. Examples of topics include: disability awareness and rights, assistive technology, ADD and ADHD, brain injury, deafness, blindness, ergonomics, returning to work, sign language, etc. See also the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials located at Utah State University.

These materials are available on a free loan basis to residents of the state of Texas for up to 10 business days. Mailing time is automatically added to the two-week loan period.

In addition to collection resources, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) employees also have access to special library services to support their work and career needs, including:

  • Reference, referrals, research, and bibliographic searches
  • Current awareness services including scheduled searches and tables of contents routing
  • Access to searchable databases
  • Document delivery and inter-library loan

To inquire about these services or to provide input on library services or new additions to the collection, please e-mail avlibrary@dshs.state.tx.us.

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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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8 keys to eliminating passive-aggressiveness: strategies for transforming your relationships for greater authenticity and joy. Andrea Brandt, 2013. Book.  (WM 190 B821 2013 RHB).
This book offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy assertiveness to communicate in constructive ways through eight keys: Recognize Your Hidden Anger; Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts; Listen to Your Body; Set Healthy Boundaries; Communicate Assertively; Interact Using Mindfulness; Disable the Enabler; and Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes. It features hands-on exercises, enabling readers to understand themselves better.

The 36-hour day: a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and memory loss, 5th ed. Nancy L. Mace, 2011. Book. (WT 155 M141 2011 RHB).
This guide features information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

The ADA companion guide: understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Marcela Abadi Rhoads, 2010. Book.  (KF 5709.3 H35 R463 2010 RHB).
This book combines the complete ADAAG and ABA guidelines with explanations, commentary, and illustrations, offering guidance on how to eliminate unnecessary architectural barriers for persons with disabilities.

Adult audiologic rehabilitation 2nd ed. Joseph J. Montano. 2013. Book. (219.2 M66 2014 RHB).
With ever changing technology and new methodologies in client care, the second edition of Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation is a critical resource to audiology education. The book covers definitions of audiologic rehabilitation, an overview of the area, psychosocial impact of hearing loss, assessment strategies, current technologies, treatment methodologies, research needs, and special issues in audiologic rehabilitation. It has been deliberately structured to move the reader from introduction, to specific details of the specialty of audiologic rehabilitation, to providing insights into characteristics of this patient population, and thence to a framework for assessment and treatment of the impact of hearing loss.

Alcoholism and substance abuse in diverse populations,  2nd ed. 2011. Book. (WM 270 L425 2011 RHB).
This book will help the practitioner develop treatment and prevention plans that are specific to the special needs for each diverse population. Important issues regarding diversity and addictions for seventeen specific populations are included.

American Dietetic Association complete food and nutrition guide, 4th ed. Roberta L. Duyff, 2012. Book. (247 D988 2012 RHB).
This book offers reliable food and nutrition information from the American Dietetic Association. It is packed with practical tips and flexible guidelines to help one choose nutritious, flavorful, and convenient food. Physical activity and the USDA's MyPlate are also emphasized.

Answers to distraction. Edward M. Hallowell, 2010. Book. (WS 350.8 A8 H193a 2010 RHB).
Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in a reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADHD.

Assessment in rehabilitation and health. Elias Mpofu and Thomas Oakland, 2010. Book. (456.421 A846 2010 RHB).
This textbook gives a structured foundation of knowledge of tests and related assessment practices. Case studies are included. Major parts include types of assessments, measures of development and adjustment, measures of participation, and the future of assessment.

Augmentative and alternative communication : supporting children and adults with complex communication needs, 4th ed. David R. Beukelman. 2013. Book. (153 B566 2013 RHB).
As AAC use continues to flourish and new technology revolutionizes the field, tomorrow's service providers need current, authoritative information on AAC for children and adults with communication disorders. That's why David Beukelman and Pat Mirenda have revised and updated the bestselling Augmentative and Alternative Communication the trusted, widely adopted graduate-level text on communication disorders and AAC. The foundational textbook for SLPs, OTs, PTs, teachers, and other professionals in clinical and educational settings, this fourth edition is a definitive introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that help people best meet their daily communication needs. Future professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on advancing literacy skills (new chapter by Janice Light and David McNaughton), conducting effective, culturally appropriate assessment to determine AAC needs, choosing AAC interventions appropriate for age and ability, selecting AAC vocabulary tailored to individual needs, using new consumer technologies as easy, affordable, and non-stigmatizing communication devices, understanding types of symbols and how individuals use them, promoting social competence, supporting language learning and development, providing effective support to beginning communicators, and planning an inclusive education for students with complex communication needs.

Barron's graduate record examination, 20th ed. Sharon W. Green. 2013. Book. (550 G798 2013 RHB).
This newly revised and updated manual gives you a test overview plus test-taking advice and a timetable for a typical computer-based GRE test. Added features include a diagnostic test with an answer key and answer explanations, a verbal reasoning review with practice questions in sentence completion and reading comprehension, an analytical writing review with scoring guidelines and practice exercises, a quantitative reasoning review that includes general math strategies, discrete quantitative questions, quantitative comparison questions, and data interpretation questions, and two full-length model GRE tests with answer keys and answer explanations.

Breath of life: living well with COPD (closed captioned). 2009. 24 min. DVD. (DD0623)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is an extremely common condition that can be devastating if not properly treated. Treatments can improve the function of the lungs and reduce debilitating symptoms. This program helps people understand more about the therapies for COPD, how the disease can be managed, and how complications can be prevented. Also available online. Career counseling: a holistic approach 8th ed. Vernon G. Zunker. 2012. Book. (480.1 Z86 2012 RHB).
Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach, 8e equips readers with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling as well as practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients. The text's innovative holistic or "whole person" approach demonstrates how to consider a client's values, temperament, talents, and passions when trying to determine his or her best career fit. Thoroughly revised and updated, the cutting-edge new 8th edition includes all-new chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life.

Building your career: a guide to your future, 4th ed. Susan Jones Sears, 2011. Book.  (HF 5381 S437 2011 RHB).
This book actively engages students in a career decision-making model that involves reflecting, exploring, deciding, and preparing for their immediate and long-term futures. Students progress through a process that uses the internet and other hands-on activities to discover how their interests and strengths are compatible with the possible occupational and educational alternatives that they identify. Students also learn how to mount a job search and determine their readiness for the changing work world and the skills needed to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.

Cancer: 50 essential things to do. Greg Anderson, 2013. Book.  (QZ 200 G545 2013 RHB).
Written by a cancer survivor, this guide to cancer recovery offers a holistic action plan for patients and family members.

Career development, employment, and disability in rehabilitation: from theory to practice. 2014. Book. (456 C37 2014 RHB).
Topics covered include major constructs in career development and employment of disabled individuals, theoretical foundations, occupational assessment, information and evaluation, intervention strategies, and populations and settings. To facilitate learning and promote application of theories and techniques, each chapter includes chapter objectives, discussion and review questions, and case studies. An instructor's manual is also included.

Career pathways planning. (closed captioned). 25 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0638)
Career planning is an essential part of life development and it can take place at any stage in one’s professional life. Taking into account the constantly evolving job market and the continual changes occurring in higher education, this program helps viewers develop a career pathway plan that identifies three areas of interest and the ways each of them can be achieved, short-term and long-term. Job seekers of any age will discover helpful methods for career pathway planning. The support that a professional career adviser can bring is discussed, along with the need to update and renew pathway plans at regular intervals.

The complete guide to getting a job for people with Asperger's syndrome : find the right career and get hired. Barbara Bissonnette. 2013. Book. (203.5 B623 2013).
Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.

The complete mental health directory, 9th ed. 2014. Book. (WM 30 C736 2014 RHB).
This book is a directory for mental health services in the United States.

Conditions in occupational therapy: effect on occupational performance, 4th ed. Ben Atchison. 2012. Book. (258 A83 2012 RHB).
This textbook focuses on chronic health problems and their impact on an individual's physical, cognitive, psychological, and social capabilities. Students learn how the patient's age, life tasks, and living environment affect occupational therapy needs, and how to determine what occupational therapy services to provide. Chapters present the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and progression of conditions frequently encountered in practice. Case studies at the end of every chapter help students apply the content to real-life clinical situations. This edition includes new chapters on vision disorders, muscular dystrophy, infectious diseases, and developmental trauma disorder. The expanded art program includes more photos, drawings, charts, and graphs.

Coping with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury: a guide to living with the challenges associated with post concussion syndrome and brain trauma. Diane Roberts Stoler, 2013. Book.  (WL 354 S875 2013 RHB).
This book begins with an overview of the brain, how the organ works, and what a concussion is. The authors also present information on symptoms, types of TBI, diagnosis, and treatment. The treatment sections cover not only conventional therapies, but complementary and alternative treatments as well. They also address the many physical effects of brain injury, such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and mental aspects, including concentration, memory, and reasoning.

Counseling persons with physical disabilities. 30 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0618)
This film demonstrates how to counsel a person with a disability during the first session. A female client with a mobility impairment and chronic pain talks about her ambivalence in accepting help from others to live independently at home. Robin Miller demonstrates how cognitive reframing can be used to change the client’s negative thought patterns to more positive thoughts and shares the importance of identifying strengths to increase the client’s self-efficacy. It concludes with information on disability sensitivity tips.

Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 6th ed. Derald W. Sue, 2013. Book. (264.4 S944c 2013 RHB).
In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, this new edition features new chapters on: multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals; multicultural evidence-based practice; culturally competent assessment; and poverty and counseling.

CRC Examination Preparation: A Concise Guide to the Rehabilitation Counselor Test. Fong Chan, 2012. Book. (360.5 F673 2012 RHB).
This user-friendly new study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC exam built on the most recent, empirically based rehabilitation counselor roles and function studies. Each chapter contains a concise overview of the topic, summary tables of key concepts, practice questions with annotated answers, and links to related web-based materials.

Creative you: using your personality type to thrive. David B Goldstein, 2013. Book. (BF 698.9 C74 G653 2013 RHB).
Discover your creative personality type with a simple quiz and detailed descriptions of the sixteen personality types. In addition, tools and techniques show you how to apply creativity to your everyday life.

Cystic fibrosis: a guide for patient and family, 4th ed. David M. Orenstein, 2012. Book. (WI 820 O66 2012 RHB).
This guide offers explanations, advice, and management options for patients or parents of patients with cystic fibrosis. The book explains the disease process, outlines the fundamentals of diagnosing and screening, and addresses the challenges of treatment for those living with CF.

Dad's in heaven with Nixon (closed captioned). 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. Also available online through Films on Demand.

David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants (6 CDS). 2013.420 min. Audio CD. (CA0042)
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-blind reality: living the life. 2012. Book. (HV 1597 D434 2012 RHB).
This book explores what life is really like for persons with a combination of vision and hearing loss, and in a few cases, other disabilities as well. Editor Scott M. Stoffel presents extensive interviews with 12 individuals who are deaf-blind, including himself. These contributors each describe their families’ reactions and the support they received; their experiences in school and entering adulthood; and how they coped with degeneration, ineffective treatments, and rehabilitation. Each discusses their personal education related to careers, relationships, and communication, including those with cochlear implants. The book offers an understanding of the daunting challenges of daily life for people who are deaf-blind.

Diversity in the Workplace (closed captioned). 2012. 23 min. DVD. (DD0620)
This program was filmed in Australia. In workplaces, as in any other part of society, people are diverse. Using dramatized scenarios, this program shows how a wide range of personnel can work together successfully. Topics covered include the scope of diversity, responding sensitively, knowing the guidelines, communicating appropriately, and building on diversity. This program is a part of the Playing Your Part: Keys to a Successful Workplace Environment series.

Driven to distraction: recognizing and copin with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. Edward M. Hallowell, 2011. Book. (WS 350.8 A8 H193 2011 RHB).
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients – both adults and children – authors Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. They also focus on the positives that can come with this disorder including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

Effective helping: interviewing and counseling techniques, 8th ed. Barbara F. Okun, 2015. Book. (WM 55 O41 2015 RHB).
In this book, the authors help readers develop basic helping skills based on empathic responsive listening, introduce them to theoretical principles, and enable them to effectively integrate theory and practice in a way that is appropriate to their level of training. The learning-by-practice format promotes the active integration of the skills that will prepare students for the realities of what it’s like to be a helper.

Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication, 8th ed. David R. Evans, 2010. Book. (264 E78 2010 RHB).
Core communication skills are essential to any interview, whether it takes place in counseling, nursing, social work, personnel work, or information gathering. The book covers four stages for effective interviewing, including exploration, clarification, action and effective communication.

Ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling, 4th ed. Theodore Phant Remley, 2014. Book. (WM 55 R384 2014 RHB).
This book approaches each professional issue in counseling from both an ethical and a legal point of view and addresses the difficult issues in a straightforward manner. It gives practical, realistic advice through vignettes that showcase typical situations and dilemmas faced by practicing counselors.

Ethics in rehabilitation: a clinical perspective, 2nd ed. Barbara L. Kornblau, 2012. Book. (WB 320 K84 2012 RHB).
Following an introduction to ethical theories and principles, Drs. Kornblau and Burkhardt give a brief overview of legal principles that may affect ethical decision-making, then examine the relationship between ethical and legal DARS principles that clinicians may encounter. The second section provides readers with an opportunity to apply what they have learned and includes more than 100 ethical dilemmas covering a wide variety of practice-related topics. The final sections consist of ethical dilemma worksheets and a set of additional learning resources to assist in the examination and resolution of ethical dilemmas.

The fatigue and fibromyalgia solution: the essential guide to overcoming chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, made easy! Jacob Teitelbaum, 2013. Book. (WE 544 T262 2013 RHB).
This book provides research and scientific information on advances in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and the often-dismissed symptoms associated with these debilitating conditions.

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best ... And Learn from the Worst. Robert I Sutton, 2010. Book. (HF 5549.12 S967 2010 RHB).
This book answers two basic questions. Would your employees, if given the choice, ever want to work for you again? And also, are you in tune with what it feels like to work for you? In the process, it gives great advice about how to be successful as a manager and leader.

The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting, 11th ed. William A. Sabin, 2011. Book. (004 S116 2011 RHB).
This is a special tribute edition of the classic Gregg Reference Manual. It is considered the standard style manual for business writing.

A guide to vocational assessment 5th ed. Paul W. Power. 2013. Book. (456.42 P887 2013).
This fifth edition of A Guide to Vocational Assessment acknowledges the changes in social and economic systems facing adults with disabilities. It suggests multiple evaluation approaches and insights that can be used to change the difficult to the possible and eventually to the probable. While many chapters underscore the use of traditional evaluation approaches, other chapters operationalize vocational assessment as an individualized, creative, empowering, holistic process and experience of self-discovery. This edition's 15 chapters incorporate these issues, provide updated, expanded and new material, and emphasize that the process of evaluation should identify the consumer's career-related strengths and potential to acquire specific skills. A new chapter focuses exclusively on the transition-age student, a topic receiving increased attention in vocational rehabilitation. The text includes an experiential workbook, intended for use with the text, which provides discussion questions and exercises.

Handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy. 2014. Book.  (WM 430 H233 2014 RHB).
This text offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.

Hope for the future new treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (closed captioned). 2010. 30 min. DVD. (DD0619)
Beginning with a brief history of how medical science became aware of lymphatic cancer and providing an outline of the basic concepts involved, this program then distinguishes between Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, illustrates the difference between B-cell and T-cell lymphoma, and explores other topics related to the disease. Typical symptoms and their similarity to those of a flu or cold virus are explored while state-of-the-art treatments and therapies are also illustrated.

How to care for aging parents: a one-step resource for all your medical, financial, housing and emotional issues,  3rd ed. Virginia Morris, 2014. Book. (WT 100 M875 2014 RHB).
This book is a source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. It includes a new chapter on fraud; details on the latest “aging in place” technologies; online resources; and information on current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers’ names, schedules, and contact information; doctors’ phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information at the back of the book.

How to find work that works for people with Asperger syndrome: the ultimate guide for getting people with Asperger syndrome into the workplace. Gail Hawkins. 2004. Book. (203.5 H39 2004 RHB).
For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer, Hawkins' well-tested approach aims to provide all the information needed for a fast, realistic, and successful path to fulfilling employment.

I'm not crazy, I'm just not you: the real meaning of the 16 personality types: secrets to how we can be so alike when we're so different, 2nd ed. Roger R. Pearman, 2010. Book.  (BF 698.3 P43 2010 RHB).
Authors Roger Pearman and Sarah C. Albritton show how greatly our individual personality preferences affect our interactions with others. This book teaches us how to overcome our natural inclination to judge difference in order to recognize and celebrate it, even across generational and cultural divides.

Is coffee break the best part of your day?: how to keep your job in today's turbulent environment!, 2nd ed. Dick Leatherman, 2011. Book. (HF 5549.5 J63 L438 2011 RHB).
This collection of tools is for anyone in the workplace who wants to advance their performance to the next level.

Keeping your head after losing your job: how to survive unemployment.  Robert L. Leahy, 2014. Book.  (HD 5708 L434 2014 RHB).
Dr. Robert Leahy provides psychological tools to help you handle your period of unemployment better and offers simple self-help strategies that can be used immediately. His techniques draw upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as practices, such as mindfulness, to help you boost your self-esteem and confidence, decrease anxiety and feelings of helplessness, and develop resilience and strength.

The law of disability discrimination handbook: statutes and regulatory guidance,  8th ed. Ruth Colker, 2013. Book. (KF 480 A3 C65 2013 RHB).
This book includes reference material relevant to interpreting federal law prohibiting discrimination based on disability. The handbook includes the statutory language of the ADA as amended. In addition, the authors have included regulations, section-by-section analysis, and technical assistance promulgated by the EEOC and DOJ. The handbook also includes statutory, regulatory, and guidance documents for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1998, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the IDEA, and the EEOC Compliance Manual on Employee Benefits. The handbook also contains the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

LinkedIn for networking and job search (closed captioned). 30 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0643)
One of the most powerful tools at a job-seeker’s disposal is the career networking website LinkedIn. More than 200 million people have a professional presence on LinkedIn and that number is growing every day. This program explains how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and use the site to connect with potential employers. Supplemented by tips from hiring managers and social media experts, the video also covers “building a brand,” gaining introductions and developing a network, adding endorsements to a profile, finding unadvertised jobs, and more. This DVD, an important update to any career-search curriculum, shows why resumes alone are no longer enough. Also available online through Films on Demand.

The liver disorders and hepatitis sourcebook. Howard J. Worman, 2006. Book. (WI 700 W928 2006 RHB).
This book gives you frank assessments of the latest therapies and drugs for liver disorders. It also provides advice on how you can navigate the day-to-day challenges of living with a liver disorder and diet and nutrition guidelines, including the truth about the effectiveness of herbal remedies and liver-cleansing diets.

The Multiple Sclerosis revolution (closed captioned). 2012.24 min. DVD. (D0622)
While multiple sclerosis is relatively common, it remains a mysterious disease that can be difficult to detect early, and one which can leave its victims with lifelong, devastating consequences. Recent breakthroughs in the understanding of MS have dramatically transformed the way the illness is viewed by the medical community. This program explains how new findings about multiple sclerosis are leading to the development of innovative treatments and the promise of a better life for patients. Also available online.

Personal potential: the influence of one.. 18 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0637)
Who are you and how do you make decisions about your life and future? Explore your personal potential through the powerful motivational Personal Potential DVD and thought-provoking and guiding questions.

Personality disorders. 2008. 60 min. DVD.  (DD0625)
The first DVD explores the antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders. The second DVD explores the avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The program examines each of these in depth, looking at their development, prevalence, symptoms, impact, and treatment. Dramatic vignettes and interviews with professionals and educators in the field provide a basic understanding of these disorders and how they present challenges in the home, workplace, and treatment environments.

Personality disorders: an introduction to personality disorders. 73 min. 2009. DVD.  (DD0616)
Jamie Dyce, PhD outlines the ten categories of personality disorders: antisocial, borderline, compulsive, schizoid, histrionic, schizotypal, paranoid, narcissistic, avoidant, and dependent. He highlights the characteristics of each and explains the dimensional models used by psychologists to describe personality disorders. He also discusses the diagnosis of pervasive personality disorder not otherwise specified.

Physical medicine & rehabilitation pocketpedia, 2nd ed. Book.  (WB 320 S533 2012 RHB).
This pocket-sized reference provides quick access to charts, tables, diagrams, and illustrations to give you fast facts for day-to-day patient care.

A place for all: faith and community for persons with disabilities (closed captioned). 58 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0639)
Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities explores the courageous stories of persons with disabilities as they succeed in making their faith communities truly inclusive. It features people such as Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh, one of the handful of deaf rabbis in the world; members of ELCA’s DAYLE program, where definitely abled youth unite at the 40,000 strong triennial Evangelical Lutheran youth gathering; 5 year-old Max Rubin, who has cerebral palsy; Rev. Beth Lockard, pastor of Christ the King Deaf Church; and Brandon Kaplan, a severely disabled boy with limited sight and speech who recently had the privilege of becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

The Power of two: a twin triumph over Cystic Fibrosis. Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel, 2007. Book. (208.4 B995p 2007 RHB).
Born in 1972, twins who share this life-threatening disease give an honest portrayal of their struggle to live normal lives, their interdependence, day-to-day health care, the impact of chronic illness on marriage and family, and the importance of a support network to continuing survival.

The PTSD workbook: simple effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress syndrome,  2nd ed. Mary Beth Williams, 2013. Book. (WM 172.5 W725 2013 RHB).
Psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors effective tools to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are veterans, rape survivors, or crime victims.

Quick reference to occupational therapy,  Kathlyn L. Reed, 2014. Book. (WB 39 R323 2014 RHB).
This book will help the therapist assess and treat clients as well as assist in determining how to use occupational therapy in a total patient care program.

Real life teens: teens and disabilities. 17 min. 2007. DVD. (DD0640)
This program explores the different ways that disabilities can impact a teen’s life and how the general student population can support people with disabilities. Subjects covered include what a disability is; how to understand a disabled student; why those with disabilities are called “special”; showing respect and helping people with disabilities; and special education.

Research in communication sciences and disorders: methods for systematic inquiry, 2nd ed. Lauren Nelson. 2013. Book. (152 N45 2013 RHB).
Empirical and nonempirical research : an overview -- Ethical considerations -- Identifying and formulating research questions --Completing a literature search -- Nonexperimental research design -- Experimental research and levels of evidence – Research participants and sampling -- Data analysis : describing different types of data -- Data analysis : inferential statistics -- Research outcomes : clinical guidance, research reports.

Resumes for dummies, 6th ed. Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2011. Book. (HF 5383 K46 2011 RHB).
This book gives instructions for writing an inclusive core resume, tips on targeting a known position or tailoring a resume to specific industries, and common resume-writing mistakes to avoid. You’ll learn the rules in recruiting and job searching and get expert tips on writing a successful resume.

Robert's rules of order newly revised,  11th ed. Henry M. Robert, 2011.  Book. (JF 515 R63 2011 RHB).
This book is the definitive resource on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This revised edition addresses common inquiries and incorporates new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including material relating to electronic communication and electronic meetings.

Safety skills for Asperger women: how to save a perfectly good female life. Liane Holliday Willey, 2012. Book. (203.5 W714s 2012 RHB).
The author, who has Asperger syndrome, discusses the underlying problems and daily pitfalls that females with Asperger syndrome may face. She suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them.

The seed : finding purpose and happiness in life and work. Jon Gordon. 2011. Book. (HF 5548.8 G663 2011 RHB).
This business fable helps the reader discover purpose in work and life. It takes the reader on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.

Shameless: the art of disability (closed captioned). 2006. 49 min. DVD. (DD0621)
This documentary explores what is known as the disability art movement, following five artists, including a painter, a writer, an actor, a theater director, and a filmmaker, all of whom happen to have physical disabilities, through their creative work. Intense group discussions of artistic and personal goals are also recorded. Dispelling the myth of tragic disability, the film depicts its subjects as, first and foremost, creative people. The result is a profound look at, and celebration of, the act of making art,viewed through the lens of disability and the rejection of its stereotypes

Smart trust: creating prosperity, energy and joy in a low-trust world. Stephen M.R. Covey. 2012. Book. (HF 5387 C873 2012 RHB)
This book shows what successful organizations are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper in a time when many businesses are failing. This book provides a process and skill set that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, and organizations.

Solution focused counseling. 60 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0617)
In this program, Dr. Jeffrey Guterman provides a clinical demonstration of solution-focused counseling with a client dealing with procrastination. He also outlines solution-focused principles and techniques including co-constructing problems and goals, identifying and amplifying exceptions, and assigning tasks.

Start with why: how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. Simon Sinek. 2009. Book. (751 S615 2009 RHB).
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: systems, strategies, and skills, 4th ed. Linda Seligman, 2014. Book. (WM 55 S464 2014 RHB).
This book offers a look at emerging and well-established counseling theories. Organizing theories into four broad themes (Background, Emotions, Thoughts, and Actions), the authors underscore key similarities and differences in each approach. Chapters include skill development sections that connect counseling theories with clinical practice. This edition brings a stronger multicultural focus, includes over 400 new research references, and offers new activities to sharpen clinical understanding.

Understanding disability: from theory to practice, 2nd ed. Michael Oliver, 2009. Book. (HV 1568 O45 2009 RHB).
The author draws on his own experiences to paint a picture of both the practical challenges of disablement and the theoretical understandings of disability.

Unrealized dreams: stories of deaf individuals with Unique Needs (closed captioned). 2007. DVD. (DD0624)
DVD short version 8 min. medium version 18 min. long version 35 min.
This DVD profiles individuals who are deaf and have additional disabilities and risk factors. In the past these individuals had been labelled as low-functioning. These additional disabilities create obstacles to reaching individual potential, goals, and dreams. Systemic issues, family challenges, educational, and vocational issues are addressed. The parents of a man who is deaf and has cerebral palsy are interviewed (57 min.).

Verbal judo: the gentle art of persuasion. George J. Thompson, 2013. Book. (BF 637 P4 T466 2013 RHB).
This book can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you’re talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. It shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy, avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view and take the lead in most disputes.

Wipe out: the silent epidemic of brain injury (closed captioned). 51 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0644)
This program tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage from injuries suffered in extreme sports. Chris Dufficy, a professional snowboarder, struggles with ongoing memory problems. Jon Gocer planned to follow in Chris’s tracks until a skateboard wipeout erased much of his memory. Chris Tutin’s dreams are a shadow of what they used to be because his cerebellum was crushed in a dirt-bike accident. Together, these case studies offer valuable insight into what many doctors call an invisible epidemic. Also available online

Work accommodation and retention in mental health. Izabela Z. Schultz and E. Sally Rogers, 2011. Book. (485 W926 2011 RHB).
This book assembles a scattered and fragmented knowledge base into an evidence-informed sourcebook on how to accommodate and retain persons with mental illness in the workforce. It discusses the effects of psychological conditions on work outcomes, as well as clinical and occupational interventions.

Writing & speaking at work: a practical guide for business communication, 5th ed. Edward P. Bailey, 2011. Book. (HF 5718 B35 2011 RHB).
This book delivers insight and instruction to help readers become effective communicators no matter where their careers may take them. This edition features a new chapter on how to prepare executive summaries.

Your attitude is showing: a primer of human relations, Sharon Lund O’Neil, 2008. Book.  (BF 637 C45 O545 2008 RHB).
This book aims to teach readers that people who balance their technical skills with human-relations competencies find greater on-the-job happiness, contribute more to the productivity of organizations, and, in general, have careers that are more successful and more satisfying lives.

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