Special Education Resources Available Through the Learning Services Department
THESE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR HCOS LEARNING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
If you are interested in any of these resources please make a request via your contact or special education/learning services teacher, who will contact the Learning Services librarian on your behalf.
Audiblox: dyslexia, digraphia corrective course that a parent can implement. Website: http://www.audiblox2000.com
Alert Program: The Alert Program for Self Regulation and managing ADHD. Consists of a leaders guide, Take Five concepts book, Test Drive book with CD and a game. Website: http://www.alertprogram.com/
Boardmaker Plus PC: It helps teachers and parents create on-screen and printed symbol-based learning activities for students with special need.
Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A book by Stephen Briers discussing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its methods and models. Website http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/bookshop/detail.asp?item=100000000296139
Celebrating Calm Video/Audio CD series: Series include: Calm kids Parenting program; 10 Secrets to Successful Children; Brain Boosters; Straight Talk for Kids; Calm 24/7; Stop Defiance and Disrespect now! and Calm Couples Marriage Makeover. Video series by Celebrating Calm. Website: http://celebratecalm.com
Circles Level 1 Relationships: Circles Level 1 presents to special students some extremely abstract concepts in a very simple and concrete manner. The connection between the kind of relationship and the corresponding level of intimacy is demonstrated visually, making it easy for students to understand this important concept. Website: http://www.stanfield.com/circles-level-1.html
Circles Level 2 Transitions: Illustrates more subtle applications of the Circles Rules of Social Distance. Level 2 is an ideal “second step” program for students with moderate to mild cognitive challenges and can be used as a stand-alone introduction for higher functioning and regular students. Website: http://www.stanfield.com/circles-level-2.html
Classroom suite 4: A unique intervention tool that combines direct instruction with a flexible tool environment to help students in grades Pre K through 5 achieve mastery in reading, writing, and math.
Clicker 5: Clicker 5 is a writing support and multimedia tool for children of all abilities and special needs. Website: http://www.cricksoft.com/us/products/tools/clicker/home.aspx
Diary of a Social Detective: Real life tales of mystery, intrigue and interpersonal adventure by Jeffrey E. Jessum.
Functional Curriculum: The Functional Curriculum was developed by POPARD to meet the needs of students requiring extensive interventions to acquire necessary life skills for independent living. The techniques are at the elementary and secondary levels in providing a functional curriculum for students with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Website: http://www.autismoutreach.ca/elearning/functional-curriculum
Handprints Storybooks: For students who have little experience reading emergent books. Text features include caption books; beginning, middle, end; strong picture support; consistent or inconsistent language structures; text designed to encourage left-to-right movement; one-to-one matching of voice and print; one or two lines of print per page; exaggerated spacing between words.
Helping Your Anxious Child: a Step by Step guide for parents. Website:http://books.google.ca/books/about/Helping_Your_Anxious_Child.html?id=ArNYszn5orgC&redir_esc=y
Kurzweil PC: Kurzweil 3000 is an educational assistive technology tool designed to support each individual student throughout a school system to attain academic success. Website: http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html
Kurzweil Mac: Kurzweil 3000 is an educational assistive technology tool designed to support each individual student throughout a school system to attain academic success. Website: http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html
Learning Breakthrough: Learning Breakthrough is a suite of specialized equipment and exercises designed to strengthen very basic brain processes and enable high-level learning skills to flourish. Website: http://www.learningbreakthrough.com/
Match Time: programmed learning approach for students who struggle with time concepts.
Model Me Older Set (9-17): Consists of 5 videos, teaching manual and workbook for older kids (9-17 yrs.). Provides awareness and guidance for various social situations encountered in life for children and adolescents with Autism, Asperger syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Developmental Delays.
Model Me Younger Set (2-8): Consists of 5 videos, teaching manual and workbook for younger kids (2-8 and 5-12 yrs.). Provides awareness and guidance for various social situations encountered in life for children and adolescents with Autism, Asperger syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Developmental Delays. Website http://www.modelmekids-store.com/5_DVD_CD_Set_2_Older_p/83034.htm
One Hundred Sheep: Here’s still another version of skip counting by Common Sense Press. Using stories from the Gospels as a basis for the lyrics, these original songs teach and reinforce skip counting for numbers 2-10.
Precision Academics (2011): offers a collection of over 375 adapted education workbooks, suitable for children of all ages with a wide range of special education needs. Website: http://www.precisionacademics.com.au/
QIA 3rd set: ESL English proficiency test.
Right Start Math: Level 1 – Early users Website: http://www.alabacus.com/pageView.cfm?pageID=270
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A social thinking guidebook for bright teens and young adults by Michelle Garcia Winner.
Social Behavior Mapping (Book and DVD): One of the most successful tools of Social Thinking, Social Behavior Mapping offers cognitive behavior strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, others’ perspectives, others’ actions (consequences) and the student’s own emotions about those around him or her. SBM is a visual tool that displays these abstract concepts through a flow chart. Intended for 3rd-12th-grade students, this strategy is most effective for students with solid language skills.
Social Fate or Social fortune: A social thinking a graphic novel for social quest seekers by Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner. Website: http://www.socialthinking.com/books-products?page=shop.product_details&product_id=303
Speak Q: SpeakQ is plug-in software that enhances WordQ version 2 or higher with simple, speech-to-text functionality. Website: http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/
Straight Talk Manual and DVD: The Straight Talk Manual is a self-esteem and life skills workbook for 9-14-year-olds. It offers 200 pages of reproducible quizzes, worksheets, activities, and information that enhance children’s well being. Website: http://www.thestraighttalkmanual.com/
Superflex-Comic book and CD: A fun and motivating way to explore social thinking behavior.
Susan Barton Program: The Barton Reading & Spelling System is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability. Website: http://www.bartonreading.com/
Switched-on Schoolhouse: A combination of lesson book, resource center and teaching assistant all rolled into one. contains bible, language arts, math, science and history curriculum.
Taming Worry Dragons: Taming Worry Dragons gives information and answers to solving anxiety problems. it consists of a CD, Facilitators manual, Manual, Children’s WoWorkbooknd optional teen’s workbook for older individuals.
Think Social!: a social thinking curriculum for school-age students. Teaching social skills to high functioning autism, PDD-NDS, Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disability by Michelle Garcia Winner.
Thinking About You, Thinking About Me: Teaching perspective taking and social thinking to persons with social cognitive learning challenges by Michelle Garcia Winner.
The Multiplication 3R Rap: This was designed to improve multiplication and literacy skills. It teaches multiplication tables from 2-12 using songs in various styles. Website: http://www.songsthatteach.com/mathematics/the-3r-rap-cd-book-kit.html?sl=EN
WordQ With WordQ you can have your users build a topic list which they can fill with words they want to use. Then when they are writing, those are considered as part of the word prediction. Website: http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/
WordQ-Mac OS: With WordQ you can have your users build a topic list which they can fill with words they want to use. Then when they are writing, those are considered as part of the word prediction. Website: http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/