Special Education Resource Library

You may also like:  Special Education Book ReviewsSpecial Education Web Links, and  “The Big ’What Now’ Book of Learning Styles” Review

Special Education Department – Using the L4U Physical Library


HCS and HCOS families now have open access in the L4U Physical Library for Special Education loans. This means that anyone can book Special Education items for themselves, which should cut down on a lot of extra work and confusion.  

Teachers, SE and LS consultants are encouraged to work together to recommend material for their families and, if possible, show them how to book it.  They can also refer parents to Kelly Wiebe  or Shandra Wiebe who will assist them in the booking process.  The process is the same for all materials, so many parents will be familiar with it.

The loan period is 49 days, but items can be renewed if no other bookings have been placed.


IMPORTANT The only exception is Susan Barton material.  Although it is booked for 49 days, the books do not have to be returned. Only the tiles and spell correctors should be returned by families when they are done with the program. We will change the due date manually if we book it for the client, so that it will show a year long booking and delete the booking once the tiles are returned.


Special Education material can be found in L4U under Topic Search, 003 Special Education icon:


We are adding more subcategories under this list, but the main two are:

Once you click on an icon and go into the list, you can sort by Title, Author, etc.

Click on the title of the item wanted to book it.


On the item detail page, Click Place a Booking

Step 1 – Choose Date and Settings appears. In the field provided or using the popup calendar, Enter the Date Required. Note: only 1 copy is allowed to be booked.

Click Submit

If the requested date is unavailable,

Step 2 – Date Adjustments appears with any date adjustment and the reason it occurred. Select the next best booking period and Click Submit


Step 3 – Confirmation appears. Click Confirm

  • Alternatively, Click Go Back and enter an new date

Step 4 – Booking Details appears. Click either Home or Return to Search to continue.


You should receive a confirmation email from L4U with your booking info.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly shipping@heritagechristian.ca or Shandra swiebe@onlineschool.ca

To access a complete list please click on this Google doc:  COMPLETE LISTING OF SE MATERIALS

New this year 2015:

Anger and Anxiety management kit:  items included in kit:

6 books, 1 chart, 1 CD rom, 1 set of cards.

How to take the Grrr Out of Anger; The Grouchies; Cool Down and Work through Anger; What is a thought? book and CD

A “5” Could make me lose Control! chart and booklet

Sound Linkage  :  An Integrated Programme for Overcoming Reading Difficulties

The updated edition of this successful resource has been developed to support children with reading delays and dyslexia. It contains a phonological training programme, an explanation of how this programme can be embedded within a broader reading intervention, a standardized test of phonological awareness and a methodology to grade children’s reading books.

Stress and Worry management kit

Items included in kit: 3 books:

Stress Can really get on your Nerves!

What do do When you Worry too much

When my worries get too big!

What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change.

Superflex : a superhero social thinking curriculum kit

Items include 2 books, 1 CD,

Game box:  4 card decks with 52 cards each and 4 power plan cards, 4 reference cards, 4 instruction cards, 1 General instruction booklet.

Provides educators and parents with fun and motivating ways to teach elementary school students with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism how to build social skills. Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex® to Outsmart!

Superflex Superdecks – games to promote superflexible social thinking!

Superflex : takes on the Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables

In this teaching comic book in the Superflex series, Superflex swoops down to help Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Glassman (who causes our over-reactions to small things), at just the right time: the first day of school!

TeachTown Basics  :  Versions 1.1 – Computer Lessons + Generalization Activities – A researched-based computer-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Basics is a software based treatment and education program that targets students who are developmentally 2 to 7 years old With a combination of computer lessons and off-computer generalization lessons, the program addresses language learning, communication skills and emotional development

Turnaround :  Turning Fear Into Freedom ;  Turnaround is a complete step-by-step audio program which provides you and your child life-changing help for anxiety including panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias and other childhood worries. Turnaround is unique because it communicates directly to children without sacrificing psychological substance. The result is an ingenious blend of proven clinical treatment with an adventurous tale bristling with curious characters, inspirational stories and the know-how needed to overcome anxiety. Your child is being treated for anxiety as they listen to a fun story! More importantly, it works!  Turnaround is a do-it-yourself program that your child can complete with minimal help.

New this year 2014 on L4U:

Assessing Gifted LearnersParents Forum Gifted Dev centre 2009.  Silverman, Linda

Brain Integration Therapy.  1 Book, b/w photos.
Download the Writing 8 Exercise in pdf format from the library record and enlarge, or create your own!
Brain Integration Therapy is an easy-to-use at-home therapy program that brings dramatic results. No matter what “teaching” or remedial reading program you use, if you do the BrainIntegration Therapy Brain Trainings and exercises at the same time you will notice that the child learns much easier because you are actually using the child’s body to make the brainconnections so that he or she doesn’t have to work so hard at the task of reading or writing or hearing sounds.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 : Speech recognition software Burlington, MA Nusance.com 2008 

 Helping your anxious child:  A step by step guide for parents.  Rapee, Ronald.  Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2008.

Right Brained Reading Package.

Kit Contains: Right Brain Phonics Program book ;  Brain Integration Therapy Manual;  Teaching the Right Brain Child
Teaching the Right Brain Child-DVD;  Sight word flash cards;  Phonics Cards;  Colored Reading Transparencies

Sequencing In A Flash CDR: Auditory Processing Texas, U.S. Little Giant Steps 2007.  Bedell, Jan.

Smart Kids Who Hate to Write.  DVD.  3 copies. Writing Eight Exercise sheet can be downloaded from L4U in the item record.

The Alert Program Kit Therapy Works 2010.  Williams, Mary Sue

The Best Kept Secret in Education, Level 5 Cards: Auditory Processing Kit Texas, U.S. Little Giant Steps 2007 .  Bedell,Jan.

The Best Kept Secret in Education, Level 6 Cards: Auditory Processing kit Texas, U.S. Little Giant Steps 2007 

The Best Kept Secret in Education: Auditory Processing book Texas, U.S. Little Giant Steps 2007 

The Dyslexia Screening Test – Elementary London : Pearson Education, Inc., 2004.  Fawcett, Angela J. Elementary and High School

The Dyslexia Screening Test– High School.

Times Tales Trigger Memory Systems 2008.  Van Eggers, Jennie.

Time Tales Math Bundle Englewood, Col. Longevity Pub. 2012.  

1-Times Tales DVD;  1-Times Tales CD;  1-Addition and Subtraction-Beyond Math Facts;  1-Two Plus Two is Not Five; 1-Memory Triggers- The Fun Way to Learn Elementary Math Facts;  1-Times Tales Spiral Bound Mini Flipbook

What to do when you worry too much : Washington, D.C. : Magination Press, c2006. Huebner, Dawn.

You are a Social Detective!: San Jose, CA Think Social Publishing 2008.  Winner, Michelle Garcia

New on Overdrive E Library

  • Click here to view eBook details for Bright Not Broken by Diane M. Kennedy
Click here to add 'Bright Not Broken' to your Wish List
  • Click here to view Audiobook details for Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, M. D., Ph. D.
Click here to add 'Boys Adrift' to your Wish List
  • Click here to view Audiobook details for Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax
Click here to add 'Girls on the Edge' to your Wish List
  • Click here to view eBook details for Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Click here to add 'Overcoming Dyslexia' to your Wish List
  • Click here to view eBook details for Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Click here to add 'Scattered Minds' to your Wish List
  • Click here to view eBook details for The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids by Judy Galbraith, M.A.


  1. cbastian131 says:
  2. Hi kelly,
    I would like to reserve the Model Me DVDsage 5-12 for the Walker family. Can you let me know when I can get then for 3-6 weeks?
    Thanks Roy Lycar SE Teacher.


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