Education- Library Resource List

By Maddie Bonser
  • The topic for this months Library Resources is Education!  

    Individualized Education Programs

    1. IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers by Anne I. Easton and Kathleen Whitbread 

    • An easy to read resource guide to help parents and teachers work together to develop effective IEPs 
    • Tips for what to do during IEP meetings 
    • Tips for writing goals and objectives and tracking progress 
    • Tips for forming effective partnerships between families and schools and handling disagreements 

    2. Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs by Barbara D. Bateman and Mary Anne Linden 

    • A classic book that presents a process for developing IEPs to meet students’ individual needs. 

    3. Creating a Win-Win IEP for Students with Autism: A How-to Manual for Parents and Educators by Beth Fouse, PhD 

    • A comprehensive guide to developing and implementing IEPs 
    • Includes background information about autism and autism assessment 
    • Includes detailed information about what happens at IEP meetings 
    • Includes advice on recognizing school district errors, avoiding common mistakes, and resolving conflicts between families and school. 

    Advocacy 

    1. Guns A’Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools can Work Together – Without a Shot Being Fired by Jeffry Cohen 

    • Written by a parent of a child with autism 
    • The author addresses difficult issues in a positive, humorous tone 
    • Essential information for building an effective partnership between parents and educators 
    • Advice on preventing and resolving conflict 

    2. From Emotions to Advocacy: the Special Education Survival Guide by Pam Wright and Pete Wright 

    •   A practical, user-friendly guide for parents who are beginning to advocate for their child 

    Executive Function 

    1. Elementary Executive Functions Training by Carolyn Gottschall and Constance Lund Rozendaal 

    • Workbook with evidence-based strategies for improving memory, time management, planning and organization, flexibility and self-monitoring for children 6-11 
    • Parents and teachers can photograph the blank worksheets for their children or students 

    2. Mind Maps for Kids: Max Your Memory and Concentration by Tony Buzan 

    • Tools and tips for improving memory and concentration 

    3. Adult Executive Functioning Workbook: Simple effective advice along with easy to follow checklists by Melissa Mullin and Karen Fried 

    • Workbook for adults who struggle to plan, start, and finish work 
    • Skills include: 
    • Self-assessment in Executive Functioning skills. 
    • Setting goals. 
    • Setting and maintaining an organized workspace. 
    • Using a planner to track daily, weekly, and long-term projects. 
    • Accurately estimating how long tasks will take. 
    • Scheduling time for working towards your goals. 
    • Breaking down long-term projects into daily tasks. 
    • Active reading and study skills. 
    • Taking useful notes. 
    • Exam preparation and exam-taking strategies. 
    • Tracking progress and setting new goals. 
    • People can photograph the blank worksheets 

      Negotiating accommodations in post-secondary 

    1. The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum by Jane Thierfeld, Lorraine E. Wolf, Lisa King, and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork 

    • A practical book for parents and education professionals 
    • Two of the four authors have adult children on the spectrum 
    • Topics covered include assessing college readiness, applying for admission, working with Disability Services, and supporting students’ mental and physical health 

    2. Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success by Anne Palmer 

    • A guide to academic success for post-secondary students with autism 
    • Author is the mother of a son on the spectrum. The book is based on his experiences with college life. It contains stories about his experiences in school, from elementary school to university. 

    For more information or to borrow these books please contact Allison at library@autismbc.ca 

    Our library catalogue is extensive, and all members are eligible to receive the library resources by mail throughout the province free of charge (with a pre-paid return envelope) if visiting us in person is not an option. If you aren’t a member of AutismBC, get your free membership here.