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New Acquisitions October 2012-2013

Deafness and Deaf Issues

Coates, Tamsin
Meanwhile I keep dancing
Action Deafness Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780957082250
A mother describes how she discovered that both of her children were deaf and the life-changing effect this had on the whole family.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Parent to parent: top tips for parents of deaf teenagers
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814228
Booklet outlining issues of concern to Scottish deaf young people and their families in the teenage years. Accompanied by a Who am I? DVD of deaf young people and their families telling their own stories about the challenges of growing up.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Technology at home
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814174
Outlines a range of technology available to deaf children, from loops to alarms and FM systems.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Who am I? Deaf young people share their stories
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814150
Book and DVD of deaf young people and their families telling their own stories about the challenges of growing up.

Pettitt, Bridget
Healthy minds impact report
NDCS, 2011
Report on the implementation of the Healthy Minds training and resource pack aimed at developing the positive emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children and young people.

Scottish Sensory Centre
Scottish standards for deaf children (0-3): families and professionals working together to improve services
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2011
ISBN: 9780954603632
Standards aimed at all the professionals and parents involved in the lives of young deaf children to improve collaborative working and achieve the best outcomes for deaf children.


Deaf Communication

Cole, Elizabeth B & Flexer, Carol
Children with hearing loss: developing listening and talking: birth to six (2nd ed)
Plural, 2011
ISBN: 9781597563796
An accessible guide for parents/carers and professionals to hearing loss issues and spoken language skills of children who are deaf.

de Azambuja Lira, Guilherme
Dicionario da lingua Brasileira de sinais (LIBRAS) = Dictionary of Brazilian sign language
Accessibilidade Brasil, 2005
Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) dictionary, uses a browser format on CD-ROM. Text in Brazilian Portugese.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Family sign language DVD
NDCS, 2010
ISBN: 9780904691962
Looks at how families can use BSL with their deaf children, gives examples,  communication tips and help with storytelling in BSL. The DVD also has a section of phrases for families to start them off.

O'Neill, Rachel
Using the South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures: Monitoring the spoken language development of deaf children
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2011
ISBN: 9780954603649
STASS is one of the few assessment tools which measure the growth of the grammatical system in the period before five years. It has become crucial to monitor the language development of this age group since the advent of newborn screening. This guide helps users get the most from the test.

Robertson, Stanley
Storytelling as a family activity; and "The old woman who sold her soul to the devil"
BSL:Uptake, 2012
Stanley Robertson was a pre-eminent storyteller in the Scottish Traveller tradition. This BSL translation of his account of his family's storytelling traditions plus a traditional story. Translated at two different speeds, one reflecting the speed of the spoken original.


Deaf Culture & Community

Ball, Geoffrey
No more laughing at the deaf boy: a technological adventure between Silicon Valley and the Alps
Haymon, 2011
ISBN: 9783852187143
Deaf entrepreneur who invented the middle ear implant. This memoir intersperse insights into technology and business with personal anecdotes.

Blume, Stuart
Artificial ear: cochlear implants and the culture of deafness
Rutgers University, 2010
ISBN: 9780813546599
Traces the development of the cochlear implant from early explorations in the 1930's onwards and looks at its effect on recipients, communities and policy. The author is a parent of deaf children as well as a science academic and developed an interest in the technology over many years.

Donaldson, Julia & George, Karen
Freddie and the fairy
Lion Children's, 2011
ISBN: 9780330511186
Freddie earns some fairy wishes but has difficulty communicating with the hearing impaired fairy.  Incorporates some deaf awareness strategies. Illustrated throughout.


Deaf History

Brooks, Sandy & Smith, Robert J
History of the Edward cup
Deaf History Scotland, 2012
History of the Scottish Deaf football trophy.

Edwards, R A R
Words made flesh: nineteenth century deaf education and the growth of deaf culture
New York University, 2012
ISBN: 9780814722435
Looks at the emergence of schools for the deaf in the US in the 19th century and how they fuelled the development of deaf culture. 

Fitzgerald, Kevin
Deafness of the mind: the forgotten children of Boston Spa
Kevin Fitzgerald, 2010
ISBN: 9780956475602
Kevin Fitzgerald became deaf after contracting meningitis at age 6. He describes his childhood and education at "St John's Institution for the Deaf and Dumb".

Scottish Chess and Draughts Association of the Deaf
Scottish Chess and Draughts Association of the Deaf: 100th anniversary
Deaf History Scotland, 2012
Celebratory publication on the 100th Anniversary of the Scottish Chess and Draughts Association of the Deaf.


Deaf Education

Birmingham City Council
Early years matters: successful inclusion of young deaf children
NDCS, 2012
A short film aimed at early years practitioners who work with deaf children about how to make sure deaf children are included in everyday activities at nursery or playgroup.

Brown, Martin ... [et al]
Think right/feel good: a short course for promoting well-being in deaf young people
Guide Dogs & NDCS, [2012]
A programme of workshops to promote emotional well-being and good social skills in deaf young people based on the programme devised by Guide Dogs (RN 5704) for children with vision problems.

Clench, Hugh & Rousseau, Lindsey
Specialist teaching and support services for deaf children and young people: guidelines for professionals (Quality standards)
NDCS & RNID, 2009
ISBN: 9780904691740
Guidelines for providing good services to children in education working collaboratively across the sectors.

Consortium for Research Into Deaf Education (CRIDE)
CRIDE report on 2011 survey on educational provision for deaf children in England
CRIDE, 2011
Report from the survey of deaf education in England in 2011. Used to be the "BATOD survey".

Marschark, Marc & Hauser, Peter C
How deaf children learn: what parents and teachers need to know
Oxford University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780195389753
Sheds light on what it means to be a deaf learner, providing a wealth of advice on how parents and professionals can best support these children's language development, social skills and academic success.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Phonics guidance: for the teaching of phonics to deaf children
NDCS, 2012
ISBN: 9781907814617
A guide for classroom teachers using phonics schemes and how to teach these schemes to the deaf children in their class.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Resource provisions for deaf children and young people in mainstream schools: quality standards
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814228
A set of quality standards outlining best practice for the inclusion of deaf children in mainstream education and the provision of resources and services to those children.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Supporting the achievement of deaf children in secondary schools
NDCS, 2012
ISBN: 9781907814891
A resource for all staff involved in the education of deaf children in secondary schools. (Includes references to the system in England and Wales.)

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
What are you feeling? a guide to developing emotional vocabulary for children who are deaf and may have learning difficulties
NDCS, 2012
ISBN: 9781907814679
Teaching resource for deaf children with learning difficulties which provides emotional vocabulary.  Worksheets provide graphic and signed explanations for the words (Widgit Symbols).

Nunes, Terezinha; Evans, Deborah; Barros, Rosanna; Burman, Diana
Memory and learning: a programme to support deaf children with their working memory
NDCS, 2012
ISBN: 9781907814746
This booklet is accompanied by a USB memory stick which contains an interactive programme of exercises and games to help improve working memory skills in deaf children.

Nunes, Terezinha; Evans, Deborah; Burman, Diana; Barros, Rosanna
Secrets of words: a programme to help deaf children's literacy
NDCS, 2012
ISBN: 9781907814723
This booklet is accompanied by a USB memory stick which contains an interactive programme of lessons, exercises and games to help improve deaf children's literacy skills.

Scottish Sensory Centre
Positive play for every day: experiences of Scottish families with deaf children (0-5)
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2012
Families provide practical examples of strategies to encourage play and language development.


Deafness: Medical issues

Irwin, John
Local record of deaf children pilot project: final evaluation report
Audiology Services Advisory Group, 2011
Findings and recommendations of a pilot project to identify and maintain records of deaf children in 2 NHS areas within Scotland.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Child with microtia and atresia: A guide for families
NDCS, 2010
ISBN: 9780904691788
A guide for parents of children whose ears have not developed normally  externally and/or within the ear canal, causing a range of hearing problems and potentially requiring reconstructive surgery.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Enlarged vestibular aqueducts and childhood deafness: A guide for families
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814136
A guide for parents of children with enlarged vestibular aqueducts on how this condition can affect their child. This is a type of sensorineural deafness that can be progressive or fluctuate.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Meningitis and childhood deafness: information for families
NDCS, 2009
A guide for parents of children whose hearing has been damaged by meningitis.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Over to you: a report of young deaf people's experiences of audiology
NDCS, 2011
ISBN: 9781907814259
A project to find out what young people think of their audiology department and comment on their experiences.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Transition from paediatric to adult audiology services in England: Quality Standards
NDCS, 2005
Quality standards for transition of deaf young people going into adult audiological services.

Sense & NDCS
Vision care for deaf children and young people: guidelines for professionals: quality standards
Sense, 2009
Quality standards concerning the eye care of deaf children to enable professionals to review their practice and develop services to meet the needs of deaf children.


Visual Impairment and Blindness

Bailey, Gail
What can you see? Supporting the social development of young people who are blind or partially sighted
RNIB Cymru, 2009
ISBN: 9781444500431
This book explains why some children with visual impairment may need additional support to develop their own emotional well-being and to develop and maintain friendships.  Practical approaches and resources are offered.

Bailey, Gail & Aubin, Siobhan
Think right/feel good: a short course for promoting well-being in young people with vision impairment
Guide Dogs, 2011
ISBN: 9780955926808
A programme of workshops to promote emotional well-being and good social skills in young people with vision problems.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Children who have visual impairment and autism: identifying and sharing practice: resource pack
RNIB, 2011
ISBN: 9781444500943
Based upon 13 case studies, strategies for supporting children with visual impairment and autism are explored. Also contains a glossary and a resources section.


Visual Impairment: Assessment

Eye see a dragon in the glen
One Vision Dragon Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780957492806
Children's story about a character who has vision problems and incorporates a couple of simple tests (near acuity and stereovision).


Visual Impairment: Braille & Tactile Communication

McCall, Steve; McLinden, Mike; Douglas, Graeme
Review of the literature into effective practice in teaching literacy through braille
University of Birmingham, 2011
A literature review of braille literacy, gathering information on current braille reading schemes, application of findings to UK context, and recommendations to maximise impact on educational practice and teacher training.

Simpson, Christine (ed)
Rules of unified English braille
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, 2010
ISBN: 9780980706413
An authoritative and complete elaboration of the rules of Unified English Braille (UEB).  Outlines the differences between Standard English Braille/English Braille American Edition and UEB.


Visual Impairment: Daily Living & Early Development

Southwell, Catherine & Minion, Fiona
Visual impairment, specific medical needs and medication: the best of both: working together to support children with visual impairment and additional complex needs
RNIB, 2011
One of a series of leaflets exploring ways that the QTVI (Qualified Teacher of Visually Impaired children) and other professionals can achieve an effective working relationship together and ensure the best outcome for children with special requirements.


Visual Impairment: Education

Barclay, Lizbeth A (ed)
Learning to listen, listening to learn: teaching listening skills to students with visual impairments
AFB, 2012
ISBN: 9780891284918
A comprehensive guide to a crucial skill for all children with visual impairments. Covering early development of listening skills, adapting those skills in the classroom and the specific needs of children with additional disabilities including hearing loss.

Lieberman, Lauren J
Fitness for individuals who are visually impaired, blind and deafblind
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, 2007
Practical techniques for visually impaired children to enable access physical activities such as running, cycling, swimming, fitness classes etc.

Miller, Olga & Wall, Karl
How to understand and support children with visual needs
LDA, 2011
ISBN: 9781855034983
Supporting children with visual needs calls for understanding of the processes of vision, the range of visual needs and what these mean for children's learning and practical ways they can be addressed.

Sacks, Sharon Z & Wolffe, Karen E
Focused on social skills (complete set)
AFB, 2000
ISBN: 9780891284413
DVD compilation of the five videos on social skills for visually impaired children. Includes: Importance and need for social skills; Assessment techniques; Teaching social skills to visually impaired preschoolers; Teaching social skills to visually impaired elementary students; Social skills for teenagers and young adults with visual impairment.

Tallent, Aubri; Tallent, Andrei; Bush, Fredy
Little bear sees: how children with cortical visual impairment can learn to see
Little Bear Sees, 2012
ISBN: 9781936214822
Offers an insight into the experience of parents of children with cerebral visual impairment. The authors report on practical uses of Christine Roman-Lantzy's seminal work on this subject.


Visual Impairment: Medical

Woodhouse, Maggie; Ryan, Barbara; Davies, Nathan; McAvinchey, Aideen
Clear vision: eye care for children and young people in special schools in Wales
Cardiff University, 2012
Looks at the current eye care services for children with other disabilities attending special schools in Wales.


Dual/Multisensory Impairments

Our journey: the personal stories of deafblind people, their families and carers
Sense, 2011
ISBN: 9781901014013
Short articles from deafblind people and parents/carers of deafblind children about their lives and their involvement with SENSE.

Woodall, Joe & Charnock, Denise
TaSSeLs: Tactile signing for sensory learners: for staff working with children and young people
Pavilion, 2012
ISBN: 9781908993250
Outlines an alternative manual communication system for children with multisensory impairments and/or complex needs.


Dual/Multisensory Impairment: Communication

Arman, Kerstin
From experience to conversation: what are the requirements for a partner to perceive and respond to expressions from a child with congenital deaf-blindness?
Specialpedagogiska Institutet, 2007
ISBN: 9789128000130
The quality of communication of a deafblind child relies heavily on the competence of the "communication partner" to pay close attention and have an understanding of cues.

Arman, Kerstin
How a child tries to make sense of the word: a casestudy: dialogicality and linguistic practice in the education of a boy with congenital deafblindness
University of Groningen, 2009
A study of how to interpret and understand signs presented by a child with congenital deafblindness. Prepared as part of an MSc Educational sciences.


Additional Support Needs: Education

Doran, Peter
Right help at the right time in the right place: strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs
Scottish Government, 2012
ISBN: 9781780459684
Review of national and local educational provision for children who have additional support needs. (Doran Review)

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils: Scotland
Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2012
Explains how auxiliary aids are now incorporated into the adjustments required for education providers to make for pupils who need them.

Scottish Government
Meeting the needs of Scotland's children and young people with complex additional support needs: the Scottish Government's response to the Doran Review
Scottish Government, 2012
ISBN: 9781780459660
Provides the Scottish Government's response to the recommendations of the Doran review which examined the national and local provision of education to children with additional support needs.

Scottish Government
Supporting children's and young people's learning: a report on progress of implementation of The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (As amended)
Scottish Government, 2012
ISBN: 9781780456669
Scottish Government report to document the progress in implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004.

Scottish Government
Supporting implementation of Additional Support for Learning in Scotland
Scottish Government, 2012
ISBN: 9781780459653
Long term plan up to 2016 following the Scottish Government report on implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004.

Weedon, Elisabet ... [et al]
Education of children and young people with a sensory impairment in Scotland
SSC & CREID, 2012
Report of a survey of heads of sensory services in Scotland regarding numbers of and support for children in Scotland with a sensory impairment.


Additional Support Needs: Technology

Longhorn, Flo
iPads, apps and special learners: A-Z for beginners
Flo Longhorn, 2012
ISBN: 9780955900839
Background information on iPad use and themed selections of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.

Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 1]
Flo Longhorn, 2011
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.

Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 2]
Flo Longhorn, 2011
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.

Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 3]
Flo Longhorn, 2012
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.

Mill, Craig
iPads for communication, access, literacy and learning (iCALL)
CALL Scotland, 2012
ISBN: 9781898042358
Guide to iPads for people using them with learners who have a range of learning and communication difficulties. Includes guidance on the basics, apps, accessibility options, preparing devices for exams, and the practicalities of maintaining and protecting devices within educational settings.



Elliott, Rebecca
Lion Children's, 2011
ISBN: 9780745962696
Toby tells the story about how he and his sister Clemmie have fun even though she is sometimes not well. Illustrated throughout. (Children's picture book.)


Disability: Access

Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF)
Brief guide to making your information accessible
SAIF, 2011
These guidelines aimed at everyone who provides information to the public so that disabled people can access it.  Considers printed and electronic formats, conversion issues, pdfs, emails, social media and websites.

Scottish Government
Principles of inclusive communication: an information and self-assessment tool for public authorities
Scottish Government, 2011
ISBN: 9781780453453
Guidance from the Equality and Communities Team of the Scottish Government on inclusive information practices for service providers.


Child Development

Blythe, Sally Goddard
Well balanced child: movement and early learning
Hawthorn Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781903458631
A practical resource to help parents and professionals understand why movement matters and how music combined with movement can help develop mobility and learning.



Darwin, Charles
Expression of the emotions in man and animals (definitive edition)
Harper Collins, 1998
ISBN: 0002558661
Classic text which studies expressions in humans and animals linked to emotional states. One of the earliest uses of photographs as illustrations.

Jarzynski, Becca
Communication temptations: How use your environment to get your child talking [blog]
Child Talk, 12 July 2011
Discusses various strategies that parents can use to "tempt" their children to communicate.

Renfrew, Catherine
Renfrew language scales: action picture test (4th ed)
Speechmark, 2010
ISBN: 9780863888090
A short simple standardised test designed to give samples of spoken language such as: vocabulary, tenses, irregular forms, sentence construction and passive voice. Includes: Ten Action Pictures, 1 photocopiable Scoring Form and the Manual.

Hulme, Charles ... [et al]
York assessment of reading for comprehension: complete set
GL Assessment, 2009
ISBN: 9780708719046
Enables teachers to assess children's reading attainment from age 4-11. Includes Early Reading - Manual, Early Word Recognition booklet, Sound Deletion, Letter Sound Knowledge, Passage Reading - Manual, Passage Reading Booklet plus Pupil Record Forms (Early Reading and Passage Reading)



Nicholson, Linda
Analysis of responses to the children and young people bill consultation
Scottish Government Social Research, 2012
ISBN: 9781782562641
The Children and Young People Bill will set out fundamental reforms to the way services for children and young people are designed, delivered and reviewed. This reports on the consultation responses to the proposals.