Know More Do More: Early Childhood

A Whole Child Perspective

Early biological, psychological, and social-emotional development are critical elements of lifelong health and wellbeing. That’s why giving children with disabilities the best possible start in life is essential. This starts by having a whole child perspective to ensure a lifetime of learning, growth, and opportunities in their community.

As we continue to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, this week, we are featuring resources from our Lending Library on early childhood and supporting the whole child. This collection has been prepared by OCALI’s Center for the Young Child.

This week's featured items from CYC and Lending Library

Book: Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders
by Wheeler, Maria

Toilet training can be a battleground for parents and children, particularly those with autism. Discover a detailed roadmap for success, including simple lists of 200+ do’s and don'ts, along with more than 50 real-life examples.

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders Book Cover

Book: Simple Strategies That Work
by Myles, Brenda Smith; Adreon, Diane; & Gitlitz, Dena

Children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism have great potential, but, all too often, their abilities are not realized. Explore effective approaches and strategies that teachers can take to help their student with AS/HFA on the road to success.

Simple Strategies That Work Book Cover

Book: Power Cards
by Gagnon, Elisa

The motivational power of special interests has long been established. This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with Asperger Syndrome.

Power Cards Book Cover

Book: The Out of Sync Child
by Kranowitz, Carol Stock

This book offers information for parents and professionals on a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders, such as autism, ADHD, and more.

The Out of Sync Child Book Cover

DVD: The Signing Time

This series of DVDs teaches you and your child signs related to everyday activities and events in the life of a child.

The Signing Time Book Cover
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