IHC Library

Our Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities built up over many years.

Latest Books

Is it OK to ask questions about autism? / Abi Rawlins with Catherine Frizzell, Foreword by Michael Barton
Rawlins, Abi

"This book contains the most common questions asked by children about autism, as well as detailed questions and answers from real children."

My book of feelings : a book to help children with attachment difficulties, learning or developmental disabilities understand their emotions / Tracey Ross ; illustrated by Rosy Salaman.
Ross, Tracey,

"Some children find it difficult to understand and manage their feelings."

The ASD and me picture book : a visual guide to understanding challenges and strengths / Joel Shaul.
Shaul, Joel

"Learn to build individual strengths and work through problems with this picture-based guide for children with ASD aged 7-14."

I have a question about death : a book for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs / Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky.
Gaines, Arlen Grad

"Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs."

A comprehensive guide to intellectual and developmental disabilities / edited by Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D., University of Kansas ; Ivan Brown, Ph.D., Brock University ; Maire Percy, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Surrey Place Centre ; Karrie A.

"The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know abou..."

Beating anxiety : what young people on the autism spectrum need to know / Davida Hartman, illustrated by Kate Brangan
Hartman, Davida

"Many young people on the autism spectrum struggle with anxiety, but did you know there are lots of simple things you can do to tackle it?..."

All birds have anxiety / Kathy Hoopmann.
Hoopmann, Kathy,

"Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings."

How LEGO-based therapy for autism works : landing on my planet / Daniel B. LeGoff.
LeGoff, Daniel B.

"Through a series of case histories of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) who participated in LEGO® therapy, this book shows how and why this therapy is so effective."

My family is different : a workbook for children with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum / Caroline Brock, illustrations by Claire Lythgoe
Brock, Caroline

"Aimed at young children aged five to eight, this colourful workbook is full of activities and games to help siblings understand their autistic brother or sister."

Autism : talking about a diagnosis / Rachel Pike, cover illustration by Emily Jeps
Pike, Rachel

"Keeping your child in the dark about their autism diagnosis can feel like the kindest thing to do. But in reality, it can be incredibly helpful for them to know the truth."

Hi, my name is Max! : Living it up with Down syndrome / Mary Elliott
Elliott, Mary

"Max Elliott was born with Down Syndrome. His mother, Mary Elliott, is on a loving crusade to hep children and adults realize that Max is really just like them."

My toddler talks : strategies and activities to promote your child's language development / Kimberly Scanlon.
Scanlon, Kimberly

"A guide to using play routines to build and accelerate a child's communication skills."

Assessing children with specific learning difficulties : a teacher's practical guide / Gavin Reid, Gad Elbeheri and John Everatt.
Reid, Gavin,

"This comprehensive book provides all the information that practitioners need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties."

Using playful practice to communicate with special children / Margaret Corke.
Corke, Margaret

"Playfulness is important; it creates an alternative space where emotional, cognitive and social dimensions can be explored and tested."

Developing memory skills in the primary classroom : a complete programme for all / Gill Davies
Davies, Gill

"The memory demands in the classroom for children are high; they are constantly bombarded by new knowledge in multiple topic areas, given series of instructions to complete and expected to bot..."

Supporting children with sensory impairment / Gill Blairmires, Cath Coupland, Tracey Galbraith, Elizabeth Morling, Jon Parker, Annette Parr, Fiona Simpson & Paul Thornton ; Series Editor : Elizabeth Morling.
Blairmires, Gill

"This book provides a quick and easy reference guide to different types of sensory impairment, including causes, symptoms and the implications on teaching and learning."

The differentiated classroom : responding to the needs of all learners / Carol Ann Tomlinson.
Tomlinson, Carol A.

"Since 1999, the movement to differentiate instruction to the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students has been guided by this monumental work written by Carol Ann Tomlinson, the..."

I have needs too! Supporting the child whose sibling has special needs / Elizabeth A. Batson
Batson, Elizabeth A.

"The brothers and sisters who will be the life-long family for their sibling with special needs face unique challenges and they want and need their parent's support and understanding."

ODD GIRL OUT : being an autistic woman in a neurotypical world / by Laura James
James, Laura

"Laura James found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children."

An adult with an autism diagnosis : a guide for the newly diagnosed / Gillan Drew.
Drew, Gillan

"Being diagnosed with autism as an adult can be disorienting and isolating; however, if you can understand the condition and how it affects perceptions, relationships, and your relationship wi..."

All my stripes : a story for children with autism
Rudolph, Shaina

"Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, cari..."

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