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

Music education for children with autism spectrum disorder : a resource for teachers / Sheila J. Scott.
Scott, Sheila J.

"Links research on Autism Spectrum Disorder with classroom activities in the book. Combines teaching strategies, materials, and resources proven to work with children ages 4 through 9."

Developing inclusive practice for young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders : a framework of knowledge and understanding for the early childhood workforce / Carolyn Blackburn.
Blackburn, Carolyn,

"Written by one of the UK’s top experts in the field, this practical and informative resource explores the complex and compounding socio-cultural, historical and political factors surrounding ..."

Robin and the white rabbit / Emma Lindstrom and Ase Brunnstrom ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Lindstrom, Emma

"A white rabbit presents easy and playful ways to help Robin express feelings that have created a bubble separating the child from others on the playground."

Autism intervention every day! : embedding activities in daily routines for young children and their families / by Merle J. Crawford and Barbara Weber
Crawford, Merle J.

"Children with autism often don't get a diagnosis in their first few years of life--but if a very young child is exhibiting red flags, what should professionals and parents do in the mean..."

Social stories for kids in conflict / John Ling
Ling, John

"This book will help people who work and/or live with young people who have difficulties with their behaviour and relationships with others."

Unwritten rules of social relationships : decoding social mysteries through Autism's unique perspectives / Dr. Temple Grandin & Sean Barron ; edited by Veronica Zysk.
Grandin, Temple

"Born with autism, both Temple Grandin and Sean Barron now live famously successful social lives. However, their paths were quite different."

Can I tell you about loneliness? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Julian Stern ; illustrated by Helen Lees.
Stern, Julian

"Jan experiences loneliness. In this illustrated guide, he explains what loneliness is, how it can affect his daily life at home and school and what others can do to help."

Self-control to the rescue! : super powers to help kids through the tough stuff in everyday life / Lauren Brukner.
Brukner, Lauren

"Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques ..."

Flexible and focused : teaching executive function skills to individuals with autism and attention disorders / Adel C. Najdowski.
Najdowski, Adel C.

"Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive fu..."

Jack feels big. Volume 1 / written by Adam Millen ; illustrated by Matt Haworth.
Millen, Adam,

"Jack Feels Big is a collection of small stories to teach children the name of feelings. This volume contains: Overwhelmed, Persistent, Frustrated, Brave, Lonely."

Autism spectrum disorder and the transition into secondary school : a handbook for implementing strategies in the mainstream school setting / Marianna Murin, Josselyn Hellriegel and Will Mandy.
Murin, Marianna

"This practical handbook describes a proven, evidence-based programme to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and successful as possible for children with autism spec..."

Social engagement & the steps to being social : a practical guide for teaching social skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder / Kathleen Mo Taylor, Marci Laurel.
Taylor, Kathleen Mo

"Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social is a unique, visual and easy to use model that was developed to guide assessment and intervention across severity levels and age groups f..."

The trouble with illness : how illness and disability affect relationships / Julia Segal.
Segal, Julia,

"A candid look at how people respond when someone close to them has an illness or disability, and what can be done to avoid discomfort causing a rift in that relationship."

Talk with me : a step-by-step conversation framework for teaching conversational balance and fluency : an evidence-based strategy / Kerry Mataya, Ruth Aspy, Hollis Shaffer.
Mataya, Kerry

"Regardless of the setting, this critical skill – human conversation – is challenging for many individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD) – children and adults alike."

Improve your social skills / by Daniel Wendler.
Wendler, Daniel

"[This book] is a comprehensive, practical guide to social skills. It explains the core principles of social interaction in clear, easy to follow lessons."

Level up your social life / by Daniel Wendler.
Wendler, Daniel,

"Presents the premis that "if you can succeed at video games, you can succeed socially." Written by Daniel Wendler, a leading social skills expert and life-long gamer, Daniel taught himsel..."

Making sense : a guide to sensory issues / Rachel S. Schneider ; foreword by Sharon Heller.
Schneider, Rachel S.

"Our senses! Thanks to them, our brains are constantly flooded with information about the world around us."

Sensory like you : a book for kids with SPD by adults with SPD / Rachel S. Schneider; illustrator, Kelly Dillon.
Schneider, Rachel S.

"In this charming, colorful, and easy-to-read book, illustrated versions of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) adult advocates, Rachel and Kelly, act as guides for their young, sensational read..."

Fall down seven times get up eight : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell, Translated by David Mitchell and K. A. Yoshida
Higashida, Naoki,

"Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success."

Fall down seven times get up eight : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell, Translated by David Mitchell and K. A. Yoshida
Higashida, Naoki,

"Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success."

Play and friendship in inclusive autism education : supporting learning and development / Carmel Conn.
Conn, Carmel

"Taking an innovative approach to autism and play, this practical text focuses on the particular form play and friendship takes for children with autism and their peers."

How to keep kids safe with dogs / by Pauline Blomfield ; illustrations by Red. Dogs can talk - bonus section for adults. Learn a dog's body language and important signs of canine behaviour
Blomfield, Pauline,

"Uses a story format to introduce seven important lessons to help keep children safe around dogs."

Developing resilience in young people with autism using social stories
Timmins, Siobhan

"Using the highly effective Social Stories™ model, this book focusses on writing and illustrating stories to develop resilience in young people with autism who are particularly susceptible to ..."

I can do it! : a first look at not giving up / Pat Thomas ; illustrated by Lesley Harker.
Thomas, Pat,

"Introduces young readers to the importance of learning to do new things, even when they are very difficult, and advises them to not be afraid of failure or making mistakes."

What to do when mistakes make you quake : a kid's guide to accepting imperfection / by Claire A. B. Freeland and Jacqueline B. Toner ; illustrated by Janet McDonnell.
Freeland, Claire A. B.

"This book "guides children and their parents through the emotion underlying a fear of making mistakes. Uses strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles."

1-2-3 a calmer me : helping children cope when emotions get out of control / by Colleen A. Patterson, MA, and Brenda S. Miles, PhD ; illustrated by Claire Keay.
Patterson, Colleen A.

"A young girl learns a technique for dealing with anger--and it works."

Ready, set, learn! : helping your child with autism prepare to start school / Anna Moffat and Robyn Young.
Moffat, Anna

"How prepared a child is to start school is an important predictor of overall schooling success."

Toby and Sox : the heartwarming tale of a little boy with autism and a dog in a million / Vikky Turner, Neil Turner.
Turner, Vikky

"When severely autistic Toby Turner was excluded from school for the third time for hitting and kicking his teachers, his family hit rock bottom."

Challenging behaviour : a unified approach - update : Clinical and service guidelines for supporting children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of receiving abusive or restrictive practices / Report from the Faculties

"This report is the result of a joint working group of the learning disability faculties of the British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in consultation with the R..."

Dysfluency, stammering & Down's syndrome / Text supplied by Monica Bray.
Bray, Monica

"This leaflet is designed to help people who have Down's syndrome and who care for and work with people who have Down's syndrome to understand the problem of dysfluency in speech..."

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