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

The complexity of autism spectrum disorders / edited by Michael Wolff, Bradley Bridges, Thomas Denczek
Wolff, Michael

"Since its first identification, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has presented myriad challenges of diagnosis and classification."

Quality of life and intellectual disability : knowledge application to other social and educational challenges / Roy I. Brown, Rhonda M. Faragher, editors.
Brown, Roy I.

"In this book we provide examples of how people facing challenges, their family members, and the professionals and care personnel who support them can be helped by services working within a qu..."

A Normal family : everyday adventures with our autistic son / Henry Normal and Angela Pell.
Normal, Henry

"Johnny is eighteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home."

Collaborative approches to learning for pupils with PDS : strategies for education professionals \ Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie
Fidler, Ruth

"Educational environments can present challenges for children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), who require different strategies than children with a more straightforward presentation ..."

Successful social articles into adulthood : growing up with social stories / Dr. Siobhan Timmins, foreword by Carol Gray.
Timmins, Siobhan

"The first book on using Social Stories™ with young adults focuses on developing a social understanding around some of the most common issues faced by autistic young adults, including applying..."

Asperger's syndrome and jail : a survival guide / Will Attwood.
Attwood, Will

"Practical advice covering everything that someone with autism needs to know if they are going to prison."

Safety and consent for kids and teens with autism or special needs : a parents' guide / Debra S. Jacobs
Jacobs, Debra S.

"The developmental challenges of children with special needs means they are often more at risk of physical or emotional exploitation."

Train the brain to hear : understanding and treating auditory processing disorder and other learning disabilities / Jennifer L. Holland.
Solomon, Jennifer L.

"Train the Brain to Hear was written by a parent and teacher for parents and teachers."

Conversation skills for kids with autism & Asperger's / Janine Toole
Toole, Janine

"This workbook provides step-by-step activities that develop strong conversation skills."

Cognitive behaviour therapy for people with intellectual disabilities : thinking creatively / Andrew Jahoda, Biza Stenfert Kroese, Carol Pert.
Jahoda, Andrew

"This book examines the influence others have on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and how this impacts on their psychological well-being."

House rules : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Picoult, Jodi,

"A teenager with Asperger's syndrome--smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis--winds up on trial for murder."

Love Anthony / Lisa Genova.
Genova, Lisa

"Olivia is a young mother coping with the loss of her autistic son."

Just like other daughters / Colleen Faulkner
Faulkner, Colleen

"When her adult daughter with Down syndrome, Chloe, begins to have a relationship with Thomas, another mentally challenged person, Alicia Richards prepares herself to help Chloe through the moments ..."

Tuning in music book : Sixty-four songs for children with complex needs and visual impairment to promote language, social interaction and wider development / Adam Ockelford, illustrated by David O'Connell
Ockelford, Adam

"Containing 64 songs designed to promote language, social and musical development, this book accompanies the Tuning In Cards so you can perform the songs and integrate the activities into your..."

What did you say? What did you mean? : an illustrated guide to understanding metaphors
Welton, Jude

"Introduces 100 common sayings and explains what people really mean when they use them."

Sharing sensory stories and conversations with people with dementia : a practical guide / Joanna Grace.
Grace, Joanna

"Sensory Stories contain just a few lines of text, and are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences."

Little Meerkat's big panic : a story about learning new ways to feel calm / Jane Evans ; illustrated by Izzy Bean.
Evans, Jane,

"Once upon a time there was a Little Meerkat with a very important job to do."

Calling all minds / Temple Grandin ; with Betsy Lerner.
Grandin, Temple,

"From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin — a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors’ minds and make them soar."

How to build a hug : Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine / Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville ; illustrated by Giselle Potter.
Guglielmo, Amy,

"Presents the story of Grandin's "squeeze machine," describing her childhood love of building and design, as well as her sensitivities."

101 inclusive & SEN science & computing lessons : fun activities and lesson plans for children aged 3 - 11 / Claire Brewer and Kate Bradley.
Brewer, Claire

"Create an inclusive classroom with these fun and accessible activities for science and computing lessons."

Sensory modulation in dementia care : assessment and activities for sensory-enriched care / Tina Champagne.
Champagne, Tina

"Understand and assess the sensory needs of people with dementia, and learn how to implement sensory modulation-based approaches for enriched care."

Interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs / edited by Jennifer B. Ganz and Richard L. Simpson
Ganz, Jennifer B.

"Individuals who have both autism spectrum disorder and complex communications needs require specialized, multidisciplinary interventions and supports to boost their independence and quality o..."

International disability law : a practical approach to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / Coomaravel Pyaneandee.
Pyaneandee, Coomara,

"This book provides a...guide to international disability law."

Out of the shadows : the untold story of people with autism or learning disabilities / Polly Braden & Sally Williams
Braden, Polly

"The story of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are in the criminal justice system is often told in figures."

Beyond words : using paralanguage to communicate effectively / Pat Crissey.
Crissey, Pat,

"The ability to understand nonverbal communication is essential for successful social interactions. If we don’t know what is being communicated, how can we respond appropriately?..."

Tales from the music therapy room : Creative Connections / Edited by Claire Molyneux, Foreword by Sarah Hoskyns, Illustrated by Robina Adamson
Molyneux, Claire

"Moving beyond progress reports, clinical assessments and practical goals, this book brings to life the reflective aspects of music therapy."

Positive behavior supports in classrooms and schools : effective and practical strategies for teachers and other service providers / by Keith Storey and Michal Post
Storey, Keith,

"This unique book will provide teachers and others service providers the knowledge and skills for positive behavior supports in school settings, thereby improving the academic and social skill..."

Clinical training guide for the student music therapist / Donna W. Polen, Carol L. Shultis, Barbara L. Wheeler.
Wheeler, Barbara L.

"This is a second, expanded and updated edition of Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist, originally published in 2005."

The ADHD toolkit
Wheeler, Linda

"The ADHD Toolkit offers an extremely well researched guide to understanding and supporting students with ADHD in schools."

My autism book : a child's guide to their autism spectrum diagnosis
Dura-Vila, Gloria

"This beautifully illustrated picture book will help to explain an autism diagnosis to your child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way."

Marvin's monster diary : ADHD attacks! (but I rock it, big time) / by Dr. Raun Melmed ; with Annette Sexton & Jeff Harvey, illustrator.
Melmed, Raun

"Meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, and a diary to record it all."

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