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

Teaching pre-writing skills to the student with Down syndrome / Written and compiled by Lorraine Forrest-Smith, edited by Vicki Brown
Forrest-Smith, Lorraine

"The develpoment of prewiting skills is particularly important for children wit Down syndrome. These skills refer to the ability to form letters correctly."

Supporting pupils with autism / Francine Brower.
Brower, Francine

"The reported incidence of autism has risen dramatically in recent decades and the agenda for 'inclusion' has necessitated a greater understanding of autism in primary schools."

Trauma, stigma, and autism : developing resilience and loosening the grip of shame / Gordon Gates.
Gates, Gordon S.

"This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum."

A journey with Brendan : life with a child with autism, by a mother and paediatrician / Dr May Ng.
Ng, May

"Today, 1 in 60 children are on the autism spectrum. There is a 24 to 36 month wait under the NHS for diagnosis and many families are desperate for help, advice and reassurance."

Can I tell you about stuttering? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Sue Cottrell ; illustrated by Sophie Khan.
Cottrell, Sue,

"Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel."

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."

Autism spectrum disorder : what every parent needs to know / Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone.
Rosenblatt, Alan I.

"This guide helps parents understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and offers an overview of the most current behavioral and developmental therapies."

New ways of understanding autism / Brigitte Harrisson, Lise St-Charles, with Kim Thuy ; translated by Juliet Sutcliffe.
Harrisson, Brigitte,

"An autistic brain is different from a neurotypical brain: it is wired differently and does not treat information the same way."

The Rosie project / by Graeme Simsion.
Simsion, Graeme C.

"Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. The Wife Project will solve that problem."

The rosie effect / by Graeme Simsion.
Simsion, Graeme C.

"Greetings. My name is Don Tillman. I am forty-one years old. I have been married to Rosie Jarman, world's most perfect woman, for ten months and ten days."

Becoming an autism success story / Anita Lesko
Lesko, Anita

"Diagnosed with autism at age fifty, Anita Lesko always knew something was different - but never let that stop her."

Treatment of cerebral palsy and motor delay / Sophie Levitt, Anne Addison.
Levitt, Sophie

"A highly practical, easy-to-read resource for all paediatric practitioners and students working with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, providing a thorough overview of..."

Cerebral palsy : a complete guide for caregiving / Freeman Miller, Steven J. Bachrach and the Cerebral Palsy Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Miller, Freeman

"When their child has cerebral palsy, parents need answers. They seek up-to-date advice they can count on to make sure their child has the best possible health and well-being ..."

Children and youth with complex cerebral palsy : care and management / edited by Laurie J. Glader and Richard D. Stevenson.
Glader, Laurie J.

"Children with complex cerebral palsy (typically, but not always, GMFCS levels IV and V) require skilled management and extensive expertise which can be overwhelming or intimidating for many clinici..."

Building social skills for autism, sensory processing disorders and learning disabilities : over 105 strategies, activities and sensory tools for children and adolescents / Tara Delaney & Mary Hamrick.
Delaney, Tara

"Delaney and Hamrick have designed a workbook to help professionals, teachers and parents use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sens..."

How to parent your anxious toddler / Natasha Daniels.
Daniels, Natasha

"Why does your toddler get upset when his or her routine is disrupted? Why do they follow you from room to room and refuse to play on their own?..."

Atypical : life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 chapters / Jesse A. Saperstein.
Saperstein, Jesse A.

"Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats." Thus ..."

Teasing isn't funny : what to do about emotional bullying / by Melissa Higgins ; pictures by Simone Shin.
Higgins, Melissa,

""Sensitive, narrative text from illustrated animal characters shows readers what emotional bullying is and provides possible solutions to stop it"--..."

How to best help an autism mum / Sharon King.
King, Sharon

"Sharon King is a writer, advocate, public speaker and above all else, a mum."

All the time we thought we had : a memoir / Gordon Darroch.
Darroch, Gordon,

"How do you start a new life when the person you love is about to die? At the age of thirty-six, Gordon Darroch's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer."

Christmas in purgatory : a photographic essay on mental retardation / Burton Blatt, Fred Kaplan ; foreword by Seymour B. Sarason.
Blatt, Burton,

"This classic photo essay of legally sanctioned human abuse in state institutions was written and photographed (1965) long before the current right-to-treatment lawsuits on behalf of instituti..."

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk / Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish.
Faber, Adele

"This is a sensible, lucid guide to practical and effective communication with your children."

Mental wellness in adults with Down Syndrome : a guide to emotional and behavioral strengths and challenges
McGuire, Dennis

"Offers a resource for parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down ..."

The guide to good health for teens and adults with Down syndrome
Chicoine, Brian

"Drs Chicoine and McGuire provide families, caregivers and medical professionals invaluable insight into what health problems are more common in their patients and how medical issues can prese..."

Gross motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals
Winders, Patricia C.

"This thoroughly updated second edition is a cornerstone of our Down syndrome collection and an essential resource for thousands of parents and professionals."

Getting started!!! using visual systems to promote play / Dolly Bhargava.
Bhargava, Dolly

"A practical resource booklet written for parents which discusses a range of visual systems that can be used at home to develop the play skills of children with disabilities."

The Down syndrome nutrition handbook : a guide to promoting healthy lifestyles / Joan E. Guthrie Medlen ; [foreword by Timothy P. Shriver].
Medlen, Joan E. Guthrie

"Using her knowledge and expertise as a registered dietitian and experiences as the mother of a son with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and celiac disease, Medlen blends intricate science ..."

Down Syndrome parenting 101 : must-have advice for making your life easier
Hale, Natalie

"Down Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Down syndrome!..."

The best worst brother
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie

"Offers an endearing and realistic look at how a relationship evolves between a typically developing older sister and her younger brother with a developmental disability."

We'll paint the octopus red
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie

"Emma discusses with her father the things she will do when the new baby arrives. When the baby is born with Down syndrome she learns that she will still be able to do the things she planned."

Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew / Ellen Notbohm.
Notbohm, Ellen

"One of the autism community’s most beloved books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew brims with insight, compassion and spirited humor as it takes a timeless, succinct, and in..."

Exclusion from and within school : issues and solutions / Alison Kearney.
Kearney, Alison

"As societies become more diverse, so too must they become more inclusive."

Enabled learning : educating a student with Down Syndrome in a secondary school environment / Down Syndrome Association of Queensland.

"Enabled Learning aims to provide guidance for educators working with students with Down syndrome."

When Down syndrome and autism intersect : DS-ASD for parents and professionals / Margaret Froehlke & Robin Zaborek
Froehlke, Margaret

"When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect offers a thorough examination of the unique profile of a Down Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis and best practices for screening, tr..."

Teaching drawing skills / written and compiled by Lorraine Forrest-Smith, edited by Vicki Brown
Forrest-Smith, Lorraine

"Students with Down syndrome need direct instruction to learn the basic tools of drawing."

Teaching scissor cutting skills / Written and compiled by Lorraine Forrest-Smith, Edited by Vicki Brown
Forrest-Smith, Lorraine

"This is a resource for teachers and support personnel working with students with Down syndrome."

Sign illustrations for Makaton core vocabulary / Margaret Walker, Illustrated bt Adele Jackson
Walker, Margaret

"This book is a memory aid for people who have attended a Makaton workshop from people experienced in the use of Makaton..."

Book of games / compiled by Mary Mountain.
Mountain, Mary

"This book provides ideas to use the Makaton Vocabulary in an informal way. The aims are: To give opportunities to practise the signs taught in formal sessions."

Enabled learning : educating a student with Down Syndrome in a primary school environment / Down Syndrome Association of Queensland.

"Enabled Learning aims to provide guidance for educators working with students with Down syndrome."

Building real-life math skills / Liane B. Onish.
Onish, Liane

"Real-life math is the math we encounter every day at home, in stores, inschool, and in the world at large. It is the math that allows us to accomplish tasks and function as citizens."

Make social learning stick! : how to guide and nurture social competence through everyday routines and activities
Sautter, Elizabeth.

"A series of activities parents can easily fit into everyday routines as a way to help children gain and improve social competence."

Visual recipes : a cookbook for non-readers
Oth, Tabitha

"Presents a cookbook with pictures and visual instructions for non-readers, students who lack mathematical skills, young children between the ages of three and ten years, and people with autism and ..."

Teaching children with Down Syndrome about their bodies, boundaries and sexuality : a guide for parents and professionals
Couwenhoven, Terri

"Encourages parents to be proactive and talk directly and openly to children, teens and young adults about their bodies, personal boundaries, privacy, puberty, sexuality, relationships and abuse pre..."

Getting started!!! using visual systems to provide positive behaviour support / Dolly Bhargava.
Bhargava, Dolly

"This manual looks at ways of helping staff members recognise, interpret and respond to the students challenging behaviour in proactive ways ."

Students who are blind or have low vision : a resource for educators = Nga akonga kapo, he kaha kore te aheinga kite ranei : he rauemi ma te kaiwhakaako.

""This booklet examines how blindness and low vision can influence learning and provides strategies teachers can use in the classroom"--Page 3."

Autism : how to raise a happy autistic child / Jessie Hewitson ; [with a foreword by the charity Ambitious about Autism].
Hewitson, Jessie

"For every child diagnosed with autism, there are usually two worried parents who may not have a clue about the condition or how best to help their little one."

Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum / Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner.
O'Toole, Jennifer Cook

"Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole."

Social skills matter! / Christine Schwab, Kasandra S. Flora
Schwab, Christine

"Teach essential social skills in a fun and interactive way... This book includes 84 reproducible mini-books for children to assemble, color, read and make their own."

Living with Down syndrome / [by Angela Harper with help from Hannah Harper [and others]].
Harper, Angela

""Our booklet contains quotes and photos from 97 families from the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association to give a glimpse into our lives." - FROM US..."

Taking charge of my rainbow of emotions : facilitator's guide and workbook
Bhargava, Dolly

"Starting with checklists for assessing students' emotions, this innovative resource goes on to provide a framework for giving students the tools they need to effectively control their emotions..."

Overview of the development of children with Down syndrome (5-11 years)
Buckley, Sue

"The aim of this module is to provide an overview of development during the period from five to eleven years and to assist the reader in integrating the materials covered in the other DSii mod..."

Education for individuals with Down syndrome : an overview
Buckley, Sue

"This module reviews the development of educational provision for children with Down syndrome."

Living with Down syndrome
Buckley, Sue

"People with Down syndrome, whatever their age, are people first. They are people with abilities, strengths and weaknesses like everyone else."

The incredible 5-point scale : assisting students in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses
Buron, Kari Dunn

"The revised and expanded 2nd edition continues the teaching approach from the first book, adding new ideas for teaching and reinforcing social and behavior management skills across an expande..."

An overview of the development of infants with Down syndrome (0-5 years)
Buckley, Sue

"The aim of this book is to provide an overview of development during the period from birth to five years and to assist the reader in integrating the material covered in the rest of the DSii b..."

Speech and language development for children with Down syndrome (5-11 years)
Buckley, Sue

"Children with Down syndrome have significant delays in speech and language skills which will affect their progress during their primary school years."

Speech and language development for individuals with Down syndrome : an overview
Buckley, Sue

"Children with Down syndrome are usually good communicators."

The Rosie result / Graeme Simsion.
Simsion, Graeme C.

"Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important challenge."

All by Myself : snapshots of a child with down syndrome learning the value of independence / Shelly Miller.
Miller, Shelly.

"All By Myself is an endearing story of a young girl with Down syndrome who is determined to do things independently."

Behaviour support / Written and designed by Anne Squire, Jill Phillips
Squire, Anne

"Provides a comprehensive guide to issues that may arise in a school setting for children with Down syndrome."

Behaviour support : Secondary supplement / Written and designed by Anne Squire, Jill Phillips
Squire, Anne

"There are a number of issues at Secondary School that will influence the behaviour of the student with Down s yndrome."

Literacy record / Collated by J. Phillips, A. Squire. - L. Forrest Smith, V. Brown

"This Literacy Record is to be used in conjunction with the Down Syndrome SA publications: 'Reading Getting Started', 'Teaching Prewriting Skills', 'Spell to Write..."

Spell to write / written and designed by Anne Squire, Jill Phillips.
Squire, Anne

"Covers the medical issues, physical characteristics, specific learning difficulties, learning styles and cognitive development which need to be taken into account when when teaching spelling and wr..."

Reading : getting started / J Phillips, A Squire, L Forrest Smith, V. Brown
Phillips, J.

"This book is designed as a reference to be used in conjunction with the reading and writing programs."

Preschool functional checklist : for preschool children with developmental delay and/or Down syndrome / written and compiled ju Lorraine Forrest-Smith
Forrest-Smith, Lorraine

"This Checklist has been developed by Down Syndrome South Australia's education consulatant. Many preschoolers will enter preschool with a range of developmental skills."

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