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  • Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (2nd Ed...

    Customized Train-the-Trainer and direct support staff traning by author Dennis H. Reid now available. Click here to send an email for a training quote.

    The Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (PBSTC) teaches direct support staff and supervisors the principles of positive behavior support while interacting with people with intellectual disabilities in service settings. This Curriculum, originally published in 2004, has been successfully implemented by service providers and agencies across the country and abroad.  

    Positive behavior support strategies are known to work in dealing with challenging behavior and the PBSTC contains strategies that create a respectful client-staff environment in service settings.

    The PBSTC contains 25 training modules in total, 9 of which are designed for supervisors only.  Each module addresses a key set of skills in positive behavior support, and in addtion the supervisors' modules trains supervisors to be effective managers. Each module consists of a Module Summary Sheet, Presentation Outline, Activity Sheets for trainee use during training, and Skills Checks to use to ensure trainees demonstrate skill mastery of the training content.

    Since the Curriculum is competency based, trainees are required to demonstrate mastery of skills acquired after the completion of each module with the help of quizzes, role plays, and other activities. Following the classroom training, approximately 45 minutes is required with each trainee in the trainee’s routine work setting in order for the trainer to assess on-the-job mastery of the skills.

    New to the Second Edition of PBSTC

    • Simpler, shorter, and more inclusive and effective! 
    • Combines supervisor and direct support editions into one efficient Curriculum.
    • Contains wider selection of activities to work with people with varying degrees of intellectual disability.
    • Completely redesigned, ready-to-use PowerPoint slides now on CD-ROM.
    • Simplified trainee activities make learning easier for staff.
    • Total training time for the Curriculum reduced to two-and-a-half days of classroom. training for direct support staff and three-and-a-half days for supervisors.
    • Several modules combined to reduce total training time.

    The PBSTC Continues to Deliver

    • A tested, stable, and successful source of positive behavior support strategies to reduce challenging behavior.
    • Performance and competency-based Curriculum requiring in-class activities, role plays, and on-the-job demonstration of skills.
    • Trains supervisors on managerial duties, including staff observations, performance analysis, and evaluating PBS plans.
    •  “Right out of the box” trainer curriculum comes with activity sheets, skills checks, and PowerPoint slides on CD-ROM!
    • Fosters ample student and teacher interaction with enjoyable team activities.
    • Proven to create culture of respect for people with intellectual disability.

    How to buy the Curriculum

    With each set of PBSTC, you will get a handsome 3-ring binder, one Trainee Resource Guide for note taking, and a CD-ROM with a PowerPoint presentation. 

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    Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum Trainee Resource Guide (2nd Edition)
    The take-away Trainee Resource Guide summarizes 25 modules taught in the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum. Meant for trainee note-taking and reference. Each PBSTC set comes with one Trainee Resource Guide. Purchase a Trainee Resource Guides for each trainee attending the session.

    Praise for the Curriculum

    “The PBSTC is an excellent training tool. The Curriculum includes the acquisition and mastery of trainee performance skills that are essential to practicing PBS in work settings.” 
    Carolyn Greene, School Administrator, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, North Carolina

    "The PBSTC Curriculum provides a wonderful base of understanding for staff with no previous training or experience and enhances the skills of well-seasoned staff. The Curriculum is very well designed and is both teacher and student friendly. It is a succint program that allows ample student interaction and participation."
    Donna Boyd, Tri-Developmental Center of Aiken County, South Carolina

    “We are using the PBSTC as part of our pre-service training program and eventually all of our 600 employees will be trained with this Curriculum. The benefit to clients is the creation of a culture within our organization that treats people as individuals while setting a more supportive and caring environment. I have recommended without hesitation the PBSTC to my colleagues who espouse a PBS philosophy as well as those who are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis.”
    Michael F. Dorsey,  Professor of Education, Director - The Institute for Behavioral Studies, Endicott College

    Year : 2007
    Author : Dennis H. Reid and Marsha B. Parsons, Edited by David A. Rotholz and Bruce A. Braswell

      $395.00

    • People Planning Ahead: Communicating Healthcare and E...

      People Planning Ahead provides a comprehensive and structured way to ensure that loved ones receive care respecting their wishes and conforming to their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs during times of chronic and terminal illness, or severe disability. The book and the accompanying CD-ROM are designed to capture detailed information on an individual;from basic health information and preferences on blood transfusions to the individual's traits and personality types. Successful application of information gathered through People Planning Ahead ensures that individuals proceed through care and end-of-life stages with minimum adversity and maximum dignity.

      Features

      • Provides a structured way for planners to gather and organize information on a person's values, goals, and life and turn it into a detailed life plan.
      • Contains guidelines on planning stages of lives of an illness.
      • Includes plain language definitions of such terms as living wills, advance directives, competency, and capacity as well as other insights into end-of-life issues.
      • Electronic questionnaires on accompanying CD-ROM make it easy to store and archive essential information.
      • Assists a person no matter where they may be on the wellness continuum, from healthy adults to those diagnosed with terminal illnesses. 
      • Comes with customized training workshops on end-of-life and person-centered planning.

      Benefits

      • Provides a structured way for planners to gather and organize information on a person's values, goals, and life and turn it into a detailed life plan.
      • Ensures that the clearest and most detailed portfolio of the individual is available for families and professionals to use as a reference for future contingencies.
      • Detailed planning forms on CD-ROM offer instructive and step-by-step examples on how to use information in real-life situations; electronic format makes it easy to store and archive information.
      • Based on the principles of Essential Lifestyle Planning, an approach focused on maintaining the independence and autonomy of a person by acquiring information about their life preferences

      Who Can Use This Book

      People Planning Ahead follows the person-centered model to help the family member or professional guide an individual on his or her own personal journey to consider and define what is most important. The manual is written for:

      • Disability professionals such as clinical coordinators or case managers in state agencies, institutions, or assisted living facilities
      • Geriatric care managers in hospitals, departments of aging, or independent homes
      • Social workers in hospices and other palliative care services
      • Family members

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      End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
      End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities presents a comprehensive framework under which professionals and families can make decisions that are thoughtful, ethical, and most importantly, respect the wishes of individuals with disabilities.

      Praise

      "In striving to protect an individual’s right to die well, the People Planning Ahead workbook results in a succinct summary of what makes each person unique and what matters to him or her most about living. As a practicing physician, I consider this manual to be an invaluable for assessing an individual's quality of life and preserving true continuity of person-centered aspects of care across a variety of settings."
      Ira Brock, MD, Director of Palliative Care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, author of Dying Well and The Four Things that Matter Most

      "I recommend this workbook to anyone and everyone who will have a say in how we will support people in their last days. The importance of this work cannot be overstated."
      Michael Smull, Chair, Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

      "People Planning Ahead brings together the best of theory and practice in person centered planning and end-of-life planning, and helps families and professionals face end-of-life experiences with thoughtfulness and hope rather than simply experiencing it as crisis and failure."
      The Rev. Bill Gaventa, Director, Community and Congregational Supports, The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

       

      Year : 2009
      Author : Leigh Ann Creaney Kingsbury

        $19.95

      • National Goals for People with Intellectual and Devel...

        “The national goals book does something not done anywhere else. In one place, with a coherent structure, all the major issues impacting people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan are address, by some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field. This is an indispensable volume for students, researchers and practitioners.” Steve Eidelman, former Director of The Arc of the United States

        National Goals provides much needed guidance for the formulation of public policy and future action that will benefit people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and as such, this publication challenges us all to take those actions.” Nancy Thaler, Director for Quality Improvement Strategies for Home and Community Based Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 

        “Many federal agencies and much federal legislation call on diverse stakeholders to work together on issues of importance to persons with disabilities. The National Goals book derived from the conference is an exceptional example of the wisdom of such expectations. The many federal and state government, professional, advocacy and academic agencies and organizations that supported this effort should take pride in the product of their commitments and contributions. Most importantly, in that same spirit, they should continue to work together to fulfill the recommendations and achieve the goals outlined in the book.” Robert (Bobby) Silverstein, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy 

        National Goals is America’s first effort to assess the status of the nation with regards to its fulfillment of research goals for persons with intellectual disabilities in areas such as education, positive behavior support, biomedical research, technology, transition planning, health supports, employment, self advocacy, aging, and community supports. The state of the knowledge and research contained in the book in areas such as education, positive behavior support, health supports, biomedical research, technology, and aging makes it an indispensable resource to anyone delivering quality care and services to citizens with intellectual disabilities. The book comes out of a groundbreaking, federal conference held in 2003. America’s prominent leaders in the intellectual disability met in Washington, DC to review what this nation knows and needs to learn specifically in the area of research to fulfill the promises made to persons with developmental disabilities. 

        In the words of the authors, research plays a central role in defining and achieving national goals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. To be useful, this research must provide accessible, relevant information to people with disabilities and their families, professionals, the general public, and public officials. The result is a book that distills scientific research into comprehensible and accessible information so that key stake holders can align the reality of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities with public policy—the clear and unambiguous promises made to them in the national legislation, court decisions, promises of the President, and other sources of national policy.

        Year : 2005
        Author : K. Charlie Lakin and Ann P. Turnbull, Eds.

          $39.95

        • Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, ...

          By Robert L. Schalock, Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy, Valerie J. Bradley,  Wil H.E. Buntinx, David L. Coulter,  Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, ; Sharon C. Gomez,  Yves Lachapelle, Ruth Luckasson, Alya Reeve,  Karrie A. Shogren,  Martha E. Snell, Scott Spreat, Marc J. Tassé, James R. Thompson,  Miguel A. Verdugo-Alonso,  Michael L. Wehmeyer, and Mark H. Yeager

          This manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with an intellectual disability.  Written by a committee of 18 experts, Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th edition) is based on seven years of work on: (1) a synthesis of current information and best practices regarding intellectual disability; (2) numerous reviews and critiques of the 10th edition of the AAIDD definition manual; and (3) feedback from the field regarding a series of articles published by the Committee. This is the first official AAIDD definition manual with the terminology “Intellectual Disability.”

          Featuring Best Practice Guidelines and Discussion for Professionals

           Here’s how you can benefit from this best practice manual:  
          • Learn an authoritative definition and diagnostic system of intellectual disability designed to give you a thorough and step-by-step understanding of all the factors that go into determining intellectual disability.
          • Consult expert guidelines on critical issues such as the role of assessment in the diagnostic process, challenges faced in quantifying intelligence, evaluating the role of IQ in making a diagnosis, and how to assess adaptive behavior.
          • Understand key clinical judgment strategies to enhance the validity and precision of a clinician’s decision on the diagnosis of intellectual disability.
          • Discover the relationship between the AAIDD System and other diagnostic systems.
          • Read detailed discussions on the 10 dimensions of support areas in a person’s life and various approaches to individualized service planning.
          • Learn about the unique needs of people with intellectual disability with higher IQs.
          • Learn how to apply the AAIDD Definition System within special education systems, public policy initiatives, and provider organizations. 
          You may purchase the e-book version of Intellectual Disability by clicking here

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          User's Guide
          This practical User's Guide to the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conducting retroactive diagnoses. Policy makers and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes, and how the current system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supportsbased approach.

          Praise for the 11th Edition

          “The 11th edition of the AAIDD Definition Manual continues our progress in both describing a person with an intellectual disability in several dimensions, not solely based on IQ or Adaptive Behavior, and integrating further the concept of supports into the definition and practice.  Refinements based on an extensive feedback system, both in the field and in peer-reviewed literature are incorporated making the 11th edition the most advanced tool of its kind.” 
          Steven M. Eidelman, Professor and Co-Director, National Leadership Consortium, University of Delaware
           
          "An excellent, up-to-date reference enthusiastically recommended for college library collections and teh resource shelves of aspiring and practicising psychologists." 
          Library Bookwatch, February 2010

          “An indispensable desk-top reference and primer on assessing intellectual disability that includes a compendium of leading practices on structuring effective life-long supports.” 
           Renee L. Pietrangelo, CEO, ANCOR

          Year : 2010
          Author :

            $90.00

          • Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and De...

            While promoting good health among people with intellectual disabilities is much discussed as a public priority, there is no literature that recapitulates the state of the science in the area of health promotion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This publication, based on a national conference conducted by AAIDD (Formerly AAMR), summarizes current research on 14 topics that affect the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities in the hope of informing research, policy, clinical, and health care initiatives. The book provides a solid basis for developing interventions and solutions to eliminate health disparities among persons with intellectual disabilities. The topics explored in this report are: hypertension; obesity; swallowing dysfunction/dysphagia; epilepsy; mental health; physical activity and fitness; women’s health; safety/injury and violence; case management and care coordination; alternative and complementary medicine; tobacco and substance abuse; secondary conditions risk appraisal for adults; and general health of persons with intellectual disabilities

            Year : 2005
            Author : Wendy M. Nehring, Ed.

              $39.95

            • Disability and Public Health

              Public health professionals have had few opportunities to learn about disability in a public health context. Now Disability and Public Health provides a thorough roadmap to professionals and describes how disability complements a public health context. By promoting an understanding of disability, the book provides a basis for enhancing the success of all of public health initiatives.

              “This text will most certainly become a cornerstone for building a public health discipline that will help to develop a more comprehensive approach to understanding the ecology of health disparities for people with disabilities and strategies to improve access to affordable, quality health care.”  Leslie Rubin, M.D., Emory University

              “Disability and Public Health is an important and overdue contribution to the core curriculum of disability studies in public health education. With its broad cross-disability and consumer-centric focus, nothing quite like this book of readings has been published, to my knowledge, with a public health
              perspective. This is a thought-provoking and enlightening book for students, faculty, administrators, and service providers in public health and for the disability-related clinical professions.” David Braddock, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System

              Topics covered by the book:

              • History and culture of disability
              • Advocacy and the role of government and public policy in disability
              • Disability epidemiology
              • Disparities and determinants of disability
              • Models of approach to disability
              • Disability and health promotion
              • Disaster preparedness
              Year : 2009
              Author : Charles E. Drum, Gloria L. Krahn and Hank Bersani Jr.

                $50.00

              • End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intelle...

                While care for people with developmental disabilities has undergone revolutionary improvements, it still isn't unusual for some to wonder why people with developmental disabilities should consider aggressive medical management in specific situations. Further, palliative care for people with intellectual disability is riddled with medical, ethical, and legal complexities for which most professionals receive little training and can turn to very few resources for help.  

                End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities presents a comprehensive framework under which professionals and families can make decisions that are thoughtful, ethical, and most importantly, respect the wishes of individuals with disabilities. 

                Benefits of End-of-Life Care

                • Provides factual insights into major medical, ethical, legal, and spiritual issues in end-of-life care to help professionals and families make decisions respecting individual preferences and family values within medically-indicated treatment plans
                • Protects people with disabilities who are dying from discrimination and unfair treatment by providing the first comprehensive and concrete framework under which to make major decisions
                • Dispels myths on controversial subjects such as Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Persistent Vegetative State
                • Presents in-depth information regarding medical conditions encountered at the end of life including neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrinal, and sensory problems as well as issues associated with behavior, orthopedic and bone health, infections, and metabolism
                • Helps understand how to anticipate upcoming needs of patients and how to secure resources to assist them for successful planning at the end of life
                • Presents historical and foundational materials in end-of-life care, including critical events that have affected the current state of palliative care and practice in medicine, law, and ethics
                • Provides perspectives from a diverse group of authors including practicing physicians, medical ethicist, attorneys, sociologists, and gerontologists
                • Recognize the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients, their families, and caregivers
                • Identifies the challenge of providing nutritional support at the end-of-life

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                People Planning Ahead: Communicating Healthcare and End-of Life Wishes
                People Planning Ahead provides a comprehensive and structured way to ensure that loved ones receive care respecting their wishes and conforming to their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs during times of chronic and terminal illness, or severe disability.

                Praise for End-of-Life Care

                "Discussing many issues surrounding it, from medical advancements, political debates, ethics, and more, End-of-Life Care will prove to be a useful resource and reference for those who are professional caretakers and are not certain how to deal with caring with terminal cases." 
                Library Bookwatch: October 2010

                "This book will be most helpful to all human service professionals and care providers, including those who do not work with individuals with developmental disabilities. The issues raised by the authors are human, universal and eventually affecting all of us. This book should be in the library of any professional and care provider.” 
                Ludwik S. Szymanski, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 

                Comprehensive, and compelling, this book is an essential resource for any professional engaged in planning end-of-life care across the lifespan for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” 
                Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNMH, President, Gerontolology Division, AAIDD
                Year : 2010
                Author : David T. Helm and Sandra L. Friedman

                  $75.00

                • Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum Trainee...

                  The take-away Trainee Resource Guide summarizes 25 modules taught in the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum. Meant for trainee note-taking and reference. Each PBSTC set comes with one Trainee Resource Guide. Purchase a Trainee Resource Guide for each trainee attending the session.

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                  Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (2nd Edition)
                  The Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (PBSTC) teaches direct support staff and supervisors the principles of positive behavior support while interacting with people with intellectual disabilities in service settings. This Curriculum, originally published in 2004, has been successfully implemented by service providers and agencies across the country and abroad.



                  Year : 2007
                  Author : Dennis H. Reid and Marsha B. Parsons

                    $10.95

                  • Forging a Federal-State Partnership:A History of Stat...

                    Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras. The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy. Specifically, it focuses on the emergence of Medicaid as the primary funding source for intellectual and developmental disability services. The book offers a perspective on the evolution of public policy which is missing from most renditions of disability history.

                    Features and Benefits

                    Gain an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a predominant role in the disability policy arena between the Kennedy era and Obama era. Learn about the many ways in which the sometimes contentious interactions between the federal government and the states have influenced public policy outcomes. In particular, readers will learn about: 
                    • Federal disability assistance programs in the pre-Medicaid era – including legislation enacted during the Kennedy administration – and how these programs influenced the direction of subsequent national disability policies;
                    • The influence of the Developmental Disabilities Act on federal-state policy over the past four decades;
                    • The emergence of the Medicaid program as the primary source of funding for public ID/DD services, from the creation of the ICF/MR coverage option, to the establishment of the home and community-based waiver authority, to Medicaid policy in the post-health reform era;
                    • The critical role litigation has played in shaping public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;  
                    • The impact of Social Security and SSI payments on the availability of ID/DD services; and
                    • An insightful analysis of issues which are likely to shape the direction of future federal-state policy toward persons with lifelong disabilities.

                    This is a unique history of the revolutionary changes in public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the past fifty years, written by a close observer of the events as they unfolded.

                    Audience for the Book

                    The primary audience for Forging a Federal-State Partnership includes faculty and students of government policy, disability agency officials, disability providers and  trainers. Executive branch officials, legislative staff, and analysts of disability policy also should be interested in this book. In addition, the contents are relevant to case managers, clinicians, and other professionals working directly with persons with developmental disabilities.

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                    State of the State in Developmental Disabilties
                    The State of the State in Developmental Disabilties is a thorough and one-of-a-kind investigation on public spending, revenues, and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental services within the United States and contains a 4-page “report card” on each state’s performance in disability spending.



                    Year : 2011
                    Author : Robert Gettings

                      $49.95

                    • Supports Intensity Scale® (User's Manual and 25 Inter...

                      The Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®) is a progressive, state-of-the-art assessment tool that helps professionals evaluate practical support requirements of a person with an intellectual disability, and plan services accordingly. Currently adopted by the numerous states and countries, SIS is the only tool to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of what the client wants and what supports it takes to fulfill goals and aspirations. 

                      The SIS was developed by 10 disability experts over five years and consists of an 8-page Interview and profile form that tests support needs in 57 life activities and 28 behavioral and medical areas. A 128-page User’s Manual explains how to administer the scale. 

                      The SIS measures life activities in home living, community living, lifelong learning, employment, health and safety, social activities, and protection and advocacy.  The scale ranks each activity measured according to frequency (none, at least once a month), amount (none, less than 30 minutes), and type of support (monitoring, verbal gesturing).

                      Key features and benefits

                      • Gives you direct, reliable, and valid measurement of supports requirements in 57 life activities based on 7 areas of competence including the areas of home living, community living; life-long learning; employment; health and safety; social interaction; and protection and advocacy. 
                      • Provides a clear ranking of support needs in 15 medical and 13 behavioral conditions.
                      • Has excellent psychometric properties, is empirically based, and extensively field tested.
                      • Supplements adaptive behavior measures by telling you what practical supports are required to perform a task (Adaptive measures identify the skills an individual has to do a task).
                      • Presents an overall supports needs score and a percentile ranking of persons needs based on national field test data.
                      • Gives you a graphic plot of information recorded so that you have a visual display of areas of high intensity vs. low intensity of supports needs.
                      • Allows feedback from respondent and those most close to him/her so that you have a clear picture of person’s needs, preferences, and goals for life.
                      • Provides a solid knowledge base on respondent to develop individualized, person-centered plans.
                      • Assists with resource allocation and financial planning.
                        Only scale to align conceptually with the current, supports-based system of defining and diagnosing mental retardation.
                      • Leads to long-term independence and enhanced quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities.

                      Comes with free copy of Guidelines for Interviewing People with Disabilities

                      *Purchase of SIS materials is limited to qualified users of the tool. If you have questions about SIS assement qualifications, contact us.

                      Year : 2004
                      Author : James R. Thompson, Brian Bryant, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis (Pat) M. Craig, Carolyn Hughes, David A. Rotholz, Robert Schalock, Wayne Silverman, Marc Tassé, and Michael Wehmeyer

                        $150.00

                      • The Supervisor Training Curriculum: Evidence-Based Wa...

                        The Supervisor Training Curriculum instructs supervisors on ways in which they can direct and motivate staff working with people with intellectual disabilities. Based on three decades of applied research, each management strategy presented has been tested and proven to work in human services. This Curriculum organizes the role of supervision in human service settings into clear and convenient objectives and responsibilities for new managers.

                        The Supervisor Training Curriculum is meant for staff training personnel and upper-level managers in agencies providing supports and services to people with intellectual disabilities. The Supervisor Training Curriculum consists of PowerPoint® Trainer’s Slides; a perfect-bound training Curriculum that includes an introduction sheet, visual aides, and activity sheets and competency checks for each training module; and one perfect-bound Trainee Guide for reference and note taking.

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                        The Supervisor Training Curriculm Trainee Guide
                        The Trainee Guide for the Supervisor Training Curriculum summarizes key points in the Curriculum and is meant as a note taking and reference tool.

                        Benefits of The Supervisor Training Curriculum

                        • Presents a ready-to-use training curriculum with PowerPoint® slides, trainer’s instructions, and activities and quizzes that train managers in vital supervisory expertise
                        • Presents supervision strategies that have a research base and are known to improve work quality, stimulate staff performance, and make work more enjoyable
                        • Training material and visual aides expand discussion of essential supervisory strategies and allow for demonstrating acquired knowledge by means of role plays and on-the-job shadows
                        • Encompasses 11 training modules in total on how to be a successful supervisor
                        • Complementary Trainee Resource Guide presents lessons learned in each module and emphasizes the information and skills obtained during training
                        • Encourages interaction and communication through team activities
                        • Systematic method of training and user-friendly presentation of material makes information more understandable

                        Praise for The Supervisor Training Curriculum

                        “What separates the Reid, Parsons, and Greene Supervisor Training Curriculum from others is its emphasis on competency-based outcomes. Upon completion, management staff can demonstrate the skills necessary to improve and maintain exemplary staff performance and can do it with the same positive support values that are emphasized throughout in their earlier Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum.”
                        R.M. “Duke” Schell, PhD, BCBA-D, Director of Psychology, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Morganton, North Carolina

                        “The clarity with which the Curriculum and the Trainee Guide is written will invite users to access the material repeatedly and provide trainees with valuable information regarding how to motivate staff and improve staff performance. The Curriculum requires participants to actively practice and perform skills to complete the training, thereby emphasizing both performance and competency-based training methodology. This curriculum should be the cornerstone of supervision training for all human service providers.”
                        Frank L. Bird, MEd, BCBA, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, Melmark Inc., Melmark New England



                        Year : 2010
                        Author : Carolyn W. Green Dennis H. Reid Marsha B. Parsons

                          $195.00

                        • State of the States

                          This is the ninth edition (2013) of the well-known State of the States in Developmental Disabilities—a thorough and one-of-a-kind investigation on public spending, revenues, and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental services within the United States. Directed by noted researcher Dr. David Braddock, the study is rich in information on trends and analyses in developmental disability services, and contains a 4-page “report card” on each state’s performance in disability spending. This is a must-have reference for anyone working in the field of disabilities.

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                          Forging a Federal-State Partnership
                          Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras. The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy

                          Praise for State of the States

                          “This resource is well organized, easy to read, has useful references at the end of each chapter; and is pitched for audiences from general readers to professionals.”
                          —Choice, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

                          “The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities is by far the best single source of information and analysis on spending trends and shifts in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in this country.”
                          —Dr. Margaret Nygren, Executive Director/CEO,
                          American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

                          “The data in the State of the States are more important than ever as state governments and private providers move to more individualized support systems. Over the years, we have found the State of the States reference invaluable on multiple fronts and have come to rely on it extensively.”
                          —Renee L. Pietroangleo, CEO, American Network Of Community Options And Resources

                          Year : 2013
                          Author : David L. Braddock, Richard E. Hemp, Mary Kay Rizzolo, Emily SHea Tanis, Laura Haffer, Amie Lulinski, and Jiang Wu

                            $30.00

                          • Nuts & Bolts: Writing Outstanding Journal Articles 

                            AAIDD is committed to enhancing the capacity of professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are launching the Nuts & Bolts series as an initiative to assist disability professionals and others quickly learn and apply the leading methods to promote effective practices, sound research, progressive policies, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

                            This first book in the Nuts & Bolts series is a guide to writing for publication in scholarly journals. This insightful “pocket book” provides authors with the basics on article types, writing rules and editorial styles (with an alphabetized “glossary” of key concepts), submissions processes, and “fair use” and copyright issues. Students, faculty, aspiring authors, and even those who have been published will find this a handy writing resource.

                            You may purchase the e-book version of Nuts & Bolts by clicking here
                            Year : 2012
                            Author : AAIDD

                              $15.00

                            • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works ...

                              In this book, the author describes “what doesn’t work” by outlining the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability may have been damaged by the “behavioral” approach to their day-to-day actions. She demonstrates what has been missed through this approach: Needs have not been met, individuals have been misdiagnosed, and trauma responses have been triggered through the exclusive use of behavioral controls, both positive and negative.

                              The author then moves on to describe “what works.” She explores the topics of stabilization, prevention, intervention, and the “mental health plan.” She proposes a model of behavioral intervention that does not require the use of restraints or contingencies; instead it promotes safety and security and addresses the outstanding issues around trauma. Numerous case studies are discussed, but all the names and relevant details have been altered to protect individuals, staff, and agencies.

                              The mental health plan template the author puts forward instructs and informs staff about how to support people who have experienced trauma, both on a small scale and on a large one. She provides examples of this approach with case studies and illustrates how the plans should be written to ensure optimal implementation.

                              This book gives the professionals and paraprofessionals who have dedicated themselves to this field and to the welfare of individuals with intellectual disability a trauma-informed paradigm within which to support people with intellecual disability psychologically and to establish the critical elements needed for recovery. As the author states in her introduction, “when the individual recovers, behaviors change. When the individual recovers, happiness can begin.”  

                              You may purchase the e-book version of Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions by clicking here
                              Year : 2012
                              Author : Karyn Harvey

                                $24.99

                              • Negotiating the Social Borderlands: Portraits of Youn...

                                Negotiating the Social Borderlands: Portraits of Young People with Disabilities and Their Struggles for Positive Relationships provides readers with narratives of the lives of three young people with significant disabilities.
                                The author uses portraiture to narrate the stories of three young people and to capture the myriad dimensions of each unique individual. These portraits expose a balance between empirical description and aesthetic expression and provide a singular view into the nuances and complexities of each young person’s life, while depicting their unique social contexts and how they fit within those milieux.
                                Never losing sight of the dimensions of the selves of these notable young people and the contexts in which they exist, the author presents the qualitative techniques of inquiry she used to examine the complexities involved in the co-constructions of meaning among the young people and their communication partners. Without wavering, she explores their deep relationships and the contexts where positive reciprocal relationships developed between young people with disabilities and nondisabled people and how these relationships evolved from the perspectives of the participants. 
                                Negotiating the Social Borderlands, an unapologeticpresentation of a remarkable set of portrait narratives, is written for a broad audience and, thus, offers an inherently complex and sensitive portrayal of three personal stories in which a variety of contextualized issues can be examined and discussed in light of each readers’ practices, policies, and perspectives.

                                You may purchase the e-book version of Negotiating the Social Borderlands by clicking here
                                Year : 2013
                                Author : Janet Sauer

                                  $30.00

                                • Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans (Second edi...

                                  This AAIDD bestseller is a step-by-step, concise, and easy-to-read reference for school teams, providers, students, and parents to understand, design, and evaluate positive behavior support (PBS) plans for students with developmental disabilities.

                                  “This book should be required reading for every teacher, practitioner, and parent of children with and without disabilities. Few books parallel its comprehensiveness.” Lynn Koegel, Clinical Director, Koegel Autism Center/Director, Santa Barbara, California
                                     
                                  “This text is a gem because it addresses the concepts of Positive Behavior Support without compromising on scientific integrity or overloading the reader with obscure behavioral terms. I will definitely refer to this text in my staff development programs in the future.”
                                  Will Overfelt, Autism Outreach Services, Buncombe County Schools

                                  “A clear, engaging, and informative presentation on how to implement PBS effectively in schools, this state-of-the-art book reflects the very best there is in science-based practical  approaches for minimizing problem behavior and producing meaningful  quality of life. A handy resource that can be used on a daily basis by teachers and other professionals.” Edward Carr, PhD, Leading Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York

                                  “The updated and expanded second edition of Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans can be used as an excellent resource for classroom and workshop instruction of positive behavior support plan development for parents, teachers, and undergraduates students.” Duke Schell, Director of Psychology, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

                                  “This book is small but powerful! Bambara and Knoster provide an easy-to-use manual that guides educational teams in understanding and applying the principles of Positive Behavior Support across school and community settings. I anticipate using the book for many years to come.” Martha E. Snell, PhD, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

                                  Features

                                  -Provides a clear conceptual framework on PBS to think critically about how to approach a student’s problem behavior proactively
                                  -Includes detailed directions on using functional behavioral assessments to design individualized PBS plans for children with examples and completed forms
                                  -Clearly illustrates contents of comprehensive PBS including: a) prevention through antecedent and setting event modifications; b) teaching alternate skills; c) designing consequence interventions; and d) creating long-term supports
                                  -Includes an abridged version of the assessment process for students with less intensive problem behavior
                                  -Comes with a comprehensive case study, two sample support plans, a progress evaluation summary, and frequently asked questions

                                  By implementing these empirical strategies, professionals and parents can not only manage to reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors, but enhance the quality of life of a child with a developmental disability.

                                  What sets the book apart
                                  -Unique user-friendly format, with examples, tips, forms, and checklists that make it a handy reference for school teams, students, providers, and parents.
                                  -A best seller! Proven history of working well for professionals in developmental disability
                                  -Information and strategies laid out in the book facilitate the work of school personnel and contribute to a more respectful and caring environment
                                  -Written by two well-known experts in PBS—Linda M. Bambara andTimothy P. Knoster
                                  -Published by AAIDD, a leader in developmental disability information since 1876

                                  New to the second edition
                                  -Twice the subject matter of first edition reflecting updates to PBS over past decade
                                  -Discussion on School Wide Positive Behavior Support and guiding principles in creating effective support plans
                                  -New sections on collaboration and teaming—why it is important, ways to organize school teams, and considerations for person-centered plans
                                  -List of tools for conducting functional assessments and how to select them
                                  -New chapter on implementing support plans successfully
                                  -An updated comprehensive resource bibliography and research-based references

                                  Year : 2009
                                  Author : Linda M. Bambara and Timothy P. Knoster

                                    $24.95

                                  • Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth ...

                                    At the vortex of the American eugenics tragedy was the seemingly sordid tale of a “degenerate” family from rural New Jersey.Published in 1912, The Kallikak Family was a pseudoscientific treatise describing generations of illiterate, poor, and purportedly immoral Kallikak family members who were chronically unemployed, “feebleminded,” criminal, and, in general, perceived asthreats to “racial hygiene.” Psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard invented the pseudonym “Kallikak”—from the Greek words Kallos (beauty) and Kakos (bad)—to illustrate the eugenic belief in the role of nature and heredity as unalterable forces leading to degeneracy, and his tale of the contrasting fates of the disparate Kallikak ancestral lines reigned for decades as seemingly conclusive proof of the hereditary nature of intelligence, feeblemindedness, criminal behavior, and degeneracy. The starting point for Goddard’s moral tale was “Deborah Kallikak,” an inmate at his institution for the feebleminded.
                                    Incredibly, as revealed in detail for the first time in Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks, Goddard was completely wrong. No degenerate line descended from the purported Kallikak progenitor. There were only people—some of whom had resources and access to education, others of whom were poor, uneducated, and cast into the cauldron that was urban America at the dawn of the Industrial Age. The pseudonymous “Deborah Kallikak” became the poster child for societal fears regarding immigration, heredity, and racial integration, the flames of which were fanned by a select group of well-educated, upper class, American scientists marching under the banner of the new “science” of eugenics.
                                    In the 100 years since publication of The Kallikak Family, the woman Goddard called “Deborah” has remained in the shadows of history, known only by the name forced upon her. Using new source material, Good Blood, Bad Blood tells her story in its entirety—in dramatic, narrative style—for the first time. It is a landmark publication in disability studies, vital to understanding of both this specific American tragedy and the history of efforts to manipulate the human population.

                                    You may purchase the e-book version of Good Blood, Bad Blood by clicking here

                                    Year : 2012
                                    Author : J. David Smith and Michael L. Wehmeyer

                                      $34.95

                                    • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

                                      By Robert L. Schalock, PhD; Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy PhD; Valerie J. Bradley, MA; Wil H.E. Buntinx, PhD; David L. Coulter, MD; Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, PhD; Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD; Yves Lachapelle, PhD; Ruth Luckasson, JD; Alya Reeve, MD; Karrie A. Shogren, PhD; Martha E. Snell, PhD; Scott Spreat, EdD; Marc J. Tassé, PhD; James R. Thompson, PhD; Miguel A. Verdugo-Alonso, PhD; Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD; and Mark H. Yeager, PhD

                                      This practical User's Guide on the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conducting retroactive diagnoses. Policy makers and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes, and how the current system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supportsbased approach.

                                      You may purchase the e-book version of the User's Guide by clicking here

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                                      Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th Edition) 
                                      This manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with intellectual disability.

                                      Year : 2012
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                                        $29.95