Atypical Development

Approved training videos related to atypical development in young children.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
39 min; DVD
IEP Resources; Attainment Co., Inc., 2001. Closed captioned.
Educational psychologist and author Glenis Benson covers major issue areas: Cognitive style, diagnostic characteristics, communication skills and deficits, social behaviors, support strategies, and challenging behaviors.
Call#: WM 203.5 .A939bendvd 2001

Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months
108 min; DVD
Woodbine House, 2004
This is a reassuring and realistic introduction to the unique joys and challenges that children with Down syndrome bring to their families. Includes information on newborns, health concerns, therapies, and expectations.
Call#: WS 107 .D748dvd 2004

Emma’s Gifts: A Documentary
56 min; DVD
Emma’s Gifts Productions, 2006
Documents the story of Emma, a little girl born with Down syndrome, her “normal” twin sister Abigale, and their parents, Mitzi and Michael. This family discovers that Emma’s differences are precious gifts that take them on a journey few families ever experience.
Call#: WS 107 .E54d 2006

Fetal Alcohol Exposure: Changing The Future
31 min; DVD
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006
Addresses how fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are diagnosed, the primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD, and the human cost. Also considers the in utero effects of alcohol and the physical and psychological characteristics of FASD.
Call#: WQ 211 .F419j 2006

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Disorder that Impacts Development, Behavior, and Learning
60 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine; No. 111)
Western Illinois University, 2001. Closed-captioned.
This video highlights the characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and provides an overview of the incidence and impact on young children’s development, behavior, and ability to learn. In addition, a parent’s perspective on the impact for their child and family is presented.
Call#: WQ 211 .F419g 2001

Fragile X Syndrome: A Genetic Disorder That Impacts Development, Behavior, And Learning
60 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine; No. 110)
Western Illinois University; 2001. Closed captioned.
This video, featuring Judith M. Gray, provides a basic review of the physical and behavioral characteristics prominent on children with Fragile X syndrome.
Call#: QS 677 .F811g 2001

Sensory Issues in Learning & Behavior
180 min; 2 DVDs
Future Horizons, Inc., 2009 & 2011
Carol Stock Kranowitz discusses Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. For every sensory need she presents a story that illustrates how a child may behave, and she suggests techniques and functional activities to deal with the situation. She discusses: recent research, the six types of SPDs, possible co-existing problems, and treatment options.
Call#: WS 340 .K89se 2009

Sensory Modulation in Early Intervention
90 min; DVD
PESI, 2014
This workshop explains sensory modulation disorders and how to assess them in infants, toddlers and young children. Practical strategies to address common family concerns are also presented. Presentation slides are available.
Call#: WS 340 .Se596 2014

Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs
120 min; DVD & Online
Developmental Pathways, 2009
This video gives advice and procedures for toilet training children with developmental disabilities. Curriculum developed by Dr. Susan Hepburn, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, JFK Partners is presented as well as vignettes taking viewers through the toilet training process. The DVD concludes with a parent’s perspective on the techniques presented and words of wisdom for other parents going through the toilet training process.
This video can be watched online for EI Credit at JFK Partners Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs
Call#: WS 113 .T5731 2009

Twins: Children With Cochlear Implants
30 min; DVD
Filmakers Library, 2002. Closed captioned.
This video follows two sets of one-year-old twins for three years. Each set has one profoundly deaf twin who has been given a cochlear implant, and a hearing twin with whom their language development is compared.
Call#: WV 274 .T973 2002

What Did You Say?: A Guide To Speech Intelligibility In People With Down Syndrome
59 min; DVD
Woodbine House, 2006
Dr. Kumin illuminates the most common difficulties underlying speech intelligibility problems in Down syndrome. Also included is information about how to address speech intelligibility issues in a Down Syndrome child’s IEP.
Call#: WS 107 .W555g 2006