Klein.Librarians Serve Children w DD

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This is a student presentation from the San Jose State University's masters program in Library and Information Science. It discusses the librarian role in serving child patrons with developmental disabilities.

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How Public Libraries serve Child Patrons with Developmental Disabilities:

How Public Libraries serve Child Patrons with Developmental Disabilities Courtney Klein LIBR 200: Information and Society SJSU MLIS 2012

What does having a Developmental Disability mean?:

What does having a Developmental D isability mean? An intellectual impairment occurring before adulthood that will continue across the lifespan The Developmental Disabilities Act, section 102(8) i.e. Autism spectrum disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Mental Retardation, Fragile X Syndrome

Historical experiences of people with Developmental Disabilities:

Historical experiences of people with Developmental Disabilities People with DD have a history of being ill treated by main society Labeled as deviants, cast out by society P oor institution conditions The Parent’s Movement of the 1960’s

Current Day thought, issues, and efforts:

Current Day thought, issues, and efforts Issue of isolation Experts & loved ones in the field advocate for inclusion, independence and opportunity Programs that support creativity, employment, recreation, and knowledge Awareness outreach to the public Early intervention efforts for children with DD

Why is it important for librarians to know this?:

Why is it important for librarians to know this? Understanding a population’s struggles and triumphs will keep librarians informed Multicultural sensitivity and empathy Librarians who are informed serve the population best

“I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability” –Robert M. Hensel:

“I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability” –Robert M. Hensel

How do/can Libraries Play a Role for the Youth with DD?:

How do/can Libraries P lay a Role for the Youth with DD? Proverb: It takes a village to raise a child The library can provide: Community inclusion Early childhood intervention Safe place for learning Community awareness

Legislation and the Library Setting:

Legislation and the Library Setting American Disability Act of 1990 Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 Rehabilitation Act of 1963

Public Libraries as Pioneers for Children with DD:

Public Libraries as Pioneers for Children with DD Brooklyn Public Library: The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs Oceanside Library in New York: Special needs story time Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut: Special needs programming National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Guidelines for Librarians:

Guidelines for Librarians How should librarians prepare to serve this youthful population? Physical space and materials Digital materials Social outreach, sensitivity training, parent alliances Appropriate curriculum i deas

Librarian to Librarian Advice:

Librarian to Librarian Advice “Keep the groups small to about 10 children Allow parents to decide which program their children will thrive in Big books Involve the children as much as possible Try not to turn anyone away, whether or not he or she has special needs” - Antonette K. D’Orazio of Bernards Township Library in northern New Jersey

Images References:

Images References http://openclipart.org/detail/651/kids-with-hats-by-ryanlerch http://openclipart.org/detail/58171/autism-(puzzle)-ribbon-by-j_alves http://openclipart.org/detail/6812/library-book-cart-by-stevelambert http://openclipart.org/detail/6779/bear-teaches-by-johnny_automatic-6779 Other Images taken by power point creator

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