‘Getting Started’ Books & DVD Resources

Available for download, the booklet and DVD ‘GETTING STARTED!!! Using Visual Systems to Promote Communication’. These resources were produced with funding received by School for Parents from the Non Government Centre Support for Non School Organisations of Western Australia.

The booklet has been written for parents and discusses a range of visual systems they can use at home to develop their child’s communication skills. Along with the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the visual systems discussed in the booklet. Although this resource is for parents it will also be useful for early childhood educators, child care staff, teachers, therapists etc.

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‘GETTING STARTED!!! Using Visual Systems to Promote Play’ by Dolly Bhargava. This is the second part in the Getting Started Series. This booklet was produced with funding received by School for Parents from the Non Government Centre Support for Non School Organisations of Western Australia.

This booklet was developed by Dolly Bhargava, Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist in conjunction with the students and staff at Carson Street School. This practical resource booklet has been written for parents and discusses a range of visual systems and strategies that can be used at home to develop your child’s play skills. Accompanying the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the discussed strategies with children with disabilities. This resource is both informative and user-friendly and its organisation allows you to ‘dip’ in and out of sections according to your needs. Although this resource is for parents it will also be useful for early childhood educators, child care staff, teachers, therapists etc

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‘GETTING STARTED!!! Using Visual Systems to Support the Development of Self Esteem’ was produced using School Innovation Grant funding received from the Department of Education of Western Australia, as part of the Director General’s Classroom First Strategy in 2010. It is the third booklet in the ‘GETTING STARTED’ series. This manual was developed by Dolly Bhargava, Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist in collaboration with the students and teaching staff at Armadale Education Support Centre.

This manual is designed for students with a mild to moderate intellectual disability and other developmental disorders. The ideas discussed in the manual are intended to be a starting point for the enhancement of self esteem.

A word version of this manual is available as a free download at the Armadale Education Support Centre Website http://www.ashs.wa.edu.au/esc/index.html

The author, Dolly Bhargava would appreciate any feedback on how the resources were used and any feedback on their usefulness. Please send your feedback to Dolly_Bhargava@hotmail.com

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 ‘GETTING STARTED!!! Using Visual Systems to Promote an Understanding of Cyber Bullying’ was produced using School Innovation Grant funding received from the Department of Education of Western Australia, as part of the Director General’s Classroom First Strategy in 2010.   It is the fourth booklet in the ‘GETTING STARTED’ series.

This manual was developed by Dolly Bhargava, Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist in collaboration with the students and teaching staff at Armadale Education Support Centre.

This manual aims to develop the students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and other developmental disorders an understanding of:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Implications of being cyber bullied
  • Ways to use technology safely to prevent cyber bullying
  • Dealing with cyber bullying

A word version of this manual is available as a free download at the Armadale Education Support Centre Website http://www.ashs.wa.edu.au/esc/index.html

The author, Dolly Bhargava would appreciate any feedback on how the resources were used and any feedback on their usefulness.  Please send your feedback to Dolly_Bhargava@hotmail.com

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 ‘GETTING STARTED!!! Using Visual Systems to Provide Positive Behaviour Support’ was produced with funding received by School for Parents from the Non Government Centre Support for Non School Organisations of Western Australia.  It is the fifth booklet in the ‘GETTING STARTED’ series.  This booklet was developed by Dolly Bhargava, Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist in conjunction with the students and staff atCarsonStreetSchool.

All behaviour i.e. challenging and non-challenging behaviour is a form of communication.  Students with disabilities often have trouble communicating.  The student may have tried several times to communicate to staff about their needs, but if staff haven’t recognised and responded to the student’s communication appropriately, they will resort to using challenging behaviour as a way of expressing their message. This manual looks at ways of helping staff members recognise, interpret and respond to the student’s challenging behaviour in proactive ways.

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GETTING STARTED!:  Rainbow of Emotions and Emotional Management has been produced with funding received by School for Parents from the non-Government Centre Support for Non-School Organisations of Western Australia.  It is the sixth booklet in the GETTING STARTED! series. This practical booklet is for parents, teachers, therapists and support staff who support children, adolescents and adults who express their emotions inappropriately and have difficulties with managing their emotions. The aim of this booklet is to help the student identify, express and manage their emotions in a socially acceptable manner by using the Rainbow of Emotions App for the iPad on the iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rainbos-of-emotions/id628301874?mt=8 . All proceeds from the purchase of the App will go to School for Parents (a not-for-profit organisation). This booklet will guide you step by step on how to set up the Rainbow of Emotions App, use it and review the student’s progress.

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GETTING STARTED: Balanced Timetable the Key to Student Engagement Non-Government Centre Support for Non-School Organizations of Western Australia. It is the seventh resource in the Getting Started Series!!!. Dolly Bhargava has developed this resource in collaboration with the teaching staff and children at School for Parents and Carolyn McMurtrie from Auzzie Notes (graphic artist).  The resource which consists of a book and App for iPad has been developed for parents, educators and professionals who support students who are at risk of disengaging or have disengaged from school.

The Balanced Class Time App is for the iPad and can be purchased on the iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/balanced-class-time/id935563742?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8.  All proceeds from the purchase of the App will go to School for Parents (a not for profit organization).  This user friendly app will guide you step by step on how to set up a balanced timetable for your student.

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