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Education Assistant Certificate

Selected resources for students in the Education Assistant Certificate courses

OC Library Catalogue Search

Search the Okanagan College Library Catalogue for books, DVDs and other resources.

Click here for a brief tutorial on searching the catalogue and requesting items in the catalogue

Tip: use the truncation symbol ? to include variations in word endings e.g. autis?

Examples of Search Terms

With keyword searching if your initial search results aren't satisfactory try synonyms, broader terms, narrower termas, and related words or phrases. Ask a librarian for help with alternative keywords.

Tip: Click on a subject heading in a catalogue record to find other items on that subject

Note: the following list is not exhaustive

  • children disabilities education
  • special education
  • learning disabled children
  • learning disabilities
  • developmentally disabled children
  • developmental disabilities
  • dyslexic children education
  • dyslexia
  • autistic children education
  • autism children
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • hyperactive children education
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • impulse control disorders
  • antisocial personality disorders
  • memory disorders
  • schizophrenia adolescence
  • mentally ill children
  • anxiety children
  • blind children
  • deaf children
  • communicative disorders children
  • speech disorders therapy
  • brain damaged children
  • children prenatal alcohol
  • fetal alcohol syndrome
  • chronic diseases children
  • arthritis children
  • cerebral palsied children
  • muscular dystrophy
  • cystic fibrosis
  • behavior disorders children
  • behavior modification children
  • individualized instruction
  • inclusive education
  • mainstreaming in education
  • classroom management
  • emotional intelligence
  • teachers' assistants


Locating Books or DVDs

After you have found a book or DVD in the catalogue, you need the following information to locate it:

Campus: If a book or DVD is not at your campus, you can request the item

Location: Where the book or DVD is found in the library (circulating, reference, or video shelves)

Call Number: The call number on the spine is used to find the book or DVD on the shelf

Status: Available or checked out (you can request a hold for a book or DVD that is checked out)



Some examples of media available in Okanagan College Library:

ADHD & LD : Powerful Teaching Strategies and Accommodations

Call number: LC 4713.4 .R53 2007 (all campuses)

Sandra Rief presents specific strategies to assist teachers to help students to be successful in the classroom, and identifies a range of possible approaches to accommodate students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other related disorders. Combines Rief's presentation with footage of teachers modelling techniques and strategies with their students in the integrated classroom. 

Ian Brown on Q

Call number: RB 155.5 .B762 2009 CD  (Salmon Arm)

CBC Radio Q host Jian Ghomeshi interviews Canadian author and broadcaster Ian Brown on his book The Boy in the Moon. Ian's son Walker Brown was born with Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome.

Neuron Therapy

Call number: HV 891 .N48 2010 CD (Kelowna)

York University philosopher Stuart Shanker is one of the world's leading thinkers on kids with disorders. The author of twenty books on philosophy and human development, he incorporates the latest knowledge we have about the brain to improve the lives of struggling children. He talks with CBC Radio IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell.

Call Number Ranges

To help you browse the Library shelves, try the following areas:

BF 721-BF 723  Child Psychology

LB 3013 - Motivation & Classroom Management

LC 1200-LC 1203 Inclusive Education

LC 4001-LC 4806  Special Education

RC 435-RC 571  Personality/behavior disorders; Developmental disabilities

RJ 370-RJ 550  Pediatrics; Physiological problems and diseases of children and adolescents

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