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This is a wonderful resource for blind-deaf individuals and those who interact with them. It covers such topics as communication methods, independence at home, telephones, travel hints and much more.
An innovative guide to encouraging activity, movement, and independence in the young blind child and full of creative ideas, this book provides guidance for parents, teachers, instructional assistants, physical therapists, teachers of the blind, and O&M instructors who desire to create a learning environment in which the blind child can become curious, involved, active and independent.
Indian Head Massage for Special Needs: Easy-to-Learn, Adaptable Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Promote Wellbeingby Giuliana Fenwick
This complete manual introduces unique Indian head massage techniques to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, calm sensory overloads, improve sleep patterns, ease frustration and boost mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in people of all ages with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. The book provides everything you need to get started, including: - A full, step-by-step, illustrated massage routine - Essential tips on how to create the perfect environment and how to approach clients with special needs - Detailed case studies - Information on anatomy, physiology and the complementary approaches to the body - Supplementary information on essential oils Developed by Giuliana Fenwick through work with her son, and extensively trialled in schools and specialist colleges, this tailored Indian head massage is perfect for anyone looking to provide additional support to people with special needs, including parents and carers, teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff, complementary therapists and any other professionals working with people with special needs.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
The Influence of Parental Attitudes and Social Environment on the Personality Development of the Adolescent Blindby Vita Stein Sommers
The author's experience with visually handicapped children and young adults in schools is richly used in this study of the influence Of parental attitudes and social environment on the personality development of the adolescent blind.
More than anything in the world, Jonathan wants a dog. Then he finds a frisky puppy in the woods. But Inky already has an owner--the Seeing Eye. Jonathan is crushed until the man who has come for Inky asks, "Jonathan, how would you like to take care of Inky for the next twelve months?"
A fascinating investigation of how we navigate the physical world, "Inner Imagination is a lively, engaging account of subconscious map-making. Why are we so often disoriented when we come up from the subway? Do we really walk in circles when we lose our bearings in the wilderness?How -- and why -- do we get lost at all? In this surprising, stimulating book, Erik Jonsson, a Swedish-born engineer who has spent a lifetime exploring navigation over every terrain, from the crowded cities of Europe to the emptiness of the desert, gives readers extraordinary new insights into the human way-finding system. Written for the non-scientist, "Inner Navigation" explains the astonishing array of physical and psychological cues the brain uses to situate us in space and build its "cognitive maps" -- the subconscious maps it employs to organize landmarks. Humans, Jonsson explains, also possess an intuitive direction frame -- an internal compass -- that keeps these maps oriented (when it functions properly) and a dead-reckoning system that constantly updates our location on the map as we move through the world.
Authors Introduction: I wrote this book because my High School requires everyone to do a senior project to graduate. I decided to interview other teenagers and young people I know that have a disability because I have cerebral palsy and have had it my whole life. I'm hoping this book will help to raise awareness for those that are not disabled by helping them to understand what we go through day to day in the life of a young person with CP. I wanted it to be from the strong heart of my generation. I collected the information by email, in person and phone conversations that were recorded. For the interviews I asked everyone forty-one questions and they answered only the ones they wanted to. Each person has his or her own chapter. It ended up that the majority of everyone in this book has cerebral palsy of some kind. Some of the people I knew already and some I found by word of mouth and on the internet. The questions I asked my friends were inspired by my own life and what I deal with on a daily basis. The people who participated in this book chose to be anonymous because some of the questions are very personal and that way it could be private. Everyone who contributed to the book will get their own copy to share with whomever they want, in their lives and communities. Hopefully after people read the information it will give them more insight and they'll have more understanding. Like most people in the book I am the only one at my school in a power chair and that has cp. I've been the only one my whole life so I'm used to that. I think my being at school has made some people more aware. I think the problem is that people don't understand those with disabilities have the same feelings and think the same. When someone does "get it" they just treat me like a normal person, speak directly to me normally, without extra loudness or slowness or the other big one is they don't talk to me like I'm a baby. In the interview I talk about other important issues. I hope you enjoy this book and that it changes your perspective on us, our world, and our culture. I also hope that it helps all the young writers who participated, feel better to know about what each other is going through and that we share a lot of the same feelings and can learn and help each other. That goes for people with disabilities everywhere too.
Craig MacFarlane lost his sight at age 2 and went on to become not only the world's greatest blind athlete, but a much-sought-after motivational speaker. His message is PRIDE -- Perseverance, Respect, Individuality, Desire and Enthusiasm.
From the front flap: "In this [account] of the changing life of a community, the authors of Deaf in America reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. Inside Deaf Culture relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self description as a flourishing culture. "Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of Deaf people for generations to come. They describe how Deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth-century Deaf clubs and Deaf theater, and they profile controversial contemporary technologies. Most triumphant is the story of the survival of the rich and complex American Sign Language long misunderstood but finally recognized by a hearing world that could not conceive of language in a form other than speech. In a moving conclusion, the authors describe their own very different pathways into the Deaf culture, and reveal the confidence and the anxiety of the people of this tenuous community as it faces the future." Except for spell-checking, I did nothing with the Notes or Index. They seemed usable to me as they are, but if you need help with them let me know and I'll get the book again and fix them. Cindy Rosenthal email@example.com
How do you love someone who makes you miserable? Eleven-year-old Jonathan just wants to have a normal life--for instance, a night when he isn't awakened by screams, or a day when he's not teased by other kids for having a disabled family member. But normal can't happen when your little brother is severely autistic.James, Jonathan's four-year-old brother, needs more help than his parents can give him. And it's not just hard for Jonathan--it's causing strife for the whole family. When James gets into a special school for autistic children, Jonathan and his sister have to make a lot of sacrifices so he can go. Jonathan comes up with an idea to help out the family--but will his plan work, or only lead to more teasing?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
In a busy coffee shop, a robbery goes wrong. Two gunmen hold seven hostages, including teenager Zach Wahhsted. What nobody realizes at first is that Zach is anything but ordinary and his troubled mind is more dangerous than any weapon. Terry Trueman has created a compelling character with the same shocking power and heartbreaking compassion as his Printz Honor Award debut novel, Stuck in Neutral. Ages 12+
'We have to assume that the mind is working no matter what it looks like on the outside. We can't just judge by appearance...If you take away the label they are human beings.' Ed MurphyWhat does it mean to be 'mentally retarded'? Professors Bogdan and Taylor have interviewed two experts, 'Ed Murphy' and 'Pattie Burt,' for answers. Ed and Pattie, former inmates of institutions for the retarded, tell us in their own words.Their autobiographies are not always pleasant reading. They describe the physical, mental, and emotional abuses heaped upon them throughout their youth and young adulthood; being spurned, neglected, and ultimately abandoned by family and friends; being labelled and stigmatized by social service professionals armed with tests and preconceptions; being incarcerated and depersonalized by the state.Ed and Pattie survived these experiences--evidence, perhaps, of the indefatigable will of the human spirit to assert its essential humanity--but the wounds they have suffered, and the scars they bear, have not been overcome. They are now contributing, independent, members of society, but the stigma of 'mental retardation' remains.Their stories are both true and representative--powerful indictments of our knowledge of, our thinking about, and our ministrations to, the mentally handicapped. The interviewers argue that Ed and Pattie challenge the very concept of 'mental retardation.' Retardation, they assert, is an 'imaginary disease'; our attempts to 'cure' it are a hoax.Read Ed's and Pattie's accounts and judge for yourself.
This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word, sentence, and text levels. Topics include writing workshop instruction; strategies to support the writing process, motivation, and self-regulation; composing in the content areas; classroom technologies; spelling instruction for diverse learners; and assessment approaches. Every chapter is grounded in research and geared to the real-world needs of in-service and preservice teachers in general and special education settings.
The courses leading to certification as a braille transcriber or proofreader have been administered by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) under a contract with and on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress (NLS).
This book examines the principles behind teaching students with severe and multiple disabilities. This edition includes a stronger focus on positive behavior interventions and supports, and additional strategies on peer relationships.
The seventh edition of this widely-adopted text for special educators addresses the full-range of curriculum and instructional topics involved in educating individuals with moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities. Evidence-based practices are presented in clearly-defined ways so that teachers can easily understand the research presented and apply it in the real classroom. All chapters in the book are unique, written by leaders in the field known for their research and writing on the specific topics. Case studies of students are applied to chapter content in vignettes, tables, and figures found throughout the chapters, and the textbook rests on a solid evidence-base with research citations provided. The new edition features many new updates including: a greater emphasis on teaching students with autism; six new chapters authored by experts in the field; more information on teaching methods supported by research, peer support, teaching academic skills, the process for planning and implementing instruction within general education classrooms, transition planning, and alternate assessment.
Offers instructors specific, practical strategies for the teaching of Braille reading and writing. Chapters discuss general guidelines and strategies; fostering emergent learning; making the transition from print to Brail teaching Braille to students with special needs, and to students who speak English as a second langua assessing the literary skills of students who are blind or visually impaired; and technology and Braille. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important, because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors begin with clear diagnostic guidelines for each condition and reference the latest scientific research on what causes these illnesses. Because many medical practitioners are relatively unfamiliar with these disorders, it can take several medical visits to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Clear communication with medical personnel is key to diagnostic success. This book provides invaluable advice on how to describe symptoms, document health history, and keep a log of medical appointments. Included are interactive worksheets to facilitate these activities. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, yoga, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the "brain fog" that these illnesses can create, offer guidance on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders, and provide advice on how to build a personal support team. The final chapter gives advice on how to navigate the health care system, including step-by-step instructions for preparing an application to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits. An extensive resource section provides a wealth of contact information for helpful agencies and organizations, good sources for medical supplies, and a wide selection of suggested further reading. In short, this integrative treatment guide will open the door not only to physical recovery but also to emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. CELESTE COOPER, R.N., worked as a nurse and nurse educator for more than 20 years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She is now an advocate for sufferers of these disorders and lives in Missouri and Arizona. JEFFREY MILLER, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in chronic illness from a spiritual perspective. He lives in Missouri.
New parents who find out they're going to have a child with intellectual challenges are faced with many questions: Will she be able to function in the world? Will she have the same hopes and dreams as other children? Will her life be happy--or filled with sadness and failure? Along with the Brown family, you'll discover the answers to these questions as you read the story of Penelope Brown, a girl with Down syndrome. You'll see Penelope struggle to overcome others' ignorance and prejudice--and you'll watch her as she learns to follow her dreams.
Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the roots and evolution of the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities.Examines the roots of disability ethics from a psychological, philosophical, and educational perspectivePresents a coherent, sustained moral perspective in examining the historical dehumanization of people with diminished cognitive abilitiesIncludes a series of narratives and case descriptions to illustrate argumentsReveals the importance of an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of intellectual disability
People with intellectual disability often have health needs that go unrecognised and untreated; this may be because of difficulties in communication, diagnostic overshadowing, discrimination or indifference. There is concern that public health measures aimed at reducing the main health killers in the population will not address these issues for people with intellectual disability and may preferentially widen the inequality that already exists. This book is a comprehensive and systematic review of physical and mental health co-morbidities in people with intellectual disability. Such an evidence base is vital in shaping public health policy, healthcare commissioning and the development of more effective healthcare systems, as well as supporting better understanding and practice at an individual clinical level. This is essential reading for policy makers and commissioners of services, as well as individual practitioners across mainstream and specialist health and social care, in considering not only service developments but practice at the coalface.
Intensive Interaction is an approach to teaching the fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties or autism, and who are still at an early stage of communication development. Its simplicity and effectiveness has been one of the major themes in the widespread practitioner dissemination that has taken place during the last twenty years. Despite the human simplicity of the approach, intensive interaction relates to, or is influenced in practice by, a wide range of interconnecting theories and academic standpoints. With contributions from leading authorities, Dave Hewett provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the theoretical landscape of a now established methodology. The most prominent related theories and issues are reviewed, with Intensive Interaction set within their contexts. Issues covered include: - the approach within education and the curriculum - intensive interaction within adult services - effects on organisational change and development - neurology and learning outcomes - intensive Interaction and the Central Triad of autism - emotional learning and development outcomes - adoption of Intensive Interaction Providing a timely theoretical and academic overview to Intensive Interaction practice, this book marks a substantial theoretical waypoint to future development of interactive approaches generally. It is a vital resource of in-depth knowledge for anyone studying Special Educational Needs and Education. Dave Hewett is an independent educational consultant and has published widely on Intensive Interaction since his role in its development.
Intensive interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties or autism, and who are still at an early stage of communication development. This book is a practical guide to help those wishing to implement intensive interaction in their setting, and it provides detailed advice and step-by-step guidance as well as a consideration of all the issues associated with carrying out this approach. It considers: - preparing for intensive interaction - observing intensive interaction in progress - doing intensive interaction at home and at work - teamwork - wellbeing - record-keeping This book is a straightforward guide for anyone wanting to use intensive interaction with people with severe and complex learning difficulties, people who have very severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairments, and people who have a diagnosis of autism.
Targeted at services for students with special needs, this text provides collaboration techniques between educators fraternity - special educators, general educators and related services professionals - to work towards effective communication framework.
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