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Vision Loss in an Aging Society: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

by John E. Crews Frank J. Whittington

Vision Loss in an Aging Society is a thoughtful and challenging overview that integrates practice and policy issues relating to aging and visual impairment. It reflects the perspectives of leading experts in the fields of vision rehabilitation and aging. This essential reference outlines the critical components of public policy changes urgently needed in view of demographic trends and is an invaluable resource for university instructors as well as for professionals in the fields of low vision, social work, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, and public health.

Visual Impairment: An Overview

by Ian L. Bailey Amanda Hall

A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual. Explains the different aspects of visual impairment, describes adaptive techniques and devices, and provides information on available resources and services in a concise and easy-to-understand manner for busy professionals and visually impaired people and their families. Visual Impairment: An Overview seeks to clarify misconceptions and misunderstandings of the different aspects of visual impairment, describe adaptive techniques and devices, and provide information on available resources and services. Anyone with questions about vision loss will find this book a useful resource designed to increase understanding of visual impairment and the ability of visually impaired people to lead unimpaired lives.

Visual Impairments and Learning

by Jane N. Erin Natalie C. Barraga

New ways of thinking about individuals with visual impairments are presented and developmental and learning processes are described, for students in education and for regular and special education teachers, clinical and educational vision specialists, parents, and support personnel. Coverage also includes terminology, concerns of the earliest years of life, educational settings, assessment, curriculum, and specialized educational materials. This fourth edition reflects the latest research on how children with visual and additional disabilities learn, offers new ways of looking at curricula for children with visual disabilities, and considers new legislative requirements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility For Social Security Benefits

by Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals Visual Impairments

When children and adults apply for disability benefits and claim that a visual impairment has limited their ability to function, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to determine their eligibility. To ensure that these determinations are made fairly and consistently, SSA has developed criteria for eligibility and a process for assessing each claimant against the criteria. Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits examines SSA's methods of determining disability for people with visual impairments, recommends changes that could be made now to improve the process and the outcomes, and identifies research needed to develop improved methods for the future. The report assesses tests of visual function, including visual acuity and visual fields whether visual impairments could be measured directly through visual task performance or other means of assessing disability. These other means include job analysis databases, which include information on the importance of vision to job tasks or skills, and measures of health-related quality of life, which take a person-centered approach to assessing visual function testing of infants and children, which differs in important ways from standard adult tests.

Visually Impaired Seniors as Senior Companions: A Reference Guide for Program Development

by Alberta L. Orr

The guide provides a framework for the reader to understand the core issues related to aging and vision loss, as well as the needs and capabilities of older visually impaired persons.

Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix

by David Gollaher

This is a comprehensive biography of a nearly forgotten social reformer of the 19th century. After her own experience with depression and recovery, Dorothea Dix became a passionate champion of the "moral treatment" popular in Europe. In her native Massachusetts she documented the horrific treatment that was the lot of most people with mental illness, and petitioned the legislature to establish asylums that would provide loving care. Dix took her crusade across the country, and for a time her work transformed psychiatric care. Gollaher describes Dix's public persona and delves into her often troubled private life as well.

Voices in the Family: A Therapist Talks About Listening, Openness, and Healing

by Daniel Gottlieb

Daniel Gottlieb is a practicing family therapist with a radical approach: he talks readily about his experiences, feelings, and reflections...even his life as a quadriplegic. This extraordinary attitude has generated the kind of trust, openness, and inspiration that has made his call-in radio show an outstanding success. Voices in the Family captures Dr. Gottlieb's profound sense of caring, warmth, and wisdom. By sharing fascinating stories from his private practice, he provides a shining demonstration of how to make peace with ourselves, our families, and our partners. He compassionately discusses ways of dealing with our parents (whether we're 15 or 50), handling the complex problems of love and marriage, and helping our children gain self-confidence and independence. Based on 20 years of experience, Dr. Gottlieb's advice is both fresh and effective. By allowing us a glimpse of his own heart, he helps us heal our own.

Voices of Multiple Sclerosis: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength

by Richard Day Gore

Offering candid, heartfelt, and inspiring stories of 40 diverse individuals who have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), this compilation creates a connection that is vital to those dealing with the mysterious and difficult symptoms of this nerve condition. With 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year and its causes still not fully understood, these stories of personal experience act as a support group by offering advice and encouragement and creating a sense of community. The collection also features current medical information by noted experts in the fields of MS research and treatment. The resource section is packed with organizations offering hope and help for those with MS and their families and friends.

A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger--A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

by Eliane Whitehouse Warwick Putney

From the book jacket: Children often have problems with anger. Teachers often have problems with anger. Parents often have problems with anger. Why? Because we're afraid of anger. It may mean that someone is out of our control. It may mean that someone won't like us. It may mean that someone acts violently. This book is about living successfully, healthily, happily, nonviolently, with motivation, without fear and with good relationships. An accessible resource book for teachers, parents and all who care for children, it is full of stories, and easy-to-use games and exercises designed to encourage children to see their anger and to deal constructively with it. A Volcano in My Tummy includes sections on key concepts, building a child's self esteem, what adults can do when a child is angry, developing an anger management program, troubleshooting, and a special section for teachers that integrates the resource with other curriculum areas. Exercises are clearly described, indicating appropriate age levels, teaching strategies, materials and procedures to follow, with worksheets for the childrens' use. All are easily adaptable for use by teachers, parents or other caregivers.

Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin

by Norah Vincent

The journalist who famously lived as a man commits herself literally. Norah Vincent's New York Times bestselling book, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months living disguised as a man, Vincent felt she was a danger to herself. On the advice of her psychologist she committed herself to a mental institution. Out of this raw and overwhelming experience came the idea for her next book. She decided to get healthy and to study the effect of treatment on the depressed and insane in the bin, as she calls it. Vincent's journey takes her from a big city hospital to a facility in the Midwest and finally to an upscale retreat down south, as she analyzes the impact of institutionalization on the unwell, the tyranny of drugs-as-treatment, and the dysfunctional dynamic between caregivers and patients. Vincent applies brilliant insight as she exposes her personal struggle with depression and explores the range of people, caregivers, and methodologies that guide these strange, often scary, and bizarre environments. Eye opening, emotionally wrenching, and at times very funny, Voluntary Madness is a riveting work that exposes the state of mental health care in America from the inside out.

The Vor Game (Miles Vorkosigan #2)

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Miles Naismith Vorkosigan was not a mutant, though he was often mistaken for one. His home, Barrayar, was a militant world shaped by a bitter history and political strife. Years earlier, an assassin had chosen poison gas for an attack on Aral Vorkosigan, former Regent of the Barrayaran Empire--now Prime Minister--and the pregnant Lady Cordelia. They survived; unborn Miles was the terrorist's only real victim. Cursed with brittle bones that neither grew nor healed properly, a dwarf-like body and a face prematurely lined with the agony of too many corrective surgeries--and too many people who could not accept his difference--Miles refused to hide behind his Vor rank. With a brilliant mind, courage honed by a desire for adventure, and an ever-ready sense of the absurd, he carved out his own place in the galactic scheme... "The Mountains of Mourning" (included with two other novellas in Borders of Infinity). It was just after his hard-won graduation from the Imperial Academy and before he began active duty that Miles met the hill woman. Distraught, she claimed her husband had murdered their baby daughter, who'd been born (continued on back flap) (continued from front flap) defective--an old back-country practice for culling mutants, now illegal but impossible to stamp out. The woman demanded Lord Vorkosigan's justice, and she was no less surprised than Miles himself when he was appointed his father's Voice in the matter. But he did indeed exact justice--for the sake of a child whose needless death would haunt him all his days... The Vor Game. Every cadet wants space duty; many are disappointed. In Ensign Miles Vorkosigan's case, however, being assigned as Meteorological Officer at a remote arctic base was more than disappointing; it came close to being deadly. The commander of "Camp Permafrost" was a brutal, vindictive reactionary who despised Miles on sight. When the C.O. decided a mass murder was in order to put down what he deemed a mutiny, Miles had little trouble choosing which side he was on. That decision ended his meteorological career...and started him on his highly irregular way up in the Emperor's Service--first with a job in Imperial Security, then on to an admiralty! Well, it wasn't an official commission...

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

by Kim Carpenter Krickitt Carpenter Dana Wilkerson

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, "I'm no hero. I made a vow. " Now available in trade paper with a new chapter and photo insert, The Vow is the true story that inspired the major motion picture of the same name starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange.

Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled

by Nancy Mairs

Sallie Bingham - The New Mexican Graceful yet gritty paradoxes drive this extraordinary book, which uses the author's degenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, as a window into a very particular soul....Let the reader understand: this is not a book about MS, or illness; rather, it's a chronicle of inspired adaption, spiritual as well as physical...The aim is the creation of joy. Donna Seaman - Booklist Mairs's physical view of the world may be waist-high, but her intellectual and spiritual range is limitless. Kathy Wolfe - The Progressive As helpful as Mairs's book will be to disable people, what's most important about it is its lessons for able-bodied readers. Marian Sandmeier - The Washington Post Book World Woe is not her, as she makes clear throughout this absorbing, laceratingly honest book....This social construction of disability...is what Mairs most wants us to "get" in this passionate, penetrating book-and then get over. Michael Haederle - Los Angeles Times Vintage Mairs: sharply observed, deeply personal and always direct.

Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story

by Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls Darryl C. Greene

Biography of a deaf-blind woman who spent 18 years isolated in a mental hospital before gaining her freedom, earning a college degree and working as a social worker in northeast Ohio. The co-authors are a deaf social worker and blind pastor.

Walking on Water: A Voyage Around Britain and Through Life

by Geoff Holt

The danger in refusing to accept your disability whilst searching for a cure is that it may somehow propagate a notion that walking is good, and being in a wheelchair is bad. Even the term 'cure' implies remedying a bad situation. Of course most disabled people would prefer not to be disabled at all - me too - but so long as we are afforded equal rights, we are not discriminated against, and we can work and live in an accessible environment, then who has the right to say we would be better off walking?

A Wall Of Names: The Story Of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Judy Donnelly

Step into Reading with A WALL OF NAMES: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial "Why did you die and not me?" This is a note to a dead soldier from an old friend. It is one of hundreds of notes left every year beside the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- a wall curved with the names of all the US soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. The wall was built to honor these men and women and to heal the deep wounds left by the longest and most hated war ever fought by Americans. Here's the dramatic story of how the wall came to be and what Vietnam meant to our country in the war-torn years of the 60s. Select picture descriptions added and captions

Wall-To-Wall Thanksgiving

by Kenneth Jernigan

This is the thirteenth book in the Kernel Series. Its chapters are: Don't Throw the Nickel Boy Was I Bamboozled Lessons from the Charcoal Pit Concerning Books, Lawn Mowers, and Bus Rides Children, Fruitcake, and Rectangles The Wall-to-Wall Thanksgiving Meeting the Challenge Daddy Read Me Walking the Balance Beam Big Enough to Ride the Bike and, of course, Dr. Jernigan's introduction, which ties together the featured vignettes. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.

The War Come Home: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939

by Deborah Cohen

"This impressive book offers a powerful set of insights into the lasting effects of the First World War and the different ways in which belligerent states came to terms with the war's consequences."

Warrior Girl

by Pauline Chandler

Although surrounded by treachery, Mariane, a young mute, battles alongside her cousin, Joan of Arc, for the liberation of France from the English.

Warrior Scarlet

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In Bronze Age Britain, Drem must overcome the disability of a crippled arm in order to pass his tribe's test of manhood and become a warrior.

The Warrior's Apprentice (Miles Vorkosigan #1)

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold

When Miles Vorkosigan fails the military academy's entrance exams because of his physical disabilities, he looks elsewhere for a purpose. Through an escalating series of choices and circumstances, he finds himself involved in a space war, leading a large mercenary fleet. The only problem is, it is treason--as in, a hanging offense--to command a private army. This is the first book featuring Miles in the Vorkosigan series.

The Warrior's Stance

by Laura Morefield

A collection of poems, which includes: I Invented Body Surfing, I Am Not My Cancer, Another Day, Waiting, Gift From A Long Dead Brother, And I Thank You For The Grace, and more. An inspiring, short collection.

WASSP: The Wright & Ayre Stuttering Self-Rating Profile

by Louise Wright Anne Ayre

The authors describe WASSP and give sample profiles of WASSP.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

by Marya Hornbacher

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.

Water Bound (Sisters of the Heart #1)

by Christine Feehan

Off the shores of Sea Haven, a beautiful diver rescues a man from drowning, a man with no memory of who he is--or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. But soon, he and his savior will be engulfed in a storm of dizzying passion and inescapable danger. . .

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