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Adam Brody is a lucky kid -- he can sing and play the guitar; he's bright, popular, and good-looking. But none of these things can help Adam read. He's severely dyslexic. When he looks at a page, letters and numbers zigzag all over the place. This has been going on ever since he started school, but now that he's a teenager, he's getting desperate. So is his family. What will happen to him if he never learns to read?
This text for aquatics instructors covers the various philosophies and issues relating to adapted aquatics programs; offers detailed information on skills and resources for adapted aquatics personnel; and discusses program enhancement, including model programs and how to modify fitness activities for participants with disabilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The book focuses on a blend of developmental and learning theories, with practical suggestions for delivery of services to young children with special needs and their families.
Is your site accessible? Can helen keller access your site? With all the new technology and our societies reliance on technology the demand for assistive technology increases. Read about different pieces of equipment that can make surfing the net more enjoyable for those with disabilities.
This book is part of the Perspectives on Mental Health series. It describes ADD/ADHD, what could cause it, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated including information on various medications, and how to deal with it.
From being tied down to a kitchen chair by a frustrated babysitter, to foiling bullies, and launching rockets into neighbors' swimming pools, the stories from Blake Taylor's life with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at times hilarious, poignant, and instructive. This eminently readable memoir sheds light on what it's like for a young person to grow up with, and suffer from, and ultimately learn to harness this common condition.
The ADHD Handbook for Schools: Effective Strategies for Identifying and Teaching Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderby Harvey C. Parker
Educators in regular and special education settings who teach students with ADHD will appreciate this classroom-focused guide to ADHD that discusses specific teaching strategies and provides a thorough history of the disorder. The most up-to-date knowledge about ADHD characteristics, diagnosis, contributing factors, and medical and psychosocial treatments is comprehensively detailed. Suggested teaching techniques and tips for improving learning and behavior in the classroom include strategies for developing partnerships with parents of ADHD students, a listing of support groups and resources for parents, and specific tools for assessment, such as rating scales and history forms.
Adjustment to Severe Physical Disability: A Metamorphosis, then, is designed for professionals-in-training, practicing professionals, and parents or families of disabled persons. The book deals with (1) the societal misconceptions that impede the physical, psychological, and social adjustment of disabled persons; (2) the effects these misconceptions have on the attitudes and effectiveness of those who work with disabled persons; and (3) existing services, laws, environmental changes, and technological advances that affect both the efforts of professionals and the lives of disabled persons. In keeping with the goals of this book, the content ranges from hard science to advocacy, from objective data to personal experiences. Case illustrations are designed to stimulate discussion and self-exploration, as well as to illuminate the factual basis for author opinions with no printed sources. Ideally, these illustrations will serve a heuristic function, leading students to conduct needed research into the psychosocial aspects of disability.
This volume describes a three-year research program in which the determination of some factors relating to adjustment in visually disabled adolescents was a prime objective.
Information about attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder in adults.
The book provides scientific and practical guidance on assessing learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. Topics include definitions of disability, assessment, and management approaches (from medications and therapy to educational and workplace accommodations), and assistive technology and software. The book is aimed at clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who are involved in the assessment and management of adults with learning disabilities and ADHD.
From the book jacket: Blind since birth, author and well-known entertainer Tom Sullivan recounts with wicked wit and captivating clarity the hair-raising adventures of his eleventh year in 1950s New England... escaping from his blind school, reliefpitcher in the neighborhood league, and boxing in a backyard bout with the neighborhood bully Adventures in Darkness is a classic tale of boyhood adventure through a formative season, a summer of hilarity and heart, tears and triumph! armed with a daring dream, and the fearlessness and mischief of youth. Tom refused to settle for the conventional confines of his blindness, and set in motion a chain of events that dynamically changed his life forever.
Abby Diamond is an eleven-year-old girl who loves to solve the mysteries that surround her and her three best friends: Neils, Andrea and Alison. Being blind does not stop this girl detective from solving the mysterious cases that happen in her home and at school. Abby is smart, self-reliant and ready to take on any problems that come her way along with her friends a.k.a The Three Musketeers. Neils-- An adorable redhead who is Abby's best friend and a tomboy by heart. If anyone loves a mystery better than Abby it is Neils. Andrea-- A tall striking dark-skinned young girl who has both beauty and brains. Andrea is the leader of The Three Musketeers who never fails to have a successful ending. Alison-- A quiet innocent girl who is the daughter of a famous movie star, Kaitlyn Summers. Although Alison has experienced the lifestyle of the rich and famous, she much prefers to live with her adopted dad, Audie who manages the school cafeteria. Join Abby and her friends while they discovers the mysteries of anonymous Braille notes, a missing parent, a haunted doll, neighborhood break-ins, but most of all, finding the true meaning of happiness in any situation.
"Adventures with Buster" is a children's book that will entertain and educate readers about guide dogs and blindness. This is the first book in which London Lake Pickett shares experiences she has had with her guide dog named Buster.
Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He looks at how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships.
From the book Jacket: Sequel to Emma and Co. Readers of Sheila Hocken's previous bestselling autobiographies (Emma & I, Emma VIP and Emma & Co) will remember her remarkable guide-dog, Emma, who inspired Sheila with a lifelong love of chocolate-brown Labradors. After Emma relates more of the hilarious (and sometimes despairing) antics of Bracken, Mocha, Buttons and Teak of Emma & Co, but it also introduces four new characters, Pip (a Colliador), Elsa (a neurotic mongrel), Katy (a black Labrador), and Katy's daughter, Psyche. Apart from its many humorous anecdotes, After Emma highlights Sheila Hocken's continuous enthusiasm and caring attitude towards the training of her dogs and she is forthright in her criticism of some methods used by other trainers. The book also movingly reveals Sheila's very real fears that an eye infection could threaten her sight once more. After Emma is the sixth delightful and heart-warming book from an author whose own experiences and reflections have won her a large and dedicated following. She won much acclaim with her first book, Emma & I, the memorable account of her special relationship with her guide-dog: "It has that rare quality motional honesty -touching and joyful" -Daily Mirror. Sheila Hocken was born in Beeston, Nottingham in 1946 into a family who were all blind or partially sighted. Emma, a chocolate-brown Labrador, gave her the freedom to travel, and was brilliantly intuitive in realising her needs. A successful operation in 1975 restored Sheila's sight, and she now lives in Stapleford, Nottingham, with her husband Don and daughter, Kerensa. After Emma is her sixth book.
Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen in remission. Even though the cancer should be far behind him, life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, who has always been Jeffrey's main support system and confidant, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself". Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too. He needs to tell Steven how he feels about basically being abandoned. His best friend, Tad, is hatching some kind of secretive, crazy plan, which is driving him bonkers. And there's a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
Story of a New York state supreme court judge and how his career was destroyed by drugs and severe mental illness. Wachtler here publishes a journal telling of his prison experience and the events that led up to it.
Catastrophic injuries. Immediate and total blindness. An innocent young life shattered at the hands of a drunk driver. This is an unforgettable account of turning tragedy into triumph. With heart wrenching honesty, humor and insight, Marcus Engel guides us on a path to self-discovery. This coming-of-age story will cause you to view obstacles as opportunities and discover that choices, not circumstances, determine ultimate happiness. "All medical personnel who read this book will experience a transformation in their understanding and approach to the severely injured patient. Engel so vividly describes the steps in his recovery, I was moved to tears." Paul H.Ward M.D. F.A.C.S. Professor of Surgery Emeritus Chief of Head and Neck Surgery Emeritus UCLA School of Medicine "Engel's perseverance and determination offer an inspiring illustration of the human spirit. Marcus' story will provide immeasurable benefit to every student and parent." Steve Hirst Director of Greek Life Wake Forest University
One morning when he was almost five years old, Cory Friedman woke up with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head. From that day forward his life became an agony of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances. Cory embarked on a thirteen-year odyssey of medication upon medication, treatment upon treatment - a constantly changing regimen that left him and his family feeling like guinea pigs in an out-of-control experiment. It soon became unclear which tics were symptoms of his condition and which were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty was that it kept getting worse. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life was a living hell. Subjected to debilitating treatments and continuous ridicule, Cory became devastatingly aware of how he appeared to others. With the love of his family and the support of a few steadfast teachers and medical professionals, he fought for his very life, and you will cheer his amazing successes. Against Medical Advice is the true story of Cory's battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a sometimes maddening medical establishment. Written by James Patterson and Cory's father, Hal, with the relentless pace of a Patterson thriller, this is a heartrending story of one family's courage, determination, and ultimate triumph.
Ron and Peggy Roloff looked on in shock at the tiny baby before them. What will become of this boy with a stubby body and malformed limbs? As a dwarf, Mathew will have little to look forward to... except dozens of surgeries, years of painful rehabilitation, and daily encounters withthe pitying stairs of strangers. Matt Roloff wouldn't want life any other way.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 and has to live in his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
The author tells the story of raising her deaf daughter.
Frank DeFord tells the heartbreaking, yet uplifting story of his daughter Alex's brief life. She died of cystic fibrosis at the age of eight.
No one understands them- but they understand each other. Lester's smart, handsome, and thoughtful-but he has cerebral palsy, and that's all anyone sees. It's the same for Alfred, Claire, and Myron. Alfred is incredibly honest and kind; Claire pulls no punches; Myron makes sure that everyone is taken care of. On the outside, though, Alfred is "slow," mentally challenged; Claire is a tomboy; and Myron is overweight and clumsy. The four meet and quickly band together, and soon they're working on an amazing project: The Getaway, a full-size boat they're building" in Myron's basement. Can four misfits make something beautiful to show the world? Can they enjoy approval from their parents and kids their age, going out without being made fun of, freedom, laughs and accomplishments other kids seem to take for granted? Alfred's summer is a summer of close calls, hard falls, good times and tough times and life getting more worthwhile and exciting.
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