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Determined to locate the accident victim he'd comforted as her eyesight waned, Jack MacAllister told himself he only wanted to know that she was all right. But when he found Eleanor Rappaport again, he knew he couldn't fade into the shadows this time. She was alone and blind-and pregnant! Eleanor's life had become a lonely struggle-until a stranger's soothing words pierced the darkness. Why did his oddly familiar voice make her heart beat faster? On the brink of motherhood, Eleanor thought she needed space. But maybe she needed Jack more.... Harlequin American Romance #835
This is the moving story of two men, an eccentric old man and a Christian musician, whose lives intertwine in a way that neither would have expected and only God could have planned.
Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one willnotice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a child's mind. Delrita loves him dearly and can't stand people making fun of his Down's syndrome. But when tragedy strikes, Delrita's quiet life--and Punky's--are disrupted forever. Can she finally learn to trust others, for her own sake and Punky's? This story captures the joy and sorrow that come when we open our hearts to love.
Thirteen-year-old Delrita, whose unhappy life has caused her to hide from the world, loves her uncle Punky but sometimes feels ashamed of his behavior because he has Down's syndrome.
Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one willnotice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a child's mind. Delrita loves him dearly and can't stand people making fun of his Down's syndrome. But when tragedy strikes, Delrita's quiet life--and Punky's--are disrupted forever. Can she finally learn to trust others, for her own sake and Punky's? This story captures the joy and sorrow that come when we open our hearts to love. .
A Man without Words vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language.
A book for those suffering from Post Polio Syndrome in all environments including social and vocational. The history of Polio and references for local Polio groups in the United States are included.
'This is a most worthwhile book which contributes significantly to the general body of knowledge on managing pupils with special education needs. I found it interesting and informative. Schools cannot but benefit from the book's scope, and from insights into the many and varied aspects on SEN provision' - REACH `A particular strength of the book is the way in which individual chapters provided "self-contained" material which lends itself for use in school-based staff development activities. The book includes a lot of information that SENCOs, inclusion managers and members of school leadership teams should find useful' - SENCO Update `The strongest point about this book is that it gives a good overview of the history of special educational needs policy in this country, including recent development on inclusion' - TES Extra Special Needs 'It is a very practical account and should be a handbook for any newly appointed SENCO... [while] for experienced SENCOs and organisations where inclusion is not an issue, this book is a reminder of good practice' - Special Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book shows schools how to effectively implement and manage an inclusive school environment. Drawing from their experience in a range of schools, the authors highlight the problems encountered by professionals in both primary and secondary school settings and offer practical solutions and advice. The book offers guidance on: the role of the SENCO as a teacher and manager; government policy and legislation; self-evaluation, good practice and monitoring; how to relate SEN to school targets and development plans. Primary and secondary school teachers, headteachers, student teachers, SENCOs, LEA Advisers and professionals involved in the management of Special Educational Needs in schools will find the practical support offered in this book invaluable.
This book focuses on the management of Assistive Technology in higher education. It written for a target audience of Disability Service Coordinators in college settings.
Based on Geoff Colvin's bestselling book, Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom, this practitioner-friendly guide provides special and general education teachers of autistic students with a six-phase positive behavior support model that includes interventions for each phase. Outlining practical steps for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with autism spectrum disorder, you'll find: An overview of ASD Examples of meltdown behavior Common triggers Addressing sensory issues Establishing expectations and rules Collaborating with parents And much moreTeachers will find experienced guidance for providing a supportive environment in which students with ASD can succeed.
From the Book jacket: The harvest is in, and the Indian summer air is crisp and clear. As a reward for hard work, Papa and Mama are giving each of their children a whole day free from chores to spend any way they want. This perfect day is Mandy Sue's very own to spend with her best friend: her horse Ben. Together they drink in the sounds, tastes, smells, and feel of autumn as they trot through the cool woods and gallop across the plain. And when they get home, there's a mouth-watering treat-Mama's freshly baked donuts. Mandy Sue Day, with Roberta Karim's sprightly, poetic language, complemented by Karen Ritz's vivid illustrations, tells of a blind girl's love for her horse and the exuberance and closeness that only two can share. When Roberta Karim was six, she won a pony. On carefree afternoons she brushed, rode, and napped on her pony (and later her horse). On not-so-carefree Saturdays she cleaned out the stable. Recalling that time, Ms. Karim realized that her memories were based not just on seeing, but on the sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of a day spent with her horse. From that idea came the inspiration for Mandy Sue Day. Roberta Karim earned her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and her M.A. from Purdue University. She lives in Bay Village, Ohio, with her husband and two young sons. Karen Ritz earned a degree in children's literature and illustration from the University of Minnesota. She has illustrated over twenty children's books, including Earthquake in the Third Grade by Laurie Myers. Ms. Ritz lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Teacher manual for braille instruction.
Teacher manual for braille instruction.
Teacher manual for braille instruction.
Teacher manuals for braille instruction.
The autobiography of Henry Viscardi, a man who grew up in the 1930s with physically disabled legs and a short stature. Through hard work and determination, Henry obtains educational, job, and personal success. Fitted with prostetic legs at age 25, Henry goes on to heading an organization to help people with disabilities obtain jobs.
I am not a fan of science fiction, but I have to admit that this is a clever, creative and well-crafted novel. My favorite review: What if James Dean were a twin-tailed manta ray swimming in Jupiter's atmosphere? Bestselling Star Wars novelist Zahn (Angelmass) gives us a tale of teen coming-of-age angst set in the herd society of the Qanska, intelligent herbivores who inhabit the equatorial band of the gas giant. Suspecting them to be non-native life, Earth's corporate masters, the Five Hundred, send in a spy to find their hidden star drive. Facing their own disaster, the Qanska agree, hoping to gain a human perspective on the impending exhaustion of their ecology. What neither side can count on is how the person injected into the Qanskan world will react. Matt Raimey, a 22-year-old paralyzed by a skiing accident, agrees to have his brain transplanted into a Qanska fetus. Given a second chance to be mobile, he also unexpectedly gets another chance to mature. Zahn concentrates more on the psychological processes at work than on the technological. Solutions to problems arise from better emotional and intellectual integrity, not simply larger databases. While the author doesn't get as deep into his characters as they do into Jupiter's depths, his portrayal of Matt/Manta is direct and involving. Qanskan life, looking much like marine reef life on Earth, is intriguingly portrayed, even if the biology of the Qanskan problem is suspect. YA readers looking for more than the usual SF action-adventure should be well pleased. (Publisher's Weekly)
Written with both new and experienced practitioners in mind and packed with practical advice, suggestions, case studies and useful photocopiable materials, this new edition of a much-loved book will help all SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) succeed in what is often a very demanding role. Providing plenty of help with planning and time-management, this book contains everything you need to know about your role, information on the current government policies such as Every Child Matters (ECM) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meeting the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) standards for supporting children with additional needs. New to this second edition are: - a CD-ROM containing photocopiable materials - PowerPoint presentations for delivery of in-service training - advice on inter-agency working and inter-professional practice - more guidance on working in partnership with parents - guidance on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for all children - case studies including several in the Birth to 3 age range A must-have for new and busy SENCOs working in reception classes, nursery schools, playgroups or any other early years setting working with the Birth to 7 age range, this book is also useful for those studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
The author's data on the test called "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test for the Blind" as a part of a research project has been revised in this manual under the name of "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test."
This summer, Arturo Sandoval declares, his son Marcelo will learn about the real world. He will work in the mail room of Arturo's law firm. He will interact with everyone in the office. He will be normal, as Arturo has always said he is, and not have a highly functioning form of Asperger's Syndrome, as Marcelo knows he does. And Marcelo, reluctantly, must agree to his father's terms. He soon learns reality isn't easy. Wendell, the son of Arturo's partner, offers friendship to further his own ends. The law firm hides an injustice that will transform Marcelo's world. But through it all, there is Jasmine, his beautiful and tenacious coworker, his true friend -- ...and perhaps more. <P><P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruptionby Edward M. Hallowell Sue George Hallowell Melissa Orlov
Bestselling author and attention deficit expert, Dr. Hallowell teams up with his couples' therapist wife to explain the subtle yet deadly toll a hectic lifestyle takes on intimate relationships. The author offers strategies for restoring connection and communication.
Married with Special-Needs Children is the first book for parents to examine the stress that is often placed upon a marriage when a couple has a child with a disability. Many parents worry that even strong marriages can buckle--and some may break--under the intense demands of raising a child with special needs. In this practical, supportive guide, the authors draw on their combined professional experience in marital counseling and parent training, and feedback from hundreds of parents of children with disabilities who share their solutions and secrets for a healthy relationship.
`This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger's Syndrome than many a weighty tome on the subject. It offers a view from the inside, but it is not yet another autobiography. Admirably and refreshingly, the author has refrained from giving an account solely based on her own experiences. Instead she sets out observations from 25 different suffers, giving often astonishing and sometimes harrowing glimpses of what actually happens to a child with Asperger's Syndrome in the classroom, in the playground, in the lunch queue and at home' - The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry This award-winning book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Aspergers Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. This book holds insights that take us beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autistic spectrum disorder. It challenges the way we might handle obsessional behaviour. It invites us to celebrate the pure passion of the intellect, which such obsessions can represent, and to recognise the delight which can be experienced by children who love to collect. It reminds us that many of the autistic mannerisms we might try to suppress actually help the child to think. This revised edition includes an additional introduction and extensive summary of research in the field of Asperger's Syndrome, both by Tony Attwood.
(back of book)ages 8-12 MARY INGALLS lost her sight after a devastating bout of scarlet fever. Now Mary has the opportunity to attend the Iowa College for the Blind, where she will get a fresh start with her education and can learn the skills she needs for an independent future as well. It seems like a dream come true. But it also means leaving her cherished family behind in Dakota Territory, including her sister Laura. Laura's feisty personality has always complemented Mary's quiet nature, and ever since Mary lost her sight Laura has served as Mary's "eyes" to the world. Now that she's on her own, Mary must learn to get along without her beloved sister, and in the process realizes that she may have a bit of Laura's spunk in her after all. For the first time, readers will get a glimpse into the life of Mary Ingalls and will discover a whole new side of this Little House sister they've gotten to know through Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Little House books.
Embarrassed about her stuttering, a 2nd grader almost misses a chance to have lunch with her favorite author.
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