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In "Teens Face to Face With Chronic Illness," teenagers with illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, AIDS, diabetes, epilepsy, and leukemia talk about what life is like for them now -- how their illnesses affect their relationships with parents, friends, and teachers.
Laura and Dan Courser are a less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with two young children and lots of plans. Until Dan, displaying the boyish bravado that made Laura fall in love with him, takes the tiller of a boat he can't handle and causes the accident that changes their lives forever. Suddenly there are no more ordinary days or nights, as two people wrestle with a marriage in which all the rules are changed, confronting the guilt and anger, fear and desire that can tear apart families and lives. some profanity; description of a rape dream; sexual language; some intentional mis-spellings in the book indicate educational and social level TENDER MERCIES In Tender Mercies, the New York Times bestselling author of Before and After creates another heartbreaking portrait of a family in crisis-a haunting, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and healing.
This story takes a very detailed look at what goes into the raising off a Guide Dog in the united Kingdom. There are photo captions and detailed descriptions. Readers will enjoy hearing about the adventures that Tess has, from running away, to eating all sorts of things, and digging up the flowers. A delightful book for all ages.
From the Book jacket: She's spent every day working with Sprocket, the adorable service dog she's raising-plus helping her mom, who's expecting twins. And with Becca, her best friend, gone all summer, Nicki's become close friends with Kris, one of the new girls at school. Now, as the first day of fifth grade approaches, Nicki is worried. Will Becca and Kris get along? And how much longer does Nicki have with Sprocket before he leaves for advanced training with the service-dog organization- and permanent placement with someone else? Look for these related books at bookstores everywhere. American Girl celebrates a girl's inner star-that little whisper inside , that encourages her to stand tall, reach high, and dream big. We take pride and care in helping girls become their very best today, so they'll grow up to be the women who make a difference tomorrow.
Theories of Illness establishes a new landmark in comparative studies. Utilizing concepts from modern medicine and anthropological theory, Professor Murdock distinguishes the natural causes of illness from theories of supernatural causation. He subdivides the latter into theories of illness that are related to aggression (witchcraft, sorcery, and spirit aggression) and those which are related to guilt and a sense of sin (taboo violation and mystical retribution). Obviously, these relate to man's most basic beliefs as revealed in early religions.
Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, Kisner & Colby's 6th Edition offers the most up-to-date exercise guidelines for individualizing interventions for those with movement disorders. Now with contributions from the leading experts in the field, it encompasses all of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy, including spinal surgery and spinal manipulation. This renowned manual remains the authoritative source for exercise instruction for the therapist and for patient self-management.
You and your dog can become a therapy dog team! Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine "therapist"? Then think about becoming a Therapy Dog Team and you will create the kind of magic that enriches lives. Therapy Dogs, Training Your Dog to Reach Others, 2nd Edition gives you all the information you need to select, socialize and train your dog for this work. What better creature than a dog to offer comfort, companionship and even entertainment to people in a wide variety of settings? Don't start an Animal Assisted Activity program at your facility without Therapy Dogs! You will have the latest information on how teams train, prevent problems, deal with liability issues as well as health and safety concerns. Therapy Dogs will help you understand what to look for in a program and in volunteers to assure success. "This revised edition of Therapy Dogs fills a niche in dog training literature by offering a basic lesson plan for therapy dog class, a great resource list and an annotated bibliography." Gently McMillen, Delta Pet Partner and Team Evaluator.
Even before the author lost her sight, she was interested in how things are never as we recall them.
Bobby Phillips is your average fifteen-year-old boy. That is, until he wakes up one morning and can't see himself in the mirror. Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for Bobby's new condition and even his dad the physicist can't figure it out. For Bobby, that means no school, no friends, no life. He's a missing person. Then he meets Alicia. She's blind, and Bobby can't resist talking to her, trusting her. But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is, and if he's even still alive. Bobby knows that his invisibility could have dangerous consequences for his family and that time is running out. He has to find out how to be seen again-before it's too late.
This is the third book in the series, and Bobby and Alicia are together again. There's an invisible man and Bobby and Alicia are in danger. Can they help William and avoid the police? Alicia may be blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see what's happening right in front of her eyes. Like how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby-now Robert-has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family-or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this time? If her normally sharp instincts are wrong, the results could be disastrous.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.
Contributors from biblical studies and from the nascent discipline of disability studies draw on recent articulations of critical disability theory to interrogate the use of disability as a conceptual category in biblical and other Near Eastern texts, and in scholarly interpretations of these texts. Among the perspectives they offer are: deformity and disability in Greece and Rome, the normate hermeneutic and interpretations of disability within the Yahwistic narratives, and disability and redemption in biblical literature.
In 1960 psychologist Milton Rokeach staged an unusual experiment to study questions of identity and delusional thinking. He brought together three chronic schizophrenic patients at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed himself to be Jesus Christ. For over a year the research team and the three patients met daily. This book is an account of what occurred in and outside these meetings as the three Christs struggled to adjust their concept of themselves against the fact that others claimed the same identity. Although some of the researchers' methods seem questionable by today's standards, this is a fascinating look at how beliefs are formed and sustained, and a poignant portrayal of three deeply troubled human beings.
"Three generations of imbeciles are enough." Few lines from Supreme Court opinions are as memorable as this declaration by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. in the landmark 1927 case Buck v. Bell. The ruling allowed states to forcibly sterilize residents in order to prevent "feebleminded and socially inadequate" people from having children. It is the only time the Supreme Court endorsed surgery as a tool of government policy. Paul Lombardo's startling narrative exposes the Buck case's fraudulent roots. In 1924 Carrie Buck -- involuntarily institutionalized by the State of Virginia after she was raped and impregnated -- challenged the state's plan to sterilize her. Having already judged her mother and daughter mentally deficient, Virginia wanted to make Buck the first person sterilized under a new law designed to prevent hereditarily "defective" people from reproducing. Lombardo's more than twenty-five years of research and his own interview with Buck before she died demonstrate conclusively that she was destined to lose the case before it had even begun. Neither Carrie Buck nor her mother and daughter were the "imbeciles" condemned in the Holmes opinion. Her lawyer -- a founder of the institution where she was held -- never challenged Virginia's arguments and called no witnesses on Buck's behalf. And judges who heard her case, from state courts up to the U.S. Supreme Court, sympathized with the eugenics movement. Virginia had Carrie Buck sterilized shortly after the 1927 decision. Though Buck set the stage for more than sixty thousand involuntary sterilizations in the United States and was cited at the Nuremberg trials in defense of Nazi sterilization experiments, it has never been overturned. Three Generations, No Imbeciles tracks the notorious case through its history, revealing that it remains a potent symbol of government control of reproduction and a troubling precedent for the human genome era.
What would you do if you were seventeen years old and broke your neck? It's tough enough to stand on the verge of adulthood without the extra burden of not being able to stand at all. Steve Fiffer had his whole life ahead of him in December 1967 when he fractured his fifth cervical vertebra in a wrestling accident at school, shattering his dreams. The diagnosis was quadriplegia, and his parents were told that he would never walk again. Steve, however, was not content to accept such a fate. He had always been taught that he was a leader, not a follower, and he was not going to take this news lying down. Within five months he was out of the hospital, within seven he was on crutches, and within nine he was beginning his freshman year at Yale University. And most remarkable of all, he never lost his wisecracking sense of humor or his hunger for all that life has to offer. Three Quarters, Two Dimes, and a Nickel is Steve Fiffer's story of his coming of age, and of how he created a normal life for himself despite his injury. Steve refused to be consumed or defined by his physical condition; he may not be a dollar bill, he explains, but he's still "three quarters, two dimes, and a nickel." His battle to come back from his injury casts into sharp relief the drama of becoming an adult and wrestling with issues of identity, relationships, and ambition. We join him around the dinner table as he rebuilds his once-distant relationship with his father and gains a new appreciation of their bond; we agonize with him as he tries to find true love (or at least lose his virginity) despite his self-consciousness about his physical awkwardness, and we join him at the Lawson YMCA in downtown Chicago, where he rebuilds his body under the watchful eye of the manic physical-fitness coach Dick Woit, a retired football star who puts Steve through a sort of boot camp to raise his sights even higher and propel him off his crutches for good. Part guru, part drill instructor, Woit helps Steve to develop the mental toughness to put the injury behind him and to embrace adulthood and all its responsibilities. By turns poignant, darkly comic, and ultimately triumphant, Three Quarters, Two Dimes, and a Nickel is an affirmation of how the ordinary joys of life can win out even in extraordinary circumstances.
At age 38, a childhood accident came back to haunt Tom Pey and took his sight. Follow his struggle with depression, job loss and alcoholism. Follow his success as he finds a deeper meaning in life.
Young John spends the day trying to "see" the world through his blind grandfather's eyes.
From the book jacket: "This admirable little puppy helps us to see past our busy daily lives and to focus on what's enduring and important. guiding eyes for the blind enthusiastically recommends this work..." RICHARD ABBOTT, VICE PRESIDENT Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc. This delightful book is not completely accessible to those with print disabilities with the aid of picture descriptions.
The author, who describes herself as a person with autism, describes this condition as rare and beautiful. She offers suggestions to parents, teachers, and caregivers, encouraging them to respect the autistic person's uniqueness and wholeness. She urges that autistic people should be accepted for who they are, and that efforts to change them and rid them of autism are futile and painful for everyone concerned.
Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed. The next ten years contained motes of both great anguish and sweet victory as he adjusted to being totally deaf-blind. With perseverance, the support of family and friends, and the counsel of such leaders as Helen Keller and other workers for the deaf and blind, Kenny became the third deaf-blind person in history to earn a college degree. He married, became a father, traveled and wrote.
A blind man and his guide dog show the power of trust and courage in the midst of devastating terror. It was 12:30 a. m. on 9/11 and Roselle whimpered at Michael's bedside. A thunderstorm was headed east, and she could sense the distant rumbles while her owners slept. As a trained guide dog, when she was "on the clock" nothing could faze her. But that morning, without her harness, she was free to be scared, and she nudged Michael's hand with her wet nose as it draped over the bedside toward the floor. She needed him to wake up. With a busy day of meetings and an important presentation ahead, Michael slumped out of bed, headed to his home office, and started chipping away at his daunting workload. Roselle, shivering, took her normal spot at his feet and rode out the storm while he typed. By all indications it was going to be a normal day. A busy day, but normal nonetheless. Until they went into the office. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs. When the first plane struck Tower One, an enormous boom, frightening sounds, and muffled voices swept through Michael's office while shards of glass and burning scraps of paper fell outside the windows. But in this harrowing story of trust and courage, discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.
The story of a mother coming to terms with her daughter's autism and her husbands's manic-depression
This simple manual gives some helpful suggestions for people who want to teach art to children who are blind or visually impaired. It also gives some suggestions on projects that the students can do. It is not intended as the "all around authority" on the topic but serves as a spring board into other projects and ideas. Topics and projects include, fake fossils, aluminum repousse, papier mache bowls, wire sculptures, and raised line drawings. Good book for anyone interested in ways to adapt lessons in art for learners with special needs. Also includes art projects which relate to science.
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