- Table View
- List View
Intended to be used as a handbook, this volume provides teachers of all grades and programs with ways of designing and delivering instruction that responds to the needs of diverse students, including those with disabilities, different learning styles, scheduling difficulties, and of ethnic and racial minority cultures. Bowe (special education, Hofstra U. ) outlines seven educational principles basic to the concept of universal design and addresses web site accessibility.
A warmly written history by a man who loved his subject and his work with Hadley. "And so as we reach the end of our story, we find ourselves dreaming--as William Allen Hadley once dreamed--of life made more abundant through knowledge, and of hope made reality through perseverance. How strangely life can exceed the boldest dream! Could William Hadley possibly have conceived that his University of Courage would one day reach out to blind persons all over the earth in a true universality of courage, within a world of work in which all may share? Can we today set limits on horizons that only continue to expand?
David's father, a world-class mathematician, cannot understand David's learning problem and punishes him for being "lazy". Like thousands of other children with learning problems, David is made to feel foolish and inadequate. Then he enrolls in a Jewish Day School and his life is changed.
Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal---on the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different. Ella Reynolds is part of the 'in' crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him... the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discovery---she and Holden were best friends as children. Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school, including her boyfriend, Jake. Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden's praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden? This time, friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
The nine essays in this collection break the 20th century into three periods - early, middle, and late. They cover the themes of stereotypes, role models, and inclusion and segregation, tracing their evolution across nearly a hundred years. Among the essays are "Modeling Illness in the Early 20th Century" by Helen A. Aveling; "A Choice of Virtues," by Deborah Kent; and "My Sibling the Other," by Rebecca R. Butler.
The book ia a definitive history of the societal forces affecting blind people in the United States and the professions that evolved to provide services to people who are visually impaired.
"We aren't just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers. Whatever you want to call it. We weren't made for each other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other needed. " A highly decorated captain in the U. S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Haunted by the war and in constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; ultimately, he cut himself off from those he loved. Alienated and alone, unable to sleep or bend over without pain, he began to wonder if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, blessing many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how together they healed each other's souls.
"We aren't just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers. Whatever you want to call it. We weren't made for each other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other needed." A highly decorated captain in the U. S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Haunted by the war and in constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; ultimately, he cut himself off from those he loved. Alienated and alone, unable to sleep or bend over without pain, he began to wonder if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, blessing many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how together they healed each other's souls.
Describes how to develop a ministry for the mentally retarded. Includes teaching strategies, discipline information, and other useful information.
The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autismby Temple Grandin Sean Barron
Born with autism, Sean Barron and Temple Grandin now famously live successful social lives. But their paths were very different. Temple's logical mind controlled her social behavior. She interacted with many adults and other children, experiencing varied social situations. Logic informed her decision to obey social rules and avoid unpleasant consequences. Sean's emotions controlled his social behavior. Baffled by social rules, isolated and friendless, he made up his own, and applied them to others. When they inevitably broke his rules, he felt worthless and unloved. Both Temple and Sean ultimately came to terms with the social world and found their places in it. Whether you are a person with autism, a caregiver in the autism community, or just someone interested in an "outsider" view of society, their powerful stories will enthrall and enlighten you.
Meet tall, beautiful Jami Goldman: world-class athlete, Adidas spokesperson, motivational speaker -- and double amputee. More than a decade ago, a wrong turn on a back road during a blizzard resulted in a terrifying fight for her life. Now for the first time, Jami recounts her gripping story of being trapped in the snow for eleven endless days, the grievous loss of her legs, and the fortitude it has taken to not only walk again but run like the wind -- all the way to freedom. On December 23, 1987, nineteen-year-old Jami Goldman and her friend Lisa Barzano headed home from a ski trip in Purgatory, Colorado, never imagining they would end up in a freezing hell on a back road that the state of Arizona had closed without checking for travelers in distress. The girls' car battery died during that first long night, stranding them in below-zero temperatures. With only a cinnamon roll and a six-pack of frozen Diet Pepsi, the next ten days became an exercise in survival, testing their faith and courage even after they were rescued -- when Jami's legs and feet were deemed beyond saving. Wise, forthright, and astonishing, Up and Running follows Jami's global journey from loss to recovery. Her story, which often reads like a compelling mystery, features her supportive family and friends, a devastating court case, her passionate relationship with the man she married, and finally, her triumph over inconceivably fearful obstacles. In the end, Up and Running shows us all how to use adversity as a stepping-stone -- leading us to heights we previously considered out of reach and beyond our wildest dreams.
Describes what Usher's syndrome is, how it impacts a person's life, and ways to cope with this dual disability.
Set during and after the First World War, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT is the tale of a young woman's search for her fiance who she believes might still be alive despite having officially been reported as "killed in the line of duty." Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undeterred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wounded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops. A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT is a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War.
Durflinger (history, the University of Ottawa, Canada) chronicles advocacy by Canadian servicemen blinded in war, highlighting their efforts to help Canadian veterans and all blind citizens. The book begins with the establishment of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in 1918 by 200 Canadian servicemen blinded in WWI, then continues with the formation of the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, which advocated for government benefits, job retraining, and other social programs. Key figures are profiled, and issues such as physical and psychological rehabilitation are discussed. The book is based on archival material from both organizations.
Raised on a military base in England, Vickie a beautiful fawn and black boxer has the life of a dog. But when her master doesn't come home from the Pacific, she is sent to the U.S. to be trained as a show dog. After winning several ribbons, she is sent to become a circus dog. But none of these jobs truly fit her personality. Then one day she is picked and trained to be a guide dog and she finds her true calling.
This beautifully-illustrated storybook introduces children to the true story of Walter, a guide dog who assists Pastor Diane through her day at the church. Walter helps Pastor Diane minister to others as they visit the sick at the hospital and attend church meetings and potluck suppers. Walter is her faithful companion as Pastor Diane conducts Bible studies and leads worship. Walter loves his view from under the pew, where he can listen to the choir sing and see the faces of families who have come to church to worship God together.
Oliver Sacks' empathetic understanding and compelling storytelling ability have turned his accounts of his patients and his own life into literature, as evidenced in "Uncle Tungsten," "Stinks and Bangs," and "Cannery Row" from Uncle Tungsten; the Foreword and "Rose R." from Awakenings; "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; and excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind.
Vision and Aging: Crossroads for Service Delivery focuses on the impact of visual impairment on older persons and their families. It also discusses the extent of that impact when services in the aging and blindness fields theoretically designed to enable older visually impaired persons to function independently are not available or accessible.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Select your download format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. For more details, visit the Formats page under the Getting Started tab.See and hear words read aloud
- DAISY Text - See words on the screen and hear words being read aloud with the text-to-speech voice installed on your reading tool. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Can also be used in audio-only mode. Compatible with many reading tools, including Bookshare’s free reading tools.
- DAISY Text with Images - Similar to DAISY Text with the addition of images within the Text. Your reading tool must support images.
- Read Now with Bookshare Web Reader - Read and see images directly from your Internet browser without downloading! Text-to-speech voicing and word highlighting are available on Google Chrome (extension installation required). Other browsers can be used with limited features. Learn more
- DAISY Audio - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Must be used with a DAISY Audio compatible reading tool.
- MP3 - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate using tracks. Can be used with any MP3 player.
- BRF (Braille Ready Format) - Read with any BRF compatible refreshable braille display; navigate using the search or find feature.
- DAISY Text - Read with any DAISY 3.0 compatible refreshable braille display, navigate by page, chapter, section, and more.
- Embossed Braille - Use Bookshare’s DAISY Text or BRF formats to generate embossed braille.