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Aligning IEPs to Academic Standards: For Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

by Diane M. Browder Ginevra Courtade

With increased emphasis on students meeting state academic standards, instructors of students with moderate and severe disabilities have wondered about their role. Will they continue to integrate their students in the regular classroom and in the general curriculum? Or will their participation in alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards leave them stranded in self-contained classrooms once again? According to authors Ginevra Courtade-Little and Diane Browder, the answer lies in aligning students' IEPs to state standards consistent with students' grade and ability levels. By following this book, your students with significant disabilities can participate in parallel activities directly related to the general curriculum. For example, when meeting a math state standard in measurement, have the student match coins to a linear jig to purchase an item. It's really quite simple: You write IEP goals on standard-based content areas that are appropriate for a student's grade level and ability. This valuable and unique book does just that: Shows you how to construct student IEPs with goals aligned to each state's academic content standards for each student's assigned grade and ability level.

Aliens and UFOs: 21 Famous UFO Sightings (Critical Reading Series)

by Henry Billings Melissa Billings John F. Warner Margaret B. Warner

Motivate students with our best-selling series of high-interest selections. This best-selling series motivates students with high-interest selections at a higher readability level. Emphasis is on reading nonfiction. Critical thinking questions prepare students for state and national tests. Critical Reading, a perennial favorite for middle school and high school students of all ability levels, fascinates with astounding and intriguing stories of real-life adventure. Comprehension questions reinforce literal understanding, while critical thinking questions encourage students to consider the author's purpose, make inferences, identify cause and effect, and make predictions. The entire series is designed to reinforce state reading standards. The selections in the Critical Reading series are at the highest level of readability in our triple-threat offering which also includes The Real Deal and The Wild Side. Reading Level 6-8, Interest Level 6-12.

Alexandra Hopewell, Labor Coach

by Dori Hillestad Butler

After breaking her third egg in her fifth grade class's Family Life Unit, Mrs. Ryder won't trust Alexandra with an egg, so Alex must write a report about child development. That's when Alex announces that she is going to be her mom's labor coach. But she hasn't told her mom yet.

Alexander Graham Bell, Teacher of the Deaf

by Juna Loch

Alexander Graham Bell, Teacher of the Deaf by Juna Loch

Alex: The Life of a Child

by Frank Deford

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.

Alandra's Lilacs: The Story of a Mother and Her Deaf Daughter

by Tressa Bowers

When, in 1968, 19-year-old Tressa Bowers took her baby daughter to an expert on deaf children, he pronounced that Alandra was "stone deaf," she most likely would never be able to talk, and she probably would not get much of an education because of her communication limitations. Tressa refused to accept this stark assessment of Alandra's prospects. Instead, she began the arduous process of starting her daughter's education. Economic need forced Tressa to move several times, and as a result, she and Alandra experienced a variety of learning environments: a pure oralist approach, which discouraged signing; Total Communication, in which the teachers spoke and signed simultaneously; a residential school for deaf children, where Signed English was employed; and a mainstream public school that relied upon interpreters. Changes at home added more demands, from Tressa's divorce to her remarriage, her long work hours, and the ongoing challenge of complete communication within their family. Through it all, Tressa and Alandra never lost sight of their love for each other, and their affection rippled through the entire family. Today, Tressa can triumphantly point to her confident, educated daughter and also speak with pride of her wonderful relationship with her deaf grandchildren. Alandra's Lilacs is a marvelous story about the resiliency and achievements of determined, loving people no matter what their circumstances might be.

Ain't No Makin' It

by Macleod

Author Jay MacLeod OCOs classic ethnographyOCoa defining work on the cycle of social reproduction and inequality as lived through the young men from the Clarendon Heights housing projectOConow includes a third section that continues the lives of the original Brothers and Hallway Hangers through new interviews and analysis.

Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income Neighborhood

by Jay Macleod

This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next.

Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism and Child Psychopathology Series)

by Jennifer B. Ganz

Just as autism is a continuum of disorders, it is associated with a broad range of neurodevelopmental, social, and communication deficits. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has a major impact on their daily lives, often reducing the occurrence of challenging behaviors. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a practical guide to the field, offering readers a solid grounding in ASD, related complex communication needs (CCN), and AAC, especially visual and computer-based technologies. Widely used interventions and tools in AAC are reviewed--not just how they work, but why they work--to aid practitioners in choosing those most suited to individual clients or students. Issues in evaluation for aided AAC and debates concerning its usability round out the coverage. Readers come away with a deeper understanding of the centrality of communication for clients with ASD and the many possibilities for intervention Key areas of coverage include: AAC and assessment of people with ASD and CCN. Interdisciplinary issues and collaboration in assessment and treatment. AAC intervention mediated by natural communication partners. Functional communication training with AAC. The controversy surrounding facilitated communication. Sign language versus AAC. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in such fields as child and school psychology, speech pathology, language education, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and educational technology.

Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World

by Matt Roloff Tracy Sumner

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.

Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust

by Joshua Hirsch

The appearance of Alain Resnais' 1955 French documentaryNight and Fogheralded the beginning of a new form of cinema, one that used the narrative techniques of modernism to provoke a new historical consciousness. Afterimagepresents a theory of posttraumatic film based on the encounter between cinema and the Holocaust. Locating its origin in the vivid shock of wartime footage,Afterimagefocuses on a group of crucial documentary and fiction films that were pivotal to the spread of this cinematic form across different nations and genres. Joshua Hirsch explores the changes in documentary brought about by cinema verite, culminating in Shoah. He then turns to the appearance of a fictional posttraumatic cinema, tracing its development through the vivid flashbacks in Resnais'Hiroshima, mon amourto the portrayal of pain and memory inThe Pawnbroker. He excavates a posttraumatic autobiography in three early films by the Hungarian IstvÁn SzabÓ. Finally, Hirsch examines the effects of postmodernism on posttraumatic cinema, looking atSchindler's Listand a work about a different form of historical trauma,History and Memory, a videotape dealing with the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. Sweeping in its scope,Afterimagepresents a new way of thinking about film and history, trauma and its representation. Author note: Joshua Hirschis visiting lecturer in Film and Electronic Arts at the California State University, Long Beach.

After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed

by Zoë H. Wool

In After War Zoë H. Wool explores how the American soldiers most severely injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle to build some kind of ordinary life while recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from grievous injuries like lost limbs and traumatic brain injury. Between 2007 and 2008, Wool spent time with many of these mostly male soldiers and their families and loved ones in an effort to understand what it's like to be blown up and then pulled toward an ideal and ordinary civilian life in a place where the possibilities of such a life are called into question. Contextualizing these soldiers within a broader political and moral framework, Wool considers the soldier body as a historically, politically, and morally laden national icon of normative masculinity. She shows how injury, disability, and the reality of soldiers' experiences and lives unsettle this icon and disrupt the all-too-common narrative of the heroic wounded veteran as the embodiment of patriotic self-sacrifice. For these soldiers, the uncanny ordinariness of seemingly extraordinary everyday circumstances and practices at Walter Reed create a reality that will never be normal.

After This... An Inspirational Journey for All the Wrong Reasons

by Marcus Engel

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

After the Worst Thing Happens

by Audrey Vernick

Left reeling after her thoughtless mistake causes a terrible accident, 12-year-old Army Morand channels her grief to help someone in need.Army Morand feels like her life has been blown to bits when the worst thing imaginable happens--her beloved dog dies. It was an accident, but it was also Army's fault. She can't seem to stop hiding from everything and everybody including her best friend JennaLouise. But then Army sees Madison, the little girl who moved in across the way, climbing a tree and walking down the street unsupervised. Her family is not neglectful, just overwhelmed. Army finds herself overcome with the need to help Madison's family to make sure another worst thing doesn't happen--which becomes even more challenging when a big storm threatens her town.After the Worst Thing Happens is a bittersweet story about a girl surprised by the force of a growing need inside her to reach out and lend a hand while trying to escape the swirling sadness of her own sudden loss. In the end, it is about finding love and hope and friendship in very surprising places.

After the Madness: A Judge's Own Prison Memoir

by Sol Wachtler

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.

After Emma

by Sheila Hocken

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.

African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860 (Studies in African American History and Culture #39)

by Dea H. Boster

Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary record, analyzing how concepts of race, disability, and power converged in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. Slaves with physical and mental impairments often faced unique limitations and conditions in their diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation as property. Slaves with disabilities proved a significant challenge to white authority figures, torn between the desire to categorize them as different or defective and the practical need to incorporate their "disorderly" bodies into daily life. Being physically "unfit" could sometimes allow slaves to escape the limitations of bondage and oppression, and establish a measure of self-control. Furthermore, ideas about and reactions to disability—appearing as social construction, legal definition, medical phenomenon, metaphor, or masquerade—highlighted deep struggles over bodies in bondage in antebellum America.

Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation

by Ato Quayson

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 considers 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.

Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs

by Joan D. Lewis

Supporters of gifted education need to develop the skills of advocacy in order to help build strong, lasting, effective programs. Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs describes a wide variety of successful strategies that can be used to advocate for gifted students at all levels.

Adventures with Buster: The Adventures Begin with a Guide Dog Named Buster

by London Lake Pickett

"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.

The Adventures of Beanboy

by Lisa Harkrader

Never underestimate the power of the bean. <P><P>Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he's been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family--all he has to do is create the winning superhero sidekick . . . <P><P>Introducing "Beanboy"--the first comic book character to truly harness the power of the bean for good. He is strong, he is relentless, he can double in size overnight (if given enough water). <P> With thoughtful characterizations and copious comic book illustrations, this laughout-loud novel will have readers rooting for a superhero with true heart.

The Adventures of Abby Diamond: Out of Sight

by Kristie Smith-Armand

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 of a Deaf-Mute and Other Short Pieces

by Kristen C. Harmon William B. Swett

In Adventures of a Deaf-Mute, Deaf New Englander William B. Swett recounts his adventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the late 1860s. Given to us in short, energetic episodes, Swett tells daring stories of narrow escapes from death and other perilous experiences during his time as a handyman and guide at the Profile House, a hotel named for the nearby Old Man of the Mountain rock formation. A popular destination, the hotel attracted myriad guests, and Swett’s tales of rugged endurance are accompanied by keen observations of the people he meets. Confident in his identity as a Deaf “mute,” he notes with wry humor the varied perceptions of deafness that he encounters. As a signing Deaf person from a prominent multigenerational Deaf family, he counters negative stereotypes with generosity and a smart wit. He takes pride in his physical abilities, which he showcases through various stunts and arduous treks in the wilderness. However, Swett’s writing also reveals a deep awareness of the fragility and precariousness of life. This is a portrait of a man testing his physical and emotional limits, written from the vantage point of someone who is no longer a young man but is still very much in the prime of his life. This collection also includes “Mr. Swett and His Diorama,” an article from 1859 in which Swett describes his miniature recreation of the Battle of Lexington, as well as Manual Alphabets, a pamphlet published in 1875 on the history of manual alphabets that includes short biographies of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc, two pioneers of Deaf education in the United States. The work is accompanied by a new introduction that offers a reflection on Swett’s life and the time in which he lived.

Adventures In Fast Forward: Life, Love and Work for the Add Adult

by Kathleen G. Nadeau

Written in response to common questions posed by adults with ADD in the author's clinical practice - and for all adults with ADD, as well as those who care about them - this book is designed as a clear and practical guide for day-to-day life. The author's perspective is one of compassionate realism as she answers specific questions related to understanding and accommodating ADD whether making daily decisions or larger life choices.

Adventures In Darkness: The Summer of an Eleven-Year-Old Blind Boy

by Tom Sullivan

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.

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