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Inky: The Seeing Eye Dog

by Elizabeth P. Heppner

More than anything in the world, Jonathan wants a dog. Then he finds a frisky puppy in the woods. But Inky already has an owner--the Seeing Eye. Jonathan is crushed until the man who has come for Inky asks, "Jonathan, how would you like to take care of Inky for the next twelve months?"

The Rehabilitation of Speech

by Robert Westbrook Merle Ansberry Anna Carr

A textbook of diagnostic and corrective procedures based upon a critical study of speech disorders.

Reservations for Death (Duncan Maclain Mystery #9)

by Baynard Kendrick

When Belden Clark, a major metal and dye exporter goes down in a plane, his daughter contacts his old Army buddy, Captain Duncan MacLain, to help her get to the bottom of the mystery of what happened. But the plot thickens, when the FBI is called in and several more people end up dead. Is Captain Duncan on the list next? Will this be the end for the blind detective? Or can he with the help of Cappo his chauffeur, and his two German Shepherd dogs, Driest, his police dog, and Schnuck his Seeing Eye Dog, triumph in the end?

Clear and Present Danger (Duncan Maclain Mystery #10)

by Baynard Kendrick

From the book jacket: Baynard Kendrick has returned to the Crime Club, bringing his famous and amazing blind detective with him-which is a promise that more stories of this favorite sleuth are coming. Absorbed in a chess game, Captain Duncan Maclain was unaware he was being watched by a thickset foreigner--which was a strange state of affairs, for Duncan's acute sensitivity usually compensated for his blindness. In any event, Duncan could not have known of the machinations that were suddenly to involve him in a plot as explosive as uranium and as exciting as a ticking geiger counter. That knowledge only came as he sat in a hospital ... and a man's breathing was silenced in a manner that put Duncan in a clear and present danger.

Counseling the Emotionally Disturbed

by C. H. Patterson

Mental disturbance is frighteningly prevalent in our contemporary society. The number of those mentally disturbed who are or have been hospitalized should seriously concern every citizen in our country-especially all those working in such fields as medicine, education, psychology, social work, the courts, and the church. The devastating disease of mental disturbance strikes all ages and all levels of ability. To the untutored observer this malady seems to come without warning, although to the skilled in this field there are clearly identifiable danger signs that appear long before the popularly termed "nervous breakdown." Fortunately, there is widespread and telling evidence of the recognition of this situation in many directions. The necessity for effective counseling services for both young and old as a possible preventative against disastrous crack-ups is being considered and provided for by a wide array of institutions. Just as is true of any disease, mental disturbance demands treatment by personnel who are well grounded indeed in the nature and treatment of diseases of the mind. However, also just as is true of any disease, the highly skilled specialist must be bulwarked by many specialists in related activities. For example, in the same fashion as teachers, nurses, and medical technicians have been taught to become alerted to the possible presence of such common ailments as measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever, and so forth, it seems clear that a similarly wide range of workers must learn to recognize the presence or prospect of mental disturbance. And just as nurses and medical technicians do the bidding of and gather data for the surgeon, so must the specialist direct and be aided by the effort of others. To the knowledge of the writer, this volume is a pioneer effort. He is not familiar with any work outside the literature especially prepared for psychiatric training that deals with the counseling of the mentally disturbed. This treatise is a combination of theory, research, and common sense, which the author has gleaned from a wide sampling of the work of others and to which he, himself, has made no small contribution.

A Psychiatrist Works with Blindness

by Louis S. Cholden

Each patient will react to blindness in a manner characteristic for his personality. He will react to it as an emergency situation which will have most serious consequences for his future life plans. Besides the emergency aspect of the loss of vision, blindness in itself holds a number of special and deep meanings to the patient which must be considered in attempting to understand its effects. These meanings may be discussed from the psychologic, social and vocational points of view. But, because the patient will react to the problem of blindness in a way which is peculiar to him, one might predict within certain limits what the patient's reactions will be, providing we understand his personality structure.

A Brief History of Dog Guides for the Blind

by Nelson Coon

This small book originally an article written by the reference librarian at the Blindiana Library at Perkins School for the Blind highlights the varied and long history of dog guides for blind people. From Pompae, to Japan, from the 15th centure to biblical times the author depicts and writes about dogs guiding blind people. Illustrated with descriptive paintings and texts from various books, this book is a treasure for anyone who loves dogs, and or history.

But With the Dawn, Rejoicing

by Mary Ellen Kelly

In the 1930's, little could be done for people who had rheumatoid arthritis, and many of them became completely bedridden! Mary Ellen is one of those people. With humor and compassion, yet without hiding her frustrations and disappointments, Mary Ellen Kelly writes of her adjustment to disability, her faith journey, and her ability to serve God and enjoy life. This is an eloquent, delightful and inspiring book.

The Sound of the Walls

by Jacob Twersky

As a small child in Poland, Jacob Twersky contracted an illness which left him almost totally blind. His parents hoped that a doctor in the United States could restore their son's sight, and this hope spurred them to emigrate in the mid-1920s. Twersky describes his childhood in Poland and Brooklyn, his years attending a resource room for blind children and a regular high school, and his eventual decision to enroll at a school for the blind. His struggle to accept his blindness is a theme throughout the book, threading its way through his college years, his struggle to find a teaching position, and his courtship and marriage.

The Aluminum Turtle (Duncan Maclain Mystery #11)

by Baynard Kendrick

Duncan Maclain is in Tampa with his wife, Sybella, and his partner, Spud Savage and his wife, Rena, to visit with old friends and investigate a murder. It has been seven years since his old friend, Ronald Dayland, Sr. had been murdered. The killer had never been brought to justice and his wife has remarried...to Jack Manning. Baynard Kendrick has been largely forgotten, but he was a founding member of the Mystery Writers of America. He worked with the blind for years, and created the blind private investigator, Captain Duncan Maclain, to prove that blind folks weren't completely helpless, like most folks believed.

Jordi

by Theodore Isaac Rubin

The main endeavor of the book is to convey the feeling, panic, suffering, and tragedy involved in mental disturbance and more explicitly in childhood schizophrenia.

The Kingdom Within

by Genevieve Caulfield

Genevieve Caulfield became blind as an infant, and was educated at the Perkins and Overbrook Schools for the Blind before attending college. When she was seventeen she became passionately interested in Japan, and determined to work there as a teacher. This memoir describes her long and careful preparations for her move to Japan, and her 14 years there as a teacher of English. In 1937, as Japan went to war in Manchuria and its relations with the United States deteriorated, Caulfield relocated to Thailand, where she established that nation's first school for blind children. Along the way Caulfield made innumerable friends, adopted a Japanese daughter, and raised her twin grandchildren after her daughter's tragic death. Life in Thailand during World War II is vividly portrayed in this memoir. This is a straightforward account by a woman of enormous determination and ability.

My Religion

by Helen Keller

Here is a mind kept singularly pure from childhood; here is a religious experience unhampered by the blindness of any sectarianism; here is a spiritual insight, a gift of perception, undulled by absorption in the things of sense life. Here is one in whom the Lord worked a miracle, and Helen Keller declares to us "One thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see."

Adjustment to Visual Disability in Adolescence

by Emory L. Cowen Rita P. Underberg Ronald T. Verrillo Frank G. Benham

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.

Frankincense and Murder (Duncan Maclain Mystery #12)

by Baynard Kendrick

Cyanide in sleeping pills, a C.P.A. in debt, and many suspects at one party, the Captain, Duncan MacLain is on the case. Can he sniff out an answer before this fragrant mystery kills more?

A Friend of Mary Rose

by Elizabeth Fenwick

Mr. Nicholas is upset that his daughter Dorothea is moving him from his own home. But she believes he can't be by himself, as he is old, unsteady on his feet and is blind. But one night when Mr. Nicholas goes to visit his home for the last time, he encounters a terrified young girl who says her name is Mary Rose, and that she is terrified of a "crazy" man who has threatened to hurt her. Can Mr. Nicholas help Mary Rose, and identify who wants to hurt her and beats him when he defends Mary Rose. Or will his overprotective daughter and his doctor friend Mr. Lyn stop him from getting to the bottom of the mystery?

A Girl and Five Brave Horses

by Sonora Carver Elizabeth Land

Sonora Carver, when she was 16 never dreamed that she would be in show business doing an act that was amazing and exciting. But when she ran into Dr. Carver, and saw the Diving Horses act, she fell in love. Sonora had a great life traveling the country, riding and doing shows, and loving the horses she worked with. Klataw, John the Baptist, Juda, Red Lips, Snow, and Lightning, all were her family and her friends. Then one day Red Lips did a very dramatic nose dive and Sonora hit the water with her eyes open and face first. Her life changed after that day and this is her story. This book was the inspiration for the movie "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken".

A Patch of Blue

by Elizabeth Kata

Selina is blind and strings beads to make money to contribute to her household. She is eighteen years old and lives with her mother and grandfather in a single room apartment. One day she goes to the park to work and meets a man with whom she falls in love. What she doesn't know is that he is a black man. The man wants to help Selina escape the sheltered and crippling life that she is living. In the end, Selina's ignorance and unthinking acceptance of her family's poor values cause Selina to do harm to a person who has done nothing but kindness to her.

A Patch of Blue

by Elizabeth Kata

(back of book) Her mother was a prostitute, her father a murderer, her grandfather a drunkard. She was eighteen years old and beautiful. And blind. And her life was bleak, and narrow, and confined, and she hated the only colour she could see -- which was black. Then one day she meets Gordon. Set in New York, A Patch of Blue has been a bestseller for many years. Out of violence and despair Elizabeth Kata has created a tender and moving love story that touches one of the central issues of our day. Originally published under the title Be Ready With Bells and Drums

The Touch of Magic

by Lorena A. Hickok

The story of Helen Keller's great teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy

White Harnesses

by R. G. Carter

From the book Jacket:: White Harnesses is the story of the dogs that are trained to act as guides for blind people, to enable them to take up work and other interests, and thereby to enlarge their lives. The owner of a Guide Dog also enjoys a remarkable companionship based on mutual dependence and trust. The story of how this movement began, of the discovery of the best breeds, of the testing and choice of puppies, is an absorbing one. The author who is an experienced breeder of dogs, tells how Guide Dogs are fully trained, how each one is matched to a blind owner, and how this team lives and is trained together in a residential centre. The book ends with stories of some of the achievements of the dogs. The photographs, which are in colour and monochrome, include some specially taken of dogs in training at the centres of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, whose Chairman, The Earl of Lanesborough, has written a foreword.

Mine For Keeps

by Jean Little

Away at school, Sally Copeland has always dreamed of going home, but now that she's there, she feels frightened and unsure of herself. Will her brother and sister accept her? Will she be able to do things for herself? And what will it be like to go to a regular school and be the only one with cerebral palsy?

Your Hour

by M. Raymond

Father Raymond, a Trappist monk, tells several stories of people who have always had deep faith in God's love and mercy, or who have come to know God through suffering and meditation. Each story is a beautiful and thought-provoking meditation on life and the afterlife.

A Dog to Trust: The Saga of a Seeing-Eye Dog

by Joseph E. Chipperfield

Tells the story of Arno, an Alsatian dog also known as a German Shepherd Dog, who was trained as the eyes of Ralph, a painter who loses his sight, and in a twist of fate, Arno becomes blind and Ralph becomes his eyes.

The Quiet Flame: Mother Marianne of Molokai

by Eva K. Betz

Marianne of Molokai, the lady who did not shun lepers, comes alive in this vividly written fiction for young people.

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