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Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted (Other Ser.)

by Jennifer Jolly Jennifer Robins

The completely revised and updated fifth edition of Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted:Provides a comprehensive examination of the most current research and best practices in the field of gifted education.Addresses identification, twice-exceptionality, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners.Includes chapters related to designing curriculum and differentiating instruction.Covers developing critical and creative thinking, as well as encouraging talent development.Features chapter authors who are recognized researchers, practitioners, and leaders in the field of gifted education.The chapters are organized to promote critical thinking and discussion about each topic. This text is a complete resource curated for a wide range of K-12 educators and those working with inservice and preservice educators and administrators.

Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott (Disability Histories)

by Kim E. Nielsen

Anna Ott died in the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane in 1893. She had enjoyed status and financial success first as a physician's wife and then as the only female doctor in Madison. Throughout her first marriage, attempts to divorce her abusive second husband, and twenty years of institutionalization, Ott determinedly shaped her own life. Kim E. Nielsen explores a life at once irregular and unexceptional. Historical and institutional structures, like her whiteness and laws that liberalized divorce and women's ability to control their property, opened up uncommon possibilities for Ott. Other structures, from domestic violence in the home to rampant sexism and ableism outside of it, remained a part of even affluent women's lives. Money, Marriage, and Madness tells a forgotten story of how the legal and medical cultures of the time shaped one woman—and what her life tells us about power and society in nineteenth century America.

More Trouble with Maths: A Complete Manual to Identifying and Diagnosing Mathematical Difficulties (David Fulton / Nasen Ser.)

by Steve Chinn

Now in an updated third edition, this invaluable resource takes a practical and accessible approach to identifying and diagnosing many of the factors that contribute to mathematical learning difficulties and dyscalculia. Using a combination of formative and summative approaches, it provides a range of norm-referenced, standardised tests and diagnostic activities, each designed to reveal common error patterns and misconceptions in order to form a basis for intervention. Revised to reflect developments in the understanding of learning difficulties in mathematics, the book gives a diagnostic overview of a range of challenges to mathematical learning, including difficulties in grasping and retaining facts, problems with mathematics vocabulary and maths anxiety. Key features of this book include: Photocopiable tests and activities designed to be presented in a low-stress way Guidance on the interpretation of data, allowing diagnosis and assessment to become integrated into everyday teaching Sample reports, showing the diagnostic tests in practice Drawing on tried and tested methods, as well as the author’s extensive experience and expertise, this book is written in an engaging and user-friendly style. It is a vital resource for anyone who wants to accurately identify the depth and nature of mathematical learning difficulties and dyscalculia.


by Jennifer Gennari

A young girl learns how to cope with her noise sensitivity and step outside of her comfort zone in this heartwarming middle grade novel that&’s perfect for fans of If This Were a Story and El Deafo.Ten-year-old Amelia does not like noise. From subway brakes to squeaky sneakers, she is sensitive to sound, just like her dad. Amelia has always worn noise-canceling headphones, but now that she&’s going into fifth grade, her parents want her to stop wearing them. To make matters worse, she must learn to play an instrument! Or, as Amelia sees it, make noise on purpose. To help Amelia cope, her father gives her a pair of earmuffs to wear instead. Even with her new earmuffs, Amelia struggles at school…until she gets partnered with Madge in music class. Madge is loud and bold and goofy—everything Amelia is not. And so Amelia is surprised when Madge wants to be friends. Still, it&’s not long though before Amelia&’s quiet nature clashes with Madge&’s loud personality. And when Madge disappears after an argument, Amelia fears Madge might be in trouble. If she&’s going to help her friend, she will have to find a way to let in the noisy world she&’s muffled for so long.

Multiple Multisensory Rooms: Myth Busting the Magic

by Joanna Grace

Multisensory rooms are widely used across the country in schools, care settings, hospitals and homes. Even settings such as football stadiums and airports are installing multisensory environments. Nevertheless, a significant lack of effective research has led to a sense of unease around sensory rooms. This crucial book explores the use of multisensory rooms in order to ease that anxiety; taking the mystery out of multisensory rooms, and supporting the reader to reflect and make the most out of their space. Key features include: Guidance on creating sensory spaces on any budget, to suit any level of need. An overview of the history of multisensory rooms, and a detailed exploration of the actual way in which the rooms are used today. A framework for evaluating existing practices and equipment, in order to maximise the potential of the room. A focus on the practitioner as the most important piece of ‘equipment’ in any sensory room. Written by a leading sensory specialist in a fully accessible way, this book is an invaluable tool for anybody who uses, or is considering using, a multisensory room.

Music with Babies and Young Children: Activities to Encourage Bonding, Communication and Wellbeing

by Jeffrey Friedberg

From day one in a child's life, music is one of the most important things that can be used to help them grow and learn. Musical stimulation helps lay the foundations for a lifetime of skills, and this straightforward guide gives detailed advice on how to use music to help children from 0-5 years with common developmental challenges such as attachment and bonding, bedtime, tantrums and daily living skills, social skills, motor skills and school readiness. Combining cutting-edge research on brain development with proven strategies, this book helps with both typical and atypical issues in the earliest stages of a child's life. Friedberg lays out the musical parenting approach, where any adult can enhance children's lives through music. No prior music skill is necessary to use the musical parenting approach, making it an ideal resource for all parents, teachers and professionals to raise healthy, well-adjusted children in a creative and interactive manner.

Never Fear, Meena's Here! (The Meena Zee Books)

by Karla Manternach

Meena discovers the secret to being a good friend and big sister in this superpower-filled sequel to Meena Meets Her Match that&’s perfect &“for Junie B. graduates&” (Kirkus Reviews).Meena&’s life is more colorful than ever. When she finds a mysterious ring that seems to give her powers, Meena sets out to prove that she&’s a superhero. The trouble is, her best friends might not believe her, Meena&’s little sister wants to be more than just a sidekick, and worst of all, an incident at school makes everyone think Meena is the one who needs to be saved. But even heroes need help from their friends sometimes. If Meena can figure that out, she might just discover her true powers…and theirs!

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

by David A. Morton III

Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression and anxiety, and 200 other medical conditions. Learn how to match the medical details of your disability to Social Security regulations to make sure you have the right evidence to qualify for the benefits you're due when you apply. This guide is written by a former Chief Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration whose expert deciphering of the medical portions of SSA regulations will help you understand how you can get benefits. If you’ve been denied benefits already, this book will tell you how to find out why and what steps to take to prove that you should get benefits on appeal. This edition is completely updated with the latest rules and information plus updated figures for 2020 and many updated medical listings.

Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities

by Lawrence Siegel

How to advocate for your child’s education Many children have learning disabilities—and it’s up to parents and schools to work together to ensure that each child’s unique educational needs are met. But what if the school disagrees with your goals for your child? You are at a disadvantage if you don’t know the law. This book teaches you to: identify a learning disability understand your child's rights to education untangle eligibility rules and evaluations prepare and make your best case to school administrators develop IEP goals and advocate for their adoption, and explore and choose the best programs and services. Written by an expert who’s fought for kids for many years, the 8th edition includes summaries of important court decisions and expanded information on independent evaluations and bullying, and provides the forms, sample letters, resources, and encouragement you need. With Downloadable Forms: download forms, letters and resources (details inside).

Oh Brother (Orca Currents)

by Sonya Spreen Bates

Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?

One in Five: How We're Fighting for Our Dyslexic Kids in a System That's Failing Them

by Micki Boas

Practical tips and advice for parents navigating the school system from a mom who&’s been there.One in five children have dyslexia, but too many parents feel isolated and defeated in their efforts to secure an equal chance for their children. After fighting the school system for four years to get the correct diagnoses and proper learning assistance for her two dyslexic sons, Micki Boas realized that parents need to hack the system, cutting through the invisible red tape of school funding, IEPs, specialized teacher training, and more. Drawing on insights from over 200 parents, educators, and experts, Boas delves into: -When children need to be diagnosed to get the help they need—and why it doesn&’t always happen -What special education programs are mandated by law—and why most schools fail to provide them -What parents can do to advocate for their children—and help change the larger system One in Five shares the secrets the &“professionals&” won&’t tell you—but that makes all the difference.

The Opposite of Certainty: Fear, Faith, and Life in Between

by Janine Urbaniak Reid

&“Brilliant, rich...breathtakingly honest and sometimes very funny.&” —Anne Lamott&“Extraordinary.&” —Caroline Leavitt&“Observant and warm...the finest company.&”—Kelly Corrigan&“A beautiful sucker punch, like life.&“—Ron Fournier&“Subtle, powerful, and hypnotic...&”— Martin Cruz Smith What happens when we can no longer pretend that the ground underfoot is bedrock and the sky above predictable?All Janine Urbaniak Reid ever wanted was for everyone she loved to be okay so she might relax and maybe be happy. Her life strategy was simple: do everything right. This included trying to be the perfect mother to her three kids so they would never experience the kind of pain she pretended not to feel growing up. What she didn&’t expect was the chaos of an out-of-control life that begins when her young son&’s hand begins to shake.The Opposite of Certainty is the story of Janine&’s reluctant journey beyond easy answers and platitudes. She searches for a source of strength bigger than her circumstances, only to have her circumstances become even thornier with her own crisis. Drawn deeply and against her will into herself, and into the eternal questions we all ask, she discovers hidden reserves of strength, humor, and a no-matter-what faith that looks nothing like she thought it would. Beautifully written and deeply hopeful, Janine shows us how we can come through impossible times transformed and yet more ourselves than we&’ve ever allowed ourselves to be.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 1: Overview (Economy and Social Inclusion)

by William P. Alford Mei Liao Fengming Cui

This open access book is unique in presenting the first oral history of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families in China. In this summary volume and the two accompanying volumes that follow, individuals with an intellectual disability tell their life stories, while their family members, teachers, classmates, and co-workers describe their professional, academic, and family relationships. Besides interview transcripts, each volume provides observations and records in real time the daily experiences of people with an intellectual disability. Drawing on the methodologies of sociology and oral history, the summary volume provides an unprecedented account of how people with intellectual disabilities in China understand themselves while also examining pertinent issues of public policy and civil society that have ramifications beyond the field of disability itself.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 2: The Movement (Economy and Social Inclusion)

by William P. Alford Mei Liao Fengming Cui

This open access book contains the oral histories that were inspired by the work of the Special Olympics in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its founding. The foreword and prefatory materials provide an overview of the Special Olympics and its growth in the People’s Republic of China. The sections that follow record interview transcripts of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Shanghai. In addition to chronicling the involvement of these individuals and their families in the Special Olympics movement, the interview transcripts also capture their daily lives and how they have navigated school and work.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 3: Finding and Keeping a Job (Economy and Social Inclusion)

by William P. Alford Mei Liao Fengming Cui

This open access book brings together oral histories that record the experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Shanghai as they participate in their careers. Employees with intellectual disabilities describe their experiences seeking, attaining, and maintaining employment. Their managers, colleagues, and family members also provide keen insight into the challenges and opportunities these individuals have encountered in the process of securing employment. An appendix provides a compilation of employment policies related to people with intellectual disabilities, particularly with respect to Shanghai.

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach to Helping Your Child Thrive and Succeed

by Dewey Rosetti

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School guides parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and more. This book:Builds upon Harvard professor Todd Rose's groundbreaking research in the "Science of Individuality."Helps parents target their child's jagged profile of strengths and weaknesses.Explains a child's context of learning and multiple pathways.Teaches revolutionary techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses.Helps parents manage the emotional fallout of raising a child who does not conform to the "average" model of learning.Drawing from her own experience as a parent of a child with learning differences—who is now a highly successful adult—the author outlines clear lessons from a quarter century of advocating for kids who learn differently.

The Parents' Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder: How to Support Your Child, Teen or Young Adult

by Amita Jassi Nicole Schnackenberg Benedetta Monzani

The first book offering support for parents and carers of children and young people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), this guidebook explains the condition as well as the impact that it may have in education settings, family life and socialisation.The guide begins by explaining how and why BDD emerges, before moving onto an exploration of how the mental health condition presents itself emotionally, psychologically, physically and behaviourally. It then offers practical advice and guidance for parents and carers on talking to their child about BDD, seeking professional treatment, considering medication, managing social media use, working with schools to build a recovery team and more.The Parent's Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an essential guidebook for parents of children of children and young people with BDD.

The Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Your Questions Answered

by Amelia Bowler

This parenting guide to ODD offers expert information on your child's condition, provides insight and empathy to what they are going through, and equips and empowers you to make practical changes in your parenting approaches. It provides an overview of tried-and-tested techniques from a mother of a child with ODD to support you in response to typical questions you may have:· "Why is my child acting this way?"· "What does this say about me?"· "Why doesn't my child respond to punishment or reward?" · "What am I supposed to do next?"Overall this book teaches you how to avoid common mistakes in responding to ODD, the crossover with similar diagnoses such as ADHD and how to distinguish the disorders, how to improve your own resilience and confidence to communicate effectively with your strong-willed child, and start rebuilding the relationship you have.

Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights (Keystone Books)

by Dennis B. Downey James W. Conroy

Conceived in the era of eugenics as a solution to what was termed the "problem of the feeble-minded," state-operated institutions subjected people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to a life of compulsory incarceration. One of nearly 300 such facilities in the United States, Pennhurst State School and Hospital was initially hailed as a "model institution" but was later revealed to be a nightmare, where medical experimentation and physical and psychological abuse were rampant. At its peak, more than 3,500 residents were confined at Pennhurst, supervised by a staff of fewer than 600.Using a blended narrative of essays and first-person accounts, this history of Pennhurst examines the institution from its founding during an age of Progressive reform to its present-day exploitation as a controversial Halloween attraction. In doing so, it traces a decades-long battle to reform the abhorrent school and hospital and reveals its role as a catalyst for the disability rights movement. Beginning in the 1950s, parent-advocates, social workers, and attorneys joined forces to challenge the dehumanizing conditions at Pennhurst. Their groundbreaking advocacy, accelerated in 1968 by the explosive televised exposé Suffer the Little Children, laid the foundation for lawsuits that transformed American jurisprudence and ended mass institutionalization in the United States. As a result, Pennhurst became a symbolic force in the disability civil rights movement in America and around the world.Extensively researched and featuring the stories of survivors, parents, and advocates, this compelling history will appeal both to those with connections to Pennhurst and to anyone interested in the history of institutionalization and the disability rights movement.

Personal Power: The iOS Edition

by Michael Feir

Personal Power; The iOS Edition is a guide for blind people who either own or are interested in using iOS devices made by Apple. Namely, iPHONEs, iPAds and iPODs. No prior experience is presumed.

Places I've Taken My Body: Essays

by Molly McCully Brown

Indispensable essays on the body, mind, and spirit by Molly McCully Brown, author of the acclaimed poetry collection, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, a book the New York Times described as “part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread. It arrives as if clutching a spray of dead flowers. It is beautiful and devastating.” In seventeen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body—in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of—indeed, in response to—physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between these locales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious conversion, a missing twin, a life in poetry. As she does, she depicts vividly for us not only her own life but a striking array of sites and topics, among them Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the world’s oldest anatomical theater, the American Eugenics movement, and Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. Throughout, Brown offers us the gift of her exquisite sentences, woven together in consideration, always, of what it means to be human—flawed, potent, feeling.

Politicising Polio: Disability, Civil Society and Civic Agency in Sierra Leone

by Diana Szántó

This book examines disability in post-war Sierra Leone. Its protagonists are polio-disabled people living in the nation’s capital of Freetown, organizing themselves as best as they can in a state without welfare. There is little concrete support for people with disabilities in a country where the government is struggling with the competing requirements of the international community, demanding - in exchange for its support - good standards of democracy and the maintenance of a free market economy. To what extent is the Human Rights framework of the disability movement effective in protecting the polio-disabled and what are the limitations of this framework? Diana Szántó’s detailed ethnography reveals, through many real-life examples, the vulnerability of disabled people living in the intersections of poverty, informality and disability activism. At the same time, it also tells about the many ways the polio-disabled community is transforming vulnerability into strength.

The Positive Parenting Handbook: Developing happy and confident children

by Judy Hutchings

Drawing on Judy Hutchings many years of work with parents and children, The Positive Parenting Handbook is a concise, straightforward guide that offers simple solutions to daily dilemmas. The clear and easy advice provides parents with skills and tools that support positive parent/child relationships for happy and confident children. It explains common behaviour problems in young children and offers expert advice on: -How to build strong bonds and let children know they are important to you -How to encourage behaviour we want to see through praise and small rewards -Giving instructions that children are more likely to follow -How ignoring some unwanted behaviours can be helpful -Strategies for managing difficult behaviour -Teaching new behaviour to our children -Developing children’s language. It includes six case studies of how these strategies have helped real families with everyday problems at bedtime and mealtimes, during toilet training, out shopping and when children experience anxiety. Together with suggestions of other useful books and information sources, The Positive Parenting Handbook is ideal for all parents, including those of children with diagnosed developmental difficulties, and the range of professionals who work with them.

Positive Working Relationships in School: Supporting Emotional Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit)

by Alison Waterhouse

One of the five books in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit, this practical resource focuses on developing the skills necessary to build and maintain successful relationships. The book offers research-driven, practical strategies, resources and lesson plans to support educators and health professionals. Chapters span key topics including Communication, Respecting Yourself and Others, Resolving Conflict and Team Building. A complete toolkit for teachers and counsellors, this book offers: • Easy-to-follow and flexible lesson plans that can be adapted and personalised for use in lessons, smaller groups or 1:1 work. • Resources that are linked to the PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3. • New research, ‘Circles for Learning’, where the introduction of baby observation into the classroom by a teacher is used to understand and develop self-awareness, skills for learning, relationships, neuroscience and awareness of others. • Sections on the development of key skills in communication, skills for learning, collaboration, empathy and self-confidence. • Learning links, learning objectives and reflection questions. Offering research-driven, practical strategies and lesson plans, Positive Relationships in School is an essential resource book for practitioners looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care: both now and in the future.

Praying for Emily: The Faith, Science, and Miracles that Saved Our Daughter

by Tom Whitehead Kari Whitehead Emily Whitehead

Discover the incredible true story of Emily Whitehead, the first child to receive CAR-T cell treatment for her leukemia -- and learn how her family's faith journey guided them in the fight for her life.When their five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, Tom and Kari Whitehead's world was shattered. They vowed to do whatever it took to help their daughter, and as they made decisions about how to best treat her, Tom found his faith coming to him in "whispers," guiding his decisions and keeping his hope alive, while Kari placed great faith in science and the doctors surrounding her little girl. But as Emily's condition continued to worsen, they both prayed for a miracle.Then, their miracle arrived, in the form of an experimental treatment called CAR-T cell therapy that, against all odds, saved Emily's life. Because of Emily's miraculous recovery, this treatment is now used widely to treat cancer and has gone on to save hundreds of lives and promises to help thousands more. For all the acclaim and attention this important new approach to treating cancer has received, few know the full story of all it took to make this miracle happen.In Praying for Emily, the Whiteheads share their story, recounting the belief, resilience, and support that got them through the most difficult time of their lives.

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