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I Fight, You Fight: Life isn't about the hand you're dealt, but how you choose to play it

by Alex Noble

The inspiring story of a young man whose wisdom and strength can teach us all how to live life to the fullest, no matter what it throws at us. Sixteen-year-old Alex Noble was a high school rugby star with a promising sporting career ahead of him when an on-field injury left him fighting for his life in the ICU. Following a four-day coma and a diagnosis of C4 quadriplegia, Alex&’s first words to his brother Zac were, &‘If I fight, you fight.&’ These words became a war cry as Alex&’s friends, family and community rallied around him, watching in awe as he fought to regain control over his body and defy his diagnosis. From learning to breathe and move again to travelling the world, starting his own business, and even going skydiving, Alex&’s story is about the power of mastering your own mind, finding happiness and taking risks to achieve your goals – no matter how out of reach they may seem. Full of warmth, humour and insight, this is a book that will teach you principles to live your life by, written by a young man who has put them into practice.I Fight, You Fight is so much more than an inspiring memoir – it&’s a philosophy for finding happiness and reaching your true potential.

I'll Just Be Five More Minutes: And Other Tales from My ADHD Brain

by Emily Farris

A hilariously-honest, heartwarming essay collection about life, love, and discovering you have ADHD at age 35 Despite being a published writer with a family, a gaggle of internet fans, and (most shockingly) a mortgage, Emily Farris could never get her sh*t together. As she saw it, disorganization was one of her countless character flaws—that is until she was diagnosed with ADHD at age 35. Like many girls who go undiagnosed, Emily grew up internalizing criticisms about her impulsivity and lack of follow-through. She held onto that shame as she tried (and often failed) to fit into a world designed for neurotypical brains. I'll Just Be Five More Minutes is a personal essay collection of laugh-out-loud-funny, tear-jerking, and at times cringey true stories of Emily's experiences as a neurodivergent woman. With the newfound knowledge of her ADHD, Emily candidly reexamines her complicated relationships (including one with a celebrity stalker), her money problems, the years she spent unknowingly self-medicating, and her hyperfixations (two words: decorative baskets). A memoir-in-essays both entertaining and enlightening, I'll Just Be Five More Minutes is for people with ADHD, as well as those who know and love them. This is a powerful collection of deeply relatable, wide-ranging stories about a woman's right to control her own body, about overwhelm and oversharing, about drinking too much and sleeping too little, and about being misunderstood by the people closest to you. At its heart, I&’ll Just Be Five More Minutes is about not quite fitting in and not really understanding why—something we&’ve all felt whether we're neurodivergent or not.

Implementing International Disability Law in the European Union: A Substantive and Procedural Appraisal (Routledge Research in EU Law)

by Ottavio Quirico

This book investigates the implementation of disability rights and duties in the European Union, aiming to understand its functioning and explore ways forward through a critical analysis of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) within the context of international regulation. Along the lines of the integration of fundamental rights within the common market, the EU has indeed progressively adopted meaningful regulation to advance disability rights, which are now essentially shaped by the CRPD. The research considers the interaction between law and policy at the international, EU and Member States’ level, focusing on three essential elements, including the sources of disability law, institutional mechanisms and substantive regulation. Grounded in the distinction between primary rules on law-making and secondary norms on enforcement, the analysis unfolds against the background of the ‘twin’ transitions on sustainability and digitalisation and encompasses the Council of Europe system, particularly in the light of the foreseeable accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights. Arguably, following the progressive development it has facilitated in other regulatory areas, the Court of Justice of the European Union can provide a decisive contribution to advancing inclusiveness for people with disabilities in the Union.The book is a useful resource for practitioners, policymakers, academics, students, researchers and anyone interested in EU and international disability law and politics.

Inclusive and Adaptive Teaching: Meeting the Challenge of Diversity in the Classroom

by Peter Westwood

This new edition of Inclusive and Adaptive Teaching from bestselling author Peter Westwood continues to provide a range of practical strategies for advancing the learning and development of all students in inclusive classrooms. Drawing on the most recent international research into teaching methods, Westwood presents a range of evidence-based strategies for adapting curriculum content, modifying learning activities and resources, and for making any necessary accommodations during assessment. Revised topics in this third edition include a focus on the implications of diversity and exceptionality, the progress made to date in providing inclusive schooling, a presentation of evidence-based methods for teaching mixed-ability classes and ideas for adapting the curriculum and designing teaching materials. New topics in this revised edition include: • how to support students’ self-determination and autonomy; • LGBTQ+ issues for inclusive schools; • the UK ‘engagement model’ for assessing very low-functioning children; • the concept and purposes of a ‘flipped classroom’; • engaging with a Response-to-Intervention Model; • how to support students in vocational colleges and universities. Each chapter contains an up-to-date list of online and print resources available to teachers who wish to pursue topics in greater depth. This text is an invaluable resource for both practicing and trainee teachers and teaching assistants, as well as school principals, school counsellors and educational psychologists.

Inclusive Design and Accessibility Paradigms in Lebanon: University Built Environments Case Studies

by Itab Shuayb

This book describes the disability rights movement that started in the USA and its influence on the disability rights movement in Lebanon, which has led to the endorsement of the Lebanese Disability Act 220/2000. The book introduces the reader to the Lebanese Disability Act 220/ 2000, its definition of disability, and its relation to the medical and social models of disabilities and then articulate the Act articles. Then, it defines the inclusive design paradigm that acknowledges the needs of all people at each stage of their life cycle and presents the difference between inclusive design and accessibility and disability notions. Moreover, the book reviews the different international accessible design standards (American and French) that are adopted in Lebanon with the absence of a nationalized Lebanese design standard and its effect on eliminating barriers and enhancing accessibility at university buildings. Besides, the book presents students' experiences and their satisfaction with the university built environments. 6 university buildings case studies at the American University of Beirut are assessed and analysed to check whether they adopt the inclusive design approach and then propose inclusive design solutions for both heritage and modern university buildings. What makes the book unique is its combination of empirical and theoretical application of inclusive design. The last section, reflects the author’s inclusive design teaching pedagogy. In this section, the author shares samples of students’ class design project and provides recommendations and guidelines for teaching inclusive design so it becomes mainstream.

Inclusive Education in the Russian Federation: Scoping International and Local Relevance

by Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova Tsediso Michael Makoelle Maria Kozlova

Marketing text: This book provides the first evidence-based accounts of inclusive education in a Russian context. It explores the critical educational changes in the Russian Federation within the post-soviet space and internationally. The book analyzes the transformation of educational practices as Russia transitions from an educational model of student support with an emphasis on disability to a broader conceptualization of inclusive education. Among others, this book discusses inclusive education in the context of: • School and preschool institutions; • higher education institutions; • non-Russian-speaking children and children with migration experience; • culture-sensitive education; • indigenous minorities; • technological and methodological support; • the role of stakeholders such as NGOs, parents, and other social groups; • teacher preparation and professional development. This book is intended for teachers, inclusive education coordinators, principals and school managers, policymakers, teacher educators, scholars of inclusion, and university professors, along with community organizations and students of inclusive courses in a Master in Education.

Inside/Outside: A Nature-Themed Resource Book for Embedding Emotional Literacy

by Joe Harkness

Inside/Outside is a unique educational resource for those working with young people of secondary school age, providing a variety of tried-and-tested indoor and outdoor lessons and activities to promote and embed emotional literacy. The book is divided into three accessible sections: emotions and feelings; self and situation; and mental health and wellbeing; which each cover a variety of themes, from anxiety and depression, to happiness, communication, and confidence. For each theme, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ activities are offered, with inside activities inspiring students to self-reflect and develop empathy for others, and those outside drawing heavily on nature and learning outside the classroom. The ‘outside’ activities are adaptable and have been designed to work in any available outdoor space, and all activities can be used either in standalone lessons or sequentially, with introductory tasks, group activities, and circle time discussions. With a focus on equipping students with meaningful and tangible skills to support them in the recognition, identification, and expression of their emotions, Inside/Outside will be a valuable resource for teachers, youth workers, home-educators and anyone else looking to facilitate nature connection and introspection in children aged eleven to sixteen.

The Intentional IEP: A Team Approach to Better Outcomes for Students and Their Families

by Stephanie DeLussey

Learn how to put together IEPs with the power to make a real difference for students The Intentional IEP shows special education teachers how to successfully collaborate with all stakeholders—parents or guardians, general ed teachers, therapists, and beyond—to work toward students’ success. Too many of us aren’t trained to write the Individualized Education Programs that help millions of students with thrive in school. This book fills that training gap, explaining the importance of assembling an IEP team and inviting this team to confront and improve its current processes and habits to make IEP writing simpler and more effective. With all the pressures that educators are under, it’s easy to cut corners when it comes time towrite IEPs. Writing them in isolation, leaving them to the night before, making decisions without consulting data and research, letting family collaboration fall to the wayside—most special educators have made these mistakes at some point. The Intentional IEP equips you with the resources you need to feel confident in approaching IEPs the right way, including prioritizing the many competing demands you face so you can find the capacity to show up for your students. This book offers: Clear, step-by-step solutions for all IEP members that can easily be implemented at any time during the school year Collaboration strategies for IEP teammates to rely on one another for expert and professional knowledge Tools and reproducibles to strengthen practices and overcome common hurdles Direct advice from a veteran special education teacher who has seen what a difference collaboration in the IEP can make for studentsThe Intentional IEP is a timely resource for special education teachers, general education teachers, and support staff, as well as teachertraining programs. Parents and guardians with students will also benefit from this clearly written guide to the IEP.

Intersectional Colonialities: Embodied Colonial Violence and Practices of Resistance at the Axis of Disability, Race, Indigeneity, Class, and Gender (Interdisciplinary Disability Studies)

by Karen Soldatić Robel Afeworki Abay

This book provides a rich synthesis of empirical research and theoretical engagements with questions of disability across different practices of colonialism as historically defined – post/de/anti/settler colonialism.It synthesises, critiques, and expands the boundaries of existing disability research which has been undertaken within different colonial contexts through the rich examination of recent empirical work mapping across disability and its intersectional colonialities. Filling an existing gap within the international literature through embedding the importance of grounding these within scholarly debates of colonialism, it empirically demonstrates the significance of disability for the broader scholarly fields of postcolonial, decolonial, and intersectional theories.It will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, sociology, critical studies, sociology of race and ethic relations, intersectionality, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and human geography.

Inventing Benjy: William Faulkner’s Most Splendid Creative Leap

by Frédérique Spill

Inventing Benjy: William Faulkner’s Most Splendid Creative Leap is a groundbreaking work at the intersection of Faulkner studies and disability studies. Originally published in 2009 by Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle as L’Idiotie dans l’œuvre de Faulkner, this translation brings the book to English-language readers for the first time. Author Frédérique Spill begins with a sustained look at the monologue of Benjy Compson, the initial first-person narrator in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Spill questions the reasons for this narrative choice, bringing readers to consider Benjy’s monologue, which is told by a narrator who is deaf and cognitively disabled, as an impossible discourse. This paradoxical discourse, which relies mostly on senses and sensory perception, sets the foundation of a sophisticated poetics of idiocy. Using this form of writing, Faulkner shaped perspective from a disabled character, revealing a certain depth to characters that were previously only portrayed on a shallow level. This style encompasses some of the most striking forms and figures of his leap into modern(ist) writing. In that respect, Inventing Benjy thoroughly examines Benjy’s discourse as an experimental workshop in which objects and words are exclusively modelled by the senses. This study regards Faulkner’s decision to place a disabled character at the center of perception as the inaugural and emblematic gesture of his writing. Closely examining excerpts from Faulkner’s novels and a few short stories, Spill emphasizes how the corporal, temporal, sensorial, and narrative figures of "idiocy" are reflected throughout Faulkner’s work. These writing choices underlie some of his most compelling inventions and certainly contribute to his unmistakable writing style. In the process, Faulkner’s writing takes on a phenomenological dimension, simultaneously dismantling and reinventing the intertwined dynamics of perception and language.

Is It Dyslexia?: An At-Home Guide for Screening and Supporting Children Who Struggle to Read

by April McMurtrey

Hands-on resources for screening readers of all ages for dyslexia In Is It Dyslexia?, certified dyslexia assessment specialist April McMurtrey delivers an accessible, hands-on framework for screening readers of various ages for dyslexia.. The book offers comprehensive, clear, and step-by-step processes you can apply immediately to confidently and accurately screen readersfor dyslexia. The author shares the tools and strategies used by professional screeners, as well as first, next, and final steps you can take as you move forward with your screening results. The book includes: Explanations of what dyslexia is, as well as an overview of common talents and strengths often found in readers with dyslexia A collection of recommended accommodations for students with dyslexia in the home and school and effective literacy instruction for students with dyslexia A comprehensive dyslexia questionnaire, eleven different screening tests, and step-by-step instructions for administering themIdeal for tutors, homeschool teachers, parents, instructional coaches, counselors, and speech-language therapists, Is It Dyslexia? comes complete with reproducibles and links to video tutorials required for screening students of various ages.

It’s Never Just ADHD: Finding the Child Behind the Label

by Sandra Coral

We are never just a label, much like a child with ADHD is never just an ADHD child either. Labels often encourage us to interpret and define our students′ behaviours through the narrow lens of the dominant culture. A culture that encourages conformity and places blame on the individual when they can’t or won’t comply with its expectations. Drawing from lived experience and expertise educational consultant and host of Neurodivergent Narratives Podcast, Sandra Coral, offers educators a resource that will help widen the lens for understanding students with ADHD. It’s also not just a book about ADHD symptoms, strategies, and accommodations either. It’s so much more than that, much like the ADHD children that you know, care about, and work with every day.

It’s Never Just ADHD: Finding the Child Behind the Label

by Sandra Coral

We are never just a label, much like a child with ADHD is never just an ADHD child either. Labels often encourage us to interpret and define our students′ behaviours through the narrow lens of the dominant culture. A culture that encourages conformity and places blame on the individual when they can’t or won’t comply with its expectations. Drawing from lived experience and expertise educational consultant and host of Neurodivergent Narratives Podcast, Sandra Coral, offers educators a resource that will help widen the lens for understanding students with ADHD. It’s also not just a book about ADHD symptoms, strategies, and accommodations either. It’s so much more than that, much like the ADHD children that you know, care about, and work with every day.

It's Not A Bloody Trend: Understanding Life as an ADHD Adult

by Kat Brown

'A sledgehammer of a book putting to bed all the cynicism and misinformation around a condition that affects so many hidden, brilliant people' Professor Tanya Byron'Laugh out loud funny and deeply validating - every person who thinks ADHD isn't real should read this book' Leanne Maskell, author of ADHD: An A to ZNobody should spend their life feeling defective. Everyone deserves to have a user manual to their brain - welcome to yours. Once associated more with hyper boys than adults, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as a condition in need of a rebrand which affects people of all genders and ages in a multitude of ways. In this enlightening and definitive layman's guide, Kat Brown cheerfully smashes the stereotypes with scientific evidence, historical context, and practical support for ADHD minds across areas that can cause problems, from finances and work to self-medicating, relationships, hormones and self-esteem. Based on Kat's personal experience and extensive interviews with ADHDers and world-leading clinical experts, It's Not A Bloody Trend is for anyone wondering if what's always been 'wrong' with them might just be undiagnosed ADHD.

It's Not A Bloody Trend: Understanding Life as an ADHD Adult (Bionic Text Edition)

by Kat Brown

Nobody should spend their life feeling defective. Everyone deserves to have a user manual to their brain - welcome to yours. Once associated more with hyper boys than adults, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as a condition in need of a rebrand which affects people of all genders and ages in a multitude of ways. In this enlightening and definitive layman's guide, Kat Brown cheerfully smashes the stereotypes with scientific evidence, historical context, and practical support for ADHD minds across areas that can cause problems, from finances and work to self-medicating, relationships, hormones and self-esteem. Based on Kat's personal experience and extensive interviews with ADHDers and world-leading clinical experts, It's Not A Bloody Trend is for anyone wondering if what's always been 'wrong' with them might just be undiagnosed ADHD.

It's Not A Bloody Trend: Understanding Life as an ADHD Adult (Bionic Text Edition)

by Kat Brown

'A sledgehammer of a book putting to bed all the cynicism and misinformation around a condition that affects so many hidden, brilliant people' Professor Tanya Byron'Laugh out loud funny and deeply validating - every person who thinks ADHD isn't real should read this book' Leanne Maskell, author of ADHD: An A to ZNobody should spend their life feeling defective. Everyone deserves to have a user manual to their brain - welcome to yours. Once associated more with hyper boys than adults, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as a condition in need of a rebrand which affects people of all genders and ages in a multitude of ways. In this enlightening and definitive layman's guide, Kat Brown cheerfully smashes the stereotypes with scientific evidence, historical context, and practical support for ADHD minds across areas that can cause problems, from finances and work to self-medicating, relationships, hormones and self-esteem. Based on Kat's personal experience and extensive interviews with ADHDers and world-leading clinical experts, It's Not A Bloody Trend is for anyone wondering if what's always been 'wrong' with them might just be undiagnosed ADHD.

It's Not A Bloody Trend: Understanding Life as an ADHD Adult

by Kat Brown

BIONIC TEXT FORMAT ALSO AVAILABLE'A sledgehammer of a book putting to bed all the cynicism and misinformation around a condition that affects so many hidden, brilliant people' Professor Tanya Byron'Laugh out loud funny and deeply validating - every person who thinks ADHD isn't real should read this book' Leanne Maskell, author of ADHD: An A to ZNobody should spend their life feeling defective. Everyone deserves to have a user manual to their brain - welcome to yours. Once associated more with hyper boys than adults, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as a condition in need of a rebrand which affects people of all genders and ages in a multitude of ways. In this enlightening and definitive layman's guide, Kat Brown cheerfully smashes the stereotypes with scientific evidence, historical context, and practical support for ADHD minds across areas that can cause problems, from finances and work to self-medicating, relationships, hormones and self-esteem. Based on Kat's personal experience and extensive interviews with ADHDers and world-leading clinical experts, It's Not A Bloody Trend is for anyone wondering if what's always been 'wrong' with them might just be undiagnosed ADHD.

It's Not A Bloody Trend: Understanding Life as an ADHD Adult

by Kat Brown

BIONIC TEXT FORMAT ALSO AVAILABLE'A sledgehammer of a book putting to bed all the cynicism and misinformation around a condition that affects so many hidden, brilliant people' Professor Tanya Byron'Laugh out loud funny and deeply validating - every person who thinks ADHD isn't real should read this book' Leanne Maskell, author of ADHD: An A to ZNobody should spend their life feeling defective. Everyone deserves to have a user manual to their brain - welcome to yours. Once associated more with hyper boys than adults, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as a condition in need of a rebrand which affects people of all genders and ages in a multitude of ways. In this enlightening and definitive layman's guide, Kat Brown cheerfully smashes the stereotypes with scientific evidence, historical context, and practical support for ADHD minds across areas that can cause problems, from finances and work to self-medicating, relationships, hormones and self-esteem. Based on Kat's personal experience and extensive interviews with ADHDers and world-leading clinical experts, It's Not A Bloody Trend is for anyone wondering if what's always been 'wrong' with them might just be undiagnosed ADHD.

The Jellyfish Jiggle

by Caryl Hart

Get ready to scuttle, swim, wiggle and jiggle in this delightful rhyming story which gets children reading and moving along!When we were at the beach today, a little crab came by."Come scuttle with me," said the crab. "Scuttling's fun, let's try!"Whirl and wiggle! Whirl and wiggle!Let's SCUTTLE and SNAP to the Jellyfish Jiggle!Learn to move like your seaside friends at the beach and under water! Dive with the penguin, rock the pelican's boat and wiggle, jiggle and giggle with the jellyfish! Everyone can join the fun in or out of the water!Features a main character with a prosthetic limb showing all the fun exercise moves.This fantastic water-themed story from Caryl Hart and Nicola Slater, the duo behind The Safari Stomp, is perfect for getting little ones excited about swimming.

Joined at the Joints

by Marissa Eller

When baking-obsessed Ivy meets a boy who shares her rare diagnosis, sparks fly outside of the kitchen for the first time in her life!Chronically ill seventeen-year-old Ivy has stayed inside baking all summer—pies are better than people, and they don&’t trigger her social anxiety. So when her (also) chronically ill mom and sister cook up a plan to get Ivy out of the house and into a support group, Ivy doesn&’t expect to say more than a few words. And she certainly doesn&’t expect Grant. Grant is CUTE: class-clown cute, perfectly-messy-hair cute, will-always-text-you-back cute. There&’s an instant connection between them. He has the same illness as her—juvenille rheumatoid arthritis—and he actually understands Ivy&’s world. But just because he understands her pain doesn&’t mean he can take it away, and she wishes he could... because it&’s getting worse. Ivy has always tried her best to seem "normal," but between symptom management, new treatment plans, and struggling with medical self-advocacy, being sick feels more and more difficult. With her energy plummeting, even her bestie starts drifting away! What if Grant does, too? Will Ivy&’s sugar-sweet romance pan out? Can she maintain her façade, for him and for the world… or should she be brave and let it drop?Marissa Eller serves up a sweet, satisfying romcom that tackles the realities of chronic illness—and coming-of-age milestones from friend breakups to first kisses—with wry humor, tons of heart, and a huge helping of honesty. Nuanced, funny, and deeply enjoyable, readers will fall for Eller&’s voice in this compelling debut that offers all the right ingredients."A sweet and affirming story that embraces the unpredictability of chronic illness."—Anna Sortino, award-winning author of Give Me a Sign and On the Bright Side"Will make readers feel seen. A delightful, heartfelt read."—Lillie Lainoff, award-winning author of One for All"The perfect recipe for an affirming and adorable debut."—Claire Forrest, award-winning author of Where You See Yourself

Language for Learning in the Primary School: A Practical Guide for Supporting Pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs Across the Curriculum (nasen spotlight)

by Sue Hayden Emma Jordan

The third edition of Language for Learning in the Primary School is an indispensable resource, packed full of practical suggestions on how to support 5-11-year-old children with speech, language, and communication needs. Colour coded throughout for easy referencing, this unique book supports inclusive practice by helping teachers to: Identify children with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) Understand speech, language, and communication skills Consider roles and responsibilities at primary school Plan a differentiated and adapted curriculum Consider the language demands across subjects Adopt a whole-school approach Make use of a wide range of positive strategies to support children in the classroom Empower children to access the curriculum Fully revised and updated, Language for Learning in the Primary School, 3rd edition, comes complete with a wealth of photocopiable and downalodable resources, giving teachers and teaching assistants the confidence to help children with SLCN more effectively in mainstream settings. It will also be an extremely useful resource for speech and language therapists, specialist teachers, and educational psychologists.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

by Joyce Cooper-Kahn Laurie Dietzel

Does your child have difficulty meeting deadlines, staying organized, or keeping track of important information? Do they tend to forget details? Are they prone to emotional meltdowns? This book will become your go-to, all-inclusive guide to helping children manage issues with these executive functions, a set of related yet distinct mental skills that allow us to stay on target as we work toward our goals.Packed with encouragement, strategies, overviews, case studies, tips, and more, this newly revised edition offers science-based information explained in accessible, everyday language. You will find down to earth examples and a flexible framework that allows you to think on your feet and adapt the strategies to any child or situation.In addition to providing approaches for helping your child to manage demands in the short run, this book offers strategies for building independent skills for long-term self-management. Covering what you need to know, as well as what you can do, Late, Lost, and Unprepared gives parents the support they need to help their child become productive and independent – today and in the future.

Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Educators and Related Practitioners

by Pamela Wolfberg Kari Dunn Buron

This third edition is a foundational text that has been updated and expanded to prepare educators, therapists, and other care providers with vital knowledge and practical skills to support diverse learners on the autism spectrum. Covering an expanse of fundamental topics, this edited volume features new directions in research and practice that are essential to understanding the ever-changing field of autism. Along with new chapters from leading experts (including those who identify as autistic), this revision places greater emphasis on the intersection of neurodevelopmental differences with ethnicity, race, culture, language, gender expression, and socioeconomic experiences. The diverse disciplines and perspectives presented provide a foundation on how these students learn and how best to provide them with effective teaching, therapy, and social supports. This book equips readers with knowledge and skill to competently apply reflective and humanistic practices that prioritize the preferences, strengths, and values of autistic learners from all walks of life.

A Life Impossible: Living with ALS: Finding Peace and Wisdom Within a Fragile Existence

by Steve Gleason Jeff Duncan

From NFL player Steve Gleason, a powerful, inspiring memoir of love, heartbreak, resilience, family, and remarkable triumph in the face of ALSIn 2011, three years after leaving the NFL, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, a terminal disease that takes away the ability to move, talk, and breathe. Doctors gave him three years to live. He was thirty-three years old. As Steve says, he is now ten years past his expiration date.His memoir is the chronicle of a remarkable life, one filled with optimism and joy, despite the trauma and pain and despair he has experienced. Writing using eye-tracking technology, Gleason covers his pre-ALS life through the highs and lows of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints, where he made one of the most memorable plays in Saints history, leading to a victory in the first post-Katrina home game, uplifting the city, making him a hero, and reflected in a nine-foot bronze statue outside the Superdome. Then came his heartbreaking diagnosis. Gleason lost all muscle function, he now uses Stephen Hawking-like technology to communicate, and breathes with the help of a ventilator. This book captures Gleason and his wife Michel&’s unmatched resilience as they reinvent their lives, refuse to succumb to despair, and face his disease realistically and existentially.This unsparing portrait argues that a person's true strength does not reside solely in one&’s body but also in the ability to face unfathomable adversity and still be able to love and treasure life.

A Little Guide for Teachers: SEND in Schools (A Little Guide for Teachers)

by Amjad Ali

Special Educational Needs are wide ranging and important to consider. No matter the setting, age, or subject it is imperative for all teachers to be up to date and confident with providing an accessible education for all their students. This little book provides you with the perfect starting point. Packed with essential information and practical ways to support the multitude of needs in your classroom, this book is a must-have for teachers. This book is: Authored by an expert SENDCo and consultant Easy to dip in-and-out of Full of interactive activities, encouraging you to write into the book and make it your own Short and can be read in an afternoon!

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