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Sink It, Rusty

by Matt Christopher

After recovering from Polio, a disease that left his legs weak, Rusty is worried that he won't be able to play basketball. Then Alect comes to town and starts a local basketball team. Will Rusty be able to help Alec's team win their games?

With Love from Karen

by Marie Killilea

What happened to Karen, a little girl with cerebral palsy, in the years after her original story was published in the award-winning book "Karen."<P><P> This sequel, undoubtedly greeted with joy by all of us who loved "Karen," in one sense surpasses the first work. Karen, delightful and positive though she is, is depicted far more realistically than in the initial book, which tended to make her a bit of a picture book saint. Her struggles, decisions, and (in all honesty) unquestionable confusion with the expectations of her wonderful family are quite vividly portrayed. (As an example of the last - one wonders why Marie does not realise that much of Karen's dilemma over "walking vs wheelchair" undoubtedly stems from Marie's constant insistence on Karen's walking - she fought the idea of Karen's having a wheelchair at all earlier in the book.) The Killilea family clearly had an unusual and blessed balance - tough-minded, persistent, deeply religious, but hospitable and joyous to the point where their home seemed a favourite stopping place for all whom they knew. Yet many new questions remained unanswered. "Karen," though it did not include many extended family members at length, mentioned a large family - in "With Love from Karen," even the most special occasions include many "honorary" family members but no blood relatives.

With Love from Karen

by Marie Killilea

The Killilea family returns in the heartwarming sequel to national bestseller KarenWith Love from Karen picks up five years after the conclusion of Karen, the miraculous and true story of a girl with cerebral palsy who triumphed against all odds. It follows the Killileas through Karen's teen years and into adulthood. Karen and her family continue to face seemingly insurmountable obstacles: They must fight for Karen's right to attend public school, support Karen in her dream to raise and exhibit champion show dogs, and encourage her in her decision to use a wheelchair or walk on her own. Once again, the Killilea family proves that the power of faith, love, and courage in the face of adversity can make miracles happen.

Dibs In Search Of Self

by Virginia M. Axline Leonard Carmichael

The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children.

Gallaudet: Friend of the Deaf

by Etta Degering

On a May day in 1814, while watching his younger brothers and sisters at play, Thomas noticed a small girl taking no part. She was Alice Cogswell, and deafness shut her out of the circle. The lack of language created a barrier between her and her friends. Thomas invented a game that helped Alice for the first time in her life to understand that things have names. Thomas knew what he could do. He knew he had to bring education for the deaf to America!

The School

by Henry Viscardi Jr.

The true story of a man who opened a K-12 school for children with physical disabilities in the early 1960s. Describes the accomplishments of the children, many of whom had seldom been out of their homes. The book also describes the opposition and discrimination the school's founders faced when the local residents decided they didn't want the school to be built in their neighborhood

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study

by Milton Rokeach

In 1960 psychologist Milton Rokeach staged an unusual experiment to study questions of identity and delusional thinking. He brought together three chronic schizophrenic patients at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed himself to be Jesus Christ. For over a year the research team and the three patients met daily. This book is an account of what occurred in and outside these meetings as the three Christs struggled to adjust their concept of themselves against the fact that others claimed the same identity. Although some of the researchers' methods seem questionable by today's standards, this is a fascinating look at how beliefs are formed and sustained, and a poignant portrayal of three deeply troubled human beings.

The Gift of Healing: A Personal Story of Spiritual Therapy

by Ambrose A. Worrall Olga N. Worrall

"This is an excellent, thrilling, and highly representative record of the life and ministry of a most lovable, amazing, authentic and committed couple. It is a joy to anticipate that through this book many persons will share the inspiration and strength and faith that accompanies acquaintance with Ambrose and Olga Worrall. I doubt if anyone can adequately estimate the faith which this testimony to the healing power in God's world may have upon many lives."-ROBERT M. COX, Executive Director, The Laymen's Movement

Steve and the Guide Dogs

by Alberta Armer

From the Book jacket: Steve's spirits soared when the Guide Dog School promised him he could raise a puppy. Now that his favorite uncle, Jason, had left home, he felt lonely--and besides, all the pets on the family's dairy farm belonged to Grandma Morley. At last Mr. Dempster, the 4-H leader brought him a beautiful German shepherd puppy especially bred to be a Guide Dog someday for a blind person. Steve loved teaching this important job to his puppy. And he didn't mind at all doing extra farm chores or delivering eggs to pay for the dog's expenses, for he longed to have the pride of finally graduating a full-fledged guide dog. But all did not go smoothly, and Steve had to learn some bitter lessons in heartbreak and in perseverance before he was able to face his failure and find the courage to begin again. Every page of this heartwarming story is illuminated by the author's deep insight into the world of a young boy, as well as by her knowledge of guide-dog training and her love of the majestic redwood country she knows so well. J. C. Kocsis has illustrated this inspiring, moving book with handsome line drawings.

The Electric Eel

by Christopher W. Coates

Did you know that the adult eel is blind? That baby eels have bright blue eyes? That a whopping four-fifths of the eel's body is tail? There are lots more interesting things to know about eels, and you can read about them in this delightful book.

Ability Structure and Loss of Vision

by Jyrki Juurmaa

Psychological testing of the ability structures of the blind and sighted was commenced almost simultaneously during the first decades of this century. However, a majority of the studies concerning the blind, and the most crucial among them, sought to develop IQ-type test batteries, intended mainly for appraising their school achievement. By contrast, systematic studies have not been carried out to explore the relationships among different, mutually relatively independent traits and the quantitative contributions of such traits to different test performances. This lack of interest is perhaps due to the narrow range of occupations regarded as suitable for the blind: there has been no acute need for a more differentiated picture.

Learning Disabilities: Educational Principles and Practices

by Doris J. Johnson Helmer R. Myklebust

Focuses on practical solutions to educational problems involving spoken language, reading, writing, arithmetic, & nonverbal disorders, making this book a timeless reference for all who desire a thorough understanding of learning.

To Guide and Guard

by Alexandra Hasluck

Relates the early history of the guide dog movement in Australia, the beginning ideas, the challenges, pitfalls, and successes.

The Demography and Causes of Blindness

by Hyman Goldstein

A report on the statistics of blindness from an international point of view.

No Time to Lose: A Symposium

by Pauline M. Moor

Multiply impaired blind children present special educational problems and as their number increases, their educational needs are of increasing concern, because many of them arrive at school severely retarded in their development. Several years ago the American Foundation for the Blind called a seminar to discuss teaching procedures then being used, as well as ideas for new techniques. The participants came from the field of special education; most were classroom teachers who had extensive experience with multiply impaired blind children. This report is an outgrowth of that meeting.

Retrolental Fibroplasia and Autistic Symptomatology: An Investigation into Some Relationships Among Neonatal, Environmental, Developmental and Affective Variables in Blind Prematures

by Joan B. Chase

In this monograph, based on a study of 263 subjects with RLF (Retrolental Fibroplasia-- an eye condition caused by excessive incubator oxygen), the author examines selected variables which may significantly affect subsequent development.

Banner Forward! The Pictorial Biography of a Guide Dog

by Eva Rappaport

From the Book Jacket: "Banner, Forward!" relates the dramatic development of a Golden Retriever from birth to maturity as a competent guide dog for the blind. Self-realization, the satisfaction one gets from doing the best one can, is a theme which threads through the three major relationships in Banner's life with human beings: her relationship with Jesse, the boy who raises her; with Scott, the man who trains her; and with June, the woman who loves and cares for her and who depends on her for sight. Each is a story in itself and could stand alone. But all contribute to tell Banner's story-the true story of a dog whose every phase of development was influenced toward the goal of doing an important job well, and doing it happily-fulfilling her potential capacities to work and to love. Mrs. Rappaport's description of train ing methods and programs is careful and accurate, based on the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. But because of her special ability to understand and appreciate the quality of man-dog relationships, "Banner, Forward!" is also a fascinating and moving documentary. EVA RAPPAPORT is a professional photographer and an animal breeder and trainer. She is also every animal's friend. Her household has included opossums, otters, a cashmere rat, and a Bantam hen-not to mention dogs. Needless to say, her husband and three children share her great interest in animals. Mrs. Rappaport was born in Vienna, Austria, and graduated from Cooper Union Art School in New York. She and her family now live in Los Angeles.

Come Back, Wherever You Are (Beany Malone Series, #14)

by Lenora Mattingly Weber

Beany is thrilled to hear that her childhood friend Kay and her family are coming back to town. Now married with two small children, Beany looks forward to girl talk and playing with Kay's small son Jodey. When Kay arrives, Beany learns that she is very ill and that Jodey has been abused and is so frightened of people that he hides or runs away. She opens her heart and home to this little boy, hoping that love and acceptance can heal him.


by Mary Jane Ward

Susan Wood is the author of the novel Hideaway which was made into a popular movie; the novel was based on her experiences as a psychiatric patient in a state hospital. She is in great demand as a speaker on the conditions faced by the mentally ill, and she serves on the board of a mental health foundation. During a tour of a state hospital during one of her speaking engagements she visits the infamous Ward 10A and is swept into another breakdown. Finding herself hospitalized once more, this time in a private facility, she struggles to make sense of the world and get her life back on track. The story is enlivened by an assortment of fellow patients and an eccentric but determined nurse who deals cards counterclockwise.

Goldie, The Story of a Guide Dog

by J. J. Prowse

When Betty and Terry meet Mr. Write and his beautiful labrador Bella in the park, and learn about what a guide dog can do, they decide to donate their puppy Goldie to the Royal Guide Dogs Association in Australia. The following year, they raise Goldie to be a guide dog, and train Prince another pup. At the same time Dave Stewart a young man in their town, applies to get a guide dog after loosing his sight in a fire. Fate seems to be in the cards as he is matched with Goldie. This is the story of Goldie's training, her process of testing, puppy raising, training, and working with David, and Terry and Betty's love and experiences as puppy walkers.

The Making Of Blind Men

by Robert A. Scott

<P>The disability of blindness is a learned social role. The various attitudes and patterns of behavior that characterize people who are blind are not inherent in their condition but, rather, are acquired through ordinary processes of social learning. The Making of Blind Men is intended as a systematic and integrated overview of the blindness problem in America. <P> Dr. Scott chronicles which aspects of this problem are being dealt with by organizations for the blind and the effectiveness of this intervention system. He details the potential consequences of blind people becoming clients of blindness agencies by pointing out that many of the attitudes, behavior patterns, and qualities of character that have been assumed to be given to blind people by their condition are, in fact, products of socialization. As the self-concepts of blind men are generated by the same processes of socialization that shape us all, <P>Dr. Scott puts forth the challenge of reforming the organized intervention system by critically evaluating the validity of blindness workers' assumptions about blindness and the blind. It is felt that an enlightened work force can then render the socialization process of the blind into a rational and deliberate force for positive change.

Manual for the Stanford Multi Modality Imagery Test

by William L. Dauterman

The author's data on the test called "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test for the Blind" as a part of a research project has been revised in this manual under the name of "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test."

Perceptual Factors in Braille Word Recognition

by Carson Y. Nolan Cleves J. Kederis

This monograph presents the findings of several years of study of the braille system as a communication process.

A Personal Matter

by John Nathan Kenzaburo Oë

A father comes to terms with his abnormal child, by the Nobel Prize winner for Literature.

The Prison of My Mind

by Barbara Field Benziger

In this memoir of psychiatric illness, the author describes two hospitalizations and her eventual restoration to mental health. In the first hospital she receives indifferent and even abusive treatment. In the second she has the good fortune to be assigned to a wise and compassionate psychiatrist who helps her explore her inner conflicts and find peace. Benziger writes eloquently of the terror of severe panic attacks when the world seems to be collapsing around her.

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