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Women Healers: Portraits of Herbalists, Physicians, and Midwives

by Elisabeth Brooke

From antiquity to the present, women have been persecuted. In history, women midwives, healers and herbalists have been burned as witches, raped and tortured for their practices. More recently, women are threatened with sexual discrimination in the medical field in more covert ways. In this book, Elisabeth Brooke highlights women healers, herbalists, and midwives and shows them in both a historical sense, as well as a medical sense.

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

by Judith Gould Sarah Hendrickx

The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.

Women and Disability in Medieval Literature

by Tory Vandeventer Pearman

This book is first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered model' for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

by Norman Doidge Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn--or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to "fix" her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains--from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. The capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above-normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits. Starting in the late 1970s, she has continued to expand and refine these exercises, which have benefited thousands of individuals. Barbara founded Arrowsmith School in Toronto in 1980 and then the Arrowsmith Program to train teachers and to implement this highly effective methodology in schools all over North America. Her work is revealed as one of the first examples of neuroplasticity's extensive and practical application. The idea that self-improvement can happen in the brain has now caught fire. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain powerfully and poignantly illustrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed. This remarkable book by a brilliant pathbreaker deepens our understanding of how the brain works and of the brain's profound impact on how we participate in the world. Our brains shape us, but this book offers clear and hopeful evidence of the corollary: we can shape our brains.

A Woman God Can Use: Lessons from Old Testament Women Help You Make Today's Choices

by Alice Mathews

Old Testament women show us how to live with difficult men, fight depression, accept leadership responsibilities, survive tough times, and more. This book is designed to be used as a Bible study for personal devotions or group discussions. Other books by this author are available from Bookshare.

Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering

by Gerald A. Maguire Lisa Gordon Wither

Back Cover: “What is stuttering? Five million voices can speak to this. A disorder that has defied physicians for centuries, stuttering claims as its own grade-school students and senior citizens, captains of industry and kings of nations, politicians, performers and professional athletes. It causes confusion in families, contempt in the uninformed and anguish in the approximately five million individuals in the United States who find it impossible to speak without effort. There are no cures but there are solutions. And there is hope because of significant advancements in pharmacotherapy--the clinical treatment of stuttering with medication. Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering explores the history, the heartache and the hope for this medical condition from an insider's perspective: a physician who has stuttered since childhood and knows how it feels to struggle with words and to express himself with ease.”

With Wings: An Anthology of Literature by and about Women with Disabilities

by Florence Howe Marsha Saxton

With Wings is an anthology of stories, poems, and essays by thirty women writers, all of whom have a disability or physical difference. The volume was compiled with several goals in mind: to combat educational discrimination, both sexist and ableist, against disabled women and girls; to enhance the self-esteem of disabled women and girls by presenting positive role models; to provide a literary forum for the experiences of disabled women of different social classes; and to challenge the literary community to follow suit, recognizing works by disabled women. The book is divided into three thematic parts: Living in These Bodies, These Minds; Seeking Help and Love; and Transcendence. Contributors include Nancy Mairs, Muriel Rukeyser, Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, and many less well-known writers.

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.

Wish on a Unicorn

by Karen Hesse

Now I didn't believe a broken-down old unicorn could make wishes come true . . . not for a minute. But what if it could?Mags has a lot to wish for--a nice house with a mama who isn't tired out from work; a normal little sister; a brother who doesn't mooch for food; and, once in a while, she'd like some new clothes for school. When her sister Hannie finds a stuffed unicorn, Mags's wishes start to come true. She knows the unicorn can't really be magic, but she won't let anything ruin her newfound luck--even if it means telling her own sister to believe something that can't possibly be true.

The Wisdom of Sam: Observations On Life From An Uncommon Child

by Daniel Gottlieb

In this book, author Daniel Gottlieb shares life lessons taught to him by his eight-year-old grandson, Sam. The Wisdom of Sam continues the extraordinary story of the interaction between a grandfather who is quadriplegic and a grandson who is autistic as they share their discoveries about empathy, compassion, courage, happiness, and the power of laughter.

Wintering Well

by Lea Wait

"WHAT HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON IS TOO TERRIBLE TO WRITE. . . . PLEASE, GOD, LET WILL LIVE. AND, PLEASE, GOD, FORGIVE ME. " All Will Ames ever wanted to do was farm. But when he's injured in a farm accident, Will is left without a leg -- and without his future. There's no place on a farm for a cripple. And so, after a long winter of healing, Will and his sister Cassie, who blames herself for the accident, go to stay in town with their older sister and her husband. There, as Maine becomes a state, Will learns that perhaps even without his leg, there's another, brighter future in store for him. And Cassie, too, learns that maybe, in the changing world of 1820, Will isn't the only one with the chance at a different, exciting future. . . .

The Winter Place

by Alexander Yates

There is a middle world between life and death, and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart-wrenching story infused with the fractured and fantastical realms of Finnish mysticism.Axel and Tess are bewildered when a stranger shows up in their backyard accompanied by a giant brown bear, but before they can investigate the bizarre encounter, something more harrowing happens: their father is killed in a freak car accident. Now orphaned, Tess and Axel are shipped off to Finland to live with grandparents who they've never met, and are stunned to discover that the mysterious stranger with the bear has found them again. More stunning--they come to understand that this man isn't really a man...he's a keeper of souls. And the bear isn't really a's a ghost. Their mother's ghost. Wandering, endlessly, searching for their father. Then the Keeper invites Axel, who is fighting his symptoms of muscular dystrophy, to join the path of the dead--and when Axel disappears into the deep snow, Tess knows she must find a way to follow. There are mysteries connected to this peculiar man, this keeper, and if she can untangle them, she might not only save Axel, but also bring her parents peace.

Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the Deaf

by Wayne Coffey

The Gallaudet women's basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: "How can you play so well despite your hearing impairment?" Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. "We're not hearing impaired," she says. "We're deaf." Winning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nation's most unique and inspiring women's basketball team and its 1999-2000 season. It is a touching chronicle of players who don't hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world. Author Wayne Coffey offers an intimate and unsparing look at the players' lives on and off the court, their struggles to overcome the mistreatment and misconceptions of the hearing world, and their deeply rooted connection to one another. Interwoven with an overview of the shameful history of education for the deaf, Coffey explores the players' hopes and dreams and introduces us to such unforgettable people as Ronda Jo Miller, a Minnesota farm girl who is the most decorated athlete in school history; Touria Ouahid, a point guard from Morocco who had to overcome the fierce objections of her Muslim culture to pursue basketball and her education; and their relentlessly dedicated coach, Kitty Baldridge, who has led the Gallaudet women's team for nearly twenty-five years. On the bench for every game, on the bus for every trip, even living in the dorms and attending classes, Coffey presents sensitively crafted portraits of ten remarkable women who adamantly reject the notion that they are disabled in any way. Their goal in life is not to be able to hear, but simply to be accepted and respected. Nearly fifteen years ago, I. King Jordan, Gallaudet's president and a towering figure in contemporary deaf history, issued a famous quote: "Deaf people can do everything but hear." Much more than just a basketball story, Winning Sounds Like This is a celebration of community, of perseverance, and of young women who live out King Jordan's words every day of their lives.

Wings of Courage

by Neil R. Hamilton

The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook

by Mike Halsey

Learn everything you need to know about making Windows 10 easier to use, see, hear, touch, or read, whether you are using it yourself, setting it up for another person, teaching others about ease of use at work or in the home, or working with a variety of people with specific needs in the community. What you'll learn Manage accessibility in the Settings app, and make use of the Ease of Access Center Make your keyboard and mouse easier to use Make text and windows easier to read Use text or visual alternatives for sounds Use the narrator, and control it using touch and with the keyboard Use Cortana as a smart PC assistant Make use of Windows 10 shortcut keys, and touch and trackpad gestures Use and train the handwriting recognition feature Dictate or navigate using speech recognition Who this book is for The audience for this book includes (but is not limited to) Windows users with special visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive needs, at home and in the workplace. It provides guidance for IT and management professionals who work with such users, as well as the community and statutory groups, organizations, colleges, universities, and government agencies that support them. It is also a guide for friends and family supporting elderly or disabled Windows users in the home, and for anyone else looking for advice on how to make their PC simpler, easier, more productive, and ultimately more enjoyable to use. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introducing Accessibility in Windows 10 Chapter 2: Identifying Your Needs Chapter 3: Using Windows 10 with a Visual Impairment Chapter 4: Using Windows 10 with a Hearing Impairment Chapter 5: Making the Keyboard and Mouse Easier to Use Chapter 6: Touch and Alternative Input Options Chapter 7: Windows 10 for Memory, Learning, or Other Cognitive Impairments Chapter 8: Managing Accessibility in Windows 10 Mobile Chapter 9: Windows 10 Usability Tips and Tricks

Window Boy

by Andrea White

After his mother finally convinces the principal of Greenfield Junior High to admit him, twelve-year-old Sam arrives for his first day of school, along with his imaginary friend Winston Churchill, who encourages him to persevere with his cerebral palsy.

Willow King (Willow King #1)

by Chris Platt

This inspiring debut novel by a female former professional jockey and horse trainer tells the moving tale of Willow King, a colt born with crooked legs, who is saved from destruction by 13-year-old Katie Durham. Because one of Katie's own legs is shorter than the other, she feels an immediate kinship with the imperfect little colt. With painstaking care, she pulls King through arduous training until he becomes a champion.

A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism - Revised Edition

by Jane Asher Kelly Harland

Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband - both professional musicians - must learn to navigate with him. Will's fears, anxieties, and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable 'flip-outs' and 'freak-outs,' there are moments of wonder. When Will finally learns the give and take of conversation, or dreams about his future, it rekindles his mother's belief that anything is possible.

Will Mummy Be Coming Back For Me?

by Shane Dunphy

The harrowing true story of one child's battle to escape his shattered past . . . When Jason is first taken into care, he is a tiny frightened five-year-old. In time, childcare worker Shane Dunphy gets Jason to come out of himself.

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education (Wiley Handbooks in Education)

by Marie Tejero Hughes Elizabeth Talbott

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education is a state-of-the-art reference showcasing cutting-edge special education research with a focus on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Cutting-edge special education research focusing on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds An authoritative contribution to the field, this work charts a new path to effective interventions and sets an agenda for future research Addresses disabilities from an international perspective

The Wiles of the Devil

by Jaan Ranne

This book takes a look at how Satan tries to control our lives and how Satan keeps us from doing what God wants us to. In addition, it looks at the two separate realms of spiritual and physical realms and how they sometime co-exist. Finally, it takes a look at what is in store for Earth in the future.

The Wild Horse Who Loved the Girl

by Jennifer Hustis

Best known for her paintings of horses, artist Jennifer Cocoma Hustis takes us into the mind of a rescue horse to tell us the story of his growing relationship with a young girl who trains and bonds with him. The quietly touching story Hustis has to tell, based on the experience of her own daughter, is accompanied by the artist’s simplifi ed and understated, yet highly evocative, illustrations of scenes from the book. The book is one that should make readers of any age understand the artist’s dedication to “the animals who make us better people.” — by John Brandenburg, artist and arts correspondent for The Oklahoman

The Wild Boy

by Mordicai Gerstein

This book is based on the true story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron. When hunters found him, this boy had known no human contact. With the help of a dedicated young doctor and his loving housekeeper, he learns to feel, to care, to appreciate soft things. Regretfully, he never learns to talk. Gerstein tells the story with charm and respect. This would be a fine choice for a book report.

Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms

by Mara Sapon-Shevin

Widening the Circle is a passionate, even radical argument for creating school and classroom environments where all kids, including children labeled as &quot;disabled&quot; and &quot;special needs,&quot; are welcome on equal terms. In opposition to traditional models of special education, where teachers decide when a child is deemed &quot;ready to compete&quot; in &quot;mainstream&quot; classes, Mara Sapon-Shevin articulates a vision of full inclusion as a practical and moral goal. Inclusion, she argues, begins not with the assumption that students have to earn their way into the classroom with their behavior or skills, it begins with the right of every child to be in the mainstream of education, perhaps with modifications, adaptations, and support. Full inclusion requires teachers to think about all aspects of their classrooms-pedagogy, curriculum, and classroom climate. Crucially, Sapon-Shevin takes on arguments against full inclusion in a section of straight-talking answers to common questions. She agrees with critics that the rhetoric of inclusion has been used to justify eliminating services and &quot;dumping&quot; students with significant educational needs unceremoniously back into the mainstream with little or no support. If full inclusion is properly implemented, however, she argues, it not only clearly benefits those traditionally excluded but enhances the educations and lives of those considered mainstream in myriad ways. Through powerful storytelling and argument, Sapon-Shevin lays out the moral and educational case for not separating kids on the basis of difference.

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