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Every Teacher's Little Book of Wisdom

by Bob Algozzine Kate Algozzine

This wee book is full of inspiring ideas, and good pointers on how to be the best teacher you can be. Written by two noted Special Educators these pointers apply to any teacher from Nursery school to a Ph.D. adviser. Worth the look if you are or want to be a teacher. "People with disabilities are just like everybody else. They have dreams, goals, and aspirations just like their neighbors and peers. When they are children, they deserve the same educational experiences as their neighbors and peers: Good teachers who hold high expectations for success; good teachers who know how to manage classrooms to maximize learning opportunities for all students; and, good teachers who teach them to read, to do mathematics, or to do anything else they need or want to learn. Nothing about having a disability limits an individual's desire to learn. Nothing about having a disability should limit the willingness of a teacher to teach. Good teaching is good teaching and there are no boundaries on where it can occur and who will profit from it. We believe this and try to make it happen whenever we teach. Now it is up to you."

Preventing Problem Behaviors: Schoolwide Programs and Classroom Practices

by Bob Algozzine Stephen W. Smith Ann P. Daunic

In today's increasingly diverse PreK-12 classrooms, problem behaviors can often interrupt instructional time and disrupt learning. Designed for 21st-century school leaders, administrators, behavior specialists, and classroom teachers, this research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level. Based on the premise that early response to problems can lead to better outcomes for students, the book's content is framed around four essential areas: foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation. Within these areas, this accessible guide features: -The latest information on the science and practice of prevention -Reasons why conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bully-proofing are essential to prevention -Effective practices for teaching social skills to young children -Proven techniques for implementing schoolwide positive behavior support -Tools for using individual behavior plans to prevent problems -Ideas for home-school and community partnerships and culturally responsible teaching -Critical strategies for monitoring student progress and evaluating prevention practices -New, updated chapters, including information on preschool behavior support and RTI This valuable resource provides all the tools and strategies school leaders and teachers need to keep children focused on learning.

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools: Research and Practice

by Bob Algozzine Fred Spooner James McLeskey Nancy L. Waldron

Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

Effective Assessment for Students With Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher (Practical Approach To Special Education For Every Teacher Ser.)

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Discover what assessment methods you should be using, and how, when, and where they should be administered to ensure appropriate services are selected for all exceptional students.

The Fundamentals of Special Education: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

This guide highlights major concepts in special education—from disability categories, identification issues, and IEPs to appropriate learning environments and the roles general and special educators play.

Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Case studies illustrate how social, political, and economic factors affect special education practices and the distribution of limited resources to students with special needs.

Teaching Students With Communication Disorders: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Focusing on teaching students with communication disorders, the authors offer practical teaching strategies and provide brief definitions, indicators, and behaviors associated with speech and language disorders.

Teaching Students With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Learn about assistive technologies, helpful adjustments to school and classroom environments, and effective instructional modifications specifically designed to support students with medical, physical, and multiple disabilities.

Teaching Students With Mental Retardation: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Learn what effective teachers do to support students with mental retardation in and out of the inclusive classroom! Providing special and general educators with highly effective strategies for enhancing the academic and social skills of students with mental retardation, and offering a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this exceptional resource also discusses: Common causes of mental retardation Diagnosing mental retardation Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioral, and communicational characteristics Methods for improving students’ functional academic, social, self-care, and work skills Instructional approaches for students with severe disabilities Issues such as prevention of mental retardation and transitioning from school to work

Working With Families and Community Agencies to Support Students With Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine Dr James E. Ysseldyke

Teachers will find practical guidelines for collaborating with families, applying early childhood intervention, using transition services, involving community agencies and businesses, and identifying post-high school options.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine James E. Ysseldyke

The characteristics associated with LD, and practical teaching strategies proven to increase the success rate of students both inside and outside the classroom.

The Fundamentals of Special Education: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher (Practical Approach To Special Education For Every Teacher Ser.)

by Bob Algozzine Jim Ysseldyke

The busy educator's concise guide to the essentials of special education!In The Fundamentals of Special Education, authors Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke highlight the major concepts in special education, providing readers with a better understanding of the field, from disability categories and statistics to appropriate learning environments.Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including: What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it? How many students receive special education services and who are they? How are students identified for special education services? Where are students with disabilities taught? What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap? How does diversity influence special education? What about students who are gifted and/or talented?This excellent resource outlines a practicable approach to special education in all its many forms so that teachers can be prepared for the challenges they might face in the classroom.

Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher (Practical Approach To Special Education For Every Teacher Ser. #Vol. 11)

by Bob Algozzine Jim Ysseldyke

Valuable insight and sound intervention strategies for addressing the needs of students with social and emotional problems!When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.Highlights include:* A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed* Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems* Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught* Key vocabulary termsThe authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.

The Counseling Approach to Careers Guidance

by Lynda Ali Barbara Graham Susan Lendrum

From The Book Jacket The Counselling Approach to Careers Guidance offers a structured model which can be adapted to meet the specific needs of each client. Through detailed case material Lynda All and Barbara Graham show how to use counselling strategies with clients to enable them to change unhelpful patterns of thought and to move towards achievable goals. The book also explores materials available to careers counsellors and discusses important issues affecting their training and development within the public sector. This will be a useful handbook for experienced advisers and trainees in the careers service and a range of professional settings. Lynda All is Senior Careers Adviser, Edinburgh University. Barbara Graham is Director of the Careers Service, University of Strathclyde. Susan Lendrum is author of Gift of Tears and Case Material and Role Play in Counselling Training and a counsellor in private practice, Manchester. CAREERS GUIDANCE/COUNSELLING

Disability in Science Fiction

by Kathryn Allan

In this groundbreaking collection, twelve international scholars - with backgrounds in disability studies, English and world literature, classics, and history - discuss the representation of dis/ability, medical "cures," technology, and the body in science fiction.

Dignity & Inclusion: Making it work for children with complex health care needs

by Amanda Allard Jan Delamore Jeanne Carlin

This publication will help all service providers to ensure that disabled children and young people with additional support needs can access services and lead a life as part of their local community, focusing on children who require clinical procedures, children who require moving and handling and children who need intimate care as part of their personal support. Drawing on and including examples of good practice from across the country, Making it work for children with complex health care needs illustrates the ways in which all agencies can work together to develop local policies and procedures to ensure that the needs of this group of children are met in a coordinated and child-centred way. Making it work for children with complex health care needs is one of two companion publications detailing good practice in both inclusive and specialist settings across education, health, social care and leisure.

Dignity & Inclusion: Making it work for children with behaviour that challenges

by Amanda Allard Jan Delamore Jeanne Carlin

This publication will help all service providers to ensure that disabled children and young people with additional support needs can access services and lead a life as part of their local community, focusing on children who have behaviour that challenges as a result of either a severe learning disability and/or autism. Drawing on and including examples of good practice from across the country, Making it work for children with behaviour that challenges illustrates the ways in which all agencies can work together to develop local policies and procedures to ensure that the needs of this group of children are met in a coordinated and child-centred way. Making it work for children with behaviour that challenges is one of two companion publications detailing good practice in both inclusive and specialist settings across education, health, social care and leisure.

An Invincible Spirit: The Story of Don Fulk

by Janet Allen

“Don taught us how to be a real independent living center. Nothing was easy; every issue that came up on the road to Don’s independence was a challenge and a struggle, but the experience pushed us and we learned from it. We were not going to let Don down; all of us were committed to Don’s freedom and independence.” —Kathleen Kleinman, Executive Director, TRPIL (Transitional Paths to Independent Living) Profoundly deafened as an infant, Don Fulk didn’t learn his name or go to school until the age of ten. When he was eighteen years old and a budding superstar on his football and basketball teams, he broke his neck in a swimming accident, and became paralyzed. After his injury, he was confined to a bed in his parents’ home for eight years, unable to move and barely able to communicate. After his family could no longer care for him, he spent nine years in a nursing home where he suffered from abuse and neglect. Yet through a life marred by isolation and frustration, Fulk endured with strength, humor, and grace. He never gave up pursuing his dreams for independence and self-worth, and improving the lives of others. He fought a system that was unfair and discriminatory, and helped pave the way for people with disabilities to live independently. Don Fulk signed his story to author Janet Allen, describing his difficult home life, the incredible friends who changed his life, and his dramatic escape from an abusive nursing home. An Invincible Spirit is a story of hope, empowerment, and the battles people with disabilities have fought—and continue to fight—to improve the quality of their lives.

An Invincible Spirit: The Story of Don Fulk

by Janet Allen

“Don taught us how to be a real independent living center. Nothing was easy; every issue that came up on the road to Don’s independence was a challenge and a struggle, but the experience pushed us and we learned from it. We were not going to let Don down; all of us were committed to Don’s freedom and independence.” —Kathleen Kleinman, Executive Director, TRPIL (Transitional Paths to Independent Living) Profoundly deafened as an infant, Don Fulk didn’t learn his name or go to school until the age of ten. When he was eighteen years old and a budding superstar on his football and basketball teams, he broke his neck in a swimming accident, and became paralyzed. After his injury, he was confined to a bed in his parents’ home for eight years, unable to move and barely able to communicate. After his family could no longer care for him, he spent nine years in a nursing home where he suffered from abuse and neglect. Yet through a life marred by isolation and frustration, Fulk endured with strength, humor, and grace. He never gave up pursuing his dreams for independence and self-worth, and improving the lives of others. He fought a system that was unfair and discriminatory, and helped pave the way for people with disabilities to live independently. Don Fulk signed his story to author Janet Allen, describing his difficult home life, the incredible friends who changed his life, and his dramatic escape from an abusive nursing home. An Invincible Spirit is a story of hope, empowerment, and the battles people with disabilities have fought—and continue to fight—to improve the quality of their lives.

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia

by Sandra Allen

Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before.Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was “crazy,” that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a “true story” about being “labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,” and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle’s autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Lacing Bob’s narrative with chapters providing greater contextualization, Allen also shares background information about her family, the culturally explosive time and place of her uncle’s formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable.

Diabetes, Vision Impairment, and Blindness

by Allene R. Van Son

Vision impairment is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, which is itself the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. Three percent of the country's 10 million diabetics have experienced severe vision loss as a result of the disease. This means that diabetics frequently have to face additional problems of impending loss of vision and blindness. The purpose of this pamphlet is to explain the relationship between visual impairment and diabetes and to identify recent advances in treatment and rehabilitation to help diabetics and their families deal with the problems of vision loss.

Professional Autonomy in Video Relay Service Interpreting (Gallaudet Studies In Interpret #17)

by Erica Alley

Video relay service (VRS) is a federally funded service that provides telecommunications access for deaf people. It is also a for-profit industry with guidelines that may limit the autonomy of the sign language interpreters who work in VRS settings. In this volume, Erica Alley examines how VRS interpreters, or “Communication Assistants,” exercise professional autonomy despite the constraints that arise from rules and regulations established by federal agencies and corporate entities. Through interviews with VRS interpreters, Alley reveals the balance they must achieve in providing effective customer service while meeting the quantitative measures of success imposed by their employer in a highly structured call center environment. Alley considers the question of how VRS fits into the professional field of interpreting, and discovers that—regardless of the profit-focused mentality of VRS providers—interpreters make decisions with the goal of creating quality customer service experiences for deaf consumers, even if it means “breaking the rules.” Her findings shed light on the decision-making process of interpreters and how their actions are governed by principles of self-care, care for colleagues, and concern for the quality of services provided. Professional Autonomy in Video Relay Service Interpreting is essential reading in interpreter education courses and interpreter training programs.

Computer Resources for People with Disabilities

by Alliance for Technology Access

A resource for people with disabilities who want to improve their lives through the use of technology.

ECC Essentials: Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum to Students with Visual Impairments

by Carol B. Allman Sandra Lewis Susan J. Spungin

The book discusses the nine ECC content areas along with relevant assessments, the important roles of teachers of students with visual impairments as well as their students' parents, and learning activities and resources.

Improving Working Memory

by Tracy Packiam Alloway

Your working memory is the information your brain stores for a short period of time, it is your brain's post-it note if you like, and how much information you can remember has a huge influence on how well you do at school, and beyond. By understanding a child's working memory, you will be able to support their learning at school, and their concentration. Better working memory can be particularly useful to children with conditions where poor working memory is thought to be an underlying factor. Such conditions include: - dyslexia - dyscalculia - speech and language difficulties - developmental coordination disorders (motor dyspraxia) - ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) - autistic spectrum disorders This book explains how to spot problems early, and how to work with children to improve their working memory, therefore increasing their chances of success in the classroom. It also explains the theory behind working memory. Underpinned by rigorous research and written in a highly accessible style, this book will appeal to practitioners, parents and students as an essential guide to helping their students fulfil their maximum potential.

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