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

by Dr James E. Ysseldyke Bob Algozzine

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.

Working With Families Of Children With Special Needs: Family And Professional Partnerships And Roles

by Nancy Sileo Mary Prater

An engaging discussion of the legal, ethical, practical, and cultural considerations of working with families of special needs children. With a strong focus on the families of special needs children, this first edition text provides students with both the information to understand the challenges and needs of these families as well as the skills and strategies required of educators working with such families. Containing a thorough discussion of the common legal and ethical concerns surrounding children with special needs and their families, this book also emphasizes the many individual differences among families. With that in mind, the authors focus on diversity in families with special needs children, cultural considerations, age, and communication with special needs families. In addition, a distinctive final chapter called “A Family’s Voice,” gives students the special opportunity to hear about the unique thoughts and experiences of a large selection of family members of children with special needs.

Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs

by R. Mcwilliam

This user-friendly book presents research-based best practices for serving families of children with special needs from birth to age 6. Expert contributors demonstrate how early intervention and early childhood special education can effectively address a wide range of family concerns, which in turn optimizes children's development and learning. Tightly edited, the volume offers indispensable tools for assessing families; identifying and capitalizing on their strengths; providing information, support, and coaching; collaborating with parents and teachers to address children's functional needs in the context of everyday routines; and coordinating care. Over a dozen reproducible checklists and forms help professionals immediately implement the techniques and strategies described.

Working with Girls and Young Women with an Autism Spectrum Condition: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

by Fiona Fisher Bullivant

This guide shows how clinicians can help girls and young women with ASC to reach their full potential, by adopting more relationship-based, individualised approaches. With contributions from young women about their experiences in clinical settings, the book reflects on what clinicians have done right and wrong to date, why girls and women with ASC are too often misunderstood, and how the culture of how clinicians work with them needs to change in order to achieve better results. In a concise and practical way, it covers how to better understand clients' needs and foster strong relationships through diagnosis, understanding comorbidities, sensory issues, self-harm, emotional regulation, assessments, interventions and strategies.

Working with Global Aphasia: Theory and Practice (Working With)

by Sharon Adjei-Nicol

Global aphasia is the most severe and disabling form of aphasia, yet it has had the least attention within aphasia research and rehabilitation. This practical book provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the topic based on both clinical observations and the literature to date. Uniquely, it covers not only the severe language impairments observed in global aphasia but also the co-occurring cognitive impairments that often present an additional challenge when working with this population. This book offers: • A comprehensive understanding of the clinical characteristics of global aphasia illustrated with real case examples • A theoretical overview of the domains of cognition and discussion of the role cognitive deficits play in the clinical presentation of people with global aphasia • Critical analysis of the research evidence on global aphasia • An exploration into the strengths and limitations of common methods used to assess language, cognition, and functional communication in global aphasia • New ways of approaching assessment and treatment which consider the impact of cognitive difficulties • Detailed suggestions of direct and indirect treatment tasks and approaches that can be used with this population, including novel cognitive tasks. This accessible text will provide both experienced speech and language therapists and students new to the subject with the knowledge, skills, and tools to work effectively with people with global aphasia in a range of clinical settings. It will also be an essential resource for anyone considering research with this challenging but highly rewarding population.

Working With Hannah: A Special Girl in a Mainstream School

by Chris Glass Liz Wise

Working with Hannah is a unique and detailed snapshot of the first years of schooling for a child with Down's Syndrome and severe mobility and communication problems. Written by two classroom assistants, who supported Hannah during her two and a half years in a mainstream infant school, this book shows how the right level of support can make inclusion a success not only for the child and family but also for the school itself. This practical guide describes the 'hands on' approach of Hannah's day-to-day management in a busy school. Topics covered include:*finding a school*how the school prepares*adapting the curriculum*recognising the importance of friendship*incorporating therapies into the school day*additional aspects of personal and, physical care*setting up communication systems.There are key points at the end of chapters, which highlight the salient aspects and offer practical advice.

Working with Parents: A Guide for Education Professionals

by Sue Soan Carmel Digman

'This book would be excellent for anyone thinking of taking on the role of home/support worker or someone already in this post who would like to refresh their ideas and views. The book would also be of interest to those who want further insight into the complex role of the home/support worker' - Nasen's Special 'This book uses case studies across a range of ages to give practical advice on best practice when working with children and their parents in conjunction with other professionals....[T]he book contains much value to both class teachers and headteachers' - Headteacher Update 'This realistic and wide-ranging book supports the work of a growing number of school-based support staff' - Extended Schools Update 'This book helpfully covers the broad range of issues that home-school workers are likely to negotiate on a day to day basis. They give a realistic account of the challenges of working with parents from a school context, outlining a range of approaches, interventions, case studies and information to help practitioners provide effective support.' - Jo Hook, Transition Information Sessions (TIS) Consultant - Family and Parenting Institute With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff. Using case studies to illustrate best practice across a range of age groups, the book looks at strategies for dealing with the effects of the following issues on children: o domestic violence o bereavement and loss o learning difficulties and special educational needs o neglect and poverty o anger and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties o addictions within the family. There is advice on working directly with children and examples are cited from children from 0 to 19. This book is an essential read for all those involved in the education and care of children.

Working with Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs (Hands on Guides)

by Maggie Smith Chris Dukes

Includes CD-Rom `This very timely book...aims to support practitioners to work in partnership with parents, particularly those parents whose children have special or additional needs...It very clearly sets out the principles, legislative framework and processes which are essential knowledge for all SENCOs and managers in early years settings' - Early Years Update `The book has a positive approach to all aspects of working with parents and children...It's a book you can easily dip in and out of and is written in plain English...There aren't many textbooks I can read from cover to cover but this is one - I found it really interesting and enlightening. Score - 10 out of ten' - National Childminding Association `In short, this book provides almost everything you need in order to work successfully with parents' - Early Years Educator Are you looking for advice on how to work successfully with parents? Every practitioner knows that it is vitally important to work well with parents and make the relationship a positive and productive one, to ensure the best support for the child with special educational needs. This book offers clear strategies for ways to forge successful and lasting relationships with parents. It includes: - advice on working together with parents to improve the child's learning - strategies for communicating effectively with parents - help for the pre-school SENCO, showing how they can lead the process - tips for building successful links with other related professionals - activities and case studies - a CD Rom with checklists and useful photocopiable material. This book is ideal for all those working with the 0 to 5 age range, such as pre-school practitioners, nursery managers, advisory teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Officers and Child Care and Education students and tutors. Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith are both Area SENCOs who work closely with pre-school SENCOs and Managers on a daily basis.

Working with People with Disabilities

by Richard Pimentel

Guide to working with the disabled in job placement and retention

Working with People with Learning Disabilities: Theory and Practice

by Honor Woods David Thomas

A comprehensive introduction to working with people with learning disabilities, this guide provides the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and to help improve the quality of life of people within this group. Using accessible language and case examples, the authors discuss both psychological and practical theories, including: * person-centred and behavioural approaches * anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive approaches * systems theory * task centred approach * role theory. Emphasising empowerment and inclusion of those with learning disabilities, they relate theory to issues such as loss and bereavement, sexuality and social stigma. They also provide guidance for practitioners on social policy and legislation and explore crisis intervention, values and ethics, advocacy and joint agency work, making this an extremely useful resource for social workers, nurses, teachers care workers and others working with people with learning disabilities.

Working with Secondary Students who have Language Difficulties

by Susan Robinson Mary Brent Florence Gough

Language is the foundation of everything that goes on at school and is critical for formal learning and to interact socially. This book represents a whole school approach that includes tips for: identifying pupils with language learning difficulties following the book's simply explained guidelines; helping pupils overcome stumbling blocks by using the book's practical classroom strategies; modifying the schools curriculum to best support pupils with language learning difficulties; and timesaving resources in photocopiable format.

Working with Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Healthcare Settings: A Practical Guide (Working With)

by Kidge Burns Sarah Northcott

Solution focused brief therapy is an evidence-based approach that enables people to make meaningful change in their everyday lives. This book shares ideas on how speech and language therapists and others working in medical settings can integrate SFBT into their therapeutic interactions to support clients handling acute or chronic health conditions. It outlines core aspects of the approach in an accessible format, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and provides guidance on adapting SFBT for clients living with communication disabilities. There are suggestions for different clinical situations, with real-life case examples drawn from working with people living with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, motor neurone disease, cancer and chronic pain. Combining practical advice with photocopiable resources, this book covers: • Establishing person-centred, holistic goals for therapy • Future focused descriptions • Building on a person’s resources and successes • Responding to distress • Supervision and support This accessible book can be read as an introductory text for those new to this approach and will also be invaluable to clinicians who have already received some training in SFBT. It is likely to become a trusted resource, supporting allied health professionals and others to ensure their therapy is grounded in client priorities.

Working with Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders: Characteristics and Teaching Strategies

by Terry L. Shepherd

The book is about children who have been identified as having emotional and behavior disorders, those who have not been identified, those who are depressed and suicidal, and those who display aggressive behavior in the classroom. This book is a practical guide combining theory, best practices, strategies, and interventions and is useful for beginning teachers, seasoned teachers, alternatively certified teachers, counselors, parents, and administrators.

Working with Trans Voice: A Guide to Support and Inspire New, Developing and Established Practitioners (Working With)

by Matthew Mills Sean Pert

This book is an essential resource for those new to, developing and established in the field of trans voice. Presented in a workbook style and packed with practical exercises for the practitioner to engage with, it explores and explains how to work with clients effectively, while also developing vital cultural knowledge and fundamental skills in voice coaching that will help the practitioner develop insight into and support each person’s unique journey. Matthew Mills and Sean Pert draw on their wealth of experience to encourage the reader to consider what gender means to them, and how gender performance may be taken for granted by people whose gender identity aligns with their sex assigned at birth. The key learning points of this book are illustrated by guiding comments from trans and non-binary people with lived, practical and clinical experience Based on the latest expert practice and informed by the experiences of the clients themselves, Working with Trans Voice allows speech and language therapists and other professionals interested in supporting trans and gender-diverse people to develop the confidence to work with their clients in partnership and solidarity.

Working with Voice Disorders: Theory and Practice (Working With)

by Stephanie Martin

Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Working with Voice Disorders offers practical insight and direction into all aspects of voice disorders, from assessment and diagnosis to intervention and case management. Using evidence-based material, it provides clinicians with pragmatic, accessible support, facilitating and informing decision-making along the clinical journey, from referral to discharge. Key features of this resource include: A wealth of new, up-to-date practical and theoretical information, covering topics such as the prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment of a wide spectrum of voice disorders. A multi-dimensional structure, allowing the clinician to consider both specific aspects of patient management and aspects such as clinical effectiveness, clinical efficiencies and service management. Photocopiable clinical resources, from an at-a-glance summary of voice disorders to treatment and assessment protocols, and practical exercises and advice sheets for patients. Sample programmes for voice information groups and teacher workshops. Checklists for patients on topics such as the environmental and acoustic challenges of the workplace. Self-assessed personalised voice review sheets and weekly voice diaries encourage patients to monitor their voice quality and utilise strategies to prevent vocal misuse. Combining the successful format of mixing theory and practice, this edition offers a patient-centred approach to voice disorders in a fully accessible and easy-to-read format and addresses the challenges of service provision in a changing world. This is an essential resource for speech and language therapists of varying levels of experience, from student to specialist.

Workplace Mental Health Law: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Research in Health Law)

by Takenori Mishiba

This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary study of occupational mental health legislation in seven countries. The work presents a study of the laws, policies, and legal interpretations to help prevent mental health problems from occurring in the workplace and appropriately address problems once they do occur. With a view to improving provision in Japan, the author examines the legal issues relating to workplace mental health and stress in the USA, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, France and Germany. In presenting a comparative discussion of mental health issues in the workplace, this book seeks to establish a minimum for legal rights and duties that contribute to prevention and not just compensation. With its detailed comparative and descriptive coverage of legal and related provisions in a range of countries, the book will be a valuable resource for academics, policy-makers and practitioners working in labour and employment law, social welfare, occupational health and human resource management.

The World as I Have Found It

by Mary L. Day Arms

A graduate of the Maryland Institution for the Blind, Mary L. Day published a memoir in 1859 entitled Incidents in the Life of a Blind Girl. In this book, a sequel to her first, she recounts how she traveled throughout the country earning a living through the sale of her memoir. She also writes about meeting her future husband, visiting places of interest, and having numerous adventures on the road. The book closes with several essays on blindness and the education of the blind and with a collection of poems by blind authors.

The World At My Fingertips

by Karsten Ohnstad

Karsten Ohnstad shares his journey into blindness with warmth and humor.

The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult

by Jerald Walker

<P>A memoir of growing up with blind, African-American parents in a segregated cult preaching the imminent end of the world. <P>When The World in Flames begins, in 1970, Jerry Walker is six years old. His consciousness revolves around being a member of a church whose beliefs he finds not only confusing but terrifying. Composed of a hodgepodge of requirements and restrictions (including a prohibition against doctors and hospitals), the underpinning tenet of Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God was that its members were divinely chosen and all others would soon perish in rivers of flames. <P>The substantial membership was ruled by fear, intimidation, and threats. Anyone who dared leave the church would endure hardship for the remainder of this life and eternal suffering in the next. The next life, according to Armstrong, would arrive in 1975, three years after the start of the Great Tribulation. Jerry would be eleven years old. <P>Jerry's parents were particularly vulnerable to the promise of relief from the world's hardships. When they joined the church, in 1960, they were living in a two-room apartment in a dangerous Chicago housing project with the first four of their seven children, and, most significantly, they both were blind, having lost their sight to childhood accidents. They took comfort in the belief that they had been chosen for a special afterlife, even if it meant following a religion with a white supremacist ideology and dutifully sending tithes to Armstrong, whose church boasted more than 100,000 members and more than $80 million in annual revenues at its height. <P>When the prophecy of the 1972 Great Tribulation does not materialize, Jerry is considerably less disappointed than relieved. When the 1975 end-time prophecy also fails, he finally begins to question his faith and imagine the possibility of choosing a destiny of his own.

The World Through Blunted Sight: An Inquiry into the Influence of Defective Vision on Art and Character

by Patrick Trevor-Roper

A British ophthalmologist discusses his impressions of visually-impaired artists, including a number of the Impressionists.

The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille

by Barbara Pierce

Braille: What Is It? What Does It Mean to the Blind?

Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities (California Series in Public Anthropology #51)

by Aaron J. Jackson

The stories of fathers caring for non-verbal children and how these experiences alter their understandings of care, masculinity, and living a full life.Vulnerable narratives of fatherhood are few and far between; rarer still is an ethnography that delves into the practical and emotional realities of intensive caregiving. Grounded in the intimate everyday lives of men caring for children with major physical and intellectual disabilities, Worlds of Care undertakes an exploration of how men shape their identities in the context of caregiving. Anthropologist Aaron J. Jackson fuses ethnographic research and creative nonfiction to offer an evocative account of what is required for men to create habitable worlds and find some kind of "normal" when their circumstances are anything but. Combining stories from his fieldwork in North America with reflections on his own experience caring for his severely disabled son, Jackson argues that care has the potential to transform our understanding of who we are and how we relate to others.

Worth a Thousand Words

by Brigit Young

Whether it’s earrings, homework, or love notes, Tillie “Lost and Found” Green and her camera can find any lost thing—until a search for a missing person forces her to step out from behind the lens. Ever since a car accident left Tillie Green with lasting painful injuries, she's hidden behind her camera. She watches her family and classmates through the lens, tracking down misplaced items and spotting the small details that tell a much bigger story than people usually see. But she isn’t prepared for class clown Jake Hausmann’s request: to find his father.In a matter of days, Tillie goes from silent observer to one half of a detective duo, searching for clues to the mystery of Jake’s dad’s disappearance. When the truth isn’t what Jake wants it to be, and the photographs start exposing people’s secrets, Tillie has to decide what—and who—is truly important to her.Worth a Thousand Words is the debut book by Brigit Young.

Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up To Old School Culture

by Kirsten Olson

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today’s schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education―the joy of learning <p><p> How do we recognize the "wounds" caused by outdated schooling policies? How do we heal them? <p><p> In her controversial new book, education writer and critic Kirsten Olson brings to light the devastating consequences of an educational approach that values conformity over creativity, flattens students’ interests, and dampens down differences among learners. Drawing on deeply emotional stories, Olson shows that current institutional structures do not produce the kinds of minds and thinking that society really needs. Instead, the system tends to shame, disable, and bore many learners. Most importantly, she presents the experiences of wounded learners who have healed and shows what teachers, parents, and students can do right now to help themselves stay healthy.

The Wounded Spirit

by Frank E. Peretti

Frank Peretti's story of growing up with a medical condition that left him disfigured. Surgery and the miracle of prayer took care of the deformity, but not the reality of being different.

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