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Our Labeled Children

by Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko

Sternberg and Grigorenko, both psychologists and researchers at Yale University, are concerned that the way learning disabilities are assessed and treated in American school systems is not consistent. They argue that everyone is learning disabled in something, but that society only chooses to recognize disabilities in certain areas. They also note that lumping all children labeled learning disabled into this one category actually harms most of the children because they do not all have the same needs. The authors suggest that instead of this one form of remediation, the schools should develop a system through which the needs of each child are met on an individualized basis.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Parents and Disabilities

Disabled Parents

by Michelle Wates

Published by the National Childbirth Trust of Great Britain, this book is largely based on a series of interviews with 21 physically disabled parents. All of the parents in the study had orthopedic disabilities, and most are wheelchair users. As the author assures us in the first chapter, "This is not another book about heroines." The interviewees talk honestly about the joys and frustrations of parenting, access issues, attitudinal barriers, support networks, dealing with professionals, and their efforts to show the world that their families are essentially "normal." Wates, a disability-rights activist who is herself a wheelchair user, also discusses several support groups for disabled parents which have emerged in the U.K., and makes suggestions about how such groups can be launched and maintained.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Parents and Disabilities

The Learning Disabilities Trap

by Harlow G. Unger

Why do educators seek to label more than one-third of our nation's schoolchildren as "learning disabled" when clearly they are not? This practical, easy-to-use book answers that question and shows parents of school-age children how to distinguish between normal learning differences and true learning disabilities; how to have your child properly evaluated at the first sign of a learning difficulty; how to help your child convert learning differences into learning advantages; how to select the right school or program for your child; and how to stimulate your child's intellectual development from infancy onward to enhance progress in school. This book shows parents how to give their children the learning tools and support they need. It also includes core curriculum milestones by which parents can evaluate their children's progress and lists of organizations and schools that can help.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Parents and Disabilities

Disabled, Female and Proud!

by Harilyn Rousso and Susan Gushee O'Malley and Mary Severance

This book contains stories of ten women with disabilities who are out doing it, raising families, working, and being active in their communities. Woven through this book is the history of the Disability rights movement. This book is directed towards teen women, but is a good read for all.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities

by Anita Silvers and Leslie Pickering Francis

Few laws have sparked as much debate as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed by Congress in 1990. With thought-provoking analysis by noted experts in a variety of fields, this book provides a keen understanding of the consequences of the law--for both those who oppose burdensome costs of the law and those who feel it must do more to protect citizens with disabilities from intolerance and social limitation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Animal Helpers for the Disabled

by Deborah Kent

Written for children in the middle grades, this book gives a brief history of the assistance-dog movement and the many ways in which dogs (as well as, in some instances, other animals) work as partners with people with disabilities. Chapters explore how assistance dogs are trained, living with an assistance dog, and legislation regarding access to public accommodations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Extraordinary People with Disabilities

by Deborah Kent and Kathryn A. Quinlan

This book tells the stories of 54 historical figures with disabilities. From people who were known for their disability like Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder and Heather Whitestone to people who made an impact on the world and not just amongst the disabled community, like FDR, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Edison. In addition to the biographies there are short histories of legislation that changed history for Americans with Disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

The Accessible Museum Model Programs of Accessibility for Disabled and Older People

by American Association of Museums

A very interesting guide to museums of all kinds, which cater to accessibility for disabled and older people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

The Disabled Disciple

by Elizabeth J. Browne

Elizabeth Browne, a doctor of theology explores how the bible represents people with disabilities and how the church represents people with disabilities. Good book for ministers, or just people interested in Christianity who are blind or disabled.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Queer Crips

by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky

this is an anthology of essays and short stories about gay men who are also disabled. Many of the stories and essays are taken from Bent, an on-line publication that gives voice to the often silent voices of disabled gay men.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Moving Violations

by John Hockenberry

Paraplegic newscaster Hockenberry speaks as a thought-provoking journalist, an insightful iconoclast and a man defined, but never confined by a wheelchair.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Let's Talk About Disabled People

by Pete A. Sanders

"Let's talk about" looks at subjects of specific interest to young children and asks and answers the questions they most frequently raise. The series covers issues which affect children's lives or which add to their growing awareness of the world. This book talks about people who are differently abled, and helps children to understand how they feel when they have a temporary disability such as a broken arm, might be how a person who is permanently disabled feels.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Independent Living for Physically Disabled People

by Irving Kenneth Zola and Nancy M. Crewe

A text book for students in Rehabilitation Counseling classes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Images of the Disabled, Disabling Images

by Alan Gartner and Tom Joe

In this collection of a dozen essays, writers with strong backgrounds in the disability rights movement examine the roots of public attitudes toward the disabled. Several essays consider portrayals of people with disabilities in literature, film, and journalism. Others explore social policy toward the disabled in education, employment, and health-care. Nat Hentoff's powerful piece, ""The Awful Privacy of Baby Doe," expresses the author's outrage over the case of a child born with spina bifida who was denied treatment because doctors persuaded her parents that she would be better off dead.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Behind Our Eyes

by Marilyn Brandt Smith

Laugh with the blind guy who gets in the wrong car and almost gets arrested. Cry with the little girl whose parents resent her blindness so much that they constantly break her spirit. Rejoice over battles won against burglars, abusive spouses, self-doubt, and health care personnel who keep forgetting their patient can't see. Reflect on the issues of employment, acceptance, independent travel, and the appreciation of nature and other hobbies. This anthology attempts to bridge the gap between how disabled people are viewed by society and how they really live. Read about the writers' workshop, and join the group if you enjoy writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

Life On Wheels

by Gary Karp

This book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. This book is primarily a guidebook for those with a mobility disability, with practical information about how to adapt your home, choose a wheelchair, explore your sexuality, take care of your body. This book is designed to help people make their adjustments sooner and more completely by explaining how one adapts to disability, and by addressing misconceptions that only delay your ability to adapt. Throughout it I have tried to foster the principles of choice, of control, and of your right to pursue your interests and convictions. Life on Wheels is also an effort to explain that inclusion is an innate right for everyone and that people with disabilities are excluded for reasons not based on a balanced or realistic understanding of what is possible. ItÂ’s time our world caught up with the reality, closed that gap, and allowed millions of people with disabilities to play their full role in society.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Physical Disabilities

I Have A Sister -- My Sister Is Deaf

by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson

A young deaf child who loves to run and jump and play is affectionately described by her older sister.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Guaranteed Rights

by Joan Esherick

From the Book jacket: A local modeling program denies thirteen-year-old Maria the chance to participate in its workshops. The reason? She uses a wheelchair. What should she do? The state of Alabama nearly pulls the plug on a disabled college student's medical support. Why? He was approaching his twenty-first birthday. Are there other avenues this teen can pursue? Employers reject nineteen-year-old Manuel's job application because he has a history of seizures, even though his seizures are completely controlled by medication and his last episode was more than five years ago. Can Manuel appeal? These cases reflect real teens in real circumstances. And all three represent how special needs legislation impacts youth with special needs. Youth with special needs want the chance to reach their potentials, despite the challenges they must overcome. Some face physical or medical challenges. Others have psychological or emotional disorders. Still others live in at-risk circumstances beyond their control. Some may even be in jail. American law affords all these young people certain rights and protections, regardless of their special needs. What are these rights? Where do they come from? Whom do they protect? Guaranteed Rights: The Legislation That Protects Youth with Special Needs will answer these and other questions. It examines the history, passage, and enforcement of special needs law as it relates to appropriate education, appropriate medical care, and equal access to jobs, public places, and services for all youth with special needs.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Accommodations--or Just Good Teaching?

by Bonnie M. Hodge and Jennie Preston-Sabin

This is an excellent book for college professors, college students with disabilities, or people working with disabled college students. it explains the different accommendations available for these students, and what exactly the law covers. Definitely worth reading if you are a student planning to go to college and who have a disability.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Deaf Child Crossing

by Marlee Matlin

Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood -- maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.

But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out, because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.

A sensitive depiction of childhood friendship with its fragility, jealousies, and joys" - Booklist

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

My Name is Not Slow

by Autumn Libal

From the Book Jacket: When Mr. Brown peers through the glass window at his new daughter, she looks impossibly frail in the incubator. The doctors said shehas Down syndrome; she will have mental retardation. But what will that mean for Mr. Brown's daughter? What will she be able to do? Will she ever have talents like his other children? Will she feel joy from her accomplishments-or only pain from her limitations? Mental retardation is one of the most stigmatized disabilities in our society. People living with mental retardation are often treated as if they are simple, emotionless, child-like, or even less than human. And yet, individuals living with mental retardation have hopes and dreams, likes and dislikes, and talents and weaknesses just like anybody else. This book will help you learn about mental retardation, the special needs of individuals living with this form of disability, and the support systems available to help people with mental retardation acquire independence and success. As you read, you will meet Penelope Brown, one girl living with Down syndrome. Follow her story as she struggles both with her medical condition and with the ignorance of others. As you read, you will learn how Penelope and her family experience hope, disappointment, love, loss, and happiness as they learn what it means to live with mental retardation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

The Imprisoned Guest

by Elisabeth Gitter

Did you ever wonder what inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl who inspired Charles Darwin to visit her and also write about her in American Notes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Teaching Students with Special Needs

by Tom E. C. Smith and Edward A. Polloway and James R. Patton and Carol A. Dowdy

the one thing that will remain constant is the commitment to provide all students, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, with an equal opportunity to receive an appropriate education.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

A Different Way of Seeing

by Patricia Souder

Kyla passed the ball to her teammate, then raced up the court. Somehow, she lost track of the orange globe and didn't see it again until right before it smashed into her left cheek. Kyla's head snapped. At courtside, a paramedic asked her to close her left eye and see with her right. "How's everything look?" "Just fine." The paramedic instructed her to close her right eye and look with her left. "How about now?" "I see bright, flashing lights, some black specks, and a dark cloud right where you should be." "In that case, you win some eye shields and a trip to the emergency room." In A Different Way of Seeing: Youth with Visual Impairments and Blindness, you will learn about many different visual disorders, what can cause them, and resources to help deal with the challenges visual impairments can bring. As you follow Kyla's story, you will learn what it is like to be visually impaired. Along the way, you will also learn about the resources and adaptive devices - like white canes, guide dogs, Braille, blind camps, music programs, and sports opportunities - available to help youth with blindness or vision impairment. People with vision impairments have many stories to tell - stories of determination, hope, and accomplishment.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Chained

by Autumn Libal

From the Book jacket: The warm sun sliced through the window and melted across Kayla's bed. Slowly and reluctantly, Kayla rolled onto her side. Heavy with exhaustion and pain, she inched across the warm sheets. She felt as if someone had poured liquid metal into her body during the night-metal that had settled dense and cold in her bones. Gripping the bedpost with a white-knuckled hand, Kayla sucked in her breath. She closed her eyes, pulled herself up, and began the long journey to the bathroom. Inching along with shuffling feet and hunched back, Kayla looked much older than her fifteen years. She teetered dangerously, one hand outstretched for balance, one shoulder sliding along the wall for support. By the time she got to the bathroom door, she was already exhausted. What would it be like if you woke up every morning feeling sick? How would you get through each day if every minute brought you pain? What would you do if you had an illness that kept returning over and over again, refusing to be cured? Growing up is a challenge for everyone, but youth with chronic illnesses have additional challenges and special needs. These young people struggle to balance their physical conditions with the demands of school, friends, and activities. Living with chronic illness makes many young people feel alienated from their peers and may lead them to question their futures. In Chained: Youth with Chronic Illness, you will learn about the many challenges youth with chronic illness face and the support systems available to help them. Along the way, you will learn more about Kayla and her journey to live and thrive in the face of chronic illness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities


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