When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect

When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect Author Margaret Froehlke
ISBN-10 1606131605
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 235
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While it's well known that the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is skyrocketing in the general population, it's less well known that ASD is even more common in people with Down syndrome. When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect is the first comprehensive guide to look at the dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD). Written by parents and professionals, the book discusses best practices for screening, treatment, education, and caretaking. This one-stop resource is for families whose child is already diagnosed, as well as parents who suspect their child has co-existing ASD. Professionals, too, will find information on how to distinguish DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome for instance, what physical and medical issues belong to a Down syndrome-only diagnosis, and what mental and behavioral issues suggest that an ASD also exists. They will also find guidance to help them care for and provide services for children and adults with this dual diagnosis. The editors and chapter authors include seasoned parents, advocates, doctors, dentists, psychologists, behavior analysts, nurses, educators, and financial planners. They share their experiences and expertise on these topics: Diagnosis Emotional Adjustment & Getting Support Genetics Medical & Health Concerns What Autism Looks like in a Child with Down Syndrome When Autism is Suspected in Teens and Adults with DS Oral Health Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Problems Care Coordination Problem Behaviors Educational Programs Working with Minorities Life Planning Parents and professionals, who previously had to piece together information about DS-ASD from sources about each separate condition, can now rely on this groundbreaking book to understand and navigate the complexities and challenges of DS-ASD.



Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama Author Rachel Macy Stafford
ISBN-10 9780310338147
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 240
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“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.



The Highly Engaged Classroom

The Highly Engaged Classroom Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781935543121
Release 2010-03-21
Pages 384
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Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This self-study text provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.



Captive Genders

Captive Genders Author Eric A. Stanley
ISBN-10 9781849352352
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 425
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A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning. Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections. Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project. CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.



Lupus Q and A

Lupus Q and A Author Robert G. Lahita
ISBN-10 1583335455
Release 2015-01-22
Pages 304
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A compassionate guide on how to cope with lupus provides patients and their families with accessible information on the disease's symptoms, treatments, and psychological impact. Original. 10,000 first printing.



The Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States

The Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States Author Pamela Balls Organista
ISBN-10 9781412915403
Release 2010
Pages 405
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This text allows students to explore fundamental issues and methods that distinguish the field of ethnic psychology within mainstream psychology. The authors focus on increasing readers' sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge regarding the role of ethnicity and culture in human behavior.



Why Stories Matter

Why Stories Matter Author Clare Hemmings
ISBN-10 9780822349167
Release 2011
Pages 272
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A powerful critique of the stories that feminists tell about the past four decades of Western feminist theory.



Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Demystifying Dissertation Writing Author Peg Boyle Single
ISBN-10 9781579223137
Release 2009
Pages 201
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Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: establishing a consistent writing routine; working with a support group; consulting your advisor; understanding your committee's expectations; and setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks - whether writing partners or groups - to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.



Gut Reactions

Gut Reactions Author W. Grant Thompson
ISBN-10 9781489964915
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 377
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Gut Reactions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gut Reactions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gut Reactions book for free.



The Parent s Toolkit

The Parent s Toolkit Author Naomi Richards
ISBN-10 9781446490532
Release 2012-02-02
Pages 288
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Do you wish your child had more confidence? Would you like to help them handle problems better at school or at home? Would you like to give your child the life skills to thrive in the face of change and challenge? Naomi Richards, the UK's leading kids coach, has been working with children and their parents for 8 years. Just as adults benefit from a life coach or a mentor at work, so too can children. By being your child's life coach you can help your child handle challenges such as making and keeping friends, dealing with bullying or peer pressure, sibling rivalry, getting homework done or dealing with a major change, such as moving schools or parents separating. In The Parents' Toolkit Naomi shares the key life tools she uses and teaches so that you can help your child successfully navigate childhood challenges and grow up into a happy, confident and resilient young adult. Her coaching tools include teaching your child positive self-talk, simple problem-solving techniques to encourage your child to arrive at the right solution to an issue, and specific advice for you as a parent to hone your own listening and coaching skills. Aimed at parents with children aged 5+, The Parents' Toolkit includes real-life examples and suggestions as to what to actually say when coaching your child. Essential advice for all parents wanting to give their children the best start in life.



My Friend Isabelle

My Friend Isabelle Author Eliza Woloson
ISBN-10 189062750X
Release 2003
Pages 28
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A young boy named Charlie describes the activities he shares with his friend Isabelle, a girl with Down Syndrome.



Creatively Gifted Students are not like Other Gifted Students

Creatively Gifted Students are not like Other Gifted Students Author Kyung Hee Kim
ISBN-10 9789462091498
Release 2013-04-20
Pages 264
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This book focuses on the needs of creatively gifted students and how schools can meet those needs. Creatively gifted students show exceptional levels of creativity. These students may or may not have developed other talents and abilities, yet. Even when their abilities and talents are apparent, the needs of creatively gifted students may not be recognized by current gifted education programs. Regardless of whether a creatively gifted student is included in these programs, schools often inadvertently ignore their special needs. The goal of this book is to share the newest research about the attributes and needs of creatively gifted students and the kinds of programs that best address those special needs. The overarching goal of this book is to share with scholars, educators, and practitioners the latest research on creatively gifted students and the kinds of programs that best meet the unique needs of these students. Through the knowledge and experiences shared here, we hope to help close the gap between what these children need and what they are getting.



The Role of Play in Children s Health and Development

The Role of Play in Children s Health and Development Author Ute Navidi
ISBN-10 3038421812
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 200
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Play benefits all children, and has protective and preventative functions. Yet there is not a single, universally agreed definition of child health, nor of children's play. This makes insights from around the globe, highlighting the under-recognized link between the two, highly valuable. Theorists and practitioners evidence the healing power of play and positive health outcomes through interventions ranging from hospital clowning in Palestine, health promotion in remote Australia, playrooms in Brazilian hospitals, palliative care in South Africa, therapeutic work with neglected and abused Romanian children, to restoring children's health following natural disasters in Japan, and changes in nomadic communities in Iran. Early years and teenage play are discussed, and both physical and mental health and well-being. This wonderful collection aims to inspire further discussion and sharing of good practices.



Normal Life

Normal Life Author Dean Spade
ISBN-10 9780822374794
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 240
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Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.



47 Strings

47 Strings Author
ISBN-10 1942586078
Release 2015-10-16
Pages
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An invaluable tool for parents looking to talk aboutDown syndrome with their children. The book describes,in easy-to-understand language and with sensitivity,some of the challenges baby Tessa's special "code"might bring -- while never losing focus on themessage that a family's love is thesame for everyone."



The Human Puzzle

The Human Puzzle Author David G. Myers
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046365089
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 278
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The Human Puzzle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Human Puzzle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Human Puzzle book for free.



Tactical Biopolitics

Tactical Biopolitics Author Beatriz Da Costa
ISBN-10 9780262514910
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 536
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Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.