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By Rod Michalko, Dan Goodley. 2023
Leave it to a dog to put the “human” back in “humanities” In September 2020, Rod Michalko wrote to friend…and colleague Dan Goodley, congratulating him on the release of his latest book, Disability and Other Human Questions. Joking that his late guide dog, Smokie, had taken offense to the suggestion that disability was purely a human question, Michalko shared a few thoughts on behalf of his dog. When Goodley wrote back—to Smokie—so began an epistolic exchange that would continue for the next seven months. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world and the realities of lockdown-imposed isolation set in, the Smokie letters provided the friends a space in which to come together in a lively exploration of human-animal relationships and to interrogate disability as disruption, disturbance, and art. Just as he did in life, Smokie guides. In these pages, he offers wisdom about the world, love, friendship, and even The Beatles. His canine observations of human experience provide an avenue into some of the ways blindness might be reconceptualized and “befriended.” Uninhibited by the trappings of traditional academic inquiry, Michalko and Goodley are unleashed, free to wander, to wonder, and to provoke within the bonds of trust and respect. Funny and thoughtful, the result is a refreshing exploration and re-evaluation of learned cultural misunderstandings of disability.
By Jill Mullin. 2014
This &“jaw-droppingly beautiful book&” explores the work and creative process of artists diagnosed with ASD, with a foreword by Temple…Grandin (Library Journal). In this volume, behavior analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists with autism like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park—as well as many who are unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin&’s introduction and the foreword by bestselling author Temple Grandin also provide an overview of autism, and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals. &“What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that. The stunning volume features works by more than fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition.&” —The Atlantic &“Mullin . . . brings together fascinating works by 40 artists on the spectrum with their answers to her questions about their process.&” —The Boston Globe &“A testament to the power of art to reveal the inner world of people living with ASD.&” —Publishers Weekly
Disability is history and futurity, culture and society, practice and theory, work and play, an immense desire for life by…which body and mind are dragged kicking and screaming into each and every new day. Using autocritical discourse analysis, a new hybrid research method that combines aspects of the established methods of critical discourse analysis (CDA) and autoethnography, this book explores the formative cultural identity politics of disability via cultural stations of UK popular culture. These cultural stations include action figures, children’s books, television miniseries, comics, comedy films, teenage drama and sitcoms, the punk rock movement, and alternative comedy. Although the cultural stations range from toys and comics to aggressive music and chaotic sitcoms, all are considered with a focus on the language and tropes of disability. Indeed, most of the works are not remembered as portrayals of disability but the book’s analysis reveals flash if not fleeting representations that, when centralised, clarify patterns of duplicity. Via the language of power, and the power of language, all these texts are found to have contributed to the formative cultural identity politics of disability. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, sociology, toy studies, comic studies, humour studies, television studies, popular music studies, gender studies, literary studies, and cultural studies.
By Elizabeth Shea. 2024
What should I be aware of when trying new foods?Am I ready to change my eating patterns?How can I eat…with other people?Food can come with all sorts of challenges - sensory issues, social pressure, loss of control - and so making choices about what foods to eat, and coping with mealtimes can be stressful - especially when other people are involved.If you are neurodivergent and looking to change your relationship with food, this interactive, accessible guide is the perfect companion. You might stick to the same 'safe' foods all the time, be attached to specific mealtime rituals, or struggle to know whether you are hungry or full. This guide will help you recognise the signs of avoidant eating, cope with food related anxieties and manage sensory overload, as well as the particular social stresses of communal eating.With top tips, a progress tracker, quizzes and worksheets, this is an engaging and informative resource for teens and parents alike.
By Fintan O'Regan. 2024
How can I support my child's executive functions?Where do I start with medication? What can I do to start planning…my child's future?This guide is a comprehensive and practical look at everything you need to know when parenting a child with ADHD. Beginning with the basics, you'll get to grips with terminology, have popular myths debunked, and learn how to effectively communicate with your child, as well as understand how to work in tandem with schools, medical professionals, partners and your extended family.Exploring everything from how to harness hyperfocus to supporting and nourishing your child's executive functions, this is the ADHD parenting guide to always keep in your back pocket.
"All behavior makes sense"'"It most certainly does not!", is probably your first reaction.Parenting and neuroscience expert Robyn Gobbel is here…to reveal how all behavior, no matter how baffling, can be explained and remedied. You just need to look past the behavior and understand what's going on inside.Robyn decodes the latest brain science into easy-to-understand principles and metaphors to help you become an expert in your child's behavior. She reveals simple ways to help you regulate and connect with your child, with brain-, body- and sensory-based strategies to overcome day-to-day challenges. She also provides you with the knowledge to understand and regulate your own brain so that you don't flip your lid when your child flips theirs.Let this be your lifeline for parenting or caring for any child with baffling behaviors and hidden challenges, including kids who have experienced adversity, or with additional needs.
By Kate Laine-Toner. 2024
Recognising that your child is autistic is a pivotal moment for parents and carers. While it can lead to positives…in terms of understanding behaviour and accessing support, the diagnostic process itself can be a huge source of anxiety, stress, guilt and worry.But it's going to be ok - because right here you have the ultimate guidebook to navigating the emotions and challenges that these early stages present.From weathering the initial impact of a potential diagnosis, to self-care strategies and finding new parameters for success, reading this book is like being taken by the hand and shown how to look after your own mental health while supporting your child. Each chapter is full of guidance from someone who's been where you are now, and tells you what you really need to know so you can journey from panic and uncertainty to confidence, acceptance and strength.
By Alice Wong. 2020
&“Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on…the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It's an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.&” —Chicago TribuneOne in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,From Harriet McBryde Johnson&’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.
Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Children with Trauma-Induced Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Infused Treatment
By Robbi Stevenson Woolard. 2024
This book provides mental health researchers and clinicians with valuable insight into the pathway that leads from developmental trauma to…dysregulation and psychopathology. Incorporating science that explains the impact of early trauma, this book details the theory, mechanisms, and applications of neurobiologically informed canine-assisted psychotherapy, using illuminating case studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the author’s model.
By Ashley Shew. 2023
A manifesto exploding what we think we know about disability, and arguing that disabled people are the real experts when…it comes to technology and disability. When bioethicist and professor Ashley Shew became a self-described “hard-of-hearing chemobrained amputee with Crohn’s disease and tinnitus,” there was no returning to “normal.” Suddenly well-meaning people called her an “inspiration” while grocery shopping or viewed her as a needy recipient of technological wizardry. Most disabled people don’t want what the abled assume they want—nor are they generally asked. Almost everyone will experience disability at some point in their lives, yet the abled persistently frame disability as an individual’s problem rather than a social one. In a warm, feisty voice and vibrant prose, Shew shows how we can create better narratives and more accessible futures by drawing from the insights of the cross-disability community. To forge a more equitable world, Shew argues that we must eliminate “technoableism”—the harmful belief that technology is a “solution” for disability; that the disabled simply await being “fixed” by technological wizardry; that making society more accessible and equitable is somehow a lesser priority. This badly needed introduction to disability expertise considers mobility devices, medical infrastructure, neurodivergence, and the crucial relationship between disability and race. The future, Shew points out, is surely disabled—whether through changing climate, new diseases, or even through space travel. It’s time we looked closely at how we all think about disability technologies and learn to envision disabilities not as liabilities, but as skill sets enabling all of us to navigate a challenging world.
Practical and compassionate strategies to help your child with autism spectrum disorder thrive Get the guidance you need to meet…the challenges of raising an exceptional child. Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder offers several approaches to help you effectively and respectfully manage everyday situations. Cut down on stress with practical advice drawn from clinical knowledge. Whether building a personal support network, creating safe environments, or navigating your child's relationship with others, you'll discover a variety of ways to set your child and yourself up for success in Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder includes: Easy-to-use advice—Find out how to help your child deal with a variety of situations, including home life, family outings, and educational opportunities. Real-life case studies—Gain insight into the use of this book's strategies with the help of examples drawn from real-life case studies. Advocacy and communication tips—Learn ways to better communicate with your child as well as advocate for their unique needs. Get a helping hand in finding the best ways to support your child with autism spectrum disorder.
By Jamie D. Roberts. 2022
Help teens soothe their anxiety with the power of mindfulness Show teens how changing the way they think about their…problems can help them overcome their worries. This anxiety-busting guide introduces teens to the concept of mindfulness—the practice of being present in the here and now—and teaches them how they can use it to feel calmer and more in control. What sets this guide to mindfulness for teens apart: Anxiety basics—Teens will discover a basic overview of anxiety: what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects them. Mindfulness made simple—This teen anxiety book has a simple, supportive format that makes it easy for them to experience the benefits of mindfulness throughout their day. A variety of exercises—From short quizzes to creative activities, this book is filled with exercises to help teens be more present, check in on themselves, and change their thoughts. Empower teens to live happier through mindfulness with this anxiety workbook for teens.
By Sally Annjanece Stevens. 2020
Learn how to believe in yourself and know your worth—a social anxiety workbook for teens Social anxiety is a common…issue among teens, but this workbook has powerful tools that can help. The Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens delivers everything you need to get a handle on your fear, uncertainty, and doubt through tangible strategies and real-world exercises that can work wonders. Using clinically proven techniques like mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive restructuring, this social anxiety workbook for teens can help you navigate uneasy social situations, overcome anxiety-provoking triggers, and develop a customized plan to help you thrive at home, at school, and beyond. Now there's a smarter, easier way to feel more confident and self-assured every day by reducing stress—10 minutes a day is all it takes! This social anxiety workbook for teens includes: Brain training—Discover dozens of quick exercises that can help soothe anxiousness. Straight talk—This clear, concise social anxiety workbook for teens uses plain language that speaks directly to you. Stay positive—Explore evidence-based lessons that can improve the likelihood of a positive outcome. Find out how you can tackle social anxiety with The Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens.
Inspire calm and cooperation with engaging ODD activities for kids ages 6 to 12 Raising children with oppositional defiant disorder…(ODD) takes consistent practice and an extra dose of patience. Find the guidance you need with this supportive parenting book, written especially for parents of children with ODD. Inside, you'll find 100 activities designed to help kids reach their full potential as they learn to connect with people in positive ways. Understand ODD—Gain greater insight into oppositional defiant disorder and the emotional, social, and academic effects it can have on your child. Reinforce essential skills—Kids will learn how to regulate their emotions with activities that help them identify their feelings, practice self-control, build self-esteem, and more. Jump right in—Straightforward instructions, simple materials, and advice for maximizing each exercise make it easy for you and your child to get started right away. Break through challenging ODD behavior and reclaim your relationship with your child.
Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Anxiety: Engaging Mindfulness Exercises to Manage Your Worries and Find Relief
By Sally Annjanece Stevens. 2021
Help your teen say goodbye to their worries with the power of mindfulness Between friends, relationships, and school, teens have…a lot weighing on their minds. The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Anxiety teaches teens the skills they need to handle their anxiety, cut down on stress, and live in the moment. They will discover how practicing mindfulness can help them overcome challenges and grow into confident, capable adults. This easy-to-use anxiety workbook for teens includes: Tools to stop anxiety—Teens will learn how being more mindful will help them manage their worries, appreciate the little things, and have a more positive outlook on life. Exercises that don't feel like homework—This workbook takes the stress out of learning stress-relief skills with an engaging mix of quizzes, prompts, meditations, and more. Stories of teen success—Your teen will be able to see how mindfulness practices have helped teens just like them overcome anxiety and be their best selves. Help the teen in your life develop the tools they need to overcome anxiety.
Access to Science: Curriculum Planning and Practical Activities for Pupils with Learning Difficulties
By Claire Marvin, Chris Stokoe. 2003
This accessible and practical teaching resource focuses on access to the science curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties. Within an…inclusive framework of participation and achievement for all, the core of the book provides support and ideas for the effective planning and implementation of well-differentiated science-focused activities. The book offers activities that are designed to motivate and challenge pupils with diverse individual needs; guidance on differentiation in early years and across all key stages; suggestions for teaching early developmental skills through sensory science; defined learning outcomes that demonstrate progression in curriculum content and experience; assessment and recording opportunities; and guidance on how to incorporate science in a cross-curricular way. Written by authors who have direct experience in the field, this book will provide practical help to all those working with pupils with learning difficulties in early years settings and in mainstream and special schools.
A part of the history of bookbinding collection-A series of reprint volumes, original monographs, and translations relating to the history…of bookbinding. This volume includes a Bibliopegia of bookbinding in two parts- The ‘Books of the Ancients and History of the Art of Bookbinding’. and in part two, ‘The practical art of bookbinding’. This edition includes Brassington’s memoir of Hammett.
This book provides practical strategies and resources that have been proven effective in teaching English to pupils of all abilities,…making English accessible, challenging and exciting. The author outlines important key principles that should underpin teaching and learning so that all pupils, including those with special educational needs, can enjoy the subject and make outstanding progress. The ideas and guidance draw on a wealth of experience, providing classroom activities and free online resources, which can be combined with different teaching approaches. A range of appendices provides teachers with real-life case studies and examples and templates for supporting pupils with SEND. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of English teaching, this book will enable teachers and their teaching assistants to: develop pupils’ understanding by engaging multi-sensory approaches; ensure all pupils are able to participate fully in lessons and achieve success; design and use individual plans for pupils with SEND; assess and adapt content and resources when differentiating materials for pupils with a wide range of learning needs; use formative assessments to measure learning and inform planning. An invaluable tool for whole-school continuing professional development, this fully revised text will be essential for teachers and their teaching assistants seeking guidance specific to teaching English to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENDCOs, learning support units and senior management teams as well as to teacher-training professionals.
The SEND Code of Practice (2015) reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This…topical book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making RE lessons accessible and interesting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding of special educational needs and disabilities and show how the RE teacher can reduce or remove any barriers to learning. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of RE teaching, this book will enable teachers to: create a supportive environment which maximises learning opportunities; plan the classroom layout and display to enhance learning; help students of all levels to gain confidence in their reading and writing ability; stimulate discussion and develop thinking skills through using stimuli such as religious art, music, artefacts and films; successfully train and fully use the support of their teaching assistants. An invaluable tool for continuing professional development, this text will be essential for teachers (and their teaching assistants) seeking guidance specific to teaching RE to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENCOs, senior management teams and ITT providers. In addition to free online resources, a range of appendices provide RE teachers with a variety of writing frames and activity sheets to support effective teaching. This is an essential tool for RE teachers and teaching assistants, and will help to deliver successful, inclusive lessons for all pupils.
By Jim Eggert. 1993
First Published in 2017. The author shares their feelings about enjoying and preserving the natural environment, yet this book also…reveals a conflict in values that the most committed ecologist must face. Such conflict pits the powerful American values of individual freedom and rights against the values of community necessary for sustaining the environment. In publishing this collection of essays, the author hopes to contribute to more enlightened economic analysis and more relevant and effective policies that are good for both the economy and the global ecology.