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  • Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    by Pauline Boss

    *Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia* Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here...

  • Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Framework for Professional Practice Children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at high risk of co-morbid emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems that may further reduce their functional abilities. For the clinicians who support them and their families, meeting the needs of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems is challenging. In this book, clinicians who work with young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems will find a comprehensive framework...

  • Music for Special Kids: Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

    Music for Special Kids: Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

    by Pamela Ott

    Music is a powerful means of engaging children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Pamela Ott's lively music activity book shows how music can be an effective and enjoyable way to enhance the education and development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this book will have everybody singing, tapping and playing along! The book explains simple and fun ways of using songs, instruments and musical games to connect with children of all levels of ability, and...

  • The Disability Support Worker

    The Disability Support Worker

    by Geoff Arnott

    The Disability Support Worker is an Australian text providing a practical introduction to the role and responsibilities for workers providing crucial support to clients with a disability. *Features:* Practical exercises Integrate theory with practice and allow students to consolidate what they have learnt in the text Case studies that put the theory into practice; numerous examples provide students with a solid application of theory Summaries and self-check questions allow students the opportunity to review what has been learnt in each chapter Discussion questions provide an opportunity to reflect on key topics...

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