Practice to make a difference.

Disability

Can’t find what you are looking for? If you have a specific title in mind, but don’t see it on our site, we may be able to obtain it for you. Email your request

  • Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    by Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

    This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun and engaging activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. A comprehensive collection of varied and enjoyable activities, this practical book also contains useful tips to ensure that sessions run smoothly. All the activities are tried and tested by experienced practitioners and include a key advising the...

  • Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities

    Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities

    by Freda Briggs

    Although child protection has become a major issue, the abuse of children with disabilities has been largely ignored. International research shows that this group of children is at greatest risk from all forms of maltreatment. However, the needs of children with disabilities are not being met - first, because these children are not being acknowledged as a target population by the community at large and, second, because service providers are so overwhelmed by other problems that they have not begun to take up the challenge of addressing the special...

  • Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    by Jill Harrison

    Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experiences. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of cultures; some are single fathers, others are married adoptive fathers. What they all have...

  • Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    by Ravi Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth

    Domestic violence is encountered by disabled women more frequently than non-disabled women, yet disabled women are less likely to receive appropriate services, and there has been little research on their experiences and how this problem can be addressed. This book, drawing on the first UK national study of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, highlights the experiences of these women, the nature of the violence perpetrated against them, and the seriousness and range of its impacts. The book draws attention to the gaps in services for disabled women and...

  • Inclusion Battling for Disability

    Inclusion Battling for Disability

    by Christine Baxter

    *No refund on this item - Was $25.95* *Reduced by 20% - Now $20.75* A Warm and entertainign account of the long struggle to get children out of the institutions and into the educaiton system. A few months after her arrival in Australia, eighteen year old Chris Baxter reads a letter addressed to her boyfriend's mother that sets the course for the rest of her life. She becomes a teacher of children with disability and fights for their inclusion in the community, and in the education system from which they...

  • Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding

    Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding

    by Donna Williams

    *No refund on this item - Was $49.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $37.45* Beyond the world of Nobody Nowhere, Donna Williams found friendship and a sense of belonging in Somebody Somewhere. Now, in Like Colour to the Blind, Donna Williams enters the most exposing and fragile realm of human interaction: her relationship and eventual marriage with someone with whom she can 'simply be', a relationship she terms a 'special ship'. But loving involves exposure, and in a relationship that exposure is inescapable and everywhere. To truly love, Donna must...

  • 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...