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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges

    Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges

    by Dennis McGuire

    In this groundbreaking book, the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois: the first and premier facility of its type in North America; share nearly 30 years of combined experience treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. Mental Wellness is an invaluable resource for parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This authoritative, easy-to-read guide...

  • 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 Extension...