30-Minute Resume Makeover: Rev up Your Resume in Half an Hour. Louise Kursmark, 2008. Book. (459.3 K96 2008 RHB)
This book will help you update your resume. It helps with diagnosis, repair, and makeover. Tips for proofreading and polishing it to perfection are given. Finally, advice for cover letters and finding a job fast are given.
300 Best Jobs without a Four-Year Degree, 3rd ed. J. Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, 2009. Book.(480 F239 2009 RHB)
This book lists jobs that do not require a four-year college degree. The jobs were chosen based on their median annual earnings, projected growth through 2016, and number of job openings projected per year.
100 Questions & Answers about Panic Disorder, 2nd ed. Carol W. Berman, 2010. Book. (227.12 B516 2010 RHB)
This book gives practical answers to questions about the causes and treatment of panic disorder, as well as advice on coping with panic attacks, sources of support, and more.
Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities. U.S. Department of Justice, 2010. Book. (104.12 A169 2010 RHB)
This publication provides guidance for medical care professionals on the ADA’s requirement to provide accessible health care to individuals with mobility disabilities. This document includes an overview of general ADA requirements, commonly asked questions, and illustrated examples of accessible facilities, examination rooms, and medical equipment. Available at http://www.ada.gov/medcare_ta.htm
Accommodating Employees with Disabilities - DD0293
DVD color 28 min. 2007 Adult
This program shows common examples of how to recognize and respond to requests for job accommodations in familiar job settings.
ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, 3rd ed. J. Larry Durstine, 2009. Book. (670.2 A187 2009 RHB)
This book provides real advice for how to assist people with chronic diseases and disabilities with their exercise programs. A description of the illness or disability is provided, its effects on the exercise response and adaptation, effects of medicines and unique circumstances are also described for each condition. Case studies are included.
ADA: Know Your Rights - Returning Service Members with Disabilities. U.S. Department of Justice, 2010. Book. (104.12 A191 2010 RHB)
This booklet is designed to provide military service members who have been seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for additional information and assistance. Available at http://www.ada.gov/servicemembers_adainfo.pdf.
Addressing Diversity - DD0370
DVD color 20 min. 2007 Adult
Building strength from employee differences is crucial to your bottom-line success. This session helps employees understand and appreciate diversity. Participants learn about the consequences of stereotyping, what to do if they suspect there is a diversity problem, and six techniques to encourage understanding and acceptance within the workplace.
Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Assessment and Accommodation. Noel Gregg, 2009. Book. (228.2 G819a 2009 RHB)
This book offers clear guidance on how to conduct evidence-based assessments of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD and select appropriate instructional and testing accommodations. The reader learns to navigate the maze of laws, policies and scientific findings and especially how to support students during the transition from high school to higher education or employment.
Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families. Alberta L. Orr and Priscilla Rogers, 2006. Book. (080.5 O75 2006 RHB)
This book is for readers who have a parent, older family member, or friend coping with the onset of age-related vision loss. It explains the services available to older people experiencing visual impairment. It includes simple techniques to assist with daily activities and maintain independent living.
Align Your Dreams with Your Power: How to Succeed with a Disability - DD0296
DVD color 24 min. 2009 Adult
Austinite Nancy Shugart, a successful teacher and motivational speaker who is blind, defines the three keys that every successful person with a disability has learned to master. She shares lessons she has learned about succeeding with a disability.
The American Bar Association Complete Personal Legal Guide. 2008. Book. (105 A512 2008 RHB)
This practical guide presents information to help people understand how the law affects them. Topics include marriage, buying and selling a home, adoption, automobiles, consumer credit, internet issues, disabilities and the law, healthcare, estate planning, and more.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended Including Changes Made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. U.S. Department of Justice, 2008. Book. (104.12 A512 2008 RHB)
This is the text of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 11110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009. Electronic copy at: http://www.ada.gov/pubs/adastatute08.pdf.
Art of Effective Communication (closed captioned) - DD0361
DVD color 27 min. 2004 Senior High-Adult
This DVD provides job hunters with helpful tips on improving verbal, nonverbal, listening, and written communication skills so that they can impress prospective employers. These same suggestions for improving communication skills can also be used for those who currently have jobs.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment - DD0284
DVD color 43 min. 2007 Adult
People with Asperger syndrome can find it difficult to work in an environment that involves socialization with colleagues or a lack of routine. This DVD shows how success in the workplace is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. The DVD is two sided; to play use the blue side up.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want. Sarah Hendrickx, 2009. Book. (203.5 H498 2009 RHB)
This book presents the views of individuals with Asperger syndrome on finding and keeping employment. They articulate what does and does not work; identify real difficulties and potential solutions; and provide practical advice on how to create an environment that will help people with Asperger syndrome work their best.
Asperger’s...What Does It Mean to Me? Catherine Faherty, 2006. Book. (203.5 F157a 2006 RHB)
This workbook explains self-awareness and life lessons to the child or youth with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. It also includes structured teaching ideas for home and school for parents and teachers.
Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed. Freddy A. Paniagua, 2005. Book. (BF 637 C6 P192a 2005 RHB)
This is a practical reference for mental health professionals on cultural commonalities and differences relevant in counseling the four major ethnic groups, African Americans, American Indians, Asians, and Hispanics.
Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes - DD0308
DVD color 69 min. 2005 Adult
The author provides instructions on how to make and use innovative assistive technology solutions. Many of the items can be constructed for less than $100. The DVD includes instructions for constructing a spring-loaded switch, how to make a mouth stick, joy stick or a computer station. The DVD is accompanied by a book with written instructions and photo illustrations of how to make these and other adaptations.
Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults. Thomas E. Brown, 2005. Book. (228.2 B881a 2005 RHB)
This book dispels myths and offers clearly written, science-based, practical information about treatments for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It focuses on various stages of life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It explains how ADD differs from normal inattention, discusses other disorders that may accompany ADD, and much more.
Audiologic Interpretation across the Lifespan. Debra Busacco, 2010. Book. (238.3 B976 2010 RHB)
This book uses a case study approach to learning about the diagnosis of hearing loss in clients of all ages. Audiogram interpretation exercises are included and the most commonly used tests in audiological clinical practice are reviewed.
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism. Ellen Sabin, 2006. Book. (203.6 S116a 2006 RHB)
The Autism Acceptance Book is an activity book, a conversation-starter, and an educational tool that engages children in learning to embrace people’s differences and treat others with respect, compassion, and kindness. It helps children see that we are all different from each other and we all like to be understood and accepted. It teaches children about autism; helps them imagine how things might feel for those with autism; and lets them think of ways to be understanding and accepting to people with autism.
Autism and Its Medical Management: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Michael G. Chez, 2008. Book. (203.6 C531 2008 RHB)
This book begins with an overview of autism spectrum disorders and how the disorders are diagnosed, and goes on to identify the different types of autism and to describe relevant medical interventions. This book is written for parents and explains clinical aspects of autism and treatment options in an easy to read format.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (closed captioned) - DD0354
DVD color 39 min. 2007 Adult
Educational psychologist and author Glenis Benson presents a comprehensive overview of autism spectrum disorders. Her developmental perspective covers major issue areas: cognitive style, diagnostic characteristics, communication skills and deficits, social behaviors, support strategies and challenging behaviors.
The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life. Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey, 2009. Book. (203.6 B889a 2009 RHB)
This is a road map for teenagers with autism, their families, teachers, counselors, and transition specialists to help navigate the crucial and tricky journey from high school to adult life. Planning for residential choices, postsecondary education, employment, recreation and leisure activities are all covered.
Barron’s Graduate Record Examination, 18th ed. Sharon W. Green and Ira Wolf, 2009. Book. (550 G798 2009 RHB)
This book contains two full-length model tests plus a diagnostic test with all questions answered and explained. A comprehensive subject review covers all GRE test topics.
Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility - DD0349
DVD color 108 min. 2006 Adult
Denise Bissonnette helps viewers uncover their work preferences and passions. Viewers can select individual topics for conducting 10 to 20 minute mini-sessions, breaking the content down into bite-sized pieces that will encourage discussion and interaction on the topic.
The Blue Collar Resume and Job Hunting Guide: Secrets to Getting and Keeping the Job You Really Want. Ronald L. and Caryl Krannich, 2007. Book. (459 K89b 2007 RHB)
This book will help people who really want to have a blue collar job. It covers how to find the right job, how to write a resume, prepare for job interviews, negotiate a salary, and more. 40 examples of blue collar resumes are included.
Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones: A Lifeline to New Connections. Carolyn E. Dolen, 2010. Book. (203.2 D663 2010 RHB)
This book answers questions about brain injuries and recovery for family and friends of a person with a brain injury. It provides a road map for ways to help the loved one get better for years to come. Solutions are provided to help “rewire” the brain spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, and vocationally.
Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifeline to New Connections. Carolyn E. Dolen, 2010. Book. (203.2 D663s 2010 RHB)
This book answers questions about brain injuries and recovery for survivors of a brain injury. Solutions are provided to help “rewire” the brain spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, and vocationally. The author’s personal experiences are interwoven throughout the book.
Brainlash: Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury, 3rd ed. Gail L. Denton, 2008. Book. (203.2 D415 2008 RHB)
This book explains how to recover from a brain injury using the author’s personal experience as a guide. Advice is given on self-esteem, stamina, support systems, intimacy issues, driving, nutrition, pain, and more.
The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States: Prevalence, Societal, and Economic Cost. Gunnar Andersson, 2008. Book. (205 B949 2008 RHB)
This publication examines issues such as spinal problems, arthritis and joint pain, osteoporosis, injuries, congenital conditions, cancer, and health care utilization and costs due to musculoskeletal conditions.
Career Counseling Skills for Contextual Decision Making - DD0373
DVD color 60 min. 2006 Professional
This DVD is divided into chapters. Viewers can either watch the entire DVD or watch individual short chapters. Viewers watch a spontaneous, unrehearsed interview with a client. The counselor facilitates guided discovery through key skills such as career assessment and career visualization. She integrates results with client background and goals.
Career Counseling Skills for Guided Discovery and Career Assessment - DD0374
DVD color 60 min. 2006 Professional
This DVD presents real-life examples of career counseling in action, integrating multicultural and career strategies. The program is segmented into chapters that can be viewed individually or the program as a whole can be viewed. Dr. Anika Warren facilitates guided discovery through key skills such as career assessment career visualization, and integrating results with client background and goals. Some of the theories of Donald E. Super are applied to this case.
The Career Coward’s Guide to Interviewing: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears. Katy Piotrowski, 2007. Book. (459.4 P662 2007 RHB)
This book will help readers build their self-confidence in order to come across well in interviews. It discusses how to land interviews easily; planning an interviewing strategy; assessing your strengths and weaknesses; building your confidence inside and out; how to lose the jitters; ending the interview successfully; following up after the interview; negotiating a salary; and how to deal with rejection.
Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services, 3rd ed. Geraldine O. Garner, 2008. Book. (481 G234 2008 RHB)
This book provides information about the many unique careers in the social and rehabilitation service field which help to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities; they assist in developing healthy family systems; and they inspire individual and community growth and development.
Choose Your Life!: A Powerful, Proven Method for Creating the Life You Want. Jim Huling, 2007. Book. (263 H912c 2007 RHB)
This book helps the reader determine who they really want to be, what they really want to do, how to accomplish their goals and dreams and conquer their fears.
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Arthritis. John D. Clough, 2009. Book. (205.11 C647c 2009 RHB)
This book explains all about arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, adult Still’s disease and juvenile chronic polyarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, infectious arthritis, enteropathic arthritis, or inflammatory bowel disease, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), and even discusses fibromyalgia.
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, 2009. Book. (227.8 F663c 2009 RHB)
This book discusses the importance of good sleep and explains what a sleep disorder is. It describes the sleep study experience and the diagnosis and classification of sleep disorders. It goes into more detail about obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, psychophysiological insomnia, sleep terrors, rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder, and Circadian rhythm sleep disorders/ delayed sleep-phase syndrome. It also mentions problems that children and the elderly may have with sleep.
Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People toward Success in Work and Life, 2nd ed. Laura Whitworth, 2007. Book. (BF 637 S4 C652 2007)
This book teaches practical skills for persons who want to learn how to encourage and motivate team members in work and life. It includes what the co-active coaching model and relationship means; how to accomplish it through listening, intuition, curiosity, and self-management. Principles and practices to achieve client fulfillment and balance are given. A coach’s toolkit is provided. The CD-ROM includes audio files introducing and demonstrating the co-active coaching model along with sample dialogues, as well as forms and exercises from the coach’s toolkit.
College Board Book of Majors, 4th ed. 2010. Book.(480 C697 2010 RHB)
This book is designed to help students, counselors, and educators identify colleges that offer particular fields of study at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and first-professional levels.
The College Board College Handbook, 47th ed., 2010. Book. (580 C697 2010 RHB)
This college guide provides information on entrance requirements, class sizes, financial aid, housing, majors, and more. Descriptions are given for 2,100 accredited schools, with 40 indexes to find schools by type, size, sports offerings, religious affiliation, and more. It includes 1,700 2-year colleges.
College Board Scholarship Handbook, 13th ed., 2010. Book. (565 C697s 2010 RHB)
This book provides an easy way to identify private, federal, and state funding sources for a college education. It is targeted to who you are, where you are, and what you want to study.
College Success for Students with Learning Challenges - DD0352
DVD color 75 min. 2008 Senior High-Adult
This DVD explains the difference between high school and college and the range of support available in America's colleges. It details how to determine how much support is needed and how to assess which colleges meet the needs of the student with a learning challenge. Students are advised about when and how to disclose their disability.
Combating Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Call to Action. Nancy M. Fitzsimons, 2009. Book. (326 F562c 2009 RHB)
This book empowers everyone (professionals, families and self-advocates) to stop abuse before it starts and empower people with disabilities to fight back. It discusses the relationship between disability and abuse. It teaches how to recognize and respond to violence and abuse. It talks about systemic and personal barriers to preventing violence and abuse. Finally, it describes how to put these principles into practice.
Communication Skills: What Everyone Needs to Know - DD0371
DVD color 30 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD covers the topics of mastering body language, engaging in small talk, building confidence, and choosing the best mode of communication. It also provides advice on writing, how to deliver bad news and resolving conflicts.
Community-Based Vocational Training. Jill D. Wheeler, 2006. Book. (461 W563c 2006 RHB)
This book shows special educators how to provide community-based vocational training to students with developmental disabilities. It emphasizes the development of nonpaid job sites, especially for students in the early stages of training. Its goal is to prepare students for community integration and paid employment. The CD-ROM contains the book in pdf format.
A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary, 3rd ed. Esther Strauss, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Otfried Spreen, 2006. Book. (203 S912c 2006 RHB)
This compendium provides the major highlights of the most commonly used neuropsychological tests in the form of comprehensive, empirically based critical reviews. Users will gain a greater understanding of critical issues relevant to the broader practice of neuropsychological assessment, as well as a strong working knowledge of the specific strengths and weaknesses of tests, and an understanding of neuropsychological assessment grounded in empirical evidence and research.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder. Jay Carter and Bobbi Dempsey, 2009. Book. (227.4 C323c 2009 RHB)
This guide shows how people with bipolar disorder and their families can live with this condition, one day at a time. It explains symptoms of bipolar disorder and how they differ from children to adults. It helps readers recognize the onset of mania and depressive phases. It gives information on treatment options and strategies for coping with bipolar disorder at home, at work, or in school.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Financial Aid for College, 2nd ed. David E. Rye, 2008. Book. (565 R993 2008 RHB)
Tactics for creating a college savings plan; tips on how to find the best low-interest loan programs; financial aid forms demystified; and resources on where to apply for financial aid are all included in this book.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules, 2nd ed. Nancy Sylvester, 2010. Book. (100 S985c 2010 RHB)
This guide explains how to use Roberts’ Rules of Order to conduct smooth meetings. It gives the basics of parliamentary procedure, methods of voting and rules of debate, how the rules apply to e-meetings, sample minutes and a sample agenda.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Job Interview, 3rd ed. Marc Dorio, 2009. Book. (459.4 D698c 2009 RHB)
A guide to handling the job interview-- secrets that help you ace the interview and get hired; idiot-proof strategies for selling yourself; and expert advice on answering off-beat questions and handling salary negotiations.
Complete Job Search System - DD0355
DVD color min. 2007 Adult
This program illustrates how to relate interests, skills, education, training, values, and lifestyle to specific occupations in the world of work. Based on the notion that you do best at what you really like to do, this program shows viewers how to find an occupation with job requirements that closely match their interests.
The Complete Product Guide for People with Disabilities, 3rd ed. 2010. Book. (150 C737 2010 RHB)
This guide offers a comprehensive listing of products and services available on the market for those with a disability or their caregivers. The products are categorized and sorted into sections like aids to daily living, pediatric products, wheelchairs, etc.
The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing, 3rd ed. Richard Carmen, 2009. Book. (219.2 C758 2009 RHB)
This book discusses the emotions surrounding hearing loss, where and how to find help, how to map an audiogram, the function and selection of hearing aids, and why some people reject them. Other topics include cochlear implants, Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, aging, listening skills, wireless assistive technology, and assistive technology products.
Cracking the GRE. Karen Lurie, Magda Pecsenye and Adam Robinson, 2011. Book. (550 L967 201111 RHB)
This book contains sample items on all parts of the GRE exam, presents test taking skills, and offers a free online study site.
Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization’s Guide. Lois J. Zachary, 2005. Book. (HF 5385 Z16 2005 RHB)
This book helps employees in organizations learn how to continuously learn and grow, especially by using the skills of other employees to teach and learn from each other. Step-by-step guidance, practical advice, stories, and reproducible forms and tools are included in the book.
Creating More Satisfying Lives: A Live Demonstration of Happenstance Career Theory - DD0372
DVD color 40 min. 2008 Professional
This DVD is divided into chapters. Viewers can either watch the entire DVD or watch individual short chapters. Viewers watch a spontaneous, unrehearsed interview with a client using happenstance career theory. John Krumboltz explains to the client how unexpected events play a role in careers and how she can create opportunities by taking action. He demonstrates how counselors can encourage new experiences. A de-briefing session follows.
CRC Exam: Guide to Success, 9th ed. Roger O. Weed and Joseph A. Hill, 2008. Book. (360.5 W394 2008 RHB)
This guide is designed for rehabilitation counselors to synthesize the information needed in order to pass the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam.
The Customer Comes Second, 2nd ed. Hal F. Rosenbluth and Diane McFerrin Peters, 2002. Book. (HF 5415.5 R813c 2002 RHB)
This book shows how to build highly effective teams, how to inspire loyalty and optimism, how to encourage people to break out of the ordinary and be special, and how to create a workplace where people produce truly incredible results.
Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts, 4th ed. Anne H. Thomson and Ann Harris, 2008. Book. (208.4 T482c 2008 RHB)
Cystic fibrosis affects the respiratory and digestive systems. This book explores all aspects of the disease from basic clinical information to conventional treatments. Patient experiences and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Declarations of Independence (closed captioned) - DD0301
DVD color 4 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD features ten self-advocates proclaiming some of their deepest values concerning disability, civil rights, and living with dignity.
The Depression Answer Book: Professional Answers to More than 275 Critical Questions about Medication, Therapy, Support, and More. Wes Burgess, 2009. Book. (227.4 B955d 2009 RHB)
This book describes the symptoms and treatment of major depression in very easy to understand language.
Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach. Tammy D. Allen, Lisa M. Finkelstein, and Mark L. Poteet, 2009. Book. (HF 5385 A431 2009 RHB)
This book presents an evidence-based best practice approach to the design, development, and operation of formal mentoring programs within organizations. It includes practical tools and resources that organizations can use such as training exercises, sample employee development plans, and mentoring contracts. Case studies illustrate various principles.
Developing a Career Portfolio (closed captioned) - DD0337
DVD color 25 min. 2008 Adult
The career portfolio provides employers with an instant snapshot of relevant information about the job applicant. Viewers learn how to develop a portfolio that improves and evolves as an individual gains more experience, training, and evidence.
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Rev. ed. Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy, 2008. Book. (203.6 G753d 2008 RHB)
This book gives very practical information and tips for finding a job for persons with Asperger’s syndrome or high-functioning autism. The author speaks from personal experience. Chapters include autism spectrum disorders and their effect in the workplace; easing into the workplace, rules for success on the job; finding a vocation you love; searching for an ideal job; do what you do best; best jobs for individuals on the autism spectrum; entrepreneurship; and advice from those who have gone before.
Disability: Future Market Demand and Costs of Long-Term Services and Supports. Michael Morris and Johnette Hartnett, 2009. Book. (321 M877d 2009 RHB)
This book uses a literature review and case studies of six individuals to better understand the current situation of long-term care and future need for affordable long term services and supports for individuals with disabilities.
Disability Employment 101. U.S. Dept. of Education, 2007. Book. (454 D61111 2007 RHB)
This publication is a helpful resource for employers who want to stay competitive by hiring the best people. It explains how to find qualified workers with disabilities; cultivating the next generation of qualified workers; learning from other businesses; and putting research into practice in the workplace. Electronic copy at: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/products/employmentguide/disabilityemployment101.pdf.
The Diversity Training Activity Book: 50 Activities for Promoting Communications and Understanding at Work. Jonamay Lambert and Selma Myers, 2010. Book. (751 L222 2010 RHB)
This guide presents a collection of 50 exercises that help participants to examine their assumptions and expectations about other cultures and to become more aware of their own culture and its values. Sections include diversity icebreakers; culture and diversity; change, communication, and conflict resolution; gender at work; and culture and career transitions.
Dress and Groom for the Workplace - DD0295
DVD color 30 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD helps people develop a style that best presents their personality. It shows how to take care of a wardrobe and use accessories to enhance an outfit. It also points out clothing that can become an on-the-job safety hazard.
Dyslexia: A Practitioner’s Handbook, 4th ed. Gavin Reid, 2009. Book. (228.1 R355 2009 RHB)
This comprehensive handbook helps professionals and parents make an informed choice in the selection of materials to aid students with dyslexia. It also provides a choice of strategies for classroom use for teachers. The effects of dyslexia across the lifespan are included.
Emily Post’s Etiquette, 17th ed. Peggy Post, 2004. Book. (268 P857 2004 RHB)
This book explains how to act in many social situations. It includes guides to everyday etiquette, relationships, children and teens, communication and protocol, dining and entertaining, celebrations and ceremonies, weddings, employment, and travel and leisure.
Employment and Career Planning: Informal Assessments for Transition. Katherine O. Synatschk, 2007. Book. (480.1 E55 2007 RHB)
This book provides reproducible informal assessment instruments to assist with determining a student’s interests and preferences, abilities and skills, career exploration, and job search.
Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies. Yvona Fast, 2004. Book. (203.5 F251e 2004 RHB)
Many people with non-verbal learning disability or Asperger syndrome are unemployed or underemployed. This book guides people with Asperger syndrome through the employment mine field. Advice on job hunting, interview techniques, how to fit in at the workplace, and more is given in this book. Real life examples are included.
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd ed. Phillip D. Rumrill, Mary L. Hennessey and Steven W. Nissen, 2008. Book. (203.3 R937e 2008 RHB)
This book is for people with multiple sclerosis. It discusses vocational rehabilitation, job placement, and laws covering employment such as employee rights to medical leave, health insurance, SSDI, ADA, and more.
Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide. Donald M. Linhorst, 2006. Book. (227.1 L755e 2006 RHB)
This book presents a model of empowerment and applies it to seven areas that have the potential to empower people with severe mental illness, including treatment planning, housing, employment, and others. It provides practitioners, administrators, and policymakers with specific guidelines and actions to promote empowerment.
Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships for People with Disabilities and the People Who Care about Them. Ken Kroll and Erica Levy Klein, 2001. Book. (274.3 K89 2001 RHB)
This guide is written by a couple who share their relationship and the information they gained from hundreds of questionnaires sent to people with disabilities and those with partners who are disabled.
The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, 3rd ed. James Wynbrandt and Mark D. Ludman, 2008. Book. (201 W985 2008 RHB)
This book, a reference about congenital disorders and birth defects, contains comprehensive information covering everything from the most basic genetic concepts to the latest screening and diagnostic techniques.
Epilepsy: 199 Answers: A Doctor Responds to His Patients’ Questions, 3rd ed. Andrew N. Wilner, 2008. Book. (203.1111 W744 2008 RHB)
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. The experience of epilepsy is different for each person who has it. This book addresses the needs of everyone with the disorder, whether their epilepsy is mild or severe. It is based on the belief that accurate and comprehensible medical information can empower patients as they combat their disease.
Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 2nd ed. Walter R. Frontera, Julie K. Silver and Thomas D. Rizzo, 2008. Book. (205 F935 2008 RHB)
This comprehensive book presents information about musculoskeletal disorders, dealing with pain, and rehabilitation issues. Each chapter presents the definition, symptoms, physical examination, functional limitations, diagnostic studies, and treatment.
The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. Margot Russell and Allen C. Bowling, 2009. Book. (203.3 R965e 2009 RHB)
This book helps readers understand the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, decide on appropriate treatment, and gives tips to stay as well as possible.
Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions, 2nd ed. Wendy S. Enelow and Louise Kursmark, 2010. Book. (459.3 E56m 2010 RHB)
This book shares sample resumes for service members leaving the military and seeking civilian employment. Careers in health care and social services, technology, government, management, education, law enforcement, skilled trades and more are included. Sample cover letters are also provided.
Fearless Leadership: Conquering Your Fears and the Lies that Drive Them. Bruce Edward Roselle, 2006. Book. (BF 637 L4 R811 2006 RHB)
This book helps people determine how irrational fears and faulty beliefs get in the way of a happy life. It helps readers learn to create healthier beliefs to guide them in the future. A seven-step model for understanding how people develop undesirable behaviors and what keeps them in place is provided. The goal is to respond in an optimistic way to others and not simply react due to fear or anger.
Fearless Resumes: The Proven Method for Getting a Great Job Fast. Marky Stein, 2010. Book. (459.3 S819f 2010 RHB)
This book explains how to create your resume in a form that will attract the attention of people who are hiring. It discusses skills that sell, how to make your job history sizzle, organize data for maximum impact, and gives some examples of resumes.
Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now. Tory Johnson, 2009. Book. (459 J69 2009 RHB)
This book presents advice and real-life stories to find the right job after being let go from a job. The author shows what it takes to get noticed and hired. She explains how to create a concrete action plan.
Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation: Children, Adults, and Their Family Members, 3rd ed. Nancy Tye-Murray, 2009. Book. (219.2 T979 2009 RHB)
This introductory textbook contains practical suggestions, example programs, training materials, case studies, and class exercises that review current research on audiology in a student-friendly format.
From Pink Slip to Paycheck: Creating a Job Search Plan (closed captioned) - DD0359
DVD color 29 min. 2006 Senior High-Adult
People who have lost a job and are searching for a new one experience many emotions and go through both good and bad days. In creating a job search plan, career changers learn how to take the ups and downs of a job search in stride.
Functional Performance in Older Adults, 3rd ed. Bette R. Bonder and Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, 2009. Book. (080.5 B71111 2009 RHB)
This book is a comprehensive review of the aging process. It discusses the impact of normal aging and interruptions in function. It reviews participation in common activities, such as self-care, leisure, mobility, retirement, relationships, etc. Service delivery resources for the elderly are discussed, including rehabilitation services. Other issues such as technology, elder abuse, and the end of life are also included.
The Future of Disability in America. Marilyn J. Field and Alan M. Jette, 2007. Book. (200 F996 2007 RHB)
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee reviewed the developments since two previous IOM reports on disability, analyzed a number of shortcomings in the nation’s disability policies and programs, and raised serious questions about how individuals and society will cope with the challenges of disability. This report concludes that immediate action is essential for the nation to avoid harm and to help people with disabilities lead independent and productive lives.
Getting Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans & Jobs, 4th ed. College Board, 2010. Book. (565 C697g 2010 RHB)
This book explains how and where to get financial aid at more than 3000 colleges, universities, and technical schools.
Getting to Know What an Employer Wants - DD0357
DVD color 20 min. 2005 Adult
Interviews with employers and job search experts help prepare the job seeker for the world of work from an employer's perspective.
Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths. Timothy Butler, 2007. Book. (480.3 B987g 2007 RHB)
This book explains why sometimes we get stuck in our jobs or in our relationships. It describes what impasse means; how to determine your own vision based on your deepest interests; and how to move from impasse to action.
Good Days Bad Days (closed captioned) - DD0346
DVD color 22 min. 2007 Adult
This documentary profiles several individuals who love and support someone who is struggling with mental illness. They talk about the struggles faced by those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression.
Goose Story - DD0311 (New in DVD)
DVD color 4 min. 1992 Adult
When geese fly in a V formation, an uplift is created for each bird following the lead bird. By flying in formation, the whole flock adds at least 70 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. Teams can learn much by studying the habits of these birds. This timeless video could be used as a meeting opener.
Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, 12th ed. Anne M. R. Agur, 2009. Book. (006 A284g 2009 RHB)
This classic book teaches basic anatomy using realistic illustrations, detailed surface anatomy photos, and provides clinical relevance and muscle tables.
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0: 1,001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job. Jay Conrad Levinson and David Perry, 2009. Book. (459 L665g 2009 RHB)
This book explains how to use unconventional ways to achieve what you want. It gives advice on how to find a job in the digital age, using digital tools. Advice for resumes, cover letters, and other traditional tools is also included.
A Guide to Vocational Assessment, 4th ed. Paul W. Power, 2006. Book. (456.42 P887 2006 RHB)
In this book, the author presents information for rehabilitation professionals on vocational assessment reflecting the many changes in vocational assessment, new standards for psychological testing, and changes in functional and situational approaches to evaluation. It gives short summaries about the various psychological tests.
A Guide to Vocational Assessment: An Experiential Workbook, 4th ed. Paul W. Power, 2006. Book. (456.42 P887w 2006 RHB)
This workbook accompanies the text, “A Guide to Vocational Assessment.” It provides discussion questions, exercises and a case study for each chapter of the textbook.
Handbook of Developmental Disabilities. Samuel L. Odom, 2009. Book. (226 H236 2009 RHB)
This book reviews the knowledge about developmental disabilities: neuroscientific and genetic foundations; the impact on health, learning, and behavior; and effective educational and clinical practices. Experts analyze what works in intervening with diverse children and families, from infancy through the transition to adulthood.
Handbook of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Robert King, Chris Lloyd, Tom Meehan, 2007. Book. (227.1 K54 2007 RHB)
This book recognizes the wide-ranging impact of mental illness and its ramifications on daily life. The book promotes a recovery model of psychosocial rehabilitation and aims to empower clinicians to engage their clients in tailored rehabilitation plans. Coverage includes the service environment, assessment, the role of pharmacotherapy, intensive case management, and vocational rehabilitation.
Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology, 2nd ed. Robert G. Frank, Mitchell Rosenthal and Bruce Caplan, 2010. Book. (252 F828h 2010 RHB)
This book presents the history, research, principles and practice of rehabilitation psychology. Sections cover clinical conditions; assessment; clinical interventions; pediatrics; emerging topics for rehabilitation psychology; and professional issues.
The Hearing Aid Handbook. Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, 2011. Book. (154.74 D574 201111 RHB)
This handbook aimed at audiologists and other clinicians will help them assist their clients to use their hearing aids for the greatest benefit. It goes into great detail about the various types and brands of hearing aids. It includes a section on tinnitus.
Hiring Your First Employee: A Step-By-Step Guide. Fred Steingold, 2008. Book. (455 S822h 2008 RHB)
This book helps employers decide whether to hire an employee; how to avoid legal pitfalls; set the pay rate; and consider what benefits to offer. It then discusses screening applicants and making a job offer; preparing for an employee’s first day; maintaining employee files; deal with health and safety concerns, and more.
The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son. Rupert Isaacson, 2009. Book. (203.6 I73 2009 RHB)
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor’s horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?
How to Care for Aging Parents, 2nd ed. Virginia Morris, 2004. Book. (080.5 M877 2004 RHB)
This book tackles tough subjects, such as how to avoid becoming your parent’s “parent,” understanding the physical effects of aging, and helping to find a nursing home. It includes chapters on financial planning, legal issues, dealing with dementia, diet, and much more.
How to Talk to Your Doctor: Getting the Answers and Care You Need. Patricia A. Agnew, 2007. Book. (215 A273 2007 RHB)
This short book explains how to get more information out of doctor visits. It shows how to navigate through a maze of prescriptions and tests in order to save time and money. It also includes how to be an advocate for someone else as they go through the health care maze.
How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters, 2nd ed. Pat Criscito, 2008. Book. (459.3 C932 2008 RHB)
A resume is your marketing tool. The author teaches how to summarize and advertise your skills, achievements, and background. The book also emphasizes how to use electronic tools effectively.
Hypoglycemia for Dummies, 2nd ed. Cheryl Chow and James Chow, 2007. Book. (213.1 C552 2007 RHB)
This book presents current information on the diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, diet and exercise regimens about hypoglycemia in plain English.
IBD Self-Management: The AGA Guide to Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Sunanda Kane, 2010. Book. (210.1111 K16i 2010 RHB)
This book gives reliable, research-based facts about inflammatory bowel disease in an easy to understand format so that readers can self-manage Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis throughout their life.
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently. Suzanne Robitaille, 2010. Book. (150 R666i 2010 RHB)
This book discusses the meaning and history of assistive technology. It then goes into detail about technology for people with visual disabilities, hearing disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities or learning disorders, and communication disabilities. It also explains how to pay for assistive technology and makes some predictions about the future.
Inclusive Physical Activity: A Lifetime of Opportunities. Susan L. Kasser and Rebecca K. Lytle, 2005. Book. (651 K19 2005 RHB)
This book is based on the philosophy that all people can and should benefit from participation in physical activity. It describes instructional and activity modification for differing abilities to enable people of all ages to be included.
Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life. Jeffrey G. Allen, 2009. Book. (459.4 A427 2009 RHB)
101 techniques to get and succeed in an interview are presented. The author helps you face your fears, motivate yourself to actively seek what you are really looking for, make a good first impression and much, much more.
Interview Magic: Job Interview Secrets from America’s Career and Life Coach, 2nd ed. Susan Britton Whitcomb, 2008. Book. (459.4 W579 2008 RHB)
This book teaches how to answer the toughest interview questions; how to master the mindset and mechanics of interviewing; how to develop a personal brand so that you stand out in a crowd; how to communicate your value to employers; and how to target jobs that are an ideal fit.
Interview Techniques - DD0356
DVD color 15 min. 2008 Adult
The interview is the most critical stage of the job search. Several business professionals and experts offer practical advice on different techniques job seekers can use to ace the interview and get ahead of their competition.
Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 3rd ed. Elizabeth DePoy and Laura N. Gitlin, 2005. Book. (045 D422 2005 RHB)
This book, which presents a comprehensive description of the major methodologies used in health-related and human service research, addresses the challenge of explaining and integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches to clinical research.
Is College for Me: Looking Towards the Future - DD0365
DVD color 16 min. 2009 Junior High
This teen friendly documentary-style program helps middle school students understand why they need to start thinking about college now. Real students from four year, two year and technical programs share their personal experiences, their decisions to pursue higher education, and the availability of financial aid. Viewers will learn how different college is from middle and high school, and why basic skills such as reading, writing, and problem solving will serve them well in the future.
Job Coaching Strategies: A Handbook for Supported Employment. Steve Tenpas, 2003. Book. (466 T312j 2003 RHB)
This book is designed to help readers practice job coaching techniques with people with special needs. Reproducible forms are provided in the book. The CD-ROM contains the book in pdf format. This handbook is designed to be used with the DVD by the same name (DD0134).
Job Interviews for Dummies, 3rd ed. Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2008. Book. (459.4 K35j 2008 RHB)
From the popular and easy-to-read “Dummies” series, this book helps you conduct research and prepare for your interview the right way; rehearse your presentation for a flawless performance; anticipate and correctly answer questions you might be asked; and deal with tricky issues like periods of unemployment, lack of experience, and inappropriate questions.
Job Search in the 21st Century - DD0367
DVD color 24 min. 2006 Senior High-Adult
This program explains the most efficient and effective ways of finding employment. It provides strategies on how to use the internet for job searches and the power of networking.
Language and Deafness, 4th ed. Peter V. Paul, 2009. Book. (219.2 P324 2009 RHB)
This book explains language and literacy development from preschool through adolescence in those with profound hearing impairment, as well as those with less severe hearing losses. The book discusses the structure and function of language; language acquisition; oral English; sign systems; American Sign Language; reading; writing; literate thought; language instruction; and language assessment.
Learning Disabilities, ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment. Peter S. and Patricia H. Latham, 2007. Book. (228 L352 2007 RHB)
The purpose of this book is to provide a clear explanation of the primary disability anti-discrimination laws that pertain to individuals with cognitive disabilities, such as learning disabilities and ADHD in higher education and employment. The approach is analytical and practical. Statutes and court cases are discussed in a concise manner.
Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, 15th ed. Stephen Elias, 2009. Book. (055 E42 2009 RHB)
This book explains how to find legal information online or in a law library. It helps the reader develop good research skills and shows how to write a legal memorandum.
Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, 3rd ed. Roger O. Weed and Debra E. Berens, 2010. Book. (230 W394 2010 RHB)
This is a definitive book covering planning and management of life care from virtually every perspective. It includes sections on the roles of life care plan team members; selected disabilities, topics and issues; forensic considerations; and general issues. Standards of practice for life care planners are included.
Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Parents & Family Members. Judith Greenbaum, 2007. Book. (271.3 G798 2007 RHB)
This book teaches how to make decisions about living arrangements for adults with developmental disabilities; how to select the right caregivers; how to work with community service agencies; locate satisfying work and leisure activities; and plan wisely for the future.
Little History Worth Knowing - DD0306 (New in DVD)
DVD color 23 min. 1998 Adult
This program examines some of the historical stereotypes applied to people with disabilities from ancient arenas to medical dilemmas to TV telethons and breakthroughs in assistive technology. History is viewed through diaries, history books, entertainment, medicine and today's advocacy movement.
Living and Dying with Muscular Dystrophy - DD0348
DVD color 13 min. 2007 Adult
This documentary follows a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as he embarks on a cross-country adventure with his friends.
Living with Hearing Difficulties: the Process of Enablement. Dafydd Stephens and Sophia Kramer, 2010. Book. (219.2 S832 2010 RHB)
This book integrates all aspects of rehabilitation for people with hearing difficulties. It discusses the types of impairment, the social and emotional aspects; family relationships, work, leisure, and how best to assist patients.
Living with Someone Who’s Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers. Chelsea Lowe and Bruce M. Cohen, 2010. Book. (227.4 L913 2010 RHB)
This book provides the information you need to deal with changing moods, turbulent ups and downs, depression, mania, and other behaviors of people with bipolar disorder.
Loud & Clear: 5 Steps to Say What You Mean and Get What You Want. Karen Berg, 2008. Book. (270.2 B493 2008 RHB)
This book shows how to get what you want by using your head before opening your mouth; connecting with your listener; keeping their interest; saying it right through speech and body language; and anticipating and overcoming the negatives.
The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, 4th ed. Daniel J. Wallace, 2009. Book. (220.3 W188 2009 RHB)
This book explains a complicated disease in easy-to-understand terms and is suited for the motivated patient wanting a concise, practical overview of their disease. It simplifies a complex and confusing disease for the general reader and provides practical advice for the patient with lupus.
Make the Right Choice: Creating a Positive, Innovative, and Productive Work Life. Joel Zeff, 2007. Book. (485 Z43 2007 RHB)
This book encourages employees to choose to have more fun at their workplaces by changing their attitude, supporting each other, laughing at absurdity, and making positive changes by allowing our natural creativity to shine.
Making the Grade with A+DD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Sarkis, 2008. Book. (228.2 S245m 2008 RHB)
This book helps college students with attention deficit disorder take full advantage of college life by learning to plan time effectively, become successful students, and hone their social skills in order to make friends and enjoy college life.
Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, 2nd ed. Frederick K. Goodwin, Kay R. Jamison, and S. Nassir Ghaemi, 2007. Book. (227.4 G656m 2007 RHB)
This book contains five parts covering the diagnosis, clinical characteristics, psychology, pathophysiology, and treatment of manic-depressive illness (also known as bipolar disorder). Specific chapters discuss this illness in children and adolescents.
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, 4th ed. Donna R. Falvo, 2005. Book. (200 F197 2009 RHB)
This text is a reference for education programs, for service delivery agencies, and for the nonmedical practitioner who is responsible for providing for the rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities. This book presents the language and terminology necessary for the nonmedical practitioner to understand and translate medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability into the functional domains of living. This text blends medical information with the implications for all aspects of the individual’s life.
Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 4th ed. Amy L. Sutton, 2009. Book. (227 M549 2009 RHB)
This sourcebook provides basic consumer health information about the causes and symptoms of mental health problems, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, addictions, and personality and schizophrenic disorders along with information about medications and treatments, mental health concerns in children and adolescents, and tips on living with mental health disorders.
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges. Dennis Eugene McGuire and Brian Chicoine, 2006. Book. (226.11 M148m 2006 RHB)
This book provides parents and caregivers the keys to understanding how to promote mental wellness and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. The book clarifies what the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome are; how some could be mistaken for mental illness; and describes what mental health problems occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome.
The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. Lois J. Zachary, 2000. Book. (HF 5385 Z16m 2000 RHB)
This book explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Mentoring is considered a learning journey in which the mentor and mentee serve as companions along the way. There are worksheets and exercises to help readers assess their readiness to become a mentor, establish the relationship, set appropriate goals, monitor progress and achievement, avoid common pitfalls, and bring the relationship to a natural conclusion.
Merriam-Webster’s Visual Dictionary. Jean-Claude Corbeil and Ariane Archambault, 2007. Book. (004 M568v 2007 RHB)
This dictionary shows visually what different words mean. Chapters include astronomy, earth, plants, animals, human being, food and kitchen, house, do-it-yourself and gardening, clothing, personal accessories and articles, arts and architecture, communications and office automation, transport and machinery, energy, science, society, sports and games. An alphabetical index of the words is included.
The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health. Carolyn Bernstein and Elaine McArdle, 2008. Book. (217.1 B531m 2008 RHB)
This book explains in detail what the symptoms of a migraine headache are and when it is not a migraine. Part one describes the four stages of a migraine, possible triggers, the effects of hormones, and men’s migraine headaches. Part two describes treatments that are available. Part three helps migraine sufferers create a personal wellness plan.
Mindstorms: The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury. John W. Cassidy, 2009. Book. (203.2 C345m 2009 RHB)
This book explains different types of brain injury; dispels common myths; demonstrates the ways that traumatic brain injury may affect memory, behavior, and social interaction; discusses treatment and rehabilitation options; and provides tips for the family going through this experience.
Multicultural Aspects of Disabilities: A Guide to Understanding and Assisting Minorities in the Rehabilitation Process, 2nd ed. Willie V. Bryan, 2007. Book. (275 B915 2007 RHB)
This book discusses the need to have helping professionals recognize, understand, and consider cultural diversity as a factor in the rehabilitation process. It discusses these issues in broad terms and then has chapters on African Americans, Asian and Pacific Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans; American Indians, women; and elderly.
Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century, Rev. ed. Norine Dresser, 2005. Book. (275 D773 2005 RHB)
This book provides solid information about ways to improve cross cultural interactions. It is divided into two sections: Part 1 - The New Rules of Communication which organizes miscommunication according to major issues, for example, body language, child rearing practices, etc.; and Part 2 - Clearing Cultural Confusion, in which information is presented geographically and alphabetically by cultural groups.
Multiple Sclerosis: New Hope and Practical Advice for People with MS and Their Families, Rev. ed. Louis J. Rosner, 2008. Book. (203.3 R822m 2008 RHB)
This book describes life with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the treatments that are available for it. It explains what the disease is, who gets it and why, and what people with MS can do to continue living happy and healthy lives.
My Country: Chronicling the Civil Rights Movement that Created the Americans with Disabilities Act (closed captioned) (open captioned) (audio described) - DD0340 (New in DVD)
DVD color 56 min. 1996 Adult
In this documentary, symphony conductor James DePreist, who contracted polio as a young man, profiles three people with disabilities whose lives have been shaped by the struggle for equal rights. Mr. DePreist is the nephew of African American singer Marian Anderson, who in 1939 was prevented from singing at Constitution Hall. He draws parallels between racial barriers and the barriers faced by people with disabilities.
My First Job (closed captioned) - DD0336
DVD color 24 min. 2008 Adult
The first day on the job can be an overwhelming experience. This program empowers job seekers as well as new hires as they explore the issues surrounding what is a major life change.
My New Job - DD0368
DVD color 24 min. 2009 Senior High, Adult
This program explores a range of areas relevant to starting at a new workplace, including what a new employee should consider and prepare for and ways in which workplaces are typically set up to ensure a smooth induction for new staff. It also covers preparation by the employee, getting to know your workmates, troubleshooting and surviving the first week.
The Neurology of Autism. Mary Coleman, 2005. Book. (203.6 N494 2005 RHB)
This book discusses medical aspects of autism using a neurological framework. It explains the role of the cerebellum, the cranial circumference, and other neurological signs and symptoms in autism. One chapter discusses the epidemiology of autism and talks about whether it is increasing. Other chapters discuss diseases with a temporary autistic phase or if there is reversible autistic behavior. Alternative treatments for autism are evaluated. The final chapter calls for an integrated approach to therapy and continued research on the wide range of disabilities and behaviors involved in autism.
New Guide for Occupational Exploration: Linking Interests, Learning, and Careers, 4th ed. J. Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, 2006. Book. (459 F239n 2006 RHB)
This book helps you take broad interest areas and narrow them down to specific careers. The book matches you with potential careers by examining your interests. It contains job descriptions for hundreds of occupations.
The New Sjogren’s Syndrome Handbook, 3rd ed. Daniel J. Wallace, 2005. Book. (215.1 N532 2005 RHB)
This book contains current medical and practical information on Sjogren’s syndrome, including symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how this disorder affects various organ systems of the body, treatment options, and tips for daily living.
Next-Day Job Interview: Prepare Tonight and Get the Job Tomorrow, 2nd ed. J. Michael Farr and Richard Gaither, 2009. Book. (459.4 F239n 2009 RHB)
This book explains the essentials for communicating your accomplishments in order to present your skills and knowledge effectively in an interview. It contains quick tips, easy worksheets, ways to research the employer, winning answers for the most common questions, how to close the interview, and advice for negotiating a salary.
Non-Traditional Job Search Basics for Re-entry Success - DD0292
DVD color 11 min. 2008 Adult
Focused on populations that have special challenges getting into or reentering the workforce, this program features specific steps and advice from leading experts in the employment world. From women reentering the workforce after a long absence to recently released from institution job seekers, this show sets out the attitudes and job search skills set needed to succeed.
Not Just a Bad Day: Living with Bipolar Disorder - DD0347
DVD color 50 min. 2007 Adult
This documentary details the struggles of four people, including one who also struggles with a cocaine addiction, as they cope with the emotional highs and lows of bipolar disorder.
Now What: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career. Nicholas Lore and Anthony Spadafore, 2008. Book. (480.3 L868n 2008 RHB)
This book explores how to find a career that you will really love. The first part shows how to choose the perfect career. The second presents a career design toolkit to determine who you are, why you work, and where you want to work. The third part provides additional tools and charts to use on the journey.
Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders, 3rd ed. Nortin M. Hadler, 2005. Book. (205 H131 2005 RHB)
This book is a comprehensive reference on musculoskeletal disorders. It discusses musculoskeletal morbidity; the patient with regional musculoskeletal symptoms; and dealing with claimants.
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2008. Book. (480 O15 2008 RHB)
This handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. It describes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, it has job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state. Electronic copy 2010 11th ed. at: http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm.
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. Kathleen Golisz, 2009. Book. (203.2 G626o 2009 RHB)
This guideline by the American Occupational Therapy Association provides an overview of the occupational therapy process for adults with traumatic brain injury, including definition, epidemiology, stages of recovery, referral, evaluation, and interventions throughout the various recovery phases.
On Your Own without a Net: The Transition to Adulthood for Vulnerable Populations. D. Wayne Osgood, 2007. Book. (461 O58 2007)
This book documents the special challenges that face vulnerable populations during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. These vulnerable populations include former foster care youth, youth in the juvenile justice or criminal justice system, runaway or homeless youth, former special education students, young people in the mental health system, and youth with physical disabilities.
One-Handed in a Two-Handed World, 3rd ed. Tommye-Karen Mayer, 2007. Book. (218 M468o 2007 RHB)
In this book, the author shares her experiences managing alone with only the use of one hand. She illustrates her three secrets of managing single-handedly: body positioning, 4 fingers and a thumb, and gadgets (or assistive devices).
Open Futures: Employees with Disabilities (open captioned) - DD0290 (New in DVD)
DVD color 10 min. 2003 Adult
This DVD focuses on successful people with disabilities working in a wide range of careers and work settings. Role models' stories help employers and employment specialists appreciate the contributions, creativity, and enthusiasm that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. It also highlights practical, low-cost disability accommodations. This employer focused program can be used as a tool for job placement, development, and diversity training
Open Futures: People with Disabilities at Work (open captioned) - DD0291 (New in DVD)
DVD color 10 min. 2003 Adult
This program offers youth-focused and fast-paced video interviews. Role models do the talking in their own workplaces, showing their successes and self-determination. This program motivates career exploration through people with disabilities who tell how they followed their dreams and found the right job for themselves. They share challenges, interests, obstacles, tips and tactics. Also for use in schools and agencies that provide career guidance and services.
Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Intentional Intervention, 2nd ed. Charles R. Ridley, 2005. Book. (264.4 R545 2005 RHB)
Any counselor or therapist, regardless of race, background, or motive, can engage in unintentional acts of racism. This book examines the dynamics and effects of racism in counseling. Workable solutions and practical alternatives are proposed with supporting clinical examples included to help counselors gain new insights into their operational practices and modify any behaviors that may interfere with a helpful intervention. Policies and practices at the institutional level are also discussed.
The Overnight Resume: The Fastest Way to Your Next Job, 3rd ed. Donald Asher, 2010. Book. (459.3 A825 2010 RHB)
This book is filled with tips on how to prepare a resume quickly and successfully. It includes information on how to deal with resume-sorting software, how to get a job if you have been out of the market for awhile, and how to access the hidden job market.
Parallel Play: Growing up with Undiagnosed Asperger’s. Tim Page, 2009. Book. (203.5 P133p 2009 RHB)
A poignant portrait of a lifelong search for answers by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Page, this autobiography provides a unique perspective on Asperger syndrome and the well of creativity that can spring forth as a result of the condition.
Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs: Everything You Need to Know to Plan for and Protect Your Child’s Future. Peggy Lou Morgan, 2009. Book. (271.3 M849p 2009 RHB)
This book discusses the process of enabling a child with special needs to leave home and find their own way. It provides information on how to care for the child when the parent is gone; how to deal with the child’s loneliness; how to draft a transitional plan, set goals, estate planning, and much more.
Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities: A Developmental Process, 2nd ed. Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant and Gary Greene, 2008. Book. (461 K76p 2008 RHB)
Transition services must be arranged to meet the needs of students with different long-term goals. This textbook for college students examines the processes of career development and transition for youth with disabilities.
Paying for College without Going Broke, 2010 ed. Kalman A. Chany and Geoff Martz, 2009. Book. (565 C459 2009 RHB)
This thoroughly revised guide shows readers long- and short-term strategies to fund a college education. It includes financial-aid forms and scholarship information, along with lists of annual changes in the tax laws.
Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges 2010. Book. (580 P485f 2010 RHB)
This guide contains information about the four-year undergraduate colleges in the United States, Canada, and international. It also discusses financial aid, distance education, and how to choose a college that fits the student.
Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges 2010. Book. (580 P485t 2010 RHB)
This guide to two-year colleges contains information on almost 2,000 junior and community colleges in the United States. It helps you compare majors, student life, and costs. You can search by location, major, or school name.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth, 2nd ed. Glenn R. Schiraldi, 2009. Book. (227.52 S337p 2009 RHB)
This book is for people with all different kinds of trauma. It explains what post-traumatic stress disorder is and gives principles of healing, recovery and growth. It describes ways to manage symptoms, to get treatment, and to move on with a meaningful and productive life.
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Jed Baker, 2005. Book. (203.6 B167p 2005 RHB)
This is a life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger syndrome. It discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.
Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide to Transition Planning. Stan F. Shaw, Joseph W. Madaus, and Lyman L. Dukes, 2010. Book. (461 P927 2010 RHB)
For students with mild to moderate, nonvisible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. This book shows transition personnel, counselors, and educators how to help students find the right college, navigate the admissions process, teach students to ask for what they need, determine student eligibility for services and accommodations, implement social supports, and work with families to foster effective transition planning.
President George H.W. Bush Signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (closed captioned) (audio described) - DD0341
DVD color 25 min. 1990 Adult
This video documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. In the video, President Bush speaks to an audience of activists, Congressional supporters, people with disabilities, and their families and friends gathered on the south lawn of the White House.
Principles and Practices of Case Management in Rehabilitation Counseling, 2nd ed. E. Davis Martin, 2007. Book. (360 P957 2007 RHB)
The role and function of the rehabilitation counselor is described relative to the principles and practices of case management in the vocational rehabilitation process. Psychosocial case studies are included.
Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities. Michael L. Wehmeyer, 2007. Book. (556 W413p 2007 RHB)
This book reviews the breadth of available methods for teaching components of self-determination, including choice making, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, self-advocacy, and self-regulated learning so that students with disabilities can transition to independent living.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. 2009. Book. (762.4 P976 2009 RHB)
This manual, which is preferred by writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology and the behavioral sciences, provides clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and the American Psychological Association style for citing references.
Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Medical Dictionary. Elaine Costello, 2000. Book. (153.1111 C841r 2000 RHB)
This dictionary presents over 1,000 signs for communication between health professionals and users of American Sign Language. Each sign is illustrated, described, and defined.
Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines. Elias Mpofu and Thomas Oakland, 2009. Book. (456.421 R345 2009 RHB)
This book is an overview of rehabilitation principles and assessment of the degree of disability. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is used as a framework for the entire book. Sections of the book cover professional issues in the ICF context; measures and procedures; measures of adaptation and adjustment; measures of participation; and looking ahead (trends).
Rehabilitation Caseload Management: Concepts and Practice. Lee Ann R. Grubbs, Jack L. Cassell, and S. Wayne Mulkey, 2006. Book. (456.43 G885r 2006 RHB)
This book presents theory, principles, models, and rationale of case management in the first half of the book and a detailed analysis of practical application in the second half.
Rehabilitation of Neuropsychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals, 2nd ed. Brick Johnstone and Henry H. Stonnington, 2009. Book. (203.1 R345 2009 RHB)
This book provides an overview of standard neuropsychological treatment strategies for specific cognitive impairments that are identified on testing. Recommendations, services, and issues for rehabilitation professionals are discussed. Specific chapters are included on the neuropsychological remediation of memory, attention, language, visual-spatial skills, and executive function impairments.
Religious Signing: The First and Only Interdenominational Guide, Rev. ed. Elaine Costello, 2009. Book. (153.1111 C841 2009 RHB)
The signs presented in this book have been collected from many different denominations that work with people who are deaf. It does not claim to document all the variations of signs used to represent religious concepts, but it is an earnest attempt to compile those that are commonly used, along with an indication of their appropriate application.
Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings that Are Accessible to All Participants. North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, 2005. Book. (415 R389p 2005 RHB)
This publication highlights basic guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. It focuses on small and last-minute meetings. Electronic copy at: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/pdfs/rbmeetingguide.pdf.
Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities: A Guide for Accommodating All Members Including People with Disabilities and Older Adults. North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, 2008. Book. (415 R389 2008 RHB)
This guide suggests ways that fitness facilities can go beyond minimum accessibility requirements and make the facility and services more appealing and accessible to more people, including those with disabilities. Electronic copy at: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/pdfs/rbfitness.pdf.
Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life, 2nd ed. Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro, 2002. Book. (263 L527r 2002 RHB)
This book gives the readers the opportunity to take a good look at the burdens being carried, examine them to see if they are making you happy, and discover new ways to lighten your load. It contains personal examples and stories collected in hundreds of interviews which illustrate a comprehensive guide for balancing the demands of work, love, and place in order to create and live your own vision of success.
Resume, Application, and Letter Tips for People with Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 150 Tips for Landing the Perfect Job. Ronald L. and Caryl Krannich, 2006. Book. (459.3 K89r 2006 RHB)
Your first encounter with an employer is usually in writing via a resume, application, and/or letter. Tips are given to present your work history, fill out applications, market your skills, and avoid writing errors. Sample letters and resumes are included.
Resume Realities (closed captioned) - DD0360
DVD color 30 min. 2008 Senior High-Adult
Job seekers will learn the realities of what it takes to put together a great resume from experienced business professionals. They will hear what these experts say about what to include and what not to include when creating a resume.
Rise above: How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving. Ralph W. Braun, 2010. Book. (150 B825 2010 RHB)
This book tells the story of Ralph Braun who founded the world’s leading manufacturer of mobility vehicles, BraunAbility. The author has muscular dystrophy but decided at an early age that he would not let it keep him from having a full life. First, he invented a motorized scooter and then he modified automobiles so that he could lead an independent life.
Robert’s Rules of Order, 10th ed. Henry M. Robert, 2000. Book. (100 R641r 2000 RHB)
This classic book is this country’s recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings. This edition addresses common questions, and incorporates new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure.
The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment. Carlton K. Erickson, 2007. Book. (227.7 E68s 2007 RHB)
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the roles that brain function and genetics play in addiction. It discusses stimulants and depressants, alcohol, and other drugs. Treatment for dependence disease is explained, along with the power and limitations of addiction research.
The Scleroderma Book: A Guide for Patients and Families, 2nd ed. Maureen D. Mayes, 2005. Book. (215.1 M468 2005 RHB)
This book provides a comprehensive guide to scleroderma written for patients and their families. It provides a thorough description of the multiple aspects and forms of the disease. It answers questions about symptoms, research, treatment, and daily coping with the disease.
Secrets to Job Fair Success (closed captioned) - DD0338
DVD color 18 min. 2008 Adult
This DVD gives advice on preparing for a job fair, how to present yourself, questions you’ll need to be able to answer, networking advice, and advice from employers.
Self-advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Happen in College and Beyond. Henry B. Reiff, 2007. Book. (228 R361s 2007 RHB)
This book gives practical advice for students with learning disabilities who would like to attend college. It helps them learn self-advocacy skills. It is also useful for counselors of students with learning disabilities.
Self-promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead. Nancy Ancowitz, 2010. Book. (268 A542s 2010 RHB)
This book explains how introverts can use their strengths to succeed and overcome some of their perceived weaknesses. It discusses how to tune out negative self-talk and listen to strengths. It gives steps to create a game plan, figure out who target audiences are, and expand networks. Special tips are given on public speaking, job searching, and interview skills.
Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, 6th ed. Kenneth Lyons Jones, 2006. Book. (201 J77s 2006 RHB)
This book compiles information on defects in morphogenesis. Chapters are presented on normal and abnormal morphogenesis, genetics and genetic counseling, minor anomalies and their relevance, a clinical approach toward a specific diagnosis for certain categorical problems, and normal standards of measurement for a variety of features.
Social Inclusion at Work. Janis G. Chadsey, 2008. Book. (466 C432s 2008 RHB)
This book illustrates how to socially integrate people with disabilities into employment settings. It is based on the premise that being included in the social group increases job security and quality-of-life outcomes. A detailed case study is included.
The Social Worker as Manager: A Practical Guide to Success, 5th ed. Robert W. Weinbach, 2008. Book. (324 W423 2008 RHB)
This book discusses management principles for social workers. It defines management in the context of human services. It reviews the historical origins of current approaches to management. Key functions like planning, hiring, promoting a productive work environment, completing staff performance evaluations and personnel actions, organizing, controlling, leading, and other important management tasks are discussed in order to become an effective manager.
Soft Skills in the Workplace (closed captioned) - DD0335
DVD color 20 min. 2008 Adult
This DVD is divided into several sections, or scenarios, of specific skills in action. These scenarios demonstrate how certain soft skills influence one’s performance on the job. At the end of each scenario, viewers are given key points about what they’ve just seen. Problem solving, listening, good grooming, adaptability, friendliness and enthusiasm are all soft skills.
Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book, 4th ed. Jean Dobbs, 2009. Book. (216.1 S757 2009 RHB)
This resource book for persons who use wheelchairs contains sections on medical care, sports and recreation, equipment, disability rights, relationships, everyday life, and more.
Start Your Own Business and Hire Yourself: Insider Tips for Successful Self-Employment in Any Economy. Suzanne Caplan, 2010. Book. (464 C244s 2010 RHB)
The author shares secrets gleaned from a lifetime of entrepreneurship and consulting for small businesses, showing you how to get started and succeed in your own business even in the toughest economy.
Strategic Customer Service: Managing the Customer Experience to Increase Positive Word of Mouth, Build Loyalty, and Maximize Profits. John A. Goodman, 2009. Book. (HF 5415.5 G653 2009 RHB)
This book explains how to look at customer service as a strategic part of any business. It describes how to deal with customers’ problems and address the real causes behind the problems. It discusses how to improve processes, technology, and people skills in order to excel at customer service.
Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2nd ed. John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman, 2010. Book. (461 M136s 2010 RHB)
This book addresses the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in secondary and postsecondary programs. It explains that the most effective transition programs build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship.
Supervising an Employee with a Disability - DD0350 ( New in DVD)
DVD color 28 11 min. 1999 Adult
This program offers a real-life look at issues and solutions in the workplace. Supervisors and employees with disabilities share their knowledge and experiences in orientation, training and ongoing supervision. People with various physical, sensory, hidden and developmental disabilities are portrayed successfully working in manufacturing, office and medical positions. It presents a half dozen on the job situations and provides learners with opportunities to strategize and practice problem-solving.
Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed, rev. ed. H. Anthony Medley, 2005. Book. (459.4 M491s 2005 RHB)
This classic book presents job interviewing techniques tailored to today’s challenging business world. Topics include how to prepare for an interview; how to present yourself well; handling questions that are inappropriate or illegal; and negotiating the best possible salary and benefits package.
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Terri Couwenhoven, 2007. Book. (226.1111 C872 2007 RHB)
The author gives parents the background and confidence to speak comfortably with their children who have special needs about difficult subjects such as growing up, personal boundaries, privacy, sexuality, relationships, and abuse prevention. Teaching materials and aids are included.
Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 2nd ed. Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, 2006. Book. (228.2 Z46 2006 RHB)
This book takes a comprehensive look at the special issues and challenges faced by teens with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and those with ADD plus hyperactivity. It gives practical information and advice for these teens, their families, teachers, and treatment professionals.
Ten Employment Myths (closed captioned) (audio described) - DD0339
DVD color 18 min. 2009 Adult
Many employers misunderstand the Americans with Disabilities Act and are reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of unfounded myths. This DVD responds to concerns expressed by employers, explaining the ADA in common sense terms and dispelling myths about this often overlooked pool of well-qualified employees.
Ten Small Business Mistakes (closed captioned) - DD0364
DVD color 13 min. 2004 Adult
This DVD identifies common mistakes that small businesses make when trying to comply with the ADA and addresses the importance and value of doing business with 50 million people with disabilities. It features statements by store owners expressing their doubts or misunderstandings about the ADA followed by responses from an Assistant Attorney for Civil Rights and other Department of Justice employees explaining the law in common sense terms.
Tourette Syndrome: The Facts, 2nd ed. Mary M. Robertson and Andrea Cavanna, 2008. Book. (203.16 R651 2008 RHB)
This book gives practical advice about Tourette syndrome. It explains the causes, how it is diagnosed, and the ways in which it can be treated.
Transition Education and Services for Students with Disabilities, 5th ed. Patricia L Sitlington, Gary M. Clark and Debra A. Neubert, 2010. Book. (461 S623t 2010 RHB)
This is a comprehensive textbook on transition education and services. It discusses the transition process from K-8 through postsecondary education and employment. Transition program foundations, elements, and implementation are all covered.
Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Supported Handbook. Hewitt B. Clark and Deanne K. Unruh, 2009. Book. (461 C593t 2000 RHB)
This handbook describes how to support the transition to adulthood for young people with mental health issues. It helps readers apply evidence-supported practices to guide youth through the transition obstacle course. It helps counselors implement strategies to help students make the transition from high school to meaningful employment, education, or technical training.
Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant, Diane S. Bassett and Kristine Wiest Webb, 2009. Book. (557.3 K76 2009 RHB)
This book provides guidance to professionals who are preparing students for transition from high school to make informed choices and decisions regarding their future educational and career goals. It talks about individual responsibilities, the role of families, communities, and professionals. Student voices present the perspectives of students themselves. One chapter discusses considerations for students with specific disabilities.
Type 2 Diabetes: Your Healthy Living Guide, 4th ed. American Diabetes Association, 2009. Book. (213.1 A512 2009 RHB)
This book presents the tips, techniques, and practical advice anyone with type 2 diabetes needs to know to stay healthy. It includes information on finding the best health care providers; developing realistic meal and exercise plans; understanding health insurance; and preventing diabetes complications.
The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public. Susan M. Schweik, 2009. Book. (350.3 S413u 2009 RHB)
This book extensively researches the conditions of disability at the turn of the century. Many cities had laws targeting “unsightly beggars.” The book shows how these laws discriminated against the disabled and the poor and how they continue to affect our culture today.
Ultimate College Guide 2010, 7th ed. U.S. News & World Report, 2010. Book. (580 U47 2010 RHB)
This book provides detailed information about colleges and universities including exclusive rankings from U.S. News & World Report on eleven factors. It also includes a complete index of majors.
The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications, 3rd ed. Marvin E. Levin and Michael A. Pfeifer, 2009. Book. (213.1 L665 2009 RHB)
This book contains what every person with diabetes should know about prevention, treatment, and self-care for complications of the heart, nerves, feet, eyes, skin, kidneys, and more. It includes an appendix of diabetes medications.
Understanding and Treating Depression: Ways to Find Hope and Help. Rudy V. Nydegger, 2008. Book. (227.4 N993u 2008 RHB)
This book explains the history, increasing incidence, diagnosis, costs, treatment, and many faces of depression across ages, gender, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic group, and sexual identity. It also discusses treatment approaches and success rates.
Understanding Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, 2nd ed. Kathryn Wolff Heller, 2009. Book. (200.8 U55 2009 RHB)
This book describes various physical, health, and multiple disabilities and their educational implications. Sections are included on neuromotor impairments; orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and sensory disorders; degenerative and terminal diseases; major health impairments; and infectious diseases.
Understanding Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Handbook for Evidence-Based Practitioners in Rehabilitation. Elizabeth da Silva Cardoso, Julie A. Chronister, and Fong Chan, 2009. Book. (265 U55 2009 RHB)
This book presents the dominant theories, models, and evidence-based techniques necessary to help the psychosocial adjustment of persons who are chronically ill or disabled. Coping, social support, and family issues are explained in detail. Intervention strategies involving positive psychology, self-efficacy, wellness techniques, and psychopharmacology are discussed. Chapters on special issues such as psychiatric rehabilitation, substance abuse, sexuality, and multiculturalism are also included.
Understanding the New ADA (English/Spanish) - DD0316
DVD color 15 min. 2009 Adult
This program covers the fundamentals of the original Americans with Disabilities Act and explains the changes that are now in effect because of the new Act. Managers and supervisors will learn who is covered under the new Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, how the definition of disability has been clarified, and how reasonable accommodations are determined. They will also hear suggestions of how the topic of disabilities can be handled during job interviews and understand the definition of an essential job function.
The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: Land a Job You Love Using the Methods Top Career Professionals Teach Their Private Clients. Orville Pierson, 2006. Book. (459 P624u 2006 RHB)
This book explains the Pierson method to finding a job. It includes strategies to sharpen your job hunting focus and goes step by step through the search process. It tells how hiring really happens, how to figure out what your core message is so that you will be remembered, seven search techniques, and much more.
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, 2nd ed. Mike Lew, 2004. Book. (130 L669v 2004 RHB)
This book is written as a handbook of recovery for men who experienced sexual abuse in their childhood. It discusses the myths and realities of abuse and especially as these apply to men. It outlines the after effects of abuse and explains the road to recovery.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health. Chris Lloyd, 2010. Book. (227.1 V872 2010 RHB)
This book guides all members of the healthcare team to implement effective services that will lead to sustained career development among people with mental illness. It discusses interventions like motivational interviewing, cognitive retraining, and work-related social skills training. It examines the barriers to employment such as stigma, discrimination, and fluctuating health status.
Wake-Up Call (closed captioned) - DD0294
DVD color 12 min. 2007 Adult
In this program hosted by comedian Geri Jewell, people with disabilities talk about how they wish to be treated by those who work with them; all stress the need of people with disabilities to act as their own advocates.
The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 32nd ed. 2007. Book. (238 W319 2007 RHB)
This handbook is presented in an outlined structure encompassing etiology, clinical presentation, laboratory evaluation, and differential diagnosis, with a focus on therapy.
The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition. Richard G. Luecking, 2009. Book. (461 L948w 2009 RHB)
This practical guide is aimed at helping educators, transition specialists, and employment specialists facilitate satisfying work experiences and jobs for high school students and young adults with disabilities. It includes examples of model programs and photocopiable tools and forms.
What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2010. Book. (459 B691 2010 RHB)
This classic book is a guide for job seekers and career changers. It teaches the reader to take chances, gain confidence, and learn to make changes in their career and life in order to find meaningful employment.
The Wheelchair Evaluation: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd ed. Mitchell Batavia, 2010. Book. (151.61 B328 2010 RHB)
This book is a practical and concise guide for clinicians who need to evaluate and recommend a wheelchair for a person with physical disabilities. It describes wheelchair components, documentation, and funding. Common wheelchair problems are presented along with algorithms, illustrations and sample forms to facilitate the wheelchair prescription.
When the Phone Rings: Telephone Skills for Better Service - DD0366
DVD color 20 min. 2010 Adult
When the phone rings, you have only seconds to set the tone, to communicate that your organization listens to customers and gives them what they need. Once that first impression has been made, all calls need to be handled smoothly and professionally. Viewers will learn the art of customer service etiquette, how to take an accurate message, how to handle multiple lines and how to deal with an irate caller.
Where the Jobs Are Now: The Fastest-Growing Industries and How to Break into Them. Joe Watson, 2010. Book. (459.1 W339w 2010 RHB)
This book explains where to look for jobs that will be growing into the future, such as positions in health care, biotechnology, energy, education, government, security, and information technology.
Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People through Change. Kenneth H. Blanchard, 2009. Book. (HD 58.8 W628 2009 RHB)
This short book cites a prevalence of failed change-based initiatives in organizations throughout the world, sharing a detective-style parable that offers insight into how resistance to change is compromising the implementation of positive agendas.
Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash--without the Commute. Tory Johnson and Robyn Freedman Spizman, 2008. Book. (463 J69 2008 RHB)
This book explains how you can stay home and still have a career. It explains how to find and keep a job at home, how to avoid scams, zoning and other laws that may affect what you do at home, and much more.
Young Person’s Guide to Getting and Keeping a Good Job, 3rd ed. J. Michael Farr and Marie A. Pavlicko, 2006. Book. (459 F239y 2006 RHB)
This book will help young people to understand an employer’s expectations; discover and present skills; document work and school experiences; learn effective job search techniques; write their applications, cover letters and resumes; find good references; learn how to interview, and much more.
Young Person’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, 6th ed. 2007. Book. (480.3 J61 2007 RHB)
This book, designed to assist the reader in exploring a wide variety of jobs, includes descriptions for almost 270 major jobs.
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