7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities. Elizabeth C. Hamblet, 2011. Book. (461 H199 2011 RHB)
This book helps students with disabilities plan for the transition to college while they are still in high school. Steps 1 and 2 lay out a legal foundation for readers. Steps 3 and 4 discuss the self-management and academic skills linked with success at college. Step 5 reviews accommodations that are or are not available in college. Step 6 answers common questions about admissions and offers thoughts on how much students should disclose about their disability. Step 7 offers guidance on preparing the paperwork for admissions, including a transition portfolio.
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities: ICC A117.1-2009. American National Standard, 2010. Book. (415 A169 2010 RHB)
The intent of this standard is to allow a person with physical disability to independently get to, enter, and use a site, facility, building, or element. Recreational facilities are included.
Accessibility for Everyone: Understanding the Section 508 Accessibility Requirements. John Mueller, 2003. Book. (QA 76.9 H85 M946a 2003 RHB)
This book explains what section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act means for computer programmers. It explains the essentials of writing accessible desktop applications and web applications.
Active Living with Arthritis. Johns Hopkins, 2012. Book. (205.11 A188 2012 RHB)
This publication, prepared by Johns Hopkins Medicine, provides healthy-joint secrets to keep a person with arthritis flexible and pain free.
Addiction Treatment: A Strength's Perspective, 3rd ed. Katherine Van Wormer, 2013. Book. (227.7 V285 2013 RHB)
This book attempts to bridge the gap between the traditional Twelve-Step approach to addiction treatment and the teachings of harm reduction. It discusses the biology of addiction, the psychology of addiction, and the social aspects of addiction.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families. Hiroshi Mitsumoto, 2009. Book. (204.2 M684 2009 RHB)
This book describes life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), starting with an overview and then covering the medical and rehabilitative management of ALS. It describes what life is like for the patient and family with ALS, including a discussion of advanced disease and end-of-life issues. Additional resources are provided.
Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strength-Based Workshops. Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, 2010. Book. (550 S911 2010 RHB)
Appreciative inquiry (AI) offers training professionals a powerful, life-centric approach to leading and facilitating change. It taps into the need for positive and engaging ways to advance communication, relationships, and results within organizations. This book is a practical resource, providing an overview of AI’s positive psychology and strength-based change methods.
Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring out the Best of Your Team. Diana Whitney, 2004. Book. (550 W618 2004 RHB)
This book provides 48 positive questions, sample interview guides, and a step-by-step process for self-managed inquiry. It helps develop high performance teams. Questions are included to develop clear and shared goals, roles and procedures; supportive relationships; nurturing leadership; evolving energy; productivity; and positive communication.
The Art of Integrative Counseling, 3rd ed. Gerald Corey, 2012. Book. (264.1 C797a 2012 RHB)
The author demonstrates how concepts and techniques from a variety of theoretical models can be incorporated into different phases of the counseling process. He uses one case study and shows how to integrate different theoretical models as he progresses from initial to termination stages.
Arthritis. John A. Flynn and Carl A. Johnson, 2011. Book. (205.11 F648 2011 RHB)
This White Paper from Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a personal guide to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of arthritis problems, ranging from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and bursitis to lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease.
Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: A Guide for Effective Practice, 3rd ed. Richard L. Simpson and Brenda Smith Myles, 2011. Book. (203.5 S613a 2011 RHB)
This book for educators and parents describes the characteristics of children with Asperger syndrome. It then discusses the assessment of students and how to teach academic content to students with Asperger syndrome. It also includes chapters on planning for behavioral and for social success and ends with a chapter on understanding the impact of Asperger syndrome on the family.
Asperger’s on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, and Their Employers, Educators, and Advocates. Rudy Simone and Temple Grandin, 2010. Book. (203.5 S839 2010 RHB)
This book is written by an adult with Asperger syndrome who uses her personal experience and the experiences of over fifty adults with Asperger syndrome from all over the world to write this book. She gives advice and tips for what the employee can do and what employers and advocates can do to help persons with Asperger syndrome find success on the job.
Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures, 4th ed. Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson, 2007. Book. (262.1 H776 2007 RHB)
This book examines the basic principles of psychological assessment and the tests most widely used by counselors. More than 100 instruments to assess intelligence, academic aptitude, career development, personal values, interpersonal relationships, mental health, and counseling outcomes are described.
Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People with Brain Impairment. Marcia J. Scherer, 2011. Book. (203 S326 2012 RHB)
This book discusses various forms of brain impairment and how technology can help people with disabilities function. Topics include the aging brain, the brain born with a disability, how the brain works, treatment and rehabilitation practices, and comprehensive information on assistive technologies.
Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, 2nd ed. Diane Pedrotty Bryant and Brian R. Bryant, 2012. Book. (150 B915a 2012 RHB)
This book includes eight comprehensive chapters that focus on devices and software to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Chapters are included on devices for persons with physical impairments, devices to enhance speech communication, and devices to enhance access to information, as well as enhancing academic instruction and promoting independent living.
The Best 376 Colleges. The Princeton Review, 2012. Book. (580 B561 2012 RHB)
This college directory includes candid feedback from 122,000 students. It ranks the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories such as dorms, food, athletics, professors, etc. Eight key topics are scored including financial aid, selectivity, green ratings, quality of life, and fire safety. Advice on financial aid is also given.
Best Jobs for the 21st Century, 6th ed. Laurence Shatkin, 2012. Book. (480.2 S533b 2012 RHB)
Part 1 of this book lists best jobs by interests, personality type, education, self-employed or part-time. Part 2 gives 400 detailed job descriptions.
Beyond Barriers: Coaching Customers on Job Retention and Earnings Gains - DD0478
DVD 107 min. 2007 Professional
Presenter Jodie Sue Kelly uses a healthy dose of humor to examine the post-placement services needed to help consumers retain and advance in jobs. She offers practical techniques for building job retention into placement as well as techniques that get results after consumers get a job. Viewers will also learn how to sell post-placement services to consumers so they will want to participate. She teaches how to write effective retention and advancement case notes.
Beyond Barriers: Helping vs. Empowering - DD0477
DVD 107 min. 2007 Professional
This lecture provides case managers with practical concepts and strategies they can easily transfer to their everyday work with consumers. Human service professionals will learn to empower consumers to build mutually developed plans and to share responsibility for solving problems.
Body Language I: Beyond Words - DD0473
DVD 24 min. 2008 Senior High - Adult
Viewers will learn how culture, gender, and age can affect non-verbal behavior. They will learn about the zones of personal space, the unwritten rules of eye contact, and the role context plays in reading a person’s non-verbal messages.
Body Language II: Reading People - DD0474
DVD 24 min. 2008 Senior High - Adult
Viewers will learn how gestures we use and faces we make send signals. The volume, speed and inflections of our voices communicate in ways that we may not intend. Tone of voice, pitch and volume can overrule the literal meaning of spoken words. Touch can have a variety of meanings. Culture and gender also play a role in the signals people send.
The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman Doidge, 2007. Book. (203.2 D657 2007 RHB)
A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed.
Career Counseling: Contexts, Processes, and Techniques, 3rd ed. Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner and Joseph A. Johnston, 2009. Book. (456.3 G998 2009 RHB)
This book presents a practice-focused approach to career counseling. It incorporates the most widely used traditional career counseling practices with emerging career development concepts. It examines career counseling interventions, including the strengths-based approaches suggested by the positive psychology movement. Topics discussed include traditional and postmodern career theories and approaches; counseling an increasingly diverse workforce and addressing cultural context issues such as race, class, gender, and disability; forming a productive alliance with the client; gathering client information; using assessment inventories and instruments; developing client action plans; and navigating the termination process.
Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century, 3rd ed. Spencer G. Niles and JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey, 2009. Book. (480.1 N711 2009 RHB)
This book presents different theoretical perspectives in career development. It emphasizes the importance of understanding diverse populations. Assessment, technology, and the needs of different age groups are all included. Case studies are used to illustrate the practical application of the principles outlined in this book.
Career Information, Career Counseling, and Career Development, 10th ed, Duane Brown, 2012. Book. (360 B877c 2012 RHB)
This book was written with rehabilitation counselors, counseling psychologists, and employment counselors in mind. It includes both theory and practical applications. The theoretical background is included as a means of helping the reader understand why certain practical approaches may be useful and why work is an important aspect of people’s lives. The practical tools allow the reader to gain specific knowledge and skills needed to assist with career development problems. The practical applications also help the reader understand how to design and deliver career development programs in various settings.
Career Personality Inventory - KT0080
Kit 2010 Adult
The Career Personality Inventory (CPI) is based on the personality types created by Carl Jung (and later adapted by Meyers and Briggs for the MBTI). The CPI uses a testing method that requires test takers to circle words that describe them and then total the number of descriptors circled. The CPI then helps users consider how their personalities relate to their careers by focusing on their top two traits. Users can match their personality types to careers and work preferences and then use the career planning guide and worksheet to set goals and start their career research.
Career Priorities Profile - KT0081
Kit 2010 Adult
The Career Priorities Profile (CPP) provides a way for individuals to identify and compare their work needs, skills, interests, desires, and education to the realities of jobs. The result is a profile of their most important needs and preferences for use in exploring and deciding on careers. The CPP allows individuals to consider more than 100 key job-related factors. It helps to identify work needs and preferences before or as part of career exploration, job preparation, and the job search so these processes can be realistic, targeted, and effective. This tool provides a comprehensive way of assessing an individual's career needs and wants and matching them to occupations. A new career planning worksheet is included to help users decide what steps to take next.
The Case Manager’s Handbook, 4th ed. Catherine M. Mullahy, 2010. Book. (456.43 M958 2010 RHB )
This is a how-to guide for case managers. It helps case managers learn the fundamentals, study for the Certified Case Manager exam, and advance their careers. It uses real life examples while examining the case management process.
Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Robert R. Perkinson, 4th ed. 2012. Book. (264 P451 2012 RHB)
This is a guide for counselors who work with persons who are chemically dependent or addicted. The book shows how to use the best evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. It includes tools, forms and tests for use by the counselor with the consumer.
Community Resources: A Guide for Human Service Workers, 2nd ed. William Crimando and T.F. Riggar, 2005. Book. (320 C734 2005 RHB)
The intent of this book is to provide human services professionals with information to assist and guide their consumers who may need the services of professionals in other specialties. Sections include health and diagnostic services, rehabilitation and vocational services, legal and social services, and education and human services.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hearing Loss. William M. Luxford, M. Jennifer Derebery, and Karen I. Berliner, 2010. Book. (219.2 C737 2010 RHB)
This book describes how the ear works; ways to determine if one suffers from hearing loss; details on the causes of hearing loss; facts on hearing aids or surgical options; and special consideration for children with hearing loss.
Concepts of Chemical Dependency, 8th ed. Harold E. Doweiko, 2010. Book. (227.7 D746 2010 RHB)
This is a comprehensive textbook on substance abuse disorders. It discusses the substances, such as alcohol, nicotine, illegal drugs, and pharmaceutical drugs. Substance abuse disorders within different age groups are explored, as well as assessment, intervention, and treatment. Other topics include relapse, support groups, infectious diseases, drugs and crime, and the debate over legalization.
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 5th ed. Derald Wing Sue and David Sue, 2008. Book. (264.4 S944c 2008 RHB)
This book is considered the classic textbook in the field of multicultural counseling. The book discusses theories of multiculturalism and how they relate to counseling. Chapters are included on counseling specific ethnic groups, as well as immigrants, refugees, sexual minorities, the elderly, women, and individuals with disabilities.
Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation Health Professionals. Fong Chan, Norman L. Berven, and Kenneth R. Thomas, 2004. Book. (360 C855 2004 RHB)
This book provides a discussion of the dominant theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy from a rehabilitation perspective. A case example is given in each chapter to highlight the application of theories and techniques in working with rehabilitation specific problems with people with disabilities.
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. John A. Kellum, Rinaldo Bellomo, and Claudio Ronco, 2010. Book. (209.1 C762 2010 RHB)
This book provides concise, evidence-based bedside guidance about continuous renal replacement therapy. It offers answers to clinical questions about treatment and situations encountered in daily practice. It is organized into sections on Theory, Practice, Special Situations, and Organizational Issues.
Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mitchell Taubman, Ron Leaf, and John McEachin, 2011. Book. (203.6 T222 2011 RHB)
This book teaches critically important skills in social awareness, social communication, social interaction, social learning, and social relatedness for individuals with autism. This book is very practical and thorough.
Credit Basics: Simple Strategies for Smart Credit - DD0475
DVD 25 min. 2009 Senior High
Credit can be a valuable financial tool, but it can also be trouble. In this DVD, you will learn why you need it, how to build it, and what it can do for you (both good and bad). You will also learn about credit card use and the different credit card options available.
Dialysis without Fear: A Guide to Living Well on Dialysis for Patients and Their Families. Daniel Offer, Marjorie Kaiz.Offer, and Susan Offer Szafir, 2007. Book. (209.1 O32 2007 RHB)
This book explains how life can be lived well even when undergoing kidney dialysis. It provides practical guidance to overcoming fear and hardship. It explains each step of dialysis, describes different types of treatment, examines the pros and cons of a transplant, and discusses side effects. It also discusses the effects dialysis can have on family relationships.
Different ... Not Less. Temple Grandin, 2012. Book. (203.6 G753d 2012 RHB)
This book is filled with inspiring stories of achievement and successful employment from adults with autism, Asperger syndrome, and ADHD. Fourteen different individuals tell their personal success stories. They also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, or developing social skills.
Disability across the Developmental Life Span: For the Rehabilitation Counselor. Julie Smart, 2012. Book. (226 S636 2012 RHB)
This book reflects a significant change in the perception of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability, to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. It begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks and how they are affected by disability. It addresses disability across the life span in relation to developmental stages.
Disability, Society, and the Individual, 2nd ed. Julie Smart, 2009. Book. (322 S636 2009 RHB)
This book considers the broad similarities and differences across a wide range of disabilities, rather than considering each diagnostic category of disability. The first section defines disability and normality and the various models of disability. The second section discusses society’s responses to disabilities and people with disabilities, often including prejudice and discrimination. The individual’s response to disability is also considered.
DSM-IV-TR in Action, 2nd ed. Sophia F. Dziegielewski, 2010. Book. (227 D999 2010 RHB)
This book presents the criteria for placing a diagnosis of mental illness and also includes the application phase. Intervention strategy and the creation of treatment plans include suggestions for therapeutic services. Each chapter presents a framework for understanding the disorder. Case examples are included.
Essentials of Assistive Technologies. Albert M. Cook and Jan Miller Polgar, 2012. Book. (150 C771e 2012 RHB)
This textbook provides thorough coverage of the devices, services, and practices that are used in assistive technology. It focuses on the interaction among the human user, the activity to be completed, and the context in order to achieve better outcomes for consumers.
Essential Telephone Skills - DD0505
DVD 20 min. 2008 Adult
This DVD addresses ten simple yet crucial skills which form the very foundation for delivering exceptional customer service on the phone. Topics include answering a business call, placing callers on hold, offering spoken feedback signals, avoiding excuses, being aware of mouth noises and regaining control of the conversation.
Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond. Bruce D. Weinstein, 2011. Book. (267 W424 2011 RHB)
This book explains the concept of ethical intelligence - knowing what is the right thing to do and having the courage to do it. It describes how to do the ethical thing at work and in your personal life.
Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Standards, Research, and Emerging Issues, 5th ed. Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, 2012. Book. (267 W445 2012 RHB)
This book's aim is to sensitize readers to a wide range of ethical and legal issues in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy and to provide them with resources to deal responsibly with these crucial issues. It uses the codes of ethics and guidelines of major professional associations.
Ethics in the Workplace, 3rd ed. Dean Bredeson and Keith Goree, 2012. Book. (267 B831 2012 RHB)
This book discusses ethical principles in business and personal ethical development. It includes shareholder theory and stakeholder theory; ethical selling, marketing, and advertising; technology, testing, and workplace privacy; discrimination; and ethical lending and the “great recession.” Two global issues are covered: the environment and sweatshops. It concludes with a chapter on critical thinking in ethics.
Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 5th ed. Samuel T. Gladding, 2011. Book. (264 G542 2011 RHB)
This book focuses on multiple aspects of family therapy. It describes characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional families. It examines the history of family therapy, explaining the main theoretical approaches used to work with couples and families. It covers professional issues and research in family therapy, including ethical and legal issues.
Five Forbidden Phrases, 3rd ed. (closed captioned) - DD0488
DVD 18 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program offers cures to help eliminate five of the most objectionable phrases to the public. It will help improve customer service, in both face-to-face and telephone conversations. By following the techniques in this program your team will prevent service mishaps before they occur.
Freedom from Meltdowns: Dr. Thompson's Solutions for Children with Autism. Travis Thompson, 2009. Book. (203.61 T477f 2009 RHB)
This book explains why children with autism have meltdowns. It discusses how to stop meltdowns before they start. It helps parents identify triggers, use functional behavioral assessment to uncover behavior patterns, and improve communication skills. Simple tips and strategies will help improve the quality of life for both the child with autism and their family.
From Curt to Courteous: Mastering the 7 Touch Points of Communication (closed captioned) - DD0487
DVD 23 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program addresses understanding and being understood in spoken and written service situations. It covers voice, tone, words used and how the listener's perception affects how well you communicate with customers. It identifies synchronous communication methods (phone, face-to-face and instant messaging) along with asynchronous communication methods (email, voicemail, fax and letters).
Genetic Syndromes in Communication Disorders, 2nd ed. Jack H. Jung, 2010. Book. (201 G328 2010 RHB)
This book briefly discusses the principles of medical genetics. It then describes the characteristics and management of chromosomal syndromes, single gene syndromes, polygenic-multifactorial syndromes, non-syndromic hearing loss, sporadic syndromes, and environmental syndromes.
Getting around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills to Students with Disabilities. M. Sherril. Moon, Emily M. Luedtke, and Elizabeth Halloran-Tornquist, 2010. Book. (258.2 M818 2010 RHB)
This guide provides tools for teaching students of all ages, ability levels, and cultural backgrounds a variety of essential community mobility skills in the classroom and in the community. Sample IEP goals and lesson plans are included.
Getting Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans & Jobs, 6th ed. CollegeBoard, 2012. Book. (565 C697g 2012 RHB)
This book explains how and where to get financial aid at more than 3000 colleges, universities and technical schools.
Getting Good Answers to Tough Interview Questions - DD0481
DVD 25 min. 2011 Adult
Viewers learn successful interview strategies. They also learn to answer the ten questions that most frequently cause job candidates trouble. The more prepared job seekers are the better their chances of succeeding and landing the job.
Getting It Right at the Interview (closed captioned) - DD0485
DVD 24 min 2009 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It illustrates the basic interview format that most applicants can expect and the best way to deal with each phase of it. Featuring a dramatized case study, the DVD follows a discouraged young woman who has gone through a series of disastrous interviews. With help from an interview coach, she learns how to identify her strengths, practice with mock interviews, implement listening and communication skills, adopt a professional appearance, use appropriate body language, and convey potential.
Getting to Keep the Job You Find - DD0480
DVD 25 min. 2011 Adult
This DVD gives practical, time-tested advice for keeping a job. Viewers are advised to take initiative, arrive on time and take on additional work duties. Being an ethical employee by following the written and unwritten rules of the workplace can improve the chances of retaining a job.
Good First Impressions: Proven Tips and Techniques for Successful Job Interviews - DD0482
DVD 25 min. 2011 Adult
This DVD teaches viewers about the importance of appearance, confidence, maturity, emotional stability, and enthusiasm, and reveals how to improve upon these areas before an interview. It also covers interview taboos, such as being late, answering cell phones, and revealing tattoos. Group interviews, bad interviewers, and phone interviews are also covered.
A Guide to Career Management and Programming for Adults with Disabilities: A 21st Century Perspective. Paul W Power, 2011. Book. (456.3 P887 2011 RHB)
This book is written with the aim of providing hope to people with disabilities and especially to those people who assist them in finding careers. Sections include theoretical perspectives on career management interventions and the practice of career planning. Sample forms are included to help determine skills, interests, values, etc.
Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier. Shelley Peterman Schwarz, 2012. Book. (420.2 S411 2012 RHB)
This book provides affordable solutions to make a home safer and more accessible without costly remodeling. It includes information on doors, doorknobs, flooring, lighting, switches, locks, keys, ramps, railings, stairs, sinks, and faucets.
How to Handle an Irate Customer (closed captioned) - DD0501
DVD 12 min 2008 Adult
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This DVD reveals tips on how to handle the irate, angry, rude and sometimes abusive caller. It is intended as a training tool for those who handle complaint calls. It contains practical and common sense methods to show the caller that you are empathetic and there to help.
How to Prepare a Research Article in APA Style, Rev ed. Fred Spooner, 2010. Book. (762.4 S764 2010 RHB)
With the exception of the Foreword, the format for this guide mimics that of a research article prepared in the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, style. Included are the abstract, introduction, method, and results. Appendices are included that provide style tips, checkpoints, selected rules, and other helpful information.
Human Growth and Development: Considerations in Rehabilitation Counseling. Amos Sales, 2011. Book. (226 H918 2011 RHB)
This text explains the various life stages and what is normal human development. This knowledge provides the rehabilitation counselor with a beneficial understanding of consumers at any point in their life span. Each chapter discusses the life stage and then relates it to the counseling process.
I’m Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond. Geri Jewell and Ted Nichelson, 2011. Book. (203.21 J59 2011 RHB)
The author was the first person with a disability (cerebral palsy) to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television. This memoir details her experiences from her traumatic birth in Buffalo, New York, to working as a stand-up comedian, to becoming a television star. She describes her struggles as well as her perseverance and successes.
Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation: Policies, Practices and Skills. Clive Langman, 2012. Book. (456 L284 2012 RHB)
This text provides an overview of vocational rehabilitation (VR) practice, especially as it is practiced in Great Britain. It examines models of VR practice and relevant standards. It explores the multi-disciplinary processes and stages involved in providing VR services. Case studies are included.
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 8th ed. Gerald Corey, Marianne S. Corey, and Patrick Callanan, 2011. Book. (264.1 C797i 2011 RHB)
This book provides an overview of ethical issues in counseling and other mental health fields. It serves as a tool to promote students' understanding of ethical issues. It is also useful for more experienced clinicians to revisit the complexities of the therapeutic, supervisory, and training relationships in which they engage.
Launching into Adulthood: An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities. Donald Lollar, 2010. Book. (461 L38 2010 RHB)
As adolescents with disabilities or chronic health conditions reach adulthood, they face complex challenges related to employment, education, housing, health care, and community participation. This book gives decision-makers a clear vision to work toward as they reform the fragmented system of assistance for these adolescents. The book makes research-based recommendations that would streamline access to services, meet young people's individual needs, and improve long-term outcomes.
Life in the Asperger Lane: Asperger Syndrome Success Tips and Techniques for Parents and Educators. Dan Coulter, 2012. Book. (203.5 C855 2012 RHB)
This is a collection of articles written by the father of a boy with Asperger syndrome. He writes about parenting children with special needs and about ways to promote success in these children. Some of the topics include acquiring social skills, taking a positive approach, generating awareness of Asperger syndrome, fostering success at school, parenting, siblings, and more.
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss, 2nd ed. Peggy R. Wolfe, 2011. Book. (219.1 W855 2011 RHB)
Filled with ideas for living well with vision loss from macular disease, this book's positive, take-charge approach provides encouragement to both the newly diagnosed and those at later stages of their disease by showing ways to compensate for their declining sight. It features photos of special lighting and other aids and insight from the author's own personal experience with low vision. The book is filled with descriptions of adaptive strategies and assistive technologies.
Medical Aspects of Disability: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional, 4th ed. Herbert H. Zaretsky, Steven R. Flanagan, and Alex Moroz, 2011. Book. (200 M489 2011 RHB)
This book provides a wide view of current medical and psychosocial issues that affect people with disabilities. Part one is an introduction to key topics and issues. The second part discusses twenty-six different conditions or disorders, including AIDS, Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, epilepsy, and many others. The third part on special topics includes information on alternative medicine, nursing, social work, telerehabilitation, computers, trends, legislation, accreditation, and quality efforts.
Methods in Behavioral Research, 11th ed. Paul C. Cozby and Scott C. Bates, 2012. Book. (350.5 C882 2012 RHB)
This book follows the sequence of planning and conducting a research investigation in the social sciences. It discusses the concepts of ethics in research, measurement, methods, experimental design, and interpretation of results.
Motivational Interviewing Training Videos: A Tool for Learners - DD0503
3 DVDs 240 min. 2009 Professional
This program provides information on the background, principles, and core skills of motivational interviewing. Twelve clinical vignettes demonstrate motivational interviewing for a range of problem areas including alcohol and substance abuse, eating and exercise, smoking, pregnancy and drug use, and hepatitis. Each vignette is followed by a clinical analysis.
Multicultural Perspectives on Adults with Developmental Disabilites - DD0509
DVD 33 min. 2002 Adult
This program examines how, within Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American cultural contexts, the needs of high-functioning members of this population are being met through the empowering assistance of their families and through healthcare- and employment-related programs that promote self-determination. The importance of service providers who share their clients’ respective cultures and, where necessary, speak Asian languages or Spanish is underscored.
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have; the Answers You Need, 5th ed. Rosalind C. Kalb, 2012. Book. (203.3 K14 2012 RHB)
This classic book was written for everyone living with MS - those who have the disease and those who share life with someone who has it. It was written to help them understand its potentially far-reaching impact and to know what positive actions can be taken to manage this unexpected intrusion into daily life.
New Trainer’s Survival Guide, Volume 1. Langevin Learning Services, 2011. Book. (550 N532 2011 RHB)
This guide covers all the basics of setting up a training program, including an overview of adult learning; performing a training needs analysis; designing a new course; how to deliver excellent training; and evaluating the course.
New Trainer’s Survival Guide, Volume 2: 55 Creative Tools for Trainers. Langevin Learning Services, 2009. Book. (550 N532c 2009 RHB)
Volume two of this new trainer's kit includes 55 activities. Included are activities to use as icebreakers, energizers, reviews, or humor and fun.
New Trainer’s Survival Guide, Volume 3: Ralph's Favorite Puzzles & Brainteasers. Langevin Learning Services, 2011. Book. (550 N532r 2011 RHB)
Volume three of the new trainer's kit includes puzzles and brainteasers which are effective and popular with adult learners.
Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness. Tim Murphy and Loriann Hoff Oberlin, 2005. Book. (227.13 M978o 2005 RHB)
This book offers practical strategies to help readers stop hiding their anger and later expressing it in covert, damaging ways. It promotes expressing anger in healthy and productive ways at home, school, and work.
Positively Autistic (closed captioned) - DD0510
DVD 21 min. 2008 Adult
Since the early 1990's, an autistic rights movement has challenged accepted views of autism, and worked to change how the world sees people with autism. Meet some of the people at the forefront of this growing movement, and find out what they see as the positive aspects of living with autism.
Proactive Customer Service (closed captioned) - DD0492
DVD 18 min. 2010 Adult
This program is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This DVD explores the three levels of customer service: passive, average, and proactive. It teaches viewers the importance of high energy, enthusiasm, rapport building and cross selling.
The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling. Dennis R. Maki and Vilia M. Tarvydas, 2011. Book. (360 P964 2011 RHB)
This book demonstrates how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of rehabilitation counseling complement those of mental health counseling and defines the field's unique attributes. It discusses the theoretical foundations of general and rehabilitation counseling, the need for cultural competencies, and the importance of ethics knowledge.
Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2nd ed. Lydia E. Anderson and Sandra B. Bolt, 2011. Book. (453 A547 2011 RHB)
This book is written to provide employees with basic skills for success on the job. It prepares students for their first professional workplace experience. It includes many life skills, such as attitude, goal setting, personal financial management, time management, ethics, etiquette, customer service, communication, teamwork, accountability, conflict, and other relationship skills. It also includes career planning tools such as job search skills, resumes, interview techniques, and how to make life changes.
Project Management for Trainers: Stop “Winging It” and Get Control of Your Training Projects. Lou Russell, 2000. Book. (550 R964 2000 RHB)
This book teaches trainers how to organize the project of preparing for and teaching both simple or complex classes. It includes how to begin, define, plan, manage, and review projects. A course development template and a template for managing external suppliers are both included.
Psychology of Disability. Joseph F. Stano, 2009. Book. (265 S789p 2009 RHB)
This book helps readers understand disability from a psychosocial and psychological perspective. It discusses the etiology of disability, the public perception of people with disabilities; identity, self-concept and self-esteem, coping, dealing with uncertainty, loss, grief, mourning, resilience, and finally multicultural concepts of disability.
Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies. Immo Marini, Noreen M. Glover-Graf, and Michael Jay Millington, 2012. (265 M339 2012 RHB)
This book provides students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions. The book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family.
The Rehabilitation of Executive Disorders: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Michael Oddy and Andrew Worthington, 2009. Book. (203.2 R345 2009 RHB)
Executive disorders represent the most common and most troubling result of brain injury. This book reviews best practice in the rehabilitation of executive disorders, covering a wide range of approaches to rehabilitation, including potential uses of modern technology. The first part looks at theoretical approaches to executive disorder. The second part contains clinical advice for treating disorders. The final part looks at professional issues such as the impact of legislation, risk assessment, and the involvement of the family in rehabilitation.
Renal Resource Guide: 2011-2012. Dave Capper, 2011. Book. (209.1 C248 2011 RHB)
This directory lists governmental agencies, associations, and other organizations that may provide assistance for those people living with kidney disease. It includes information on all aspects of life such as insurance, long term care, support groups, transportation, food assistance, taxes, questions to ask, and more.
The Service Mentality (closed captioned) – DD0486
DVD 23 min. 2002 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. Apart from the actual skills and techniques, why is it that some people seem like 'naturals' when it comes to providing great service? This program identifies and highlights the basic characteristics and traits of people who demonstrate excellent customer service.
The Seven Competency Skills for the Workplace (closed captioned) - DD0484
DVD 21 min 2009 Senior High
This on the job documentary follows teens as they tackle jobs as waiters, grocery clerks, ice cream shop scoopers, cashiers, and garden nursery workers. Good communication skills, leadership, adaptability, problem-solving, negotiation, computer literacy and the ability to juggle multiple demands are skills that will take teens from their first jobs through a lifetime of working. Each teen models these skills on the job; each boss talks about how mastery of these skills can help an employee move quickly up the ladder of success. Viewers also learn why these skills are fundamental to success in any job and how they can be further developed, strengthened and transferred from beginning jobs to more complex jobs. Although teens are featured in this program, workers who are not teenagers will also find it helpful.
Seven Keys to a Positive Mental Attitude (closed captioned) - DD0490
DVD 25 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program helps viewers understand that a great attitude isn't something that magically happens. Rather, it's a choice which people make in advance about how they're going to deal with life's events. Key points include choosing your attitude in advance, visualizing success and resisting negative influences.
Silent Epidemic: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - DD0508
DVD 106 min. 2009 Adult
This program is divided into two parts. Part one covers the identification and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (60 min). It covers the definition, causes, incidence and effects of traumatic brain injury. Part two (46 min.) covers management of mild traumatic brain injury, the role of primary care providers, and return to work.
Six Cardinal Rules of Customer Service (closed captioned) - DD0489
DVD 21 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. Viewers will meet the men and women responsible for originating bad customer service habits. Watch Joanie Jargon baffle her caller with an unending array of internal codes and abbreviations. See Bob Backwards put his paperwork before his customers. Viewers will recognize these customer service errors so they can avoid them.
Sociopolitical Aspects of Disabilities: The Social Perspectives and Political History of Disabilities and Rehabilitation in the United States, 2nd ed. Willie V. Bryan, 2010. Book. (265.5 B915 2010 RHB)
This book presents an introduction to the social and political aspects of disabilities. It discusses the relationship between social issues and political action. It talks about the social environment of disabilities and the disability rights movement. It also includes a political history of disabilities in the United States.
Solid Interview Skills: Your Journey to a Job Offer - DD0479
DVD 24 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
Experts and job seekers offer practical first-hand advice for before, during and after the interview. Viewers learn about the types of interviews, as well as the basics of body language, appropriate attire and answering tips. Although young adults are featured in the program it is relevant to any age group.
Sound Sense: Living and Learning with Hearing Loss. Sara Laufer Batinovich, 2010. Book. (219.2 B333 2010 RHB)
This book addresses the acute need of people with hearing impairments to function at the highest level during their income-earning years. The author presents step-by-step guidance on how to turn challenges into opportunities and uses her own life experiences as inspiration.
Statistical Methods for Validation of Assessment Scale Data in Counseling and Related Fields. Dimiter M. Dimitrov, 2012. Book. (264 D582 2012 RHB)
This book presents statistical methods and procedures for the validation of assessment scale data used in counseling, psychology, and education. In Part I, measurement scales, reliability, and the unified construct-based model of validity are discussed along with key steps in instrument development. Part II describes factor analyses in construct validaton. Traditional and Rasch-based analyses of binary and rating scales are examined in Part III.
Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom, 2nd ed. David A. Shapiro, 2011. Book. (219.41 S529 2011 RHB)
This book is a comprehensive look at stuttering, including the onset, development, and nature of stuttering. It discusses the whole environment surrounding stuttering, both within the family and external to the family. The assessment and treatment of different age groups are considered: preschool children, school-age children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults.
Succeeding with Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life. Abigai Levrini and Frances F. Prevatt, 2012. Book. (228.2 L667 2012 RHB)
This book will help adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stop feeling frustrated by what they are not accomplishing and start taking practical steps toward achieving important goals. Specific strategies are given: overcoming procrastination, improving social relationships, organizing space, practicing effective learning and study skills, and finding job satisfaction. Additional information is given on other conditions that coexist with ADHD, using medication, and also how to find additional help with a counselor or coach.
Succeeding with LD: True Stories about Real People with Learning Differences. Jill Lauren, 2008. Book. (228 L378 2008 RHB)
This book, which presents the stories of about 20 individuals with learning disabilities, attests to their struggles and triumphs. These personal accounts are testimonies to the human spirit, and reinforce our commitment to enable children and adults with LD to achieve their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and productive participation in our society.
Super Service: Seven Keys to Delivering Great Customer Service Even When You Don’t Feel Like It, Even When They Don’t Deserve It. Val Gee, 2009. Book. (HF 5415.5 G297s 2009 RHB)
This book teaches how to deliver great service in a way that enriches the employee and keeps him or her from burning out. It includes information on listening to customer needs; understanding today’s customer; adopting a positive attitude; adding value to the customer experience; and providing service quickly and efficiently.
That’s Just Rude! Exploring the Rudeness Matrix (closed captioned) - DD0491
DVD 14 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This DVD explores various types of rude behavior. Viewers witness examples of accidental rudeness by omission, accidental rudeness by commission, intentional rudeness by omission and intentional rudeness by commission. The humorous vignettes raise awareness of how one's actions can be perceived as rude.
Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation, 4th ed. William E. Prentice, 2011. Book. (252 T398 2011 RHB)
This is a theoretically based but practice-oriented guide to the use of therapeutic modalities. It includes an overview of the scientific basis for using therapeutic modalities. It then discusses modalities based on electrical energy, thermal energy, sound energy, electromagnetic energy, and mechanical energy.
A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: Encouraging and Supporting Change in Individuals, 2nd ed. Catherine Fuller and Phil Taylor, 2008. Book. (262.2 F965 2008 RHB)
This book shows how the motivational interviewing approach can draw out and sustain an individual’s own motivation for change. It is a flexible and practical tool. The book provides the theory, research, and principles of the motivational approach; a framework for motivational interviewing; exercises; strategies for working with resistance to change; and advice on applying these skills in different situations.
What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, 40th ed. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2012. Book. (459 B691 2012 RHB)
This extensively revised version of a classic book includes five strategies most needed to survive in this job market and explains how to incorporate social media tools into a job search. It includes information on resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to start your own business.
What’s Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career by Using Your Personality Type, 2nd ed. Donna Dunning, 2010. Book. (480.3 D924 2010 RHB)
In this book the author discusses a step by step planning process that provides the links between your personality and the career that is right for you. With exercises, checklists, tips, and strategies, she introduces distinct ways of working to help you discover your own natural approach to the world of work.
Work and Disability, 3rd ed. Edna Mora Szymanski and Randall M. Parker, 2010. Book. (360 S999w 2010 RHB)
This book presents the contexts, issues, and strategies for enhancing employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
Workplace Communication Skills - DD0476
DVD 50 min. 2012 Senior High - Adult
This DVD teaches the importance of good communication in the workplace and how to improve these skills. Viewers receive guidance for developing their verbal, listening, nonverbal, and written skills. The program depicts scenarios of good and poor communication skills in action and includes expert interviews on workplace communication. This DVD also addresses communication through e-mail, voicemail, cell phones, video conferencing, and online sites like Facebook and Twitter.