8 keys to eliminating passive-aggressiveness: strategies for transforming your relationships for greater authenticity and joy. Andrea Brandt, 2013. Book. (WM 190 B821 2013 RHB).
This book offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy assertiveness to communicate in constructive ways through eight keys: Recognize Your Hidden Anger; Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts; Listen to Your Body; Set Healthy Boundaries; Communicate Assertively; Interact Using Mindfulness; Disable the Enabler; and Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes. It features hands-on exercises, enabling readers to understand themselves better.
The 36-hour day: a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and memory loss, 5th ed. Nancy L. Mace, 2011. Book. (WT 155 M141 2011 RHB).
This guide features information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.
The ADA companion guide: understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Marcela Abadi Rhoads, 2010. Book. (KF 5709.3 H35 R463 2010 RHB).
This book combines the complete ADAAG and ABA guidelines with explanations, commentary, and illustrations, offering guidance on how to eliminate unnecessary architectural barriers for persons with disabilities.
Adult audiologic rehabilitation 2nd ed. Joseph J. Montano. 2013. Book. (219.2 M66 2014 RHB).
With ever changing technology and new methodologies in client care, the second edition of Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation is a critical resource to audiology education. The book covers definitions of audiologic rehabilitation, an overview of the area, psychosocial impact of hearing loss, assessment strategies, current technologies, treatment methodologies, research needs, and special issues in audiologic rehabilitation. It has been deliberately structured to move the reader from introduction, to specific details of the specialty of audiologic rehabilitation, to providing insights into characteristics of this patient population, and thence to a framework for assessment and treatment of the impact of hearing loss.
Alcoholism and substance abuse in diverse populations, 2nd ed. 2011. Book. (WM 270 L425 2011 RHB).
This book will help the practitioner develop treatment and prevention plans that are specific to the special needs for each diverse population. Important issues regarding diversity and addictions for seventeen specific populations are included.
American Dietetic Association complete food and nutrition guide, 4th ed. Roberta L. Duyff, 2012. Book. (247 D988 2012 RHB).
This book offers reliable food and nutrition information from the American Dietetic Association. It is packed with practical tips and flexible guidelines to help one choose nutritious, flavorful, and convenient food. Physical activity and the USDA's MyPlate are also emphasized.
Answers to distraction. Edward M. Hallowell, 2010. Book. (WS 350.8 A8 H193a 2010 RHB).
Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in a reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADHD.
Assessment in rehabilitation and health. Elias Mpofu and Thomas Oakland, 2010. Book. (456.421 A846 2010 RHB).
This textbook gives a structured foundation of knowledge of tests and related assessment practices. Case studies are included. Major parts include types of assessments, measures of development and adjustment, measures of participation, and the future of assessment.
Augmentative and alternative communication : supporting children and adults with complex communication needs, 4th ed. David R. Beukelman. 2013. Book. (153 B566 2013 RHB).
As AAC use continues to flourish and new technology revolutionizes the field, tomorrow's service providers need current, authoritative information on AAC for children and adults with communication disorders. That's why David Beukelman and Pat Mirenda have revised and updated the bestselling Augmentative and Alternative Communication the trusted, widely adopted graduate-level text on communication disorders and AAC. The foundational textbook for SLPs, OTs, PTs, teachers, and other professionals in clinical and educational settings, this fourth edition is a definitive introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that help people best meet their daily communication needs. Future professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on advancing literacy skills (new chapter by Janice Light and David McNaughton), conducting effective, culturally appropriate assessment to determine AAC needs, choosing AAC interventions appropriate for age and ability, selecting AAC vocabulary tailored to individual needs, using new consumer technologies as easy, affordable, and non-stigmatizing communication devices, understanding types of symbols and how individuals use them, promoting social competence, supporting language learning and development, providing effective support to beginning communicators, and planning an inclusive education for students with complex communication needs.
Barron's graduate record examination, 20th ed. Sharon W. Green. 2013. Book. (550 G798 2013 RHB).
This newly revised and updated manual gives you a test overview plus test-taking advice and a timetable for a typical computer-based GRE test. Added features include a diagnostic test with an answer key and answer explanations, a verbal reasoning review with practice questions in sentence completion and reading comprehension, an analytical writing review with scoring guidelines and practice exercises, a quantitative reasoning review that includes general math strategies, discrete quantitative questions, quantitative comparison questions, and data interpretation questions, and two full-length model GRE tests with answer keys and answer explanations.
Breath of life: living well with COPD (closed captioned). 2009. 24 min. DVD. (DD0623)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is an extremely common condition that can be devastating if not properly treated. Treatments can improve the function of the lungs and reduce debilitating symptoms. This program helps people understand more about the therapies for COPD, how the disease can be managed, and how complications can be prevented. Also available online. Career counseling: a holistic approach 8th ed. Vernon G. Zunker. 2012. Book. (480.1 Z86 2012 RHB).
Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach, 8e equips readers with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling as well as practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients. The text's innovative holistic or "whole person" approach demonstrates how to consider a client's values, temperament, talents, and passions when trying to determine his or her best career fit. Thoroughly revised and updated, the cutting-edge new 8th edition includes all-new chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life.
Building your career: a guide to your future, 4th ed. Susan Jones Sears, 2011. Book. (HF 5381 S437 2011 RHB).
This book actively engages students in a career decision-making model that involves reflecting, exploring, deciding, and preparing for their immediate and long-term futures. Students progress through a process that uses the internet and other hands-on activities to discover how their interests and strengths are compatible with the possible occupational and educational alternatives that they identify. Students also learn how to mount a job search and determine their readiness for the changing work world and the skills needed to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.
Cancer: 50 essential things to do. Greg Anderson, 2013. Book. (QZ 200 G545 2013 RHB).
Written by a cancer survivor, this guide to cancer recovery offers a holistic action plan for patients and family members.
Career development, employment, and disability in rehabilitation: from theory to practice. 2014. Book. (456 C37 2014 RHB).
Topics covered include major constructs in career development and employment of disabled individuals, theoretical foundations, occupational assessment, information and evaluation, intervention strategies, and populations and settings. To facilitate learning and promote application of theories and techniques, each chapter includes chapter objectives, discussion and review questions, and case studies. An instructor's manual is also included.
Career pathways planning. (closed captioned). 25 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0638)
Career planning is an essential part of life development and it can take place at any stage in one’s professional life. Taking into account the constantly evolving job market and the continual changes occurring in higher education, this program helps viewers develop a career pathway plan that identifies three areas of interest and the ways each of them can be achieved, short-term and long-term. Job seekers of any age will discover helpful methods for career pathway planning. The support that a professional career adviser can bring is discussed, along with the need to update and renew pathway plans at regular intervals.
The complete guide to getting a job for people with Asperger's syndrome : find the right career and get hired. Barbara Bissonnette. 2013. Book. (203.5 B623 2013).
Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.
The complete mental health directory, 9th ed. 2014. Book. (WM 30 C736 2014 RHB).
This book is a directory for mental health services in the United States.
Conditions in occupational therapy: effect on occupational performance, 4th ed. Ben Atchison. 2012. Book. (258 A83 2012 RHB).
This textbook focuses on chronic health problems and their impact on an individual's physical, cognitive, psychological, and social capabilities. Students learn how the patient's age, life tasks, and living environment affect occupational therapy needs, and how to determine what occupational therapy services to provide. Chapters present the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and progression of conditions frequently encountered in practice. Case studies at the end of every chapter help students apply the content to real-life clinical situations. This edition includes new chapters on vision disorders, muscular dystrophy, infectious diseases, and developmental trauma disorder. The expanded art program includes more photos, drawings, charts, and graphs.
Coping with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury: a guide to living with the challenges associated with post concussion syndrome and brain trauma. Diane Roberts Stoler, 2013. Book. (WL 354 S875 2013 RHB).
This book begins with an overview of the brain, how the organ works, and what a concussion is. The authors also present information on symptoms, types of TBI, diagnosis, and treatment. The treatment sections cover not only conventional therapies, but complementary and alternative treatments as well. They also address the many physical effects of brain injury, such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and mental aspects, including concentration, memory, and reasoning.
Counseling persons with physical disabilities. 30 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0618)
This film demonstrates how to counsel a person with a disability during the first session. A female client with a mobility impairment and chronic pain talks about her ambivalence in accepting help from others to live independently at home. Robin Miller demonstrates how cognitive reframing can be used to change the client’s negative thought patterns to more positive thoughts and shares the importance of identifying strengths to increase the client’s self-efficacy. It concludes with information on disability sensitivity tips.
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 6th ed. Derald W. Sue, 2013. Book. (264.4 S944c 2013 RHB).
In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, this new edition features new chapters on: multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals; multicultural evidence-based practice; culturally competent assessment; and poverty and counseling.
CRC Examination Preparation: A Concise Guide to the Rehabilitation Counselor Test. Fong Chan, 2012. Book. (360.5 F673 2012 RHB).
This user-friendly new study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC exam built on the most recent, empirically based rehabilitation counselor roles and function studies. Each chapter contains a concise overview of the topic, summary tables of key concepts, practice questions with annotated answers, and links to related web-based materials.
Creative you: using your personality type to thrive. David B Goldstein, 2013. Book. (BF 698.9 C74 G653 2013 RHB).
Discover your creative personality type with a simple quiz and detailed descriptions of the sixteen personality types. In addition, tools and techniques show you how to apply creativity to your everyday life.
Cystic fibrosis: a guide for patient and family, 4th ed. David M. Orenstein, 2012. Book. (WI 820 O66 2012 RHB).
This guide offers explanations, advice, and management options for patients or parents of patients with cystic fibrosis. The book explains the disease process, outlines the fundamentals of diagnosing and screening, and addresses the challenges of treatment for those living with CF.
Dad's in heaven with Nixon (closed captioned). 86 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0642)
When doctors told Chris Murray’s mother that her son should be institutionalized because of his cognitive disabilities, Janice Murray refused. “What Chris needs is love,” she said, beginning an odyssey that culminated in her son living as an independent, happy adult. Using a combination of home movies and interviews with Chris and other family members, this program, filmed by Chris’s brother, is a tale of three generations coping with bipolar disorder and autism. Chris has gone on to become an acclaimed artist, his creative expression triggered by the death of his father, whom he imagines to be playing cards with Nixon in the hereafter. Also available online through Films on Demand.
David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants (6 CDS). 2013.420 min. Audio CD. (CA0042)
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Deaf-blind reality: living the life. 2012. Book. (HV 1597 D434 2012 RHB).
This book explores what life is really like for persons with a combination of vision and hearing loss, and in a few cases, other disabilities as well. Editor Scott M. Stoffel presents extensive interviews with 12 individuals who are deaf-blind, including himself. These contributors each describe their families’ reactions and the support they received; their experiences in school and entering adulthood; and how they coped with degeneration, ineffective treatments, and rehabilitation. Each discusses their personal education related to careers, relationships, and communication, including those with cochlear implants. The book offers an understanding of the daunting challenges of daily life for people who are deaf-blind.
Diversity in the Workplace (closed captioned). 2012. 23 min. DVD. (DD0620)
This program was filmed in Australia. In workplaces, as in any other part of society, people are diverse. Using dramatized scenarios, this program shows how a wide range of personnel can work together successfully. Topics covered include the scope of diversity, responding sensitively, knowing the guidelines, communicating appropriately, and building on diversity. This program is a part of the Playing Your Part: Keys to a Successful Workplace Environment series.
Driven to distraction: recognizing and copin with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. Edward M. Hallowell, 2011. Book. (WS 350.8 A8 H193 2011 RHB).
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients – both adults and children – authors Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. They also focus on the positives that can come with this disorder including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Effective helping: interviewing and counseling techniques, 8th ed. Barbara F. Okun, 2015. Book. (WM 55 O41 2015 RHB).
In this book, the authors help readers develop basic helping skills based on empathic responsive listening, introduce them to theoretical principles, and enable them to effectively integrate theory and practice in a way that is appropriate to their level of training. The learning-by-practice format promotes the active integration of the skills that will prepare students for the realities of what it’s like to be a helper.
Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication, 8th ed. David R. Evans, 2010. Book. (264 E78 2010 RHB).
Core communication skills are essential to any interview, whether it takes place in counseling, nursing, social work, personnel work, or information gathering. The book covers four stages for effective interviewing, including exploration, clarification, action and effective communication.
Ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling, 4th ed. Theodore Phant Remley, 2014. Book. (WM 55 R384 2014 RHB).
This book approaches each professional issue in counseling from both an ethical and a legal point of view and addresses the difficult issues in a straightforward manner. It gives practical, realistic advice through vignettes that showcase typical situations and dilemmas faced by practicing counselors.
Ethics in rehabilitation: a clinical perspective, 2nd ed. Barbara L. Kornblau, 2012. Book. (WB 320 K84 2012 RHB).
Following an introduction to ethical theories and principles, Drs. Kornblau and Burkhardt give a brief overview of legal principles that may affect ethical decision-making, then examine the relationship between ethical and legal DARS principles that clinicians may encounter. The second section provides readers with an opportunity to apply what they have learned and includes more than 100 ethical dilemmas covering a wide variety of practice-related topics. The final sections consist of ethical dilemma worksheets and a set of additional learning resources to assist in the examination and resolution of ethical dilemmas.
The fatigue and fibromyalgia solution: the essential guide to overcoming chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, made easy! Jacob Teitelbaum, 2013. Book. (WE 544 T262 2013 RHB).
This book provides research and scientific information on advances in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and the often-dismissed symptoms associated with these debilitating conditions.
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best ... And Learn from the Worst. Robert I Sutton, 2010. Book. (HF 5549.12 S967 2010 RHB).
This book answers two basic questions. Would your employees, if given the choice, ever want to work for you again? And also, are you in tune with what it feels like to work for you? In the process, it gives great advice about how to be successful as a manager and leader.
The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting, 11th ed. William A. Sabin, 2011. Book. (004 S116 2011 RHB).
This is a special tribute edition of the classic Gregg Reference Manual. It is considered the standard style manual for business writing.
A guide to vocational assessment 5th ed. Paul W. Power. 2013. Book. (456.42 P887 2013).
This fifth edition of A Guide to Vocational Assessment acknowledges the changes in social and economic systems facing adults with disabilities. It suggests multiple evaluation approaches and insights that can be used to change the difficult to the possible and eventually to the probable. While many chapters underscore the use of traditional evaluation approaches, other chapters operationalize vocational assessment as an individualized, creative, empowering, holistic process and experience of self-discovery. This edition's 15 chapters incorporate these issues, provide updated, expanded and new material, and emphasize that the process of evaluation should identify the consumer's career-related strengths and potential to acquire specific skills. A new chapter focuses exclusively on the transition-age student, a topic receiving increased attention in vocational rehabilitation. The text includes an experiential workbook, intended for use with the text, which provides discussion questions and exercises.
Handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy. 2014. Book. (WM 430 H233 2014 RHB).
This text offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.
Hope for the future new treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (closed captioned). 2010. 30 min. DVD. (DD0619)
Beginning with a brief history of how medical science became aware of lymphatic cancer and providing an outline of the basic concepts involved, this program then distinguishes between Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, illustrates the difference between B-cell and T-cell lymphoma, and explores other topics related to the disease. Typical symptoms and their similarity to those of a flu or cold virus are explored while state-of-the-art treatments and therapies are also illustrated.
How to care for aging parents: a one-step resource for all your medical, financial, housing and emotional issues, 3rd ed. Virginia Morris, 2014. Book. (WT 100 M875 2014 RHB).
This book is a source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. It includes a new chapter on fraud; details on the latest “aging in place” technologies; online resources; and information on current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers’ names, schedules, and contact information; doctors’ phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information at the back of the book.
How to find work that works for people with Asperger syndrome: the ultimate guide for getting people with Asperger syndrome into the workplace. Gail Hawkins. 2004. Book. (203.5 H39 2004 RHB).
For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer, Hawkins' well-tested approach aims to provide all the information needed for a fast, realistic, and successful path to fulfilling employment.
I'm not crazy, I'm just not you: the real meaning of the 16 personality types: secrets to how we can be so alike when we're so different, 2nd ed. Roger R. Pearman, 2010. Book. (BF 698.3 P43 2010 RHB).
Authors Roger Pearman and Sarah C. Albritton show how greatly our individual personality preferences affect our interactions with others. This book teaches us how to overcome our natural inclination to judge difference in order to recognize and celebrate it, even across generational and cultural divides.
Is coffee break the best part of your day?: how to keep your job in today's turbulent environment!, 2nd ed. Dick Leatherman, 2011. Book. (HF 5549.5 J63 L438 2011 RHB).
This collection of tools is for anyone in the workplace who wants to advance their performance to the next level.
Keeping your head after losing your job: how to survive unemployment. Robert L. Leahy, 2014. Book. (HD 5708 L434 2014 RHB).
Dr. Robert Leahy provides psychological tools to help you handle your period of unemployment better and offers simple self-help strategies that can be used immediately. His techniques draw upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as practices, such as mindfulness, to help you boost your self-esteem and confidence, decrease anxiety and feelings of helplessness, and develop resilience and strength.
The law of disability discrimination handbook: statutes and regulatory guidance, 8th ed. Ruth Colker, 2013. Book. (KF 480 A3 C65 2013 RHB).
This book includes reference material relevant to interpreting federal law prohibiting discrimination based on disability. The handbook includes the statutory language of the ADA as amended. In addition, the authors have included regulations, section-by-section analysis, and technical assistance promulgated by the EEOC and DOJ. The handbook also includes statutory, regulatory, and guidance documents for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1998, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the IDEA, and the EEOC Compliance Manual on Employee Benefits. The handbook also contains the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
LinkedIn for networking and job search (closed captioned). 30 min. 2014. DVD. (DD0643)
One of the most powerful tools at a job-seeker’s disposal is the career networking website LinkedIn. More than 200 million people have a professional presence on LinkedIn and that number is growing every day. This program explains how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and use the site to connect with potential employers. Supplemented by tips from hiring managers and social media experts, the video also covers “building a brand,” gaining introductions and developing a network, adding endorsements to a profile, finding unadvertised jobs, and more. This DVD, an important update to any career-search curriculum, shows why resumes alone are no longer enough. Also available online through Films on Demand.
The liver disorders and hepatitis sourcebook. Howard J. Worman, 2006. Book. (WI 700 W928 2006 RHB).
This book gives you frank assessments of the latest therapies and drugs for liver disorders. It also provides advice on how you can navigate the day-to-day challenges of living with a liver disorder and diet and nutrition guidelines, including the truth about the effectiveness of herbal remedies and liver-cleansing diets.
The Multiple Sclerosis revolution (closed captioned). 2012.24 min. DVD. (D0622)
While multiple sclerosis is relatively common, it remains a mysterious disease that can be difficult to detect early, and one which can leave its victims with lifelong, devastating consequences. Recent breakthroughs in the understanding of MS have dramatically transformed the way the illness is viewed by the medical community. This program explains how new findings about multiple sclerosis are leading to the development of innovative treatments and the promise of a better life for patients. Also available online.
Personal potential: the influence of one.. 18 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0637)
Who are you and how do you make decisions about your life and future? Explore your personal potential through the powerful motivational Personal Potential DVD and thought-provoking and guiding questions.
Personality disorders. 2008. 60 min. DVD. (DD0625)
The first DVD explores the antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders. The second DVD explores the avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The program examines each of these in depth, looking at their development, prevalence, symptoms, impact, and treatment. Dramatic vignettes and interviews with professionals and educators in the field provide a basic understanding of these disorders and how they present challenges in the home, workplace, and treatment environments.
Personality disorders: an introduction to personality disorders. 73 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0616)
Jamie Dyce, PhD outlines the ten categories of personality disorders: antisocial, borderline, compulsive, schizoid, histrionic, schizotypal, paranoid, narcissistic, avoidant, and dependent. He highlights the characteristics of each and explains the dimensional models used by psychologists to describe personality disorders. He also discusses the diagnosis of pervasive personality disorder not otherwise specified.
Physical medicine & rehabilitation pocketpedia, 2nd ed. Book. (WB 320 S533 2012 RHB).
This pocket-sized reference provides quick access to charts, tables, diagrams, and illustrations to give you fast facts for day-to-day patient care.
A place for all: faith and community for persons with disabilities (closed captioned). 58 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0639)
Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities explores the courageous stories of persons with disabilities as they succeed in making their faith communities truly inclusive. It features people such as Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh, one of the handful of deaf rabbis in the world; members of ELCA’s DAYLE program, where definitely abled youth unite at the 40,000 strong triennial Evangelical Lutheran youth gathering; 5 year-old Max Rubin, who has cerebral palsy; Rev. Beth Lockard, pastor of Christ the King Deaf Church; and Brandon Kaplan, a severely disabled boy with limited sight and speech who recently had the privilege of becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
The Power of two: a twin triumph over Cystic Fibrosis. Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel, 2007. Book. (208.4 B995p 2007 RHB).
Born in 1972, twins who share this life-threatening disease give an honest portrayal of their struggle to live normal lives, their interdependence, day-to-day health care, the impact of chronic illness on marriage and family, and the importance of a support network to continuing survival.
The PTSD workbook: simple effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress syndrome, 2nd ed. Mary Beth Williams, 2013. Book. (WM 172.5 W725 2013 RHB).
Psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors effective tools to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are veterans, rape survivors, or crime victims.
Quick reference to occupational therapy, Kathlyn L. Reed, 2014. Book. (WB 39 R323 2014 RHB).
This book will help the therapist assess and treat clients as well as assist in determining how to use occupational therapy in a total patient care program.
Real life teens: teens and disabilities. 17 min. 2007. DVD. (DD0640)
This program explores the different ways that disabilities can impact a teen’s life and how the general student population can support people with disabilities. Subjects covered include what a disability is; how to understand a disabled student; why those with disabilities are called “special”; showing respect and helping people with disabilities; and special education.
Research in communication sciences and disorders: methods for systematic inquiry, 2nd ed. Lauren Nelson. 2013. Book. (152 N45 2013 RHB).
Empirical and nonempirical research : an overview -- Ethical considerations -- Identifying and formulating research questions --Completing a literature search -- Nonexperimental research design -- Experimental research and levels of evidence – Research participants and sampling -- Data analysis : describing different types of data -- Data analysis : inferential statistics -- Research outcomes : clinical guidance, research reports.
Resumes for dummies, 6th ed. Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2011. Book. (HF 5383 K46 2011 RHB).
This book gives instructions for writing an inclusive core resume, tips on targeting a known position or tailoring a resume to specific industries, and common resume-writing mistakes to avoid. You’ll learn the rules in recruiting and job searching and get expert tips on writing a successful resume.
Robert's rules of order newly revised, 11th ed. Henry M. Robert, 2011. Book. (JF 515 R63 2011 RHB).
This book is the definitive resource on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This revised edition addresses common inquiries and incorporates new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including material relating to electronic communication and electronic meetings.
Safety skills for Asperger women: how to save a perfectly good female life. Liane Holliday Willey, 2012. Book. (203.5 W714s 2012 RHB).
The author, who has Asperger syndrome, discusses the underlying problems and daily pitfalls that females with Asperger syndrome may face. She suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them.
The seed : finding purpose and happiness in life and work. Jon Gordon. 2011. Book. (HF 5548.8 G663 2011 RHB).
This business fable helps the reader discover purpose in work and life. It takes the reader on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.
Shameless: the art of disability (closed captioned). 2006. 49 min. DVD. (DD0621)
This documentary explores what is known as the disability art movement, following five artists, including a painter, a writer, an actor, a theater director, and a filmmaker, all of whom happen to have physical disabilities, through their creative work. Intense group discussions of artistic and personal goals are also recorded. Dispelling the myth of tragic disability, the film depicts its subjects as, first and foremost, creative people. The result is a profound look at, and celebration of, the act of making art,viewed through the lens of disability and the rejection of its stereotypes
Smart trust: creating prosperity, energy and joy in a low-trust world. Stephen M.R. Covey. 2012. Book. (HF 5387 C873 2012 RHB)
This book shows what successful organizations are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper in a time when many businesses are failing. This book provides a process and skill set that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, and organizations.
Solution focused counseling. 60 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0617)
In this program, Dr. Jeffrey Guterman provides a clinical demonstration of solution-focused counseling with a client dealing with procrastination. He also outlines solution-focused principles and techniques including co-constructing problems and goals, identifying and amplifying exceptions, and assigning tasks.
Start with why: how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. Simon Sinek. 2009. Book. (751 S615 2009 RHB).
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.
Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: systems, strategies, and skills, 4th ed. Linda Seligman, 2014. Book. (WM 55 S464 2014 RHB).
This book offers a look at emerging and well-established counseling theories. Organizing theories into four broad themes (Background, Emotions, Thoughts, and Actions), the authors underscore key similarities and differences in each approach. Chapters include skill development sections that connect counseling theories with clinical practice. This edition brings a stronger multicultural focus, includes over 400 new research references, and offers new activities to sharpen clinical understanding.
Understanding disability: from theory to practice, 2nd ed. Michael Oliver, 2009. Book. (HV 1568 O45 2009 RHB).
The author draws on his own experiences to paint a picture of both the practical challenges of disablement and the theoretical understandings of disability.
Unrealized dreams: stories of deaf individuals with Unique Needs (closed captioned). 2007. DVD. (DD0624)
DVD short version 8 min. medium version 18 min. long version 35 min.
This DVD profiles individuals who are deaf and have additional disabilities and risk factors. In the past these individuals had been labelled as low-functioning. These additional disabilities create obstacles to reaching individual potential, goals, and dreams. Systemic issues, family challenges, educational, and vocational issues are addressed. The parents of a man who is deaf and has cerebral palsy are interviewed (57 min.).
Verbal judo: the gentle art of persuasion. George J. Thompson, 2013. Book. (BF 637 P4 T466 2013 RHB).
This book can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you’re talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. It shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy, avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view and take the lead in most disputes.
Wipe out: the silent epidemic of brain injury (closed captioned). 51 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0644)
This program tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage from injuries suffered in extreme sports. Chris Dufficy, a professional snowboarder, struggles with ongoing memory problems. Jon Gocer planned to follow in Chris’s tracks until a skateboard wipeout erased much of his memory. Chris Tutin’s dreams are a shadow of what they used to be because his cerebellum was crushed in a dirt-bike accident. Together, these case studies offer valuable insight into what many doctors call an invisible epidemic. Also available online
Work accommodation and retention in mental health. Izabela Z. Schultz and E. Sally Rogers, 2011. Book. (485 W926 2011 RHB).
This book assembles a scattered and fragmented knowledge base into an evidence-informed sourcebook on how to accommodate and retain persons with mental illness in the workforce. It discusses the effects of psychological conditions on work outcomes, as well as clinical and occupational interventions.
Writing & speaking at work: a practical guide for business communication, 5th ed. Edward P. Bailey, 2011. Book. (HF 5718 B35 2011 RHB).
This book delivers insight and instruction to help readers become effective communicators no matter where their careers may take them. This edition features a new chapter on how to prepare executive summaries.
Your attitude is showing: a primer of human relations, Sharon Lund O’Neil, 2008. Book. (BF 637 C45 O545 2008 RHB).
This book aims to teach readers that people who balance their technical skills with human-relations competencies find greater on-the-job happiness, contribute more to the productivity of organizations, and, in general, have careers that are more successful and more satisfying lives.