Two collections that were part of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Brown-Heatly Library were relocated to the Texas Department of State Health Services Audiovisual Library in October 2004. At that time, an inter-agency contract for library services was established.
The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Some of the topics include: child development, intervention strategies, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, infant mental health, etc. For more information about the ECI Library collection, see http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/resources/library.shtml.
The Rehabilitation Services collection includes videos, books, and journals on all aspects of rehabilitation and disabilities. Examples of topics include: disability awareness and rights, assistive technology, ADD and ADHD, brain injury, deafness, blindness, ergonomics, returning to work, sign language, etc. See also the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials located at Utah State University.
These materials are available on a free loan basis to residents of the state of Texas for up to 10 business days. Mailing time is automatically added to the two-week loan period.
In addition to collection resources, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) employees also have access to special library services to support their work and career needs, including:
Reference, referrals, research, and bibliographic searches
Current awareness services including scheduled searches and tables of contents routing
Access to searchable databases
Document delivery and inter-library loan
To inquire about these services or to provide input on library services or new additions to the collection, please e-mail email@example.com.
ECI COLLECTION (see also New Additions to ECI Collection - 2013)
The art and science of teaching orientation and mobility to persons with visual impairments. William Henry Jacobson. 2013. Book. (219.1 J33 2013 RHB)
An invaluable guide for teaching travel techniques to students of all ages, the second edition of The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility provides step-by-step presentations of each O&M technique and describes in detail how to individualize and teach each one; outlines the scope and sequence of a complete O&M curriculum; offers a guiding philosophy as well as principles and strategies for effective teaching; includes a new chapter on assessment and provides more extensive content on today's more challenging traffic environment.
Autism spectrum disorders: from theory to practice. Laura J. Hall. 2012. Book. (203.6 H174 2012)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice, helps educators implement the best evidence-based practices in their classroom, community and home. With a solid emphasis on research, the text offers a practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing a step-by-step guide for assessment and progress monitoring, and outlining a variety of evidence-based practices organized by major theoretical perspective.
The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum. Temple Grandin. 2013. Book. (203.6 G725 2013 RHB)
"A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate Temple Grandin is a star, a Time Magazine top 100 Hero and an inspiration to millions worldwide. Since she started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed--but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Most exciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long-overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people. From the "aspies" in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Beyond culture. Edward T. Hall. 1989. Book. (275 H175b 1989).
This book discusses the grip of unconscious culture. The author describes the culturally determined yet unconscious attitudes that mold our thoughts, feelings, communication, and behavior. It contains many illuminating, real-life examples that enrich the book.
Beyond experience: the experiential approach to cross-cultural education. 1993. Book. (275 B573 1993 ECI).
This book provides a conceptual framework for experiential cross-cultural education, a collection of essays on the practical applications of these ideas along with specific exercises and activities, and a guide to assessing the educational impact of the experience.
Blindspot : hidden biases of good people. Mahzarin R.Banaji. 2013. Book. (101 B25 2013 RHB)
"Blindspot" is the authors' metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups-without our awareness or conscious control, shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title's "good people" are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and "outsmart the machine" in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.
Bridging differences: effective intergroup communication. William B. Gudykunst. 1994. Book. (275 G923 1994 ECI).
This book describes and explains such concepts as culture and ethnicity, attitudes and stereotyping, and community building. It also discusses managing intergroup attitudes, and the knowledge, motivation and skills necessary for intergroup communication.
Child, family, and community: family-centered early care and education. Janet Gonzalez-Mena. 2013. Book. (325 G643c 2013 ECI)
The sixth edition of Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education continues to provide you with essential information in a friendly and assessable manner. It discusses the socialization and education of young children in home, child care, and educational contexts from birth to 8 years old.
Cultural competency for public administrators. 2013. Book. (275 C967 2012 RHB)
With a focus on a broad spectrum of topics, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and sexual orientation at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels. This book equips readers to better understand the complex, real-world challenges public administrators confront in serving an increasingly diverse society.
The dance of life. Edward T. Hall. 1983. Book. (275 H175d 1983 ECI).
This book reveals the ways in which individuals in a culture are tied together by their perception of time. Time organizes activities, synthesizes, and integrates. It is also a key element of cultural difference that can create difficulties in a global marketplace. The author shows how time influences relations among Western Europeans, Latin Americans, Anglo-Americans, and Native Americans.
David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants. Malcolm Gladwell. 2013. Book. (780 G53 2013 RHB)
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.
Developing trauma-informed services for families experiencing homelessness: an interactive training video and guide. 92 min. 2008. (DD0615)
This DVD is an educational resource for service providers. It focuses on the relationship between homelessness and traumatic stress and on how to apply trauma concepts to providers’ daily work with families experiencing homelessness. This program explains the strengths-based approach that helps clients identify their own strengths and coping skills.
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. 2013. Book. (030 D536 2013 RHB)
This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome: a guide for parents and professionals, 3rd ed. Libby Kumin. 2012. Book. (226.11 K96 2012 ECI).
This book focuses on speech and language development from birth through the stage of making 3-word phrases. It contains the information parents need to help each child meet his or her communication potential. Challenges such as hearing loss, difficulty with oral-motor movements, and a slower pace of development are discussed. Real-life examples are given thoughout the book. The CD-ROM contains forms for recording early milestones, forms for developing plans, forms for evaluations, and forms for treatment planning.
Early intervention every day!: embedding activities in daily routines for young children and their families. Merle J. Crawford. 2013. Book. (556 C73 2013 ECI).
Effective early intervention doesn't stop when the provider leaves the family’s home. That’s why every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children’s development. Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide gives professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will turn to this book again and again for strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.
The early intervention workbook: essential practices for quality services. Lynda C. Pletcher. 2013. Book. (556 P54 2013 ECI).
Discover the 7 key principles and associated practices for effective early intervention services – and start putting them into action today! This easy-to-use, fillable workbook reveals not only what every professional should be doing in their practice, but also how to do it, with practical tips, activities, and strategies they can use to improve their work with children and families right away. Based on specific recommendations from a workgroup of today's top researchers, this comprehensive resource walks readers through every key step of the early intervention journey with children birth to 3, from the crucial first meeting with a family to the child’s transition out of intervention. Perfect for group training sessions or independent study, it’s a great workbook to fill in, learn from, and then keep close at hand as a quick and easy reminder of best practices.
Finding the words finding the ways: exploring reflective supervision and facilitation. 80 min. 2012. (DD0614)
This training DVD includes four supervisory scenarios. Each vignette presents a common supervisory dilemma showing how supervisor and practitioner work together to formulate an appropriate plan of action. In scenario 1 the supervisor helps the teacher calm down enough to be able to think clearly and use her many skills to address a difficult classroom situation. In scenario 2 an experienced clinician works with her protégé to help a family dealing with depression, distress, and conflict. In scenario 3 a supervisor and speech therapist work through a conflict between the therapist and a family. In scenario 4 a supervisor and home visitor discuss boundary issues.
Gifts: mothers reflect on how children with Down syndrome enrich their lives. Kathryn L. Soper, 2007. Book. (226.11 G54 2007 ECI).
Sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love, which their child with Down syndrome has brought into their lives. The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not. Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatized. Some write about their pregnancy and the months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child. Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have something to say, not just to other mothers but to all of us.
Gifts 2: how people with Down syndrome enrich the world. Kathryn L. Soper, 2009. Book. (226.11 G548 2009 ECI).
Acceptance, courage, friendship, awareness, and joy: these are the gifts recounted in more than seventy inspirational essays included in Gifts 2. Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper, the follow-up to the bestselling first volume, Gifts 2 presents a broader perspective on Down syndrome and life by including passionate stories by siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as mothers of older children. Friends, teachers, medical professionals, and coaches also share the joys of knowing and caring for someone with Down syndrome.
Good kings bad kings : a novel. Susan Nussbaum. 2013. Book. (080.1 G66 2013 RHB)
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.
Handbook of early childhood intervention. Samuel J. Meisels. 2000. Book. (334 M479 2000 ECI)
This second edition, written as a textbook by many experts in the childhood intervention fields, is designed to integrate science, policy, and practice into a comprehensive tool for communication across the many disciplines and perspectives that make up early childhood intervention.
The hidden dimension. Edward T. Hall. 1982. Book. (275 H175h 1982 ECI).
Personal space is determined by a person's cultural identity. This book demonstrates how a person's sense of space can affect personal and business relations, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, and city planning.
Infants and children with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure: a guide to identification and intervention. Keeta DeStefano Lewis. 1995. Book. (201.4 L674 1995 ECI).
This book provides information on the development of infants and children with prenatal substance exposure and is based on clinical experience. It includes a historical overview of women and drug use. Research on the effects of maternal substance abuse on the neonate, infant and child is reviewed. Nursing care for both the mother and child is discussed along with suggestions for establishing and maintaining connections with the family.
Injury prevention for children and adolescents: research, practice, and advocacy, 2nd ed. 2012. Book. (236 I554 2012 ECI).
Injuries continue to be the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States. Because of this tremendous public health burden, this second edition of Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy will continue to reach not only academicians, practitioners, and students with the latest data and multifaceted intervention strategies, but also put a "face" on injury of the innocent victims and their families. Major child and adolescent injuries are covered along with two new chapters that have great relevance for child and adolescent injuries. These chapters include Global Injuries Among Children and Adolescents and Translational Research Related to Child and Adolescent Injury. The new edition will continue to provide a framework for practitioners, program planners, evaluators, and injury researchers that will serve the injury community now and into the future.
The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff. Damian Birkel. 2014. Book. (459 B557 2014 RHB)
With the proven tips and tactics featured in The Job Search Checklist, you'll learn how to turn your loss into opportunity and find another job fast. This indispensable guide covers everything from dealing with the emotional impact of being laid off to rebuilding your professional identity. You'll get solid advice on: developing a career plan by taking stock of your experience, abilities, and goals; crafting an effective resume and building Internet-friendly documents; creating a "personal marketing plan" to promote yourself to potential employers; and finding the hidden job market through in-person and online networking. Downloadable templates, sample cover letters, a range of effective resume formats, and even job search correspondence will help you customize your efforts. Helpful checklists throughout the book will get you on the right track and keep you there. You'll also discover valuable strategies for interviewing and negotiating effectively, plus tips on hitting the ground running once you start that new - and better-job.
Job searching with social media for dummies. Joshua Waldman. 2013. Book. (459 W34 2013 RHB)
Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.
The Kickapoo Indians, their history and culture: an annotated bibliography. Phillip M. White. 1999. Book. (350.3 W587 1999 ECI)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Learning outcomes assessment step-by-step : enhancing evidence-based practice in career services. Julia Panke Makela. 2012. Book. (456.3 M35 2012 RHB)
Contents: Understanding assessment of career interventions -- Embracing a learning framework for assessment in career services -- A step-by-step process for learning outcomes assessment -- Example learning outcomes assessments -- A culture of learning outcomes assessment.
Managers as mentors: building partnerships for learning. Chip R. Bell. 1998. Book. (750 B433 1998 ECI).
This is a guide to helping associates grow and adapt in business organizations. The author shows that mentoring means valuing creativity over control, fostering growth by facilitating learning, and helping others get smart, not just get ahead.
My daughter, myself: an unexpected journey. Linda Wolfe. 2013. Book. (206.2 W853 2013 RHB)
Linda Wolfe's My Daughter, Myself is a wrenching, highly personal and deeply moving story of a family in crisis and a compelling testament to the powerful and universal bonds of the mother/daughter relationship. By turns a medical mystery and a family drama, Wolfe's book chronicles her thirty-eight-year-old daughter's out-of-the-blue, near-fatal stroke, and the fascinating process of physical and mental rehabilitation that allowed her daughter to make an astonishing recovery. With the same eye for detail and psychological astuteness that marked her many cover stories for New York Magazine, Wolfe makes vivid every agonizing moment, from the disastrous mistakes of some doctors and the miraculous intercessions of others, to the terrors that haunt the children of an illness-stricken parent, to the painful, inevitable - and sometimes funny - disputes that arise when a mother-in-law and son-in-law must share the same roof, and the innumerable struggles and difficult choices that face the young stroke survivor. Beautifully written and observed, My Daughter, Myself is an inspiring account of how a mother learns to take life's blows as they come, to master the unfamiliar language of illness and, ultimately, to let her daughter be her guide as, together, they march through an altogether new terrain.
Our children are watching: ten skills for leading the next generation to success. Susan F. Collins. 1995. Book. (263 C713 1995).
This book, which outlines a ten-step program of leadership skills, contains stories and anecdotes to illustrate the importance of positive reinforcement between parents and children as well as managers and workers.
Powerful phrases for successful interviews : over 400 ready-to-use words and phrases that will get you the job you want. Tony Beshara. 2014. Book. (459.4 B47 2014 RHB)
Hiring expert Tony Beshara knows the words that trigger "yes" in the minds of employers - and in his handy new book, he arms candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, this quick-reference guide propels job seekers through every stage of the process. Readers learn power phrases to: get their foot in the door; clearly communicate their skills, strengths, and experience - and why they would be a perfect fit; make a great impression at the crucial opening and close; score high on the likability factor; dispel lingering concerns about work history; give follow-up emails real impact; negotiate a strong job offer; and more. After all, when it's time to choose between a candidate who is perfect on paper and one who is persuasive in person, there's no contest.
Principle-centered leadership. Stephen R. Covey. 1992. Book. (750 C873 1992 ECI)
In this guidebook, the author urges readers to center their lives and leadership around timeless principles which are natural laws and governing values that are universally valid.
Racially mixed people in America. 1992. Book. (275 R121 1992)
This book discusses racial relations and perceptions including the history of biracial families within the United States. There are four main parts to the book: racial ecology, recovering the multiracial past, what of the children, and challenging the census. Various groups are discussed including Vietnamese, Japanese, African American, and Hispanic.
Reflective supervision for infant mental health practitioners. 136 min. 2012. (DD0613)
This DVD features infant mental health mentors Douglas Davies, Julie Ribaudo, Deborah Weatherston and William Schafer, and infant mental health practitioners Vicky Novell, Katie Bresky, Carla Barron and Stefanie Hill. It presents four spontaneous unrehearsed reflective supervision sessions. Each session provides a window into reflective supervision experiences and offers opportunities to consider essential elements of the reflective process. Sessions are followed by a brief training guide and questions.
Room to grow: how to create quality early childhood environments, 3rd ed. 2002. Book. (320.11 R777 2002 ECI).
This book provides information on using space creatively to help children grow while they are in child care settings. Environments are described to meet the needs of different age groups.
Scared sick: the role of childhood trauma in adult disease. Robin Karr-Morse. 2012. Book. (227.52 K37 2012 ECI)
The first years of human life are more important than we ever realized. In Scared Sick, Robin Karr-Morse connects psychology, neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics to demonstrate how chronic fear in infancy and early childhood— when we are most helpless—lies at the root of common diseases in adulthood.
Self-determination and transition planning. Karrie Ann Shogren, 2013. Book. (263.1 S559 2013 RHB)
Self-determination has a powerful positive impact on post-school outcomes for young adults with disabilities—but how can educators teach students the skills they need to make their own choices and achieve their goals as they enter adulthood? This empowering guidebook shows the way. Packed with practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills , this book helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom.
Skillstreaming in early childhood: a guide for teaching prosocial skills, 3rd ed. Ellen McGinnis, 2012. Book. (540 M37 2012 ECI).
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood employs a four-part training approach: modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization, to teach essential prosocial skills to preschool and kindergarten-age children. This book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 40 prosocial skills. Chapters on effective Skillstreaming arrangements, Skillstreaming teaching procedures, refining skill use, teaching for skill generalization, managing behavior problems, Skillstreaming in the school context, and more. Skill outlines are handy one-page summaries for each skill, including skill steps, guidelines for skill instruction, and suggested situations for modeling displays. Homework reports list skill steps and guide students in practicing the skills and evaluating skill use outside the Skillstreaming group.
The story of intellectual disability : an evolution of meaning, understanding, and public perception. Michael L Wehmeyer. 2013. Book. (226 S85 2013 RHB)
Accessible, engaging, and filled with contributions by the country's most celebrated disability experts, this fascinating volume skillfully captures how intellectual disability has been understood from prehistoric times to present. Readers will discover how different societies have responded to people with disability throughout history, how life has changed for people with intellectual disability and their families over the centuries, and how key historical figures and events sparked social change and shaped our modern understanding of intellectual disability. Enhanced with remarkable images and illustrations, including exclusive photos from the editor's private collection of cultural artifacts, this informal history is a must-read for anyone devoted to improving the lives of people with intellectual disability.
To listen to a child: understanding the normal problems of growing up. T. Berry Brazelton. 1984. Book. (540 B827 1984 ECI).
This book discusses normal problems that all children go through as they develop. Dr. Brazelton gives advice to parents. He discusses love and fears, discipline, feeding, sleep, stomachaches and headaches, and acute emergencies.
The year my son and I were born: a story of Down syndrome, motherhood, and self-discovery. Kathryn L. Soper, 2009. Book. (226.11 S712 2009 ECI).
Soper takes the reader along on her personal journey of becoming a mother to her son with Down syndrome. She strives to balance the loss of the child she thought she would have with loyalty for the baby she actually holds in her arms. Can she love her son for himself? Can she protect him from the world’s insensitivity and from her own doubts? Ultimately, Soper escaped her downward spiral of despair and emerges with a newfound peace.
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REHABILITATION SERVICES COLLECTION (see also New Additions to Rehabilitations Services Collection - 2013)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counseling persons with physical disabilities. 30 min. 2012. (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.
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.
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.
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
Personality disorders: an introduction to personality disorders. 73 min. 2009. (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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (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.
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.
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