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    Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities by David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell & James Eva. Foreword by Anthony Kearns

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Inc., 2010. Softcover. New. People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported. This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help the carers to better understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognize problems, and how to meet their needs. Chapter topics include physical health issues such as epilepsy, common health problems and diet and well-being; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; and information related to common issues such as sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programs and health checks. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this book will be an invaluable guide for anyone caring for someone with a learning disability, including social carers, health facilitators, community nurses and family carers. "This handy volume provides a helpful and practical overview for carers and families alike who are keen to ensure they are meeting the physical and mental health needs of people with learning disabilities. Its accessible and open approach and the inclusion of an invaluable glossary of terms is ideal for those new to the issues but also provides useful material and signposting for those with more experience in the field."--Steve Carnaby, Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist with Westminster Learning Disability Partnership and Honorary Lecturer in Learning Disability at Kent University, UK David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston and Sherryl Gaskell are all based at the Caludon Centre at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK. David Perry is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; Louise Hammond is a Health Facilitation Nurse; Geoff Marston is Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Down's syndrome and mental health; and Sherryl Gaskell is Manager of Health Facilitation Team Nurse. James Eva is Consultant Psychiatrist at Kryllas Manor Hospital in Falmouth, Cornwall.


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    AFLS Vocational Skills Protocol by James W. Partington and Michael M. Mueller

    FLS, 2015. Softcover. New. The Assessment of Functional Living Skills program is designed to assist persons with ASD (autism spectrum disorders) and developmental disabilities. In conjunction with the foundational AFLS Guide, six different Protocols assess skills in different functional areas of everyday life. Each protocol can be used as a standalone assessment, but they are conceptualized as parts of an extended assessment spanning a continuum throughout a learnerÕs life in home, school, and community settings connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learnerÕs freedom, independence, and opportunities. THIS ITEM is the Vocational Skills Protocol, which provides caregivers and professionals with information to teach essential skills to learners preparing to enter the workforce or those who are already working but want to further develop skills for a wide variety of settings. The criterion-referenced assessment covers skills related to obtaining employment, searching for job openings, creating resumes, completing applications, and preparing for interviews. It includes a wide range of basic work-related skills such as job safety, payroll, financial issues, and interacting with supervisors and co-workersÑand a review of skills required in specific types of jobs in a variety of settings. The assessment evaluates vocational skills for individuals with various types and levels of disability. The Vocational Skills Protocol includes: ¥ Job Search. ¥ Interview. ¥ Basic Skills. ¥ Coworker Relations. ¥ Workplace Safety. ¥ Fixed Activity Skills. ¥ Custodial & Cleaning. ¥ Laundry. ¥ Retail. ¥ Support Personnel. ¥ Office Skills. ¥ Computer Skills. ¥ Restaurant Skills. ¥ Restaurant Kitchen. ¥ Warehouse ¥ Tools. ¥ Trades & Construction. ¥ Landscaping.


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    Junior Girl Scout Handbook by Girl Scouts of the U. S. A. Staff

    New York, NY, U.S.A: Girl Scouts of the USA, 1994. Soft Cover. Very Good . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Includes the finger spelling sign language chart. Color photos of fashionable Girl Scout uniforms. Many activities for earning badges, etc. Learn to sew, home repairs, leadership, camping out, arts & crafts. Color illustrations. 208 pp. with index


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    Plan for People Play by Fern Sussman and Elaine Weitzman

    Hanen Centre, 2014. Softcover. New. Plan for People Play is the first booklet in the Make Play R.O.C.K.ª booklet series, designed to help parents make the most of their child's play to build social communication and interaction skills. This booklet focuses on helping caregivers use interaction-based play (games without toys/objects) to build childrenÕs communication skills. It provides an explanation of why play is so important to childrenÕs development, and how the development of play differs in children with autism. It then helps readers identify a childÕs next steps with concrete, accessible strategies for promoting progress. The book also includes a Ògame planÓ template to help caregivers plan a childÕs next people game and understand the new skills being learned. These kinds of games provide excellent opportunities for children with autism and other social communication difÞculties to learn important skills like paying attention to others, taking a turn in an interaction, and starting and ending a game. Plan for People Play helps parents: ¥ Understand how people play builds children's social interaction skills. ¥ Identify the next interaction step their child can take in a people game. ¥ Choose the most appropriate people games based on their child's sensory preferences. ¥ Use researched-based strategies during people games to help their child develop more advanced social interaction skills. With concrete examples, illustrations and "Game Plan" templates, Plan for People Play makes it easy for parents to help their child learn critical play and social skillsÑall while having fun together! 2014


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    Say Ray. by Ron Jones

    New York, NY Bantam Books, 1984. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus [1984]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1984]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows a barely discernible wrinkle near the upper front corner and several superficial indentations at the front panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. (6.8 x 4.25 x 0.55 inches). 181 pages. Weight: 3.6 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.


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    Ten Tried and True Tools by Linda A. Hodgdon

    QuirkRoberts Publishing, 2001. Softcover. New. A little box of tools to enlist student cooperation. This book discusses how "we know that making our communication more visual helps students. Our speech often flies by before they can catch it. Supporting our communication visually helps students understand. The technique enables students to: establish attention, receive the whole message, remember what we told them". The ten areas covered are give choices, write it down, give time limits, say it once, make a list, solicit suggestions, slice big jobs into little chunks, make a sign, use charts, and use rewards and coupons. What students will benefit ? ¥ Students with communication challenges ¥ Students who exhibit behavior difficulties ¥ Students who just need a little novelty to get through the day. These techniques can work for every student. Who is this little book for?--Parents, teachers and others who need a few more ideas. It is great for babysitters, bus drivers, grandparents and others who need some introductory information. 12 pages. 2001


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    The BIG Book of ABA Programs by Michael M. Mueller and Ajamu Nkosi

    Stimulus Publications, 2010. Softcover. New. Why pay a behavior analyst to write your programs? Why spend hours writing your own? After the ABLLS-R has been completed, educators are often left wondering how to transform results into empirical IEP goals and quality ABA programs. With the BIG Book of ABA Programs, such problems are a thing of the past. Each detailed program can be used with dozens of different children. Each program contains specific instructions for data recording and implementation for baseline and ABA teaching. Each program can be customized for different children and their particular settings, teachers, reinforcers and program steps. The BIG Book of ABA Programs contains more than 5 precisely-written, photocopyable program protocols for every teachable step in the ABLLS-R. Each program contains: <b/> ¥ A well-written IEP and program objective. <b/> ¥ A complete baseline implementation procedure. <b/> ¥ A complete ABA teaching procedure. <b/> ¥ Detailed data collection procedures for each program. <b/> ¥ A customizable protocol for individualization so the photocopyable protocols can be used with multiple children. <b/> ¥ Custom fields include: <b/> ¥ Student name. <b/> ¥ Teacher name. <b/> ¥ Materials needed. <b/> ¥ Reinforcers. <b/> Simply identify teaching goals through the ABLLS-R, select the ABA program to match that goal, photocopy the program, and start teaching! 574 pages. 21


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    RTI and Mathematics for Middle School by Mary Little

    National Professional Resources (NPR), 2012. Hardcover. New. Written by Mary Little, associate professor at the University of Central Florida, and co-principal investigator for the RTI for Teaching Learning Connections, this laminated reference guide provides valuable strategies designed as a blueprint for educators to provide research-based curriculum and evidence-based interventions to students in middle schools who struggle with learning and mastering mathematics, including the newly adopted common core state standards. RTI in Mathematics will empower educators to select, implement, differentiate, and evaluate instruction and interventions in mathematics to improve learning for students in middle school classrooms. 6 pages. 2012


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    Creative Reading for Gifted Learners: a design for Excellence by Labuda, Michael

    Newark, DE: Internation Reading Association, 1974. Trade Paperback. NEAR FINE. As new except for slight edgewear. Guide for teaching reading to the special needs child: the gifted child, who may present special challenges for teacher, as he is so far ahead of peers. 141 pages ISBN: 0872077179.


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    What Makes School Great? Friends! Revised and expanded edition by Kandis Lighthall

    ABTA Publications / Autism and Behavior Training Associates, 2008. Softcover. New. Peer awareness and support are evidence based strategies for promoting pro-social behavior in students with ASD. This book provides not only a framework for peers to develop plans for supporting their classmate with ASD, but also many other new ideas and activities for learning the student's strengths and interests which provides a foundation for friendship. What Makes School Great? Friends! is appropriate for use by staff working with students from preschool through high school. The reader will find a reproducible ability awareness planning form very helpful in the basic organization of an activity. There are also many case examples for every activity and grade level, plus ideas for teachers and parents to make their own personalized awareness books. An extensive resource list is included to provide additional support for on-going awareness activities for students and staff. Kandis Lighthall received her BA from Sacramento State University in 197. She earned her MA in education with an emphasis in special education in 1984, from California State University at Chico. Throughout her career she has worked with many populations, but her main focus has been students with moderate to severe disabilities, including autism. Kandis began her teaching career in British Columbia, Canada where she established one of the first integrated classrooms for students with moderate to severe disabilities on a general education campus. In California she established one of the first inclusive classrooms on a community college campus for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Her classroom was a Special Education Resource Network (SERN) demonstration site for the Individual Critical Skills Model (ICSM). She has been an invited presenter at TASH, CEC, CARS+, the Capital Autism Conference and is the 26 recipient of The Carol Gray Award for her contributions to the field of autism education. Kandis is the author of The Student Participation Checklist, R.E.A.D.Y. for Inclusion and What Makes School Great? Friends!. 48 pages. Second edition, 2008


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    Learning in Spite of Labels: Practical Teaching Tips and a Christian Perspective of Education by Herzog, Joyce

    Lebanon, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Greenleaf Press, 1995. xi, 206 pages. Index, resource guide. Glossy card covers show mild edgewear; spine is square and uncreased, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. The author "shares practical strategies for working with children with learning disabilities based on her many years of experience. Christian home schoolers will especially appreciate Joyce's help because she understands home schooling and writes for them." - Cathy Duffy. Although designed and tested with the learning disabled, the techniques and principles can be helpful for any teacher and any child.. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 5.5 x 8.5 in. (14cm x 21.5cm).


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    The Guide for Junior Girl Scout Leaders by Girl Scouts of the U. S. A. Staff

    New York, NY, U.S.A: Girl Scouts of the USA, 1994. First Impression. Soft Cover. Very Good . Page 7: top corner wrinkled. Cover: Mild edge wear. B/w & color illustrations. 272 pp. with index


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    From "Backwardness" to "At-Risk": Childhood Learning Difficulties and the Contradictions of School Reform by Franklin, Barry M

    Albany, New York, U.S.A.: State University of New York Press, 1994. 208 pages. Index, bibliographical note. Tight binding, square uncreased spine, very mild edge wear to card covers with small scuffed spot on front, retail sticker on back. Contents are pristine. "This history of low-achieving, troubled, innocent children is sometimes chilling.... provides the reader with valuable historical perspective on current policy debates." A volume in the SUNY series, Youth Social Services, Schooling, and Public Policy.. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 5.75 x 9 in. (14.5cm x 23cm).


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    Peer to Peer Instruction In The Classroom by Karen A. Kemp

    National Professional Resources (NPR), 2009. Hardcover. New. Imagine using an instructional technique that is flexible, applies across grade levels and content areas and benefits all students including those with academic, behavioral and interpersonal challenges. One of the most compelling classroom interventions is now at your fingertips. Class-wide Peer Tutoring changes the learning environment through peer instruction and interaction. This guide includes: . A description of class wide peer tutoring . The background, research and benefits of using peers for instruction . An explanation of the various peer-tutoring formats . How class-wide peer tutoring can be used as an RTI Tier 1 intervention . Step by step instructions for implementation Every teacher who aspires to engage all students and increase academic achievement will want this reference guide. 6 pages. 2009


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    Positioning and Play Techniques for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parent's Guide by Howard, Mary, M.C.S.P

    Ontario Crippled Children's Centre. Pamphlet of 35 pages, staplebound in printed paper covers. Clean, tight and unmarked, a solid vg except for corner clip from front cover. A reference to positions and movements used at the Ontario Crippled Children's Centre. Help with carrying the child, head control, rolling, sitting, balance, etc. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs.. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Photographs. 5 x 8 in. (12.5cm x 20cm).


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    Who's on First? An Interactive Reading Book by Joan Green. Illustrated by Linda Comerford

    Greenhouse Publications, 2004. Softcover. New. Sequencing pictures of events is the main thrust of this new book. The sentences above the picture squares list what happened first, next, and last. Students then attach the correct pictures to the appropriate squares. (Example) First: She is running the race. Next: She is crossing the finish line. Last: She is getting an award. Even though Interactive Reading Books were developed in a special education program, these interactive books for children have proven to be equally powerful learning aids for kindergarten reading and all beginning readers! Interactive Reading Books are in compliance with California State Standards and meet or exceed educational standards in many other states. 2004


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    Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disorders. Second edition by Mark L. Sundberg and James W. Partington

    AVB Press, 2010. Softcover. New. Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities is the foundation for anyone looking to implement a Verbal Behavior program. Based on B.F. Skinner's behavioral analysis of language and the extensive body of empirical research that supports it, Teaching Language presents a concrete language assessment and intervention program. Relying on the notion of errorless teaching, this manual explains the theory and methodology behind the Verbal Behavior approach to teaching children language. This edition reflects over 500 editorial revisions. The first section of the book provides information regarding preparation for language intervention, including a brief language assessment with interpretive guide in order to determine the best place to start intervention according to an individual childs needs. There is also information on augmentative communication and how to assess it's importance and necessity, as well as the form it should take. Section Two focuses on the development of initial communication skills for nonverbal children while Section Three focuses on teaching more advanced language and social skills. Section Four presents issues relevant to the implementation of a language program in a child's natural and school environments. There are a variety of data sheets and tracking forms to guide you throughout the book. 312 pages. 2010


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    Priming Manual--Increasing Success in School Through Priming by Laura D. Wilde, Robert L. Koegel and Lynn Kern Koegel

    Koegel Autism Consultancy, 1992. Softcover. New. The Priming Manual is intended for parents and educators to help a child with a disability who is included in a regular education classroom to acquire new academic material with more ease and thus also to help reduce disruptive behavior. These training manuals from the Koegel Autism Center cover a wide range of behavioral strategies, including pivotal response treatment, priming, understanding problem behaviors, self-management, parent-professional collaboration, and toilet training. They have been disseminated to parents and professionals across the country.


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    AFLS 4-Book Bundle (The Assessment of Functional Living Skills) by James W. Partington and Michael M. Mueller

    FLS, 2012. Hardcover. New. The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) has the ease, look, and familiarity of the ABLLS-R extended to necessary skills of independence in home, school, and community settings. This set is a portion of the AFLS program. The entire Assessment of Functional Living Skills instrument includes the following elements: ¥ The AFLS GuideÑA teaching companion that contains task analyses, teaching suggestions, and prompting strategies, and ¥ Six individually available assessment protocols including Basic Living Skills, Home Skills, Community Participation Skills, School Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational Skills. The AFLS comprises the Guide and protocols that assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life. Each assessment protocol can be used as a standalone assessment, but the protocols are conceptualized as distinct parts of an extended assessment spanning a continuum throughout a learnerÕs life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is distinct, but is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learnerÕs freedom, independence, and opportunities. Bundle multiple modules and customize the perfect assessment for your setting and situation. Protocols are sold separately and several economical bundles are available. This four-volume bundle includes the 6-page Guide plus 3 modules: Basic Living, Home, and Community Protocols.


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    Growing Up with Sensory Issues by Jennifer McIlwee Myers

    Future Horizons, Inc , 2014. Softcover. New. No matter how high functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be, they are going to have trouble with their sensory issues. Enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large! Co-author with Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin of the groundbreaking (and award-winning) Asperger's and Girls, Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's syndrome and SPD makes her perspective doubly insightful. Her humorous delivery will keep parents and those with sensory issues turning the page for the next creative solution. Jennifer McIlwee Myers is a terrific writer and speaker with AspergerÕs syndrome. Her brother had autism, but she wasn't diagnosed with AspergerÕs until 2002. She is author of the popular book How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or AspergerÕs. Her DVD, Living with Asperger's has just been released. Jennifer earned a bachelorÕs degree in computer science and currently lives in California with her husband Gary. 256 pages. 2014


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    Skillful Inquiry/Data Team by Nancy Love

    National Professional Resources (NPR), 2012. Hardcover. New. Written by school data expert Nancy Love, this guide provides a proven-effective inquiry process and practical tools for grade level (elementary) or subject-area (middle and high school) teams of teachers to maximize their impact on student achievement by: Building a strong foundation, including shared purpose, collaborative norms, and commitments to rigorous standards add to each student's learning Identifying a common focus for improvement through analysis of state and local common assessments and student work Verifying causes of student-learning problems through research, error-analysis, and data about practices and perceptions Generating solutions by sharing successful teaching strategies and reteaching and extending learning based on students' needs Ongoing monitoring of the team's impact on instruction and on student learning 6 pages. 2012


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    Common Core Standards: A Step by Step Approach--English Language Arts, Grades K-5 by Toby Karten

    National Professional Resources (NPR), 2013. Hardcover. New. Across our nation's classrooms, curriculum is being aligned to match with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). But, there is nothing common about the students who must learn to master these standards. Each student possesses unique academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical, communicative, and sensory levels and needs. This laminated reference guide offers baseline knowledge about the CCSS and is intended to translate the goals, expectations, knowledge, and skills into behavior that yields achievement for all students, regardless of ability levels, within inclusive classrooms. Specific curriculum examples for English language arts standards are delineated for populations of learners in grades K-5, with timelines and teacher tips that offer ideas for classroom management, core materials, resources, instruction, and ongoing assessments.


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    The AFLS Guide (Assessment of Functional Living Skills) by James W. Partington and Michael M. Mueller

    FLS, 2012. Softcover. New. The complete Assessment of Functional Living Skills comprises the AFLS Guide and protocols which assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life. It consists of: ¥ The AFLS Guide- A teaching companion that contains task analyses, teaching suggestions, and prompting strategies ¥ Six individually available assessment protocols for Basic Living Skills, Home Skills, Community Participation Skills, School Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational Skills. Although each assessment protocol can be used as a standalone assessment, the modules are conceptualized as parts of an extended assessment spanning a continuum throughout a learnerÕs life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is distinct, but is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learnerÕs freedom, independence, and opportunities. Bundle multiple modules and customize the perfect assessment for your setting and situation. The Original AFLS Bundle Set includes Basic Living Skills, Home Skills and Community Participation Skills. The School Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational Skills Protocols are sold separately, and other economical Bundles are available. This is the Guide volume. The Guide provides information about the features of the AFLS, how to correctly score items, and how to develop program goals and objectives that clearly define and target the needs of the learner. ¥ TheAFLS Guide provides assessment and scoring instructions for each module ¥ Includes recommendations for creating a unique, functional skills' program ¥ Functional, adaptive, self-help, practical life skills to maximize independence ¥ Appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults in home, school, and community setting ¥ Structure of the assessment and skills tracking grid similar to the ABLLS¨-R ¥ Easy to use for parents, teachers, behavior therapists, and other caregivers.


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    AFLS 7-Book Bundle (Assessment of Functional Living Skills) by James W. Partington and Michael M. Mueller

    FLS, 2012. Hardcover. New. The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) program for persons with ASD (autism spectrum disorders) and developmental disabilities includes the Guide volume (a teaching companion that contains task analyses, teaching suggestions, and prompting strategies)--plus six different assessment protocols (Basic Living Skills; Home Skills; Community Participation Skills; School Skills; Independent Living Skills; and Vocational Skills. These Protocols assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life. Each assessment protocol can be used alone, but the protocols are conceptualized as parts of an extended assessment spanning a continuum throughout a learnerÕs life in home, school, and community settings. Each distinct module is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learnerÕs freedom, independence, and opportunities. THIS LISTING includes all seven volumes of the AFLS program in a convenient and economical bundle, including the Guide and all current modules.


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