Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575826
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9781416402329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Our knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and effective treatment methods has significantly increased over the last 35 years. For the broad spectrum of impairments there is now a spectrum of acknowledged intervention methods. This manual gives an overview of best practice interventions including applied behavior analysis, precision teaching, and experience-based and visual approaches. These methods are integrated into the curriculum component of this manual, called STEP (Structured Therapy and Experience-based Programs). Guidelines are presented for parents and professionals to match the child's skill profile, learning style and interest to the best possible intervention method. Numerous case studies, examples, sketches and pictures make this book very reader-friendly. Reproducible forms are provided for skills assessment, data collection and teaching in the following areas: *Attention, Eye Contact, and Joint Attention *Matching and Sorting *Imitation *Language Comprehension *Active Communication and First Utterances *Expanded Communication *Play and Social Behavior *Self-Help Skills and Independence

Diversity and Citizenship Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787987657
Format: PDF, Docs
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The increasing ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, and language diversity in nations throughout the world is forcing educators and policymakers to rethink existing notions of citizenship and nationality. To experience cultural democracy and freedom, a nation must be unified around a set of democratic values such as justice and equality that balance unity and diversity and protect the rights of diverse groups. Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives brings together in one comprehensive volume a group of international experts on the topic of diversity and citizenship education. These experts discuss and identify the shared issues and possibilities that exist when educating for national unity and cultural diversity. Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives presents compelling case studies and examples of successful programs and practices from twelve nations, discusses problems that arise when societies are highly stratified along race, cultural, and class lines, and describes guidelines and benchmarks that practicing educators can use to structure citizenship education programs that balance unity and diversity. The book covers a broad range of issues and includes vital information on such topics as Migration, citizenship, and education The challenge of racialized citizenship in the United States The contribution of the struggles by Indians and Blacks for citizenship and recognition in Brazil Crises of citizenship education and ethnic issues in Germany, Russia, and South Africa Conflicts between religious and ethnic factions Diversity, globalization, and democratic education

Deaf Cognition

Author: Marc Marschark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199709397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Deaf Cognition examines the cognitive underpinnings of deaf individuals' learning. Marschark and Hauser have brought together scientists from different disciplines, which rarely interact, to share their ideas and create this book. It contributes to the science of learning by describing and testing theories that might either over or underestimate the role that audition or vision plays in learning and memory, and by shedding light on multiple pathways for learning. International experts in cognitive psychology, brain sciences, cognitive development, and deaf children offer a unique, integrative examination of cognition and learning, with discussions on their implications for deaf education. Each chapter focuses primarily on the intersection of research in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and deaf education. The general theme of the book is that deaf and hearing individuals differ to some extent in early experience, brain development, cognitive functioning, memory organization, and problem solving. Identifying similarities and differences among these domains provides new insights into potential methods for enhancing achievement in this traditionally under-performing population.

Organizing Networks

Author: Andréa Belliger
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839436168
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What are organizations? Where do they come from? How are they transformed and adapted to new situations? In the digital age and in the global network society, traditional theories of the organization can no longer answer these questions. Based on actor-network theory, this book explains organizations as flexible, open networks in which both human and non-human actors enter into socio-technical assemblies by constantly negotiating and re-negotiating programs of action. Organizations are not macro social structures or autonomous systems operating behind the backs of individuals. Instead, they are scalable actor-networks guided by network norms of connectivity, flow, communication, participation, authenticity, and flexibility.

Health Matters for People with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Beth Marks
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598570007
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A blockbuster text that will shift the paradigm... from a medically oriented focus to a more socially constructive emphasis on empowerment, self-determination, and the right of people with developmental disabilities to live a healthy lifestyle in the community."ùJames H. Rimmer, Ph.D., Director, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability "The authors have carefully provided an easy-to-understand framework for establishing programs that will change lives ... for people with and without disabilities."ùJoan Guthrie Medlen, RD, LD, Author, The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles; President, JEM Communications; Clinical Advisor for Health Literacy, Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes Program People with developmental disabilities are at significant risk for health problems. Effective health promotion can improve outcomesùand that's why adult day and residential agencies, schools, and other organizations need this invaluable program development guide. A start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise, and nutrition by implementing their own successful program. With practical guidance on every stage of program development, readers will discover how to -communicate the key "selling points" of a health promotion program, from improved quality of life to reduced cost of health care -win the support of everyone involved, from senior management to direct support staff -assess individual and organizational needs -develop clear and realistic goals, both for the organization and for program participants -manage practical aspects like budgeting, gathering resources, and recruiting staff -motivate program participants with creative activities and strategies -evaluate program outcomes and identify areas for improvement Complete with practical planning materials such as a "getting started" checklist, assessment tools, and a sample program timeline and budget, this highly accessible guide will help service providers ensure better healthùand better livesùfor people with disabilities.

Inventing the Modern Self and John Dewey

Author: T. Popkewitz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403978417
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection includes original studies from scholars from thirteen nations, who explore the epistemic features figured in John Dewey's writings in his discourses on public schooling. Pragmatism was one of the weapons used in the struggles about the development of the child who becomes the future citizen. The significance of Dewey in the book is not about Dewey as the messenger of pragmatism, but in locating different cultural, political and educational terrains in which debates about modernity, the modern self and the making of the citizen occurred.

Low Wage Work in Germany

Author: Gerhard Bosch
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610440765
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In recent years, the German government has intentionally expanded the low-wage work sector in an effort to reduce exceptionally high levels of unemployment. As a result, the share of the German workforce employed in low-paying jobs now rivals that of the United States. Low Wage Work in Germany examines both the federal policies and changing economic conditions that have driven this increase in low-wage work. The new “mini-job” reflects the federal government’s attempt to make certain low-paying jobs attractive to both employers and employees. Employers pay a low flat rate for benefits, and employees, who work a limited number of hours per week, are exempt from social security and tax contributions. Other factors, including slow economic growth, a declining collective bargaining system, and the influx of foreign workers, also contribute to the growing incidence of low-wage work. Yet while both Germany and the United States have large shares of low-wage workers, German workers receive health insurance, four weeks of paid vacation, and generous old age support—benefits most low-wage workers in the United States can only dream of. The German experience offers an important opportunity to explore difficult trade-offs between unemployment and low-wage work. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Case Studies of Job Quality in Advanced Economies