Riding for the Disabled

Author: Vanessa Britton
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9780713466270
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Riding can be of immense benefit to individuals with disabilities, both for its therapeutic value and for the sheer pleasure to be gained from riding well. This guide covers all the elements of teaching riding for people with either a physical or mental disability or both. The advice given within this book, with safety emphasized throughout, allows the rider, instructor or doctor to assess the activity most suited to his or her needs.

The Body and Psychology

Author: Henderikus J Stam
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026208
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The body has come to provide a central site for theory and debate from social theory to cultural studies. This important and compelling book looks beyond psychology's traditional biological body to explore what insights can be gained from recent theories of embodiment. Taking the body as inscribed by social and disciplinary practices, leading contributors explore a wide range of psychological topics in new and challenging ways. Questions surrounding health, gender, history and culture are addressed in contexts such as the psychology of pain, the treatment of anorexia nervosa, and psychology's relationship to transgender activists. The material in this volume was previously published as a Special Issue of the journal Theory & Psychology.

Personal and Social Responsibility

Author: Constance H. Dembrowsky
Publisher: Affective Skill Development
ISBN: 9780924609046
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Aids young adults in developing their inner strengths to attain goals they have established.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Author: Cesare Cornoldi
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527590
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Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from DSM-5 disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K-12 students and their families address the challenges of NLD in and outside of the classroom are illustrated with vivid case material. The authors thoughtfully consider controversies surrounding NLD, discuss why the diagnosis is not included in the current DSM and ICD classification systems, and identify important directions for future research.

Ict And Special Educational Needs

Author: Florian, Lani
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033521195X
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A reference for teachers interested in the uses of ICT as a tool to promote the inclusion of learners with special educational needs. It considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum and offers examinations of ICT asa teaching tool to raise standards for all.

Language Power and Pedagogy

Author: Jim Cummins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853594741
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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights

Author: Peter Blanck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043693
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current and emerging research and policy on disability law. Bringing together a team of respected and experienced experts, the handbook offers a range of jurisdictional and multidisciplinary perspectives. The authors consider historical and contemporary, as well as comparative perspectives of disability law. Divided into three parts, the contributors provide a comprehensive reference to the theoretical underpinnings, ongoing debates and emerging fields within the subject. The study provides a strong basis for consideration of contemporary disability law, its research foundations, and progressive developments in the area. The book incorporates interdisciplinary and comparative country perspectives to capture the breadth of current discourse on disability law. This handbook provides a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars, public and private researchers, NGOs, and practitioners working in the area of disability law, and across national and transnational disability schemes. The work will be of important interest to those in the fields of sociology, history, psychology, economics, political science, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, technology, and law, among others.

Sprachf rderung

Author: Ulla Beushausen
Publisher: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3824811421
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Sprache - Sprechen - Miteinander-kommunizieren-Können. Das hat unbestritten hohen Stellenwert in unserer Gesellschaft. Es bietet die Basis für ein selbstständiges und erfülltes Leben. Kinder sollen deshalb in ihrer sprachlichen Entwicklung optimal gefördert werden. Darüber sind sich Eltern, ErzieherInnen und PädagogInnen einig. Nur wie und in welchem Rahmen dies geschehen kann, wird in der Bildungsdebatte kontrovers diskutiert. Was und wie können und wollen Eltern zur Entwicklungsförderung beitragen? Die Autorinnen beantworten in verständlicher Form die häufigsten Fragen zum Thema Sprachförderung: Wie läuft die Sprachentwicklung ab? Was ist eine Sprachstörung? Wann ist ein Kind schulfähig? Soll mein Kind mehrsprachig aufwachsen? Wie läuft Sprachförderung im Alltag ab? Das Buch macht Mut zur Sprachförderung und hilft, den Spaß daran zu entdecken. Eine Fülle von Spielideen rund um das Thema Sprache regt zum Ausprobieren an und zeigt Eltern, wie Sprachförderung im Alltag jedes Kindes geschehen kann.