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Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC

Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC Lowest new price: $43.06
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For children, adolescents, and adults with autism, AAC can have a tremendous positive impact on communication, social skills, and behavior. Now there's a comprehensive, up-to-date research volume that shows professionals what today's most effective AAC methods are—and why they're a perfect fit with a variety of learning approaches that work for people with autism.

Pat Mirenda—a leading authority on AAC and autism—and Teresa Iacono partner with more than 30 other experts to give readers the most current, in-depth information on a wide range of AAC methods and technologies. Through clear and compelling examinations of the latest research studies, professionals supporting people with autism will discover how these evidence-based AAC interventions can be used to

  • promote children's natural speech and language development
  • expand literacy skills
  • modify challenging behavior
  • build young children's social interaction skills
  • encourage students' full membership and participation in inclusive classrooms
  • give children socially appropriate ways to express needs and preferences
  • replace unconventional communicative acts with more conventional ones
  • help adolescents and adults develop strong social networks within their community

Readers will also get clarification of the common characteristics of effective AAC interventions and insight into the future research required to make AAC technologies more meaningful and motivating.

Essential for educators, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other direct service providers, this new addition to the renowned Augmentative and Alternative Communication series will give readers a complete understanding of today's diverse AAC options—knowledge they'll use to help people with autism develop the communication and social skills they need to succeed.

Help people with autism benefit from

  • speech generating devices
  • visual schedules and other types of visual supports
  • peer-mediated interventions
  • manual signing and gestures
  • graphic symbols
  • written supports
  • and more!

Practically Speaking is part of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series.

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Foundations of the Vocational Rehabilitation Process

Foundations of the Vocational Rehabilitation Process Lowest new price: $61.01
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Author: Stanford E. Rubin
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Disabled individuals face numerous limiting prejudices and challenges in mainstream American Society. Fortunately, current disability legislation has improved, mandating: (1)
Greater involvement of individuals with severe disabilities, (2) Alternative approaches to vocational placement, (3) Provision of independent living services, (4) Expansion of rehabilitation/habilitation services for those individuals with developmental disabilities (5) Protection of the civil rights of people with disabilities and the removal of environmental barriers.

Packed with 16 chapters of comprehensive and empowering information, this book presents theoretical and practical assistance in translating those mandates into positive action. It is this dual process of individual and environmental proactivity that can maximize the rehabilitation of disabled individuals. This book is not only for the dedicated rehabilitation counselor, but also for students attending an introductory course at the master s- or senior-level and in-service directors who design informative training programs. Includes more than 1200 references, 350 of which are new.

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Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia

Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia Lowest new price: $18.98
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Author: James R. Dowling
Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press

Although very little can be done to alter the course of dementia, much can be done to maximize the quality of life of people with the condition. Research as well as practical experience suggest that behavior management, especially through programs that provide meaningful and constructive activity, is currently the most effective treatment.

In Keeping Busy, James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized by general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section deals with communication and includes word games that help people strengthen their remaining verbal skills. The description of each activity includes step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to adapt it for small or large groups, for individuals at home or in an organization, or people who are bedridden.

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The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking (The basic bookshelf for eyecare professionals)

The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking (The basic bookshelf for eyecare professionals) Lowest new price: $50.95
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Author: Janice K. Ledford AS COMT
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The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking discusses many questions involved in obtaining a complete history of the patient. It offers specific questions for the technician to ask the patient in the exam room and during the history-taking process. This book advises you on condensing a narrative, patient confidentiality, and developing patient rapport. It also provides notes on ocular and systemic medications which will help you look up medications in pharmaceutical references.

This text discusses questions regarding ocular and systemic disorders, visual and physical symptoms, and medications. It also covers questions on trauma, gout, arthritis, and diabetes as well as questions for specific groups of patients such as postoperative, pregnant, geriatric, or children. Over 40 common ocular diagnoses are listed with questions to ask at follow-up visits. This text is ideal for on-the-job training or can be used as a handy reference tool while administering an exam.

Special Features

List of common ophthalmic abbreviations used in history taking. Provides notes on Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) coding. List of systemic diseases and where they fit under review of systems. Discusses drugs that affect the eye.

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Modern Lens Design (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

Modern Lens Design (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering) Lowest new price: $51.30
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Author: Warren J. Smith

Unlike the first edition, which was more a collection of lens designs for use in larger projects, the 2nd edition of Modern Lens Design is an optical “how-to.” Delving deep into the mechanics of lens design, optics legend Warren J. Smith reveals time-tested methods for designing top-quality lenses. He deals with lens design software, primarily OSLO, by far the current market leaders, and provides 7 comprehensive worked examples, all new to this edition. With this book in hand, there’s no lens an optical engineer can’t design.

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Medical Terminology: A Systems Approach (Book with 2 Audiocassettes)

Medical Terminology: A Systems Approach (Book with 2 Audiocassettes) Lowest new price: $21.80
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Author: Barbara A. Gylys
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Univ. of Toledo, OH. Textbook for medical terminology students. Provides the basic techniques for medical word building. Full-color, user-friendly format. Previous edition: c1995.

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ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation (Huff, ECG Workout)

ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation (Huff, ECG Workout) Lowest new price: $17.56
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Author: Jane Huff RN CCRN
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this text and workbook is an excellent aid for students, practicing nurses, and allied health professionals learning ECG interpretation. The book presents a step-by-step guide to rhythm strip analysis and contains over 500 actual (not computer-generated) ECG strips to enhance the skills needed for accurate, confident ECG interpretation. Two post-tests and an answer key appear at the back of the book. The latest ACLS guidelines are also included.

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Microphone Arrays: Signal Processing Techniques and Applications (Digital Signal Processing)

Microphone Arrays: Signal Processing Techniques and Applications (Digital Signal Processing) Lowest new price: $79.99
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This is the first book to provide a single complete reference on microphone arrays. Top researchers in this field contributed articles documenting the current state of the art in microphone array research, development and technological application.

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Responding to Routine Emergencies Workbook

Responding to Routine Emergencies Workbook Lowest new price: $32.18
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Author: Frank Montagna
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This workbook is the companion to best selling text Responding to "Routine" Emergencies. The author has developed study materials in the form of questions and scenarios that will challenge the reader to look deeper into the routine calls that all firefighters respond to so they come away with a better grasp of proper actions to take. The materials in this workbook can be used by an individual or within a group as part of an interactive company drill. Regardless of how it is used, the reader will benefit from gaining a better knowledge of dealing with routine emergencies that the fire service comes face to face with every day. Each study question is referenced back to lessons from the original text. The scenarios are written so that firefighters can relate to the situations and see themselves. The lessons are timeless for any member of the fire service from the biggest city to the smallest village.

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An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Lowest new price: $63.89
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Osteopathic medical students and faculty benefit from a uniquely practical text that organizes osteopathic concepts and step-by-step techniques into a single comprehensive volume. This new edition includes new, all-important updates on somatic and visceral problems, writing the osteopathic manipulative prescription, and case histories to reflect changes in the national licensing examination. The book’s integrated method for diagnosis and treatment embraces basic osteopathic history and philosophy, osteopathic palpation and manipulation, and specific manipulative treatments and concepts. Abundant photographs demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Meticulous illustrations depict underlying anatomy.

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