How to Succeed in Employment with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Employees and Employers
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642464
Category: Education
Page: 272
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For anyone becoming employed, or in employment, with hidden impairments such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD the work setting can be a real challenge. From getting started - choosing a career, tips on job interviews - to information on life in employment, starting from induction onwards, daily management of a workload, selling strengths, and even guidance on how to build a good balance between work and home life, Amanda Kirby identifies the best strategies to use for success, both professionally and personally. While being in a new job can be exciting it can also provoke anxious feelings of not being quite sure what to do and when to act. The information in this book is the ideal preparation for the challenges, and new opportunities, ahead. Drawing on decades of practical experience, as well as her academic expertise, Amanda Kirby provides a comprehensive range of helpful information built from contributions from many people with specific learning difficulties who have gone through this experience, and professionals working in the field. This is an easy to use guide that will prepare anyone for all aspects of life in employment (including links to useful apps and free software) and is a must-have guide for all employers.

How to Succeed in Employment with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Employees and Employers
Author: Dr. Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642456
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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From getting started choosing a career, tips on job interviews to information on life in employment, starting from induction onwards, daily management of a workload, selling strengths, and even guidance on how to build a good balance between work and home life, Amanda Kirby identifies the best strategies to use for success, both professionally and personally. While being in a new job can be exciting, it can also provoke anxious feelings of not being quite sure what to do and when to act. The information in this book is the ideal preparation for the challenges, and new opportunities, ahead. Drawing on decades of practical experience, as well as her academic expertise, Amanda Kirby provides a comprehensive range of helpful information built from contributions from many people with specific learning difficulties who have gone through this experience, and professionals working in the field. This is an easy to use guide that will prepare anyone for all aspects of life in employment (including links to useful apps and free software) and is a must-have guide for all employers.

How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties in College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642413
Category: Education
Page: 224
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For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.

Teaching and Training Vocational Learners


Author: Steve Ingle,Vicky Duckworth
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446297462
Category: Education
Page: 200
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If you are teaching or training to teach vocational learners across the further education and skills sector or in the workplace, this is your essential guide. Teaching and Training Vocational Learners is a focused text written to support those who are working with vocational learners, taking into account the specific needs of this group. It provides practical advice and guidance to help you to shape your approach to teaching, learning and assessment. It has comprehensive coverage of the learning you need to prepare you to teach. Throughout, the authors offer a range of exciting and practical examples to help you to expand your 'vocational teaching toolkit'. Included are lesson plans, assessment grids, assignment briefs, ideas to engage employers, help on marking vocational evidence, planning trips and visits and much more.

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome Or Non-verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies
Author: Yvona Fast
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107668
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
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The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Brain Injury Medicine

Principles and Practice
Author: Douglas I Katz, MD,Ross D Zafonte, DO,Nathan D Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781934559505
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury

Ferguson Career Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, Third Edition, 2-Volume Set


Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110472
Category: Electronic books
Page: 815
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Each two-volume book contains four major sections: . - Introduction and Overview: Provides forewords by notables in the field and an outline of the book. - Essays: Features eight to 10 essays on topics such as workplace issues, financial aid, diversity, and more. - Directory: Contains descriptions and contact information for hundreds of organizations, schools, and associations, arranged by topic. - Further Resources/Indexes: Includes glossaries, appendixes, further reading, and indexes

Employment of People with Disabilities


Author: Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Community Affairs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Handicapped
Page: 507
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Pediatric Pain Management


Author: Lynnda M. Dahlquist
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306460852
Category: Medical
Page: 182
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This much needed text presents a hypothesistesting framework for conceptualizing pain problems in children to guide the practitioner through the process of developing an individualized pain assessment and treatment plan. While other texts mainly stress scholarly reviews of the literature, Pediatric Pain Management explains how one can integrate the existing literature into an evaluation and treatment plan specific to the individual child. The book is illustrated with extensive case examples and research findings, structured worksheets, and detailed practical suggestions.

Transition from School to Post-school Life for Individuals with Disabilities

Assessment from an Educational and School Psychological Perspective
Author: Edward M. Levinson
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398074801
Category: Education
Page: 285
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As such, the book may be useful to a variety of professionals including regular education teachers, special education teachers, vocational education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school administrators, as well as professionals employed by community agencies like Vocational Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, and Social Services."--BOOK JACKET.

Report from the Study Group on Rehabilitation of Clients with Specific Learning Disabilities


Author: Carol E. Cato,B. Douglas Rice,Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center,Arkansas. Division of Rehabilitation Services,National Institute of Handicapped Research (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Developmentally disabled
Page: 91
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Cognitive Rehabilitation

Conceptualization and Intervention
Author: Lance E. Trexler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468442503
Category: Psychology
Page: 292
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The present volume has come about through an awareness of the absence of any cohesive and substantive source on the treatment of cognitive dysfunction following brain insult. I initiated the devel opment of our annual symposium Models and Techniques of Cognitive Rehabilitation, on which the present volume is based, so as to educate myself, as well as others, about the state of the art in modifying cognitive processes in the brain, injured. I became aware of the need for interventive strategies for the brain, injured while a graduate student. Brain functions had, for a long time, always fascinated me, but from an academic perspective. I was confronted with the clinical consequences of brain injury while administering batteries of neuro psychological tests, and this experience added another dimension to my interest in brain functions. I felt grossly inadequate because I was able to rather eloquently describe changes in brain-behavior relations with neuropsychological tests, but could only generate re commendations based solely on the use of compensatory strategies and occasionally on some unfounded, and probably naive, remedial guess. A literature search at this time yielded devastating, little informa tion. The next several years were characterized by a pseudo-obsession, occurring at times without total awareness, with methods and tech niques which might alter impaired brain-behavior relations. Completing graduate school, however, required that these thoughts take a secondary position relative to more typical graduate student thoughts.