RehabWire Volume 4, Number 10, December 2002

Each year, NARIC's collection grows to include the latest reference volumes. These may come from NIDRR grantees, from well-established publishers, and from small-press establisments. Contact NARIC for more information on any of these selections.

Batshaw, M.L. (ed.) (2002) Children with disabilities, 5th edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Accession Number: R08243.
Abstract: Textbook addresses developmental disabilities and related matters. Contains thirty-eight chapters covering various disabilities, intervention, education, and integration. Appendices include a glossary and lists of disorders of metabolism, commonly-used medications, and resources for children with disabilities.

Bender, W.N. (2002) Differentiating instruction for students with learning disabilities: Best teaching practices for general and special educators.Corwin Press, Inc. Accession Number: R08254.
Abstract: Text identifies strategies and tactics for teachers to use to improve reading comprehension, language arts, and math skills in students with learning disabilities in special education and inclusive general education classrooms.

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Cooper, L.D. (2002) Insurance solutions: Plan well, live better: A workbook for people with a chronic disease or disability. Demos Medical Publishing. Accession Number: R08272.
Abstract: Guide offers practical advice for people with a chronic disease or disability on finding insurance that adequately covers disability-related costs.

Danford, G.S., Tauke, B. (eds.) (2002) Universal Design: New York. Accession Number: R08256.
Abstract: Book presents design criteria and universal design guidelines for New York City architects and building developers. Contains examples of universal design, show how universal design can be implemented, and encourage the adoption of universal design.

Drowning, J.E. (2002) Including students with severe and multiple disabilities in typical classrooms: Practical strategies for teachers, second edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Accession Number: R08213.
Abstract: Book on strategies for teachers of students with sever and multiple disabilities in general education classrooms, from preschool through high school. The book discusses instructional methos to reach students with and without disabilities.

Factor, S.A., Weiner, W.J., eds. (2002) Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and clinical management. Accession Number: R08220.
Abstract: Comprehensive overview of Parkinson's disease. Topics include history, clinical presentation, behavioral and psychiatric manifestations, pathology and neurochemistry, diagnosis, etiology and pathogenesis, drugs, treatment issues, surgery, subtypes of Parkinsonism, and social issues.

Fraser, R.T., Clemmons, D.C., Bennett, F. (2002). Multiple sclerosis: Psychosocial and vocational interventions. University of Washington. Accession Number: R08206.
Abstract: Training text for vocational rehabilitation counselors or other health professionals concerned about the psychosocial status of their clients with multiple sclerosis.

Goldstein, H., Kaczmarek, L.A., English, K.M. (eds.) (2002) Promoting social communication: Children with developmental disabilities from birth to adolescence. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Accession Number: R08245.
Abstract: Books presents the bases and model for developing skills and provides a chronological approach to promoting social and communication skills accross four age groups: infants and toddles, preschool children, school-age children, and adolescents.

Halper, J., Holland, N.J. (eds.) (2002). Comprehensive nursing care in multiple sclerosis, 2nd edition. Demos Medical Publishing. Accession Number: R08253.
Abstract: Text on the comprehensive nursing care of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) provides an overview of MS and its implications for nursing practice; a discussion of theoretical concepts, research and clinical trials; and an overview of symptom management. Appendices include a list of resources and medications commonly used in MS management.

Jackson, L., Panyan, M.V. (2002) Positive behavioral support in the classroom: Principles and practices. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Accession Number: R08200.
Abstract: Book presenting a cohesive framework for implementing positive behavioral supports (PBS) for students with challenging behaviors in grades K-12. The book describes the characteristics and processes of a PBS program, including planning and assessment, and implementation of PBS in school and community settings.

Ostroff, E., Limont, M., Hunter, D.G. (2002) Building a world fit for people: Designers with disabilities at work. Adaptive Environment Center. Accession Number: R08257.
Abstract: Presents the biographies of 21 people with disabilities who are active in the design of universally accessible environments.

Reichle, J., Beuckelman, D.R., Light, J.C. (eds.) (2002) Exemplary practices for beginning communicators: Implications for AAC. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Accession Number: R08244.
Abstract: Textbook provides information on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for children and adults at the very initial stages of communication and language development. Fourteen chapters cover topics related to beginning communicators.

Storey, K., Bates, P., Hunter, D. (eds.) (2002) The road ahead: Transition to adult lifefor persons with disabilities. Training Resource Network, Inc. Accession Number: R08250.
Abstract: Book is a resource for people with disabilities and their families, presenting information on transitioning from school to adult life. Chapter topics include person-centered transition planning, instructional assessment, systematic instruction, career development, adult employment, modifying and managing employment practices, social life, quality of life, supported living, and postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

Turnbull, R., Turnbull, A., Shank, M., Smith, S., Leal, D. (2002). Exceptional lives: Special education in today's schools, 3rd edition. University of Kansas Merrill/Prentice Hall. Accession Number: R08248.
Abstract: Textbook for the preparation of special and general educators. The authors use the stories of real students with real disabilities to describe the characteristics, causes, and challenges that both general and special education teachers must consider when making decision about how, where, and what to teach.

Woodward, J. (ed.) (2002) Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 17(3), 141-203. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Accession Number: R08262.
Abstract: The articles in this special issue focus on findings from the REACH projects. The REACH institute was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to conduct research on how to provide support for students with disabilities in grades 4 through 8 in general education settings. The articles report on REACH research studies, including: a peer book discussion in a language arts classroom; a debate among sixth graders about the desirability of early 20th-century American immigration in a social studies classroom; including students with learning disabilities in classroom discussions of problem solving in math; and supporting inclusion trhough case-based vignette conversations.

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Omnigraphics continues their series of Sourcebooks with these volumes added to the NARIC collection in 2002. Each includes a glossary of subject-specific terms and a directory of resources for additional help. These books are available from the publisher. Call 800/234-1340 for more information.

Bellenir, K., (ed.) (2002) Cancer sourcebook for Women. Health Reference Series, Second Edition. Accession Number: R08221.
Abstract: Book provides basic consumer health information about gynecologic cancers and related concerns. Presents facts about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and reports on current research initiatives.

Bellenir, K. (ed). (2002) Pain sourcebook. Health Reference Series, Second Edition. Accession Number: R08222.
Abstract: Book provides basic consumer health information about emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma, cystic fybrosis, and other lung disorders. Includes facts about diagnostic procedures, treatment strategies, disease prevention efforts, and such risk factors as smoking, air pollution, and exposure to asbestos, radon, and other agents.

Matthews, D.D. (ed.) (2002) Alternative medicine sourcebook. Health Reference Series, Second Edition. Accession Number: R08255.
Abstract: Book provides basic consumer health information about complementary and alternative medical practices. Provides alternative treatments for specific diseases and conditions, including cancer, diabetes, hepatitis C, headaches, menopause, and pain management.

Matthews, D.D. (ed.) (2002) Attention deficit disorder sourcebook. Health Reference Series, First Edition. Accession Number: R08273.
Abstract: Book provides basic consumer health information about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adults including causes, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options such as medications, behavior therapy, coaching, and homeopathy. Provides reports on current research initiatives, legal issues, and government regulations.

Shannon, J.B. (ed). (2002) Stress-related disorders sourcebook. Health Reference Series, First Edition. Accession Number: R08258.
Abstract: Book provides basic consumer health information about stress and stress-related disorders, including stress origins and signals, environmental stress at work and home, mental and emotional stress associated with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, suicide, and the physical effects of stress on the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems. Presents information on stress management techniques.