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The River by Starlight

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The River by Starlight is book by N.a, publish by She Writes Press with 256 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Isbn : : 1631523368
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction

Her brother’s letter touched a match to the wick of Annie’s doused dreams. Dream enough for her, to stroll the length of a town without the abortive glances, the stilted greetings, the wider berth given her on the sidewalk. “I could use some help out here,” he wrote. “What’s holding you to Iowa anyway?” Annie Rushton leaves behind an unsettling past to join her brother on his Montana homestead and make a determined fresh start. There, sparks fly when she tangles with Adam Fielding, a visionary businessman-farmer determined to make his own way and answer to no one. Neither is looking for a partner, but they give in to their undeniable chemistry. Annie and Adam’s marriage brims with astounding success and unanticipated passion, but their dream of having a child eludes them as a mysterious illness of mind and body plagues Annie’s pregnancies. Amidst deepening economic adversity, natural disaster, and the onset of world war, their personal struggles collide with the societal mores of the day. Annie’s shattering periods of black depression and violent outbursts exact a terrible price. The life the Fieldings have forged begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to unthinkable loss. Based on true events, this sweeping novel weaves a century-old story, timeless in its telling of love, heartbreak, healing, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for control over her own destiny in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Book of An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
  • Author : Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson,Laurie A. Vismara
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Isbn : : 1462505074
  • Pages : 342
  • Category : Psychology

Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids—including those with ASD—have an amazing capacity to learn. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start—and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world. Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).

A Full Life with Autism

Book of A Full Life with Autism
  • Author : Chantal Sicile-Kira,Jeremy Sicile-Kira
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : : 0230393616
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships

A guide for helping our children lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? Autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can: *navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce *cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family *find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income *create and sustain fulfilling relationships

Your Special Grandchild

Book of Your Special Grandchild
  • Author : Josie Santomauro
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : : 9781846429279
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Psychology

'So your grandchild has Asperger Syndrome (AS)? You might have noticed that some of his behaviour is a bit different to most kids, that he becomes stressed when faced with change and he doesn't cope well with criticism or failure.' This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the grandparent of a child diagnosed with AS. Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, Your Special Grandchild is varied and engaging, and addresses questions or concerns that grandparents might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', 'How did my grandchild get AS?' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help grandparents come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS, and work together with the family to support the child. Your Special Grandchild will be essential reading for grandparents of children in the initial period after a diagnosis of AS.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)

Book of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)
  • Author : Elizabeth Verdick,Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.
  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1575425262
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition

Book of A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition
  • Author : Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James C. McPartland
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Isbn : : 1462518699
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Psychology

Over 100,000 parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

Life, Animated

Book of Life, Animated
  • Author : Ron Suskind
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : : 1368003958
  • Pages : 358
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography

Now an award winning motion picture! Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive. This edition has been updated with additional material from the Suskind family.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised)

Book of Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised)
  • Author : Chantal Sicile-Kira
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : : 0698149068
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Family & Relationships

Newly revised and updated, this award-winning guide covers every aspect of understanding and living with autism today Comprehensive and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, and is written for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated to reflect the latest research, treatment methods, and DSM-V criteria, this invaluable book covers: • The causes of autism spectrum disorders • Getting an accurate diagnosis • Treatments based on behavioral, psychological, and biomedical interventions • Coping strategies for families and education needs and programs • Living and working conditions for adults with ASD • Community interaction and teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals **Best Book on Autism for 2017 --Healthline

Infinite Jest

Book of Infinite Jest
  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Isbn : : 0316073857
  • Pages : 1104
  • Category : Fiction

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Eating for Autism

Book of Eating for Autism
  • Author : Elizabeth Strickland
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Isbn : : 0786746424
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness

What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet. Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.

Dude, That's Rude!

Book of Dude, That's Rude!
  • Author : Pamela Espeland,Elizabeth Verdick
  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1575425467
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners, and the essentials of e-tiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

Out of My Mind

Book of Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 1416980458
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction

A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

The Little Book of Autism FAQs

Book of The Little Book of Autism FAQs
  • Author : Davida Hartman
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1784508241
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Family & Relationships

Empowering and practical, this guide is the perfect companion for parents who are finding it difficult to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It provides a realistic yet uplifting approach to autism, treating it not as a disability but as a difference. Not telling children about their autism diagnosis can have a significant negative impact on their mental health; by equipping parents with a language of positivity around autism, the book will make a difference to many children on the spectrum. It advises on how and when to talk to autistic children with both high and low care needs, and provides guidance on supporting children's relationships with peers at school, as well as how to broach the conversation with the child's siblings. Concise and easy to read, The Little Book of Autism FAQs answers parents' questions with accessible language, preparing them to approach this difficult conversation in a constructive manner.

The Un-Prescription for Autism

Book of The Un-Prescription for Autism
  • Author : Janet Lintala,Martha Murphy
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Isbn : : 0814436641
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships

A safe and simple action plan for autism parents. Each year, more than 50,000 U.S. families receive an autism diagnosis. On top of turmoil and worry, they share the same urgent question: What can we do to help our child? The answers parents find can be contradictory...even dangerous. The conventional approach (employed by too many pediatricians) is to medicate difficult behaviors into submission-suppressing symptoms while leaving underlying health challenges untouched. Surfing the Internet for alternatives just leads to confusion. Now, Dr. Janet Lintala, founder of the Autism Health center and an autism mom herself, shares the natural protocols used in her practice to dramatically improve the function and well-being of children on the spectrum. Drawing on the latest research developments, as well as personal and clinical experience, she targets the underlying issues (chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal dysfunction, immune dysregulation) associated with the behavior, bowel, and sleep problems so common to autism. Correcting these overlooked conditions with digestive enzymes, probiotics, antifungals, and other nonpsychiatric treatments brings transformative results: less pain, less aggression, and a child who is more receptive to behavioral and educational interventions. While the medical profession is slow to change, autistic kids need help immediately. The Un-Prescription for Autism provides clear explanations, detailed protocols, and examples to help parents act quickly to restore their child's health, self-control, and language-paving the way for reaching their full potential.

Dragonfly

Book of Dragonfly
  • Author : Lori Ashley Taylor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 1510732187
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Health & Fitness

A parent's guide to helping children with autism maximize their potential. Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results. There can be progression and shifting on the spectrum, and Hannah has done just that—she has emerged. Part narrative and part practical guide, Dragonfly provides anecdotal and practical guidance for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. The author discusses intervention strategies, therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and different medical tests. She explains Autism terminology like hyperresponsivesness and stimming. A classroom teacher herself, she recommends educational accommodations and supports. Busy parents can find practical tips on everything from making friends to Sensory Processing Disorder in helpful sidebars in the text. Taylor's personal experience is supplemented by wisdom from a series of round table discussions featuring other parents of children with autism. In the summer of 2013, eight-year-old Hannah wrote "Life of a Dragonfly," a poem with repeated parallel stanzas that used the stages of a dragonfly's life as a mirror for her own physical and cognitive development. Among its wisdom was: "Hope rises, and I begin to reveal my concealed wings. I begin to understand language and what I am meant to do." Taylor has helped her daughter find her wings; in Dragonfly, she gives other parents the tools to do the same.

Three Times the Love

Book of Three Times the Love
  • Author : Lynn Gaston,Randy Gaston
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : : 1101022345
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships

The powerfully moving story of one family's journey toward healing their triplet sons with autism Lynn and Randy Gaston were overjoyed to discover they were having triplets after many arduous years of trying to conceive. But at eighteen months, the boys began exhibiting odd new behaviors-among them, toe-walking, arm-flapping, and in Nicholas, a sudden muteness. Terrified and dumbfounded, Lynn began researching their behavior on the Internet. The same glaring diagnosis kept popping up-each boy was displaying symptoms of autism, though each at a different point on the spectrum. Receiving little support from their own pediatrician, Randy and Lynn hired their own therapists and began intensive behavioral treatment, not covered by their health insurance. Offering invaluable advice that ranges from educational programs to legal issues to a comprehensive assessment of the therapies and interventions that have worked for their three unique children, Three Times the Love provides a road map for all families who will need to follow them through the trenches. Filled with practical advice and an extensive resource list, it is an essential guide for any family touched by autism.

Displays!

Book of Displays!
  • Author : Susan P. Phillips
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : : 0786487070
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more. Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces. The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.

Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: The Curricular Roles of the Media Specialist, 2nd Edition

Book of Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: The Curricular Roles of the Media Specialist, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Kay Bishop
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : : 1598846000
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K–12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. • Includes a form that can be used by school librarians and teachers in collaborative projects • Provides four suggested activities for school librarians or preservice librarians in all ten chapters, totaling forty ideas • A bibliography provides recommended resources in three chapters: students with autism, highly mobile students, and LGBT students • An appendix supplies an extensive list of suggested readings and websites for each chapter

Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Book of Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Author : Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Isbn : : 0826108482
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Medical

ìThis book helps move healthcare forward by recognizing the range of issues across the lifespan that people with ASD may face. . . [and] brings together a wealth of expertise with information and strategies across the lifespan.î From the Foreword by Catherine Rice, PhD National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Center for Disease Control and Prevention Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a growing health problem and nearly all nurses are likely to care for individuals with ASD. Designed as a textbook and a reference, this volume prepares nurses to recognize the unique challenges of providing evidence-based health care that meets the special needs of ASD patients across the lifespan and in multiple practice settings. Chapters include setting-specific case studies followed by consistently formatted information about key clinical issues, clinical assessment, and best practice nursing plans of care. The book is organized on a social model of disability with a focus on the environmental, cultural, and economic barriers encountered by people with ASD. It highlights the significant role played by nurses in the treatment of ASD patients and helps nurses integrate the specialized information about ASD into their clinical practice. Each section of the book reflects a different life stage and is organized to include learning objectives and developmental needs at the beginning of a section, with key points, a guide to clinical problem solving, and thought-provoking review questions at the end. Key Features: Provides evidence-based information for nurses about the special treatment needs of individuals with ASD Explains how functional deficits of people with ASD complicate health care delivery and how nurses can use this knowledge to provide quality care Addresses clinical issues across the lifespan and in multiple settings through case studies that illustrate best practice nursing care for a variety of problems Ideal for continuing education programs, post-masterís certificate programs, and school nurse certification programs

Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Book of Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Author : Sheila J. Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : : 0190606363
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Music

Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource for Teachers provides foundational information about autism spectrum disorder and strategies for engaging students with ASD in music-based activities such as singing, listening, moving, and playing instruments. This practical resource supplies invaluable frameworks for teachers who work with early-years students. The book first provides readers with background information about ASD and how students with this condition manage their behaviors in school environments. It then progresses to provide teachers with information about planning music-based instruction for students on the spectrum. In the book's midsection, readers learn how students with ASD perceive, remember, and articulate pitch perception. Following chapters present a series of practical ideas for engaging students with ASD though songs and singing and concentrate on skills in music listening, most notably on activities that motivate students with ASD to interact with others through joint attention. Challenges that individuals with ASD experience in motor processing are examined, including difficulties with gait and coordination, motor planning, object control, and imitation. This is followed by practical teaching suggestions for engaging students with activities in which movement is mediated through sound (e.g., drum beats) and music. Closing chapters introduce non-pitched percussion instruments along with activities in which children engage in multisensory experiences by playing instruments--musical activities described in preceding chapters are combined with stories and drama to create musical narratives. Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is accompanied by a companion website that supplies helpful supplemental materials including audio of songs notated in the book for easy access.