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  • LSD psychotherapy : an exploration of psychedelic and psycholytic therapy / by W.V. Caldwell
    RC 483.5 L9C3

  • Smart health : International Conference, ICSH 2017, Hong Kong, China, June 26-27, 2017, Proceedings / Hsinchun Chen, Daniel Dajun Zeng, Elena Karahanna, Indranil Bardhan (eds.)
    R858.A2

  • Precision molecular pathology of uterine cancer / Michael T. Deavers, Donna M. Coffey, editors
    RC280.U8

  • Pediatric electromyography : concepts and clinical applications / Hugh J. McMillan, Peter B. Kang, editors
    RJ488.5.E44

  • Cardiac regeneration / Masaki Ieda, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, editors
    RC683.8

  • Understanding prevention for HIV positive gay men : innovative approaches in addressing the AIDS epidemic / Leo Wilton, editor
    RA643.8

    This innovative collection offers a wide-ranging palette of psychological, public health, and sociopolitical approaches toward addressing the multi-level prevention needs of gay men living with HIV and AIDS. This book advances our understanding of comprehensive health care, risk and preventive behaviors, sources of mental distress and resilience, treatment adherence, and the experiences of gay men's communities such as communities of color, youth, faith communities, and the house ball community. Interventions span biomedical, behavioral, structural, and technological approaches toward critical goals, including bolstering the immune system, promoting safer sexual practices, reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and eliminating barriers to care. The emphasis throughout these diverse chapters is on evidence-based, client-centered practice, coordination of care, and inclusive, culturally responsive services.

    Included in the coverage: Comprehensive primary health care for HIV positive gay men From pathology to resiliency: understanding the mental health of HIV positive gay men Emerging and innovative prevention strategies for HIV positive gay men Understanding the developmental and psychosocial needs of HIV positive gay adolescent males Social networks of HIV positive gay men: their role and importance in HIV prevention HIV positive gay men, health care, legal rights, and policy issues

    Understanding Prevention for HIV Positive Gay Men will interest academics, researchers, prevention experts, practitioners, and policymakers in public health. It will also be important to research organizations, nonprofit organizations, and clinical agencies, as well as graduate programs related to public health, consultation, and advocacy.

  • Multi-parametric live cell microscopy of 3D tissue models / Ruslan I. Dmitriev, editor
    R857.T55

  • Gastrointestinal operations and technical variations / Michael Korenkov, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Hauke Lang, editors
    RD540
    In this book, leading experts provide step-by-step, illustrated descriptions of their standard surgical techniques (open and laparoscopic) for diverse gastrointestinal indications and their preferred modifications when confronted by challenging circumstances associated with an increased risk of intra- or postoperative complications. The provision of several points of view for each surgical indication ensures that approaches from the conservative to the more radical are conveyed. It is clearly explained in which situations use of the described technical variations may be indicated, and practical tips are provided on the avoidance of complications. In addition, important medicolegal issues are discussed and guidance is offered on risk assessment and decision analysis within the surgical setting. The book will be an invaluable aid to decision making and practice for every gastrointestinal surgeon.

  • Oxidative stress diagnostic methods and applications in medical science / Pawan Kumar Maurya, Pranjal Chandra, editors
    RB170

  • Ballistic trauma : a practical guide / John Breeze, Jowan G. Penn-Barwell, Damian Keene, David O'Reilly, Jeyasankar Jeyanathan, Peter F. Mahoney, editors
    RD96.3

  • Healthcare and big data management / Bairong Shen, editor
    R858

  • Pediatric robotic surgery : technical and management aspects / Girolamo Mattioli, Paolo Petralia, editors
    RD137

    This book presents the state of the art across the entire field of pediatric robotic surgery, including thoracic, abdominal, oncologic, gynecologic, and urologic procedures. Indications for each type of robotic surgery are clearly set out and technical aspects are described in detail, illustrating the patient's position and explaining the robotic assessment and the optimal use of robotic instruments. Anesthetic issues and the management of robotic complications are discussed, and managerial aspects are also considered, with provision of helpful suggestions on how to approach robotic surgery in each pediatric department. For surgeons who wish to start using the pediatric robotic approach, simple illustrations of robotic assessment and principles of robotic surgery are included. Pediatric robotic surgery has undergone significant development in recent years, and the technology is now applied to a variety of pediatric diseases beyond urology. This book has been written by a group of world-renowned pioneers of pediatric robotic surgery and will appeal to pediatric surgeons of all disciplines, to residents, and to hospital general managers and medical directors.


  • Food safety for farmers markets : a guide to enhancing safety of local foods / Judy A. Harrison, editor
    RA601

  • Infectious agents associated cancers : epidemiology and molecular biology / Qiliang Cai, Zhenghong Yuan, Ke Lam, editors
    RC268.57

  • Pulmonary vasculature redox signaling in health and disease / Yong-Xiao Wang, editor
    RB170

  • Health information science : 6th International Conference, HIS 2017, Moscow, Russia, October 7-9, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Siuly Siuly, Zhisheng Huang, Uwe Aickelin, Rui Zhou, Hua Wang, Yanchun Zhang, Stanislav Klimenko
    R 858 A2 H57 2017eb

  • Urolithiasis in clinical practice Said Abdallah Al-Mamari
    RC916

  • Essentials of spinal stabilization Langston T. Holly, Paul A. Anderson, editors
    RD771.I58

  • Noninvasive vascular diagnosis : a practical textbook for clinicians / Ali F. AbuRahma, editor ; Dennis F. Bandyk, Henrik Sillesen, Patrick A. Stone, associate editors
    RC691.6.N65

  • Diet, nutrition, and fetal programming / Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel, editors
    RG559

  • The human body and weightlessness : operational effects, problems and countermeasures / William Thornton, Frederick Bonato
    RC1151.W44

    This book focuses on all of the major problems associated with the absence of body weight in space, by analyzing effects, adaption, and re-adaptation upon returning to Earth, using sound scientific principles embedded in a historical context. Serious problems for space travelers range from Space Motion Sickness (SMS) to recently discovered ocular effects that may permanently impair vision. Fluid loss and shifts, spinal changes, and bone and muscle loss are also all results of weightlessness. 

    Starting with a brief definition and history of weightlessness, the authors then address in detail each problem as well as the countermeasures aimed at alleviating them. In some cases, alternative hypotheses regarding what can and should be attempted are also presented. As plans for long-term missions to the Moon and Mars develop, it will be essential to find countermeasures to weightlessness that are effective for missions that could span years.

     


  • Minimally invasive surgery for upper abdominal cancer / Miguel A. Cuesta, editor
    RC280.A2

  • Congenital vascular malformations : a comprehensive review of current management / Young-Wook Kim, Byung-Boong Lee, Wayne F. Yakes, Young-Soo Do, editors
    RC691
    This book is a superbly illustrated guide to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital vascular malformations (CVMs) that will enable the reader to avoid the serious pitfalls that may arise when caring for patients with this rare and complex group of lesions. After discussion of pathogenesis, classification, and differential diagnosis from vascular tumors, the clinical features of CVMs are described and illustrated, covering both the various forms (venous, arteriovenous, lymphatic, capillary, and mixed) and presentations at different anatomic sites. The current role of CT, MRI, scintigraphy, and angiography in diagnostic evaluation is explained, and treatment options, including conservative treatment, are then considered in detail. The discussion of endovascular treatment, or embolo-sclerotherapy, includes instruction on patient selection, embolic and sclerosing materials, access to the target lesion, site-specific variations in treatment strategy, and complications and their management. Indications for and performance of surgical/excisional therapy and laser therapy are also fully considered.

  • Manual of cardio-oncology : cardiovascular care in the cancer patient / Chiara Lestuzzi, Stefano Oliva, Francesco Ferraù, editors
    RC669
    This concise and handy manual provides straightforward, up-to-date guidance for cardiologists and other practitioners on the management of cancer patients with cardiac problems, whether they be due to the cancer itself or to antineoplastic treatment. Detailed attention is devoted to the various forms of cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The drugs commonly responsible for each toxicity are identified and clear advice is offered on monitoring techniques and treatment approaches. In addition, the issue of cardiotoxicity due to cancer treatment in particular patient groups - children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing cardiac disease - is addressed separately, with guidance on when and how antineoplastic (and/or cardiological) treatments should be modified. Further sections describe the correct responses to cardiac problems secondary to the cancer itself, including thromboembolic disorders and electrolyte imbalances, and the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cardiac tumors.  A closing section considers how to improve cooperation between oncologists, cardiologists, and general practitioners to ensure that cancer patients' cardiovascular needs are met in a multidisciplinary approach.  

  • A DIY guide to telemedicine for clinicians S.B. Bhattacharyya
    R119.9

  • Particulate technology for delivery of therapeutics Sougata Jana, Subrata Jana, editors
    RS201.N35

  • The shoulder Gazi Huri, Nikolaos K. Paschos, editors
    RD557.5

  • Brain arteriovenous malformations pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and outcome / Vladimír Beneš, Ondřej Bradáč, editors
    RC388.5

  • Exercise for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment : from molecular to clinical. edited by Junjie Xiao
    RC669

  • Pulmonary care and clinical medicine / Mieczyslaw Pokorski, editor
    RC756

  • COPD : heterogeneity and personalized treatment / Sang-Do Lee, editor
    RC776.O3
    This book explains how analysis of the heterogeneity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) enhances understanding of the condition and leads to improved, personalized treatment. State of the art knowledge is presented on a range of issues related to the heterogeneity of COPD, such as phenotypes (clinical, physiologic, radiologic, etc.), genotypes, and the tools to be used for dissecting heterogeneity (CT, MRI, biomarkers, etc.). Especially modern radiologic imaging holds promise in this context, and its role is described in detail with the aid of numerous illustrations. The implications of the heterogeneity for personalized treatment are clearly identified, with description of an appropriate tailored treatment strategy for each subgroup of patients. Information is provided on both current and emerging strategies, including bronchoscopic lung volume reduction and approaches to the management of pulmonary hypertension and comorbidities. This book will be a great asset in clinical practice and research for all who have an interest in COPD, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

  • Sigma proteins : evolution of the concept of sigma receptors / Felix J. Kim, Gavril W. Pasternak, editors
    RM301.41

  • Global virology II -- HIV and NeuroAIDS Paul Shapshak...[et al.], editors
    RC359.5

  • Emergencies in neuromuscular disease Elio Agostoni, editor
    RC350.7

  • Introduction to gastrointestinal diseases. Jakub Fichna, editor
    RC801

    Learn the basics and more of gastrointestinal diseases.

    Gastrointestinal diseases have become a major medical, social and economic burden worldwide. The larger the number of patients suffering from gastric ulcer and colorectal cancer, the greater the need to properly diagnose and cure.

    This book is a comprehensive guide through GI diseases, which can be used by practitioners and patients. It will allow:

    - to explore the mechanisms underlying GI diseases

    - to accurately diagnose and find the best treatment

    - to learn how to alleviate GI disease symptoms by changing diet and lifestyle

    This guide has been written by experts in the field who understand the needs of doctors and their patients. With this book, you will make sure that the GI disease can be properly managed.


  • GeNeDis 2016 : computational biology and bioinformatics / Panayiotis Vlamos, editor
    RC365

  • GeNeDis 2016 : geriatrics / Panayiotis Vlamos editor
    RC365

  • GeNeDis 2016 : genetics and neurodegeneration / Panayiotis Vlamos editor
    RC365

  • Orthopedic nuclear medicine / Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar
    RC930.5

  • Midwifery, childbirth and the media Ann Luce, Vanora Hundley, Edwin van Teijlingen, editors
    RG556

  • The successful dyslexic : identify the keys to unlock your potential / Neil Alexander-Passe
    RC394.W6

  • Mental health and illness of the elderly / Helen Chiu, Kenneth Shulman, editors
    RC434.2

  • Practitioner's guide to ethics and mindfulness-based interventions / Lynette M. Monteiro, Jane F. Compson, Frank Musten, editors
    RC489.M55

  • Breathing meditation as a tool for peace work a transrational and elicitive method towards healing the healers / Jennie Helene Sandstad
    RM733

  • Handbook of suicidal behaviour / Updesh Kumar, editor
    RC569

  • Family contexts of sleep and health across the life course / Susan M. McHale, Valarie King, Orfeu M. Buxton, editors
    RA786

  • Creating cultural safety in couple and family therapy : supervision and training / Robert Allan, Shruti Singh Poulsen, editors
    RC488.5

  • Handbook of social skills and autism spectrum disorder : assessment, curricula, and intervention / Justin B. Leaf, editor
    RJ506.A9

  • The repressed memory epidemic how it happened and what we need to learn from it / Mark Pendergrast
    RC455.2.F35

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy for people with intellectual disabilities : thinking creatively / Andrew Johada, Biza Stenfert Kroese, Carol Pert
    RC489.C63

  • Global mental health prevention and promotion / Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Francisco Javier Carod-Artal, editors
    RA790.5

  • A person-centered approach to psychospiritual maturation mentoring psychological resilience and inclusive community in higher education / Jared D. Kass
    RC489.S676

  • Exploring identities of psychiatric survivor therapists : beyond us and them / Alexandra L. Adame, Matthew Morsey, Ronald Bassman, Kristina Yates
    RC439.5

  • Handbook of treatments for autism spectrum disorder / Johnny L. Matson, editor
    RC553.A88

  • Unhappiness, sadness and 'depression' antidepressants and the mental disorder epidemic / Tullio Giraldi
    RM332

  • Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life / edited by Dawn Nafus
    R 857 B54Q3 2016eb

  • Self-tracking / Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus
    RA 418.5 M4N44 2016eb

  • Crowdsourced health : how what you do on the Internet will improve medicine / Elad Yom-Tov
    R858

  • Children of depressed mothers : from early childhood to maturity / Marian Radke-Yarrow, in collaboration with Pedro Martinez, Anne Mayfield, and Donna Ronsaville
    RC 537 R33 1998
    The study presented in this book imposes a developmental perspective on the psychopathology of offspring of depressed mothers. A primary theme is the interplay of factors in child (developmental stage, gender, temperament) and environment (depressed mother's symptomatic behaviour and family functioning) as contributors to psychiatric and psychosocial problems in offspring. Children and their families are followed from toddler-hood to the threshold of adulthood. The emergence and evolution of problems differ by mother's diagnosis - unipolar and bipolar depressed as well. Configurations of variables in the individual child are identified which, in combination, create diverse processes that put offspring at risk for specific problems. Early depressed mother-child relationships are strongly influential. Specific affective and temperament qualities of mother and child act reciprocally, increasing. The longitudinal data grasp the nature of connectedness of early experience to ongoing development, and identify patterns of child-to-adult connections. Findings suggest new questions and revised research paradigms.

  • Little flower yoga for kids : a yoga and mindfulness program to help your child improve attention and emotional balance / Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT
    RJ 133.7 H37 2013

    Wouldn't it be great if your child could exercise, have fun, and build concentration skills all at the same time?

    In 2006, the Little Flower Yoga program was developed by teacher and certified yoga instructor Jennifer Cohen Harper, when her successful use of yoga in her kindergarten classroom led to requests by other students, teachers, and administrators for yoga programs of their own. Harper slowly began to teach more and more yoga classes, and eventually recruited other yoga teachers with education backgrounds to continue growing what had become a flourishing program.

    Little Flower Yoga for Kids offers this fun and unique program combining yoga and mindfulness in an easy-to-read format. Written specifically for parents and kids, the book aims at teaching children to pay attention, increase focus, and balance their emotions--all while building physical strength and flexibility. Based on a growing body of evidence that yoga and mindfulness practices can help children develop focus and concentration, the simple yoga exercises in this book can easily be integrated into their child's daily routine, ultimately improving health, behavior, and even school achievement.

    The book details the five main components of the program: connect, breath, move, focus, and relax. Drawing on these components, Harper shares practical activities that parents can use with their children both on a daily basis and as applied to particularly challenging issues. And while this book is targeted to parents, teachers may also find it extremely useful in helping students achieve better attention and focus.

    For more information about this innovative program, visit www.littlefloweryoga.com.



  • Teaching social skills to people with autism : best practices in individualizing interventions / edited by Andy Bondy, Ph. D. & Mary Jane Weiss, Ph. D., BCBA-D
    RC 553 A88 T435 2013

    Difficulties with social skills are among the biggest challenges for children with autism. This landmark, research-based essay collection is an overview of the best practices for teaching social skills to people with autism. Well known professionals describe what works best for learners with autism: parent training to increase their toddler's engagement and play; combining approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers; targeting core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment; using conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions; and employing naturalistic teaching strategies.

    Behaviour analysts, teachers, early interventionists, SLPs, graduate students, and anyone who instructs other professionals how to teach children with austim can consult this book to find tried-and-true approaches to teaching social skills. Parents too, may wish to consult this book if they are seeking a more effective approach to helping their child master social skills.


  • Stop that seemingly senseless behavior! : FBA-based interventions for people with autism / Beth A. Glasberg
    RC 553 A88 G37 2008

    Once you've determined the purpose of a child's or student's seemingly senseless behaviour by doing a functional behaviour assessment (FBA), the next step is to work on changing or modifying the behaviour. Stop that Seemingly Senseless Behavior! follows -up on Dr. Glasberg's previous book, Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism , with a guide to developing an effective behaviour intervention plan to stop undesirable behaviours such as hitting, screaming, or repetitive questioning.

    Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! outlines an education approach for parents, teachers, adult service providers, and aides that not only quickly reduces the problem behaviour but also teaches the individual with autism new skills to get his needs met. It covers: Review of what an FBA is; How behaviour is learned and unlearned; Preventing challenging behaviour; Replacement behaviours; Reinforcement techniques; Pros & cons of reinforcement vs. punishment; Interventions tailored to the function of the problem behaviours; Collecting and graphing data; Writing behaviour intervention plans; Troubleshooting; Positive Behaviour Supports.

    Full of case studies and "Keep it Simple" tips, plus forms, figures, and graphs, Stop the Seemingly Senseless Behavior offers families and professionals proven strategies to change a person's challenging behaviour, helping him to have a more productive and inclusive future.


  • Journal of an ADHD kid : the good, the bad, and the useful / Tobias Stumpf ; with Dawn Schaefer Stumpf
    RJ 506 H9 S79 2014
    For children with ADHD, reading this book is a chance to get to know themselves (and their diagnosis) much better! Toby, the narrator, relates his experiences coping with life as an ADHD child in an authentic child's voice that is sometimes funny, sometimes exasperated, sometimes proud, illustrating the range of emotions that kids with ADHD/ADD feel. The book provides information in a frank, upbeat, conversational manner and offers thought-provoking questions designed to help readers recognise how ADHD/ADD affects them and then come up with better ideas for handling difficult situations in their own lives. From facts about an ADHD diagnosis to whether to tell friends and teachers, and from understanding both the good and bad aspects of ADHD to what can help with the disorder, there's plenty of solid information, emotional support, and tips for children and teens.

  • Is it ok to ask questions about autism? / Abi Rawlins
    RC 553 A88 R39 2017

    Discussions with school children aged 5-11 reveal that there is still a degree of uncertainty amongst students about whether it is ok to ask questions about autism. Autism can be a sensitive topic, and is often not discussed in order to avoid awkward conversations. It is very important that children are made aware of what autism is, in order to encourage healthy friendships and understand that it is ok to talk about. By raising awareness of autism with children, it will become a less taboo subject, and will encourage more informed conversations amongst any age-group.

    Based on the research of ongoing autism awareness workshops in schools, this book contains the most common questions asked by children about the subject. As well as detailed questions and answers from real children, the chapters contain useful tips for teachers and parents about how to engage with the topic of autism in a school environment and at home. Designed for children aged 5-11 with easy language and fun illustrations, there is also advice for adults on how to facilitate a safe and open conversation with their children.


  • I can, can you? / written and photographed by Marjorie W. Pitzer
    RJ 506 D68 P56 2004

    Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, like all young children, want to discover their world and take on new experiences. I Can, Can You? is a delightful board book full of babies and toddlers with Down syndrome going about the buisiness of their lives. Presented in crisp, uncluttered, full-colour photographs, these children swim, eat spaghetti, laugh, play ball, and more, looking adorable all the while.

    I Can, Can You? is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. As your child sits on your lap and you read to him, he'll see other children with Down syndrome modeling some things he can do and some which he will soon do. Reinforce your child's abilities ("Look at the boy going down the slide. You can do that!") and encourage the possibilities ("Do you see the girl drawing a picture?"). What's more, as you read to your child and as he plays with the book and turns the pages, he will gain important pre-reading skills.


  • Gross motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Patricia C. Winders, PT
    RJ 506 D68 W56 2014

    This thoroughly updated second edition is a cornerstone of Woodbine House's Down syndrome collection and an essential resource for thousands of parents and professionals.

    In parent-friendly language, the author explains the many physiological reasons that children with Down syndrome experience delays in their gross motor development and presents a physical therapy treatment plan for birth to age 6. Over 400 photos accompany step-by-step instructions to help readers assess a child's gross motor readiness and teach skills for head control, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, using stairs, running, kicking, jumping, and riding a tricycle.

    With additional activities, many new photos, advice on transitioning from trikes tobikes, tips to address problems such as flat feet, and tendencies to watch for that can thwart development.

    A companion mobile app is now available at the iTunes App Store. Search for MotorSkillsDS.


  • Functional behavior assessment for people with autism : making sense of seemingly senseless behavior / Beth A. Glasberg, Ph. D, BCBA-D & Robert H. LaRue, Ph. D., BCBA-D
    RC 553 A88 G63 2015
    Parents and professionals caring for people with autism sometimes encounter baffling, challenging behavior'noncompliance, aggression, or repetitive actions'which they don't know how to stop. The key to resolving problem behavior is to first determine its purpose by conducting a functional behavior assessment (FBA).

    In this second edition updated with new research, case studies, and anecdotes, the authors explain how clinicians conduct FBAs: measuring behavior; observing behavior and collecting data; and testing the hypothesis about the behavior's function. And now, there's new material about how to do FBAs outside of clinical settings'at school, in the community, and at home'making this strategy more accessible to parents and teachers in daily life.

    Use the follow-on book, Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! to create effective intervention plans incorporating insights learned from the FBA.


  • Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Maryanne Bruni, BScOT (Reg)
    RJ 506 D68 B78 2016

    The popular book, Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome is now available in a completely revised third edition. The author, an occupational therapist and parent of an adult with Down syndrome, describes how the characteristics of Down syndrome can impact the acquisition and progression of fine motor skills. She presents a thorough overview of the building blocks of fine motor development, from infancy through to adulthood: Early arm and hand control; Stability; Bilateral coordination; Sensation; and Dexterity.

    Use the book's step-by-step activities to build daily living skills for home and school: Scissor skills; Pencil grasp development; Pre-printing, printing & cursive writing; Keyboard skills; Computer & tablet skills; and Dressing, grooming, and feeding skills.

    Throughout the book, the author suggests ways to incorporate fine motor skill development opportunities into as many day-to-day activities as possible, recognizing how impractical it is to constantly be in "therapy" mode with a child. Suggestions for gift ideas are offered in "Grandma's and Grandpa's list" at the end of each chapter.

    With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults.


  • Early communication skills for children with down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Libby Kumin
    RJ 506 D68 K86 2012

    Revised and updated, this compassionate and authoritative guide is based on Libby Kumin's more than thirty years experience working with children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Dr. Kumin draws on her vast experience to show parents how they can support and encourage their child's speech and language development from birth to age 6 (or when a child can form 2- to 3- word sentences). Parents and teachers learn how to work through characteristic challenges, including hearing loss, intelligibility issues, apraxia (difficulty planning oral-motor movements), and a slower pace of development. Families soon see that many children with Down syndrome are natural and willing communicators.

    In a warm and conversational style, the author shares her professional expertise in parent-friendly terms. She uses specific examples of difficulties and successes to illustrate the concepts behind speech and language development, and includes the latest research supporting current early intervention and preschool approaches that can be used at home and in schools.

    This third edition of Early Communication Skills features expanded information on the needs of children with apraxia, dual diagnosis of autism and Down syndrome, and updated terminology and information on special education law. An expanded chapter explains how technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can help with speech and language, foster communication, and provide inexpensive transitional language systems.

    And there's an online supplement of over 30 helpful forms! Use these for assessment, developing treatment plans, and keeping detailed records of progress. Teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents will appreciate the forms and organizing information for IEP meetings or periodic evaluations. Find these forms on the book's page on the publisher's website at woodbinehouse.com


  • The ASD and me picture book : a visual guide to understanding challenges and strengths for children on the autism spectrum / Joel Shaul
    RJ 506 A9 S5238 2017

    Children with ASDs often find it difficult to identify the things they find difficult and, more importantly, to recognize the things they are good at. This colorful book provides simple self-exploration tools to help children identify their strengths and begin to tackle the things they find harder.

    The book explores a range of common difficulties, including communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and executive functioning, encouraging children to explore their personal challenges and abilities in an engaging and positive way. Illustrated with hundreds of cartoon-style graphics and containing a wealth of fun tools, games, activities and photocopiable worksheets, this book is ideal for children with ASDs aged 7-14, and will be equally useful at home or in the classroom.


  • Paramedics on and off the streets : emergency medical services in the age of technological governance / Michael K. Corman
    RA 996 C3 C3536 2017

    In Paramedics On and Off the Streets, Michael K. Corman embarks on an institutional ethnography of the complex, mundane, intricate, and exhilarating work of paramedics in Calgary, Alberta.

    Corman's comprehensive research includes more than 200 hours of participant observation ride-alongs with paramedics over a period of eleven months, more than one hundred first hand interviews with paramedics, and thirty-six interviews with other emergency medical personnel including administrators, call-takers and dispatchers, nurses, and doctors. At the heart of this ethnography are questions about the role of paramedics in urban environments, the role of information and communication technologies in contemporary health care governance, and the organization and accountability of pre-hospital medical services. Paramedics On and Off the Streets is the first institutional ethnography to explore the role and increasing importance of paramedics in our healthcare system. It takes readers on a journey into the everyday lives of EMS personnel and provides an in-depth sociological analysis of the work of pre-hospital health care professionals in the twenty-first century.


  • Look it up! : what patients, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists need to know about the Internet and primary health care / Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad with Julie Barlow
    R 859.7 I58 P58 2017
    Doctors Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad, internationally recognized experts in the fields of knowledge translation and health information studies, along with bestselling author and journalist Julie Barlow, take readers behind the scenes to show how online information is affecting self-care and primary health care in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Based on fifteen years of in-depth interviews and research, Look It Up! provides essential tips for patients and clinicians to administer and receive the best possible primary health care, while avoiding the perils of unguided self-diagnosis. This book shows how, by dint of an inquiring mind and a smartphone, rapid and accurate acquisition of knowledge keeps primary care clinicians up to date. It also shows how people can determine whether a test is more beneficial than harmful, and how information helps resolve disagreements and improve collaboration with patients and families, and among doctors, pharmacists, and nurses. In the age of easily accessible online information, clinicians have to think differently about how they work. Organized around numerous real clinical stories, Look It Up! is an illuminating and lively guide to improving patient care.

  • Contours of the nation : making "Obesity" and imagining "Canada," 1945-1970 / Deborah McPhail
    RA 645 O23 M37 2017

    The obesity epidemic that is said to plague nations around the world, including Canada, is not solely a medical condition to be managed. In Canada, the discourse on obesity emerged during a time of social upheaval in the postwar period.

    Contours of the Nation is the first book which historically explores obesity in Canada from a critical perspective. Deborah McPhail demonstrates how obesity as a problem was affixed to particular populations in order to separate true Canadians from others. She reveals how the articulation of obesity contributed to the Canadian colonial project in the North; where Indigenous peoples were viewed as modern Canadians due to their obesity, thereby negating any special claims to northern lands. Contours of the Nation successfully demonstrates how histories can trace the actual materialization of bodies through relations of power, particularly those pertaining to race, gender, and nation.


  • Population-specific HIV/AIDS status report : women
    RA 644 A25P67 2012

  • Report of the Task Force on the Treatment of Obesity
    RC 628 C33 1991
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