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Coping with disability

See below for a selection of the latest books from Coping with disability category. Presented with a red border are the Coping with disability books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Coping with disability books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child Unsettling Distinctions

Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child Unsettling Distinctions

Author: Harriet Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2020

This book examines the relationship between contemporary cultural representations of disabled children on the one hand, and disability as a personal experience of internalised oppression on the other. In focalising this debate through an exploration of the politically and emotionally charged figure of the disabled child, Harriet Cooper raises questions both about what it means to 'speak for' the other and about what resistance means when one is unknowingly invested in one's own abjection. Drawing on both the author's personal experience of growing up with a physical impairment and on a range of critical theories and cultural objects - from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel The Secret Garden to Judith Butler's work on injurious speech - the book theorises the making of disabled and 'rehabilitated' subjectivities. With a conceptual framework informed by both psychoanalysis and critical disability studies, it investigates the ways in which cultural anxieties about disability come to be embodied and lived by the disabled child. Posing new questions for disability studies and for identity politics about the relationships between lived experiences, cultural representations and dominant discourses - and demonstrating a new approach to the concept of 'internalised oppression' - this book will be of interest to scholars and students of disability studies, medical humanities, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as to those with an interest in identity politics more generally.

College on the Autism Spectrum A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellbeing

College on the Autism Spectrum A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellbeing

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer, Tony Attwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Providing expert yet accessible guidance to parents of young autistic people who are going to college, this book helps parents support their child from application through to graduation. Covering social issues, independent living, academic challenges, student services and emotional wellbeing, this is the one-stop shop for advice on the transition from school to college or university. The book examines the skills that students need to live and function at college, and the skills parents need to let their teens navigate college without a parent as intermediary. It offers ways to combat common problems that affect the mental health of people on the spectrum, such as keeping up with homework, fast-paced classes, and complex social expectations. This book is for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for autistic students themselves.

Our Autistic Lives Personal Accounts from Autistic Adults Around the World Aged 20 to 70+

Our Autistic Lives Personal Accounts from Autistic Adults Around the World Aged 20 to 70+

Author: Alex Ratcliffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

This collection of narratives from autistic adults is structured around their decades of experience of life, covering 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60 and 70s+. These are varied and diverse, spanning different continents, genders, sexualities and ethnicities, yet the author highlights the common themes that unite them and skilfully draws out these threads. Each chapter is based on accounts from one age group and includes accounts from people of that age, giving an insight into the history of autism and signifying how gaining a diagnosis (or not) has changed people's lives over time. The book is about ageing with an autistic mind, and helping the reader find connections between neurotypical and neurodiverse people by acknowledging the challenges we all face in our past, present and futures.

Taking the Mystery Out of Medications in Autism/Asperger's Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Non-Medical Professionals

Taking the Mystery Out of Medications in Autism/Asperger's Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Non-Medical Professionals

Author: Luke Y. Tsai, Gary B. Mesibov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2020

Although medication should always be a last resort, many people on the autism spectrum claim that medication has improved their lives significantly. But how can a parent decide which meds to choose or which to stay away from? Written by a doctor and father to a child with autism, this book provides the answers that parents and non-medical professionals need. Dr. Luke Tsai explains what medication therapy is, and gives you the knowledge to make informed choices. Learn what different medications do in the body, their side effects, and how to properly assess the results. There is an extremely helpful appendix that provides sample medical forms, diagnostic tools, and a detailed glossary that you will refer to time and time again.

The Disabled and Their Parents

The Disabled and Their Parents

Author: Leo Buscaglia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Helps the disabled and their families through the complicated processes necessary to meet their unique mental, physical, and emotional needs. It offers hope, insight, and strength to take on the greatest of all human challenges.

Drop the Rock-Bundle

Drop the Rock-Bundle

Author: Bill P. Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Purchase the Drop the Rock bundle and get two of the best-selling, most read recovery resources together. Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects, Steps 6 and 7 Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the rocks that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section. Drop the Rock-the Ripple Effect: Using Step 10 to Work Steps 6 and 7 Every Day In this follow-up to Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects, Fred H. explores the ripple effect that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day to avoid picking up the rock -also known as resentment, fear, and self-pity-again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Fred H. reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps, providing a crash course on renewing your recovery program through the daily practice of Twelve Step principles.

Dead Week

Dead Week

Author: Kelly Brakenhoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Author: Russell A. Barkley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care-and what sufferers can do for themselves-than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle-work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

My Dyslexic Journey

My Dyslexic Journey

Author: Sarah Todd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Have you any idea of what it is like to be one of more than 2 million people in Britain, many with dyslexia, who struggle to read? In this graphic account, Sarah Todd, a young woman with dyslexia, tells of her misery and frustration in school and as an adult battling with this specific learning disability. Her despair at being unable to read bedtime stories to her twin daughters finally drove her to seek help from Read Easy's volunteer trained coaches. In this moving and emotional account, Sarah describes her struggle and determination to succeed which has culminated in interviews on national TV networks and now, remarkably, in the decision to write her own story in this book.

The Abilities in Me Save Christmas

The Abilities in Me Save Christmas

Author: Gemma Keir Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

Author: Bill Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and - with the rise of Christianity - good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral economy of the successive cultures that have constituted 'Western civilisation'. This book is the story of disability as it is imagined and re-imagined through the cultural lens of ableism. It is a story of invalidation; of the material habituations of culture and moral sentiment that paint pictures of disability as 'what not to be'. The author examines the forces of moral regulation that fall violently in behind the dehumanising, ontological fait accompli of disability invalidation, and explores the ways in which the normate community conceived of, narrated and acted in relation to disability. A Historical Sociology of Disability will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in the field of Disability Studies, as well as sociology, education, philosophy, theology and history. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the past, present and future of the 'last civil rights movement'.

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

Author: Bill Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and - with the rise of Christianity - good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral economy of the successive cultures that have constituted 'Western civilisation'. This book is the story of disability as it is imagined and re-imagined through the cultural lens of ableism. It is a story of invalidation; of the material habituations of culture and moral sentiment that paint pictures of disability as 'what not to be'. The author examines the forces of moral regulation that fall violently in behind the dehumanising, ontological fait accompli of disability invalidation, and explores the ways in which the normate community conceived of, narrated and acted in relation to disability. A Historical Sociology of Disability will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in the field of Disability Studies, as well as sociology, education, philosophy, theology and history. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the past, present and future of the 'last civil rights movement'.