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Developing a Career Makes Life Satisfying

Temple Grandin, on of the formost voices in the field of autism, shares her thoughts on developing a satisfying work life and making sense of the social world. From the inside. A must read.

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Differences In Common... Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Life

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A beautiful series of autobiographical parenting essays, spanning infancy to adulthood.

Did you ever wonder what it was like to parent a child with a special need in the last generation? Marilyn Trainer shares her experiences honestly in this beautifully written series of autobiographical essays which spans her son Ben's life from infancy to adulthood. By Marilyn Trainer.236 pp.

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Differences In Common... Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Life

Typical Access Profile

Auditory

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Hearing
Hyper-Acute

Vision

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Vision

Gross Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Gross Motor

Fine Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Fine Motor

Developmental Age Range

0 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 12
13 and Over

Language

Typical
Some Spoken
Receptive Only
Sign
Assistive/Augmentitive
Not Using Language
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Spring-a-ling! Bringing Two Hands Together

Perfect for children with fine motor delays and mild Cerebral Palsy. Encourage children to use two hands together. Try first simply shaking the toy. (it has a lovely shaky feel) Then by turning the toy, the child will cause the beads to move. Finally, have the child hold the Spring-a-ling with one hand, and slide the beads with the fingers of the other hand. Take it on long car rides, or for waiting rooms!

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