Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 2

Simplified Signs  A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations  Volume 2
Author: John D. Bonvillian,Nicole Kissane Lee,Tracy T. Dooley ,Filip T. Loncke
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN 10: 1800640021
ISBN 13: 9781800640023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 2 Book Review:

Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Volume 1 outlines the research underpinning and informing the project, and places the Simplified Sign System in a wider context of sign usage, historically and by different populations. Volume 2 presents the lexicon of signs, totalling approximately 1000 signs, each with a clear illustration and a written description of how the sign is formed, as well as a memory aid that connects the sign visually to the meaning that it conveys. While the Simplified Sign System originally was developed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, or aphasia, it may also assist the communication needs of a wider audience – such as healthcare professionals, aid workers, military personnel , travellers or parents, and children who have not yet mastered spoken language. The system also has been shown to enhance learning for individuals studying a foreign language. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.

Simplified Signs

Simplified Signs
Author: John D. Bonvillian,Nicole Kissane Lee,Tracy T. Dooley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2020-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781783749997
ISBN 13: 1783749997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplified Signs Book Review:

Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 1

Simplified Signs  A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations  Volume 1
Author: John D. Bonvillian,Nicole Kissane Lee,Tracy T. Dooley,Filip T. Loncke
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN 10: 1783749261
ISBN 13: 9781783749263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 1 Book Review:

Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Volume 1 outlines the research underpinning and informing the project, and places the Simplified Sign System in a wider context of sign usage, historically and by different populations. Volume 2 presents the lexicon of signs, totalling approximately 1000 signs, each with a clear illustration and a written description of how the sign is formed, as well as a memory aid that connects the sign visually to the meaning that it conveys. While the Simplified Sign System originally was developed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, or aphasia, it may also assist the communication needs of a wider audience – such as healthcare professionals, aid workers, military personnel , travellers or parents, and children who have not yet mastered spoken language. The system also has been shown to enhance learning for individuals studying a foreign language. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Author: Filip Loncke
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 163550130X
ISBN 13: 9781635501308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Book Review:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications, Second Edition describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) comprehensively and offers a framework for understanding how AAC intervention can be used in the process of communication. This textbook is intended to serve as the primary text for graduate-level courses in augmentative and alternative communication in speech-language pathology programs. It also serves as an essential resource for practicing clinicians. AAC is used by an ever-growing group of individuals of all ages, each with their own personal and communication needs. The book presents the various AAC interventions and teaches the prospective clinician which intervention may be effective depending on the needs, condition, and prognosis of the client. The text details how communication is shaped by internal and external factors and how communication affects social functioning. New to the Second Edition: * A revised introductory chapter reflecting recent changes in the field * Thoroughly updated chapters on technology, vocabulary, and assessment * Reorganization of the chapters for a more natural flow of information * New and revised artwork throughout including images, tables, and charts * New and expanded case studies covering different types of communicators, their needs, and AAC solutions Expanded coverage on the following topics: * The debate on core vocabulary and discussion of best practices * Perspectives and views from AAC users * Ethics in AAC service delivery * Research issues

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners
Author: Joanna E. Cannon,Caroline Guardino,Peter V. Paul
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 1000542181
ISBN 13: 9781000542189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners Book Review:

This critical resource provides foundational information and practical strategies for d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) multilingual learners. These learners come from backgrounds where their home languages differ from the dominant spoken or sign languages of the culture. This book is a one-stop resource for professionals, interventionists, and families, helping them to effectively support the diverse needs of d/Dhh multilingual learners by covering topics such as family engagement, assessment, literacy, multiple disabilities, transition planning, and more. The book provides vignettes of learners from 25 countries, discussion questions, and family-centered infographic briefs that synthesize each chapter. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners is a groundbreaking step towards better supporting the many languages and cultures d/Dhh students experience in their lifetimes through strength-based and linguistically responsive approaches.

Deaf Gain

Deaf Gain
Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman,Joseph J. Murray
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2014-10-15
ISBN 10: 1452942048
ISBN 13: 9781452942049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaf Gain Book Review:

Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wealth of ways in which societies have benefited from the significant contributions of deaf people. In this bold intervention into ongoing debates about disability and what it means to be human, experts from a variety of disciplines—neuroscience, linguistics, bioethics, history, cultural studies, education, public policy, art, and architecture—advance the concept of Deaf Gain and challenge assumptions about what is normal. Through their in-depth articulation of Deaf Gain, the editors and authors of this pathbreaking volume approach deafness as a distinct way of being in the world, one which opens up perceptions, perspectives, and insights that are less common to the majority of hearing persons. For example, deaf individuals tend to have unique capabilities in spatial and facial recognition, peripheral processing, and the detection of images. And users of sign language, which neuroscientists have shown to be biologically equivalent to speech, contribute toward a robust range of creative expression and understanding. By framing deafness in terms of its intellectual, creative, and cultural benefits, Deaf Gain recognizes physical and cognitive difference as a vital aspect of human diversity. Contributors: David Armstrong; Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Hansel Bauman, Gallaudet U; John D. Bonvillian, U of Virginia; Alison Bryan; Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Gallaudet U; Cindee Calton; Debra Cole; Matthew Dye, U of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Steve Emery; Ofelia García, CUNY; Peter C. Hauser, Rochester Institute of Technology; Geo Kartheiser; Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi; Christopher Krentz, U of Virginia; Annelies Kusters; Irene W. Leigh, Gallaudet U; Elizabeth M. Lockwood, U of Arizona; Summer Loeffler; Mara Lúcia Massuti, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna A. Morere, Gallaudet U; Kati Morton; Ronice Müller de Quadros, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna Jo Napoli, Swarthmore College; Jennifer Nelson, Gallaudet U; Laura-Ann Petitto, Gallaudet U; Suvi Pylvänen, Kymenlaakso U of Applied Sciences; Antti Raike, Aalto U; Päivi Rainò, U of Applied Sciences Humak; Katherine D. Rogers; Clara Sherley-Appel; Kristin Snoddon, U of Alberta; Karin Strobel, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Hilary Sutherland; Rachel Sutton-Spence, U of Bristol, England; James Tabery, U of Utah; Jennifer Grinder Witteborg; Mark Zaurov.

The Picture Exchange Communication System Training Manual

The Picture Exchange Communication System Training Manual
Author: Lori Frost,Andy Bondy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781928598053
ISBN 13: 1928598056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture Exchange Communication System Training Manual Book Review:

This book presents an updated description of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). It begins with a discussion of the "big picture," or the authors view on the importance of laying the foundation for communication training by systematically structuring the learning environment (be it in the home, community or school). This approach, The Pyramid Approach to Education, embraces the principals of broad-spectrum applied behavior analysis and emphasizes the development of functional communication skills, independent of communication modality. The Pyramid Approach is one of the few approaches that encourages creativity and innovation on the teacher's part through databased decision making.

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew Volume 2

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew  Volume 2
Author: Geoffrey Khan
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 1783748591
ISBN 13: 9781783748594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew Volume 2 Book Review:

These volumes represent the highest level of scholarship on what is arguably the most important tradition of Biblical Hebrew. Written by the leading scholar of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition, they offer a wealth of new data and revised analysis, and constitute a considerable advance on existing published scholarship. It should stand alongside Israel Yeivin’s ‘The Tiberian Masorah’ as an essential handbook for scholars of Biblical Hebrew, and will remain an indispensable reference work for decades to come. —Dr. Benjamin Outhwaite, Director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library The form of Biblical Hebrew that is presented in printed editions, with vocalization and accent signs, has its origin in medieval manuscripts of the Bible. The vocalization and accent signs are notation systems that were created in Tiberias in the early Islamic period by scholars known as the Tiberian Masoretes, but the oral tradition they represent has roots in antiquity. The grammatical textbooks and reference grammars of Biblical Hebrew in use today are heirs to centuries of tradition of grammatical works on Biblical Hebrew in Europe. The paradox is that this European tradition of Biblical Hebrew grammar did not have direct access to the way the Tiberian Masoretes were pronouncing Biblical Hebrew. In the last few decades, research of manuscript sources from the medieval Middle East has made it possible to reconstruct with considerable accuracy the pronunciation of the Tiberian Masoretes, which has come to be known as the ‘Tiberian pronunciation tradition’. This book presents the current state of knowledge of the Tiberian pronunciation tradition of Biblical Hebrew and a full edition of one of the key medieval sources, Hidāyat al-Qāriʾ ‘The Guide for the Reader’, by ʾAbū al-Faraj Hārūn. It is hoped that the book will help to break the mould of current grammatical descriptions of Biblical Hebrew and form a bridge between modern traditions of grammar and the school of the Masoretes of Tiberias. Links and QR codes in the book allow readers to listen to an oral performance of samples of the reconstructed Tiberian pronunciation by Alex Foreman. This is the first time Biblical Hebrew has been recited with the Tiberian pronunciation for a millennium. Click here to purchase the two volumes of The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew at a discounted rate.

Designing Embedded Hardware

Designing Embedded Hardware
Author: John Catsoulis
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780596003623
ISBN 13: 0596003625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Embedded Hardware Book Review:

Intelligent readers who want to build their own embedded computer systems-- installed in everything from cell phones to cars to handheld organizers to refrigerators-- will find this book to be the most in-depth, practical, and up-to-date guide on the market. Designing Embedded Hardware carefully steers between the practical and philosophical aspects, so developers can both create their own devices and gadgets and customize and extend off-the-shelf systems. There are hundreds of books to choose from if you need to learn programming, but only a few are available if you want to learn to create hardware. Designing Embedded Hardware provides software and hardware engineers with no prior experience in embedded systems with the necessary conceptual and design building blocks to understand the architectures of embedded systems. Written to provide the depth of coverage and real-world examples developers need, Designing Embedded Hardware also provides a road-map to the pitfalls and traps to avoid in designing embedded systems. Designing Embedded Hardware covers such essential topics as: The principles of developing computer hardware Core hardware designs Assembly language concepts Parallel I/O Analog-digital conversion Timers (internal and external) UART Serial Peripheral Interface Inter-Integrated Circuit Bus Controller Area Network (CAN) Data Converter Interface (DCI) Low-power operation This invaluable and eminently useful book gives you the practical tools and skills to develop, build, and program your own application-specific computers.

The Challenger Sale

The Challenger Sale
Author: Matthew Dixon,Brent Adamson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN 10: 1101545895
ISBN 13: 9781101545898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenger Sale Book Review:

What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance. Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale. The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 781
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:319510028165522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Semiotics

Semiotics
Author: Paul F. Kisak
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 9781533562913
ISBN 13: 1533562911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semiotics Book Review:

Semiotics (also called semiotic studies; not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology which is a part of semiotics) is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign processes and meaningful communication. This includes the study of signs and sign processes (semiosis), indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication. Semiotics is closely related to the field of linguistics, which, for its part, studies the structure and meaning of language more specifically. The semiotic tradition explores the study of signs and symbols as a significant part of communications. Being different from linguistics, semiotics also studies non-linguistic sign systems. Semiotics may be divided into three branches: Semantics: relation between signs and the things to which they refer; their signified denotata, or meaning Syntactics: relations among or between signs in formal structures Pragmatics: relation between signs and sign-using agents or interpreters. Semiotics is frequently seen as having important anthropological dimensions; for example, the late Italian semiotician and novelist, Umberto Eco, proposed that every cultural phenomenon may be studied as communication. Some semioticians focus on the logical dimensions of the science, however. They examine areas belonging also to the life sciences-such as how organisms make predictions about, and adapt to, their semiotic niche in the world (see semiosis). In general, semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study: the communication of information in living organisms is covered in biosemiotics (including zoosemiotics). Syntactics is the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols. More precisely, syntactics deals with the "rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences." Charles Morris adds that semantics deals with the relation of signs to their designata and the objects that they may or do denote; and, pragmatics deals with the biotic aspects of semiosis, that is, with all the psychological, biological, and sociological phenomena that occur in the functioning of signs. This book is designed to be a general overview of the topic and provide you with the structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible. The level of discussion is that of Wikipedia. The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most currently available general knowledge on the topic, based on the date of publication."

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210016308148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual Book Review:

"This manual contains overview information on treatment technologies, installation practices, and past performance."--Intro.

Microsoft Manual of Style

Microsoft Manual of Style
Author: Microsoft Corporation
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-01-15
ISBN 10: 0735669791
ISBN 13: 9780735669796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microsoft Manual of Style Book Review:

Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft—you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience. Fully updated and optimized for ease of use, the Microsoft Manual of Style is designed to help you communicate clearly, consistently, and accurately about technical topics—across a range of audiences and media.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0307371123
ISBN 13: 9780307371126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Book Review:

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Understanding MARC Bibliographic

Understanding MARC Bibliographic
Author: Betty Furrie
Publsiher: Library of Congress
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000044573297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oil and Gas Production Handbook An Introduction to Oil and Gas Production

Oil and Gas Production Handbook  An Introduction to Oil and Gas Production
Author: Havard Devold
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2013*
ISBN 10: 1105538648
ISBN 13: 9781105538643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil and Gas Production Handbook An Introduction to Oil and Gas Production Book Review:

U S Navy Diving Manual

U S  Navy Diving Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:26372280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Navy Diving Manual Book Review:

Moving to Kelowna BC

Moving to Kelowna  BC
Author: Tim Young,Hugh Graham Philip
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-05
ISBN 10: 9780993982248
ISBN 13: 0993982247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving to Kelowna BC Book Review:

Kelowna, BC is sometimes referred to as the "Palm Springs" of Canada, and the Okanagan Valley is often referred to as the "Napa Valley of the North." If you have ever wondered what it would actually be like to live in Kelowna, or anywhere in the Okanagan for that matter, then this book is your gateway to that reality. Moving To Kelowna is not a tourist guide, although certain portions could certainly be considered as such. Relocating to a new city can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Our goal is to provide newcomers with the objective information they will need so that their transition to Kelowna can be made with confidence. We do this by providing facts, and a few experienced opinions, about why so many people want to live here. Being armed with no-nonsense, well-researched information will make any newcomer's transition a more stress-free, fun and enjoyable one. Cities everywhere have their pros and cons, however it is rare to have the cons exposed in order to fully enlighten potential newcomers. We include not only the benefits of moving to Kelowna, but also the challenges because we believe that being honestly informed before relocating, will not only allow for a smooth transition, but will also produce happier citizens. Get Unbiased Answers to These, and Many More Important Questions: - Is it true that Kelowna has a Sunshine Tax? - How do the local schools rank? - Will I be able to find a job? - Will my family be safe? - Is the weather really as good as they say? - Give me a break, what are the challenges to living in Kelowna? - Is there available and affordable daycare for my children? - Will I be able to access good healthcare when I need it? - How does the rental market compare to other cities in Canada? - Is Kelowna business friendly? - What are 'the' best things to do for fun in the area? We have analyzed research from hundreds of reliable sources to create this one-of-a-kind. . . no-nonsense guide. There is no other single source of information that tackles all of these questions on the minds of potential newcomers. The authors are two enthusiastic but realistic residents who have enjoyed life in Kelowna for more than 25 years. We have raised our families here, operated our businesses here, and we plan to retire here. We close our publication with the best business referrals that we could muster. These are trusted business people that will help you settle in once you arrive; and, they will give you a discount, to boot If you want to make the most informed decision you can before relocating to Kelowna, then Moving To Kelowna is arguably the most convenient and valuable investment you can make.

A Wolf Like Me

A Wolf Like Me
Author: Andrew Stark Fitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-06-18
ISBN 10: 9781502570031
ISBN 13: 1502570033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wolf Like Me Book Review:

A midnight ritual by a secret society in the English Countryside nearly costs Thomas Spell his life. He returns home to Chicago to find that he carries within himself something unspeakable - a condition for which he believes there is no cure, until he meets Penelope, a beautiful and brilliant pre-med student determined to heal him. But the Brotherhood searches for him still, convinced that he holds the key to an unimaginable power. As his life begins to spiral out of control, Thomas is forced to confront his own past, as well as the dark forces closing in on him and everything he holds dear.