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National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, Il

Works: 23 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 44 library holdings
Genres: Directories 
Classifications: RC424, 616.8554
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Most widely held works by Chicago, Il National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults
Yes You Can! A Booklet To Help Young People with Learning Disabilities Understand and Help Themselves. Revised Edition by Joanne East( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for children, adolescents, or young adults with learning disabilities, this booklet stresses understanding the disability and building self esteem. The booklet begins with brief vignettes of famous people who had trouble learning then goes on to specify what a learning disability is and is not with emphasis on learning to understand one's feelings and controlling feelings by changing thoughts. The third section focuses on individual differences while the fourth section looks at possible causes of learning problems. The fifth section lists 10 specific suggestions including using several senses together, reading aloud, using a computer, working behind a screen, and studying spelling in a different way. The following two sections look at how parents and siblings feel about a family member with a learning disability and views of young adults with learning disabilities. The final section provides a summary and reemphasizes the importance of thinking positively. A list of 17 recommended resources completes the booklet. (DB)
The Easter Seal directory of resident camps for persons with special health needs by National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The directory describes approximately 260 resident camps in 44 states and Canada for children and adults with physical, mental, social, and/or emotional handicaps which have been compiled by the National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Organized alphabetically by state, each camp listing includes information on impairments accommodated, name and location, age range served, number of sessions, capacity per session, fees, camperships available, other details of interest, and sponsor's name and address. Also included are an index which lists camps by disability groups served, and an index which lists camps alphabetically. (Mc)
Ms is a Family Affair. Revised Edition by Laura M Braunel( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The booklet offers practical suggestions to teach the person with multiple sclerosis to conserve energy and maintain a balance between rest and activity. The discussion centers around personal hygiene, homemaking activities, family relationships, and hobbies. Another section gives tips for getting around in the community, with considerations for accessibility of shopping, restaurant, church, and spectator activities. A final section provides addresses for sources of special items. (Cl)
Understanding stuttering : information for parents by Eugene B Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for parents of children who stutter, the booklet is intended to help alleviate fears and give suggestions in planning a treatment program (when necessary). Stuttering is the popular term for fluency problems involving repeating or prolonging an unusual number of sounds or hesitating for an abnormally long period of time between sounds. Stuttering occurs in males three times as often as females and appears to run in families. Many children stop stuttering without formal help. Some of the factors which cause stuttering are lack of muscle coordination and emotional stress. The number of disfluencies, the duration of nonfluency, and the avoidance of certain words can all signal the need for help. The speech language pathologist can make a language evaluation to decide if treatment is indicated. Parents are advised to be open about their concerns; to let their child know that they do not blame him/her for the stuttering and are not angry. Different therapy programs, such as drugs and hypnosis are discussed. Addresses of organizations to write to for further information are listed. (PHR)
Current Materials on Barrier-Free Design. Revised by Chicago, Il National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eight-page annotated bibliography contains material available from the National Easter Seal Society and current material available from other sources. The annotations are grouped under design, guides, planning resources, standards/legislation, and general. Ordering information is provided. (Mlf)
Recreation for the Handicapped A Selection of Recent Books and Pamphlets by Chicago, IL National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented is a bibliography of 96 books and pamphlets concerned with the planning and modifying of recreational activities for physically handicapped children. Publications are listed alphabetically by author or distributor within four subject areas: recreation and recreational activities, residential and day camping, adapted physical education, and handicrafts and hobbies. Entries usually contain the title, author , a brief description of content, number of pages, distributor's address, and cost. Also provided are the addresses of 10 national associations and the title, cost, and content of recreational journals they publish. (SB)
Outline for Remediation of Problem Areas for Children with Learning Disabilities. Revised. = Bosquejo para la Correccion de Areas Problematicas para Ninos con Impedimientos del Aprendizaje by Joan L Bornstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The booklet outlines ways to help children with learning disabilities in specific subject areas. Characteristic behavior and remedial exercises are listed for seven areas of auditory problems: auditory reception, auditory association, auditory discrimination, auditory figure ground, auditory closure and sound blending, auditory memory, and grammar and syntax. Visual problems are similary considered: visual reception, visual association, visual discrimination, figure ground, visual closure, visual memory, perceptual constancy, position in space, spatial relationships, and eye-hand coordination. Motor problems in gross motor, balance, body image, and fine motor skills are addressed. The booklet concludes with information and suggestions on verbal expression problems and manual expression problems. (A Spanish translation accompanies the booklet.) (CL)
Project Earning Power, Grant Rd-1806-G. History and Final Report by Margaret Langdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the project was to apply current knowledge, methods, and techniques in industrial design and product development to rehabilitating the handicapped by using the labor force available in sheltered workshops and homebound programs. Demonstration programs were established as task forces in chicago, new york, and los angeles with the help of volunteer specialists in industrial design, product engineering, market research, business management, and retailing. Some of the problems encountered were (1) many designs were more adaptable to mass machine than to the project production, and many lacked sufficient marketing appeal, (2) some items were too seasonal in appeal, (3) the workshop directors were not always able to experiment with new designs, (4) the homebound programs were not always able to supply enough skilled workers for quantity and quality production, (5) many workshops lacked necessary machinery, and (6) workshop directors tended to resist new or additional responsibilities. Despite the problems, the workshops in each city added new products, products were produced and sold, and the machinery was altered for use by the handicapped. Recommendations concerned funding for a longer period of time, reorganizing the governing structure, establishing laboratory shops, establishing geographically convenient centers for producing and marketing the items and purchasing raw materials, and marketing on a nationwide basis aimed at different markets such as gift, souvenir, interior design, and boutique. (Mm)
Self-Help Clothing for Children Who Have Physical Disabilities. Revised by Eleanor Boettke Hotte( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for parents and teachers of the physically handicapped, the booklet reviews the present clothing picture and provides suggestions for solving clothing and dressing problems. In an initial section addressed to parents the chapters cover the need for children to function independently, selection of the person and timing for training in self-dressing, and guidelines for meeting the clothing and dressing needs of the child. The next group of chapters includes sections with the following headings: why are clothes important to a child; what kind of clothing should you and your child select; what size do you buy; what fabrics do you buy; will it wear well; and what are the child's needs (regarding underwear, footwear, sleepwear, tops and bottoms, dresses, outerwear, swimwear, and helping children help themselves). A final section offers tips for teaching dressing skills and suggestions for easier dressing. A list of readings and resources on aids to independent living for the handicapped is also included. Illustrations are provided throughout the booklet. (Sbh)
Bright Promise for Your Child with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate. Revised Edition by Eugene T McDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for parents of children with cleft lip and cleft palate, the booklet provides an overview of the condition. Addressed are the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): prenatal development and birth defects (facial development); possible causes of cleft lip/cleft palate (common misconceptions, genetic factors, environmental influences); normal lips and palates; surgical repair (plastic surgery, prostheses, speech aids); eating problems; speech (stimulation techniques, speech therapy); effects on intelligence; hearing loss (otitis media); dental problems (malocclusion); and effects on children's personalities. Four sources of information are listed, and a glossary of 57 terms is appended. (Cl)
First aid for aphasia : home exercises by Joseph S Keenan( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pamphlet is designed for use by nonprofessionals as a guide to providing speech therapy for persons with aphasia. It includes an introduction that reviews the causes of aphasia, its immediate effects at onset, and the reactions typical to persons who develop aphasia. Uncomplicated aphasia is described first with eleven specific therapy suggestions to help overcome it. Among these are singing familiar songs, counting, naming days of the week in series, playing simple games that require little talk, labeling things, and reading sentences aloud. Following that, the three most common complicating patterns are described and additional therapy techniques are suggested for each. Goals for persons having aphasia with apraxia of speech are provided which include specific lists of sounds, words, phrases, and sentences for the person to imitate. The suggestions for persons having aphasia with auditory agnosia focus on practice in careful listening and describing what the person sees. Advice for persons with aphasia complicated by confusion or anxiety includes avoiding asking him or her to make decisions, concentrating on words and materials the person knows and uses well from habit, and using a calm, soothing manner. Names and addresses of organizations to contact for additional information are appended. (VW)
Coordinating Services for Handicapped Children, a Report of the National Institute on Services for Handicapped Children and Youth by Oscar Kurren( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report and its guidelines summarize views expressed in several papers and conferences sponsored by the national institute on services for handicapped children and youth. The purposes of the institute are defined. Guidelines developed by preliminary committees and refined by conferences cover five areas--cooperation among voluntary organizations, state interdepartmental cooperation, coordinating services at the intermediate level, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment centers, and coordination of special education and vocational rehabilitation. Also included is a chapter describing federal programs for handicapped children and youth. Five appendixes list the steering committee, agency participants in the preliminary conferences, members of special study committees, the discussion group leaders and recorders, and authors of institute papers. This document is available from the council for exceptional children, nea, 1201 16th street, N.W., washington, D.C. 20036, for $1.50. (df)
Disabling Myths About Disability. Revised by Beatrice Ann Posner Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five myths regarding physical disability are examined. First, the myth that people with physical disabilities tend to be more maladjusted than the ordinary person is analyzed, and it is concluded that the common association between maladjustment and physical disability is grossly oversimplified. Second, the myth portraying people with disabilities as leading tragic lives is noted. The myth of excessive frustration is seen as the third myth, and reasons for the existence of this myth are considered. A fourth myth, that the environment does not contribute to disability, is noted. The final myth explored is the myth that the disability is a punishment of evil. The implications of the need for blame are examined. (Cl)
Minimal brain dysfunction in children; terminology and identification, phase one of three-phase project by Sam D Clements( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terminology and identification phase of a project on minimal brain dysfunction in children is described. Two subsequent phases are to deal with services and research. Included in the first phase are the following: an introduction to the problem, history and blueprint of the project, a brief history of the concept of minimal brain dysfunction, clarification of central issues, nomenclature, symptomatology, identification of the child, diagnostic evaluation and criteria, and 124 references. Specific listings and outlines are provided for several areas. (AP)
Your Child Has a Learning Disability ... What is It? a Guide for Parentsand Teachers. Revised 1978 by Beverly W Grabow( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for parents and teachers, the booklet describes the symptoms and need for early identification of learning disabilities. Sections address the definition of learning disabilities, characteristics, incidence, etiology, diagnosis, medication, education, counseling--therapy, and sources of information. Offered are tips for both parents (such as - "keep life simple and encourage outside interests") and teachers (including - "place the child closer to the teacher's desk and structure the child's work for success"). A list of 20 suggested readings is also provided. (Sbh)
Rehabilitation : 25 years of concepts, principles, perspectives by Stephen J Regnier( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five articles from the bimonthly journal "Rehabilitation Literature" (1959-1984) are presented. The articles were chosen to represent key concepts, principles, and perspectives in rehabilitation. The following authors and titles are represented: "A Concept of Rehabilitation" (H. Talbot); "Rehabilitation: Prospect and Retrospect" (H. Kessler); "A Commitment to Service in Rehabilitation: A Statement of Philosophy" (A. Turiello); "The Issue of Theory in Rehabilitation" (R. Hardy); "The Problem of Personal Worth in the Physically Disabled Patient" (H. Geis); "Emotional Issues in Raising Handicapped Children" (E. Poznanski); "Sexuality and the Handicapped" (M. Diamond); "Toward an Understanding of the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Adolescent" (R. Goldberg); "Concepts of Adjustment to Disability: An Overview" (R. Russell); "The Habilitation Role of the Special Educator" (H. Rusalem); "Significance of Public Attitudes in the Rehabilitation of the Disabled" (G. Roeher); "The Role of Religion in Rehabilitation" (C. Palmer); "The Placement Process in the Rehabilitation of the Severely Handicapped" (W. Usdane); "Physical Rehabilitation and Family Dynamics" (H. Versluys); "Premarital Counseling and the Couple with Disabilities: A Review and Recommendations" (M. Bernardo); "Value-Laden Beliefs and Principles for Rehabilitation" (B. Wright); "Psychological Aspects of Invisible Disability" (D. Falvo et al); "Sexual Dysfunction Associated with Physical Disability: A Treatment Guide for the Rehabilitation Practitioner" (B. Thorn-Gray and L. Kern); "Sensitivity of One Person to Another" (T. Dembo); "Sexuality in the Handicapped: Some Observations on Human Needs and Attitudes" (G. Nigro); "The Ideal Human Service for a Societally Devalued Group" (W. Wolfensberger); "Some Negative Effects on Family Integration of Health and Educational Services for Young Handicapped Children" (N. Doernberg); "Feedback from the Family of Man: Guidance Pointers from Parents of Disabled Children" (I. Robinault); "Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Advocacy: An Analysis of Dissonant Concepts" (S. Murphy); and "Cashing in on Recovery: A Challenge for Rehabilitation" (R. Matkin). (CL)
A handbook on stuttering by Oliver Bloodstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Designed for students, clinicians, and research workers in speech pathology, the text attempts to reiterate and discuss research into the etiology, incidence, and treatment of stuttering. Areas of consideration are the symptomatology of stuttering, current theories of the origin of stuttering, its incidence, the personality and physical factors in stutterers, characteristics of the stuttering event, a summary of inferences and conclusions, and various methods of treatment. Included also are an extensive list of references, a subject index, and an author index. (Jm)
Sheltered employment of the disabled, an international survey. A research project conducted by the World Commission on Vocational Rehabilitation of the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled by William A Glaser( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information on an international survey on policies and practices in sheltered employment was conducted by questionnaires in English and Spanish in 65 countries, and by interviews in India and the United States. For convenience this report retained the traditional words "sheltered workshop," even though leaders in some countries are beginning to abandon the phrase because of its association with terminal employment. Information is reported from the 37 responding countries, where 2,800 workshops are employing 180,000 people. These data indicate that the sheltered workshop is a significant factor in economic, social, and rehabilitation planning. Extensive tables and charts contain information on the size and composition of programs, goals of sheltered employment, ownership and control, production and sales, management and labor. (CH)
Un Futuro Prometedor Para Su Nino Con Labio Hendido Y Paladar Hendido. Edicion Refundida (Bright Promise for Your Child with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate. Revised Edition) by Eugene T McDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The booklet, written in Spanish, is intended to help parents of babies with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Topics covered include the sequence of prenatal development and the effects of birth defects, common misconceptions about what causes the conditions, possible hereditary and environmental causes, and what it means to have a cleft palate or a cleft lip. Drawings and photograhs depict the result of surgical repair. Parent concerns about eating problems, and the effect of the condition on speech, intelligence, hearing losses, and teeth are addressed. The final section discusses the ways in which cleft palates affect children's personalities. (Cl)
Directory of camps for the handicapped by National Society for Crippled Children and Adults( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One hundred and seventy-seven resident camps in the united states and canada and 77 day camps in the united states which serve children or adults with physical, mental, social, and emotional handicaps are listed alphabetically by state. For each camp, information on types of the handicapped who are accepted, specific exclusions, age range, number and length of sessions, capacity, fee, camperships available, and name and address of sponsor are given. Each section (resident and day camps) is indexed alphabetically by camp name and by type of impairment. Any camp that has received accreditation by the american camping association or that is in some degree supported by the easter seal society is so indicated. This document was published by the national society for crippled children and adults, inc., 2023 west ogden avenue, chicago, ill. 60612. $1.00. (rs)
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