Recognizing, Coping with, and Treating Your Child's Auditory Processing Disorder
Author: Lois Kam Heymann
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Family & Relationships
There is more to listening than just hearing. A miraculous process that begins in the womb, learning to communicate is a vital part of expressing oneself and of understanding and interacting with the world. A child’s ability to listen well affects every aspect of his or her life. But for some 1.5 million children in the United States who have normal hearing and intelligence, communication and language are blocked. Words are jumbled and distorted. These children have a hard time following directions and become frustrated in trying to make themselves understood, which often leads to unruly behavior, poor school performance, social isolation, and low self-esteem. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects the brain’s ability to accurately process the sounds of speech, which in turn impedes the ability to communicate. Experts are just beginning to unlock the mystery of this confounding condition. As a result, APD is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. But hope is here. Now veteran speech-language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann offers the first practical guide to help parents dramatically improve the listening and language skills of their children, whether they have a diagnosed auditory processing disorder, slow language development—or simply need practice listening. Inside this reassuring, action-oriented book you’ll find • easy-to-identify milestones to help parents pinpoint challenges that may arise during each stage of their child’s development from birth to age eight • the tools and checklists needed to assist parents in recognizing APD early • tips to distinguish APD from other listening/learning disorders, including ADD, ADHD, LPD, and PDD • methods to encourage a child’s natural listening abilities through books, stories, nursery rhymes, songs, lullabies, toys, and games • home techniques to hone a child’s auditory processing—whether he or she has severe APD limitations or just needs to build listening “muscles” • specific suggestions on how to improve a child’s listening skills outside the home—at school, during after-school activities, even when at a restaurant • an analysis of traditional classroom settings and effective ways parents can advocate for better sound quality • guidelines for finding the right professionals to work with your child With hands-on ways for improving a child’s ability to listen to instructions, process information, and follow directions, parents can turn simple activities into powerful listening lessons in only minutes a day. The bottom line: Learning how to listen in our noisy, complicated world is the key to a happy and engaged child. From the Hardcover edition.
A True Story of an Adoptee's Quest for Her Origins
Author: Anne Bauer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When children are kept in the dark regarding their origins, nobody wins Only rarely does a memoir come along that taps into the heart of the human condition. The Sound of Hope is such a story, told by Anne Bauer, an adoptee who cannot forget that she had another life and another family before being adopted. Much of Anne's childhood was spent wondering about her other mother. She desperately wanted to know where she was, what she looked like and most importantly, why she placed her for adoption. Living in the closed adoption system, her questions were met with a wall of silence. This aura of secrecy only intensified Anne's quest to eventually discover her own story. Faced with anger and contempt, secrets and revelations, Anne sets out to uncover the truth. This powerful memoir traverses family and relationships and carries the unforgettable message that nobody should be cut off from their origins.
The Sound of Hope
Author: Dr. Eddie W. Jones Sr
A chronological overview of a unique form of musical expression, "Gospel Music: The Sound of Hope" highlights influential individuals and pivotal events that created, developed, and sustained the gospel music genre. Thoughtfully constructed and expressed, the book gives a general outline of the black experience and examines the importance and impact of gospel music around the world. This study of the genre prior to and during the transatlantic slave trade, to its progression during the civil rights era, and on to the present day is told via extensive research and examples of representative lyrics and musical scores.
Author: Robert Flynn
Publisher: TCU Press
Greg Wallace, a young World War II pilot from Texas, is stranded on a Pacific island after his plane is shot down. Well-trained and basically a decent man, he settles in to wait for rescue in a fashion that will do his military training credit. But as the novel deepens, it is increasingly obvious--to reader and to Gregory Wallace--that rescue is a dream.
A Musical Metaphor to Build a Symphony of Hope
Author: Robert Janacek
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
For a world so out of tune, this treatise intends to correlate from various instruments of learning, a new sound--a sound of hope. This sound will be heard as each truth from key areas of knowledge will be played in a synthesis of theology, psychology, and philosophy, all in the context of a valid cosmology. To listen and read the key concepts and predictions of the secular authorities, our earth is either destined for a massive freeze or one ending in conflagration. Thus the concern of the author is that all too often each area of study is playing its own sound and, valid as it may be, is not listening or seeing what could be if these sounds became part of a symphony. In Sounds of Hope, Robert N. Janacek contends that, when these sounds are truly heard and projected in our anticipated symphony, a new and harmonious world will be enacted. At a time when there are almost constant sounds of hate, death, and hopelessness, a world awaits, one for us to hear and attend as a new concert, a concert playing a score of harmony and hope.
Inspiration and Practical Guidance for Starting the Creative Process
Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
'Lately, I am trying to provoke myself into art - into writing... I wasn't exactly in despair - I was in cynicism, which is despair's more torpid sister... Let me tell you how writing snuck back on me.' Whether you are starting from scratch or need a gentle nudge back in the right direction, The Sound of Paper is a wonderful creative companion. Through inspiring essays and practical tasks, it stimulates creativity so that the reader becomes more and more familiar with their own strengths. Including her own fascinating journey from writer's block back to productive work, which takes the reader across America from New York to New Mexico, this is a story of inspiration infused with brilliantly practical suggestions, the perfect combination for anyone on the path to creativity.
Author: Max Wilk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film--recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among the most produced musicals by professional and amateur companies around the world. This book tells the full story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph – all from an eyewitness to the events themselves. Wilk brings a musical theater historian's eye to the work, along with his passionate involvement as a witness to this history. For anyone and everyone who has ever thrilled to The Sound of Music, this book will be a must.
Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan Politics
Author: Blair Worden
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance and a love story, set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now reveals, it is also a commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system of government.
Author: Pauline Aweto
Category: Social Science
A compelling story of conflict between the forces of faith and fate. Joy’s greatest nightmare became reality when she came face to face with the tragic lies, crime and deceit behind the veil of the empty promises of a better life in Europe. Exactly how far is she ready to defy her plight and dare to be different? Will she make up her mind, for the last time, to embrace what had timelessly been revealed as her true destiny from which she could no longer run away? “This is a story that needs to be told. It is deeply moving and challenging, and portrays the terrible plight of a trafficked woman.” Antonia Stampalija
A Daughter's Arctic Journey
Author: Shannon Huffman Polson
Publisher: Shannon Huffman Polson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A young woman whose parents were killed by a wild grizzly bear in Alaska embarks on a quest for healing as she retraces her parents' final days along an Arctic river.
A Retreat Journal from Thomas Merton's Hermitage
Author: John Dear
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In 1996, Jesuit activist John Dear spent several weeks on silent retreat in Thomas Merton's hermitage on the grounds of the Abbey of Gethsemani near Louisville, Kentucky. His journal from those days of silence and solitude invites us into Merton's own spirit of peace. The Sound of Listening takes us into both the journey of John Dear and Thomas Merton, and our own journey to peace and new life. As we enter these days of peace, we pray with John Dear the peace prayer of St. Francis and join our voice to his Updated Version of the Apostles' Creed. Together, we emerge ready for the struggle for justice, renewed for the journey of nonviolence, and enlightened to speak the good news of peace to a wartorn world.
Author: Kate James
Who is Hope Wilson? Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved—and maybe still does? When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her father's last wishes, there's only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father's fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek—but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory when it comes to his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past… In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs. Praise for Colleen Hoover: 'Brilliant and entertaining' - JAMIE MCGUIRE, New York Times bestselling author ofBeautiful Disaster 'This book will consume you - rip out your heart and piece it back together. I absolutely loved it!' - Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer 'Unique, unlike anything out there... Go out and read it already!' - TAMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling author of Easy
Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America
Author: Raymond Arsenault
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Chronicles the landmark 1939 concert, offers insight into the period's racial climate, describes Eleanor Roosevelt's resignation from the DAR for barring Anderson's performances, and pays tribute to the singer's significant contributions.
A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiancé. When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work–including Lizzy’s dry goods store. But she doesn’t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry. Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love–or just more heartbreak? From the Hardcover edition.
Confident faith in a sceptical world
Author: Malcolm Duncan
Publisher: Monarch Books
Christians face a tough task. In a world without consensus, all truth claims are regarded dubiously. The Gospel does not change, but what aspects should be highlighted in our rapidly changing culture? How do we speak ‘into’ the culture, instead of just mirroring that culture? Malcolm Duncan constructs his case around the core statements of the Apostles’ Creed. If we believe in as God as Creator, what does that mean about our treatment of His creation? If we accept Christ as Saviour and Lord, in what sense are we rescued, redeemed, remade? If we accept the Holy Spirit as Guide, where are we going and what are we here for? We face an unbelievable task: playing our part in the world’s regeneration. But God has confidence in us. If we can be confident of what He has done for us, then we can also be confident of what He wants to do through us.
Author: Donnie Ralph Rieser Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
New classic religious rock. Songs that had never been sung. Original work that had never been heard before. The songs will go with all types of religions and denominational churches.
Author: Walter Greatshell
A group of women have been discovered who are immune to the Agent X plague. The secret of their immunity can provide a cure for human and inhuman alike-unless the Xombies find them first.
Author: Felicia Lagrant
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
“Big Girls Don’t Cry, But We Do” is a book that will teach women and girls alike all over the world to encourage themselves in tough times. Women should not see crying as a negative or shameful thing, but to learn from the lessons that each tear has taught them. God has given women tears as a way to express her joy, sorrow, pain, disappointment, love, loneliness, grief and even pride which often comes before a fall. According to Psalm 30:5, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning”. God tells us that our sorrow will come, but it will not remain with us for long. There are many characters in the bible like Ruth and Ester who had to suffer, but great were their rewards in the end. Ruth was poor and left her country to follow her mother-in-law, however, she was faithful and God blessed her with a Spiritual and not to mention, rich husband who was a good provider. Likewise, Ester, a Jewish mother-less girl, was obedient to God and became a highly respected queen. I am sure that these women shared some tears of sorrow for a season; in the end they shared tears of joy. I want to encourage you, not to give up on your dreams or your goals because if you have faith the sides of a mustard seed, you will become winners in the end!