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In a Different Key The Story of Autism

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 23:06:24 | 2016 | ISBN-10: 0553397419
Size: 635 MB | Genre: Psychology

Nearly 75 years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it.

It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting "refrigerator mothers" for causing autism, and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments. Many others played starring roles, too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; lawyers like Tom Gilhool, who took the families’ battle for education to the courtroom; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne’eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity.

This is also a story of fierce controversies � from the question of whether there is truly an autism "epidemic" and whether vaccines played a part in it to scandals involving "facilitated communication", one of many treatments that have proven to be blind alleys, to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism. There are dark turns, too: We learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death.

By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability.

John Donvan (Author), Caren Zucker (Author), Kaleo Griffith (Narrator)

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Imprisoned Pain & Its Transformation

Joan Symington, "Imprisoned Pain & Its Transformation"
2000 | ISBN-10: 1855752433 | 256 pages | PDF | 9 MB

A Festschrift for Sidney Klein, the eminent British psychoanalyst. In this volume a wide range of clinicians reflect on the debt they owe to his work, and in particular on the idea of analysis as a means for understanding and transforming psychic pain.

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Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan

Steve McCarty, "Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan"
2016 | ISBN-10: 9811024499 | 108 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book explores theoretical and practical aspects of implementing mobile language learning in university classrooms for English as a Foreign Language in Japan. The technologies utilized, such as smartphones, iPads, and wi-fi, integrate students’ hand-held devices into the campus network infrastructure. The pedagogical aims of ubiquitous mobile learning further incorporate social media, blended learning, and flipped classroom approaches into the curriculum. Chapter 1 defines mobile language learning within dimensions of e-learning and technology-assisted language learning, prior to tracing the development of mobile learning in Japan. Chapter 2 documents the sociocultural theory underpinning the authors’ humanistic approach to implementation of mobile technologies. The sociocultural pedagogy represents a global consensus of leading educators that also recognizes the agency of Asian learners and brings out their capability for autonomous learning. Case studies of universities, large and small, public and private, are organized similarly in Chapters 3 to 5. Institutional/pedagogical and technological context sections are followed by detailed content on the implementation of initiatives, assessment of effectiveness, and recommendations for other institutions. Distinct from a collection of papers, this monograph tells a story in brief book length about theorizing and realizing mobile language learning, describing pioneering and original initiatives of importance to practitioners in other educational contexts.

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ImagineFX – December 2016

ImagineFX � November 2016
English | 117 pages | True PDF | 42.83 MB

ImagineFX is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world’s best artists, plus galleries and interviews, community news and product reviews.

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