The Autism Activities Handbook: Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Books)
A treasure of practical, playful and engaging activities for kids on the spectrumThe Autism Activities Handbook offers strategies and ideas to enrich the lives of children through meaningful activity. More than 30 games and activities help the child on the spectrum:
- follow directions, stay focused, and strengthen motor skills;
- interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates;
- build vocabulary, expand communication, and answer questions.
Published by: Edx Autism Publishing | Publication date: 04/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 86 pages
From the Introduction: "Stoic philosophy, of which Epictetus (c. a.d. 50–130) is a representative, began as a recognizable movement around 300 b.c. Its founder was Zeno of Cytium (not to be confused with Zeno of Elea, who discovered the famous paradoxes). He was born in Cyprus about 336 b.c., but all of his philosophical activity took place in Athens. For more than 500 years Stoicism was one of the most influential and fruitful philosophical movements in the Graeco-Roman world. The works of the earlier Stoics survive only in fragmentary quotations from other authors, but from the Renaissance until well into the nineteenth century, Stoic ethical thought was one of the most important ancient influences on European ethics, particularly because of the descriptions of it by Cicero, through surviving works by the Stoics Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and also Epictetus--and also because of the effect that it had had in antiquity, and continued to have into the nineteenth century, on Christian ethical views. Nowadays an undergraduate or graduate student learning about ancient philosophy in a university course may well hear only about Plato and Aristotle, along perhaps with the presocratics; but in the history of Western thought and education this situation is somewhat atypical, and in most periods a comparable student would have learned as much or more about Stoicism, as well as two other major ancient philosophical movements, Epicureanism and Scepticism. In spite of this lack of explicit acquaintance with Stoic philosophers and their works, however, most students will recognize in Epictetus various ideas that are familiar through their effects on other thinkers, notably Spinoza, in our intellectual tradition."
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 06/01/1983Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Murder, suspense, sex—and some handy household tips. "Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK! Magazine cover…Truly entertaining reading." -- Jackie CollinsEvery housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one — and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But when terrorism hits close to home, it makes for strange bedfellows — and brings new meaning to the old adage, “Honey, I’m home…”If you love funny mysteries with hard-boiled, sexy women sleuths, check out THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK!
Published by: Signal Press | Publication date: 05/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 290 pages
A Handbook for Student Nurses provides anintroduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registrationnursing students need as a foundation for their training. It covers the core offirst year nursing studies: * Legal and professional issues* Communication* Values and health care ethics* Reflection and personal development* Evidence-based practice* Study skills* Medicine, IV fluid and drug administrationCase studies and examples, activities and reflection pointsall aid learning, while references to legislation, key documents and reports,and website links to relevant organisations provide easy access to coreinformation.A Handbook for Student Nurses is widelyrecommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for newstudents. This 2017–18 edition incorporates the latest developments in thehealth service, and references have also been comprehensively updated.WHAT STUDENTS AND LECTURERS THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK: “…an invaluable resource and a daily accompaniment forlectures…I take it into my second year with the knowledge that I have a greatreference book I can reflect on throughout my years of training.”“I found this to be an excellent resource and I feelstudents new to the profession would find it extremely useful…. The book iswell-organised, highly readable and accessible.”“An excellent introductory text for student nurses, writtenin a clear and illuminative style.”“[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date andrelevant information for pre- and post-registration nursing students.”“This is an excellent book, full of relevant information forstudent nurses.”
Published by: Lantern Publishing | Publication date: 08/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Doreen Virtue has taught her Angel Therapy Practitioner course since 1997, helping thousands to learn the skills of spiritual healing and psychic readings in concert with the angels and archangels. Now, she has amassed the tools, secrets, and exercises that she teaches her students in a comprehensive handbook. Whether you’re a professional healer, or just want to polish your natural spiritual gifts, this handbook is a vital reference tool that you can refer to again and again.
Published by: Hay House | Publication date: 01/15/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Now in its tenth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has been fully revised, with five new authors on the writing team bringing content fresh from the bedside.Space has been breathed into the design, with more core material at your fingertips in quick-reference lists and flow diagrams, and key references have been honed to the most up-to-date and relevant. Each page has been updated to reflect the latest changes in practice and best management, and the chapters on gastroenterology, history and examination, infectious disease, neurology, and radiology have been extensively revised.Unique among medical texts, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patient's perspective, offering a holistic, patient-centred approach.Loved and trusted by millions for over three decades, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be a truly indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 08/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages
NATURE-STUDY is, despite all discussions and perversions, a study of nature; it consists of simple, truthful observations that may, like beads on a string, finally be threaded upon the understanding and thus held together as a logical and harmonious whole. Therefore, the object of the nature-study teacher should be to cultivate in the children powers of accurate observation and to build up within them, understanding.FIRST, but not most important, nature-study gives the child practical and helpful knowledge. It makes him familiar with nature’s ways and forces, so that he is not so helpless in the presence of natural misfortune and disasters.Nature-study cultivates the child’s imagination since there are so many wonderful and true stories that he may read with his own eyes, which affect his imagination as much as does fairy lore; at the same time nature-study cultivates in him a perception and a regard for what is true, and the power to express it. All things seem possible in nature; yet this seeming is always guarded by the eager quest of what is true. Perhaps, half the falsehood in the world is due to lack of power to detect the truth and to express it. Nature-study aids both in discernment and expression of things as they are.Nature-study cultivates in the child a love of the beautiful; it brings to him early a perception of color, form and music. He sees whatever there is in his environment, whether it be the thunder-head piled up in the western sky, or the golden flash of the oriole in the elm; whether it be the purple of the shadows on the snow, or the azure glint on the wing of the little butterfly. Also, what there is of sound, he hears; he reads the music score of the bird orchestra, separating each part and knowing which bird sings it. And the patter of the rain, the gurgle of the brook, the sighing of the wind in the pine, he notes and loves and becomes enriched thereby.But, more than all, nature-study gives the child a sense of companionship with life out of doors and an abiding love of nature. Let this latter be the teacher’s criterion for judging his or her work. If nature-study as taught does not make the child love nature and the out-of-doors, then it should cease. Let us not inflict permanent injury on the child by turning him away from nature instead of toward it. However, if the love of nature is in the teacher’s heart, there is no danger; such a teacher, no matter by what method, takes the child gently by the hand and walks with him in paths that lead to the seeing and comprehending of what he may find beneath his feet or above his head. And these paths whether they lead among the lowliest plants, or whether to the stars, finally converge and bring the wanderer to that serene peace and hopeful faith that is the sure inheritance of all those who realize fully that they are working units of this wonderful universe.
Published by: Ravenio Books | Publication date: 05/31/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages
The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater―whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 10/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice.Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. With new full colour photographs added to the chapters on dermatology and ophthalmology. Fully illustrated,and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 03/27/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1157 pages
The Revealed Rome Handbook: Updated, Expanded, and New for 2017: Tips and Tricks for Exploring the Eternal City
Experience Rome like a local with the help of this easy-to-navigate handbook, filled with tips, tricks, and local secrets to exploring the Eternal City — now updated, expanded, and new for 2017. Written by Amanda Ruggeri, BBC editor, travel journalist and the blogger behind www.revealedrome.com, this book is not a guidebook. Instead, it's full of advice to help you enjoy every aspect of your trip, including tips like:-how to pick an authentic Roman restaurant at a glance-budget accommodation options you may not have considered-the one place where you should never take a taxi-how to skip the lines at the Colosseum, the Vatican and more-brand-new sights in Rome that you won't want to miss-how to eat gluten-free or vegetarian in Italy-whether you should invest in a Roma Pass-one thing to never use Tripadvisor for -key tips for booking (and taking) trains-where to find drinking water, and bathrooms, while out and about-how to navigate Rome's public transportation system-how to protect yourself from pickpockets-the best neighborhoods in Rome for shopping...and much, much more.The original 2012 version sold thousands of copies. Why was it time for an update? First, even in Rome, things change. And second, on a personal note, I’ve discovered even more about the city, and — not least from talking to more than 250 clients in my travel consulting sessions over the years — learned much more about what visitors to Rome really want to know. In fact, this version of the book is twice as long as the original book — but still just as fun to read and easy to navigate.Whether you're coming to Rome for the first time or the fifth, you'll find it one of the most useful tools out there to not only plan your trip, but to have the most rewarding, fun time possible.Until 15 July only, for each book sold, €1/$1/£1 per book (depending on location of sale) will be donated to the American Institute for Roman Culture, a nonprofit which protects and campaigns for Rome’s cultural heritage.
Publication date: 11/16/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 204 pages