I Have No Social Skills


36 Year Old Virgin due to Severe Social Anxiety Expresses His Feelings and Anger








Destiny - PlayStation 4


Destiny – PlayStation 4


$59.96


GAME OVERVIEW From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adve…

Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 (Standard Edition)


Grand Theft Auto IV – Xbox 360 (Standard Edition)


$9.55


What does the American Dream mean today?For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the real…

The Road


The Road


$5.95


NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critic’s Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac Mc…

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential


$7.53


There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The late…

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


$4.39


The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic “right-brain” thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human …













Relationship Skills in Social Work


Relationship Skills in Social Work


$35.63


This book considers the place of relationships in current practice and explores the ways in which social workers can use relationship skills to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. The book also offers a unique discussion of the social worker’s relationship with him or herself, arguing that self-awareness is as essential to good practice as an emotional understanding of the other. In doing so, the book promotes a new model for relationship-based social work, which emphasizes the importance of both the inter- and intrapersonal. Using reflective exercises and case studies, the book encourages students to relate the tools they have learnt to practice scenarios from the real world, and is essential reading for all qualifying social work students.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children


Social Behavior and Skills in Children


$68.46


That children are capable of pathology-not only such conditions as ADHD and learning disabilities, but also such "adult" disorders as anxiety and depression-stands as a defining moment in psychology’s recent history. Within this recognition is the understanding that the social skills deficits that accompany these disorders must be targeted for assessment and treatment to ensure optimal functioning in school, with peers, and in later transitions to puberty and adulthood. Social Behavior and Skills in Children cuts across disciplinary lines to clarify the scope of assessment options and interventions for a wide range of disorders. A panel of leading scholars reviews current research, discusses social deficits unique to specific disorders, and identifies evidence-based best practices in one authoritative, approachable reference. This volume: Discusses theoretical models of social skills as they relate to assessment and treatment. Analyzes the etiology of social behavior problems in children and the relation between these problems and psychopathology. Reviews 48 norm-referenced measures of social skills in children. Examines the range of evidence-based social skills interventions. Addresses challenging behaviors, such as aggression and self-injury. Focuses on specific conditions, including developmental disabilities, conduct disorders, ADHD, chronic medical illness, depression, anxiety, and severe psychopathology. Social Behavior and Skills in Children is an essential reference for university libraries as well as a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians in child, and school psychology, special education, and other related fields.

May I Please? (Little World Social Skills)


May I Please? (Little World Social Skills)


$6.99


Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others is the topic of this book. It gives examples of different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.

The Social Work Skills Workbook [With Infotrac]


The Social Work Skills Workbook [With Infotrac]


$3.95


Using this experiential workbook, readers can practice all the steps important to social work practice. The author includes case examples and situations that clearly illustrate the essential skills of social work practice. As readers work their way through the book’s summaries and skill-building exercises, they’ll have had numerous opportunities to get involved in actual hands-on practice.

Performance Coaching Skills for Social Work


Performance Coaching Skills for Social Work


$86.02


Within health and social care settings, high levels of sustained performance from individuals, teams, organisations and multi-agency collaborations are required. In order to achieve this, both management and leadership have to take a clear and defined role. This book looks at the ‘how to’ of performance coaching – from establishing objectives, determining frameworks, processes and systems, to monitoring and taking corrective action as necessary. Coaching in its various forms offers a means by which those involved in public service can be supported and challenged to perform.

Communication Skills for Health and Social Care


Communication Skills for Health and Social Care


$103.4


Communication Skills for Health and Social Care acts as an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique dictionary format that is easily navigated, the book is an ideal resource for students and trainees, as well as busy practitioners. Author Bernard Moss begins the book with a comprehensive introduction outlining the place that communication skills have in health and social care practice and education. The format of each entry provides an overview to the topic as well as interactive exercises that help develop the readers’ knowledge, awareness, and skills levels.

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?


Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?


$55.39


Immediately has the student address an age-old question, "Why do I have to take this course?," through assessment of strengths and weaknesses and critically applying what is relevant to their situation. "Study Skills" poses assessment of strengths and weaknesses allow students to self-identify what they already do well as a whole and what they need to improve, then take shorter assessments specific to the study skill topic of each chapter. Chapter opening situations are presented through crisply written ‘problem based learning’ vignettes to engage in critical thinking and is referenced in key points to reinforce the R.E.D. model. Each chapter concludes with the reader asked to critically apply objectives and strategies and propose a plan for the student in the scenario, again ‘problem based learning’. Priority management is a key feature and distinct from time management, as well as Information literacy coverage including social media and how to write for social media – strong and timely.

Counselling Skills in Palliative Care


Counselling Skills in Palliative Care


$42.33


"The health care professional working in a palliative care setting may be familiar with a professional counsellor working as a member of the care team. They may not always recognise the empowering effect that the use of empathy and counselling skills can have in their own encounters with patients and families. This book will give them the insight they need, the encouragement to apply skills, and the satisfaction that can come from the ‘emotional holding’ of distress, as well as the practical interventions that are a familiar part of clinical care." – Margaret Potter, Freelance Lecturer/Counsellor, Bereavement Studies "This is a very empowering book. With its emphasis on all health care professionals having an important role in listening, accepting and eliciting the feelings and fears of patients as they face the end of life. After reading this book, I felt reassured to see some of the ways that I handle these difficult issues illustrated, and stimulated to reflect on alternative ways that might be of help in the future. The text centres around a series of carefully drafted vignettes, which are then skillfully used in the subsequent text to illustrate issues in a grounded and relevant way" – Dr Stephen Barclay, General Practitioner, Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Health Services Research Training Fellow, University of Cambridge This book is for people working in palliative care, helping patients and families to manage and live with chronic and progressive illnesses where treatment is no longer aimed at a cure. Palliative care professionals are encouraged to work holistically, viewing themselves and their relationships with patients as significant therapeutic resources in their own right. The authors argue that sensitive counselling skills need to be used effectively by all palliative workers, not just by counsellors. The book discusses the place of counselling skills using an integrative biopsychosocial model of family systems medicine, taking into account interactions between family life cycles, social conceptions of illness and treatment, the psychosocial typology of particular diseases, and family/professional belief systems. Each chapter considers counselling skills in relation to the overall care system (including the professional team and the family), not just the patient with the disease. Ideas are explored through clinical vignettes of common scenarios in palliative care.

Skills for Social Success (Social Skills)


Skills for Social Success (Social Skills)


$7.99


Help build social skills by reading about everyday situations kids face and teaching kids how to develop the skills they will need for success in both school and the community.

I Have Card Game


I Have Card Game


$9.99


Children will improve reading and recognition skills with this charming card game. 2 different card decks feature illustrations of animals or colors. The first player selects a card from their pile and announces what they have – I have a snail. They flip over the card to see what they are looking for – Who has a snake? The players will then quickly look over all the cards in their pile to see if they have a snake card. If they do, they will play that card, flip it over to ask for the next one, and the game continues until someone has gotten rid of all of their cards.. Children will read, recognize and react, while strengthening their vocabulary and improving their memory.+Contents include: 48 animal cards, 48 color cards, and game instructions.+Made in China+For 2 or more players+Ages 5 and up



 101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


$5.49


“This is a fabulous Book.I wish I’d had it twenty years ago. How much hassle I could have avoided.The words are informed, empirical and in places profound.This is the ‘door’ bible for a new age.Highly recommended.”Geoff Thompson – Author of Dead or Alive: The Choice is Yours and veteran ex-Door Man”Darren’s book is a must read for anyone either working the doors or considering working the doors. It shows quite clearly that using violence need not be an option in almost every single violent or aggressive situation; there is, instead, a wealth of other techniques and options available to the street-wise doorman, or woman. If you want to survive in the industry, and go home happy after work each and every night, then don’t work the doors without reading this little book.”Robin Barratt, author, writer and former old-school doormanSo you’re a black belt, bodybuilder and think you have all the skills it takes to be a bouncer, huh?Well you may make a great ‘bouncer’, but if you want to become a professional ‘crowd controller’ who can handle situations effortlessly and with as little violence as possible then you are intelligent enough to recognize the importance of mastering the techniques in this book.With the nightlife industry becoming so heavily regulated and more and more venues taking a hard line on their ‘no hit’ policies, the nightlife security industry has dramatically changed since the old days of gorilla bouncers throwing people into trash bins, and therefore by necessity new skills have evolved.The author has over a decade of experience in the security industry and set out on a quest to codify the most workable techniques in nightlife security and educate others on their use to handle situations effectively, but with as little violence as possible. The author credits his background as a lawyer with many grueling years of experience in dispute resolution as his influence for many of the techniques outlined in this book which require a subtle, yet highly effectiv

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters.  When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up.  She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember.  What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor.  I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember.  And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions.  Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience.  The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared.  Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days.  In many ways, this is wonderful.  Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters.  When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up.  She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember.  What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor.  I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember.  And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions.  Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience.  The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared.  Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days.  In many ways, this is wonderful.  Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.37


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters.  When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up.  She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember.  What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor.  I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember.  And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions.  Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience.  The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared.  Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days.  In many ways, this is wonderful.  Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$4.95


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$5.39


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$0.99


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going.As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind.While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$1.11


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going.As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind.While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$0.75


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going.As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind.While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Practical Guide to Care Planning in Health and Social Care


A Practical Guide to Care Planning in Health and Social Care


$58.46


“A valuable resource which will capture the interest of all those involved in planning high quality care.” C.Dickie, Lecturer of Adult Nursing, University of the West of Scotland, UK”This is an excellent book for anyone starting out on the Common Foundation year of their nursing degree, and as a reference to those further into their degree, on placement, or newly qualified. The care planning process is very well introduced using models and frameworks of care, with thorough explanations and visual aids … I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to fellow students and colleagues, and I will use it through the remainder of my degree and beyond.”Conor Hamilton, Student Nurse, Queens University Belfast, UK”A highly useful and concise book that is also a practical size to carry around to lectures. This book is accurately planned and is a straight forward easy to read student guide to care planning. I found it informative and well structured in supporting how the theory and knowledge behind the care plan approach and how to implement the care plan in practice … Marjorie Lloyd has done a wonderful job in providing the theory and practical knowledge alongside excellent examples of this often confusing process.”Sandra Costall, Student Nurse, University of Chester, UKThis accessible guide takes the mystery and fear out of care planning and will help you to develop a person centred approach to delivering good quality nursing care in all clinical settings. The book explores each part of the care planning process in detail and provides opportunities for you to reflect upon practice and to develop effective skills through: Interprofessional working Risk management Communication and listening skills Reflection SupervisionPractical examples demonstrate how best to complete care planning documents and samples are provided in the appendix for you to practice with. Useful websites and checklists are included

 All Thumbs: Feeding the Achievement Gap


All Thumbs: Feeding the Achievement Gap


$6.4


Common Core. NCLB. Differentiation. A through G. Race To The Top. Despite all this, we continue to push kids through school and out the other end with little to show for our time, effort, and the public’s money. Meanwhile, the Achievement gap, the Economic Gap widens, and kids arrive at the commencement stage without basic skills to obtain and hold employment. All Thumbs; Feeding the Achievement Gap, is an educator’s analysis of how and why we have eliminated vocational and technical education in public secondary schools, and what this has done to skew education into a single track where every kid is made to prepare themselves for obtaining a university degree, no matter their interest or capability. This skewed disposition on the part of educators, a bias toward one style of education, has in turn created a form of hubris where we (educators) dictate what is to be learned, when and how, without an understanding of the types of skills needed to promote continuity in the diverse job world. This bias is fuelled by a number of things:* Vocational education is viewed as the dumping ground for kids of minority and low socioeconomic status.* Technical and vocational education are perceived as atavistic; a throwback to an age superseded by the progress of technological evolution.* The shift toward digital and Cloud-based learning at the expense of working with realia.* Attempting to squeeze more education into a time frame incapable of stretching to fit the accoutrements.* Our belief as educators that technical and vocational skills are learned rote, leaving students stranded with lower-order thinking/problem-solving skills while the world is moving toward the need for higher order cognitive skills.* The move to skew the secondary school coursework structure that filters out students who have differing skills, who desire different kinds of educational options.* Our attempts as educators to provoke culture change, producing a more refined disposition in our students that mo

 All Thumbs: Feeding the Achievement Gap


All Thumbs: Feeding the Achievement Gap


$3.51


Common Core. NCLB. Differentiation. A through G. Race To The Top. Despite all this, we continue to push kids through school and out the other end with little to show for our time, effort, and the public’s money. Meanwhile, the Achievement gap, the Economic Gap widens, and kids arrive at the commencement stage without basic skills to obtain and hold employment. All Thumbs; Feeding the Achievement Gap, is an educator’s analysis of how and why we have eliminated vocational and technical education in public secondary schools, and what this has done to skew education into a single track where every kid is made to prepare themselves for obtaining a university degree, no matter their interest or capability. This skewed disposition on the part of educators, a bias toward one style of education, has in turn created a form of hubris where we (educators) dictate what is to be learned, when and how, without an understanding of the types of skills needed to promote continuity in the diverse job world. This bias is fuelled by a number of things:* Vocational education is viewed as the dumping ground for kids of minority and low socioeconomic status.* Technical and vocational education are perceived as atavistic; a throwback to an age superseded by the progress of technological evolution.* The shift toward digital and Cloud-based learning at the expense of working with realia.* Attempting to squeeze more education into a time frame incapable of stretching to fit the accoutrements.* Our belief as educators that technical and vocational skills are learned rote, leaving students stranded with lower-order thinking/problem-solving skills while the world is moving toward the need for higher order cognitive skills.* The move to skew the secondary school coursework structure that filters out students who have differing skills, who desire different kinds of educational options.* Our attempts as educators to provoke culture change, producing a more refined disposition in our students that mo

 American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach


American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach


$138.2


Basic ApproachThis Research Navigator Edition highlights important questions raised in social welfare policy debates since 2005. This new material, located in the frontmatter, is followed by questions and activities that stimulate critical thinking skills. In addition, access to Research Navigator has been provided so that students may conduct further research on their own. By engaging with current issues and research, they may become more than an interested observer. They may become active participants.Highlights of this Research Navigator Edition• An access code for Research Navigator has been included on the inside front cover.• This text has been updated with important policy issues that have occurred since 2005.• A chapter on Religion and Social Welfare Policy examines the religious roots of the welfare state, and how changes in religious thought and expression have been reflected in social welfare polices.• A discussion on the impact of the Bush tax cuts on social welfare policy has been included.• A comprehensive companion website that includes practice tests, flashcards, web links and more is available! Please visit: www.ablongman.com/karger5eWhat the Reviewers are Saying . . .“I think one of the hallmarks of each edition of Karger and Stoesz is that it is clear and well-written. This is no exception.”–Edward Gumz, Loyola University, Chicago“[American Social Welfare Policy] provides an excellent and important balance between the many different views and approaches to social welfare policy.”–Thomas McLaughlin, University of New England

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$1.11


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life.For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is.This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways.You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us.Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


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We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life.For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is.This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways.You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us.Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


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We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life.For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is.This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways.You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us.Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


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Sex. Slang. Slumber parties. The preoccupations of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome are no different than those of other teens, but they can be much more confusing. The lack of social skills and ability to grasp conversational nuances that characterize AS make adolescence the most difficult life stage. aeWhy can I swear in front of my friends, but not in front of the teacher?AE aeWhy do I have to pay attention when IAEm not interested in what my friend is saying?AE aeWhat does it mean to aego outAE with somebody?AE Asperger Syndrome is characterized by a reliance on clear guidelines, and in adolescence the social guidelines become murky and confusing. In “Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence,” child psychologist Teresa Bolick presents strategies for helping the ten to eighteen-year-old achieve happiness and success by maximizing the benefits of AS and minimizing the drawbacks. YouAEll Learn: -How to work with the school to help the AS child learn and succeed. -Strategies for turning common AS traits like preoccupations and routines into positive strengths. -How to help the AS teen learn to manage unforeseen glitches with grace. -The best ways to talk to your teen about friendship, love, romance, and sex. Along the way, youAEll be inspired by success stories of dozens of AS teens. With the help of this book, youAEll learn that it is possible for an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome to achieve unimaginable success.

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


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The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem.Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive.It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour.The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


$1.11


The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem.Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive.It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour.The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


$0.75


The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem.Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive.It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour.The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

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