Finding My Voice with Aphasia

Finding My Voice with Aphasia


  • Release: 2013-05-10
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 84 page
  • ISBN: 9781475986709
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On June 9, 2009, Carol M. Maloney, a veteran teacher, experienced a transient ischemic attack in the left hemisphere of her brain. She helplessly observed her mind deteriorate to the point where she could not speak, walk, read, identify household objects, or recall her family. Maloney traveled between the worlds of the surreal and the logical. The stroke resulted in aphasia, the loss of communication and other functions of her left hemisphere. After eighteen months of rehabilitation, she was finally able to communicate with others by using her hand as a metronome. The frustration of having the words and sentences formed in her mind but being unable to share them caused frustration and depression. Her verbal abilities suffered, along with her reading and comprehension skills. Even so, hard work, strong will, and persistence has allowed her to reach out to other teachers to offer new insight into the minds of her beloved special-education and reading-disabled students. In this, her story, Maloney turns her experience into a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of her students’ difficulties and to share that knowledge with other teachers. “Ms. Carol Maloney has written a compelling story that chronicles her amazing life before, during, and after her devastating stroke. She writes with frankness that touches one’s heart. Her story will lend encouragement to those who have suffered a stroke as well as offer strategies to those who have a loved one recovering from one. Carol Maloney developed aphasia after her stroke. I am happy to say that she has survived and conquered both the devastation of her stroke and her aphasia. I know this first hand: she conducts amazing PowerPoint presentations to my graduate class at Rivier University each semester. She is an inspiration to all who want to improve themselves. In this book, Carol clearly describes the strategies that she used to help her become the functioning writer and speaker that she is today.” J. Diane Con

Color Me Yellow

Color Me Yellow


  • Release: 2019-03-14
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 254 page
  • ISBN: 9781973653035
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You hold a powerful voice inside of you. A voice that adds color to God’s canvas on earth. God is a master artisan painting a beautiful canvas filled with vibrant colors. We are those colors. We see the beauty of the canvas when we find our colors. Those colors release their fullest expression when we communicate with our God-designed voice. In a world where we constantly consume the voices of others, it can be tempting to mimic the voices we hear. When we allow other voices to become our voices, we can easily dilute the unique color that God designed within us. But we are not the echoes of other people’s voices. We are uniquely designed colors. Together, we can begin to add our color to God’s masterpiece.

Captivate

Captivate


  • Release: 2017-04-25
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780399564505
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Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? You need to learn the science of people. As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on how to captivate anyone—and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You’ll learn, for example… · How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections. · How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions. · How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners. When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation—negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again.

What Do You See when You Look in the Mirror

What Do You See when You Look in the Mirror


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 0553374508
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Noting the risks involved with poor body image, an eight-step program helps readers to devalue stereotypes, overcome self-consciousness, end self-defeating behavior, and establish healthy thinking patterns. Original.

Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Heinemann Drama
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 157 page
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106018274883
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Find Your Voice outlines an approach to coaching that helps people conquer their fear of public sharing, written or oral.

Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice

Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice


  • Release: 2012-08-14
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781443403139
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Since its initial publication, Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice has swiftly become a favourite guide for parents. Radcliffe understands the challenges that parents face in the big and small tasks of raising kids. She offers stress-reduced strategies for gaining children’s cooperation, eliminating the need for anger and criticism. Gentle on both parent and child, these strategies can be easily learned and used by anyone. Radcliffe also suggests practical ways to strengthen the essential bond between parent and child. Her communication tools foster love, acceptance and healthy boundaries. In addition, she shows parents how to help their kids deal with their emotions: handling disappointment, loss, fear, jealousy, anger and all the other human feelings. And she helps parents cope with the most challenging aspect of childrearing: their own feelings of helplessness, anxiety and stress. Simple and effective, written in a clear and accessible style, Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice is the book that every parent needs.