Communicating and Interacting with People Who Have Disabilities

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - 51 pages
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Contains tips for communicating & interacting respectfully with disabled persons. Explains how using positive & non-patronizing language when speaking will show respect & lead to better interaction. Each chapter covers interactions with different kinds of disabled people, such as the wheel-chair bound, mobility impaired, blind or visually impaired, deaf-blind or blind-deaf, speech impaired, epilepsy, hard of hearing, epilepsy, mental retardation, psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, & people with HIV or AIDS. Bibliography.

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Page 46 - Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007 National Association of the Deaf, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.
Page 47 - Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults 111 Middle Neck Road Sands Point, NY 11050...
Page 45 - American Council of the Blind 1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 720 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 467-5081...
Page 49 - Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 1212 Washington, DC 20005...
Page 19 - Interpreters shall render the message faithfully, always conveying the content and spirit of the speaker, using language most readily understood by the persons whom they serve.
Page 18 - Any member of the public, in any of the contiguous 48 states, needing to contact an agency of the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Federal Government can initiate a call to the TDD relay service.
Page 49 - National Center for Learning Disabilities 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1420 New York, NY 10016 (212)687-7211 Provides referrals and resources. Publishes "Their World" magazine describing true stones on ways children and adults cope with LD.
Page 49 - National Alliance for the Mentally 111 2101 Wilson Boulevard. Suite 302 Arlington.
Page 39 - Probably the most commonly accepted definition of the term learning disability is "a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations.
Page 47 - Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200 Bethesda, MD 20814...

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