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"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities.

Author: Bernice Y. L. Wong

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123884091

Category: Medical

Page: 447

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Bernice Wong's Learning about Learning Disabilities was the first text to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Third Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and seven new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, with three sections encompassing the research aspects of learning disabilities, the instructional aspects of learning disabilities, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Chapters summarizing research on learning disabilities include coverage of ADHD, memory, language processing, social competence, self-regulation, and brain structures as they apply to learning disabilities. Chapters focusing on instructional aspects of learning disabilities include coverage of teaching literacy, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Third edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or a graduate level text. Reviews from previous editions: "An undergraduate text that strikes a careful balance between the intellectual (psychological) and practical aspects of learning disabilities." —BOOK NEWS, INC. "This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." —CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "Learning About Learning Disabilities provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." —BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION * Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and the practical aspects of learning disabilities. * Research coverage more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other textbook about learning disabilities * The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Our difficulties need to be recognized and taken seriously . ... Even individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder ( ADD ) have gained increased acceptance . ... Even the term " non - verbal learning disability " is confusing .

Author: Yvona Fast

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310766X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field.
2004 By Yvona Fast

"This comprehensive handbook reviews the major theoretical, methodological, and instructional advances that have occurred in the field of learning disabilities.

Author: H. Lee Swanson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462508495

Category: Education

Page: 716

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"This comprehensive handbook reviews the major theoretical, methodological, and instructional advances that have occurred in the field of learning disabilities. With contributions from leading researchers, the volume synthesizes a vast body of knowledge on the nature of learning disabilities, their relationship to basic psychological and brain processes, and how students with these difficulties can best be identified and treated. Findings are reviewed on ways to support student performance in specific skill areas/m-/including language arts, math, science, and social studies/m-/as well as general principles of effective instruction that cut across academic domains. Authoritative and up to date, the book also examines the concepts and methods that guide learning disability research and identifies promising directions for future investigation"--
2013-02-14 By H. Lee Swanson

The Welsh Assembly Government (2002) document calls on learning disability nurses to play a role in influencing others and challenging public attitudes, though it is not specific in which capacity nurses would do this.

Author: John Turnbull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405147859

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Learning disability nurses play a leading role in the care andsupport of people with learning disabilities. Learning DisabilityNursing explores the theory and practice of learning disabilitynursing, with an emphasis on understanding the experiences oflearning disability nurses as they seek to practice effectively. Itexamines key issues faced by people with learning disabilities andthose who support them and promotes the role of knowledgeable andreflective practitioners. * Develops a framework for learning disability nursingpractice * Examines key issues for people with learning disabilities * Identifies distinctive features of learning disabilitynursing * Supports learning disability nurses in developing their roles andto support those with learning disabilities in exercising theirrights. * Explores ethical and moral dilemmas, challenges and successes
2008-04-15 By John Turnbull

The most people with learning disabilities do. Similarly, Learning Disability Research Initiative the assumption that, ideally, disabled people should A brief examination of the Learning Disability carry out some research themselves is ...

Author: Gordon Grant

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238446

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

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Annotation "The editors have brought together a range of eminent contributors who present a range of issues throughout the life cycle. The book asserts that it hopes to 'assist readers to anticipate change and discontinuity in people's lives and think about strategies to support them' through the many challenges that they may face in their lives. In my view this book certainly does that and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on the production of a relevant and contemporary text that I have no hesitation in both endorsing and recommending to all involved in supporting and or caring for people with learning disabilities."Professor Bob Gates, Project Leader - Learning Disabilities Workforce Development, NHS Education South Central, UK"The editors have gathered an authoritative faculty to present and discuss a range of contemporary issues; both practical and ethical. The text is well grounded in the lived experience of people with disability and draws on the evidence-base of contemporary science. Each chapter includes thought provoking exercises. This is a seminal text for students and practitioners, researchers and policy makers."Associate Professor Keith R. McVilly, Deakin University, Australia"I currently own a copy of the first edition and it has proved an invaluable resource time and time again. There is not an essay I complete that does not make reference to the book and I can consistently use it to reflect back on my practice as a student nurse and social worker. Having read several extracts from the new edition it does appear to include very high quality content covering learning disabilities over the lifespan ... if I were to personally recommend any book for budding or current learning disability professionals then this would be it."James Grainger, Student Nurse/Social Worker, Sheffield Hallam University, UK"I like the way it has primary and secondary information from a range of sources. The exercises in the book also get you to think about the situation in question which helps us think about our values and anti-oppressive practice ... This book really does start with the basics and having a learning disability from birth and the effects, to in depth knowledge and literature ... This book would be very helpful to me as it brings in literature policies and models from both a health and social side, which is important for my course and collaborative working."Laura Jean Lowe, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK"It is written with a clearly conveyed in-depth knowledge and in a way that has professional lived experience within the context of the work. The authors have taken into account the emotional, client-centred approach to the modern practitioner's practice ... The book gives a true wealth of good practice scenarios that can only help practitioners be good at what they do and aspire to be."Lee Marshall, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UKWith its spread of chapters covering key issues across the life cycle this text has established itself as the foundational primer for those studying the lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families, and outcomes achieved through services and support systems.Recognising learning disability as a lifelong disability, this accessible book is structured around the life cycle. The second edition is refreshed and expanded to include seven new chapters, covering:AetiologyBreaking news (about disability) and early interventionTransition to adulthoodThe sexual lives of womenEmploymentPersonalisationPeople with hidden identitiesWith contributions from respected figures from a range of disciplines, the book draws heavily upon multidisciplinary perspectives and is based on the latest research and evidence for practice. The text is informed by medical, social and legal models of learning disability, exploring how "learning disability" is produced, reproduced and understood.Extensive use is made of real-life case studies, designed to bring theory, values, policy and practice to life. Narrative chapters describe, in the words of people with learning disabilities themselves, their lives and aspirations. They helpfully show readers the kinds of roles played by families, advocates and services in supporting people with learning disabilities. New exercises and questions have been added to encourage discussion and reflection on practice.Learning Disabilityis core reading for students entering health and social care professions to work with people with learning disabilities. It is a compelling reference text for practitioners as it squarely addresses the challenges facing people with learning disability, their loved ones and the people supporting them.ContributorsDawn Adams, Kathryn Almack, Dorothy Atkinson, Nigel Beail, Christine Bigby, Alison Brammer, Jacqui Brewster, Hilary Brown, Jennifer Clegg, Lesley Cogher, Helen Combes, Clare Connors, Bronach Crawley, Eric Emerson, Margaret Flynn, Linda Gething, Dan Goodley, Peter Goward, Gordon Grant, Chris Hatton, Sheila Hollins, Jane Hubert, Kelley Johnson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Heather McAlister, Michelle McCarthy, Alex McClimens, Roy McConkey, David McConnell, Keith McKinstrie, Fiona Mackenzie, Ghazala Mir, Ada Montgomery, Lesley Montisci, Elizabeth Murphy, Chris Oliver, Richard Parrott, Paul Ramcharan, Malcolm Richardson, Bronwyn Roberts, Philippa Russell, Kirsten Stalker, Martin Stevens, John Taylor, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Sally Twist, Jan Walmsley, Kate Woodcock
2010-05-16 By Gordon Grant

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Royal College of Nursing ( 2013 ) Meeting the Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities ... Part 9 : Older people with learning disability Centre for Research on Families ( 2006 ) Best Practice in Learning Disability and ...

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118506134

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
2015-02-23 By Bob Gates

In A. Brechin and J. Walmsley (eds) Making Connections: Reflecting on the Lives and Experiences of People with Learning Difficulties. London: Hodder and Stoughton. Aspis, S. (2000) 'Researching our history: who is in charge?

Author: Barry Gray

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029424

Category: Education

Page: 255

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This book presents an examination of the historical, legal and philosophical contexts within which advocacy services have developed. It discusses the professional and practical issues and problems confronting those running and using advocacy services, the role of advocacy, and advocacy with families and people with communication difficulties.
2002 By Barry Gray

McGaw, S. and Newman, T. (2005) What works for Parents with Learning Disabilities, Ilford: Barnardo's. McKenzie, K. (2011) 'Providing services in the United Kingdom to people with an intellectual disability who present behaviour which ...

Author: Valerie Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781137296696

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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2012-01-01 By Valerie Williams

Definitions of learning disability and learning difficulties Language is changing all the time. The words we use to describe a particular impairment or disability change as a result of listening to people with personal experience and as ...

Author: Elaine Hardie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857257116

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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If you work with people with a learning disability and are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then An introduction to supporting people with a learning disability is for you. This book puts the person at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support you provide.
2012-02-13 By Elaine Hardie

Both the World Health Organisation and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities now ... Nevertheless, with learning disability specifically, the concession to social constructionism is simply another ...

Author: C. F. Goodey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136772009

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These approaches promise to replace a century and a half of "scientific" pathological models based on expert assessment, and of the accompanying segregated social administration which determined how and where people led their lives, and who they were. This innovative volume explains how concepts of learning disability, intellectual disability and autism first came about, describes their more recent evolution in the formal disciplines of psychology, and shows the direct relevance of this historical knowledge to present and future policy, practice and research. Goodey argues that learning disability is not a historically stable category and different people are considered "learning disabled" as it changes over time. Using psychological and anthropological theory, he identifies the deeper lying pathology as "inclusion phobia", in which the tendency of human societies to establish an in-group and to assign out-groups reaches an extreme point. Thus the disability we call "intellectual" is a concept essential only to an era in which to be human is essentially to be deemed intelligent, autonomous and capable of rational choice. Interweaving the author's historical scholarship with his practice-based experience in the field, Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia challenges myths about the past as well as about present-day concepts, exposing both the historical continuities and the radical discontinuities in thinking about learning disability.
2015-10-05 By C. F. Goodey

Cognitive processing deficits and students with specific learning disabilities: A selective meta-analysis of the literature. Learning Disability Quarterly, 33(1), 3–18. Jones, B.A., Smith, H. H., Hensley-Maloney, L., & Gansle, ...

Author: Vincent C. Alfonso

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119313847

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions. Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care. Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.
2018-04-03 By Vincent C. Alfonso

All children come to learn about norms and their own positioning, particularly in relation to others. ... As Aaron Piziali, who grew up with a learning disability, writes in his life story, “My disability is that I have been disabled, ...

Author: AnnMarie Baines

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772720

Category: Education

Page: 193

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How do high school students confront and resolve conflicting messages about their intelligence and academic potential, particularly when labeled with social and learning disabilities? How does disability become “disablement” when negative attitudes and disparaging perceptions of ability position students as outsiders? Following the lives of adolescents at home and at school, the author makes visible the disabling language, contextual arrangements, and unconscious social practices that restrict learning regardless of special education services. She also showcases how young people resist disablement to transform their worlds and pursue pathways most important to them. Educators and scholars can use this important resource to recognize and change disabling practices that are often taken for granted as a natural part of schooling. Book Features: Offers concrete ways that students, schools, and teachers can unlearn disabling behaviors. Illuminates how social processes of disablement take place, rather than simply describing their influence. Looks at settings where students encounter more flexible ideas of ability and intelligence. “AnnMarie Baines shows us how LD can be rephrased, readdressed, and reworked. LD can be a good idea again, but the labels have to be tied to conditions of growth, identity enhancement, and institutional change.” —From the Foreword by Ray McDermott, professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education "Through compelling narrative vignettes and clear expository commentary, the author makes a persuasive case that adolescents' ‘abilities’ and ‘disabilities’ are situational, not fixed. The moral of her stories is this: change the social situations of learning to foreground and affirm ability rather than disability.” —Frederick Erickson, George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education, emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles “This book will touch everyone. The stories ring with familiar pain, strategies of persistence, and the randomness of what counts for success or failure. Valuable resources are lost to labels given too lightly for far too many; this volume tells us how to recoup and to protect these resources and to restore hope by doing so.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature and professor of linguistics, emerita, Stanford University AnnMarie Darrow Baines is an assistant professor in the department of secondary education at San Francisco State University.
2014-12-04 By AnnMarie Baines

Series Editor: Lesley Barcham Mandatory unit and Common Induction Standards titles Communicating effectively with people with a learning disability ISBN 978085725 510 5 Personal development for learning disability workers ISBN 978 0 ...

Author: Alice Bradley

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9780857256423

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book an invaluable resource in helping you to achieve the units on Health and Safety. You will find the book easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout the book so you can really get to grips with the subject.
2012-11-13 By Alice Bradley

All of us were expected to learn how to meet the special needs of these children in our classrooms—unfortunately, in most cases, without adequate additional training. Learning disability definitions have evolved over time.

Author: Tish Howard

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273310

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Proven strategies for increasing the academic performance of students with low school-readiness skills! Children of low socioeconomic status often enter school with low school-readiness skills, leading them to be misidentified as learning disabled. Educators in Grades K–12 can allocate resources for special education services more effectively and meet the needs of low SES students by preventing students from being placed in the wrong program and by providing readiness supports. Examining proven success stories, the authors provide: Training resources Assessment tools for identifying learning needs Strategies for building collaborative communitywide relationships Data charts proving the success of schoolwide initiatives
2009-07-30 By Tish Howard

Branford D, Bhaumik S, Naik B. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors for the treatment of perseverative and maladaptive behaviours of people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 1998; 42: 301–306.

Author: Sabayaschi Bhaumik

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203090152

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Learning disabilities (LD) represent a variety of life-long conditions associated with intellectual impairment (IQ
2005-03-17 By Sabayaschi Bhaumik

Over the past few decades there have been major changes in our understanding and attitudes to people with learning disabilities and our approach to risk-taking has changed along with it. There is now greater recognition of the rights of ...

Author: Liz Tilly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857256262

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book invaluable in helping you to achieve the unit on Person Centred Approaches. It explains person centred values, how they must influence all aspects of your work and shows how to support active participation and choice. The book is easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout.
2011-07-08 By Liz Tilly

Does she have a learning disability?” “A child in my class comes from a bilingual home, and her single •• mother, who speaks little English, works at night while the teenage sister takes care of her. She's hardworking but just can't ...

Author: Deborah Paula Waber

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606235669

Category: Psychology

Page: 241

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Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school.
2010-02-03 By Deborah Paula Waber

Describes how children with learning disabilities learn in different ways, and learning strategies that can be employed.

Author: Brenda Miles

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 143381661X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This title introduces the concept of a learning disability in concrete terms for younger students. The supportive and upbeat story reassures readers that they are capable, and can use 'smart strategies' to help themselves learn.
2014-04-01 By Brenda Miles

List the reasons why you want to work with or care for someone who has a learning disability. • • List the positive aspects of having a learning disability. • • List the benefits our society might gain in changing to enable equal access ...

Author: Stacey Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317818939

Category: Medical

Page: 580

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Many practitioners within health and social care come into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Yet the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities continues to be a neglected area, where unnecessary suffering and premature deaths continue to prevail. This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing and also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Divided into five sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological and social barriers impact upon people with learning disability, and includes: Six guiding principles used to adjust, plan and develop meaningful and accessible health and social services Assessment, screening and diagnosis of intellectual disability across the life course Addressing lifelong health needs Psychological and psychotherapeutic issues, including sexuality, behavioural and mental health needs, bereavement, and ethical concerns. The changing professional roles and models of meeting the needs of people with intellectual and learning disabilities. Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care provides a wide-ranging overview of what learning disability professionals’ roles are and provides insight into what health and social care practitioners might do to assist someone with intellectual disabilities when specific needs arise.
2014-09-16 By Stacey Atkinson

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