Adult Literacy Assessment Tool Kit

Author: Suzanne Knell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935028

Category: Education

Page: 93

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This guide contains strategies to help the reader create effective and accountable adult literacy programmes. The assessment tools in this book will help identify and evaluate the skill levels of learners, make changes to a program based on user's aptitudes and write thorough grant proposals.
The Adult ADHD Tool Kit

Author: J. Russell Ramsay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135072308

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

View: 781

A central source of frustration for most adults with ADHD is that they know what they need to do but they have difficulties turning their intentions into actions. These difficulties also interfere with their ability to use self-help books and to get the most out of psychosocial treatments that provide coping strategies that promise to improve their functioning. Drs. Ramsay and Rostain are experts in the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD and are leaders in the development of effective psychosocial treatments for this group of patients. Their newest book, The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out is a coping guide for adults living with ADHD, one that does not just present useful coping strategies but also provides specific tactics designed to help readers implement these skills in their daily lives and brings them to life in a user-friendly format. The authors discuss many different settings in which ADHD may cause difficulties, including work, school, matters of physical health and well-being, and the issue of excessive use of technology. Although written for consumers, clinicians will find the book to be a clinically useful tool for their adult patients with ADHD, serving as a companion to the newly updated and expanded second edition of Drs. Ramsay and Rostain’s professional treatment manual, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach.
The Adult Reading Toolkit. A Research-based Resource for Adult Literacy

Author: LDA Minnesota


ISBN: OCLC:979228125


Page: 113

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The Adult Reading Toolkit (The ART) is a research-based resource for adult literacy. The ART answers questions such as: * What does current research say about teaching reading to adult learners? * How do I determine what my adult learners know and don't know? * How do I best teach them what they don't know or what they need to know? * What kind of meaningful or authentic materials are appropriate? * What other published curricula and software is available? The ART includes six chapters covering all five of the crucial components of reading. Each chapter includes key vocabulary, research findings, assessment ideas, instructional activities and decisions, use of authentic materials, recommended curricula and software. Table of contents: * Chapter 1: Phenomic awareness * Chapter 2: Beginning phonics instruction * Chapter 3: Intermediate decoding * Chapter 4: Fluency * Chapter 5: Vocabulary * Chapter 6: Comprehension * Toolkit (chapters 1-6) * Appendix 1: sound pack * Appendix 2: word pack * Appendix 3: sight word pack * Appendix 4: phrases and sentences for fluency and dictation.
Transformational Tool Kit for Front Line Nurses, An Issue of Nursing Clinics of North America,

Author: Francisca Cisneros Farrar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323356831

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 470

Nurses are faced with unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Healthcare delivery models are transforming that require adaptive and flexible nurses. The primary role of the frontline nurse is providing patient care. To be successful in this role it requires numerous competencies supported by evidence-based data. Frontline bedside nurses are fundamental to the success of value-based care delivery models. These transformational models rely on robust nursing contributions for success. Most frontline nurses don't understand value-based care models and their role in promoting positive outcomes for reimbursement. This issue is a tool kit to empower our frontline nurses for challenges they are facing with transformations occurring at their bedside practice site. The articles will be a best practice handbook for frontline nurses by providing resources to develop clinical skills to provide safe, quality, and accountable patient care needed for new healthcare delivery models.
Immunization Tool Kit: Adult, Military, and Childhood Immunications


Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160926777

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 162

View: 194

NOTE: REDUCED PRICE-- OVERSTOCK SALE-- NO FURTHER DISCOUNT ON THIS PRODUCT. The Immunization Tool Kit (ITK) is a pocket-sized, readily available source of essential information about vaccines and immunization recommendations for all levels of health care workers. The information in the ITK is based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Information about the ITK can be found on the Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network's website at:
The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 158

ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent
Adult Programs in the Library, Second Edition

Author: Brett W. Lear

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911402

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 193

Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library but also better serving existing patrons. Lear’s invaluable guide to adult programs is back—and better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin. This edition includes Updated chapters on basics such as funding, crafting guidelines, topic selection, publicity, post-program evaluations, and more A new section on technology, with ideas for online book discussions, offering programs via Skype, and turning programs into podcasts Methods for tailoring programs for specific groups, such as men, baby boomers, and seniors A collection of "five-star" programs from libraries around the country that can be easily adapted Walking the reader through every aspect of adult programming, this new edition of a tried-and-true book is truly a librarian’s best friend.
Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729584593

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

View: 452

The second edition of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of clinical procedures and issues encountered in contemporary emergency care in Australia and New Zealand. Written by leading academics and clinicians, this fully revised and updated edition follows the patient’s journey from pre-hospital retrieval to definitive care. With a strong focus on multidisciplinary care, this evidence-based emergency and trauma resource will appeal to pre-hospital care providers, rural, remote and urban emergency nurses and allied health professionals, as well as disaster management and interfacility transport staff. Essential concepts are covered in a logical order, commencing with: An introduction to emergency professions and professional issues Clinical and health systems Patient presentations ordered by body system as well as toxicology, envenomation, ocular, environmental emergencies and unique population groups Major trauma assessment and management and end-of-life care information and considerations. Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e continues to be the pre-eminent resource for students preparing to enter the emergency environment and for clinicians seeking a greater understanding of multidisciplinary care from retrieval through to rehabilitation. A cultural safety approach is included throughout - addressing cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Mãori health Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips throughout assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies are supported by questions and answers to encourage active learning New online resources available on Evolve, including over 30 new case studies with paramedic-specific questions. Highlighted skills - cross references to the Clinical Skills chapter throughout text Over 30 new case studies Patient journey from pre-hospital and emergency-specific case studies Critical thinking questions at the end of chapters Chapter 35 Obstetric emergencies now includes 'Supporting a normal birth'.
Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Author: Michael Lockwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244463

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 943

Winner of the UKLA Author Award 2009:UKLA 'Lockwood has written a useful, supportive book which will help teachers and librarians...He describes the background and summarises the research and then proposes thoroughly practical programmes' - Carousel 'Michael Lockwood has produced an excellent, practical overview and analysis of what works in the primary school to promote reading for pleasure....Lockwood's work is grounded and valuable to those who need it most - teachers in the classroom working hard to engender a love of reading' - English Drama Media 'This book is first class. It puts the matter very clearly and succinctly, and presents a great deal of evidence to support the argument that pleasure is not a frivolous extra, but the very heart and essence of what reading is about. It also gives readers plenty of ideas for carrying the principle into the classroom, and for justifying it...This is an excellent piece of work, which I hope will find a place on every staffroom bookshelf.' - Philip Pullman English primary school children are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author's own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: - Becoming a reading for pleasure school - Promoting a love of reading in the early years - Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years - Getting boys reading Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading. It will be particularly relevant for primary teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers, advisers and consultants, as well as teacher educators and researchers.