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Accessible Travel: Resources for the Disabled Explorer

Traveling with a disability may be difficult, but it is not impossible. Understanding current federal laws that protect those with disabilities helps guard citizens' rights whether traveling by air, accessing websites to book vacations or seeking accessible accommodations. Wherever the destination, the disabled explorer must equip him or herself by understanding their rights, travel industry regulations and ensuring that the industry meets their individual needs. Making certain an intended destination is accessible and disabled-friendly is paramount to a successful vacation.

Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for Disabled & Elderly

The Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for Disabled and Elderly explains which smart home tech is most user-friendly for those who may have issues with communication or mobility. This article has been created in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, which allow those with impairments to easily access the content through means that work for them.
 

How Disability-Friendly Is Your City?

This handy checklist offers a way to systematically assess how disability-friendly your community really is, looking at housing, employment, education, transportation, accessibility, and general quality of life.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

An empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns.  In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

Coupon Chief has provided our research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in our series of guides to help you find ways to save money.  In this guide, let's look at ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars.  There's one thing we know for sure:  people like Jon Morrow, Joni Eareckson Tada, Stephen Hawking, and so many others, prove that a disability doesn't mean “incapable.” Not by a long shot.  As with our other guides, the purpose here is not to portray anyone as “less than” or “needing special help.”  For us, the bottom line is “If you can save money, why not do it?”  We just want to make sure you know about the options.

SLP Service Delivery Models for Students in Transition

This resource from Perry Flynn, state SLP consultant in NC, addresses the SLP's role in planning for students in the transition phase of their IEPs.  Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the most relevant types of services to provide to students transitioning to post high school settings

  • Consider a variety of service delivery models to serve transitioning students in the least restrictive environment

  • Write goals collaboratively (when appropriate) that focus on improving academic and functional outcomes related to transition

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    Study Guide and Information for the Praxis SLP Exam

    This is a test prep exam site to help graduate level speech therapists study for the PRAXIS™ SLP examination for Speech-Language Pathology, which is part of a set of requirements for ASHA™ certification and most state licensing requirements for speech-language pathologists.  Included are practice test questions, a case study, simulations, audio, study buddy, test strategies and content material that includes communicative disorders, aphasia, auditory process, central auditory processing disorder, apraxia, dyspraxia, TBI, swallowing, fluency, dysfluency, stuttering, cluttering, voice disorders, intonation, semantics, pragmatics, morphology, articulation, misarticulation, autism, pervasive development disorder, and other topics.

    Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled

    The federal tax code includes a number of provisions that can ease the tax burden on people living with a disability. Some disability payments and benefits are free of income tax, while deductions and credits can reduce the taxes you do owe. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them.  [TurboTax]

    Tenants Rights & Housing Assistance for People w Disabilities

    This webpage covers everything from the legal definition of disability, disability discrimination in housing, barriers, housing assistance, and all kinds of tips to facilitate independent living for people with disabilities.

    Textbooks.org

    Spend less with cheap textbooks by comparing prices from dozens of top bookstores with one simple search. Within seconds you'll find the lowest prices for new textbooks, used textbooks, and rental textbooks.

    Therapy Tree

    Therapy Tree provides Speech-Language Pathology services in Northwest Arkansas and the River valley. Our mission is to provide optimal evaluation and individualized treatment for each child in order to improve the quality of life and optimal success in reaching their goals.  We have a passion for family and community support and utilize a multidisciplinary approach to achieve those goals and generalize success to all environments.  We believe in providing a network of support and education to parents and caregivers to encourage continued growth and success in daily routines and activities.  We provide services in homes, daycares and in our clinic setting.

    Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

    Here are all kinds of practical tips for parents of young adults with special needs who are transitioning from living at home to living on their own, from ways to prevent injury to encouraging socialization.

    Understanding Your Salary Potential as a Speech Pathologist

    Speech pathologists help patients with speech-related medical conditions and research how we as humans communicate. This is a field that’s growing faster than average, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in this field earn an average of $72,000 annually. The top 10 percent earn over $106,530 on average.  But just how much can you make? And how can you make more money as a speech pathologist? Check out this information to find out what it takes to be a top earner in this field.

    Varsity Learning Tools

    I want to share a free educational resource with you called Varsity Learning Tools. Currently, we have over 75,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 150 subjects. This includes subjects like history, math, foreign languages, and science for all experience levels. We also have practice tests and problems for common standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, and SSAT.

     

    To date, students have completed more than 40 million problems on the Varsity Learning Tools platform. Each question is tied to a specific academic concept, which means your students can pinpoint their particular strengths and weaknesses in almost any area. The Varsity Learning Tools platform also includes free digital classroom assessment software that instructors may find useful.

    Vocational Training for People w Disabilities

    Here are the 2019 best vocational training programs for people with disabilities, due to policies, modifications, and assistive technology.

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