The Sensory Connection

The Sensory Connection

Author: Nancy Kashman

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781932565485

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment programs in homes, schools, and clinics, Nancy Kashman (OT) and Janet Mora (SLP) provide practical advice and workable strategies to help children and adults with sensory and communication disorders. Combining aspects of occupational and speech-language therapies, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing the benefits of treatment resources. This revised edition offers even more techniques that can enhance a person's ability to attend, function, and learn. Detailed, illustrated appendices show and explain creative activities and include sample handouts. Supported by numerous references and case studies, the authors tackle topics such as: Understanding Sensory Integration and Communication Sensory Processing Difficulties Sensory-Based Behaviors A Therapeutic Approach to Intervention The Benefits of Teaming Assessment of Communication Skills and Sensory Motor Skills Assessment of the Environment Environmental Strategies and Supports Treatment Strategies for Children Strategies for the Adult & Older Child Transitions & Informational Tools Oral & Feeding Interventions Developing Communication Skills Using Videos And more!

Classical Indian Philosophy of Induction

Classical Indian Philosophy of Induction

Author: Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739147056

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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The work gives a survey of major contemporary, western and Indian views on the problem of induction and offers a solution to the classical problem of induction and the Grue paradox following the Nyaya perspective. The main focus is on Gangesa, the founder of Navya Nyaya, but other views including those of Buddhists, Jains, Vedantins, Carvaka, Hume, Russell, Reichenbach, Carnap, Popper, Goodman, and Quine are also discussed.

Definition and Induction

Definition and Induction

Author: Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824816587

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Definition is an important scientific and philosophical method. In all kinds of scientific and philosophical inquiries definition is provided to make clear the characteristics of the things under investigation. Definition in this sense, sometimes called real definition, should state the essence of the thing defined, according to Aristotle. In another (currently popular) sense, sometimes called nominal definition, definition explicates the meaning of a term already in use in an ordinary language or the scientific discourse or specifies the meaning of a new term introduced in an ordinary language of the scientific discourse. Definition combines the purposes of both real and nominal definition and is promoted by the Nyaya philosophers of India. Another important method of science and philosophy is induction. In a narrow sense induction is a method of generalization to all cases from the observation of particular cases. In a broad sense induction is a method for reasoning from some observed fact to a different fact not involved in the former. We understand induction in the broad sense though more often we shall actually be concerned with induction in the narrow sense. How can our limited experience of nature provide the rational basis for making knowlege claims about unobserved phenomena?

The Good Drone

The Good Drone

Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317017530

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has produced an alternative discourse on drones, dedicated to developing and publicizing the endless possibilities that drones have for "doing good". Furthermore, it is suggested that the Good Drone narrative has been appropriated back into the drone warfare discourse, as a strategy to make war "more human". This book explores the role of the Good Drone as an organizing narrative for political projects, technology development and humanitarian action. Its contribution to the debate is to take stock of the multiple logics and rationales according to which drones are "good", with a primary objective to initiate a critical conversation about the political currency of "good". This study recognizes the many possibilities for the use of drones and takes these possibilities seriously by critically examining the difference the drones' functionalities can make, but also what difference the presence of drones themselves – as unmanned and flying objects – make. Discussed and analysed are the implications for the drone industry, user communities, and the areas of crisis where drones are deployed.

Animal Choice and Human Freedom

Animal Choice and Human Freedom

Author: Michael Yudanin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793620194

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

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In Animal Choice and Human Freedom: On the Genealogy of Self-Determined Action, Michael Yudanin argues that describing freedom conceptually is impossible without explaining how it can exist in the world. Yudanin develops an account of freedom’s instantiation in biological agents and provides several prerequisites that are necessary for its exercise. He demonstrates that freedom is linked to the form of life and distinguishes between choice in non-verbal animals and human freedom, where the latter is enabled by the development of language and thus possesses a distinct character. Following this descriptive account, Yudanin explores freedom’s evolutionary history, explaining how it developed in the course of the evolution of species.

Attachment Theory in Action

Attachment Theory in Action

Author: Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442260139

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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In this volume, distinguished therapists and clinicians offer a broad range of effective attachment-based interventions for children with a history of attachment difficulties and complex trauma.

Evolutionary Origin of Sensory and Neurosecretory Cell Types

Evolutionary Origin of Sensory and Neurosecretory Cell Types

Author: Gerhard Schlosser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000369137

Category: Science

Page: 323

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Most vertebrate cranial sense organs arise from placodes. These placodes give rise to sensory neurons that transmit information to the brain and neurosecretory cells. This book reviews the evolutionary origin of the sensory and neurosecretory cell types. It summarizes our current understanding of vertebrate evolution, clarifies conceptual issues relating to homology and evolutionary innovation of cell types, compares the sensory and neurosecretory cell types with similar cell types in other animals, and addresses the question of how cranial placodes evolved as novel structures in vertebrates by redeploying pre-existing and sometimes evolutionarily ancient cell types.