Children Beyond Labels

Author: Rhian Spence
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429016379
Size: 17,24 MB
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Children Beyond Labels is an accessible guide to understanding standardised assessment and managing high incidence additional learning needs in the primary school. It offers jargon-free insight into the results of formal assessments which are often used within professional reports and cuts to the core of how primary education professionals and parents can identify, understand and best meet children’s needs. Offering a range of practical and manageable strategies, the book provides clear explanations of commonly used labels which reflect three of the four areas described within the SEND Code of Practice (2015): Cognition and Learning; Communication and Interaction; and Social, Emotional and Mental Health. These categories are illustrated by 18 detailed case studies of children from the author’s own case work, each with their unique profiles of strengths, weaknesses and traits that can sometimes transcend category boundaries. Examples of these traits include: Dyslexia Autism Spectrum Disorder Specific Language Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties Anxiety. This is an invaluable guide to the range of different types of additional learning or special needs of children who are likely to be found in mainstream primary schools. It will be of interest to primary teachers, trainee teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs, parents and anyone working to support the needs of young children.

Smart Technologies For Emergency Response And Disaster Management

Author: Liu, Zhi
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522525769
Size: 14,18 MB
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Disaster management is an imperative area of concern for society on a global scale. Understanding how to best utilize information and communication technology to help manage emergency and disaster situations will lead to more effective advances and innovations in this important field. Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management is a pivotal reference source that overviews current difficulties, challenges, and solutions that technology must adapt to in crisis situations. Highlighting pertinent topics such as network recovery, evacuation design, sensing technologies, and video technology, this publication is ideal for engineers, professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in discovering more about emerging technologies in crisis management.

Rendering Techniques 98

Author: George Drettakis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783211832134
Size: 12,67 MB
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Some of the best current research on realistic rendering is included in this volume. It emphasizes the current "hot topics” in this field: image based rendering, and efficient local and global-illumination calculations. In the first of these areas, there are several contributions on real-world model acquisition and display, on using image-based techniques for illumination and on efficient ways to parameterize and compress images or light fields, as well as on clever uses of texture and compositing hardware to achieve image warping and 3D surface textures. In global and local illumination, there are contributions on extending the techniques beyond diffuse reflections, to include specular and more general angle dependent reflection functions, on efficiently representing and approximating these reflection functions, on representing light sources and on approximating visibility and shadows. Finally, there are two contributions on how to use knowledge about human perception to concentrate the work of accurate rendering only where it will be noticed, and a survey of computer graphics techniques used in the production of a feature length computer-animated film with full 3D characters.

Risk Assessment With Time To Event Models

Author: Mark Crane
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420032283
Size: 10,64 MB
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How can environmental regulators use information on 48-hour toxicity tests to predict the effects of a few minutes of pollution? Or, at the other extreme, what is the relevance of 96-hour toxicity data for organisms that may have been exposed to a pollutant for six months or more? Time to event methods are the key to answering these types of questions. Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models is the first comprehensive treatment of these methods in the context of ecological risk assessment. Leading experts from industry, academia, and government regulatory agencies explain how these methods can be used to extract more useful information from laboratory data than is present in simple summary statistics like 48-h LC50. The book offers a clear introduction to the field through several approaches, from the introductory to the more mathematical. Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models demonstrates the relevance of time in the analysis and reporting of toxicity data through the use of practical examples from the field of environmental toxicology. It also incorporates helpful analogies from other disciplines that commonly use time to event modeling.

Risk Less And Prosper

Author: Zvi Bodie
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118206258
Size: 17,17 MB
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A practical guide to getting personal investing right Somewhere along the way, something has gone very wrong with the way individuals save and invest. Too often, households are drawn in by promotional suggestions masquerading as impartial investment advice. Consumers get saddled with more risk than they realize. Authors Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu understand the dilemma that today's investors face, and with Risk Less and Prosper they will help you find your financial footing. Written in an accessible style, this practical guide skillfully explains why personal investing is all about you—your goals, your values and your career path. It shows how to understand investment risk and choose the particular blend of risk and safety that is right for you. And it lays out several simple yet powerful ways for small investors to cast a reliable safety net to achieve their financial goals and truly prosper. Coauthors Bodie and Taqqu challenge the myth that all investments require risk, then highlight some important risks that families often disregard when deciding where to put their money. Later, they connect the dots between investment and investor, showing us all how to grasp our own investment risk profiles and how we may use these insights to make more fitting investment choices. Outlines a straightforward way to invest by aligning your investments with your goals and the risk levels you can bear Provides basic investment abc's for readers who are otherwise literate Lays out a simple, actionable plan for achieving your goals Explains the role of risk-free assets and investment insurance in assuring that you reach your most essential goals Contrary to popular belief, investing doesn't have to be complicated. You can build wealth without taking great risks. Risk Less and Prosper will show you how to make investment decisions that will make your financial life less stressful and more profitable.

Where Did Time Fly

Author: John Swift
Editor: Where Did Time Fly
ISBN: 1452855323
Size: 18,74 MB
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Time often seems to stealthily fly by through our lives. Where Did Time Fly is a comprehensive and useful book that gives many techniques and ideas on how to save and improve your time usage. Why this book will help you:(a.) It contains more than 100 truly useful techniques to help you save and optimize your time (less than 15 cents per useful time-saving technique).(b.) It allows you to understand various life principles and concepts in order to help you improve your life in various arenas.(c.) It has a practical approach so that you can easily implement each technique and enjoy doing so.(d.) It has a practice exercise at the end of each technique to help you better incorporate the time-saving technique into your life.(e.) The concepts and principles are based on techniques that have been experimented to truly work.(f.) It will give you a better direction to drive your life in general.(g.) The explanation of each technique is reasonably concise and easy to internalize.(h.) Through the table of contents, you can glance through all the time-saving techniques easily, and pick and choose the ones that you would like to try and implement, coming back often to choose other techniques later.(i.) It may change your perspective on how to best make use of time.(j.) It will help you understand better your true purpose in life.(k.) After reading and understanding the book, you can buy it as a gift to care for important people in your life.

Project Scheduling With Time Windows And Scarce Resources

Author: Klaus Neumann
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540401254
Size: 10,50 MB
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A survey of the state of the art of deterministic resource-constrained project scheduling with time windows. General temporal constraints and several different types of limited resources are considered. A large variety of time-based, financial, and resource-based objectives - important in practice - are studied. A thorough structural analysis of the feasible region of project scheduling problems and a classification and detailed investigation of objective functions are performed, which can be exploited for developing efficient exact and heuristic solution methods. New interesting applications of project scheduling to production and operations management as well as investment projects are discussed in the second edition.

Treating The Dental Patient With A Developmental Disorder

Author: Karen A. Raposa
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111829324X
Size: 16,28 MB
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Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder provides a basic understanding of patients with developmental and intellectual disorders and offers help in communicating with and treating with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, learning disabilities, and others. Presents descriptions of most common forms of developmental and intellectual disorders Provides practical methods of caring for patients with these disabilities, including how to guide and model behavior Offers practice management tips to accommodate patients with special needs, particularly those with autism Includes instructions to give caregivers for home oral therapy

A Republic In Time

Author: Thomas M. Allen
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807831794
Size: 13,81 MB
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The development of the American nation has typically been interpreted in terms of its expansion through space, specifically its growth westward. In this innovative study, Thomas Allen posits time, not space, as the most significant territory of the young

The Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470594578
Size: 19,68 MB
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Compiled by training and consulting expert Elaine Biech, this new Leadership Challenge resource provides practical information and tools for demonstrating and teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to audiences both new to or already familiar with the model. Filled with 75 experiential learning activities and games, each keyed to a specific practice(s), this book is an excellent addition to a facilitator's existing The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) or other leadership development program. This book will feature contributions from experienced Leadership Challenge facilitators and other greats in the training industry.