Physical Disabilities The Ultimate Teen Guide by Denise Thornton


Physical Disabilities The Ultimate Teen Guide by Denise Thornton

The issues rising from family, school, and relationships are the same for most teens, but teens who have visual, hearing, or physical impairments have additional obstacles to cope with and overcome as they enter young adulthood. This book addresses the special issues that teens who have physical disabilities must tackle, such as school, relationships, sports and recreation, assistive technology, driving, preparing for life after high school, and more. Teens, parents, teachers, and medical professionals will find this to be a valuable resource.


A helpful-and hopeful-look at teenagers with disabilities...Well-organized and helpful, this is a fine addition... School Library Journal, October 2007 ...a fascinating exploration of the tools and technologies related to disabilities...the information presented here is solid, interesting, and will likely satisfy curious readers. VOYA, October 2007

About the Author

Denise Thornton writes and edits the quarterly newsletter for the Northern Suburban Special Education District, a cooperative of 30 school districts on Chicago's North Shore that pool resources to meet the needs of their students who have physical challenges. She has been a staff writer for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and the South Bend Tribune in Indiana. She also recently served as a freelance reporter with regular beats and a weekly column for the Lake County Bureau of The Chicago Tribune.

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176 pages


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Publication date

26th March 2007



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