Handi-Ramp’s Virtual Library
Medical Information & Book Reviews on Disease Resulting in Wheelchair Use, Adults & Children With Disabilities, Accessible Housing Design, Inspirational Books “Just for Reading” & More.
Easy Things to Make Things Easy
This book is filled with suggestions to make life easier and more enjoyable for older persons with physical limitations. I strongly recommend that all physically disabled and elderly people have a copy. The children and grandchildren of these people should also read this book, because they can help make the modifications. In addition, caregivers should become familiar with these ideas so they can help improve the home environments for those they serve.
Muscular Dystrophy in Children
This book reflects the extraordinary qualities of this longtime MDA clinic director and current MDA vice president. This book will be a great comfort and guide for those coping with the challenges of raising a child with an uncertain future. It covers everything from available medical treatments to helping the child grow up with a positive self-image to what the future holds for the treatment of muscular dystrophy and more.
Positioning in A Wheelchair
This is a great book that thoroughly explains the basics of wheelchair positioning to building positioning aides to meet the needs of clients/residents. Provides the reader with a baseline of what to look for from someone’s trunk, head, through toe; and where to go from there. Specifics types of seating needs are also discussed in order to achieve proper wheelchair positioning. Great book overall, especially in long-term care for OT students or new grads, wherever wheelchair positioning is encountered daily. Helped me a lot!
How to Fight Cancer & Win
Maximize your chance of recovery from cancer – and learn how to prevent it – with this down-to-earth, practical guide that has saved and improved lives since its first publishing in 1992. This accessible book presents scientific guidelines and documented facts for the successful treatment and prevention of cancer and other health problems, and is a must-read for everyone, from those looking for a cure for cancer to those looking for a roadmap to surefire prevention.
Children With Cerebral Palsy
A classic primer for parents provides a complete spectrum of information and compassionate advice about cerebral palsy and its effect on their child’s development and education. Should be in the hands of every parent who has a young child with cerebral palsy (CP). In addition, the book should be read by every professional who works with young children who have cerebral palsy and their families.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information
Need to find the definition of a medical term and comprehend it? Need fast information about your child’s illness? Need help defining that redness in your eye? Or maybe you need a reality check on the progress of your pregnancy. For the first time, Merck–the leader in medical research since 1899–has opened its treasure chest of medical knowledge to the general public.
I read Treasured Misfortunes, with all honesty I just fell in love with every line. I became in touch with the real meaning of life. I became very attached to its words, I read it time after time, and when we had our book club meeting I was overjoyed to read the poems, and try to explain them to the best of my understanding of what they mean.
From Where I Sit
Making My Way With Cerebral Palsy. This autobiographical account of a young woman explores how it feels to live with cerebral palsy while struggling to have a full life despite the challenges facing her every day.
Howie Helps Himself
My daughter is 4 and is fascinated by this book. She wants to read it over and over. It is the only book I have found about a child in a wheelchair. I wish there were more about kids with disabilities.
The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Muscular Dystrophy
Down Syndrome 2002 Sourcebook
The 2002 Official Parent’s Sourcebook on Down Syndrome
American College of Physicians Collection
Coronary Artery Disease
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