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Professional Manual for the Parent Reaction to Autism Diagnosis Scales (PRADS-2) with Guidance for Tailoring Parent Supports
Kathleen A. Brewer M.A. and Mary B. Gruber Ph.D. BCBA-D
The Parent Reaction to Autism Diagnosis Scales (PRADS-2) is a 60-item survey, which provides 15 scale scores to measure a parent’s specific areas of strengths and difficulties in raising their child with autism. The measure allows researchers to obtain objective data on parent responses, and it allows service providers to tailor specific supports for parents. This peer-reviewed professional manual describes our research, statistical development, and validation of the scales, and then describes the steps for applications in service work, specifying how our measure may be used accurately, ethically, and compassionately, for the benefit of parents and families. The manual includes the informed consent form, the survey, scoring sheet, profile graph form, guide for tailoring services, a tailored worksheet, steps for follow-up interviewing, and a complete illustration for an example parent.
To Catch the Sun: Inspiring stories of communities coming together to harness their own solar energy, and how you can do it too!
Lonny Grafman and Joshua Pearce
This is a book for people looking to build a better future together, that includes:
- Inspiring stories: Real life accounts of building solar power in communities.
- Technical details: Straightforward descriptions of solar components and diagrams of systems, replete with real examples (many from the systems described in the stories).
- Math and science: Easy-to-follow math that allows readers to size small photovoltaic systems for all types of environments and uses.
Go to https://tocatchthesun.com/ to download a free copy of the book.
This peer-reviewed textbook is designed for the true beginner with U.S. college students in mind. It contains themed chapters, which are divided into 8 sections. Each section has its own set of learning objectives, and is further separated into three types of assignments, Para estudiar en casa (with detailed explanations), Para practicar en casa (homework exercises), and Para practicar en clase (paired and group classwork activities). The explanations and primary input are written to be easily comprehensible. The individual exercises are geared towards acquisition of form and function, and the communicative classwork exercises promote interpersonal exchanges between students. The digital copy includes some embedded audio files, and we are developing a website to house many more resources.
The text is also available print-on demand through Amazon for $10.
Essential Modeling Techniques for Geospatial Analysis Using ArcGIS: An Intermediate-Level GIS Workbook
Nicolas R. Malloy
This book contains four chapters and six intermediate-level tutorials to introduce students to geospatial modeling techniques. The tutorials represent approximately two-weeks of work for a three-credit 16-week semester course. Though some tutorials presented here cover similar concepts, each represents a complete and independent exercise. The modeling techniques shown here only scratch the surface of what is possible for each. The intent is to introduce readers to a varied array of geospatial modeling techniques, develop the skills needed to be successful in the workplace, and prepare students for more advanced work. Peer review pending.
Nicolas R. Malloy
Part 107 is the subdivision of Subchapter F of Chapter 1 of Title 14 that pertains to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). To legally fly a small unmanned aircraft for non-hobby, non-recreational use, remote pilots must abide by these regulations. This book is intended to explain the Part 107 regulations in a short and easy to read format. Additionally, this book also covers other areas of knowledge required by the FAA, including airspace and requirements, weather, loading and performance, and operations. Readers also have access to a series of sample test questions. Because the FAA does not provide specific test-questions to the public, the sample questions here are based on the information available through documentation and research. Peer review pending.
Kyle Morgan and Meg Rodriguez
The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction is a peer-reviewed chronological survey of the LGBTQ fight for equal rights from the turn of the 20th century to the early 21st century. Illustrated with historical photographs, the book beautifully reveals the heroic people and key events that shaped the American LGBTQ rights movement. The book includes personal narratives to capture the lived experience from each era, as well as details of essential organizations, texts, and court cases that defined LGBTQ activism and advocacy.
To Catch the Rain: Inspiring stories of communities coming together to harvest their own rain, and how you can do it too
If water is life, rainwater is a fountain of life. The purpose of this book is to show how various communities have caught that fountain of life using rainwater catchment systems. This book looks at real, practical, global experiences of rainwater harvesting on individual, financially constrained, and community based levels through academic, mathematical and practical perspectives. This book can be used to learn practical skills, see inspiring examples, and to make math have more meaning. This book is for practitioners, DIYers, community members looking for water solutions, as well as for students and teachers in environmental science, environmental studies, sustainable design, international development, engineering, and mathematics. The book is broken into sections on rainwater catchment in general, types, components, gravity, calculations, implementation stories, useful links, conversions, and problem-sets.