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Inhaltsangabe: Chasing Normal: A Guide for the Newly Disabled and for Those Who Love Them provides a type of map and answers these questions and more. In this book Dinah Chaudoir Federer discusses Talking about 'the Big IT', Silently Screaming-Dealing with Fear, Feeding Your Spirit, Releasing Resistance and other easy to follow topics. It s written conversationally rather than formally to make it less threatening.
Chasing Normal: A Guide for the Newly Disabled and for Those Who Love Them is meant to help the newly disabled especially, and their families calm down, get centered and take their individual journey one step at a time. As she says in her book, becoming disabled is like being dropped in the middle of a foreign country and told to find your way home. Chasing Normal is meant to act as a compass on this often overwhelming path.
If you do a topic search you ll see there are plenty of textbooks discussing the 'issues' there are many written by parents, and there are some personal stories. Dinah's experience can tell you that the 'average Joe' in crisis will not read a textbook. Concentration flies out the window when you re terrified. Further, this same 'Joe' won t care about a parent s theory or even others stories unless there s some good, simple advice. Chasing Normal: A Guide for the Newly Disabled and for Those Who Love Them will do this without adding to their overwhelm.
About the Author:
Dinah has worked in the field of rehabilitation for 20 years, and is currently a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the disabled. She was born with Charkot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), an inherited neurological condition that affects the nerves and weakens the muscles in the extremities, forcing her to walk with crutches. At age 35, she was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, which causes intense electrical shock-type pain in the nose, lips, and eyes. Consequently, she has unique insight into the experiences of those who grow up with a disability as well as what people go thru when they acquire a disability later in life.
As a disabled adult herself, her on-going message is blunt and hopeful: THERE IS LIFE AFTER DISABILITY AND IT DOESN T HAVE TO SUCK!!
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. First. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95856596
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. First. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87554325
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0615262627I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, 2008. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Chrissy Ogden Marsh (illustrator). little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2783858186
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Like New. AUTOGRAPHED by Dinah on the title page. This book is like new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6A4S44274
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, U.S.A., 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. In like new condition; signed and inscribed by the author. Inscribed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005512
Buchbeschreibung Distynct Solutions, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110615262627