Literacy Out Loud

Literacy Out Loud

Author: Terry Anne Campbell

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389240

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Committed to embracing the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking, and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. The book argues that listening and speaking, or "talk," is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right, and makes all learning possible.

Health Literacy From A to Z

Health Literacy From A to Z

Author: Helen Osborne

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449600532

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 748

Clear communication of your health message can make all the difference in effective patient care. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition is an easy to use handbook designed for the busy health professional. Filled with ideas and strategies that can be used in everyday practice, Health Literacy from A to Z is a first-of-its-kind resource. Learn the key principles and strategies of effective health communication presented in a simple, informal manner by one of the nation’s leading experts in health literacy. Whether you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, allied health professional, case manager, public health specialist, practice manager, health care educator, student or family caregiver this book is for you. What’s New in the Second Edition of Health Literacy from A to Z The Second Edition is updated and revised to reflect current health literacy research and practice with new information about timely health literacy topics. This edition has 14 new chapters including 4 chapters about “Technology” and 7 chapters focused on “Know Your Audience.” Highlights • “Starting Points” with an introduction to key information. • “Strategies, Ideas, and Suggestions” with lots of practical, how-to tips. • “Stories from Practice” showcasing real-life experiences from a wide range of perspectives to help make key points come alive. • “Sources to Learn More” including an extensive list of books, articles, websites, podcasts, and other resources. New Topics • Business Side of Health Literacy • Communicating When Patients Feel Scared, Sick, and Overwhelmed • General Public: Talking with Patients about What They Learn from the Media • Organizational Efforts, Advocacy, and Collaborations • Regulatory and Legal Language • Website Writing • Blogs and Social Media • Audio Podcasts • Email and Text Messages • Interactive Multimedia • Sections focusing on, “Know Your Audience” with in-depth information about: Children and Youth Emotions and Cognition Hearing Loss Language and Culture Literacy Older Adults Vision Problems The First Edition was the 2006 Winner of the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication!

Health Literacy From A to Z

Health Literacy From A to Z

Author: M. Ed Osborne

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449677343

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 359

Clear communication of your health message can make all the difference in effective patient care. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition is an easy to use handbook designed for the busy health professional. Filled with ideas and strategies that can be used in everyday practice, Health Literacy from A to Z is a first-of-its-kind resource. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health

Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health

Author: R.A. Logan

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643680750

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 591

“Health literacy is the ultimate global currency of health and well-being. Without health literacy, medicine fails, public health fails, and people pay the cost for these failures with their lives. As this book goes to press, the world is confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving health literacy becomes increasingly important if we are to successfully confront the challenges that stress our systems of medicine and public health like never before.” (Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, former Surgeon General of the United States, in his foreword to this book.) Two years ago, HTI published the book Health Literacy: New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice. Together with that earlier volume, this book: Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health: New Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection with other Disciplines, strives to enumerate and expand our understanding of the multidisciplinary connections which underpin the field of health literacy. The book’s balance between research and practice is a response to the feedback the editors received about the previous publication, which focused more on HL theory and research. With reports of specific health literacy research initiatives and interventions, particularly in clinical practice and public health, the book covers contemporary health literacy research and practice and is divided into three sections. Section one explores health literacy’s capacity to foster progress in clinical practice and public health; section two provides insights into health literacy initiatives and lessons learned from diverse healthcare stakeholders; and section three examines health literacy’s similarities with – and differences from – related health research disciplines. The book sets the practice and research of health literacy on an evidence-based, thoughtful, effective, efficient, and applied course. As Dr Richard Carmona says in his foreword: “It is enthusiastically recommended for all health and medical practitioners and researchers.”

Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls

Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls

Author: Pelusa Orellana García

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319759487

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This volume links theoretical and instructional approaches on how reading is motivated and assessed, and examines the interrelationship between reading motivation and achievement among boys and girls in culturally and geographically different settings. Much of the research on children’s reading has focused on cognitive processes; however, reading is an activity that also requires interest and motivation. These attitudes are generally defined as readers’ affect toward reading and their consequence is that children with more positive attitudes are more motivated to read. Taking into account the variability that exists within the notion of gender and age, this volume aims to examine and scrutinize previous research on the topic, as well as test theories on how the different dimensions of reading motivation vary with gender, in relation to cultural issues, motivational constructs, such as engagement and classroom climate, the role of emotions, interests and attitudes towards reading, among others. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, graduate students, and other professionals working in the area of literacy, reading motivation, reading achievement and gender differences.

Spelling for Literacy for ages 6-7

Spelling for Literacy for ages 6-7

Author: Andrew Brodie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919250

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 864

The new Spelling for Literacy series will consist of six books designed to reflect fully the demands of the latest National Curriculum: the books cover all the statutory requirements, which specify sounds and spelling patterns, as well as the non-statutory guidance including all the curriculum's example words...together with many others! Preserving the popular format of the original series, each book will contain forty sets of words with each set arranged across three pages: a display page, for pinning to the wall or showing on screen, a practice page, to include using the words in context, and a 'Learn, Write, Check' page to reinforce the learning process. Teachers will know confidently that, by using these books, they will cover every word and every spelling pattern required for the 2014 curriculum.

Integrative Nursing

Integrative Nursing

Author: Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199860746

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 875

Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This volume is the first complete roadmap to integrative nursing, providing a step-by-step guide to assess and clinically treat conditions through a variety of combined methodologies including wellness, lifestyle enhancement, and nutrition. This text puts forth both the skills and theoretical frameworks for multidisciplinary leaders to consider and implement integrative healthcare strategies within institutions, including several case studies involving practical nursing-led initiatives. Sections one and two cover the foundations, including principles and best practices, healing environments, whole systems healing, and measurement of outcomes. The third section outlines major areas of symptom management such as pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, and behavioral dysfunction. The fourth and fifth sections address applications to patient populations, models of care, and models of education. The final section collects global perspectives. The academic rigor of the text is balanced by practical and relevant content that can be readily implemented into practice for both established professionals as well as students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs.

Literacy and Learning

Literacy and Learning

Author: Brett Elizabeth Blake

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072738

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 572

Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.

Advances in Research on Reading Recovery

Advances in Research on Reading Recovery

Author: Jerome V. D'Agostino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351207744

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 461

There is no shortage of innovative educational programs – the challenge is learning how to scale and sustain those with strong evidence of effectiveness. This book focuses on Reading Recovery – one of the few educational innovations that has successfully expanded and established itself in several educational systems in the world. Developed by Marie Clay in New Zealand during the mid-1980s, Reading Recovery is an intensive intervention for young students who are struggling to learn how to read, and has expanded to several countries across the globe over the last 30 years. Providing evidence of the intervention’s effectiveness both in the short- and long-term, this volume presents in-depth studies to elucidate why the program is effective; discusses the trials and tribulations in scaling and sustaining the program; and approaches scaling and maintaining from theoretical and practical perspectives. The contributors to this book explain how Reading Recovery has established itself because it has maintained a strong focus on evidence; developed a deep sense of community among its practitioners; and was at the forefront in enhancing professional development of the teachers who delivered the intervention. Understanding the implementation experiences of the intervention is beneficial for any innovation developer who wishes to grow and sustain an intervention. The chapters in this book were originally published as articles in the Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk.

Oral Literacies

Oral Literacies

Author: Sam Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 570

This is the first book to focus exclusively on an examination of early 21st-century adult reading aloud. The dominant contemporary image of reading in much of the world is that of a silent, solitary activity. This book challenges this dominant discourse, acknowledging the diversity of reading practices that adults perform or experience in different communities, languages, contexts and phases of our lives, outlining potential educational implications and next steps for literacy teaching and research. By documenting and analysing the diversity of oral reading practices that adults take part in (on- and offline), this book explores contemporary reading aloud as hugely varied, often invisible and yet quietly ubiquitous. Duncan discusses questions such as: What, where, how and why do adults read aloud, or listen to others reading? How do couples, families and groups use oral reading as a way of being together? When and why do adults read aloud at work? And why do some people read aloud in languages they may not speak or understand? This book is key reading for advanced students, researchers and scholars of literacy practices and literacy education within education, applied linguistics and related areas.

Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice

Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice

Author: Beverley Brathwaite

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526479242

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 860

As a nurse responsible for providing person-centred care it is vital that you understand how culture and diversity affect patients’ experience of health care. This book provides you with the knowledge, awareness and skills needed to successfully support, communicate and work with, individuals and families from a diverse range of backgrounds, religions, cultures, ethnicities and disabilities as well as from the LGBTQ community. Ensuring that you are able to work effectively as a nurse with people from across the social spectrum and tailor your nursing practice to the needs of the individual. Key theory will be carefully explained and then applied to the UK nursing context, and all content is up to date with the latest NMC standards, leaving you better prepared to thrive on your practice placements and in your nursing career.

Caring for the Family Caregiver

Caring for the Family Caregiver

Author: Elaine Wittenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190055257

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Caring for the Family Caregiver examines the high cost and poorly addressed exigencies of the family caregiver in chronic illness, including health literacy, palliative care, and health outcomes, through the prism of communication. This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to identify the impact of communication and its burdens on the caregiver and presents four caregiver profiles: the Manager, Carrier, Partner, and Lone caregiver, each emerging from a family system with different patterns of conversational sharing and expectations of conformity. By synthesizing current data assessing the experiences of caregivers, as well as integrating the narrative experiences of a range of caregivers living through a variety of illnesses and their specific demands, the authors deliver an unflinching gaze at the journey of the caregiver. With an author team comprised of three health communication researchers and a nurse and health literacy expert, this volume integrates literature addressing caregiver needs and burdens, communication theory and practice, palliative care and health literacy research, and the real stories of caregivers. Caring for the Family Caregiver presents the groundbreaking concept of the Caregiver Types and an innovative set of support resources to facilitate improved pathways to better care for the caregiver, making it an essential resource for providers, students, clinicians, policy makers and family caregivers alike.