RDS Volume 6, No. 1

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    Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2010) Erlen, Jonathon
    The information for this section of RDS is provided by Jonathon Erlen of the University of Pittsburgh. A full list of disability-related dissertation abstracts may be found at http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/guides/histmed/dissertations/
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    Book Review: Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents & Teachers, 4th Ed.
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2010) Bailey, Michael
    Authors: Winifred Anderson, Stephen R. Chitwood, Deidre Hayden and Cherie Takemoto Reviewer: Michael Bailey Publisher: Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-890627-46-1, Paper, 275 pages Price: $21.95
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    Music Review: Wild Things: Sounds of the Disabled Underground Vol 1
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2010) Dierks, Kevin
    Artist: Compilation Reviewer: Kevin Dierks Producer: Heavy Load (Mastered by Al Scott at Metway Studios, Brighton) Label: Get in or Get Out Records Website: http://www.stayuplate.org/; http://heavyload.org/; http://www.myspace.com/disabledunderground Price: £5.00 Available for purchase at: http://heavyload.org/news.html#tshirt
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    Family Bookmaking: An Approach to Support Parent-Child Language Interactions in Natural Environments
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2010) Boyce, Lisa K. ; Innocenti, Mark S. ; Roggman, Lori A. ; Price, Cora L. ; Jump, Vonda K. ; Cook, Gina A. ; Ortiz, Eduardo
    This study examined the effectiveness of family bookmaking to promote early language development. Forty-two children receiving early intervention services and their families participated in the study. Our results suggest that family bookmaking engages parents, increases the quality of parent-child language interactions, and increases children’s understanding of language.
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    Holier than Thou: Stigma and the Kokuas of the Kalaupapa Settlement
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2010) Ruddle-Miyamoto, Akira Oakaokalani ; Amundson, Ron
    This paper examines the intimate connection between stigmatization and concepts of race surrounding leprosy in 19th century Hawaii. This connection is revealed by consideration of the contrasting treatment of Father Damien and Native Hawaiian kokuas at the Moloka‘i settlement in the Western media. Demonstrating how prevailing prejudices affect stigmatization.