These challenging and brilliantly colorful puzzles will work out the brain and amaze the eye. Many of the pictures have a trick to fool the puzzler, from vivid optical illusions to 3-D effects that dazzle. Other problems feature a mathematical component—but even before doing the arithmetic, you’ve got to figure out the logic behind the question. So it’s important to look hard and pay close attention. Five bright soccer balls look almost the same. Which ball isn’t like the others? A group of bike racers ride across the page in an astounding array. But wait: one of the riders is wearing the wrong number. Hint: the colors of the shirts are the key to the answer.
Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists guides speech-language pathologists and students of speech-language pathology through the process of strategically inspecting the oral-facial region for structural and functional integrity. This manual applies principles of evidence-based practice throughout and includes: a cogent review of relevant anatomy and physiology, instructions for both routine and discretionary inspection procedures, detailed clinical implications for a large number of structural and functional patterns, strategies for organizing and writing appropriate report sections, as well as implications that potentially impact plan of care. In addition to explicit guidelines that prepare examiners to purposefully and competently perform oral-facial inspections from a generalist perspective, Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists offers detailed adaptations that facilitate evidence gathering for selected special-needs populations. These include: children in birth-to-five age groups, individuals with social and cognitive challenges, persons with sensory limitations, and older adults. A stand-alone, comprehensive resource, this manual lends itself to both professional practice and clinical teaching while promoting a rigorous, evidence-based model for oral-facial inspection practices within the profession of speech-language pathology. Furthermore, this manual is useful for improving efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of practice across the discipline, from novice clinician to seasoned practitioner. Key features: Narrated videos that demonstrate adult and child oral-facial inspections that correspond to the manual proceduresSixty-eight black and white illustrationsThorough glossary of termsForeword written by Dr. Raymond D. Kent
Presents maths problems with explanations in words and figures. Some are largely logic-based, some practical, some involve the essential calculative skills. Each Brainstrain combines a fictional story with historical fact.
Brainstrains are basic mathematics and logic problems placed in historical and geographical settings. In these books you can cruise with Columbus, marvel at Mozart, puzzle with Pythagorus, swim with Spitz and travel with Ptolemy. All this and much more, before dinner with King Ludwig! A book with over 50 problems to challenge gifted students or students who would love a challenge. Brainstrains Book 1, the ages 8-14 edition, opens up a world of knowledge and challenge. Brainstrains Book 2 (Ages 12 to Adult) goes one important step further.
"If you want to understand the latest scientific thinking about the relations between mind and brain, meet Allman's Apprentices of Wonder."—Howard Gardner, author of The Mind's New Science: A History of Cognitive Revolution In the vein of The Soul of a New Machine comes this accessible book on the scientists who are creating startling theories of how the mind works as they forge a kind of artificial intelligence called neural networks—or, the first thinking machines. "This snappy introduction to the possibilities of the new sciences of connectionism will inform readers why mahy brain scientists are excited—and why the skeptics remain to be persuaded."—Pamela McCorduck, coauthor, with Mitchell Feigenbaum, of The Fifth Generation and author of Machines Who Think and The Universal Machine