The Job Developer's Handbook

Practical Tactics for Customized Employment
Author: Cary Griffin,David Hammis,Tammara Geary
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557668639
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
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One of the most practical employment books available, this forward-thinking guide walks employment specialists step by step through customized job development for people with disabilities, revealing the best ways to build a satisfying, meaningful job around a person's preferences, skills, and goals. Internationally known for their innovative, proactive job development strategies, the authors motivate readers to expand the way they think about employment opportunities and develop creative solutions. Readers will get fresh, proven tips and ideas for every aspect of job development for youth and adults with significant support needs: discovering who the person is and what he or she really wants ensuring goodness of fit between employer and employee finding--or creating--"hidden jobs" in smaller companies empowering people through resource ownership (investing in resources that employers need) skillfully negotiating job duties while managing conflicts that might arise creatively maximizing benefits using social security work incentives encouraging family support while respecting the individual as an adult To make each part of job development easier, the book arms readers with practical content they can really use: easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidelines; checklists of critical questions to answer; success stories in both urban and rural settings; and sample scenarios, dialogues, and interview questions. Equally useful to veteran professionals and those just starting out, this compelling guidebook breathes new life into the job development process and helps readers imagine a wider world of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Android Game Developer's Handbook


Author: Avisekhar Roy
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785886665
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Discover an all in one handbook to developing immersive and cross-platform Android games About This Book Practical tips and tricks to develop powerful Android games Learn to successfully implement microtransactions and monitor the performance of your game once it's out live. Integrate Google's DIY VR tool and Google Cardboard into your games to join in on the VR revolution Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for any game developer, with prior knowledge of developing games in Android. A good understanding of game development and a basic knowledge on Android platform application development and JAVA/C++ will be appreciated. What You Will Learn Learn the prospects of Android in Game Development Understand the Android architecture and explore platform limitation and variations Explore the various approaches for Game Development using Android Learn about the common mistakes and possible solutions on Android Game Development Discover the top Cross Platform Game Engines and port games on different android platform Optimize memory and performance of your game. Familiarize yourself with different ways to earn money from Android Games In Detail Gaming in android is an already established market and growing each day. Previously games were made for specific platforms, but this is the time of cross platform gaming with social connectivity. It requires vision of polishing, design and must follow user behavior. This book would help developers to predict and create scopes of improvement according to user behavior. You will begin with the guidelines and rules of game development on the Android platform followed by a brief description about the current variants of Android devices available. Next you will walk through the various tools available to develop any Android games and learn how to choose the most appropriate tools for a specific purpose. You will then learn JAVA game coding standard and style upon the Android SDK. Later, you would focus on creation, maintenance of Game Loop using Android SDK, common mistakes in game development and the solutions to avoid them to improve performance. We will deep dive into Shaders and learn how to optimize memory and performance for an Android Game before moving on to another important topic, testing and debugging Android Games followed by an overview about Virtual Reality and how to integrate them into Android games. Want to program a different way? Inside you'll also learn Android game Development using C++ and OpenGL. Finally you would walk through the required tools to polish and finalize the game and possible integration of any third party tools or SDKs in order to monetize your game when it's one the market! Style and approach The book follows a handbook approach, focused on current and future game development trend from every possible aspect including monetization and sustainability in the market.

Successful Transition Programs

Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Author: John McDonnell,Michael L. Hardman
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 1412960215
Category: Education
Page: 393
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Transitions for Students with Severe Disabilities presents transition programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities from school to community life. Taking the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship, the authors address the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in primary school, secondary school, and post-A level programmes.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability


Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195398785
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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This handbook is the first comprehensive text on positive psychology and disability. Emphasizing paradigmatic changes in understanding disability, the text covers traditional disciplines in positive psychology; and applications of positive psychology to domains like education or work.

The Real Estate Developer's Handbook

How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Real Estate Development Revised 2nd Edition
Author: Tanya Davis
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601389485
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This entirely new and updated second edition covers the entire process of establishing a small real estate development firm and the ongoing management necessary, pointing out methods to increase success, and how to avoid common mistakes. It focuses on small developments that you can start by yourself with residential and commercial applications.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Author: Nirbhay N. Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319265830
Category: Psychology
Page: 984
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This handbook presents a diverse range of effective treatment approaches for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Its triple focus on key concepts, treatment and training modalities, and evidence-based interventions for challenging behaviors of individuals with IDD provides a solid foundation for effective treatment strategies, theory-to-implementation issues, and the philosophical and moral aspects of care. Expert contributions advocate for changes in treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by emphasizing caregiver support as well as respecting and encouraging client autonomy, self-determination, and choice. With its quality-of-life approach, the handbook details practices that are person-centered and supportive as well as therapeutically sound. Topics featured in the handbook include: Functional and preference assessments for clinical decision making. Treatment modalities from cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy to mindfulness, telehealth, and assistive technologies. Self-determination and choice as well as community living skills. Quality-of-life issues for individuals with IDD. Early intensive behavior interventions for autism spectrum disorder. Skills training for parents of children with IDD as well as staff training in positive behavior support. Evidence-based interventions for a wide range of challenging behaviors and issues. The Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical psychology, social work, behavior therapy, and rehabilitation.

The Handbook of Mentoring at Work

Theory, Research, and Practice
Author: Belle Rose Ragins,Kathy E. Kram
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412916690
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 745
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...a comprehensive overview of the current state of research, theory and practice drawn from the leading scholars and practitioners who have advanced our understanding of mentoring in the workplace... The Handbook of Mentoring at Work; Research, Theory, and Practice, provides a definitive guide that not only informs the field, but also extends it in three critical ways: Chronicles the current state of knowledge of mentoring and identifies important new areas of research: The Handbook begins with offering an extensive, cutting-edge and in-depth review of core topics in mentoring research, such as diversity in mentoring relationships, learning processes in mentoring relationships, formal mentoring, peer mentoring, socialization and mentoring, leadership and mentoring, dysfunctional mentoring, personality and mentoring, and electronic mentoring. Extends the theoretical horizon of mentoring: The theoretical section of the Handbook builds and extends mentoring theory by drawing on a diverse and rich literature of related theories, such as network theory, adult development theory, relational theory, communication theory, personal change theory, work-family theory and theories of emotional intelligence. Builds a bridge between the practice and study of mentoring: The Handbook includes chapters that address not only formal mentoring programs, but also mentoring practices that relate to leadership development programs, diversity programs and international perspectives. The Handbook is a "must-have" reference for understanding the key debates and issues facing mentoring scholars and practitioners, and provides a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring.

Helping State and Local Governments Comply with the ADA

An Assessment of How the United States Department of Justice Is Enforcing
Author: Ruby G. Moy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788186620
Category:
Page: 167
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This report provides the first evaluation of the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Focuses specifically on the efforts of the Justice Dept. (DOJ) to enforce Title II, Subtitle A, of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities such as State and local governments. It evaluates DOJs regulations and policies clarifying the language of the statute; processing of complaints of discrimination based on disability; litigation; and outreach, education, and technical assistance efforts relating to the act. Assesses DOJ's effectiveness as coordinator of the ADA enforcement efforts of 7 other Federal agencies.

Being Geek

The Software Developer's Career Handbook
Author: Michael Lopp
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449395865
Category:
Page: 338
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As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions. With more than 40 standalone stories, Lopp walks through a complete job life cycle, starting with the job interview and ending with the realization that it might be time to find another gig. Many books teach you how to interview for a job or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book helps you handle the baffling circumstances you may encounter throughout your career. Decide what you're worth with the chapter on "The Business" Determine the nature of the miracle your CEO wants with "The Impossible" Give effective presentations with "How Not to Throw Up" Handle liars and people with devious agendas with "Managing Werewolves" Realize when you should be looking for a new gig with "The Itch"

A Program Development Handbook for the Holistic Assessment of Writing


Author: Norbert Elliot,Maximino Plata,Paul F. Zelhart
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819177049
Category: Education
Page: 142
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This book is a major breakthrough for developers of writing assessment programs who must certify the writing competency of undergraduate students. Legislators and accreditation boards across the nation have called for and implemented large scale projects to measure educational outcomes. This single source provides comprehensive information on the history, underlying concepts, and process of conducting a large scale writing assessment program at a specific institution of higher education. The handbook opens with an analysis of the rationale for the assessment of writing during the junior year of the undergraduate curriculum. The authors then turn to a case study of the success of their own institutional wide assessment program. A history is provided of 20th century writing assessment practices; as well, attention is given to defining levels of literacy. After describing an assessment process model, discussion turns to the design of questions, the administration of the assessment, the rating of papers, and the statistical analysis of data. Attention is also given to the design of a course for those who are unsuccessful on the assessment. The study closes with directions for further research and over 200 references in the bibliography.

Handbook of Test Development


Author: Suzanne Lane,Mark Raymond,Thomas M. Haladyna,Steven M. Downing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135283389
Category: Education
Page: 792
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Despite the fact that test development is a growth industry that cuts across all levels of education and all the professions, there has never been a comprehensive, research-oriented Handbook to which everyone (developers and consumers) can turn for guidance. That is the mission of this book. The Handbook of Test Development brings together well-known scholars and test-development practitioners to present chapters on all aspects of test development. Each chapter contributor is not only a recognized expert with an academic and research background in their designated topic, each one has also had hands-on experience in various aspects of test development. This thirty two-chapter volume is organized into six sections: foundations, content, item development, test design, test production and administration, and post-test activities. The Handbook provides extensive treatment of such important but unrecognized topics as contracting for testing services, item banking, designing tests for small testing program, and writing technical reports. The Handbook is based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, which serve as the foundation for sound test development practice. These chapters also suggest best test development practices and highlight methods to improve test validity evidence. This book is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars that deal with test development and usage, professional testing services and credentialing agencies, state and local boards of education, and academic libraries serving these groups.

The Author Studies Handbook

Helping Students Build Powerful Connections to Literature
Author: Laura Kotch,Leslie Zackman
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780590494793
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Suggests activities in which children choose and study the works of a favorite author, for use by elementary and middle school teachers

Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government


Author: Stephen E. Condrey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470616093
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1056
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The practice of public human resource management has evolved significantly in recent years due toincreased outsourcing, privatization, and the diminution of public employee rights. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic reference Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government offers authoritative, state-of-the-art information for public administrators and human resource professionals. The third edition features contributions from noted experts in the field, including Donald E. Klingner, Mary E. Guy, Jonathan P. West, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Montgomery Van Wart, J. J. Steven Ott, Norma M. Riccucci, and many more. Praise for the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government "This third edition of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government is an essential resource for scholars, practitioners, and general readers in need of concise summaries of up-to-date, cutting-edge, public personnel administration research. No other handbook on the market more concisely, more comprehensively, more clearly synthesizes this vast, rapidly changing field that remains so vital to effective government performance." —Richard Stillman, editor-in-chief, Public Administration Review "The Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government comprehensively and seamlessly blends theory and practice. The result is a clear road map that can finally make HR a key player in helping thegovernment meet the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, our states, and our communities." —Bob Lavigna, vice president, Research, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC "With each successive edition, Condrey's Handbook of Human Resource Management in Governmentbecomes a more essential tool for graduate students who wish to improve their understanding of this field. Condrey's own expertise has enabled him to take contributions from leading experts in the field and shape them into a reader that is comprehensive, engaging, and authoritative." —Donald E. Klingner, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; former president, American Society for Public Administration; and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration "For anyone concerned with HRM in government, this updated and expanded volume is 'must reading.'"—Meredith Newman, president, American Society for Public Administration

The Indie Game Developer Handbook


Author: Richard Hill-Whittall
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131757365X
Category: Computers
Page: 262
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The indie game developer’s complete guide to running a studio. The climate for the games industry has never been hotter, and this is only set to continue as the marketplace for tablets, consoles and phones grow. Seemingly every day there is a story of how a successful app or game has earned thousands of downloads and revenue. As the market size increases, so does the number of people developing and looking to develop their own app or game to publish. The Indie Game Developer Handbook covers every aspect of running a game development studio—from the initial creation of the game through to completion, release and beyond. Accessible and complete guide to many aspects of running a game development studio from funding and development through QA, publishing, marketing, and more. Provides a useful knowledge base and help to support the learning process of running an indie development studio in an honest, approachable and easy to understand way. Case studies, interviews from other studies and industry professionals grant an first-hand look into the world of indie game development

IMS Application Developer's Handbook

Creating and Deploying Innovative IMS Applications
Author: Rogier Noldus,Ulf Olsson,Catherine Mulligan,Ioannis Fikouras,Anders Ryde,Mats Stille
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123821932
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 504
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• Clear, concise and comprehensive view of IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers • Shows how to use RCS to create innovative applications for rapid uptake by end-users • Covers service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture • Explains IMS architecture and protocols, from an application developer’s perspective IMS Application Developer’s Handbook gives a hands-on view of exactly what needs to be done by IMS application developers to develop an application and take it "live" on an operator’s network. It offers practical guidance on building innovative applications using the features and capabilities of the IMS network, and shows how the rapidly changing development environment is impacting on the business models employed in the industry and how existing network solutions can be moved towards IMS. Elaborating on how IMS applies basic VoIP principles and techniques to realize a true multi-access, and multimedia network, this book ensures that developers know how to use IMS most effectively for applications. Written by established experts in the IMS core network and IMS service layer, with roots in ISDN and GSM, with experience from working at Ericsson, who have been active in standardisation and technology development and who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service. The authors of this book bring their in-depth and extensive knowledge in the organizations involved in the IMS standardization and its architecture. Clear, concise and comprehensive view of the IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers Written by established experts in the IMS services layer, who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service Covers potential service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture; it is significantly more than merely a description of the IMS standards

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation


Author: James L. Moseley,Joan C. Dessinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470190671
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.

Test-Driven JavaScript Development


Author: Christian Johansen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321684052
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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For JavaScript developers working on increasingly large and complex projects, effective automated testing is crucial to success. Test-Driven JavaScript Development is a complete, best-practice guide to agile JavaScript testing and quality assurance with the test-driven development (TDD) methodology. Leading agile JavaScript developer Christian Johansen covers all aspects of applying state-of-the-art automated testing in JavaScript environments, walking readers through the entire development lifecycle, from project launch to application deployment, and beyond. Using real-life examples driven by unit tests, Johansen shows how to use TDD to gain greater confidence in your code base, so you can fearlessly refactor and build more robust, maintainable, and reliable JavaScript code at lower cost. Throughout, he addresses crucial issues ranging from code design to performance optimization, offering realistic solutions for developers, QA specialists, and testers. Coverage includes • Understanding automated testing and TDD • Building effective automated testing workflows • Testing code for both browsers and servers (using Node.js) • Using TDD to build cleaner APIs, better modularized code, and more robust software • Writing testable code • Using test stubs and mocks to test units in isolation • Continuously improving code through refactoring • Walking through the construction and automated testing of fully functional software The accompanying Web site, tddjs.com, contains all of the book’s code listings and additional resources.

Durchstarten zum Traumjob

Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger
Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593507617
Category: Law
Page: 344
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"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post

Designing Usable Texts


Author: Thomas M. Duffy,Robert Waller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483217663
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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Designing Usable Texts covers the analysis of textual communication processes in the real world of publishing systems and work sites. The book presents topics on designing and understanding of written texts; authoring, editing, and the production process; and training authors of informative documents. The text also describes the policies and processes of editing; lessons in text design from an instructional design perspective; and graphics and design alternatives such as studying strategies and their implications for textbook design. The identification of information requirements such as understanding readers and their uses of texts, modeling users and their use of technical manuals, is also considered. Psychologists and people involved in communication design, document design, information mapping, and educational technology will find the book invaluable.