Monthly Archives: August 2013

Summer Book Review: Thicker than Water

A Book Review by Debby Frohbieter, Senior Marketing Specialist at Kurzweil/IntelliTools I was interested in reading Thicker than Water, a compilation of essays written by siblings of people with disabilities, because my step-sister has an intellectual disability. DJ was welcomed into our family when my father married her mother. I was already married with my own family and only saw

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Kurzweil/IntelliTools Fall Conference Schedule

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events! MO-CASE Fall Conference : Missouri, September 22 – 24, 2013 21st Century Learners’ Conference : Iowa, October 4, 2013 Closing the Gap  : Minnesota, October 9 – 11, 2013 21st Century Learners’ Conference  : Iowa, October 11, 2013 CAPED  : California, October 14 – 16, 2013 Florida CEC : Florida, October 17 – 19, 2013 AHEAD –Accessing Higher Ground :

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Book Review for “Paperboy” by Vince Vawter

A book review by Debby Frohbieter, Senior Marketing Specialist at Kurzweil|IntelliTools Paperboy is about Victor Vollmer, a twelve-year-old living in Nashville in 1959 who takes over his friend’s paper route, a relatively easy job for a pre-adolescent boy. But Victor stutters and is extremely self-conscious about his speech difficulties. He hopes being a paperboy will help him overcome his stuttering

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“Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink

Book review by Will Wiles-Skeels, Business Manager at Kurzweil/IntelliTools I have been meaning to read Drive since it was released in 2009. After finally reading it, now I wish I had made time for it earlier.  The basic premise of Drive is that the old science of motivation depended on a carrots-and-sticks approach. Newer studies show a better method of

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