Childhood Disability in a Multicultural Society

Author: Barry Jones
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759419
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
People from different cultural backgrounds prefer adhering to their own religious beliefs which could restrict treatment options leading to the detriment of health, especially if it involves the health of a disabled child. This comprehensive but concise work highlights the problems faced in managing the care of disabled children from different cultural backgrounds. It examines the problems inherent in the medical, social and educational management of children with developmental disability in populations whose value systems differ from other cultures. In particular it considers how care may be varied according to cultural background, without compromising its quality. The book is of immense value for all healthcare and social care professionals, policy makers and shapers, patient organisations and those with an interest in medical ethics.

Childhood Psychological Disorders

Author: Alberto Bursztyn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313336962
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Approximately 12 percent of children in American schools have been identified as disabled in ways that interfere with their capacity to learn. Far from static, the field of childhood disabilities is changing and evolving as the understanding of disabling conditions is contested within and across disciplines. Parents of children with disabilities often find themselves in new, lonely, and bewildering territory, presented with conflicting advice and treatment options. This book is designed to help. Childhood Psychological Disorders: Current Controversies was compiled to disentangle contemporary controversial issues, contributing to a fuller understanding of the needs of children with disabilities and the families raising them. The book focuses on social, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of childhood disability. Specific, topical essays highlight the current state of knowledge and the nature of opposing arguments among specialists in various disciplines. The book opens with a consideration of the historical and social context of child disability, addressing the evolution of disability concepts and the changing nature of disability as a social/cultural phenomenon. Disability's impact on the family system and schools is explored, too, from the vantage point of educators, children, and their parents and siblings. Subsequent chapters examine such diagnoses as early onset bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, the educational label Emotionally Handicapped/Disturbed (EH/D), food allergies and related disorders, and Gender Identity Disorder (GID). Alberto M. Bursztypi, PhD, is professor of school psychology and special education at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, and professor of urban education at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Bursztyn edited the The Praeger Handbook of Special Education and is a coauthor of Rethinking Multicultural Education: Case Studies in Cultural Transition.

Children with Disabilities in America

Author: Philip L. Safford
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Synthesizing the history of childhood and disability studies, this handbook utilizes historical inquiry in a new way to illuminate children's experience with disability outside of reforms, programs, and services.

Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Author: Alan Hodkinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847873812
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Recent legislation has meant that Special Educational Needs (SEN) and inclusion has become a major focus for students of Education Studies, and this book will develop their awareness of the field. Using case studies and reflection points, authors Alan Hodkinson and Philip Vickerman provide an introduction to Special Education Needs, presenting a critical perspective on the main ideological and political debates that have helped to shape its development. Combining critical exploration with an overview of future challenges, this timely text enables students to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the field, leaving them better able to engage in meaningful and informed discussion on the issues surrounding it.

Culture and Disability

Author: John H. Stone
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266964
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Culture and Disability provides information about views of disability in other cultures and ways in which rehabilitation professionals may improve services for persons from other cultures, especially recent immigrants. The book includes chapters with descriptions of the interaction of culture and disability. A model on "Culture Brokering" provides a framework for addressing conflicts that often arise between service providers and clients from differing cultures. Seven chapters discuss the cultural perspectives of China, Jamaica, Korea, Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, focusing on how disability is understood in these cultures.

The Landscape of Qualitative Research

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412957583
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Private Management and Public Policy is a landmark work at the intersection of business and society. First published in 1975, it focuses on the management processes that companies use to respond to social issues. The text develops the "principle of public responsibility" as an alternative to the notion that firms have unlimited accountability. And, it presents one of the first systems-based approaches to corporate responsibility, providing theoretical support for business involvement in public policy. Arguably, the book's major contribution is its broad outline of an alternative theory of the firm in society—one that offers the possibility of overcoming traditional public and private dichotomies.

Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Author: Courtland C. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119535174
Format: PDF
Download Now
With an emphasis on direct application to practice, this graduate-level text offers strategies for working with diverse client groups in a variety of settings. Introductory chapters build a foundation for cross-cultural counseling with discussions on current theory, the ongoing pursuit of multicultural competence, and the complexities of intersecting identities. Next, 15 chapters designed to help counselors develop their knowledge about and skills with the following populations are presented: African Americans American Indians Arab Americans Asian and Pacific Islanders Economically disadvantaged clients Immigrants Latinx LGBTQ clients Men Military personnel Multiracial individuals Older adults People with disabilities White people of European descent Women Detailed case studies in this section illustrate real-world perspectives on assessment and treatment for an increased understanding of culturally responsive counseling. The final section of the book focuses on ethics and social justice issues. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Author: Mal Leicester
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103907
Format: PDF
Download Now
This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children.

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

Author: Tali Gal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199367000
Format: PDF
Download Now
The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired advocates and policy makers across the globe, injecting children's rights terminology into various public and private arenas. Children's right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives is the acme of the Convention and its central contribution to the children's rights discourse. At the same time the participation right presents enormous challenges in its implementation. Laws, regulations and mechanisms addressing children's right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives have been established in many jurisdictions across the globe. Yet these worldwide developments have only rarely been accompanied with empirical investigations. The effectiveness of various policies in achieving meaningful participation for children of different ages, cultures and circumstances have remained largely unproven empirically. Therefore, with the growing awareness of the importance of evidence-based policies, it becomes clear that without empirical investigations on the implementation of children's right to participation it is difficult to promote their effective inclusion in decision making. This book provides a much-needed, first broad portrayal of how child participation is implemented in practice today. Bringing together 19 chapters written by prominent authors from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Israel, the book includes descriptions of programs that engage children and youth in decision-making processes, as well as insightful findings regarding what children, their families, and professionals think about these programs. Beyond their contribution to the empirical evidence on ways children engage in decision-making processes, the volume's chapters contribute to the theoretical development of the meaning of "participation," "citizenship," "inclusiveness," and "relational rights" in regards to children and youth. There is no matching to the book's scope both in terms of its breadth of subjects and the diversity of jurisdictions it covers. The book's chapters include experiences of child participation in special education, child protection, juvenile justice, restorative justice, family disputes, research, and policy making.

Educating One All

Author: Lorraine McDonnell
Publisher: National Academies
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.