Understanding Disability

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982263
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Although 54 million Americans have a disability, few discussions of the issue address its various compenents in a holistic manner. The authors, both of whom have experienced disability, tackle complex issues facing the disabled, including access, diversity, and civil rights, in a human-centered manner.

Understanding Disability

Author: Sally French
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443101396
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This book examines disability, in an accessible and interactive style, as it relates to healthcare policy and practice. It is aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists, both sutdents and practitioners, but will also be useful to all healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors and speech and language therapists. Based on the social rather than the medical model of disability Views disability in terms of environmental, structural and attitudinal barriers which deny disabled people full participation in society Engages health professionals in critical reflection on the provision of services to disabled people Case studies and activities throughout facilitate understanding of issues presented

Understanding Disability

Author: Peggy Quinn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761905271
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Beginning with infancy and the diagnosis of congenital or early onset disabilities, this book identifies traditional developmental life stages for those with disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. It then provides specific information for four different disabilities: Down's syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Spinal cord injury at the young adult stage of development is also included. With this knowledge, the reader can determine expected age-appropriate activities and accomplishments as well as some adapted expectations. In keeping with a social work emphasis on strengths, the book is based on a social, rather than medical, model of disability. The information

Understanding Disability

Author: Michael Oliver
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349242691
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A development of some of the main themes and issues surrounding disability that have arisen since the mid-1970s. By relating these developments to the author's own biography throughout this time, this text challenges the personal and social perceptions of disability.

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography

Author: Fayyaz Vellani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131700499X
Format: PDF
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Examining the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in comparison to its counterparts in the USA and Australia, this book focuses on how it is being interpreted and acted upon in the context of higher education, a key area of national attention in the UK. It also evaluates this law in the context of the larger project of civil rights legislation and demonstrates that geography can be used to explain law and legal arguments by highlighting their subjectivity and by emphasizing the importance of place, specificity and context. While providing in-depth analysis of the effectiveness and scope of this significant legislation this book demonstrates the importance of geography in the application of law. It provides insights into the broader workings of UK anti-discrimination law, which are particularly relevant given the scrutiny of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the concerns about the effectiveness of legal tools in fighting discrimination. Finally, this book critiques liberal notions of legal subjectivity and medical definitions of disability which is topical given the current attention given to debates about identity politics.

Understanding Disability Policy

Author: Alan Roulstone
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427383
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In an era of scarce social resources, the question of changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. This text locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings, embracing a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare.

Female Forms

Author: Thomas, Carol
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335196934
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* What is the relevance of feminist ideas for understanding women's experiences of disability? * How can the social model of disability be developed theoretically? * What are the key differences between Disability Studies and medical sociology? In answer to these questions, this book explores and develops ideas about disability, engaging with important debates in disability studies about what disability is and how to theorize it. It also examines the interface between disability studies, women's studies and medical sociology, and offers an accessible review of contemporary debates and theoretical approaches. The title Female Forms reflects two things about the book: first, its use of disabled women's experiences, as told by themselves, to bring a number of themes to life, and second, the author's belief in the importance of feminist ideas and debates for disability studies. The social model of disability is the book's bedrock, but the author both challenges and contributes to social modelist thought. She advances a materialist feminist perspective on disability, producing a book which is of multi-disciplinary relevance. Female Forms will be useful to the growing number of students on Disability Studies courses, as well as those interested in women's studies, medical sociology and social policy. It will also appeal to those studying or working in the health and social care professions such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Early Years

Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315513358
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This key text provides essential tools for understanding legislation, policy, provision and practice for children in the early years, particularly young children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). Based on extensive research and the four areas of need as defined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years (DfE, 2015), the book charts the development of young children and their growing constructions of learning, communication, language, motor movement and emotion. Providing material that translates into practice in a straightforward and practical way, this text is packed full of personal accounts and case studies, enabling readers to appreciate what the experience of SEND in the early years means for families and professionals, and also to learn more about how they might understand and respond appropriately to a child’s needs. Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Early Years will be of interest to students studying Early Years courses, families, SENDCOs, teachers and other staff supporting young children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries

Author: Rune Halvorsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317227468
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Over the last three decades, a number of reforms have taken place in European social policy with an impact on the opportunities for persons with disabilities to be full and active members of society. The policy reforms have aimed to change the balance between citizens’ rights and duties and the opportunities to enjoy choice and autonomy, live in the community and participate in political decision-making processes of importance for one’s life. How do the reforms influence the opportunities to exercise Active Citizenship? This volume presents the findings from the first cross-national comparison of how persons with disabilities reflexively make their way through the world, pursuing their own interests and values. The volume considers how their experiences, views and aspirations regarding participation vary across Europe. Based on retrospective life-course interviews, the volume examines the scope for agency on the part of persons with disabilities, i.e. the extent to which men and women with disabilities are able to make choices and pursue lives they have reasons to value. Drawing on structuration theory and the capability approach, the volume investigates the opportunities for exercising Active Citizenship among men and women in nine European countries. The volume identifies the policy implications of a process-oriented and multi-dimensional approach to Active Citizenship in European disability policy. It will appeal to policymakers and policy officials, as well as to researchers and students of disability studies, comparative social policy, international disability law and qualitative research methods.