Understanding And Responding To The Experience Of Disability

Author: Jill Porter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650913
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Understanding And Responding To The Experience Of Disability from the Author: Jill Porter. Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability informs readers about current understandings of disability and ways of recognizing the needs that arise from the lived experience of impairment in schools. While most schools have clear procedures in place with respect to identifying children with special educational needs, the same is not true for disability. Moreover, research suggests that many schools have restricted understanding of this distinction, often equating disability to children with SEN and children with health conditions, thereby failing to recognize the pivotal role of impact. In this insightful text, Jill Porter argues that disability needs to be understood within the setting in which it is experienced, thereby recognizing that it is not a fixed attributable label, but one that is cultural, contextual and fluid. By providing a theoretical basis for understandings of disability around notions of impairment, experience and impact, the book combines three key components: a conceptual understanding of disability – to provide a clear value driven framework for professional responses; an empirical illustration of the development of materials to support an understanding of why the process of disability data collection cannot simply be reduced to two questions on a form; embedded illustrative case study material to provide exemplars of how the materials can be contextualized and used to make adjustments to enhance the participation of all children.

Disabled Women And Domestic Violence

Author: Ravi K. Thiara
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050082
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Disabled Women And Domestic Violence from the Author: Ravi K. Thiara. This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice.

Voices Against Violence Electronic Resource

Author: Lucy Healey
ISBN: 9780992442217
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Voices Against Violence Electronic Resource from the Author: Lucy Healey. The Voices Against Violence Research Project was cross-sectoral, undertaken between WDV, OPA and DVRCV. The project investigated the circumstances of women with disabilities of any kind (including physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, mental ill health and cognitive impairments) who have experienced violence. This paper is one of a series of publications for the Voices Against Violence Research Project. This paper examines the nature and extent of violence against women with disabilities and the barriers to services faced by women with disabilities who have experienced violence. It also explores promising initiatives being run in Victoria that may help repair the harm and prevent the injustice of violence in the first place. The intersections of gender, violence, disability and structural disadvantage are central to understanding violence against women with disabilities. On all measures of social and economic participation, people with disabilities are significantly disadvantaged and can experience the violation of their human rights. This is particularly acute for women with disabilities due to gender discrimination, heightened by the risks of poverty and violence. This paper builds on work undertaken by WDV, OPA and DVRCV and draws on recent research on violence against women with disabilities in order to highlight the need for Victoria?s disability sector to better understand the gendered dynamic of violence and for the family violence?sexual assault sector (including criminal justice services) to better understand disability-based violence. It advocates for sustained, multi-sectoral engagement across Victoria?s human and justice services to support prevention initiatives and improved identification of, and responses to, women with disabilities who experience violence regardless of whether they live in the community or in institutions. This work is based on the critical need to give attention to gender and disability and other layers of disadvantage when analysing, preventing and responding to violence. Without this multi-layered focus, women with disabilities will continue to live with an increased risk of experiencing violence and experiencing barriers to justice and community services.

Learning Disabilities

Author: Helen Atherton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047015
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Helen Atherton. Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

Comprehensive Handbook Of Social Work And Social Welfare The Profession Of Social Work

Author: Barbara W. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470246764
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Comprehensive Handbook Of Social Work And Social Welfare The Profession Of Social Work from the Author: Barbara W. White. Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 1: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Mark Sherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135495440
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If I Only Had A Brain from the Author: Mark Sherry. How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frogand Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How PicturebooksWork offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

Disability Across The Developmental Life Span

Author: Julie Smart, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107354
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Disability Across The Developmental Life Span from the Author: Julie Smart, PhD. This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples. Key Features: Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies

User Participation In Health And Social Care Research

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335234968
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User Participation In Health And Social Care Research from the Author: . The book is structured around ten original case studies which explore the use of a range of user participation research methods in practice worldwide. It provides a practical framework for all groups wishing to undertake research based on the principles and values of user participation.

Receiving The Gift Of Friendship

Author: Hans S. Reinders
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862322
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Receiving The Gift Of Friendship from the Author: Hans S. Reinders. Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.