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.

Working With Disabled People In Policy And Practice

Author: Sally French
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230343759
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Working With Disabled People In Policy And Practice from the Author: Sally French. How has interagency working impacted on the support that disabled people and their families receive? Can partnership working pave the way for more personalized, mainstream services? Renowned authors Sally French and John Swain provide a critical review of the contemporary health and social care landscape from the perspective of disabled service users. Using the highly influential social model of disability as their framework, they explore the barriers that deny disabled people full participation in society, and identify the issues for practitioners and policymakers. Incorporating the views and experiences of disabled people throughout, the book addresses: ■ How effective practice can be shaped by service users' own accounts of their experiences, both positive and negative ■ The structural and environmental inequalities that block opportunities to influence future policy ■ The roles of key professionals in shaping the support that disabled people receive Timely and agenda-setting, this book constructs a new vision for partnership-led practice in the field, with the implications for policy and practice clearly laid out. As such, it is essential reading for students and practitioners working with disabled people and their families, across all fields of health and social care, including social work, nursing, education and community work.

Disability And U S Politics Participation Policy And Controversy 2 Volumes

Author: Dana Lee Baker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440839239
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Disability And U S Politics Participation Policy And Controversy 2 Volumes from the Author: Dana Lee Baker. More than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability, and they are all affected by politics. This two-volume work explores key topics at the heart of disability policy, such as voting, race, gender, age, health care, social security, transportation, abuse, and the environment. • Explains all stages of disability policy development, including the framing of issues in the political participation of disability, current policy, retired policy, and cutting-edge issues likely to motivate policy in decades to come • Includes material from contributors who represent a range of academic disciplines and employ varied thought about disability across fields of study and professional expertise • Ideally suited for students taking undergraduate courses in sociology, education, human development, social work, disability studies, and public affairs

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.

Human Exceptionality School Community And Family

Author: Michael L. Hardman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285687310
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Human Exceptionality School Community And Family from the Author: Michael L. Hardman. Expanding on its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of professionals in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY, Eleventh Edition, is an evidence-based testament to how cross-professional collaboration can enhance the lives of exceptional individuals and their families. Part I lays a solid foundation for understanding both the advances and the challenges across the lifespan in meeting the educational needs of students with exceptionalities in the twenty-first century. Part II focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity within the context of disability, and the importance of professional and family partnerships. Part III explores the definitions, characteristics, and multidisciplinary approaches used to meet the needs of individuals across eight categories of disability. Part IV emphasizes the special needs of those with exceptional gifts and talents. HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY is an excellent resource for preparing teacher education candidates and practicing teachers, as well as a range of human services professionals. The book's unique human approach combines the most current research, personal stories about people with exceptionalities, and new and innovative features that create opportunities for readers to better understand and apply the information in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding And Working With People With Learning Disabilities Who Self Injure

Author: Pauline Heslop
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004433
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Understanding And Working With People With Learning Disabilities Who Self Injure from the Author: Pauline Heslop. Adopting a predominantly psychological approach, this book provides carers with up-to-date information and resources to provide appropriately individualised care to people with learning disabilities who self-injure. Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self-Injure synthesises traditional (behavioural) and newer (psychological) approaches to understanding self-injury, drawing on psychoanalytic and social theory to provide practical guidelines for more sustained and effective support. It suggests that motivations for self-injury may be similar for people with and without learning disabilities, and draws on case work examples to suggest person-centred techniques that encourage communication – particularly important with people who do not use verbal communication - and recovery. The book covers a range of specific needs, including people with autism who self-injure, and emphasises the views of people with learning disabilities themselves and their families about what has worked best, and why. At the end of each chapter, a variety of practical implications for the provision of support are given. This book is for those supporting people with learning disabilities who self-injure and will be a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, counsellors, learning support workers, nurses and social and health care students.

Understanding Learning Disability And Dementia

Author: Diana Kerr
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104423
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Understanding Learning Disability And Dementia from the Author: Diana Kerr. Covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia.

Towards Best Practices For Surveying People With Disabilities

Author: Thilo Kroll
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600211959
Size: 19.51 MB
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Towards Best Practices For Surveying People With Disabilities from the Author: Thilo Kroll. The chapters in this book focus on three central themes: Current Challenges in Survey Development for People with Disabilities; Strategies to Promote Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Survey Development; and Issues for Future Development.The book is primarily a book for researchers and practitioners in the disability field. Since the topics presented in the book crosscut multiple disciplines and thus may be suited for students and experts of various disciplines. It hopefully also finds many interested readers among students and teachers of medical, social and disability sciences studies at colleges and universities. While some chapters highlight the currently unresolved barriers towards obtaining accurate measurements for certain disability populations, others introduce innovative ways to plan for and to conduct inclusive surveys. In many instances, the work presented is work in progress and as such it is important in that it is expected to stimulate debate and future research work.

Psychosocial Aspects Of Disability

Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610603X
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Psychosocial Aspects Of Disability from the Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC. "What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult

Theology And The Experience Of Disability

Author: Andrew Picard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317011139
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Theology And The Experience Of Disability from the Author: Andrew Picard. The Christian gospel compels humanity to embrace deeper ways of being human together that will overcome false divisions and exclusions in search of flourishing and graced communities. Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising from engagement in scholarly conversations Theology and the Experience of Disability is a conscious attempt to develop theology by and with people with disabilities instead of theology about people with disabilities. A mixture of academic, professional, practical, and/or lived experience is brought to the topic in search of constructive multi-disciplinary proposals for church and society. The result is an interdisciplinary engagement with the constructive possibilities that emerge from a distinctly Christian understanding of disability as lived experience.