Understanding Disability
  • Release Date : 11 September 1997
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0761905278
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Download or read book entitled Understanding Disability by author: Peggy Quinn which was release on 11 September 1997 and published by SAGE with total page 232 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Understanding Disability details expected developmental stages for those without disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. This is a much needed reference for working with a person with a disability, or with a family member or other interested party. Beginning with infancy and the diagnosis of congenital or early onset disabilities, the book identifies traditional developmental life stages and then provides specific information for four different disabilities: Down syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. In addition, spinal cord injury is added at the young adult stage of development. The reader can thus 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.