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Understanding Disability : A Lifespan Approach - Peggy Quinn

Understanding Disability

A Lifespan Approach

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780761905271
Number Of Pages: 256

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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

Infants And Children
Birth to Six Months
Six Months to Two Years
Two to Five Years
School Age
Six to Twelve Years
Teens And Adults
13 to 19 Years
Young Adult
19-35 Years
Middle Adult
36-65 Years
Older Adult
66 Years and Older
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ISBN: 9780761905271
ISBN-10: 0761905278
Series: Sage Sourcebooks for the Human Services (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 10.77  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.35