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Disability : A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice

Disability : A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534344948

Cover of Disability : A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice 99 (ISBN 978-0534344948)
ISBN13: 978-0534344948
ISBN10: 0534344941
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Disability : A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534344948

Romel W. Mackelprang and Richard O. Salsgiver

ISBN13: 978-0534344948
ISBN10: 0534344941
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive text fills a huge void in the field! Romel W. Mackelprang and Richard O. Salsgiver introduce an empowerment approach to working with persons with disabilities a direction which lights the way for workers and provides clients with greater independence and resilience. The authors are ardent in their desire to empower persons with disabilities by building on their strengths. This comprehensive book features a groundbreaking, strengthsbased approach that fills a void in the available material upon this topic, and thoroughly prepares helpers to work successfully with persons who have disabilities.

  • Reallife vignettes provide valuable examples to underscore key points.
  • Each chapter concludes with vignettes that feature successful persons with disabilities.
  • All chapters include critical thinking questions, selected readings, and references.
  • The text takes a new directionan empowerment approachto working with persons with disabilities.
  • The book takes a strong stand on the historic and current oppression of people with disabilities.

Author Bio

Mackelprang, Romel : Eastern Washington University

Salsgiver, Richard : California State University-Fresno

Table of Contents

PART I. CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE.

1. SOCIETAL AND PROFESSIONAL STEREOTYPES.

Stereotypes and Human Service Practitioners.
Common Stereotypical Attitudes Toward Persons with Disabilities.
Professional Definitions of Disability.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Abby Kovalsky.

2. DISABILITY CULTURE.

Culture.
Culture and Oppression.
Minorities and Culture.
Development of Disability Culture.
Advocacy and Cultural Development.
Summary.

3. DISABILITY HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES.

The Moral Model.
The Medical Model.
Social Darwinism and Eugenics.
The Social/Minority Model and the Independent Living Movement.
Disability and the Law.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Judy Heumann.

4. LIFE STAGE DEVELOPMENT.

Traditional Developmental Theories.
Theories of Adaptation to Disabilities.
Human Development in the Context of Disability.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Bill Hyatt.


PART II. DISABILITY GROUPINGS.

5. PERSONS WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES.

Defining Mobility Disability.
Congenital Disabilities.
Acquired Mobilities - Related Disabilities.
Common Issues.
Unique Concerns.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Karen Pendleton.

6. DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING PEOPLE.

The Use of Terminology.
Deaf Culture.
Language.
Family Relationships.
Education.
Hearing Families of Deaf Children.
Multiculturalism.
Hard-of-Hearing Persons.
Late Onset Deafness.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Martha Sheridan.

7. PERSONS WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES AND BLINDNESS.

Definition.
Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment.
Social Stigma.
The Consequences of Stereotyping.
What Can Persons Who Are Blind Really Do?.
The Issue of Preferential Treatment.
Persons Who Are Blind and Deaf.
Summary. Personal Narrative: Brenda Premo.

8. PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

General Definitions.
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation).
Down Syndrome.
Autism.
Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy).
The Right to Be Me.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Resa Hayes.

9. PERSONS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES.

Characteristics of Psychiatric Disabilities.
The Experience of Family Members.
Creating a Sense of Collective Identity.
Building a Sense of Community and Acceptance.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Donna Orrin.

10. PERSONS WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES.

General Definitions.
Learning Disabilities.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Traumatic Brain Injury.
Psychosocial Consequences of Cognitive Disabilities.
The Current Attack.
Summary.
Personal Narrative: Kevin Shirey.


PART III. HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE FRAMEWORK.

11. ASSESSMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE.

Pathology and Assessment.
Models of Assessment.
The Scope of Assessment.
Summary.

12. MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.

Models of Practice in Human Service Provision.
Summary.

13. GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Basic Assumptions and Principles.
Integrating a Positive Disability Identity.
Human Service Practice Roles.
Case Examples.
Summary.



INDEX.

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