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Overview

This book addresses the critical challenges faced by people with severe disabilities in becoming full members of our society, and provides teachers with the tools they need to successfully teach this population. It examines the ways that society has historically treated this group of people and describes promising practices that will shape the future of services and programs from birth through old age. For anyone interested in learning about developmental disabilities and/or special education.
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Employing a life-span approach, this text introduces some of the educational and social issues that confront people with moderate and severe disabilities on the path to community membership. Early chapters explore definitions of moderate and severe disabilities, review the history of service programs in the 20th century, and discuss the role of the family and society, ethical issues, and cultural and linguistic factors that influence the design of educational and community programs. Later chapters describe recommended practices and emerging service models for people at all age levels. McDonnell is affiliated with the University of Utah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205150908
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Understanding People with Severe Disabilities 1
2 Valuing People with Severe Disabilities: Toward Effective Education and Community Service Systems 23
3 Family, Friends, and Society: Supporting People with Severe Disabilities 40
4 Biomedical Issues 71
5 Multicultural and Diversity Issues 94
6 Assistive Technology 138
7 Positive Behavioral Support 160
8 Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families 185
9 Programs for Preschool Children 226
10 Elementary Programs 272
11 Secondary Programs 307
12 Employment and Residential Programs for Adults 331
13 Programs for Older Adults 351
Author Index 364
Subject Index 370
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