Development and Disabilities: Intellectual, Sensory and Motor Impairments / Edition 1

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Development and Disabilities offers the first "multi-disability" developmental approach to children with mental retardation, deafness, blindness and motor impairments. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 describes the organismic and contextual aspects of modern-day developmental approaches, along with such historical precursors as Werner, Piaget, and Vygotsky. Section 2 examines the most interesting aspects of development in each of the four disabilities. For each of these disabilities, the author describes studies related to child development, mother-child interaction, and family work. Section 3 draws theoretical and applied implications from these disabilities. The book notes both similarities and differences in development across disabilities, with the aim of better research and intervention. This book will be of interest to a wide range of researchers and practitioners concerned with the development of children with disabilities.

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"Robert Hodapp has done a great job with this book. This book fills an important gap in the market, and as such it should be greeted with joy. The book is written with passion for the subject and leaves you wanting more. I recommend it to all who are involved in the care of children with disabilities." Ewa Posner, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

"...a good reference book for anyone in volved in the management of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities." Kieran D. O'Malley, Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521483384
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction and History: 1. What are developmental approaches; 2. Historical precursors to developmental approaches; Part II. Applications of Developmental Approaches to Children with Disabilities: 3. Mental retardation - origins and organismic issues; 4. Mental retardation - contextual issues; 5. Deafness; 6. Blindness and visual impairments; 7. Motor impairments; Part III. Implications and Applications: 8. General lessons; 9. Toward better interventions; 10. Evaluating developmental approaches; Appendix.

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