This book is based on research and scholarship produced by the Meyerson Disability Research Project (MDRP) at the University of Arizona. Its chapters are divided into two major sections: 1) Disability Research Areas and 2) Disability Policy Areas. The first section addresses some relatively new areas of research and scholarship with adults and children, such as the use of technology (e.g., videoconferencing and computer technology) in service delivery, whereas the second section critically examines various public policy and legal areas that impact the daily lives of many persons having a disability.
Contents: Preface. Part I:Introduction.R.J. Morris, G. Schoenfield, Introduction and Overview. Part II:Disability Research Areas.N.S. Kitei, B.D. Sales, Physically Disabled Offenders in Prison. J.S. Steinberg, The Use of Existing Videoconferencing Technology to Deliver Video Remote Interpreting Services for Deaf Vocational Rehabilitation Clients. D. Joshi, R.J. Morris, The Use of Computer Technology for People Having a Disability. T. Buck, A. Sales, C. Kampfe, L. McAllan, C. Archembault, Philosophical Congruence in Health Care. S.C. Marley, J.R. Levin, Pictorial Illustrations, Visual Imagery, and Motor Activity: Their Instructional Implications for Native American Children With Learning Disabilities. P.S. Lizardi, R.J. Morris, M.K. O'Rourke, Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Children's Exposure to Pesticides: Critical Isses and Research Trends. K.A. Morris, G. Schoenfield, P. Bade-White, D. Joshi, R.J. Morris, Disablity and Juvenile Delinquency. H. Li, R.J. Morris, Fears and Related Anxieties in Children Having a Disability: A Synthesis of Research Findings From 1937-2004. A.V. Sveinsson, R.J. Morris, School Bullying and Victimization of Children With Disabilities. Part III:Disability Policy Areas.J.C. Duvall, R.J. Morris, Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty: Current Issues for Attorneys and Psychologists. S. Arnpriester, R.J. Morris, ADHD and the Law: Students' Rights, Schools' Responsibilities, and Educational Issues. M.S. Somsan, Access to E-Texts for Disabled Students: A Practical Reality or Just a Myth? N.L. Shivers, Making the Case for Meaningful Reasonable Accommodations for Employees With Physical Disabilities: A Legal Analysis of Part-Time and Flexible Work Schedules Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). M. Hadjioannou, The Adequacy and Enforcement of Emergency Evacuation Laws in the Workplace for People With Disabilities.