Ordinary Families, Special Children, Second Edition: A Systems Approach to Childhood Disability

Ordinary Families, Special Children, Second Edition: A Systems Approach to Childhood Disability

by Milton Seligman, Rosalyn Benjamin Darling
     
 


This comprehensive and clinically useful resource provides a multisystems perspective on childhood disability and its effects on family life. The volume examines the many variables that shape the ways families respond to childhood disability and the extent to which they can overcome the physical, cultural, and social barriers to a satisfactory lifestyle.… See more details below

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This comprehensive and clinically useful resource provides a multisystems perspective on childhood disability and its effects on family life. The volume examines the many variables that shape the ways families respond to childhood disability and the extent to which they can overcome the physical, cultural, and social barriers to a satisfactory lifestyle. Integrating theory and research with evocative first-hand accounts from parents, siblings, and grandparents, the authors demonstrate how to apply a social and family systems-based approach to assessment and intervention with diverse families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304666
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
1. Introduction and Conceptual Framework: Social Systems and Family Systems
2. Becoming the Parent of a Child with a Disability: Reactions to First Information
3. Childhood and Adolescence: Continuing Adaptation
4. Effects on the Family as a System
5. Effects on Siblings
6. Effects on Fathers and Grandparents
7. Cultural Reactions to Childhood Disability and Subcultural Variation
8. Professional-Family Interaction: Working toward Partnership
9. Therapeutic Approaches
10. Applying a Systems Approach to the Identification of Family Resources and Concerns: The Individualized Family Service Plan and Beyond

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