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This comprehensive book equips readers with the knowledge they need to be effective in working with individuals who have physical, sensory and/or health disabilities. This introductory book focuses on the delivery of services to children, provides factual information about the specific disabilities and presents material on barriers that can hinder a full and rewarding life. Describes children, youth, and young adults with physical, sensory, and/or health impairments. Discusses teaching, therapy and counseling with individuals who have secondary conditions that often accompany physical or health disabilities. Provides coverage of housing, transportation, employment, and other obstacles individuals with disabilities must overcome. Appropriate as an introduction in Physical and/or Health Disabilities.
2. A Paradigm Shift.
II. SERVICE DELIVERY.
3. The Services.
5. Assistive Technology.
III. THE DISABILITIES.
6. Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida.
7. Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy.
8. Muscular Dystrophy, Arthritis, Amputation, Little People.
9. Health Impairments.
10. Secondary Conditions: Cognitive, Vision, and Hearing.
IV. THE ENVIRONMENT.
11. Issues of Accessibility.