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Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice / Edition 1

Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice / Edition 1


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This comprehensive text fills a huge void in the field! Romel W. Mackelprang and Richard O. Salsgiver introduce an empowerment approach to working with persons with disabilities — a direction that lights the way for human service workers and provides clients with greater independence and resilience. The authors are ardent in their desire to empower persons with disabilities by building on their strengths.
This comprehensive book features a ground-breaking, strengths-based approach that fills a void in the available material on this topic, and thoroughly prepares helpers to work successfully with persons who have disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534344948
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/14/1998
Series: Counseling Diverse Populations Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Romel W. Mackelprang (DSW, MSW, University of Utah) is professor of social work and the director of the Center for Disability Studies and Universal Access at Eastern Washington University. Active in disability rights since 1980, he continues to be involved in the independent living movement. He is committed to inclusive policies in which disability is considered integral to diversity in society.

Richard O. Salsgiver (PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University) is professor of social work at California State University, Fresno. Born with cerebral palsy, he has dedicated his academic career to research and teaching concerning issues around disability and the American culture. His philosophy concerning disability comes out of The Independent Living Movement where he played a key role along with leaders including Judy Heumann, Ed Roberts, June Kailes, and Brenda Premo.

Table of Contents

PART I. CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE. 1. SOCIETAL AND PROFESSIONAL STEREOTYPES. Stereotypes and Human Service Practitioners. Common Stereotypical Attitudes toward Persons with Disabilities. Professional Definitions of Disability. Summary. Personal Narrative: Abby Kovalsky. 2. DISABILITY CULTURE. Culture. Culture and Oppression. Minorities and Culture. Development of Disability Culture. Advocacy and Cultural Development. Summary. 3. DISABILITY HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES. The Moral Model. The Medical Model. Social Darwinism and Eugenics. The Social/Minority Model and the Independent Living Movement. Disability and the Law. Summary. Personal Narrative: Judy Heumann. 4. LIFE STAGE DEVELOPMENT. Traditional Developmental Theories. Theories of Adaptation to Disabilities. Human Development in the Context of Disability. Summary. Personal Narrative: Bill Hyatt. PART II. DISABILITY GROUPINGS. 5. PERSONS WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES. Defining Mobility Disability. Common Issues. Unique Concerns. Summary. Personal Narrative: Karen Pendleton. 6. DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING PEOPLE. The Use of Terminology. Deaf Culture. Language. Family Relationships. Education. Hearing Families of Deaf Children. Multiculturalism. Hard-of-Hearing Persons. Late Onset Deafness. Summary. Personal Narrative: Martha Sheridan. 7. PERSONS WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES AND BLINDNESS. Definition. Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment. Social Stigma. The Consequences of Stereotyping. What Can Persons Who Are Blind Really Do?. The Issue of Preferential Treatment. Persons Who Are Blind and Deaf. Summary. Personal Narrative: Brenda Premo. 8. PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. General Definitions. IntellectualDisability (Mental Retardation). Down Syndrome. Autism. Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy). The Right to Be Me. Summary. Personal Narrative: Resa Hayes. 9. PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES. Characteristics of Psychiatric Disabilities. The Experience of Family Members. Creating a Sense of Collective Identity. Building a Sense of Community and Acceptance. Summary. Personal Narrative: Donna Orrin. 10. PERSONS WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES. General Definitions. Learning Disabilities. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Traumatic Brain Injury. Psychosocial Consequences of Cognitive Disabilities. The Current Attack. Summary. Personal Narrative: Kevin Shirey. PART III. HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE FRAMEWORK. 11. ASSESSMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE. Pathology and Assessment. Models of Assessment. The Scope of Assessment. Summary. 12. MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Models of Practice in Human Service Provision. The Strengths Approach. Empowerment. Case Management. The Independent Living Model. Summary. 13. GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. Basic Assumptions and Principles. Integrating a Positive Disability Identity. Human Service Practice Roles. Case Examples. SUMMARY. INDEX.

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