Lifespan Perspectives on the Family and Disability / Edition 2

Lifespan Perspectives on the Family and Disability / Edition 2

by Judy O. Berry
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PRO-ED, Incorporated


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Lifespan Perspectives on the Family and Disability / Edition 2

Gain fresh perspective on the daily caregiving, concerns about the future, and unmet service needs experienced by families of students with disabilities. This book examines how families cope, adapt, and grow through the challenges of living with a child with a disability and how family members nurture and support the child's developmental journey to adulthood. This fully revised and updated second edition addresses topics important to understanding families from a historical perspective, supporting them in the present, and preparing them for future challenges. Subsequent chapters present the particular issues faced by individuals with disabilities and their families at each of the life stages as well as ideas on how to provide effective and appropriate support.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416403791
Publisher: PRO-ED, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Review."

1. Disability and the Family through Time.
Three Waves of Social Change.
Early History: Survival of the Fittest.
The Industrial Revolution and Humanitarian Reform.
Into the 21st Century: Family Support and the Information Age.

2. The Family as an Interactive Unit.
The Family as a System Characterized by Change.
Family Relations.

3. Families: Day to Day and Over the Lifespan.
Families and Feelings.
Reoccurrence of Feelings.
Family Functions.
Families Over the Lifespan.

4. Stress, Coping and Family Support.
Understanding Stress.
Stress and Coping: Family Characteristics.
Coping Responses and Family Adaptation.
Resources to Facilitate Coping.
Sources of Family Support.

5. The Family within the Community and Broader Social Environment.
The Ecological System.
Microsystem and Mesosystem Connections.
The Exosystem.
The Macrosystem.

6. Communicating and Collaborating with Families.
Sharing Information.
Roadblocks to Effective Communication and Collaboration.
The Process of Communication and Collaboration.
Becoming an Effective Team Member.
Preventing and Resolving Conflict.

7. Families and the Early Childhood Years.
Birth and Diagnosis.
Early Childhood Education.
The Parent-Professional Partnership.

8. Families and Schools.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Parent Involvement as Mandated in IDEA.
Beyond IDEA: Building Positive Home-School Partnerships.

9.Families and the Transition from School to Adult Life.
Valued Post-School Outcomes for People with Disabilities.
Transition Planning and the Family
Student Centered Transition Planning.
Enhancing Family Involvement During the Transition Years.

10. Families and the Adult Years.
Making Choices: Issues of Competence, Consent, and Guardianship.
Understanding and Exploring Adult Services.
Building a Family Support Network During the Adult Years.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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