Disability Across the Developmental Life Span: For the Rehabilitation Counselor

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Springer Publishing Company, Nov 14, 2011 - Psychology - 518 pages
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This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this volume reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences.

The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples.

Key Features:

  • Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience
  • Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages
  • Authored by highly respected expert in disability studies

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES
2
ACQUISITION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DISABILITIES IN STAGES OF THE LIFE SPAN
60
THE EXPERIENCE OF DISABILITY
151
References
458
Index
505
Back Cover
519
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