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Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability


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The Disabled Schoolchild: A Study of Integration in Primary Schools

The Disabled Schoolchild: A Study of Integration in Primary Schools

1st Edition

Anderson Elizabeth M.
May 30, 2017

First published in 1973, this book considers the differences between mainstream schools and special educational needs schools, for children with learning disabilities. It contains a wealth of research data, case history material and reference to existing literature, designed to answer many...

The Child with Spina Bifida

The Child with Spina Bifida

1st Edition

Elizabeth M. Anderson, Bernie Spain
May 30, 2017

First published in 1977, this book focuses on the disability of spina bifida in children. Children with the condition frequently suffer with severe physical handicaps such as lower limb paralysis and incontinence, as well as intellectual impairment. It can be difficult for the families of these...

Childhood Disability and Family Systems

Childhood Disability and Family Systems

1st Edition

Michael Ferrari, Marvin B. Sussman
May 30, 2017

First published in 1987, this book focuses on childhood disability within the family. It examines the very nature of disability itself, as well as many of the fundamental elements of families. The book was written at a time when the meaning level of disability and its effect on family and society...

Integration of Handicapped Children in Society

Integration of Handicapped Children in Society

1st Edition

James Loring, Graham Burn
May 30, 2017

First published in 1975, this book looks at the place of children with handicaps in society, at that time. It argues that in the thirty years previous, a great deal of progress was made in the field of rehabilitation but that the separation between handicapped people and the community was still a...

Independence Training for Visually Handicapped Children

Independence Training for Visually Handicapped Children

1st Edition

Doris Tooze
May 30, 2017

First published in 1981, this book was written to help parents and teachers to participate in child-based mobility programmes, covering the needs of visually-handicapped children from pre-school to adulthood. It gives insight into ways in which these figures can make the world meaningful to young...

Parents and Young Mentally Handicapped Children: A Review of Research Issues

Parents and Young Mentally Handicapped Children: A Review of Research Issues

1st Edition

Helen McConachie
May 30, 2017

First published in 1986, this book reviews research on the role parents play in fostering the early development of children with mental handicaps. Professionals and parents must work together to give such children the chance of living as ordinary lives as possible and here, the author develops a...

Daily Living with a Handicapped Child

Daily Living with a Handicapped Child

1st Edition

Diana M. Millard
May 30, 2017

First published in 1984, this book focuses on the support and reassurance needed by parents of children with handicaps. It provides a practical guide in relation to daily care and is equally as relevant to professionals, therapists, teachers, doctors and psychologists who must advise parents....

Caring for the Mentally Handicapped Child

Caring for the Mentally Handicapped Child

1st Edition

David Wilkin
May 30, 2017

First published in 1979, this book concerns itself primarily with the mothers of mentally handicapped children. It discusses the problems of assistance that they may have experienced from their families, the community, or the available services. Whilst arguing for far more support for mothers when...

The Costs of Caring: Families with Disabled Children

The Costs of Caring: Families with Disabled Children

1st Edition

Sally Baldwin
March 30, 2017

First published in 1985, this book considers the financial consequences of parents and other relatives caring for severely disabled children at home. At the time of publication little reliable information was available on the costs incurred by ‘informal carers’, which this book set to rectify. The...

Normalisation in Practice: Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap

Normalisation in Practice: Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap

1st Edition

Andy Alaszewski, Bie Nio Ong
March 30, 2017

First published in 1990, this book was the first informed study to focus on care within the voluntary sector. Written with the child in mind, it is a sensitive work which explores the administration, strategy, and problems facing carers in children’s homes, at that time. Centring on small,...

A Single Door: Social Work with the Families of Disabled Children

A Single Door: Social Work with the Families of Disabled Children

1st Edition

Caroline Glendinning
March 30, 2017

First published in 1986, this study explores the increased public concern with policies of ‘community care’ and their effects on informal carers, at that time. It looks at the widespread evidence that one particular group of informal carers- parents looking after their severely disabled child- lack...

Disabling Policies?: A Comparative Approach to Education Policy and Disability

Disabling Policies?: A Comparative Approach to Education Policy and Disability

1st Edition

Gillian Fulcher
March 30, 2017

First published in 1989, this book is about integrating or mainstreaming policies, looking specifically at how to improve circumstances for schoolchildren with disabilities or handicaps, and their teachers. The author draws on her experiences, both within and outside the academic institution, to...

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