Disability and the Family Life Cycle

Disability and the Family Life Cycle

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Baker & Taylor
By looking at the issues through a wide-angle developmental lens rather than through the narrower windows of individual disorders, Marshak, Seligman, and Prezant identify the distinguishing challenges faced and posed by disabled persons during each phaseas well as the core challenges common to all phases for everyone involved."--BOOK JACKET.

Perseus Publishing
Filling a niche in family therapy and disability studies, this superb book offers the latest clinical knowledge about the psychological issues and practical problems faced by children with disabilities and their families throughout the lifespan.

The study of disability and its clinical treatment has become exponentially more complex as ever more interventions are developed that increase the life span. Consequently, developmental challenges facing people with disabilities and their families change throughout a lifetime.Unlike other texts, which concentrate only on the childhood years, Disability and the Family Life Cycle covers the entire life span within the family context, emphasizing maturational issues, with each chapter focusing on a different period of life. Disability and the Family Life Cycle is the only book to cover such topics as adult sons and daughters with disabilities, the developmental needs of the disabled elderly, and the needs of spouses and siblings.


Book News
Looks at issues disabled persons and their families face through a developmental lens rather than through the narrower lens of individual disorders, identifying challenges faced and posed by disabled persons during each phase of the life cycle as well as core challenges common to all phases for everyone involved. Diagnoses a core social failure in addition to the core social insult of stigmatization: failure to provide compensatory opportunities for the flexing of developmental muscles in keeping with the disability's constraints. Includes comments from 125 families representing a range of neuro-psychiatric and physiological disabilities. The editor is a professor in the rehabilitation program at Indian University of Pennsylvania. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

"Disability introduces problems, psychological as well as practical, into the family system for the long haul - but the problems take different forms as all family members move through the different phases of the life cycle.

Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; London : Hi Marketing, 1999
ISBN: 9780465016327
0465016324
Characteristics: xiii, 318 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Prezant, Fran
Seligman, Milton

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