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Disability Across the Developmental Life Span: For the Rehabilitation Counselor
Smart, Julie
Springer Publishing Company / Softcover / 2011-11-01 / 0826107346
Disability Studies / Cognitive Rehabilitation
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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 experienceAddresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stagesAuthored by highly respected expert in disability studies

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