Development and Disability. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2248077
  • Book
  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Development and Disability is the fully revised edition of the successful text, Development and Handicap, first published in 1987. As in the first edition, Vicky Lewis reviews research on the development of blind children, deaf children, and children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down′s syndrome and autism. In addition, she includes research on children with developmental co–ordination disorder. For each disability, Vicky Lewis provides background information on the nature of the disability, assessment, incidence, and causal factors. She then summarizes what is known about the effect of each disability on the development of motor skills, perception, cognition, communication, emotion and social skills. Finally, the practical and theoretical implications of the experimental findings are examined.

Since the publication of the first edition, a vast amount of new research has been published on how the psychological development of children is affected by disability. Now including over 1100 references, this much–enlarged edition provides a comprehensive and up–to–date account of this research activity.

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1. Children with Disabilities.

2. How Do Blind Children Develop?.

3. How Do Deaf Children Develop?.

4. How Do Children with Motor Disabilities Develop?.

5. How Do Children with Down′s Syndrome Develop?.

6. How Do Children with Autism Develop?.

7. Practical Implications.

8. Theoretical Implications.



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Vicky Lewis has written a must a book that no one involved in the diagnosis, treatment, education or care of children with disabilities can neglect. . . . What is particularly impressive is Lewis s ability not only to present all the essential facts of disability but at the same time to convey what it is like to be disabled. . . .The book is thus scholarly and at the same time human, and will be found invaluable by all who in any way care about children with disabilities.Professor Rudolph Schaffer, University of Strathclyde

The study of children with conditions such as blindness, deafness and autism is immensely important and revealing. Professor Lewis provides an up–to–date overview of such research that is authoritative, wide–ranging, and impressively free of prejudice. She sifts and clarifies the evidence in such a way as to reveal the subtlety (and at times, the ambiguity) of research findings about these and other childhood conditions. Peter Hobson, Tavistock Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University College London

"this volume demonstrates the worth of a gradual accumulation of scientific knowledge on the development of children with disabilities. Vicky Lewis deserves great credit for what must have been a Herculean effort in reading and integrating the ever growing body of research studies." Nick Bozic, Worcestershire EPS, The Psychology of Education Review, Vol.27, No.2

′′(Development and Disability) is very comprehensive. It is factual and detailed and this could lead it to be dry but in fact it reads in an interesting and logical way, and is clear and easy to follow.′′ Katie Alcock, Psychology: Learning and Teaching, 4, 3, March 2005.

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