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.
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.
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.