Physical Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition
- Author/Editor: Angela L. Williams
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½
- Page Count: 264
- Publication Date: Oct 2019
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1765-4
- List Price: $47.00
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Physical disability is an impairment or long-term loss in a person’s body functions that affect stamina, mobility, or dexterity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 13.7% of adults in the United States live with mobility issues. The CDC also reports that 2 in 5 adults aged 65 years and older have a disability. Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities to recover and live a normal life through training. It provides tools needed to attain independence and self-determination.
Physical Disability and Rehabilitation, First Edition, provides an overview of the types of disability that limit an individual’s physical functioning, mobility, dexterity, and stamina, either as a structural or functional impairment. The characteristics of specific physical disability are outlined and examples of the ways in which physical disability affects individuals—including physical and motor disability, and activity and participation restrictions—are explained, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.
This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
Part 1: Understanding Disabilities defines disability as any condition of the mind or body that poses challenges in everyday life to people with such constraints. It mentions the different types of disability and their impact on society. It also helps in understanding the importance of including people who have limitations and lists out the common barriers to participation experienced by people with disabilities.
Part 2: Physical Disability Types and Treatment explains a brief note about physical disability. This part covers information about the types of disability and their treatment.
Part 3: Living With focuses on health-related conditions of disabilities including healthy living. It gives insight into social security along with benefits for children and people who live with disabilities.
Part 4: Support Services for People with Disabilities gives information about the means by which people with disabilities can become financially independent, including benefits for housing and opportunities for employment. It discusses how assistive technology could help people with disabilities recover from injuries and move on to daily life.
Part 5: Additional Resources lists out the government and private organizations that provide help for people with disabilities.
Standard Features in the Disability Series
- 5 ½ x 8 ½
- 200-300 pages per volume
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
- Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
- Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
- Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
- Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
- Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
- Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
- List Price $45 per volume
- School and Library Price $39 per volume