Disability Series: Physical Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817702
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817708
  • DDC: 362.40973
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released May 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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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 are explained, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Disabilities.
1: What Is a Disability?.
2: Disability and Illness.
3: Disability Types.
4: Impact of Disability on Society.
5: Disability Inclusion.
6: Disability and Health Overview.
Conditions Leading to Physical Disabilities.
7: Physical Disability: an Overview.
8: Cerebral Palsy.
9: Amputations.
10: Brain and Spinal Tumors.
11: Cystic Fibrosis.
12: Multiple Sclerosis.
13: Muscular Dystrophy.
14: Parkinson Disease.
15: Peripheral Neuropathy.
16: Polio.
17: Spina Bifida.
18: Spinal Cord Injury.
19: Spinocerebellar Ataxia.
20: Tourette Syndrome.
21: Traumatic Brain Injury.
22: Upper and Lower Limb Reduction Defects.
Living with Physical Disability.
23: Disability and Health-Related Conditions.
24: Disability and Healthy Living.
25: Physical Disability and Sexuality.
26: Cigarette Smoking among Adults with Disabilities.
27: Frequently Asked Questions.
Rehabilitation and Support Services for People with Disabilities.
28: Physical Disability Rehabilitation.
29: Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology.
30: Disability Compensation.
31: Benefits for Children with Disabilities.
32: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits.
33: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities.
34: Housing Support for People with Disabilities.
35: Transportation for People with Disabilities.
36: Finding Meaningful Employment.
37: Disability and Health Information for Women with Disabilities.
38: Disability and Health Information for People with Disabilities.
39: Disability and Health Information for Family Caregivers.
Additional Resources.
Organizations That Provide Help for People with Disabilities.