Health Reference Series: Disabilities Sourcebook

Editor: Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1384-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 24
Book Status: Pending
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Table of Contents

Basic consumer health information for people with disabilities and their caregivers about impairments caused by birth defects, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities, chronic illness, injury, and trauma, along with facts about assistive technologies, special education and legal, employment, and financial issues.

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Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Part I: Introduction to Disabilities
    • Chapter 1—What Is a Disability?
    • Chapter 2—Statistics on People with Disabilities in the United States
    • Chapter 3—Common Barriers Experienced by People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 4—Women with Disabilities
    • Chapter 5—Aging and Disabilities
    • Chapter 6—Abuse of Children with Disabilities.
    • Part II: Types of Disabilities
    • Chapter 7—Birth Defects.
    • Chapter 8—Cerebral Palsy
    • Chapter 9—Cleft Lip and Palate..
    • Chapter 10—Cystic Fibrosis
    • Chapter 11—Muscular Dystrophy
    • Chapter 12—Spina Bifida.
    • Chapter 13—Arthritis.
    • Chapter 14—Disability Caused by Injury and Trauma..
    • Chapter 15—Sensory Disabilities
    • Chapter 16—Speech Disorders .
    • Chapter 17—Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
    • Chapter 18—Learning Disabilities..
    • Chapter 19—Autism Spectrum Disorders..
    • Chapter 20—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Chapter 21—Psychiatric Disability and Mental Disorders
    • Chapter 22—Degenerative Diseases That Cause Disabilities
    • Part III: Assistive Technology and Treatment Options That Help People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 23—What Is Assistive Technology?
    • Chapter 24—Home Use Medical Devices and Living Space Modifications
    • Chapter 25—Devices for Improving Communication and Hearing
    • Chapter 26—Low Vision Devices and Services
    • Chapter 27—Finding Accessible Transportation….
    • Chapter 28—Service Animals and People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 29—How Therapists Can Assist People with Disabilities
    • Part IV: Staying Healthy with a Disability
    • Chapter 30—Nutrition and Weight Management Issues for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 31—Personal Hygiene for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 32—Bowel and Bladder Problems Associated with Disabilities
    • Chapter 33—Pressure Sores / Ulcers: What They Are and How to Prevent Them
    • Chapter 34—Managing Pain
    • Chapter 35—Coping with Depression and Anxiety
    • Chapter 36—Health Insurance Concerns….
    • Chapter 37—Dealing with Hospitalization
    • Chapter 38—Choosing a Long-Term Care Setting
    • Chapter 39—Family Support Services
    • Part V: Special Education and Support Services for Children with Disabilities
    • Chapter 40—Laws about Educating Children with Disabilities
    • Chapter 41—Evaluating Children for Disability
    • Chapter 42—Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
    • Chapter 43—Scholarships and Financial Aid Available to Students with Disabilities
    • Part VI: Legal, Employment, and Financial Support for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 44—A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
    • Chapter 45—Housing and Safety Issues for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 46—Disabilities and the Workplace
    • Chapter 47—Social Security Disability Benefits
    • Chapter 48—Tax Benefits and Credits for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 49—Preparing for the Future: End-of-Life Planning
    • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
    • Chapter 50—Glossary of Terms Related to Disabilities
    • Chapter 51—Directory of Organizations That Help People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 52—Directory of Organizations for Athletes with Disabilities.
    • Chapter 53—How Can I Get Help Finding and Paying for Assistive Technology?