Health Reference Series: Disabilities Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1642-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Disabilities Sourcebook, Fourth Edition offers people with disabilities and their caregivers basic information about birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma. It discusses assistive technology, home use devices, mobility aids, therapies, and services that foster independence.

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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 to Participation Experienced by People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 4—Myths and Facts about People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 5—Women with Disabilities
    • Chapter 6—Aging and Disabilities
    • Chapter 7—Communicating with and about People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 8—A Guide for Caregivers of People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 9—Abuse and People with Disabilities
    • Section 9.1—Childhood Bullying
    • Section 9.2—Abuse of Children with Intellectual Disabilities
    • Section 9.3—Violence against Women with Disabilities
    • Part II: Types of Disabilities
    • Chapter 10—Overview of Birth Defects
    • Chapter 11—Cerebral Palsy
    • Chapter 12—Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Chapter 13—Cystic Fibrosis
    • Chapter 14—Inherited Disorders of Metabolism
    • Chapter 15—Muscular Dystrophy
    • Chapter 16—Spina Bifida
    • Chapter 17—Sensory Disabilities
    • Section 17.1—Hearing Loss
    • Section 17.2—Hearing Loss in Children
    • Section 17.3—Vision LOSS
    • Section 17.4—Deaf-Blindness
    • Chapter 18—Speech Disorders
    • Section 18.1—Aphasia
    • Section 18.2—Apraxia
    • Chapter 19—Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
    • Section 19.1—Down Syndrome
    • Section 19.2—Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    • Section 19.3—Shaken Baby Syndrome
    • Chapter 20—Learning Disabilities
    • Section 20.1—Learning Disabilities: Overview
    • Section 20.2—Dyscalculia
    • Section 20.3—Dyslexia
    • Section 20.4—Dysgraphia
    • Section 20.5—Dyspraxia
    • Chapter 21—Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 22—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .
    • Chapter 23—Psychiatric Disability and Mental Disorders
    • Chapter 24—Degenerative Diseases That Cause Disability
    • Section 24.1—Alzheimer Disease
    • Section 24.2—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Section 24.3—Arthritis
    • Section 24.4—Multiple Sclerosis
    • Section 24.5—Parkinson Disease
    • Chapter 25—Disability Caused by Injury and Trauma
    • Section 25.1—Amputation and Limb Loss
    • Section 25.2—Back Pain
    • Section 25.3—Spinal Cord Injury: Understanding Paralysis, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia
    • Section 25.4—Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Part III: Technologies and Services That Help People with Disabilities and Their Families
    • Chapter 26—What Is Assistive Technology?
    • Chapter 27—Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology
    • Chapter 28—Mobility Aids
    • Section 28.1—Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices
    • Section 28.2—Tongue-Driven Wheelchairs
    • Chapter 29—Home Use Devices and Modifications
    • Section 29.1—What Are Home Use Medical Devices?
    • Section 29.2—Adapting Your Living Space to Accommodate Your Disability
    • Chapter 30—Devices for Improving Communication and Hearing
    • Section 30.1—Captions for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers
    • Section 30.2—Cochlear Implants
    • Section 30.3—Hearing Aids
    • Section 30.4—Other Hearing Assistive Technology
    • Chapter 31—Therapy and Services to Aid Communication
    • Section 31.1—Child Speech-Language Therapy
    • Section 31.2—Telecommunications Relay Services
    • Chapter 32—Low Vision Devices and Services
    • Section 32.1—Living with Low Vision
    • Section 32.2—Argus Retinal Prosthesis
    • Section 32.3—Implantable Corneal Device to Correct Near Vision
    • Section 32.4—What Is Braille?
    • Section 32.5—Web-Braille
    • Section 32.6—New Technologies for People with Visual Impairment
    • Chapter 33—How Therapists Can Assist People with Disabilities
    • Section 33.1—Occupational Therapists
    • Section 33.2—Physiatrists and Physical Therapists
    • Chapter 34—Art and Recreational Therapy
    • Chapter 35—Service Animals and People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 36—Finding Accessible Transportation
    • Section 36.1—Adapting Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities
    • Section 36.2—Assistance and Accommodation for Air Travel
    • Chapter 37—Family Support Services
    • Section 37.1—Understanding Respite and Hospice Care
    • Section 37.2—Adult Day Care
    • Part IV: Staying Healthy with a Disability
    • Chapter 38—Nutrition and Weight Management Issues for People with Disabilities
    • Section 38.1—Nutrition and Disability
    • Section 38.2—Nutrition for Swallowing Difficulties
    • Section 38.3—Overweight and Obesity among People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 39—Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
    • Section 39.1—Exercise Guidelines
    • Section 39.2—Yoga for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 40—Personal Hygiene for People with Disabilities
    • Section 40.1—Dental Care
    • Section 40.2—How to Bathe Someone with a Disability
    • Chapter 41—Bowel and Bladder Problems Associated with Disability
    • Chapter 42—Pressure Sores: What They Are and How to Prevent Them
    • Chapter 43—Managing Pain
    • Chapter 44—Coping with Anxiety Disorders and Depression
    • Chapter 45—Health Insurance Concerns
    • Section 45.1—Health Insurance for People with Disabilities
    • Section 45.2—Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program
    • Section 45.3—Medicaid and Adults with Disabilities
    • Chapter 46—Is It a Medical Emergency?
    • Chapter 47—Rehabilitation: Options for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 48—Choosing a Long-Term Care Setting
    • Part V: Special Education for Children with Disabilities
    • Chapter 49—Laws about Educating Children with Disabilities
    • Section 49.1—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    • Section 49.2—Every Student Succeeds Act
    • Section 49.3—Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    • Chapter 50—Evaluating Children for Disability
    • Chapter 51—Early Intervention Services
    • Chapter 52—Individualized Education Programs
    • Chapter 53—Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students
    • Chapter 54—Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
    • Chapter 55—Transitioning Students with Disabilities to Higher Education and Adulthood
    • Part VI: Legal, Employment, and Financial Concerns for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 56—A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
    • Chapter 57—Questions and Answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Chapter 58—Housing and Safety Issues for People with Disabilities
    • Section 58.1—Centers for Independent Living for Disabled People
    • Section 58.2—Disability Rights in Housing
    • Section 58.3—Understanding the Fair Housing Amendments Act
    • Section 58.4—Housing Rights for People with Disabilities
    • Section 58.5—Fire Safety for People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers
    • Section 58.6—Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
    • Chapter 59—Employees with Disabilities
    • Section 59.1—Why Work Matters to People with Disabilities
    • Section 59.2—In the Workplace: Reasonable Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
    • Section 59.3—Job Accommodation Situations and Solutions
    • Section 59.4—Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace
    • Chapter 60—Scholarships and Financial Aid Available to Students with Disabilities
    • Section 60.1—Finding and Applying for Scholarships
    • Section 60.2—Scholarships for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
    • Chapter 61—Social Security Disability Benefits
    • Chapter 62—Amputation and Social Security Benefits
    • Chapter 63—Tax Benefits and Credits for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 64—Guardianship for People with Disability
    • Chapter 65—Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning for People with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities
    • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
    • Chapter 66—Glossary of Terms Related to Disabilities
    • Chapter 67—Directory of Organizations That Help People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 68—Directory of Organizations for Athletes with Disabilities
    • Chapter 69—How Can I Get Help Finding and Paying for Assistive Technology?